A Carefully Planned Festival #5: Details and Line-Up

Lauded by many as being the best festival there is for alternative and DIY music, A Carefully Planned Festival returns on October 17th – 18th for the fifth time.

With 153 artists confirmed for this year’s bill, A Carefully Planned Festival is now one of the largest independent festivals in the United Kingdom.  As it has done for the past few years the festival will be taking over Manchester’s Northern Quarter, occupying nine different venues.

Carefully Planned has also established a solid reputation for putting on the ‘next big thing’.  Past events have seen the likes of Alt-J, Peace, The 1975 (or Drive Like I Do as they were known then) and Everything Everything.

And here’s the good bit.  I’m delighted to be able to offer up two tickets to this year’s event. All you have do to is leave a comment on this post with which band you’d recommend from this year’s line-up.  You have until midnight on Tuesday 13th October and I will announce the winner via Twitter the following day.

Below you will find some bits from the press release and a picture of the line-up in its entirety. Good luck!

This year, ACPF are partnering with DICE to offer tickets with no booking fee at the affordable and inclusive price of £17.50 for a weekend ticket, or just £12.50 per day.

Acts will be performing across nine of Manchester’s best-loved music venues, all located within a few minutes walking distance. Expect to dash from special performances at the mainstays of the Manchester music scene, Soup Kitchen, Mint Lounge and Night & Day, to intimate sets at venues like The Castle Hotel, Cord and Takk, and to unexpected discoveries at new creative spaces, Aatma and Texture.

ACPF’s proud not-for-profit, staunchly self-sufficient outlook allows all focus to be on performers and attendees who have a genuine passion for independent music and everyone can expect enthusiasm and friendliness throughout the weekend. Plus, attendees will have access to:

After-parties until 3am (including DJ sets from Manchester indie-pop giants Dutch Uncles and post-rock’n’roll underground clubnight legends Crack Yr Skull)
Merch ‘bazaar’ and zine stalls at the wristband exchange at Gullivers
Discounts and offers from local businesses and food-outlets around the NQ

This is one weekend no true music fan should miss.

Carefully Planned