Cosmosis Festival in Manchester is an anomaly. In a world with countless 'Psych Fests' sticking well within their means and rigidly curating archetypal psychedelic rock bands, Cosmosis stick out like a sore thumb. Their branding and typography owes much to the world of '90s psychedelia, but their ambition stretches way beyond. Having booked arguably the most influential psych band of all time in The Brian Jonestown Massacre and shoegaze overlords The Jesus and Mary Chain, Cosmosis aren't settling for trickle down quality.

Among the wealth of genuinely worthwhile psychedelia on the bill, are some complete and utter outliers and pioneers of other fields. San Francisco black metallers Deafheaven are just as fixated with the thunderous reverse-reverb sound as anybody else on the bill, and their set comes highly anticipated. Post-punk titans Wire, anarcho punks Sleaford Mods and riotous rock and roll collective The Ravonettes also stand out on a bill that is bringing people from far and wide to Victoria Warehouse on the 12th of March for what will be an impossibly immersive cosmic meltdown of sound and colour.

The Jesus and Mary Chain are set to play an immersive set offering everything from Psychocandy's raw bite to the chilling atmosphere that makes Darklands such a timeless record. Their live show is more akin to a visual art form that a sonic one, the infamous riots of their formative years have long gone and we're left with a band that are able to transport you to another world with the prolonged manipulation of an E chord. Anton Newcombe's Brian Jonstown Massacre need no introduction, and their career-spanning setlists of late are hard to not get excited about.

Elsewhere, Manchester garage psych upstarts Freakout Honey their first real appearance to a scene that will inevitably adore them, the effortlessly cool Pins will entertain the Water stage and Ringo Deathstarr will be bringing their hypnotic fuzzy guitars to the Earth stage to close the night. There's endless more too. There will also be hypnotic live shows, art installations, great food and more. It's a Psych Fest that refuses to live within its means, and stands out all the more for it.

Cosmosis Festival takes over Manchester's Victoria Warehouse on the 12th of March.