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Wonkfest 6 – Don’t Believe The Hype is Coming in 2018

You know it would happen didn’t you?  How could we not continue the biggest, best, and friendliest London based DIY Punk festival?

It’s early days, but the venue is already booked (once again re-visiting the Dome in Tufnell Park), on Saturday 28th July 2018.

Bookmark the official info page – and you’ll find the link to the gig Facebook event page here.

You just know it’s going to be amazing with the best bands of our scene.  Come enjoy the music, the friendship, the buffet!

TICKET DETAILS TO BE ANNOUNCED

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New TNS Tour in 2017

tns tour

TOUR!!!!!! TNS ROADSHOW JUST LIKE THE SPICE GIRLS! AMAZING!!

Friday 24th February – The Portland Arms, Cambridge
https://www.facebook.com/events/1825488631063213/
Saturday 25th February – Camden Underworld, London
https://www.facebook.com/events/1684104831615335/
Sunday 26th February – The Brewhouse, Warrington (No Faintest Idea)
https://www.facebook.com/events/1308449272556093/
Friday 3rd March – Cellar Bar, Stafford (No Roughneck Riot)
https://www.facebook.com/events/1127532850694115/?notif_t=plan_user_invited&notif_id=1481658883168977
Saturday 4th March – The Underground, Plymouth (No Wonk Unit/Roughneck Riot)
https://www.facebook.com/events/178695369265380?%3Fti=ia
Sunday 5th March – The Wheatsheaf, Banbury (No Roughneck Riot)
https://www.facebook.com/events/172164233258104/172171829924011/?notif_t=like&notif_id=1481727313626722
Friday 10th March – Think Tank, Newcastle
https://www.facebook.com/events/1372985549399613/
Saturday 11th March – Redd Suite, Dundee
https://www.facebook.com/events/1841004949475823/
Sunday 12th March – Bannerman’s, Edinburgh
https://www.facebook.com/events/1652172605094198/
Friday 17th March – The Maze, Nottingham
https://www.facebook.com/events/292805051114695/
Saturday 18th March – The Exchange, Bristol
https://www.facebook.com/events/1107345489385683/
http://www.exchangebristol.com/whats-on/events/18-mar-17-fishstock-2017-exchange/

In the spirit of the DIY scene, we won’t be announcing the running orders of the gigs until the night of the event. We want to encourage crowds to check out bands they may already love and bands they may be less familiar with. TNS believes in supporting gigs from the start to the finish and checking out new music wherever possible.

Here is an introduction to the bands on the TNS tour:

Faintest Idea are a band who featured on TNSrecords’ very first release, which was a 20 track compilation CD. They have since released three fantastic full length albums. This years ‘Increasing The Minimum Rage’ is probably their best to date. They bring together infectious two-tone ska and politically fuelled street punk and are guaranteed to have you dancing. They are truly establishing themselves as one of the most exciting ska bands around.

Roughneck Riot have built a reputation as one of Europes finest live acts after relentlessly touring for the past few years. With a banjo, a mandolin and an accordion alongside your traditional punk instruments, they have really nailed the folk-punk sound and they will blast out a set list which offers one infectious anthem after another.

Wonk Unit are one of the most exciting bands in punk rock right now. Fresh from touring with Slaves, they are beginning to fill venues across Europe and the USA at their own headline gigs. They offer a truly eclectic sound that borrows from indie, punk and ska and much, much more. Their 2016 ‘Mr Splashy’ album is getting rave reviews from the underground press and more mainstream publications. They also host ‘Wonk Fest’, which is one of the highlights of the punk rock calendar.

Revenge Of The Psychotronic Man play fast… very fast. Bassist, Andy co-runs TNS and like Faintest Idea they featured on the very first compilation and have released three critically acclaimed albums on the label. These including this years Alan Partridge referencing ‘Colossal Velocity’. You can expect human pyramids, walls of death and wheelbarrow walls of death. The possibilities are endless.

We hope you are as excited by this lineup as we are. We truly believe that these are four of the most exciting bands in the UK right now and we hope you can make it out to see some of these dates. We have many more awesome bands on the label and hope that this will be the start of many more TNS tours.

Tickets and info about local supports available from individual venues/promoters. We will post the individual events as soon as we have them.

TNS release bundles will be available at all gigs.

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Wonkfest 4 Tomorrow!

Wow!! Kinda crazy to think that this years Wonkfest is TOMORROW!!!!! EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEK!!! So looking forward to seeing everyone. This line up and it’s friends are the future of UK punk. Our scene is so special, so loving, so unified. Tomorrow is going to be BUSY! Let’s all come together, leave our worries at the door and make it the most inclusive, welcoming, friendliest gig we’ve ever been to. WONKFAM – LET’S GO!!! XXXXX

Yep kids it’s Wonkfest 4 tomorrow, when 30 bands and tons of lovely punks head to the Dome in Tufnell Park (2 Dartmouth Park Hill, NW5 1HL London, United Kingdom).  There will be some tickets on the door, £20, doors open 11am, first band 11.35.. FREE BBQ most of the afternoon, also the famous BUFFET (Please bring along some ‘picnic’ style food to add to the buffet!).

