Tears of joy and pain – Outbreak Saturday review

Author Eetu Oranen - 6.7.2022

Outbreak festival celebrated its 10 years anniversary this year with massive line up of emo, hardcore, metal and punk. This festival had something for everyone and truly left no-one cold. Saturday evening was full of tears of joy and pain when huge amount of big emo bands conquered the stage.

After kicking the day started by Micromoon, Powerplant and Island Of Love, the venue got suddenly really hot when Dead Heat and Life’s Question did bring the angry hardcore tunes for the moshing hungry audience. UK’s own Big Cheese didn’t get ease and they took over the second stage better than anyone else this saturday.

Mannequin Pussy, photo by Eetu Orvokki

Rockers in Mannequin Pussy and Chubby and the Gang and also the emo band from states called Fiddlehead started this huge lineup of the mainstage. Crowd loved the singalongs and first broken trousers and bended knees started to be seen on the venue. The rest of the day was just unreal for any modern emo lover – Movements, Drug Church, Higher Power, Angel Dust and Citizen performed the mainstage warming up for the headliners. There was no time to take breath, since every band went really hard and audience seemed to love each of them.

Fiddlehead, photo by Eetu Orvokki

Evening was made perfect by the emo rockers in Basement, who performed a special set of their old classic from the albums “Colormeinkindness” and “I Wish I Could Stay Here”. It was also the only show of Basement this year, this making their set a reason for many fans to travel overseas to see Outbreak Festival. The last artist of the evening was super popular Turnstile, who has made hardcore go mainstream with their latest release “Glow On”. Well deserved fame has brought this hardcore punk group back to Outbreak festival, as headliners this year.

Movements, photo by Eety Orvokki

The Outbreak Festival took place 24.-26.6. in Bowlers Exhibition Centre, Manchester UK and is headlined by huge artists such as Terror, Knocked Loose, Turnstile, Basement and huge load of other hot bands.