New Rose Festival

The New Rose Festival announces first bands for 2016…

At the end of summer we were saddened to hear of the demise of the 3 Chords Festival; after just 3years the festival had become a go to event within the punk calendar – a small, friendly atmosphere set within some fantastically beautiful countryside looked to have gone the way of so many other grass roots events; as such we were heartend when out of the blue we were contacted by one of the 3 Chords team who announced the New Rose Festival.

After three successful and riotous years of punk and pasties, members of the organising team of the infamous 3 Chords Festival have decided to move on in separate directions.

One half of the team (us), will continue to stage a punk festival in the beautiful grounds of Trereife Park, near Penzance; once again on the August Bank Holiday weekend (August 26-28, 2016).
We wish our former partners in punk all the very best with their new ventures; we’ll be sure to keep you in the loop with their plans.

So we are very proud to relaunch this merry ship as the New Rose Festival; the UK’s only punk ‘n pasty festival.

The New Rose Festival is already taking shape and we are pleased to announce that we have confirmed Jimmy Pursey’s Sham 69 and Culture Shock for next summer.

Tickets are now on sale (now wouldn’t these make a proper punk Christmas present?) priced at £40 for the first lucky 100, rising to £70 thereafter.

Earlybird tickets can be purchased from the New Rose Festival website.

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Phil Newall is 47, from The Wirral - he earns his living not writing about music nor playing music...though sorely wishes he could. He was fortunate enough to see many of the first generation punk bands when they played the U18's matinee shows at Eric's, Liverpool. As an attendee at Eric's he was exposed to punk rock, dub reggae, art rock, and all manner of weirdness; as a customer at Probe Records he was variously served and scowled at by Pete Wylie and Pete Burns - he has written for Record Collector, Whisperin & Hollerin, and Spiral Scratch and wanted to write a book detailing the Liverpool punk scene; however with 'Head-On' Julian Cope beat him to it...and frankly did a much better job.

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