Fair Play, the Northern Quarter’s Independent One-Day Music Festival returns for 2022

By NQ Administrator | Last updated February 3rd '22

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FAIR PLAY Festival will make its debut at various locations across Northern Quarter this April.

FAIR PLAY festival has announced its full line-up of acts that will take to the stage this April at some very familiar venues across the city centre.

The festival prides itself on being a fair playing field, an equal opportunity for all and a communal, collaborative event, featuring a diverse lineup that’s fair and accessible (inclusive of genre, gender, sexuality, race and beyond).

It welcomes musicians that are dubbed as ‘alternative’ in all of its multiple forms and houses them under one roof, and 2022 aims to be a bigger and more exaggerated version of what was planned for both 2021 and 2020.

This time, the festival will take over Manchester’s Northern Quarter on Saturday 2nd April and into the early hours of Sunday. With more stages and spaces, as well as a collaboration with London-based record label, untitled (recs) and a wider line-up with more musicians who the organisers wanted to give that platform to.

It now feels like 2020 and 2021 were a bit of a trial run, ahead of a more confident rebirth.

The festival’s full line-up is as follows, with more still yet to be announced:

Algernon Cornelius, Another Country $$$$, BABii, Big Joanie, Blue Bendy, BOSS, Bull, Callum Easter, The Cool Greenhouse, comfort, CURRENTMOODGIRL, deathcrash, DITZ, Famous, Global Charming, halfs, Horsey, Humint, Jessica Winter, Meatraffle, Nukuluk, Otis Mensah, Priceless Bodies, Regressive Left, Robbie & Mona, Rosie Alena, Sofa King, Slow Knife, TAAHLIAH, Tibyan Mahawah Sanoh, Tony Njoku and YAANG.

FAIR PLAY Festival 2022

Date: Saturday 2nd April
Venue: SOUP, Gullivers, The Castle Hotel, AATMA and The Peer Hat
Cost: £16

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