Outbreak Festival 2022 – festival preview

In celebration of its 10-year anniversary, hardcore and punk festival Outbreak is back with a bang. In what can be considered the biggest lineup yet, this year’s weekend is set to be chaotic, with hardcore and punk heavyweights dominating the stage over the course of 24th-26th of June.

Located in Manchester’s own Bowler’s Exhibition Center, the team behind the festival is working hard to provide the best mixture of heavy music, skateboarding events, art exhibitions, and food markets.

Throughout the three days planned, hardcore legends Knocked Loose, Turnstile, and post-metal duo Deafheaven are headlining each day, with multiple upcoming stars and already established names in the scene performing beforehand you cannot miss, including Static Dress, Basement, Year Of The Knife, Mannequin Pussy, Chubby And The Gang, Injury Reserve, and Witch Fever.

Friday: Friday’s headliner Knocked Loose is bound to provide the audience with a hard-hitting set following the release of their latest EP, A Tear In The Fabric of Life. Other names to watch out for on this day include hardcore stars in the making Static Dress who have been making waves in the scene these past few months and metalcore upcomers Year Of The Knife.

Saturday: Turnstile will be dominating the BEC stage on Saturday, alongside rock band Basement and punk-influenced Mannequin Pussy and Chubby And The Gang, who are fresh off of their support tour with The Chats.

Sunday: Deafheaven closes the extraordinary weekend alongside experimental hip hop group Injury Reserve, metal heavyweights Loathe, and Manchester’s own Witch Fever. It will be a day worth attending.

Tickets are priced at £104.50 for the weekend ticket, and £53.90 respectively for each separate day, making the weekend tickets a deal worth picking up purely for the excitement of the bands appearing throughout.

Alongside the music acts, the audience can expect multiple skateboarding events, food stores, and experimental art galleries. Outbreak will be a festival to remember.

Outbreak Festival 2022 – festival preview

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