Fat Out are beyond excited to announce their long-awaited live return. Taking place across five spaces in Salford this Halloween weekend.

Since it’s launch in 2008, Fat Out have been producing shows in Manchester & Salford, scouting out local and international acts from the underground scene.

They are dedicated to discover new music to produce captivating live shows for both artists and audiences alike.

Fat Out is an independent promotion, based in Salford, founded by Emma Thompson. It has grown from it’s humble punk rock roots, into a force to be reckoned within the Salford/Manchester independent music scene.

Emma Thompson, said: “Fat Out has always been about mixing up loads of different genres.

“I’m interested in artists who experiment in the kind of genre they work in.

“The talent between Salford and Greater Manchester is insane.”

For a sneak peak of what to expect, here’s a clip from their 2014 show:


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In recent years, curatorial collaboration became the core aim for Fat Out and they continue to seek and grow their knowledge of musicians, visual artists, record labels, festivals, and like-minded promoters to work with on producing consistently unique events.

After losing the Islington Mill space in 2017 and the co-curator of Fat Out decided to go down a new venture. Emma decided to take a well-earned break, to come back with a maybe not as big, but better Fat Out Fest than ever before.

This year’s festival was originally meant to be held in 2020 but with the ongoing pandemic, it got put on hold until all restrictions were lifted.

Emma commented: “This one is a slightly more scaled back, local version of what we were planning, with just fewer international acts.

“International bands is something I really want to get back to in 2022 or whenever we can.

“Just so we are still inviting all these artists from across the world to come in and we don’t fall into this horrible post-Brexit land where everything is just UK based.”

Current line up list of the acts/performers for Fat Out Fest 2021

They are currently selling tickets to a certain capacity but if everything gets the go ahead, the festival will sell up to 500 spaces for everyone to be able to come on down and have a good old boogie.

Just in case restrictions get put back in place, they have planned a digital version of the live show so people don’t miss out.

With full refunds also being offered to people who have bought tickets if that was to happen.

When asked about procedures attendee’s would have to make, Emma said: “If we’re in the same position we are now, it would be to take a lateral flow before the event and show us the negative result on the door.

“Which we will be doing the same across all the artists and crew as well.

“We’ll encourage people to wear masks whilst queuing for the toilets and those sorts of things.

“But if they feel like they want to wear one throughout the entire event that’s also fine with us, whatever makes them more comfortable.

“The good thing with regents trading estate, is the warehouses are very high, so there’s good ventilation.”

Weekend tickets are currently on sale and will give you complete access to all the locations within the festival. Including, The White Hotel, The Old Pint Pot and the warehouses used on Regent Trading Estate.

Day tickets will go on sale from the 15th September with the rest of the acts also being announced.

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