Manchester’s Punk Festival is taking place this week and it features eighty bands from all around the world playing across all three days
The festival kicks off with two shows on Thursday night alongside registrations and then unleashing the full line-up across Friday and Saturday.
The Festival is a volunteer run, multi-day and venue DIY punk rock festival held in Manchester City Centre, made possible by TNSrecords, Anarchistic Undertones and Moving North.
Among the bands playing, Philadelphia’s Paint it Black who will be performing at their first UK show in seven years.Featuring members of other legendary bands such as Kid Dynamite, None More Black, Ceremony & Lifetime, Paint It Black are one of the most important and influential hardcore bands around. This will only be one of two shows Paint It Black play in the country.
Other bands featured include New York’s The Toasters, a stalwart in the ska-punk scene for as long as most of us have been alive, while all the way from Aalborg, Denmark, melodic hardcore band Mighty Midgets will be making their way over to the UK for the first time, where they will be playing tracks from their latest record ‘Raising Ruins for the Future’.
There is also PizzaTramp from Cardiff, for those unaware, Pizzatramp play fast and short songs, bloody brilliantly while hailing from York/Leeds, Larrakia, born from the now defunct The Fear and look ready to pick up where they left off. With a real understanding of how to approach music, gigs and being in a band in general, they have fascinating stories behind every song and even their name that still no one knows how to pronounce.
The festival runs from the 20th-22nd April at various venues.
For details of the full line up and tickets https://manchesterpunkfestival.co.uk/