Just three days remain until our first taste of Transformer at Victoria Warehouse. Brought to you by the good folks at Victoria Warehouse, the festival will be split between two rooms of music, presented along with a record fair, food and drink vendors, a cinema, and live DJs. With the aim of bringing an “indoor festival vibe to the expansive Victoria Warehouse”, the event kicks off at 3pm on Sunday 28th May. A final batch of tickets are now available for just £24.00, released along with set times for the day (see below).

Headlining the all-dayer will be New York noise-rock titans Swans, Manchester’s own post-punk legends The Fall, This Is Not This Heat and Washington DC garage/psych outsiders Royal Trux. Listen to our preview playlist below.

The all-dayer helps fill a hole left by the departure of ATP Festivals, with fan favourites JC Flowers, Loop and Argentinian duo Mueran Humanos also appearing on the bill. Joining them will be Canadian rockers Suuns, Mike Polizze’s psych-rock project Purling Hiss, New York painter, poet and musician Little Annie and British underground outfit Sex Swing.

Stage 1

Swans: 10:30PM – 12:30AM
The Fall: 8:45PM – 9:45PM
Royal Trux: 7:15PM – 8:00PM
Loop: 5:55PM – 6:45PM
This Is Not This Heat: 4:00PM – 5:15PM

Stage 2

Suuns: 9:45PM – 10:45PM
Sex Swing: 8:45PM – 9:15PM
Little Annie: 7:45PM – 8:15PM
Purling Hiss: 6:30PM – 7:00PM
Mueran Humanos: 5:10PM – 5:50PM
JC Flowers: 3:30PM – 4:00PM

DJ Sets From Al English, Richard-Hector Jones, Ruby Quick and Ruby Mariani.

As well as hosting the alt-rock extravaganza on the 28th, Transformer are also bringing raucous garage rock band Thee Oh Sees to the Manchester Academy on 14th June. Frontman John Dwyer recently spoke to Marc Riley ahead of the dates on BBC6 Music. Tickets are available here.


Transformer takes place at Victoria Warehouse on Sunday 28th May. Final tickets are available here.

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