Blackpool, UK's 4 day punk festival have announced their 2020 line up. The festival will happen on August 6th to the 9th, 2020 at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool, UK. Weekend passes are now on sale. Bad Religion, Stiff Little Finger, Sham 69, The Undertones, Steve Ignorant(plays Crass), Angelic Upstarts, Anti-Nowhere League, GHB, The Dickies, U.K. Subs, and much more have been announced to play. You can click here for more information on the event.
Here is a reminder that we will be hosting a free Sunday matinee in store show at Limited To One record shop in NYC this Sunday, November 10th, 2019 at 1 PM. The event will be the record release show for South Jersey solo artist Graduation Speech(Kevin Day of Aspiga, and will feature a solo set by Hemingway and Ruby Landen. You can click here for the full details.
Ska punks The Mighty Mighty Bosstones will be playing another year of Hometown Throwdown from December 27th to the 29th at the House of Blues in Boston, MA. They just announced Walker Roaders, Art Thieves, Suicide Machines, Rebuilder and Big D & The Kids Table will be supporting these shows. See below to see the specifics. Tickets to these shows are already on sale.
Punknews is pleased to collaborate with the lovely Limited To One record shop in NYC to host a Free Sunday matinee show. The event will start at 1 PM and will feature perfomances by Graduation Speech(Kevin Day of Aspiga, a solo set by Hemingway and Ruby Landen. This special show will be the record release show for Graduation Speech's latest release, Maintenance Required. You can click here for the full details.
We are pleased to bring to you a special Punknews Exclusive of Danish punks Forever Unclean's Road to Fest playlist. The punk band has toured all over Europe and is finally embarking on a mini-tour in the US as they make their way to their appearance at Gainesville The Fest. You can see below to check out their tour playlist and go check them out at Fest, they play Sunday, Nov 3rd at Loosey's.
Australia's Not Fest VII, put on by Whisk and Key Records have announced the lineup for this year's event. The "Fest-alternative" for those who can't make the trip features over 15 bands through three nights, including Carb on Carb, Nerdlinger, Ate Bit, and more. You can check out the details of that event below.
Punknews.org and Blackout Fest has teamed up to bring to you a giveaway for a pair of tickets to Brantford, ON's pop punk festival Blackout Fest, see below to apply. The festival is on its 13th year and will happen on October 18th and 19th, 2019. The two-day festival will host performances by Direct Hit, The Anti-Queens, and The Penske File on Friday and Seaway, Like Pacific, Keep Flying, Harbour, Young Culture, Romancer, Calling All Captains and much more on Saturday.
Tickets are available now for purchase, click here to get your pass or for the full details on the event.
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Massachusetts based pop punk band Four Year Strong have announced the line-up to their annual holiday show. The event will happen on December 28th, 2019 at the Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts. Citizen, The Movielife, Bearings, and Bloom are set to play the event. Tickets for this event will be on sale this Friday at 10 AM EST.
Recently Good Friend announced that they would need to cancel their slate of gigs for the month of September due to health issues. Now they have confirmed that they will still be hopping the pond and performing at this year's Fest, as well as the pre-Fest event Foreign Dissent.
Good Friend last released Ride The Storm in 2016. You can check out the video for the song "Rock Bottom Revival" off of that album, as well as those gig dates, below.
Brantford, ON music festival, Blackout Fest have announced their 2019 line-up. The 13 year old punk festival is a 2 day multi-venue festival that will take place the weekend of October 18th with Seaway, Direct Hit, Like Pacific, The Anti-Queens, The Penske File, Keep Flying, Harbour and much more playing the event. Tickets for the festival are on sale now.
Scotland's Book Yer Ane Fest XIII, put on by the good folks at Make-That-A-Take Records, has announced the first batch of acts for this year's fest. Amongst the batch of national and international acts there are The Murderburgers (playing their last show), France's Oakman, No Matter, Uniforms, The Kimberly Steaks, and many more.
BYAF is now entering it twelfth year (they had two fests in 2009), and continues to donate proceeds from the event to a collection of charities both local and national (Addaction [drug and alcohol abuse support], Royal Life Saving Society UK [water safety and training], Dundee Women's Aid [domestic abuse victim support], Dundee Food Bank, Dundee Refugee Support, and LGBT Youth Scotland).
You can find out more information about the fest HERE, and check out the dates of the event below. PN will also fill you in as soon as the next batch of bands are announced.
Good Things Festival has announced the lineup for their second annual event. Included on the roster for the rolling, three-day fest are Bad Religion, Reel Big Fish, A Simple Plan, Coheed and Cambria, Parkway Drive, and more.
The festival tours along to different city along the east coast of Australia for each date. You can check out the details of those gigs below.
Long-running punk-n-roll stalwarts Social Distortion have announced a show celebrating their 40th anniversary this coming October. Joan Jett, Frank Turner, The Distillers and more have been announced to perform. Social D's most recent, 7th studio LP, Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes was released in 2011. You can check out details of the upcoming gig below.
To celebrate 25 years of operations, Fort Collins' The Blasting Room, founded by Bill Stevenson (Descendents, All) and Jason Livermore, will be holding an anniversary concert. Acts announced for the event are Rise Against, All]], A Wilhelm Scream, Hagfish, Armchair Martian, Audio Karate, and Wire Faces.
The news keeps getting worse for the stars of the 2015 film Chappie, as Riot Fest has announced via social media that they have dropped the South African duo Die Antwoord from this year's event.
Earlier this month a video from 2012 surfaced which shows Ninja (Watkin Tudor Jones) and Yolandi Visser of Die Antwoord perpetrating a hate crime against Andy Butler of Hercules and Love Affair. Throughout and after physical confrontation initiated by Ninja, Visser repeatedly calls Butler, who is openly gay, "faggot." The pair have been accused of fabricating a story to explain their assault as, later in the video, Ninja can be heard clarifying first that Butler sexually assaulted a young girl, but that story quickly alters to indicate Visser herself was the victim. After release of the video the Louder Than Life and Life is Beautiful events were the first to drop Die Antwoord from their festivals. Die Antwoord has released a statement relating their version of events before, during, and after those depicted in the video. You can see that statement below.
Riot Fest will announce a replacement act at 10am this morning (not specified, but likely CDT). Punknews will update this article appropriately once that act is announced.