Persons Unknown festival

Persons Unknown festival

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"Autonomy not Authority,
Solidarity not Charity,
Community not Capitalism"

PUF is an autonomous, community ran, non-profit festival. The aim is to bring the community together for a weekend of educational talks and workshops coupled with 3 nights of amazing music spanning a range of genre's. And who can forget friday night caberet and healing sunday!

The money raised over the weekend goes to help local grass roots organisations and direct action groups, as well as helping to keep great musicians on the road. We do not receive funding from, nor do we support manchester city council or the state.

Everyone involved shares common ideals: to give unused space back to the community to create, connect and perform autonomously and independent from the current system. Also, people treat each other with respect regardless of someone's background, sexual orientation, religion or gender. Oppressive, rascist, sexist and transphobic behavior is not welcome at this festival, nor is violent behavior.

And No certainly means No!

If you notice a situation involving discrimination and/or harassment, act on your own initiative - the responsibility for a respectful cooperation between all of us has to be taken from everybody. Should you feel unable to deal with a situation by yourself, we encourage you to bring it to the attention of a PUF volunteer and they will assist you.

We are in no way associated with the environmental activist group extinction rebellion.


If you would like to be involved or would like any more information feel free to email us. See you by the stack.

Peace and rage

opening times: 

Friday 15th may - 2pm-2am Saturday 16th may - 2pm-4am Sunday 17th may - 4pm-1am


  • bar/cafe
  • book shop/info shop/library
  • children's activity
  • course/workshop
  • discussion/presentation
  • exhibition
  • film
  • food
  • music/concert
  • theater



signal 07925 406 648
south central manchester
Greater Manchester
United Kingdom


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