Pale Waves, ADMT, The Mysterines and more lead NBHD Festival 2024 line-up

The first batch of acts for this year’s NBHD Festival have been confirmed, with Pale Waves, ADMT and The Mysterines leading the line-up.

The festival will be returning to Manchester city centre on October 4, taking place across 16 venues around the city including Albert Hall, Gorilla, O2 Ritz and more.

They will be joined by the likes of Antony Szmierek, Corella, Louis Dunford, Red Rum Club and Seb Lowe, as well as Picture Parlour, Chappaqua Wrestling, FEET, Pixey, Overpass and many more. More acts are set to be announced in due course.

Check out the full line-up below:


The Mysterines are currently gearing up to release their new album ‘Afraid Of Tomorrows’, which will drop on June 7.

“It’s almost feels like it would have made more sense if our albums were released the other way round,” vocalist Lia Metcalfe told NME, with their 2022 debut album ‘Reeling’ focussing more on massive hooks and big singalongs while ‘Afraid Of Tomorrows’ sees the band leaning more on their psych, grunge and alternative influences.


“I prefer to create a more intimate connection with fans rather than blowing their heads off with a huge riff. That’s fun, but it’s not why I listen to music and we’ve really embraced that with ‘Afraid Of Tomorrows’.”

She continued: “‘Afraid Of Tomorrows’ holds a lot of darkness and there’s more weight to it than ‘Reeling’, which was driven by character and narrative. I didn’t want to be so literal this time around. There’s a lot of fear and paranoia across the record, but it takes you on a journey to the title track, which sees us trying to end things on a happier note. I just want fans to know this album has come from a very honest place.”

Meanwhile, Pale Waves confirmed that they were working on their fourth album, which they said was their “best yet”. 

In a new interview with Kerrang, the band’s vocalist Heather Baron-Gracie has also hinted that she feels the group’s forthcoming record will break new ground for them.


“All of my attention and energy is going into writing and recording our best album yet,” she said. “Ultimately, that’s about building a world that feels like Pale Waves, while also feeling completely different to anywhere we’ve inhabited before. We’re creating another universe for our fans to explore, and for us to live in for a moment.”