DENZEL CURRY, DEATH GRIPS, CONVERGE + CO-HEADLINER TO BE ANNOUNCED
OTHERS INCLUDE EARL SWEATSHIRT, CODE ORANGE, SHOW ME THE BODY + MORE
23RD/ 24TH/ 25TH JUNE 2023
THE FESTIVAL MOVES TO DEPOT MAYFIELD, MANCHESTER
OUTBREAK FEST announces one of the most respected and technically dextrous MCs in rap today,Denzel Curryas the first of four headliners. He strives to be impossible to pin down musically, whether it’s collaborating with the most popular artists in hip hop to those in other realms, he blurs the borders between genres and is one of the most exciting headlinersOUTBREAK FESThas ever had.
Another headliner announced is the incredible Californian experimental group Death Grips, whose mix of electronica, industrial and punk rock fused with rap and hip hop mark them as one of the most interesting groups in the world right now.
One of the most loved and respected hardcore bands of all time, Massachusetts band Converge will co-headline one night and bring their unmissable live show and quite frankly ridiculous back catalogue or material to OUTBREAK FESTin 2023.
Also announced include Pittsburgh hardcore punk band Code Orange, who have (since forming in 2008) gone on to receive worldwide acclaim, award nominations (including two Grammys), built a very loyal, rabid fan base, and released some of the most progressive and important heavy records of the last 20 years. Show Me The Body just released a new album to critical acclaim andare back for the second year in a row after causing such a stir last year, it was clear they had to return. Earl Sweatshirt, also part of the alternative hip hop collective Odd Future, will make his Outbreak debut.
Lineup announced today: Denzel Curry . Death Grips . Converge . Candy . Code Orange . Earl Sweatshirt . Fleshwater . Gel . High Vis . Jesus Piece . Koyo . Lil Ugly Mane . Loathe . Mike . One Step Closer . Scowl . Show Me The Body . Soul Glo*. Speed . Spy. Trapped Under Ice . Turnover . Wiki . Zulu (*pre-show only) with more to be announced.
Alongside the incredible artists across the weekend will be a Skate Jam, art and photography exhibition, Independent market, street food and more.
The fest will take place on 23rd, 24th and 25th June 2023 at the new home of Depot Mayfield, Manchester.
What started in 2011 at the Bromhall Centre in Sheffield for a few hundred people, before moving to Canal Mills in Leeds, has now grown into one of the most important independent festivals on the UK calendar for the hardcore and punk scene, holding host to fans from not just the UK but Brazil, China, Australia and more. They have held host for the likes of Turnstile, Cro-Mags, Code Orange, Gorilla Biscuits, Title Fight, Incendiary, Basement, Trapped Under Ice and many more but it is the community spirit around Outbreak Festival which makes it something special. Every person that attends year on year has been responsible for building this festival into what it is today, just as much as the bands and those who put it on.
“Our aim was always to put something together to really show the diversity within the hardcore punk community. This is a festival for everyone, a place where people can feel welcomed, allowed to express themselves however they want, meet like minded people and above all have fun. This was our goal from the start and 10 years on we are still living by this.” – The organisers
The 2022 event saw it sell out almost immediately and had the most incredible sets from headliners Turnstile, Knocked Loose, Deafheaven + Touché Amoré plus loads more, live podcasts, an Art & photography exhibition, Record stalls, vegan food vendors, and skateboarding.