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Manchester Psych Fest 2024: Our Picks


Manchester Psych Fest lineup 2024
Manchester Psych Fest 2024 has done it again👏

This September will once again see Manchester City Centre transform into a whirlwind of excitement and energy for Manchester Psych Fest. The third wave of tickets have just been released, so we thought it was a good time to go through our top picks for the day festival.

Get ready to immerse yourself in a psychedelic wonderland as Manchester City Centre comes alive with Manchester Psych Fest on Saturday, August 31st, 2024. Anticipation is at an all-time high, and we're here to guide you.


This year's lineup is nothing short of spectacular, featuring a diverse array of artists who are set to push the boundaries of musical exploration.


 

Our Picks:


Get ready to groove to the mesmerising tunes of Goat Girl at Manchester Psych Fest 2024. With their infectious blend of indie rock and post-punk, this London-based quartet is sure to captivate audiences with tracks like "The Crack" and "Sad Cowboy". Their raw energy and compelling lyrics make them a must-see act at the festival.




 

Want to be transported to the deserts of Niger with the hypnotic sounds of Mdou Moctar? A master of Tuareg guitar music, Mdou Moctar's electrifying performances, featuring songs like "Afrique Victime" and "Tala Tannam", are guaranteed to leave you spellbound, showcasing the rich musical traditions of the Saharan region.




 

Step into the world of Baxter Dury, where wry wit meets infectious beats. With his distinctive vocals and irresistible melodies, Baxter Dury has carved out a unique niche in the music scene. Tracks like "Miami" and "Claire" showcase his talent for storytelling and his knack for crafting catchy hooks that will have you dancing all night long.




 

Prepare for The Horrors. Known for their dark, brooding soundscapes and electrifying live performances, this British band is sure to leave a lasting impression at Manchester Psych Fest. With tracks like "Still Life" and "Sea Within a Sea", The Horrors will take you on a journey through the depths of the psychedelic abyss.




 

Pigs x7 are no strangers to blowing audiences away, as we experienced firsthand at Arctangent festival. With their ferocious blend of noise rock and post-punk, this Nottingham-based band delivers a visceral live experience that demands to be seen. Tracks like "Reducer" and "A66" showcase their relentless energy and uncompromising attitude, making them a highlight of any festival lineup.




 

Be enchanted by the dreamy sounds of White Flowers. With their ethereal melodies and shimmering guitars, this duo creates a captivating atmosphere that's perfect for getting lost in. Tracks like "Portra" and "Night Drive" evoke a sense of nostalgia and longing, drawing listeners into their haunting world of sound.




 

Ready for some feel-good vibes with Willie J Healey? With his laid-back charm and infectious melodies, Willie J Healey is sure to put a smile on your face and a sway in your step. Tracks like "True Stereo" and "Songs for Joanna" showcase his talent for crafting catchy hooks and heartfelt lyrics that will have you singing along in no time.




 

Enter the world of Mui Zyu, where experimental pop meets avant-garde sensibilities. With her unique blend of electronic beats and haunting vocals, Mui Zyu creates an immersive sonic landscape that's unlike anything you've ever heard before. Tracks like "The Mould" and "Forget" showcase her talent for pushing the boundaries of genre and sound.




 

The voice of Holly Macve lingers in our minds. With her haunting melodies and evocative lyrics, Holly Macve creates a ethereal atmosphere that's impossible to resist. Tracks like "Golden Eagle" and "Time Is Forever" showcase her talent for storytelling and her ability to transport listeners to another world.



Alongside the incredible lineup, attendees can indulge in a smorgasbord of delights, from food and drinks to thought-provoking talks, visual displays, art installations, and sets from other talented DJs; there is something for everyone.


So, mark your calendars 31st August, and get ready to jump on the magic bus through the psychedelic abyss. Manchester Psych Fest 2024 promises to be an unforgettable experience, where music, art, and culture collide in the heart of the city. Don't miss out on the adventure of a lifetime.


As always, see you at the front!



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