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Punk It Up 2017

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When:

  • Sat 8 Apr ’17, 7:30pm – 3:00am

Where:

Kings Arms, 59 France St, Newton

Restrictions:

R18

Featuring:
X-Features, Rust (Aus), Bankrobbers, Scumbeat, Leatherhead, Markdown + DJs.

Following on from a packed sold out event in September 2015, at Auckland’s “soon to be lost forever” King’s Arms Tavern in Newton, Punk It Up returns, ready to melt your face off.

With musical acts performing a mixture of new material and old classics, the whole night is set to encourage community around the punk aesthetic, and expose you to a healthy dose of intelligent and positive alternative thinking, not just fast noisy rock’n’roll

It’s a total venue takeover - bands in the main bar, and in the true spirit of punk, likeminded partners Sea Shepherd, Rock enRol, and Auckland Peace Action (among others), who will be holding court in the front bar with supporter stalls to help you get involved. There will also be heaps of punk paraphernalia from the bands performing, and a bunch of artists that aren’t, just because we can!

Leading the charge in the main room as MC is Dr Rock himself, Barry Jenkin. He’ll be introducing a stellar lineup of bands including New Zealand’s very own X-Features, Aussie rockers Rust, up and coming local acts Scumbeat, Leatherhead, and Markdown, with the first part of the “all-nighter” topped off by punk covers act bankRobbers (along with some very special secret guests). Keeping you pogoing between bands will be a bunch of Auckland’s finest “selectors” including Dubhead, Phil A, and Miss Dom.

Then, after you’ve sweated out a couple of kilos in front of the stage in the main room, we’re moving the music to the front bar, where the party continues into the wee small hours with hosts 95bFM’s Dirtbag Radio, joined by DJs Lise, No Tag’s Andrew Boak, and Miss Dom.

Tickets are available now.

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