Thursday, 24 April 2014

Competition: 0161 Festival @ Moston Miners Centre

0161 Festival makes its debut at the Miners Community Arts and Music Centre in Moston on the next bank holiday weekend, running from Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th May.

The festival aims to raise money for antifascism and antiracism groups through staging an array of live music, DJs and film across the three days. Genres covered range from high tempo pulse-racers such as punk, hardcore, jungle and drum and bass, to the more laid back musical leanings, such as reggae and acoustic.

Headlining the mostly punk-fuelled main stage are Stage Bottles (Friday), The Oppressed (Saturday) and What We Feel (Sunday). Currently touring Canada, the Frankfurt band Stage Bottles have been stirring up a frenzy on the road with their saxophone-led riffs. The Oppressed have been splitting and reforming since they first formed in the early 1980s in Cardiff as outspokenly antifascist punks, but vocalist Roddy Moreno remains ever-present as the driving force behind the band. Finally, the Muscovite hardcore punks What We Feel add their own politically motivated music to round off the weekend.

Beyond the main stage, there are two further venue rooms each day. One features acoustic acts, including local artists such as Bo Weavil and Crywank, while the other features artists tuned into rap and drum and bass, bringing MCs and DJs together. Hackney rapper Klashnekoff takes centre stage on the Saturday with Manchester-based Danny Diatribe further down the bill, plus many more across the full weekend.

We’ve teamed up with the festival organisers, the antifascist label Infiltrate The System Records, to offer a lucky winner a pair of tickets to the whole event. All you have to do to enter the competition is like and share the image via this link (making sure it’s set to ‘public’ so we can see that you’ve entered).

We’ll notify the winner on Wednesday 30 April. Good luck!

Weekend tickets cost £31.50 and money goes to supporting the bands that are spreading the antifascist message. For more information follow this link.

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