VENUES

These are the venues used for MPF2018.For those who've attended MPF previously, you'll notice we are no longer using Sound Control as a venue. This is for reasons beyond our control but we'd like to thank them for their part in our event so far. The 2 stages we had there will now be at The Bread Shed (formally Zoo) and Rebellion on every day of the festival.

The running order for all stages is subject to change. Please check the running times posted at each stage on the day for the actual slot times. Although, we will try to stick to the published times and tell people though Twitter and Facebook of any changes. 

Each stage has a set capacity. Once this is reached we will not be able to let anyone else in. This is particularly important for the Thursday gigs. Please make sure you arrive early to the stage to ensure you get access. 

GORILLA

Gorilla is located just round the corner of New Wakefield Street and is going to be open all day on Friday & Saturday. Entrance to Gorilla will be round the side under the railway arch. 

Registration will be round the front of Gorilla every day

Capacity: 550

54-56 Whitworth St. W
Manchester
M1 5WW
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Age Restriction: 14+
Wheelchair Accessible 

REBELLION

Rebellion is our newest venue and will be open all three days of the festival. It's got great staging, sound and staff. 

Capacity: 400

2B Whitworth St W
Manchester
M1 5WZ
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Age Restriction: 14+
Wheelchair Accessible

THE BREAD SHED

Formally known as Zoo and used for afterparties in previous years, MPF2018 will see the renamed The Bread Shed used as a main venue all weekend. Just 10 mins walk from Gorilla.

Capacity: 450

126 Grosvenor St,
Manchester
M1 7HL
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Age Restriction: 14+ (18+ afterparties)
Wheelchair Accessible 

ZOMBIE SHACK

Across the road from Underdog and Font and above the Thirsty Scholar, this venue is intimate and always a party.

Capacity: 140

50 New Wakefield St,
Manchester
M1 5NP
 
Age Restriction: 18+

UNDERDOG

Located next door to Font, Underdog is a basement venue beneath Black Dog Ballroom and will host the acoustic stage on Friday and Saturday!

Capacity: 250

11-13 New Wakefield Street
Manchester
M1 5NP
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Age Restriction: 18+

FONT

Our festival hub! Although there's no bands at Font there are MPF cocktails, great food, punk rock cinema, zines, records and much more!

Capacity: 300

7-9 New Wakefield Street
Manchester
M1 5NP
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Age Restriction: 18+
Wheelchair Accessible

THE THIRSTY SCHOLAR

Home of the Manchester Pint Festival, a great local boozer which sells vegan food. Might even have a few laughs in this venue for 2018...

Capacity: 150

50 New Wakefield Street
Manchester
M1 5NP
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Age Restriction: 18+
Wheelchair Accessible 

VENUE ACCESSIBILITY

Manchester Punk Festival is organised across several city centre venues. We are aware that two of our venues do not provide full accessibility, especially for those people who may struggle to use stairs. Unfortunately, the viable venues available to us in the centre of Manchester limit our options. For MPF2018 we will be using newer venues with increased accessibility to make MPF more comfortable and welcoming for all. Although we continue to reassess and consider how to make the festival more accessible to all people in the future, we recognise that having access to just some of the performances would be restrictive and disappointing.

Because of this, we would like to offer a discounted ticket to people who will experience some restrictions due to accessibility issues. To enquire about a discounted ticket, or if you have any questions about access at any of the venues, please message the facebook page or email info@tnsrecords.co.uk

WALKING TIMES

This is the first year we'll be using Rebellion and Zoo in place of Sound Control. Both of these venues are a little more spread out than previous years, so here's some helpful information to plan your days.

Gorilla, Font, Underdog and Zombie Shack are all around the same street and take seconds to walk from one to the other.

Walking from Gorilla to Rebellion, or Gorilla to Zoo will take around 10 minutes. Walking from Zoo to Rebellion and vice versa will take around 20 minutes.