The ‘Two Night Stand’ Festival announces line-up for May 2016 event…

As many of you will be aware 2016 marks the 40th anniversary of a seminal moment that went on to become known as punk rock; there are various events both already announced and in the planning stages; we were particularly pleased with the line up that has just been announced by the Watford Punk Collective as the artists included are not just a collection of original 77′ bands, that when you drill down have perhaps one member, who back in 1977 drove the van for the band!

The UK Subs represent the initial explosion of punk, Charlie Harper still fronting the band; a band that are even more vital now than at anytime in their history – other confirmed bands include the likes of Roughneck Riot and B-Movie Britz who entire collective age wold still have then chasing Mr Harper!

Watford Punk

Other bands confirmed include Argy Bargy, Dirt Box Disco, Louise Distras, Wonk Unit, Bar Stool Preachers, with more to be confirmed.

Two Night Stand takes place 14/15th May 2016 at Northampton Roadmenders, a venue synonymous with the rise of punk in the UK.

Advance Tickets are available now from the Venue;

Weekend £30
Saturday £20
Sunday £20

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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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