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JUNK Festival Lineup Announced - Dale Kerrigan, Feshh, Ringlets, Grecco Romank, Elliot & Vincent + More

JUNK Festival Lineup Announced - Dale Kerrigan, Feshh, Ringlets, Grecco Romank, Elliot & Vincent + More

Samantha Cheong / C.C. / Friday 3rd May, 2024 9:00AM

Hosting a super fresh (perhaps not supermarket fresh) selection of the our finest and grimiest underground players, the inaugural JUNK festival takes over Tāmaki Makaurau's Whammy Bar, Backroom and The Wine Cellar on 7th June. Heading up north for the thirteen act pileup will be Ōtepoti noise rockers Dale Kerrigan and Pōneke shoegaze crew Feshh, joining super city based sonic trailblazers Awning (Christian Dimick of Recitals playing solo), Salt Water Criminals, post-punks Ringlets, red hot drums / bass duo Elliot & Vincent, emo-punks K M T P, Melanie, Soft Bait, wine punks Tooms, and synth-punk Power Nap. DJ Twice (fka DJ Sweat) will deliver dancefloor heat, taken over the top EBM / Eurodance-style by Grecco Romank  finalists for this year’s Tūī award for Te Manu Taki Whanokē o te Tau / Best Alternative Act.

Have a rummage and dig up gold at JUNK, kicking off for the first time ever underneath St Kevin’s Arcade — here's the details, brought to you by JUNK MAIL...

JUNK 2024
Featuring ... Awning (solo), Dale Kerrigan, Elliot & Vincent, Feshh, Grecco Romank, K M T P, Melanie, Power Nap, Ringlets, Salt Water Criminals, Soft Bait, TOOMS, DJ Twice

Friday 7th June - Whammy, Whammy Backroom and Wine Cellar, Auckland
Early bird tickets available HERE via UTR

Experience the title track to Dale Kerrigan's standout 2022 album the water...

Here's K M T P's 2023 SRN hit '2:45 (Getting Old)'...

Grind your gears to Grecco Romank's 'Doghead'...

Watch Awning play ‘Punching A Bruise’...

Check out Ringlets performing 'I Used To Paint' live at Flying Nun (Auckland)…

Press Release:

JUNK 2024 brings together a baker’s dozen of the best bands and acts from Tāmaki Makaurau and beyond, taking over Whammy, Backroom, and The Wine Cellar on Friday 7th June. This is your chance to get back in the loop, find a new obsession, and catch Aotearoa’s finest musical talents in one place, on one night, in one fell swoop.

Flying in from out of town are Ōtepoti’s own noise rock champs, Dale Kerrigan, whispered about in hushed tones as the hands-down highlight of the recent Camp A Low Hum, and up from Pōneke, we have shoegaze sensations Feshh, who recently delivered a barnstorming support slot for North Carolina’s Wednesday.

One of three finalists for the Aotearoa Music Awards coveted Te Manu Taki Whanokē o te Tau Best Alternative Act in 2024, Grecco Romank describe their sound as “luxuriously bogan techno” with industrial and Eurodance tendencies and recently blew minds at the sold-out Port Noise Festival in Lyttelton.

Joining the lineup are razor-sharp post-punk quartet Ringlets, showcasing a fresh set of tracks with their first hometown show of 2024 and fabled for their fierce live sound, the rock’n’roll duo of the moment Elliot & Vincent, featuring Elliot Finn on tea-towel-covered drums and Vincent Cherry on Japanese lawsuit guitar, and the wall-of-guitar melody masters K M T P, whose recent album With Love, K M T P released on Sunreturn was an instant emo-shoegaze-jangle classic!

Also appearing at JUNK 2024 are Awning, the solo project of Recitals’ Christian Dimick who recently dropped their debut EP Gold Star, solo synth wizard and premier party paladin Power Nap, the brutal and fuzzed out bass ‘n’ drums 1:12 Records two-piece TOOMS, the sonic barrage of Auckland post-punk quartet Soft Bait, Salt Water Criminals’ At-The-Drive-In-meets-Mount-Eerie madness, rowdy West Auckland punkers Melanie, and the twisted club bangers of the majestic DJ Twice, FKA DJ Sweat!

Want a piece of the action? Head to and score yourself a ticket or two to this unmissable night of Aotearoa’s finest. We’ll see you there.



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Fri 7th Jun 8:00pm
Whammy Bar, Wine Cellar and Backroom, Auckland