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Punk 'O' Ween Lineup Announced Ft. Contenders, Sit Down In Front + More

Punk 'O' Ween Lineup Announced Ft. Contenders, Sit Down In Front + More

Chris Cudby / Monday 3rd August, 2020 12:01PM

If you reckon 2020 has been pretty spooky so far, just you wait until Punk 'O' Ween takes over Tāmaki Makaurau's Galatos with a wig-flipping lineup of punk hellraisers in late October. Brought to you by Wotever Events, in association with Punk It Up, local groups tearing it up on the night include Hamilton's explosive Contenders, Gisborne teen high flyers Sit Down In Front (read our interview with singer Cory Newman here), the return of Morning Horns playing a special set as a memorial for their bass player Tubbs, and Auckland horrorpunks Die Gruwel. Also re-emerging to bring the party will be punk veterans Rebel Truce, celebrating the launch of their The Lost Tapes EP via the Punk It Up imprint, with exclusive 7" vinyl editions only available on the night.

Punters are encouraged to dress to impress – whether that means the good ol' fake knife through the head, your hairiest wolf-man outfit complete with plastic teeth, or an electrifying Bride Of Frankenstein costume is totally your call. This should give you more than enough spine-chilling punk action to chew on until the full-blown Punk It Up fest returns for two nights in February 2021 – take in the details here...

Punk 'O' Ween
Featuring... Contenders, Sit Down In Front, Morning Horns, Die Gruwel, Rebel Truce
Saturday 31st October - Galatos, Auckland

Tickets available HERE via UTR (early bird passes available)

Watch awesome live footage of Contenders covering The Bludgers' 'Shit Factory' at Newtown Festival earlier this year...

Check out Sit Down In Front's anthem 'Rain'...

Press release:

Are you scared of missing out? Do you have a serious case of FOMO? Then sharpen up those old plastic Dracula teeth and get ready for a great night of fun and noize on Saturday October 31 at Galatos, in the still beating heart of Auckland City!

Wotever Events, in association with Punk It Up, present a mythical, one-night-only, punk rock 'n' roll gig, that'll give you a chance to dress-up in more hair-raising costumes than a fluorescent mohawk!

Due to the alarming global pandemic of the 'Rona causing Punk It Up V to be postponed until Feb 2021, the PIU crew have decided to horrendously team up with a few heavenly bands, and to have a spooky night of fun on the Halloween Saturday that PIU V was going to be on, as we didn't want to leave you in the chillingly creepy wasteland of no good punk gigs, for what feels like eternity.

The spine-chilling line up of bands will have you frightening the neighbours in your haste to get tickets to this event before the limited capacity is reached. Heading up SH1 from Hamtown in the paranormal hearse, is one of the hottest punk bands around right now, Contenders, and they're joined by yet another of the acts with a current scary buzz factor, newcomers Sit Down In Front.

Morning Horns have risen from the ashes too, to do a special set as a memorial for their bass player Tubbs, who unfortunately passed away recently, and the monster of a night kicks off with those scary ghouls Die Gruwel. And if that supernatural cluster of bands isn't enough to get you off the couch and all dressed up on a Saturday night WITH somewhere to go, we've eerily resurrected the great Rebel Truce to play a few songs to celebrate the release of their limited edition five song 7" E.P., The Lost Tapes E.P., released on the Punk It Up imprint, of which the vinyl version will ONLY be available for sale at the gig itself! Pretty shockingly unnerving for all those esoteric record collectors out there, right? The digital versions of the songs on the E.P. will be released worldwide on Nov 1, which is El Dia de los Muertos as well.... metaphysically frightening!

The first 50 tickets are on sale now for the horrifyingly low price of $20, so don't shuffle off this mortal coil just yet, head to Under The Radar faster than a lightning bolt on a stormy night at the lab in the castle basement, and start working on your unearthly costume plans.



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