The crowd enjoying Nosebleed playing Gorilla at MPF2022.


We’ve made it to MPF2023 🙌!

It’s great to get to the point of hosting our 7th event. We weren’t ever sure how long this festival would last when we started but it’s a great feeling to still be here. Thank you for all of your continued support and interest over the last 12 months and since we started in 2015. Seeing the crowds supporting the bands is why we put so much time and effort in to it. It’s now time to enjoy yourselves, hang out with some cool people and watch the very best live music around. The wait is over, let’s go!!

Here is all the MPF2023 information for you:


Wristbands are available from The Union each day from 12pm. Your ticket is the QR code in your confirmation email. Please bring this with you and we always advise bringing some sort of ID with you just in case of any issue even if we don’t foresee any.

Don’t stress at us, don’t panic if you have a problem, we will help with any issue but that may require some patience and understanding. There will be a queue, you may have to wait in line, just please bear with us.


If you purchased a ticket from someone via Twickets they should have forwarded the QR code to you that we mentioned above. We would also advise bringing any correspondence between yourself, the seller and/or the resale site just as a back up.


We have an app you can download again this year. It can contains the full schedules along with plenty of other features. It can be accessed by downloading the app WOOV on your smartphone and adding our event. Share some photos on it, arrange some meet ups, get busy and make the most of your weekend.

Download HERE.


You can also stay up to date with timings via the Clashfinder website. Search for us on there and you’ll see the full listings. We would advise staying up to date with this or the app each day in case of any last minute band changes.

Check out the Clashfinder HERE.


As always we provide a free programme for all attendees. You can grab this on your way in at The Union. We will also keep some at the official merch table.

View the programme HERE.


Merch sales are a huge help to us and the bands so grab something if you can afford to. Official MPF merch will be located at The Union. Band merch will be situated around the venues that they are playing so keep an eye out.


Each year we team up with our friends at Signature Brew to provide a nice festival beer. This year sees the return of QUEEN BEE, our most popular one so far. Give that and other Signature Brew beers a try at each venue, you won’t be disappointed!


The home of one side of our after parties all weekend, we are also hosting the warm up gig there on Thursday night. 5 amazing bands to kick off your weekend.

Grab your ticket HERE.


Venues will get full. We cannot guarantee your admission to see every band due to the limited capacity at each venue.  To minimise the risk of missing a set, please ensure you get to the stage early to avoid disappointment.


We want MPF to have a positive impact on the world outside of punk, particular within our own city. With so many people gathering in one place we feel that MPF is a great opportunity to support people who are less fortunate than ourselves. Thank you so much to everyone that bought a charity ticket. We’ve raised £1,035 for the Booth Centre so far!

The Booth Centre is an organisation trying to bring about positive change in the lives of people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, and help them plan for and realise a better future. If you want to donate or read more about them, you can do HERE


Teatime Collective are returning to provide the vegan scran for everybody over the weekend. They will be based at The Union everyday. Be sure to try something and help support a great local business.


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.

Find out more HERE.


Please respect the venues and each other.

That’s it from us, see you around this weekend ❤️

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