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:

August 2022

02/08Moscow Death Brigade / Asfixia Social (Brazil), Old Radio @ QU A RR Y, Liverpool
02/08Comeback Kid / Spaced, XL Life @ Bread Shed, Manchester
02/08Random Hand / Abraskadabra, Sunliner @ The 1 in 12 Club, Bradford
03/08Ithica / Pupil Slicer @ Deaf Institute, Manchester
03/08Haest / Dead Retinas, Belly First, Velvet Fist @ Wharf Chambers, Leeds
03/08Los Revolucionarios / Rattizage, Spillage, Moonflower @ TBA, Liverpool
03/08Direct Hit! / TBC @ Redrum, Stafford
04/08Los Revolucionarios / Rattizage, Spillage, Moonflower, Fatalist @ Aatma, Manchester
04/08Brutalligators / Slash Fiction, Animal Byproducts @ Wharf Chambers, Leeds
05/08Sounds of Swami / Slow Science, Mr Shiraz, Jake McAllister @ Wharf Chambers, Leeds
06/08Love Day 2022 / Death Goals, The Byker Grove Fan Club, Last Hounds, Lure In, Vicarage, Dxwnsides, To Touch The Face of God, Knives, Victim Unfit, Going Off, Expressionless and more @ Rebellion, Manchester
07/08Church Road Records Birthday Party / Celestial Sanctuary, Inhuman Nature, Outlander, Wallowing, Candescent AD @ SOUP, Manchester
07/08Los Fastitious / Addictive Philosophy @ Blossoms, Stockport
10/08Cultdreams / TBC @ Retro Bar, Manchester
12/08Snuff / Bruise Control, Daves @ The Parish, Huddersfield
13/08Irish HXC Takeover / Bitter Pill, Goon, Going Off, Lost to Life, Asidhara, Moralslip, Trading Hands, Electric Press @ 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
16/08Flogging Molly / TBC @ O2 Ritz, Manchester
19/08Fiddlehead / Militaire Gun, Generation @ 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
19/08The Gaslight Anthem / TBC @ Apollo, Manchester
20/08Burning Flag / System of Slaves, Emissaries of Syn, Thee Odds @ Blossoms, Stockport
23/08Fresh / Slash Fiction, The Strangerz @ Gullivers, Manchester
23/08War On Women / Burning Flag, Deux Furieuses @ The Salty Dog, Northwich
27/08Burner / Candescent A.D., Going Off, Fatalist @ Aatma, Manchester
27/08RIFF FEST 22 / Party Cannon, Cavalerie, Scordatura, Foetal Juice + more TBA @ Alma Inn, Bolton
28/08Crapfest 2022 / Wonk Unit, Pizzatramp, Pete Bentham & The Dinner Ladies, Piss Kitti, heaps more! @ Multiple venues, Liverpool
29/08Cocaine Piss / Moonflower, Piss Kitti @ The Peer Hat, Manchester

September 2022

03/09Rites Of Hadda / Smoking Gives You Big Tits, Tio Rico @ Blossoms, Stockport
06/09Nervus & Waco / The Deadnotes @ Gullivers, Manchester
09/09Dave Hause & The Mermaid / TBC @ Gorilla, Manchester
10/09DOOMFEST / The Stupids, Incisions, Knife Club, Standing In For Joe – SIFJ and Kicked In The Teeth @ Miner’s Club, Moston
13/09Glitterer / Care Charmer @ Gullivers, Manchester
13/09Cancer Bats / TBC @ Rebellion, Manchester
21/09Laura Stevenson / TBC @ Factory, Manchester
21/09MatraK AttakK / TBC @ Peer Hat, Manchester
23/09Slaughter Beach, Dog / US Highball @ Deaf Institute, Manchester
28/09The Slackers / TBC @ The Parish, Huddersfield
30/09Roughneck Riot / Pizzatramp, Wadeye, The Sewer Cats. @ Rebellion, Manchester

October 2022

02/10Hot Water Music / Samian, Be Well @ Stylus, Leeds
05/10The Toasters / The Platitudes @ Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
07/10Within Destruction / @ Rebellion, Manchester
07/10The Menzingers / TBC @ Academy, Manchester
11/10Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls / TBC @ Academy, Manchester
13/10PUP / TBC @ The Ritz, Manchester
14/10[spunge] / TBC @ Retro Bar, Manchester
16/10Alexisonfire / TBC @ Academy, Manchester
18/10Coheed & Cambria / Touche Amore, Thrice @ Academy, 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, The Crash Mats @ 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
19/11Millie Manders & The Shutup / The Strays, Air Drawn Dagger @ Star & Garter, Manchester
20/11Martha / Big Fat Big @ Rebellion, 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
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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