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Manchester Psych Fest Adds More Artists to 2017 Bill

Manchester’s Psych Fest is pretty young considering the music it proffers dates back to the swingin’ sixties. The event was first launched only three years ago, in 2014, and so 2017 will be the fourth celebration of all things psychedelic, in the city.

Previously, the festival has brought top acts to Manchester, including The Lucid DreamToy, and Telegram. The festival has formerly only taken place at one venue, the Night and Day Cafe. However, this year, followers of the freak-scene can enjoy acts across three separate venues; the original Night and Day CafeBand on the Wall, and Soup Kitchen.

The festival offers all sorts of facets of psychedelia, from trippy art, freaky music, and whigged-out visuals, maaaaaan. Manchester’s Northern Quarter is set to come alive with all manner of unusual sounds, colours, and flavours.

This year sees tonnes of influential psychedelic bands to the stage. We suggest checking out the inimitable Evil Blizzard, even if it is just to witness a man in a pig mask screaming into a circuit bent doll’s head (no, we haven’t been at the acid, this genuinely occurs at Blizzard gigs).

Also on the roster are four-piece Japanese noise rockers, Bo Ningen. The band have previously collaborated with other equally noisy experimenters, the likes of which include Can‘s Damo Suzuki and Faust. Originally from Tokyo, the band now live in London, meaning they are perfectly placed to shoot up the M6 to Manchester.

Falmingods, who hail from Bahrain, and psychedelic singer-songwriter Ryley Walker, from the good old U-S-of-A have been added to the line-up.

Manchester Psych Fest takes place on Saturday, September 2nd at Night and Day CafeSoup Kitchen, and Band on the Wall, Northern Quarter, Manchester. For the full line-up, photos, videos and ticket information head over to our Manchester Psych Fest page.

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