From it’s humble beginnings in 2011 at the Bromhall Centre in Sheffield to it’s upgraded digs in Canal Mills in Leeds, Outbreak Fest has in the last decade cultivated a well-earned reputation as one of hardcore music’s most important destinations.
The proof of it’s now global reach was reiterated over the four-day celebration at the fest’s new home of Bowlers Exhibition Centre in Manchester. The 2022 edition of the festival marked the tenth anniversary of Outbreak, and featured an astounding roster of multi-generational, genre-melding hardcore – the kind of bill that not only spoke to it’s constituency, but also put the greater community of heavy music on notice.
Topped by performances from international powerhouses like Turnstile, Knocked Loose, the only show of 2022 for Basement, Vein, Deafheaven, Touche Amore, Terror, DRAIN, Nothing, Counterparts, VEIN.FM and literally dozens more, the spectacle of Outbreak Fest was the kind of over-the-barricade intensity that has become synonymous with hardcore.
10 years long, 10 years strong – Outbreak Fest 2022 was well worth the wait and clearly underscored how hardcore music has retained it’s underground integrity, while still piercing the greater conscious of the mainstream. As an important look back, and a vital preview of what lay ahead, organizers have released a steady succession of live performance videos - capturing and sharing full sets from the likes of One Step Closer, Malevolence, Loathe, Show Me the Body, Turnstile, Drain and more.
Stream the collection performances below. See the entire archive - HERE
Outbreak Fest 2023 is already in the works and tickets are available – HERE