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Sophie Festival 2017

Written by Lindsey

The Sophie Festival 2017

25-26 November

Rebellion Manchester

2B Whitworth Street West, M1 5WZ Manchester UK

The Sophie Festival is back again and this year is going to be HUGE all for a great cause!

The Foundation was set up to create a lasting legacy to Sophie Lancaster, who was brutally attacked along with her partner Rob in Stubbeylee Park, Bacup, Lancashire and later on died  in hospital for the way she dressed , Sophie’s death on August 24th 2007.

The charity aims to raise awareness of prejudice against subcultures though campaigning and educational work.

They also work to have UK Hate Crime extended to include “Alternative Subcultures”.

The Foundation works in conjunction with politicians and police forces to ensure individuals who a part of subcultures are protected by the law. They now have 13 police forces across the UK recording hate crime against Alternative Subcultures and are working with more to achieve the same outcome.
They  work in primary and secondary education delivering group works and training to staff in schools, colleges and to those working in youth work and with young offenders.
We work in prisons and with young offenders.

S.O.P.H.I.E Foundation Facebook link

https://www.facebook.com/thesophielancasterfoundation/

S.O.P.H.I.E FESTIVAL now being in its  6th year, each year growing ever stronger.

This year having those insane parody metallers Evil Scarecrow from Nottingham headlining the Saturday I’m sure Rebellion will be ran amuck with crabs and robots, trust me when i say this will be a night you won’t want to miss!

Sunday headliners being legendary Thrash metal heads Lawnmower Deth who draw large enthusiastic crowds with their entertaining repertoire, if your game for a laugh with comical lyrics thrown into your metal then be prepared for a great act!

With other eclectic bands thrown into the mix this 2 day festival in Manchester looks set to be their finest year yet, and the best part is they haven’t finished announcing the line up yet so keep your eyes peeled folks!

Line up

Saturday 25th November
Headliners – EVIL SCARECROW
Footprints in the Custard
The Heretic Order
Prognosis
Skeletal Damage
Winterfire
Chainsaw Penis

More acts TBA

Saturday 25th Aftershow party:
Special guests TBA

Sunday 26th November
Headliners – LAWNMOWER DETH
Slabdragger
Regulus
Morass of Molasses
Sodomized Cadaver
Mastiff
Def Goldblum

More acts TBA

S.O.P.H.I.E Fest – Facebook Event Link

https://www.facebook.com/events/186771498504368/

Tickets for this year’s Sophie Festival are on sale now!

Get yours at http://sophie-fest.weebly.com/

£30.00 weekend passes

With what looks to be another cracking line up for the weekend for a fabulous cause, all we can suggest is you get your backsides along to the venue and rock out and raise some cash for a cause close to all our hearts!

About the author

Lindsey

I started off in media back in 2009-2010 working for Rach at Bolton FM as her PA.
I was then a Radio DJ in Blackpool for 2 years 2010-2012 for Impact Radio doing the Rockout Show, until the station closed due to lack of funds.
From here i went onto working for My Global Mind Webzine, TBFM Radio & Magazine and now All About The Rock.
Currently writing and doing photos for 3 webzines keeps my days filled with lots of rock n roll updates and music lovelyness.