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:

June 2022

04/06Bad Religion / TBC @ Academy, Manchester
05/06Ginger Wildheart & The Sinners / James Cassidy @ Night & Day Cafe, Manchester
06/06No Pressure / Sunami @ BOOM, Leeds
10/06Roughneck Riot (acoustic) / Tim Loud, Tim Holehouse @ The Cheshire Cheese, Warrington
10/06Riley! (USA) / Slash Fiction, The Losing Score @ Grafton Arms, Manchester
11/06Best Friends Day / Irn Brunette, Moonflower, Smoking Gives You Big Tits, Don’t Open Love Letters, Minatore @ Aatma, Manchester
11/06Foetal Juice / Gets Worse, Razoreater, Shrykull + more @ BOOM, Leeds
15/06Millie Manders & The Shutup / Smoking Gives You Big Tits @ The Salty Dog, Northwich
17/06Spoilers / Goodbye Blue Monday, Mark Murphy & The Meds, Only Strangers @ Fuel Cafe, Manchester
18/06Chaotic Dischord / Better Reality, Ballpein, Unrest @ The Outpost, Liverpool
18/06Galivantes / Brigadistas, Lazlo Baby @ The Old Abbey Taphouse, Manchester
19/06Fortitude Valley / Good Grief, Town Bike (acoustic) @ Outpost, Liverpool
22/06Fightmilk / TBC @ Fuel Cafe, Manchester
24/06Outbreak Fest / Knocked Loose, Basement, Turnstile, Citizen, loads more @ Bowlers, Manchester
25/06Merry Snatchmas / Snatch Game, In Evil Hour, Animal Byproducts @ Aatma, Manchester
26/06I Feel Fine & Hit Like A Girl (US) / WYRES, Snake Parade @ The Peer Hat, Manchester
26/06Cro-Mags / Billyclub, Gassed Up @ The York, Bolton
27/06Enforced / Pest Control, Going Off @ Star & Garter, Manchester
27/06Lagwagon / Fair Do’s, The Meffs @ Academy 3, Manchester
29/06Snuff / Aerial Salad @ The Key Club, Leeds
30/06Clowns / Bruise Control, Without Love @ The Key Club, Leeds

July 2022

01/07Furrowed Brow / Slack Alives, Death Vignettes @ The Peet Hat, Manchester
01/07Rude Films / Haal, Slap Rash, CCTV @ 33 Oldham Street, Manchester
02/07Swinefest 2022 / Inner Terrestrials, Casual Nausea, Brassick, Incisions, Cress, Civilised Society and heaps more @ The Fulford Arms, York
02/07Evil Hoof Picnic / Harijan, The Crash Mats, Party Boss, Turfboy, Shackleford, Panda Lasagne, Sally Pepper, ‘Till I’m Bones @ Gullivers, Manchester
02/07Crewe’s Dog Day Afternoon / Deja Vega, Popes Of Chillitown, Kicked In The Teeth, Roots To Nowhere, Hazel’s Maze, Horsemeat, Red Spektor, Hollow Souls @ Crewe Market Hall, Crewe
03/07The Get Up Kids / @ Brudenell, Leeds
04/07Can’t Swim / Out Of Love, The Latchkey Kids @ Rebellion, Manchester
04/07The Get Up Kids / @ V5, Bolton
08/07Fortitude Valley / TBC @ Fuel, Withington
08/07Popes Of Chillitown / Riskee & The Ridicule, Redeemon, Last Edition @ Rebellion, Manchester
16/072 Sick Monkeys / Elmo & The Styx + Special Guests @ Outpost, Liverpool
17/07The JB Conspiracy / Call Me Malcolm, Boom Boom Racoon, Shackleford, Nutty Skunk, TIC NO TOC @ FC2, Warrington
20/07The JB Conspiracy / Call Me Malcolm @ The Key Club, Leeds
22/07Levy Punk Weekender / SHITLOADS OF BANDS: Atterkop , Axe Rash (SWE) , Bratakus , Bruise Control , Dad, Down And Outs, The Dub Righters, F.Emasculata, Grotbags, Gurnal Gadafi, Harijan, Incisions , Jason Stirling , The Lab Rats , Lazlo Baby , Litige (FRA), Moonflower, Nana, Negative Measures , Pardon Us, Petty Treason, Raw Power (ITA), Rat Cage, Sallows Shooting Daggers , Spillage , Tim Loud @ Klondyke, Levenshulme
24/07The Dickies / TBC @ Retro Bar, Manchester
28/07Sean McGowan / TBC @ Gullivers, Manchester
29/07Cheerbleederz / TBC @ The Castle Hotel, Manchester
30/07Shout Louder vs Garlic Bread Club / Faintest Idea, Fair Do’s, Lambrini Girls, Shackleford, Smoking Gives You Big Tits, Cool Jerks, The Latchkey Kids, more TBA @ Retro Bar, Manchester
30/07Hung Like Hanratty / Suzi Moon, Revolt-Chix, Spring Park @ The Star & Garter, Manchester

