BPP2017

Birmingham has always had a lively underground punk scene  – And every year, for the past 30, they have an annual summer picnic…..  Which used to be a riotous assembly outdoors with loads of cider and studded leathers I imagine, but is now a three day festival in a pub-venue.    In their own words…. “Birmingham Punx picnic, hosted every year by Punx for Punx and all in aid of a good cause.”

The Line Up for their 30th Anniversary year is as follows and looks absolutely cracking with all generations and sub-genres of punk represented.

Friday  1st September  ( admission £8)
Door – 7.00
Leech Bleeders – 7.30 – 8.00
The Liarbilitys – 8.15 – 8.45
Mick O’Toole – 9.00 – 9.30
Angry Itch – 9.45 – 10.30
WONK UNIT – 10.45 – 11.45

Saturday 2nd September (admission £10)
Door – 4.30
Suckerpunch4 – 5.00 – 5.30
Fair Do’s – 5.45 – 6.15
Out Of Order – 6.30 – 7.00
Trigger McPoopshute – 7.15 – 7.45
Mangled – 8.00 – 8.30
Pizzatramp – 8.45 – 9.15

In Evil Hour – 9.30 – 10.00
Billyclub – 10.15 – 10.45
China Shop Bull – 11.00 – 12.00

Sunday 3rd September (admission £10)
Doors 3.30
Just For Now – 3.45 – 4.15
FACE UP – 4.30 – 5.00
Complete dysfunction – 5.15 – 5.45
Alcohol Licks – 6.00 – 6.30
Healer of Bastards – 6.45 – 7.15
2 Sick Monkeys – 7.30 – 8.00

Intention – 8.15 – 8.45
Rotunda – 9.00 – 9.45
Police Bastard – 10.00 – 11.00

Weekend Ticket if think you can stand the pace, the drinking and the ‘orrible racket    £25

The chosen charity this year is “Up 4 Giving” whose website is here.

Best new band name by the way, from the city that brought you Dogshit Sandwich and Drongos for Europe is….. Trigger McPoopshute!

And one final taster – Angry Itch and their ode to Eric Bristow.

The Event Facebook page is here – with links to all the bands.    If you are within travelling distance its one home-grown, loud and proud punk festival not to miss. 

 

 

Ged Babey for Louder Than War

 

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Ged Babey
Ged Babey is 56. from Southampton, has written since 1985 for Sound Info, Due South, various fanzines and websites, contributed to Record Collector magazine and was sole author of 'Punk Throwback' fanzine -the name of which was taken from an insult hurled at him by the singer with a young band he managed for a while. Ged believes that all good music and art has a connection with punk rock.

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