Year's End Festival, presented by Manchester record label and promoters Scruff of the Neck, launched on the 9 December 2023 - a day-night festival taking over Oxford Road Corridor for one day only.

Scruff of the Neck Founder Mark Lippmann explains the unique music industry community concept: “Year's End Festival will see up to 2,000 of us across 7 stages with one aim: to end the year with one big blowout and chance to spend quality time together whilst enjoying our artists before the music industry Christmas break.”

The festival will take place across Manchester music institutions, pubs and clubs - Deaf Institute, Zombie Shack, Thirsty Scholar, Bread Shed and Canvas - in partnership with Marshall, BBC Introducing, 42nd Street and Signature Brew. 

As Manchester’s music scene goes from strength to strength, Scruff of the Neck are marking their stamp by moulding and representing some of the UK’s finest indie artists. The launch of Year’s End Festival is their effort to bring together music lovers and industry heads for the love of music, and to soak up the sounds of cult classics and future favourite bands and artists


Year’s End Festival is located in and around Oxford Road in Manchester city centre. The main box office is stationed at Canvas.

Canvas Manchester, 2 River St, Manchester M15 5GQ

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