"An all-day event that triumphs in invention, discovery and a hearty dose of community spirit"The Quietus
AND so here we were, 2013; nearly a whole decade of spending our May Day Bank Holiday partying to the best new sounds from around the globe along the banks of the River Irwell. Things ran late, some things broke and didn’t run at all, but all the while the sun shone, the faces smiled and everything went wonderfully wild.
2013 was our biggest turn out to date with the event selling it’s full capacity out by early evening. There were exceptional performances all over the venues from the likes of Deptford Goth, Stealing Sheep, Daedelus, Gramme and Queer’d Science, while Faktion brought an all day party with real bounce to the beer garden of the Old Pint Pot with DJ Q, Swing Ting taking it really high.
There were more and more impromtu appearances up and down the street from Marching Bands to Steel Drum ensembles, not to even mention the intergalactic interventions taking place in Volkov Commanders ‘Transformation Tent’ and the most unwholesome afterparty ever with Manchester Scenewipe’s Chat Roulette Disco taking over the Islington Mill Gallery Space.
We wish we had more videos or film to back this up and our memories are very blurry but there were seriously startled Chatrouletters and partygoers in equal measure. A match made in heaven and hell.
"For just shy of a decade Salford has been providing Manchester with its best music festival"Manchester Wire
(in no particular order)
Hey! Manchester, Buried Bones, Red Deer Club, Comfortable on a Tightrope, Baptists & Bootleggers, Trash-O-Rama, Fat Out til You Pass Out, Bad Uncle, Manchester Scenewipe, Slip Discs, Mind on Fire, This City is Ours, The Volkov Commanders, Faktion, Wet Play, Underachievers Please Try Harder, Now Wave.
(in no particular order)
Rozi Plain, Adrian Crowley, treetop Flyers, Emily Barker & The Red Clay Halo, Boats, Bird, Denis Jones, Daedelus, Bing Satellites, A Belied Guaniko, Cheetham/Birchall Duo, Chalaque, Hiss Golden Messenger, William Tyler, Astral Social Club, The Swamps, Waiters, Occult Hand, Sacred Paws, Edible Arrangements, La La Vasquez, Sea Pinks, Volunteers Park, Stroke Cat, Ill, Gnod, Die Hexen, Laser Dream Eyes, Queer’d Science, Divorce, Champion Lover & Borland, Irma Vep & Douga, The Cosmic Dead & Karl Astbury, Keith Floyd, McLean/Nichols/Quimby, Peter J Taylor Orchestra, Raikes Parade, Run Dust, Druss & Branca, Mike O’Neill, Dwellings, Neil Van Gnod, Paddy Steer, Travelling Band, Pregnant, Rioghnach Connolly, Jarboe, Modern Blonde, Oxbow, D/R/U/G/S, Lavoy, Aaron Parker, Ian Vine, GOVES, Chaines, Tom Rose, Ka/Van, Szare, Rain Dog, Frameworks, Deft, Fingathing, Cogi, OneFiveEight DJS, PYC Sessions, Ghosting Season DJS, Real, BlackSmif, Jason Boardman, Horse Beach, Rhodius, RufDug, Gramme, James Holroyd, Jah Bricks, DJ Al, Samrai & Platt (Swing Ting), DJ Q, Walter Ego, Robert Gordon, Fun Adults, Ofei, G R E A T W A V E S, Bipolar Sunshine, Deptford Goth, Still Corners, Stealing Sheep, Swimming Lessons, Haiku Salut, Songs for Walter, September Girls, Letters to Fiesta, Post War Glamour Girls, Parenthetical Girls, Christopher Anderson, Tombed Visions & Horrid.
"a much more communal, boundary-free experience than a standard-issue gig"Line of Best Fit