The Shout Louder Sober Social returns to Manchester Punk Festival in 2023! Anyone attending the festival can join us at Sandbar on Saturday 8th April between 12-1pm.

Our aim is to provide a welcome space for anyone who’s sober, sober-curious, or anyone who feels like they’ve gone a bit hard on the first night. Drop in for a coffee or a pizza and meet some new friends. 

Shout Louder is hosting this relaxed get-together to provide a welcome space for anyone who might not want to spend the weekend wasted. Festivals can feel intimidating if you’re trying to cut down on the booze, but we don’t want it to be that way.

The Sober Social is a fun and relaxed opportunity to meet some new friends and chat with like-minded sober or sober-curious folks. It’s open to anyone: you can come along if you’re a drinker, you’re hardcore straight-edge, or you just prefer Pepsi.

We’ll be at Sandbar from 12-1pm on Saturday April 8th. Sarah from Shout Louder is hosting a live podcast in Sandbar from 1pm-2pm so be sure to stick around for that!

The Sober Social was a huge success in 2022. A huge crew of us grabbed ourselves a coffee, a lemonade or an alcohol-free pint (Sandbar’s got Lucky Saint on tap!), chilled out in the sun and got to meet some like-minded folks. Sandbar does ace stonebaked pizza, so you can fuel up for the day.

Feel to drop in and come and go as you please. We hope to see you there!
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