Festival Season has officially started and Manchester was the home for a mass punk invasion. The festival strives on its DIY values, a multi-promotional event set in the city centre across seven different venues over three days. While this was our first year attending Manchester Punk Festival, it was the third annual occasion of the event, boasting up 80 bands, this event is one that is significantly bigger than the previous years in terms of quantity and quality of the lineup. Each year the festival creates more hype so I took the opportunity to see what all the fuss was about.

This was a fantastic weekend, showcasing brilliant organisation from the UK punk scene and showcasing some of the brightest emerging talent in punk on a global scale. Considering I was just one person covering the entire weekend, seeing all 80 bands was an impossible goal. Yet 27 bands over the weekend isn’t bad going and it gave me a great first impression of what to expect from Manchester Punk Festival. I couldn’t have asked for a more entertaining weekend, which was full of great music and family vibes. From what I can tell the weekend was ran rather smoothly.

Read the full review at Rockfreaks.net here

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