False Advertising Announce Manchester Based DIY-all-dayer: Falsetival 2018 

Bringers of instrument-swapping fun and chaos False Advertising present the full line up for their inaugural DIY-all-dayer, Falsetival, which takes places at Soup Kitchen in Manchester on 7th April 2018.

Commenting on the idea behind the event, False Advertising’s Jen Hingley said: “Inspired by the daytime festivals that we’ve visited and played over the last year (like the SXSW day parties, Wrong Festival, The Great Escape and SWN), we decided to put together our own DIY all day gig, which has somehow – potentially by name alone – become known as a festival. We asked a bunch of the bands that we’re excited about at the moment to play and then spent ages deliberating over how we should complete the line-up having had about 20 bands ask us whether they could join too.”

Alongside the festival False Adverting are thrilled to announce details of Belligerent, a new Japanese-exclusive album collating previously released tracks from the last two years of the band’s output, due for release 11th April in Japan via 2670records. A limited number of CDs are available in the UK through bandcamp and at upcoming shows, featuring re-mastered tracks from both their I Would Be So Much Happier If I Just Stopped Caring and Brainless EPs.

The festival comes at the start of a number of False Advertising UK tour date and they’ve just announced the full line up. Falsetival will include fresh, fuzzy and manic punk perfectionists Forever Cult, feel good indie champions in Peaness, raucous grunge masters DARMA, who we hear will be delivering some new material, along with the resolute and appealing riffs of Dead Naked Hippies. The all dayer line up does not end there: providing some much needed surf grunge is Calva Louise and the special electronica, house and hip hop blend of indie from JOHN.


False Advertising are currently working on a new album at Paul Epworth’s Church Studios in London, with new material to be revealed soon. Festival appearances elsewhere this summer include Kendal Calling (main stage), The Alternative Escape, Pwer Festival, Hanwell Hootie with more yet to be announced.


False Advertising present Falsetival 2018

April 07 – FALSETIVAL, Soup Kitchen, Manchester
featuring: Forever Cult, Peaness, Calva Louise, DARMA, Dead Naked Hippies and JOHN

Ticket on sale now via Ticketweb / Tickets on also for sale on the door.

False Advertising UK 2018 Live Dates:

April 20 – Sebright Arms, London
April 2 – Distortion, Green Door Store, Brighton
May 05 – Llamageddon, Bristol
May 06 – Pwer Festival, Cardiff
May 12 – Hanwell Hootie, London
July 28 – Kendal Calling, Kendal


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