Deadbolt Festival


Looking for a brilliant weekend event to end September with a bang, check out the pop/punk Deadbolt Festival that’s hitting Manchester in all it’s fury on the 30th September 2017.  Over the course of two days more than sixty bands will play 6 different venues including Gorilla, Factory, The Bread Shed ( formerly know as Pub/Zoo), Underdog and Zombie Shack.

Liam Connolly, founder of Deadbolt, said: “Deadbolt Festival 2017 is our biggest event to date with six stages and several afterparties during the weekend. We are very grateful for the response to the event so far and cannot wait to let everyone know what else we have up our sleeves for the festival!”

There are so many kick-ass acts performing, so we have managed to put together a small snapshot of some of the bands to watch on the weekend!

Home Wrecked

Home wrecked are a fresh, energetic, progressive pop-punk band from South Yorkshire (UK) formed in the summer of 2016. We had the luck meeting these guys first hand when they won the Battle Of The Bands competition to play a set on the Vocalzone Stage at Teddy Rocks 2017, and have seen what they can do. All we will say is, that you will regret missing the high-energy performance which comes from these lads.

Everyday Sidekicks

Post-hardcore quintet Everyday Sidekicks have achieved a lot since their formation in early 2012, playing alongside the likes of Bam Margera, Marmozets and more, to hundreds of people at sold-out shows. The band, whose tracks are full of energy and heart, deliver a brand of heavy music that has a definitive and recognisable melodic edge, which you must see.

Everyday sidekicks

Catch Fire

For fans of Blink 182 and other legends in the pop-punk genre this band from Nottingham are certainly blazing through the scene with their iconic style that has defined the band since they got together in 2013. If you havn’t checked them out yet give the album ‘A Love that I Still Miss’ a listen to now!

Martyr Defiled

After 10 years of spreading their debauchery across the UK and beyond, Martyr Defiled have set the standard for infectious hooks, thunderous riffs and disgusting breaks.  Ater 10 years, they’re hanging up their instruments, so in one of their final performances, this promises to be one hell of a set.


martyr defiled

Sworn to Secrecy

As one band plan to hang up their instruments, another band has emerged from the shadows; this time in the form of Sworn To Secrecy. It was only in December that the band released their first single and they are already turning heads across the country.

Find out more about Deadbolt Festival here.

Written by Iveta Pilipaviciute

Social Media and Marketing Executive at Vocalzone. In her spare time, she's a lover of dance and cheerleading. At home, she loves a little Netflix in her downtime.