Updated: Thursday, 24th April 2014 @ 6:01pm

Heavy Metal Fat Out Fest returns to Salford after successful first year

Heavy Metal Fat Out Fest returns to Salford after successful first year

By Hannah Hulme

Heavy metal festival Fat Out Fest will return to Salford this summer after a successful first year, organisers have announced.

The second year of the festival will be held on Saturday 25 to Sunday 26 August at the Islington Mill studios.

Promoters DIYManchester say that the festival will offer more than thirty diverse bands as well as stalls of artists and independent record labels.

Saturday include Norwegian band Arabrot, the avant-metal Talons, the hotly tipped Queer’d Science and newly reformed Manchester legends Hammers.

Sunday offers an exclusive solo performance from the Queen of Siam Lydia Lunch, and autumnal-folk hero Alexander Tucker.

The festival will also see the inaugural live performance from occultist electronic group Young Hunting.

Festival-goers can expect to see local artwork and fancy dress and food stalls, all within the setting of the old Salford mill.

The venue is a former cotton spinning mill in Salford, very close to Manchester’s city centre and is now home to over 50 artist studios, two art galleries a recording studio and club space.

Emma Thompson, who founded Fat Out in 2007, described the event as an ‘unforgettable party’.

She said: “As we grow with our regular gig nights and festivals we hope to provide increasing opportunities for people to make a living from their art.

“We are really excited to be back for a second year with an even more varied and experimental programme.”

Day and weekend tickets (£15 and £25) and further information are available from http://www.fatout.co.uk/.

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