A Carefully Planned Festival – Manchester’s DIY cultural diamond announces 2016 lineup


Joanna Gruesome

With a whole host of delights announced for the Northern Quarter extravaganza, Getintothis’ Craig MacDonald takes a look at whats on offer.

Manchester’s Northern Quarter will become a musical Mecca this month, as A Carefully Planned Festival takes over the area for its sixth gathering.

Strewn across an array of venues from October 15-16 within the bustling streets of the bohemian district, the two day event is a celebration of alternative music and DIY culture.

Growing from strength, to strength, it has now become one of the cornerstones in the independent and underground musical communities, with this years bash welcoming Welsh noise pop from Joanna Gruesome, indie rock vets Johnny Foreigner and Scottish folk rockers Admiral Fallow as well as many more.

Want to know what else Manchester has to offer? Find out all the goings on here. 

The two day bash takes in all corners of the musical spectrum, with sounds from doom metal, pop and ambient all represented across Soup Kitchen, Mint LoungeNight & Day, Aatma, Gullivers, The Castle Hotel, The Crown & Kettle, Texture, and 57 Thomas Street, in a rich melting point of diversity.

The likes of Her’s, Peaness, Lake Komo, The Orielles, Field Studies and Queen Zee and The Sasstones will join well over a hundred acts all set to play the bash.

With weekend wristbands costing £20 and day tickets £14, A Carefully Planned Festival is simply a must see event for anyone with a passion for the UK’s thriving underground scene. Be there!