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Punk It Up V Lineup Announced For 2022 - Proud Scum, The Johnnys, Sit Down In Front + More

Punk It Up V Lineup Announced For 2022 - Proud Scum, The Johnnys, Sit Down In Front + More

Chris Cudby / Image: No Tag / Wednesday 12th January, 2022 10:32AM

The poster for the new Punk It Up V lineup for 2022 declares "WE WANT PUNK" and we sure do, as it's been a while since the all-star Aotearoa fest delivered the good stuff for local punters. Delayed by nearly two years due to Covid-related restrictions and now locked in for the first Friday and Saturday of July at Tāmaki's The Powerstation, Punk It Up V celebrates our local heritage with jam-packed lineup of veteran trailblazers and plucky upstarts. The knockout new bill features legendary AK79 alums Proud Scum, the final ever live performances from No Tag, 'blue collar rock and roll' mavericks No Class back in NZ from their Melbourne base, Australian cow-punk legends The Johnnys, rising Gisborne firecrackers Sit Down In Front, Tigers (credited as NZ's first ever Māori punk band), Cootie Cuties and punk covers supergroup bankRobbers — featuring members of Features / Fetus Productions / No Tag and special guest vocalists. There'll also be DJs Dubhead, Phil A, and Miss Dom spinning tunes, record stalls, must-cop merch and lots more. Scope out the details below and stay tuned for even more exciting announcements in the near future...


Punk It Up V

Friday 1st July 2022 - The Powerstation, Auckland
Featuring... Proud Scum, No Class, The Bombers, Cootie Cuties, bankRobbers, No Tag + more to be announced

Saturday 2nd July 2022 - The Powerstation, Auckland
Featuring... The Johnnys, Sit Down In Front, Tigers, bankRobbers, No Tag + more to be announced

Festival passes and single night tickets available via aaaticketing.co.nz

Here's Proud Scum's nihilistic classic 'Suicide'...


Check out The Johnnys' cow-punk anthem 'Bleeding Heart'...


It's Back, because Punk It Up refuses to be beaten by a nasty virus, even if this one has proved to be a bit of a nasty piece of work, not only physically, but mentally for both individuals and the societal fabric we are all wrapped in.

So, that said, the Punk It Up Crew, Green Recordings, and The Powerstation, are super stoked to announce the dates for the fifth iteration of the very popular Punk It Up event, this time a 2 night extravaganza on Friday July 1 and Saturday July 2, 2022, at Tāmaki Makaurau'stop rock venue!

Kicking off the punk rock'n'roll feast we have in store on Friday night, are those silly rabbits Proud Scum, as well as our long lost brothers from across the pond, No Class, playing their first gig back in Aotearoa since who knows when, maybe they've even forgotten... it's definitely been too long.... On top of that, seriously yummy noise treats will also be served up by The Bombers, cupcakes and other goodies from Cootie Cuties, with the icing on the cake added at the end of the night by Punk It Up's resident chefs, bankRobbers, creating good old-fashioned comfort food with assorted punk covers, with additional companion guest vocalist toppings, to finish up the live music.

On the Saturday, there's a new spread of gourmet cacophony with them cowpokes The Johnnys, along with what is not really a Cordon Bleu meal, but more of a teenage fusion "Gordon Bennet" plate, from Sit Down In Front. There's also a bit of delicious kai being made by NZ's first ever Māori punk band Tigers, and resident chefs bankRobbers show off their freshly baked cakes for the second night's dessert, with hundreds and thousands of guest vocalists.

To go with this massive gastronomic serving of punk rock'n'roll, Punk It Up are also pleased to announce the extremely expensive fine wine that is No Tag to go with your meal of loud noise.

No Tag will be playing their final ever shows, before never having to argue with each other about what songs to put in the set ever again! Don't miss them!

We'll be adding a few other top bands before the gig, they're just currently baking in the oven, so watch this space, or the Punk It Up Facebook page, for updates!

bFM DJs Dubhead, Phil A, and Miss Dom will provide the entrees in between each serving of live music, and as usual, this excellent event will feature information booths for causes we believe in, a few small record sellers, and more merchandise than you can shake a stick at.

Lastly, we'll have the famous “after party ‘til late” with DJs in the upstairs back room, to wind down after pogoing your butt off. 2 night passes are available now, for the punk rock price of $123.45, and single night's tickets are available for the Deviled Egg price of $66.66 at The Powerstation's ticketing site aaaticketing.co.nz

Are you ready? UP THE PUNX!

Links
facebook.com/PunkItUpAKL
punkitup.rocks/

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