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Hamtown Smakdown 2024 Lineup - Drop off Point, Hagseed, Cease and Desist, Marrowspawn, Carthage, Stacked + More

Hamtown Smakdown 2024 Lineup - Drop off Point, Hagseed, Cease and Desist, Marrowspawn, Carthage, Stacked + More

Chris Cudby / Image credit: Dactyl tattoos / Wednesday 10th January, 2024 1:22PM

Kirikiriroa's ear-bashing annual tradition Hamtown Smakdown marks its 21st birthday this month with a two day extravaganza of hardcore punk acts from all around Te Ika-a-Māui. Taking over Wintec Hub next weekend in conjunction with a special retrospective 20 years of Hamtown Smakdown Exhibition at Mesoverse, the official programme for the staunchly "ALL AGES - NO DRUGS - NO ALOCHOL - NO VIOLENCE" event was unleashed to all last night. Grip the lineup details for each night below, plus note entry is free "for under 18s before 7pm (or 18 with a valid high school ID)"...

Hamtown Smakdown 2024 - Wintec Hub, Hamilton, doors 6pm

Friday 19th January - The Weather Here (Tāmaki Makaurau), Cease and Desist (Kirikiriroa), Two Skinner (Tauranga), Hagseed (Tāmaki Makaurau), Take Hold (Tāmaki Makaurau), Drop off Point (Kirikiriroa)

Saturday 20th January - Fishbait (Tāmaki Makaurau), The Second Death (Tāmaki Makaurau), Carthage (Tāmaki Makaurau), Pissbaby (Te Whanganui-a-Tara), Marrowspawn Te Whanganui-a-Tara), Stacked (Tāmaki Makaurau)

Adult festival passes available HERE via UTR
Free for under 18s with valid ID that arrive by 7pm

Brawler x Smakdown ticket combo available HERE via UTR
Ticket grants you entry to both nights of Smakdown and entry to the Brawler Pushback Release Party on the Saturday, across the road at Last Place (R18) after Smakdown with Xile, Lucre, No Reason

20 years of Hamtown Smakdown Exhibition at Mesoverse (Victoria on the River) - Saturday 20th January, 11am to 5pm

Hit play on Drop off Point's slamming 'RAT RACE'...

Listen to Hagseed's 'Parasite' from 2020's Incantations​/​Exorcism...

Experience Marrowspawn's super abrasive 2023 single 'Mutate and Spread'...

Press release:

21st Annual Hamtown Smakdown, all-ages hardcore punk fest. 2 Nights, no drugs or alcohol.

Smakdown is a space for everyone and any behaviour that is threatening or bigoted won't be tolerated. Come to party not to be a dickhead.


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Hamtown Smakdown 2024
Fri 19th Jan 6:00pm
Wintec Hub, Hamilton
Brawler N.Z.H.C - Pushback Release Party
Fri 19th Jan 8:00pm
Whammy Bar, Auckland