This weekend Fat Out Fest, the Salford based, DIY festival, returns to Islington Mill for its second year, with an electrifying line-up set to blast away the other summer festivals.
Weekend tickets cost £25 and give full access to two days of more than thirty ear-bending and diverse bands, a market space filled with stalls of artists and independent record labels, local artwork, face-painting, fancy dress, delicious grub and, ultimately, a teeth-shattering two-day party in the enchanting setting of the old mill building in Salford.
We mix rowdy revelry with strong DIY ethics and eco-responsibility, drawing international acts, embracing local performers by providing opportunities for artists and independent record labels and setting an example of eco awareness which ultimately makes for a unique, personal and unpretentious festival that puts Manchester’s DIY scene firmly on the map.
Highlights for the Saturday include Jarboe, the American vocal extraordinaire, multi-instrumentalist and formerly an integral member of Swans, Norwegian pulverisers Arabrot, the hotly tipped Queer’d Science and newly reformed Manchester D-beat legends Hammers.
Jarboe with Baleyyg // Arabrot // Talons // Poino // WODE // Queer'd Science // Hammers // Klaus Kinski // Go Lebanon // Super Luxury // Heroin Diet // Khuda // A.P. Macarte // Pine Barrens // Like Rome // Esoteric Youth // BITCHES
Sunday offers an exclusive solo performance from the Queen of Siam Lydia Lunch, autumnal-folk hero Alexander Tucker, ex-This Heat/Camberwell Now innovator Charles Hayward and the inaugural live performance from occultist electronic group Young Hunting.
Lydia Lunch // Charles Hayward // Alexander Tucker // Grumbling Fur // Mugstar // a.P.A.t.T. // Black Octagon // Kogumaza // Young Hunting // Our Man In THe Bronze Age // Fever Fever // Atrocity Exhibit // Tombed Visions // Anta // Sheets Of Easter
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