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Final Line-Up Revealed For Hamtown Smakdown 2017

Final Line-Up Revealed For Hamtown Smakdown 2017

Tuesday 7th March, 2017 1:40PM

The organisers of Hamtown Smakdown have revealed the full line-up for this year's event. Rounding out the bill, which has been drip-fed online over the last few weeks, is a Hamilton hardcore act The Break-In for a rare live appearance. With local venue Meteor undergoing renovations this year's Smakdown will be held at Zeal, aligning with the age-inclusive ideology of the event.

"The hardcore punk scene has always been a place of refuge and somewhere life long friendships develop for many young people. In recent years, with the closure of Void and liquor licences that most venues have, there has been a noticeable and significant drop in the numbers of younger fans coming along to gigs. We're hoping that through the event being at Zeal we might be able to reconnect with the under-18 demographic again. They are the ones we want getting their mates together and starting bands, the next torchbearers, so to say," the organisers explain in a statement.

Here are the details (timeslots to be announced later) and see below for ticketing info...

Hamtown Smakdown 2017
Zeal, 9 Ward Lane, Hamilton

Friday 24th March
Blind Threats, Love Mess, Wizz Kids, Xile,Slug Hugger, Too Late, Markdown, and Kitty Taylor

Saturday 25th March
Long Distance Runner, Bridge Burner, Salvage, Nailgun, Contenders, One Outs, Sick Old Man and The Break-In

Here's The Break-In performing 'Like My Father' live in Auckland some years ago...


Door sales only
FRI - $15
SAT - $10
Fest pass (includes 1 film screening) - $20
Discount with a valid secondary school ID
Under 13's are free but must have guardian supervision.

There will also be a screening of MY BUDDHA IS PUNK documentary by Andreas Hartmann,at Creative Waikato 5.15 - 6.30pm before each show, on both nights. $2 entry or free with a fest pass.


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