When most people think of Manchester, they think of the great music, us included, and the city continues to push this incredible reputation with more and more events, festivals and venues popping up every year. This year, Year’s End Festival, presented by Manchester record label and promoters Scruff of the Neck, launches on Saturday 9 December.
The day-to-night festival takes over Oxford Rd Corridor for one day only, with over 46 artists and bands performing, including big names like October Drift and The View alongside local bands and up-and-coming artists.
The festival will take place across Manchester music institutions, mostly pubs and clubs, including Deaf Institute, Zombie Shack, Thirsty Scholar, Bread Shed and Canvas. The all-day event will be in partnership with Marshall, BBC Introducing, 42nd Street and Signature Brew, so you can be sure to have a great time with immaculate vibes and great drinks on offer.
As Manchester’s music scene goes from strength to strength, Scruff of the Neck are marking their stamp by moulding and representing some of the UK’s finest indie artists. The launch of Year’s End Festival is their effort to bring together music lovers and industry heads for the love of music, and to soak up the sounds of cult classics and future favourite bands and artists.
The genre-spanning line-up encompasses the best talent across indie, rock and nu-punk, including Manchester’s very own The Covasettes, modern rock band Glass Caves, Shambolics, Luna Bay and many more, so there’s sure to be something for everyone.
Mark Lippmann, Scruff of the Neck Founder, said: “Year’s End Festival will see up to 2,000 of us across 7 stages with one aim: to end the year with one big blowout and chance to spend quality time together whilst enjoying our artists before the music industry Christmas break.”
Tickets start at £15 for early birds, and general release is £20. Each ticket grants access to every venue, all day-night, plus a free afterparty wristband. The festival kicks off at 12pm and will run until 11pm; the afterparty runs from 11pm – late with Scruff of the Neck DJs on deck. You can find tickets here.