Manchester Punk Festival is a large multi-venue festival taking place in April each year. Remaining fervently DIY, it is staffed by a dedicated volunteers who come back every year. As part of that group, Sarah endeavoured to find out what makes MPF's volunteer team so special.
Enjoy this in-depth interview with Manchester hardcore genre-smashers Follow Your Dreams, originally to be included in the Manchester Punk Festival program.
We talk to doomy-hardcore DIY kings Haest about their tongue-in-cheek approach, originally designed for print in the Manchester Punk Fest program.
Rick Delaney taste tests Lockjaw Records' Coffee midway through Manchester Punk Festival. The result is this hilarious, hungover story, that'll resonate even if you don't have the slightest interest in coffee.
Shout Louder and Cold Front Photography have teamed up to create a one-off print zine celebrating Manchester Punk Festival.
A review of MPF from Sarah, who volunteers at the event. Friends, frantic dashes between venues and some top-class hardcore, including Not On Tour, Adrenalized, Svalbard, Consumed, Fair Do's and Snuff.
Mark overcame anxiety to pop his MPF cherry, celebrating with Kermes, Charmpit, Big Joanie, Incisions, Fastfade, Burnt Tapes and more.
We spoke to Martha ahead of Manchester Punk Festival, discussing their new album and the influence DIY punk's had on them.