Not A Summer Festival 2015 at The Castle Hotel and Gulliver's in Manchester's Northern Quarter

Not A Summer Festival 2015 at The Castle Hotel and Gullivers in Manchester’s Northern Quarter

We’re all feeling it; January is certainly a month of woe. It’s freezing cold, it’s dark outside and you’ve got sod all cash due to the previous month’s festivities. Worst of all, the months where you spend the evenings moving from one beer garden to the next, bathed in sunlight, seem light years away. You crawl to work in the mornings and you crawl into bed in the evenings, and the thought of summer and getting sloshed at a music festival seems a distant memory.

Thankfully, it’s the last day of January today! You might have also noticed there’s been an influx of festivals in the past decade and there’s seemingly one every week these days. Big time, bad-boy festivals ArcTanGent and 2000 Trees made their 2015 line-up announcements today too! What a time to be alive.

Joining the throng but taking a slant on this is Manchester’s Not A Summer Festival, returning in 2015 for its second year. Rubbing shoulders with the likes of the tremendous A Carefully Planned Festival and this weekends RIFFFEST, Not A Summer Festival launched last year in Manchester’s Northern Quarter and is taking over rad venues Gullivers and The Castle (conveniently opposite each other on the same stretch of road!) for one glorious day in February. Boasting a stacked line-up, theirs is an inner city festival that packs in a lot of good music into just one day! Better than that, both venues have been great for gigs the past few years, and The Castle Hotel is one of the best pubs in the Northern Quarter!

So it must cost loads to get a ticket, right? Wrong. 7 Squid is the asking price, a ludicrous amount for a whole day of music. On the subject of cost, the festival’s Facebook page offers up an explanation: ‘NASF is proof that good music doesn’t have to cost the world. Equality and fair opportunity in music are things that Wet North Productions really stand for, which makes NASF the most important day on their calendar.’

This year’s festival takes place February 7th and will feature the following names over two stages.

Sponsored by Old J Spiced Rum, the stage at Gulliver’s will play host to The Lottery WinnersThe OriellesHey SholayGorgeous BullyBerlin Berlin, Urban Empire and Charlotte Cannon.

Here’s a blast of the surf-pop loveliness of The Orielles to wet your whistle:

The Castle will be a different kettle of fish, with it’s stage seeing the likes of TIGERCUBRADSTEWARTFLESHCleftAntelopesYellow FeverAntidotes, PALE WAVES and Jaww.

Check out the latest from Manchester lads FLESH to see what’s in store come February 7th:

Tickets for the day can be purchased here, or you can try your hand at winning a pair of tickets!
Birthday Cake For Breakfast has two tickets to give away for Not A Summer Festival 2015 and it couldn’t be simpler to enter. Just follow us on Twitter and RT this here Tweet. Easy right?

For further information on Not A Summer Festival, check out their Facebook page here!

Not A Summer Festival 2015

Not A Summer Festival 2015

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