Manchester Punk Rock Gig Guide

Never miss a punk rock gig in the North West again. Below is a run-down of the best DIY punk rock gigs in Manchester and the North West, including shows as far afield as Liverpool and Leeds. We curate the list to include sub-genres of all kinds, including punk-adjacent shows that we think might whet your musical appetites.

We can also deliver the latest Manchester gigs straight to your inbox. Select ‘Manchester Gig Guide’ in the list of interests, and we’ll keep you posted about all the great punk rock gigs happening each month:

October 2022

02/10Hot Water Music / Samian, Be Well @ Stylus, Leeds
05/10The Toasters / The Platitudes @ Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
07/10Within Destruction / Space In Variation, Bound in Fear, Earth Caller @ Rebellion, Manchester
07/10The Menzingers / Joyce Manor @ Academy, Manchester
07/10Tim Loud (last solo show in the North West) / Ray Waters @ Chesire Cheese, Warrington
08/10The Latchkey Kids Album Launch / Making Friends, Shackleford @ Fuel, Manchester
08/10Tio Rico / Smoking Gives You Big Tits, Meth Club 7 @ The York, Bolton
09/10The Byker Grove Fan Club / The Pleasure Dome, Supera Moza, Deh-Yey @ The Peer Hat, Manchester
11/10Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls / TBC @ Academy, Manchester
13/10PUP / Joyce Manor @ The Ritz, Manchester
14/10Sam Russo / Ducking Punches @ The Talleyrand, Levenshulme
14/10[spunge] / TBC @ Retro Bar, Manchester
14+15thWrong Side Fest / King Nine, Never Ending Game, High Vis, The Chisel, Last Wishes, Knuckledust, Big Cheese, absolutely loads more hardcore. @ Rebellion, Manchester
16/10Alexisonfire / Boston Manor, Higher Power @ Academy, Manchester
18/10Coheed & Cambria / Thrice @ Academy, Manchester
20/10Gaz Brookfield / Heartwork, Lonely Tourist @ The Castle Hotel, Manchester
21/10Joe McCorriston / Anyone’s Ghost, Max Macmillan @ The Peer Hat, Manchester
22/10W.O.R.M. / Pat Butcher, On A Hiding To Nothing, All Out Attack, The Crash Mats @ The Bank Top Tavern, Oldham
22/10Gassed Up (Final Show) / Bitterwood, Azazel, Starved @ Rebellion, Manchester
29/10Horn & Hoof Halloween Party / Llamundo A Julia, Kicked in The Teeth, 77 Spears, The Crash Mats @ Blossoms, Stockport
29/10Snatch Game / Follow Your Dreams, Burning Flag, Spillage @ The Peer Hat, Manchester
30/10Terror / TBC @ Rebellion, Manchester

November 2022

04/11Press Club / TBC @ Deaf Institute, Manchester
05/11Manchester & Salford Anarchist Bookfair 2022 @ People’s History Museum, Manchester
11-12thNice As Pie Race Festival / Riskee & The Ridicule, Bobby Funk, Dakka Skanks, Fair Do’s, Incisions, Pink Suits, heaps more. @ Wharf Chambers, Leeds
11/11Nova Twins / TBC @ Academy, Manchester
11/11Negative Measures / Going Off, Codebreak, Bovver Bailey @ Outpost, Liverpool
12/11Ink Bomb / No Breakfast Goodbye, Reason To Leave @ The Blossoms, Stockport
13/11The Wonder Years / TBC @ Academy, Manchester
16/11Katie Malco / Chloe Hawes (full band) @ 33 Oldham Street, Manchester
18/11Aerial Salad / Tripsun, Electric Press @ Gullivers, Manchester
19/11Fundraiser Gig / Fatalist, Bruise Control, Spillage, Follow Your Dreams, Zero Again, Death Bloom @ Klondyke, Levenshulme
19/11Millie Manders & The Shutup / The Strays, Air Drawn Dagger @ Star & Garter, Manchester
20/11Martha / Big Fat Big @ Rebellion, Manchester
22/11Rise Against / TBC @ Academy, Manchester
22/11Last Hounds / Hell Can Wait @ Retro Bar, Manchester
23/11Forever Unclean / Alldeepends @ Fuel, Withington
25/11Tokky Horror @ THe Peer Hat
26/11Negative Measures / Circle None, Migraines, Curbdawgz, Ritual Error, Bleach Brain, Bobby Stickah @ Retro Bar, Manchester
27/11Upraised / Untold Suffering, Going Off, No Relief, Ordeal (matinee show) @ Aatma, Manchester

December 2022

10/12Riskee & The Ridicule / The Red Eyes, Jonny & The Mental Breakdowns @ The Star & Garter, Manchester
16/12Animal Byproducts 5th Anniversary Gig / Boom Boom Racoon, The Sewer Cats, Lynskey, Clayface @ The Eagle Inn, Manchester
17/12Carnifex / Chelsea Grin, Bodysnatcher, Varials, The Convalescence @ Rebellion, Manchester
17/12Merry Snatchmas / Snatch Game, Dead Retinas, Plot 32, Dischord, Pete Bentham & The Dinner Ladies @ Aatma, Manchester


18/01Dropkick Murphys / @ Victoria Warehouse, Manchester
21/01Garlic Bread Club / TBC @ Retro Bar, Manchester
27/01Black Flag / Total Chaos @ The Ritz, Manchester
11/02Roughneck Riot / One Eyed God @ The Boulevard, Wigan
28/03Wormrot / Charred Atlas @ The White Hotel, Manchester

Want us to include your gig? Send us an email with the flyer/poster, details of the gig and a link to the tickets. Must be within an hour of Manchester and DIY punk rock adjacent. We can’t (and don’t want to) cover everything, but we’ll do our best.

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