Returning on Saturday 3 September for a ninth instalment as the UK’s biggest psychedelic arts festival, Manchester Psych Fest brings its best ever lineup, dreamy DJ sets and an expansive range of street food to cap a Summer of Love across several world-famous music spaces.

Seemingly occupying half the city’s most beloved music venues for one day, Manchester Psych Fest is set to reshape Gorilla, YES, The Ritz, Albert Hall, The Deaf Institute and RNCM into six mind-bending musical portals, with a unique array of glistening prisms (pints) and curiously stacked fractal towers (burgers) fueling the celestial journey.

Headlined by hazy lo-fi specialist Kurt Vile alongside the trademark vibrance of Mercury Prize-nominated psych-folk Scousers The Coral, the eclecticism of the festival lineup is a trip in itself. While London sextet Melt Yourself Down bring together jazz, funk and afrobeat in an up-tempo blitz of “Nubian inspired party-punk music”, critical darlings Black Midi clatter along the astral plane with their usual percussive mayhem and songs from their brand new album, Hellfire, Primal Scream’s ‘bass slinger’ Simone Butler provides a DJ set and dozens of other acts deliver everything from techno to prog-rock.

Check out the full line-up here, with food, drink and artwork set to be announced and final release tickets available via the link below.

Sat 3 Sep, 2pm, RNCM | The Ritz | Albert Hall | Gorilla | Deaf Institute | YES,
Manchester City Centre
, £55
Wolf McFarlane
Published on:
Wed 13 Jul 2022