Manchester Psych Festival at YES

Manchester Psych Festival
3rd September 2022

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Promotional image of Kurt Vile on sofa who will be appearing at Manchester Psych Fest
Kurt Vile

Manchester Psych Fest is an all-day celebration of psychedelic music and art, taking place on the Oxford Road Corridor this September, following their tirumphant post-lockdown return in 2021. Taking over several stages at YES, Gorilla, The Dancehouse, Deaf Institute, RNCM, The Ritz and more, the ninth instalment of the festival will be headlined by Kurt Vile and The Violators.

Manchester Psych Fest is bigger than it’s ever been, organised by Now Wave, the Manchester-based promoters behind YES, 6,00 people are expected to attend this year’s edition.

Last year’s event showed that the quality of the line-up extends well beyond the headliners with then-breakout acts like Billy Nomates, Dry Cleaning and Julia Bardo joining the likes of Sterolab, Stealing Sheep and Whyte Horses.

Over 50 acts will play across the multiple stages with DJs, street food and exhibitions rounding out what might again be one of Manchester’s biggest music events of the year.

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