August 2022

02/08Comeback Kid / Spaced, XL Life @ Bread Shed, Manchester
03/08Ithica / Pupil Slicer @ Deaf Institute, Manchester
05/08Okay, Bye / Sooot Sprite, The Red Stains @ Retro Bar, Manchester
13/08Irish HXC Takeover / Bitter Pill, Goon, Lost to Life, plus Going Off @ Aatma, Manchester
13/08Snuff & Authority Zero / Gimp Fist, Wonk Unit, Culture Shock, Brassick, Kicked In The Teeth, Slackrr, Geoffrey Oi! Cott, Dirty Vertebrae, Roots To Nowhere @ The Plaza, Northwich
14/08Authority Zero / Electric Press, Till I’m Bones, Reason To Leave @ Star & Garter, Manchester
16/08Flogging Molly / TBC @ O2 Ritz, Manchester
19/08Fiddlehead / Militaire Gun @ Rebellion , Manchester
19/08Easy Fest / Snatch Game, Bobby Funk, Grotbags, Ill Gotten Gains, Brassick, Pete Bentham & The Dinner Ladies, The Crash Mats, Smoking Gives You Big Tits, Bruise Control, Mammoth Tank, Code Break, Los Fatsos Libres, Terrorpins @ Bank Top Tavern, Oldham
27/08RIFF FEST 22 / Party Cannon, Cavalerie, Scordatura, Foetal Juice + more TBA @ Alma Inn, Bolton

September 2022

03/09Rites Of Hadda / Smoking Gives You Big Tits, Tio Rico @ Blossoms, Stockport
21/09Laura Stevenson / TBC @ Factory, Manchester
23/09Slaughter Beach, Dog / US Highball @ Deaf Institute, Manchester
30/09Roughneck Riot / Pizzatramp, Wadeye, The Sewer Cats. @ Rebellion, Manchester

October 2022

07/10Within Destruction / @ Rebellion, Manchester
07/10The Menzingers / TBC @ Academy, Manchester
13/10PUP / TBC @ The Ritz, Manchester
20/10Gaz Brookfield / Heartwork, Lonely Tourist @ The Castle Hotel, Manchester
29/10Horn & Hoof Halloween Party / Llamundo A Julia, Kicked in The Teeth, 77 Spears + more TBC @ Blossoms, Stockport

November 2022

05/11Manchester & Salford Anarchist Bookfair 2022 / @ People’s History Museum, Manchester
11/11Nice As Pie Race Festival / TBC @ Wharf Chambers, Leeds
11/11Bad Cop Bad Cop / Wonk Unit / TBC @ Bread Shed, Manchester
11/11Nova Twins / TBC @ Academy, Manchester
20/11Martha / Big Fat Big @ Rebellion, Manchester

December 2022

10/12Riskee & The Ridicule / The Red Eyes, Jonny & The Mental Breakdowns @ The Star & Garter, Manchester
17/12Carnifex / Chelsea Grin, Bodysnatcher, Varials, The Convalescence @ Rebellion, 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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