Welcome to Moving North.
We put on D.I.Y punk rock shows in Manchester. You can pay on the door at all our shows unless we say SOLD OUT online.

Follow us at @movingnorthuk and facebook and get in touch if you're in a local band.

Upcoming Shows:

Thu 25 / Fri 26 / Sat 27 - MANCHF3STER
www.manchfester.com for line-up and tickets

Sat 18th October @ Wahlbar, Fallowfield


Wed 10th December @ Sound Control (Basement), Manchester


Monday, 1 September 2014


Finally able to bring everyone the set times for MANCHF3STER DAY THREE! Hopefuly everything is going to run on time, I can't stress enough how everyone should turn up early.

Don Blake 12:45 - 1:15
Boxkite 1:30 - 1:50
Guerilla Monsoon 2:05 - 2:35
Doctrines 2:50 - 3:20
Throwing Stuff 3:35 - 4:00
Milk Teeth 4:15 - 4:45

Have a break, have a beer, have a burger.

Woahnows 5:30 - 6:00
Bangers 6:15 - 6:45
Sam Russo 7:00 - 7:30
Apologies, I Have None 7:45 - 8:20
Gnarwolves 8:35 - 9:10
Masked Intruder 9:30 - 10:10

Doors are from 12:30pm, please get there as early as you can to watch the bands from the start. They’re all great and all deserve your eyes and ears.

Monday, 25 August 2014

INTERVIEW: Gnarwolves

Fresh off their Reading and Leeds Festival performances opening up the Main Stage this weekend, we've got some questions and answers from our favourite pals in Gnarwolves.They'll be in Manchester a couple of times before the end of the year and their self-titled debut album (it's fucking great) will be out on 15th September.

Gnarwolves are next in Manchester on Saturday 27th September at Dry Bar Live on Day Three of MANCHF3STER. However, this day is SOLD OUT so if you haven't got a ticket, sorry.

Read below and you'll find out when your next chance is...

If you could put any band in front of you at Reading/Leeds for any reason, who would it be?
It would be fun to watch NOFX again after their set at Punk Rock Holiday was a crack up the other day

Self titled debut album is coming out soon, on first listen it's heavier hitting that previous releases. Was this a deliberate direction to head in?
We have definitely progressed and got better at playing so it just happened that way really. 

How long did it take to record the whole thing, you do anything differently to the last release? 
It took us about 12 days i think. We did it slightly different because we had more time, but we still used Lewis Johns from The Ranch because he’s a sick dude and really good at what he does. We definitely focused on groove a lot more and getting real nice tones on the guitar. I think there's less harmonies on the vocals too and loads more songs than usual.

What label is the album coming out on? You've worked with a lot of labels so far, I think that's rad. You feel it's important to spread yourself across a number of well-run indie labels rather than just one? 
Yeah i reckon, its just when your mate says they’ll put out a record for you its like , yeah sweet. thats why we got Big Scary Monsters, Tangled Talk and newly Pure Noise as well, coz they’re the best.

How does the songwriting process happen, are all songs all three of you? do you only sing the verses you write?
We all contribute to every song we write and they come about in lots of different ways. Quite often I (Thom) will come up with a scratchy version of a song which I bring to everyone, but just as often that song completely mutates once everyone has added there ideas and parts. We’re quite free with lyrics, sometimes Charlie sings my lyrics and sometimes his own, it’s all collaborative.

Has anyone you don't know got any Gnarwolves tattoos and are they awesome?
Yeah every now and again at a show someone will get one out and yeah they are awesome as fuck haha

You're playing manchF3STer at the end of September, can you shed any light on when you'll next be back after that?
Yeah thats gona be a sick one! We’re doing a headline tour in November so see you then (announcement 1st Sept)

You working very fucking hard, but also find time to have some side projects. What have you got going on with them at the moment?
Thom still has a full time job and Charlie and Marco does a band called ILL which are sick so check em out, I usually just go to the skatepark

What was your favourite track on any Tony Hawk's soundtrack?
Sick question! first one that popped into my head was Bodyjar -  Not The Same so I’m gona go with that!

Sunday, 10 August 2014




Day One: Thursday 25th September featuring Modern Baseball / Spraynard / Losing Sleep
Upgraded from The Star & Garter to Sound Control (Basement) 1 New Wakefield St, Manchester M1 5NP. Tickets are running low but still available from here: http://bit.ly/1q1slm1

Day Two: Friday 26th September featuring Nirvana / Green Day / Minor Threat / Descendents
This is now taking place at Retro Bar 78 Sackville St, Manchester M1 3NJ. This gig is all PAY ON THE DOOR, it's £4 and will have a Refuse To Lose! vs. Turn It Out afterparty in the same venue. 

Day Three: Saturday 27th September featuring Masked Intruder / Gnarwolves / Apologies, I Have None and loads more... 
This is happening at DRY BAR LIVE 28-30 Oldham St, Manchester. First band on at 12:30pm, plenty of bands and there's food/drink available upstairs all day. Please come early to make this easier for everyone and catch some of the bands opening up and they're incredible. This day is SOLD OUT and there will be an afterparty too.

So in summary:
DAY ONE - Sound Control
DAY TWO - Retro Bar
DAY THREE - Dry Bar Live

Hit me up @movingnorthuk on Twitter with any questions or email kieranazk@gmailDOTcom

Saturday, 12 July 2014

MN#54...Break-Ups / Dinner Time / Hora Douse / Plough Lines

Good morning, well it was until we head the news that the last original Ramone, Tommy, had passed away. RIP.

That being said, The Ramones are probably one of the only reasons you're reading this in one way or another, and gigs are what we're about so here's a nice summer one for you...

We're bringing BREAK-UPS back to Manchester for the first time in aaages and a nice bunch of Northern bands to complete the line-up in the form of Dinner Time (Doctrines, Well Wisher), Hora Douse and Plough Lines.

You can stream It's Complicated by Break-Ups right here:

Sunday, 22 June 2014


Happy Sunday y'all.

Just giving everyone an update on MANCHF3STER so far...

We've upgraded the venue from The Star & Garter to the basement of Sound Control. Tickets are still moving pretty quickly and it looks like it'll be a sell out too! 

There is no need for advance tickets for this show, it's only £4 on the door. First band will be on around 7:30pm and it'll be busy so make sure you turn up on time!

The final day of manchf3ster is SOLD OUT. Absolutely every ticket has gone and it all went so quickly, so well done if you got one and if you missed out, keep an eye on the FB Event as people often have spares nearer the time. Also be running a guestlist competition in the future. 

That's all folks, any questions just get at me on twitter @movingnorthuk

Thursday, 12 June 2014



Cheer to everyone who's been buying tickets for Day One and Day Three, you sold out Day One stupidly fast. SO, we've decided to upgrade the venue so no-one has to miss out!

Modern Baseball, Spraynard and Losing Sleep will now be playing at Sound Control (basement), New Wakefield Street, Manchester. It's a great venue, good for stagedives, sounds great and £2 cocktails next door at Font Bar!

All original tickets are valid.

For all MANCHF3STER info go to: www.manchfester.com

Sunday, 8 June 2014


Happy Sunday everyone.

As promised and hyped, here's the line-up for Day Three of MANCHF3STER. Day Three is going to be held at Dry Bar, Oldham St, Manchester. The bands will be playing in the basement, there is no barrier. Upstairs is a bar that will be serving food and booze all day long.

And without further adieu...