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Fat Out Fest takes place this April

Fat Out Fest returns for its first edition since 2014 as Islington Mill's lease is renewed

Islington Mill's Fat Out Fest is back for the first time since 2014. This year the organisers promise a weekender that will “blur the boundaries between music, art and partying in true Fat Out style”. The event has been curated in collaboration with various participants including Lisa Meyer of Birmingham's Supersonic Festival, Garth Be from Sweet Sticky in Manchester and Le Guess Who?, and The Wire's Joseph Stannard will be there hosting talks with Moor Mother and Charles Hayward.

The line up so far announced includes Giant Swan, Test Dept: Redux, The Bug Vs Dylan Carlson, Group A, Moor Mother, Sam Weaver, Sly & The Dead Neanderthals featuring Colin Webster, Teeth Of The Sea, Charles Hayward Begin Anywhere, Islam Chipsy & Eek, Part Chimp, Sarathy Korwar and more.

Fat Out Fest will take place 14–16 April at Islington Mill, Salford. Weekend tickets will cost £65 with day ticket cost set at £25.

Islington Mill, the arts space where Fat Out Fest will be held has also announced the renewal of its license following a lengthy battle with the local council. “We are pleased to announce” said Islington Mill on Twitter, ”that after four years, and a lengthy License Review hearing this morning, Islington Mill has been granted a continuation of our premises license, agreeing to a number of new conditions regarding the use of outdoor spaces and how people enter and leave the building.

”We want to thank everyone who supported us by writing letters to Salford City Council – of which there were over 300, an unprecedented number for this type of hearing. Thank you also to everyone who sent messages of support directly to us and who joined us in person at the hearing.”

You can visit the venue's website for details on how you can support the space, which is currently home to over 50 businesses and 100 artists.