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Good Friend

Good Friend confirm Fest shows

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.

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Book Yer Ane Fest XIII announce first batch of acts

Book Yer Ane Fest XIII announce first batch of acts

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.

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Die Antwoord dropped from Riot Fest

Die Antwoord dropped from Riot Fest

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.

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NOFX

Punk in Drublic Fest announces two California dates

Following on the heels of the recently announced, and quickly postponed, Pittsburgh edition; Punk in Drublic Fest has now confirmed two dates in California.

The first will be what appears to be a scaled-down event in Big Bear Lake, CA, which will see NOFX, The Vandals, and The Bronx take the stage (along with "some of the world's best riders").

The second, in Sacramento, appears to be full-size, with NOFX, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, The Vandals, Reel Big Fish, and Teenage Bottlerocket.

The PiD website also states that there are still more dates to be announced.

You can check out details of all of the upcoming PiD events, including Red Rocks this month, below.

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Might As Well Fest V announced initial lineup

Might As Well Fest V announced initial lineup

The 2019 iteration of Might As Well Fest has announced details, as well as the first batch of bands. Taking place October 18th-19th at New Cross Inn in London, bands such as Weatherstate, CF98, Crazy Arm, Burnt Tapes and more are announced, with more to come.

MAWFV's chosen charity this time around is Head Above the Waves, a UK-based mental health organization working on raising awareness of depression and self-harm in young people.

You can check out the details of the fest below.

Poster art by Dan Allen Illustration

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