Weekend Standard Ticket
14th/15th/16th/17 June | St.Kentigerns Irish Social Club, Manchester
0161 Festival is an anti-fascist benefit festival run in Manchester, United Kingdom. It was set up to raise money for anti-fascist and anti-racist activities both throughout the U.K. and abroad. Recent history has shown us where hate can lead: from violent disturbances in Greece and many other countries suffering economic difficulties, to physical abuse on the streets in Barking and Dagenham in 2012 and still occurring now in 2017. It is more important than ever to stand united together against the hate and vitriol that is sweeping across Europe. With a huge variety of music, films, and other activities going on over the weekend, there is something for everyone to enjoy. We aim to show that regardless of the music you like, or where you come from, that we are all united under the anti-fascist banner.
It’s really important to us that we continue having the festival and we are growing every year, and bringing in more and more people. We are community based and link up as much as we can with local youth throughout the year. The aim of the festival, since the start has been to bring people from the community and further afield to join together in solidarity against racism and fascism. To all stand together, as one, no matter who you are or where you come from. For a long time, anti-fascist and anti-racist benefit gigs and events have been very much part of a ‘clique’ and not engaging with people from different backgrounds and communities. We started the festival to change that, to have music from all over the world, people from all walks of life.
The principal of the festival since the beginning has always been to donate any of the money that is made after paying for bands and running costs to groups fighting against racism in their communities across Europe. We are a strictly not for profit organisation whose main aim is to help and support those in need.
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