Essex punks The Filaments have been confirmed as headliners for the very first Manchester Punk Festival. It will be their first Manchester gig in a decade.

They a line-up that already includes Leagues Apart, Muncie Girls, Hindsights, Boston Manor, Roughneck Riot, Great Cynics, Throwing Stuff, and Crazy Arm amongst others.

As previously announced, the Manchester Punk Festival will be spread over 5 venues on Friday 17th and Saturday 18th April. Friday will see two evening gigs; one at Sound Control and the other at Ducie Bridge. On Saturday Sound Control will host two stages with an acoustic stage across the road at the Thirsty Scholar. Two aftershow parties will also take place on Saturday; one at Joshua Brooks and the other at Retro Bar.

Tickets are £15 and can be purchased here.

Manchester Punk Festival is hosted by TNS Records, Moving North and Anarchistic Undertones.

The final set of bands will be announced this Sunday with 15 bands set to be confirmed.

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