Manchester Pop Fest
Manchester Popfest is a new festival which will be held over two days on August 15th and 16th at Kraak Gallery and Islington Mill respectively, featuring a mixture of bands, art and film screenings.
Tickets are £13.50 per day, or £22.50 for both days.
The line-up for Saturday so far includes:
Lo-fi bedroom pop from Brighton, referencing R Stevie Moore, Beat Happening and Ariel Pink.
London-based Noise Pop three piece, bringing to mind Sonic Youth/ Dinosaur Jnr etc.
New Glasgow band from members of Plaaydoh/ Smack Wizards with a sound reminiscent of Postcard or early Flying Nun Records.
London scuzz-pop band influenced by Blur, Pavement and the Clean.
London DIY pop from former members of Waterworld/ Sir Yes Sir.
Local lo-fi Shoegaze/ noise pop two-piece influenced by Flying Saucer Attack and Galaxie 500.
London DIY punk band similar to Black Flag/ Minor Threat, their last EP blew us away.