Shout Louder Fest in Manchester Announced!

We are seriously excited to announce the first ever Shout Louder Fest, created in association with Lockjaw Records.

Shout Louder Fest will take place at Gullivers in Manchester on February 2nd, promising a mix of melodic punk, ska, skate-punk and hardcore. Grab your ticket now!

We’re calling it a ‘fest’ but, if we’re honest, Shout Louder’s head honcho Sarah W is turning 30 and wants you all to come and party with her. To celebrate, she’s hand-picked a line up of all her favourite bands for this massive all-dayer in Manchester, including Faintest Idea, Fair Do’s, The Human Project, PMX, Aerial Salad, The Burnt Tapes, Goodbye Blue Monday, Nosebleed and Follow Your Dreams.

Let us know if you can join us on our Facebook Event.

Here’s a taste of all the awesome bands you can enjoy:

Faintest Idea

Long-term TNS favourites Faintest Idea bring the rudeboy street/ska-punk party all the way from the East of Anglia. Shouty smash-the-state vocals, irresistible brass, Alan Partridge accents. What more do you want?

FFO: Random Hand, Rancid, The Specials, dancing till you drop

Fair Do’s

Masters of shred, breakdowns and political ‘choruses’, locals underdogs Fair Do’s bring seriously uptempo, technical skate-punk with a metal edge. Now that they’ve finally released their album ‘Leopards’ you can learn all the lyrics and sing along too.

FFO: Death By Stereo, Propagandhi, Protest The Hero, telling Tree to fuck off


Leeds’ garage punk-n-roll whirlwind return to Manchester for guaranteed good times. If you don’t know what to expect from a Nosebleed set (where have you been?) then just know it’s impossible not to dance.

FFO: The Hives, The Franceens, looking sharp, dancing on tables


Scottish legends PMX are the crème de la crème of skate-punk. They excel in intricate, guitar-led melodic punk, playing memorable songs that are both technical and loaded with mass appeal.

FFO:  Propagandhi, Atlas Losing Grip, Mute, knicker-droppingly hot Scottish accents

Aerial Salad

Turbulent local Manc lads started out humble but they’ve had a taste of the big time following the success of their album ‘Roach’. They’re bristling with raw energy, youthful angst and anthemic choruses.

FFO: early Green Day, Jawbreaker, terrible between-song banter

The Human Project

A tech-punk tornado. Leeds’ The Human Project excel is intricate melodic hardcore with a political bent, lifted by soaring harmonies and Jonny’s signature vocals. We’re proud to have them back in Manchester following the international success of their album Clarion Call.

FFO: Propagandhi, Darko, Fair Do’s, widdly widdly nonsense

The Burnt Tapes

Irresistibly hooky regret-punk from London via Athens, The Burnt Tapes have the power to break your heart and mend it all over again in the space of a three minute punk song. You’ll love them if you hate yourself a little bit.

FFO: Iron Chic, Polar Bear Club, The Menzingers, broken teeth

Goodbye Blue Monday

Scottish misery-punks Goodbye Blue Monday play infectiously catchy melodic punk, carried by heartbreakingly honest lyrics about mental health, misery and medication. Come celebrate how miserable we all are.

FFO: Off With Their Heads, Iron Chic, Frightened Rabbit, having a time

Follow Your Dreams

Exciting new noises from 66.6% of Rising Strike with local legend Kaz Hinsley on vocals. Complicated, dissonant, breakneck hardcore punk, who are so new that we had to write this FFO without even hearing them (apparently we nailed it).

FFO: Petrol Girls, Folly, Dance Gavin Dance, Egos At The Door, cats

Grab your tickets from here:

Let us know if you can join us on our Facebook event! We’ll see you down the front!

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