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:

December 2021

02/12Kali Masi / Hell’s Ditch @ The Star & Garter, Manchester
02/12Boycott The Baptist / Careering, Glitchers, Buff @ The Peer Hat, Manchester
03/12Sunliner / Darko, Adore/Repel, Chloe Hawes @ Boom, Leeds
03/12Blue Orchids / Yuka Tree, DeafDeafDeaf @ Night & Day Cafe, Manchester
03/12Bones Shake / Thee Windom Earles, Guts, The Battery Farm @ The Peer Hat, Manchester
04/12CHIHUAHUA / Lump Hammer, Slab @ Fuel, Withington
04/12Skinny Milk / Bruise Control @ Big Hands, Manchester
09/12Snuff / Aerial Salad, The Dauntless Elite @ Rebellion, Manchester
11/12Popes Of Chillitown / Call Me Malcolm, Wadeye, Just Say Nay, Plot 32 @ Bread Shed, Manchester
11/12Threads / Tigers & Flies, My Fat Pony, All Girl’s Arson Club @ Fuel, Withington
14/12Chubby & The Gang @ YES, Manchester
17/12Merry Snatchmas / Snatch Game, Dischord, Smoking Gives You Big Tits @ Aatma, Manchester
17/122 Sick Monkeys / Spillage, Crash Mats, The Hunx, Tio Rico, Clayface, Animal Byproducts @ Bank Top Tavern, Oldham
18/12Sean Howe’s Big Christmas Ska Party / One-off performance of Christmas Ska tunes @ The Exchange, Keighley
20/12Creeper / Static Dress, WARGASM, Holding Absence @ O2 Ritz, Manchester
31/12Anarchistic Undertones NYE Party / Darko, Nosebleed, Follow Your Dreams, Heave, The Lab Rats, one more TBC @ Gullivers, Manchester

January 2022

06/01The Chisel / Piss Kitti, T.S. Warspite, Going Off @ Gullivers, Manchester
08/01Fresh / Fortitude Valley, Grotbags @ Gullivers, Manchester
08/01Diversify Your Scene / A brief introduction to gender and sexuality inclusion for people in local and DIY music scenes @ Online Workshop, Online
22/01Garlic Bread Club vs Shout Louder / Drones, Brassick, Fair Do’s, Other Half, Piss Kitti, Disaster Forecast, Cool Jerks, Smoking Gives You Big Tits @ Retro, Manchester
22/01Llamando A Julia / Das Kapitans, MoreMore @ Blossoms, Stockport
22/01This Time Last Year / Plot 32, Shark Bait @ Boom, Leeds
23/01Disaffect / Brain Anguish, Better Reality, Geval @ Peer Hat, Manchester
27/01Comeback Kid / XL Life @ Rebellion , Manchester
28/01Incisions / Casual Nausea, Burning Flag, Going Off, Fatalist @ The Star & Garter, Manchester
29/01Cydernide / System Of Slaves, Kittie Shitter, Lovenotwar @ Blossoms, Stockport
29/01Ona Snop / Denim & Leather, Gay Panic Defence, Nothing Clean, Pest Control, Bruise Control, Spillage @ The Star & Garter, Manchester
29/01Random Hand / The JB Conspiracy, Roughneck Riot, Mr Shiraz @ Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

February 2022

12/02Tim Holehouse / Naomi Randall @ Blossoms, Stockport
12/02Gaz Brookfield / B-Sydes, Jake Martin @ Gullivers, Manchester
12/02Civilised Society / Contract Killer, This Is Not A Drill, Moonflower @ Peer Hat, Manchester
17/02Dave Hause & The Mermaid / TBC @ Gorilla, Manchester
18/02Ways Away / TBC @ The Star & Garter, Manchester
25/02Fiddlehead / Militaire Gun @ Rebellion, Manchester
26/02Roughneck Riot / Faintest Idea, Crazy Arm, Terrorpins, Bossmags, Bruise Control @ Friar’s Court, Warrington
26/02Constant Fear / Better Reality, Bruise Control @ Blossoms, Stockport

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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