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Heading in to their fifth year of MPF in 2019 and as always they aim to bring you what they think is the best live music currently knocking around on the UK and international punk circuit. They are still as passionate as ever about what they are trying to do and it's great to see how many people enjoy and support the event.
Keep coming and they'll keep putting it on!
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Dead To Me
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King Prawn blend elements of punk, hardcore, metal, ska, dub, reggae, and hip hop into their music, which they dub wildstyle. Since their formation in 1993, they were subject to critical acclaim and were nominated for the Best New British Band category at the Kerrang! Awards in 1998, and then again under the Spirit of Independence category in 2000. Before their split in 2003, King Prawn toured regularly with a diverse range of bands, varying from hardcore to traditional and 2 Tone ska bands. The band confirmed their reformation in 2012, playing festivals and a club tour in 2013 featuring a brass section but without bassist Babar Luck.
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Doom are an English hardcore punk band from Birmingham whose first formed in 1987 and are considered pivotal in the rise of crust punk, a punk rock style that fuses extreme metal with anarcho-punk.
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Not On Tour
A four piece, female lead hardcore punk band who hail from Tel Aviv, Israel. They play fast and furious punk with a bit of melody, reminiscent of bands like TILT.
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'An angrier, wittier Billy Bragg is one way to approximate his style, though that’s far from exact, and he’s a lot more original than that' - Warren Ellis.
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The Human Project
The Human Project are a fast, loud, melodic punk rock band from Leeds, UK, and have been ripping up the UK punk scene since 2010. In a short time they have become known as a stand out act in the UK scene, and a tight, explosive, and impressive live band.
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The Winter Passing
Dublin Indie-rock-pop collective. At the heart of the group is brother and sister pair Rob and Kate Flynn, who have been playing music together since they were 14 and 12, respectively. Growing up together the two shared a love of bands such as The Get Up Kids, The Anniversary, Weezer, The Replacements, and Sonic Youth, the influences of which are heavily present in their songs.
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Ferocious hardcore punk from Bristol / Cardiff.
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What started out as a visceral punk band venting their political angst, Kings Lynn's Faintest Idea have slowly developed their own signature blend of street punk with horns with 2-Tone, ska and reggae influences naturally bleeding through. Their lyrics tackle current global issues such as ecological destruction, the failures of capitalism, the seeming futility of voting and the rising problems with mental health.
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Four-piece punk pop band formed in 1993, and with a fantastic live show.
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Plymouth anarcho indie punkers! As far as short, sharp bursts of concentrated, visceral fun go, you don’t need to look much further than this band. Their raucous blend of Latterman meets Cloud Nothings and Tubelord is riddled with infectious Dananananaykroyd-esque guitar work and gang vocals that are packed full of hooks and earworms.
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Muncie Girls are Lande, Dean and Luke. Born from a love of punk shows and dive bars in 2012, the Exeter trio embody the classic punk rock story in a modern context. Fueled by discontent and anxiety, they eloquently address issues of modern living as a self-aware young adult. The result is an ambitious and poignant rebellion against social norms that touches on everything from politics to interpersonal relationships. A dynamic and emotional exploration of punk and indie rock.
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'Forming in late 2016, following the spiralling storm of political idiocy and rising tensions throughout the United Kingdom, Eat Dirt are angry. The members of Eat Dirt, previously of well established UK acts, put their frustrations with real life together and have created the band's debut 4 track EP, titled 'Eat Dirt – I', a raging and viceral blast of aggressive punk rock. Their anger is unrelenting and they have lots to say. 'I'd given up on music. I wasn't really angry enough. I had nothing to sing about anymore. Then the whole Brexit thing happened. I'm mad at people. I'm mad at the world around me. As a group, we need to vent. Eat Dirt is that release.' Musically, Eat Dirt draw influence from The Bronx, Every Time I Die, Gallows and Comeback Kid, building a fast, unrelenting punk rock sound of their very own. They have no interest in 'making it', they don't care for industry politics and will not pander to anyone - they simply want to play punk rock, have fun and release that pent up aggression.'
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Press Club, Mean Caesar, Joe McMahon, The Infested