0161 Festival 2017

0161 Festival 2017!

Website / Tickets – http://0161festival.com/

It is an honour and a pleasure to bring you the next, and what will be our fourth edition of 0161 Festival, please read below to find out what we are about and new things to expect in 2017 and the changes we have made!
We are an anti-fascist D.I.Y. benefit festival that’s been running for the last few years to raise money for anti-fascist activists throughout Europe. With a huge variety of music, films, and other activities going on over the weekend, there is something for everyone to enjoy. We aim to show that regardless of the music you like, or where you come from, that we are all united under the anti-fascist banner.

The aim of the festival, since the start has been to bring people from the community and further afield to join together in solidarity against racism and fascism. To all stand together, as one, no matter who you are or where you come from. For a long time, anti-fascist and anti-racist benefit gigs and events have been very much part of a ‘clique’ and not engaging with people from different backgrounds and communities. We started the festival to change that, to have music from all over the world, people from all walks of life.

0161 Festival began to bring people together, to create an anti-fascist festival that wasn’t just the same as it always has been, to have a mix of music and to have people come and travel from the world. We have been honoured to make so many new friends and comrades. And could not have got to this point without so much support from so many different people and groups. Over the past three years, it has been an absolute pleasure to have bands travel from all over the world, first U.K. performances for What We Feel, Moscow Death Brigade, Tommy Gun and more. We cannot thank people enough for everything we have managed to achieve. This is more than a festival, it is a movement. Of course, like any grassroots festival we have had our share of problems to overcome, and we have put procedures in place to make sure we do not make the same mistakes again. There is more people involved now and we are all working together to make sure we move onwards and upwards.

Angelic Upstarts
Los Fastidios (Ita)
The Fiend
Almost Equal (Ger)
Man Fantastic and The Hand Of God
The Johnnie Squizzercrow Experiment

Many, many more TBA

Over 25 acts TBA

St Kent’s Irish Social Club
36 Wilbraham Road,
Manchester M14 7DW

A change of venue for us this year, St Kents has held our events before and been nothing but super supportive. It is a great local community centre and well worth our support and fantastic to be working with them again and for the future. Please respect the venue.

Thursday 22nd June

Antifascist Manchester Tour

City Centre

Tours Start – 11am and 4pm

Weaved within the walk will be stories about the Peterloo Massacre, Spanish Civil War and role of the International Brigade, birth of the vegetarian movement, chartism and women’s fight for the vote and Manchester’s links to Engels and Marx.

£6 – limited to 25 spaces on each tour

The festival venue is located in Fallowfield just south of Manchester City Centre so there is plenty of hotels / B&Bs / hostels to choose from in the city.
Nearby Deals

We have organised some special deals at the following hotels which are a short walk from the venue itself –

Luther King House;
When booking via the phone make sure you mention that Paul gave you this price for the weekend of 0161 Festival.

Thursday 22nd June;
Single – £38.50
Double – £48.50

Saturday 24th June;
Single – £38.50
Double – £48.50

Best Western Willow Bank;
When booking either on the phone or online please mention 0161 Festival and this price was given to you by Clare.

Thursday 22nd June – Sunday 25th June;
Single – £65.00 Per Night
Double – £75.00 Per Night

Rams Lodge;
When booking via the phone, mention you are visiting for 0161 Festival.

Thursday 22nd June;
Double/Twin – £40.00

Friday 23rd June;
Double/Twin – £40.00

Saturday 24th June;
Double/Twin – £60.00

Sunday 25th June;
Double/Twin – £40.00

Fallow Lodge
When booking over the phone, mention you are visiting for 0161 Festival.

Thursday 22nd June – Sunday 25th June;
Double/Twin – £45.00 Per Night

TBC but there is 24 hour buses to the venue from the city centre and nearby, more details to be included soon.


Early Bird – £25.00
Standard – £35.00

See you soon!

In Solidarity

/// 0161 Festival Crew ///