SET TIMES

Nosebleed 11.35 – 11.55 down
Werecats 12 – 12.20 up
Crashmats 12.25 – 12.45 down
Muertos 12.50 – 1.10 up
Uber yoo 1.15 – 135 down
Mummy 1.40 -2 up
The Apostates 2.05 – 2.25 down
Riggots 2.30 – 2.50 up
The Dead Class 2.55 – 3.15 down
Damger!man 3.20 – 3.40 up
The Franceens 3.45 – 4.05 down
Nova Twins 4.10 – 4.30 up
Spoilers 4.35 – 4.55 down
Faintest Idea 5 – 5.20 up
Midway Still 5.25 – 5.45 down
ROTPM 5.50 – 6.10 up
2 peas 6.15 – 6.35 down
Mystified 6.40 – 7 up
Ducking Punches 7.05 – 7.25 down
Pizza Tramp 7.30 – 7.50 up
Ming City Rockers 7.55 – 8.15 down
Bangers 8.20 – 8.40 up
Bad Breeding 8.45 – 9.05 down
The Murderburgers 9.05 – 9.25 up
The Restarts 9.30 – 9.50 down
The Roughneck riot 9.55 – 10.15 up
Consumed 10.20 – 10.40 down
Wonk Unit 10.45 – End up

CHARITY

Bring tins / dried stuff for the foodbank please!

Bring tins / dried stuff for the foodbank please!

Screen Printing

Ok, below is the official art for our free live print this year!! Bring light coloured shirts (preferably white or pastels) and Leon will be doing his rad air cured print again! I’ll be supplying white shirts for the first 100 advance ticket holders through the door. Leon will only have limited time so i can’t really offer any more than that! Sorry! Is 100 enough anyway? Let me know. Also, sizes!! xx

wonk fest tshirt design

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Wonk Unit Heading back to Germany!

wonk unit full band

Weeeeeee Wonk Unit will be doing a small German tour in September 2016, and we hope to make many new friends.

21.09.16 D-Aachen, Musikbunker
22.09.16 D-Essen, Anyway (unplugged)
23.09.16 D-Hamburg, Menschenzoo
24.09.16 D-Arpke, Hinterhof
27.09.16 D-Dresden, Chemiefabrik
28.09.16 D-Berlin, Schokoladen
29.09.16 D-Braunschweig, Funzel
30.09.16 D-Oettingen, Goldene Gans
01.10.16 D-Karlsruhe, Alte Hackerei

Alex Wonk, Gründer von Wonk Unit spielte in den 1990er Jahren in der Hardcore-Punk Band The Flying Medaillons , welche fester Bestandteil der englischen UK Underground Szene war, bis die Band einen schweren Unfall mit Todesfolge in Frankreich hatte.
Sie lösten sich auf und kurz darauf wurde WONK UNIT ins Leben gerufen.

WONK UNIT bezeichnen ihren Sound als neuen frischen Punk, der sich irgendwo bei Millencolin einreihen kann und immer wieder auch Ska Elemente hören lässt. Auf der Bühne wird Alex zur Dampfwalze und zelebriert ein Feuerwerk voller Energie, Wut und Ironie.
Die Band schafft es, einen eigenen musikalischen Weg zu gehen und ecken gerne auch öfters Mal mit ihrem Sound an.

Bekanntheit erlangte die Londoner Band in letzter Zeit unter anderem durch eine gemeinsame UK Tour mit Teenage Bottlerock und Shows mit Millencolin. Auch das alljährlich stattfindende Wonk Fest gehört inzwischen zum festen Bestandteil der Band, auf welchem Jahr für Jahr befreundete Bands und natürlich auch Wonk Unit auftreten und Jahr für Jahr ausverkauft ist.

Kurz und knapp kann man sagen:
Wonk Unit sind aktuell eine der vielseitigsten und abwechslungsreichsten Bands, die London zu bieten hat. Sie machen Spaß, sind sehr poetisch und absolut authentisch. Alles in allem muss man die Band einfach live gesehen haben.

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Wonk Unit Feb 2016 European Tour

YESSSSS We are heading out into Europe in February, and we hope to see many of of lovely European friends at one of the venues.

Come talk to us in your sexy voices.  Comes and show us your best sexy dancing.

FEBRUARY
1st Bonn Germany
2nd Metz France
03.02.16 D-München, Unter Deck
04.02.16 A-Feldkirch, Graf Hugo
5 feb. VENUE: Circolo Arci Camalli, TOWN: Imperia
6 feb. VENUE: C.A.A. Lughee, TOWN: Lugo Di Romagna
7 feb. VENUE: Teatro Polivalente , TOWN: Caramagna (CN)
8th Werk21 – Jugendkulturhaus Dynamo, Wasserwerkstrasse 21
8006 Zürich
9th TBC please book us! x
10.02.16 Innsbruck @ PMK!
11.02.16 D-Mannheim, EINRAUMHAUS
12.02.16 D-Wiesbaden, Kreativfabrik
13.02.16 D-Dornstadt, Wildwechsel
14th CAB03 in Leiden Holland

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Wonking around Europe

YEAH RAD EURO CHUMS, we will be in you in February.  Come and join the Wonk family, have sexy time!

 

03.02.16 D-München, Unter Deck
04.02.16 A-Feldkirch, Graf Hugo
5 feb. Imperia confirmed
6 feb. Lugo di Romagna confirmed
7 feb. Torino TBA
09.02.16 frei zum buchen
10.02.16 frei zum buchen
11.02.16 D-Mannheim, EINRAUMHAUS
12.02.16 D-Wiesbaden, Kreativfabrik
13.02.16 D-Dornstadt, Wildwechsel

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Wonk & Slaves Gigs Re-scheduled

Bad news, then good news.  After Slaves had to cancel the rest of our tour due to Isaac’s injury, they have re-arranged many for January 2016, and we are still joining them.

A STATEMENT ABOUT THE UK TOUR FROM SLAVES:

“Hello everybody. As some of you may know I dislocated my shoulder whilst performing the other night. I went to hospital and they put it back in for me but I am now in a sling and do not have much mobility in my arm. The doctor said I can’t drum for the next few weeks or there is a good chance it will come out again and cause some serious long term damage. Therefore we are going to have to pull out of the remaining shows of our November UK tour and they will be rescheduled to the dates below in January. All your tickets will still be valid and we will all have a very nice time together, just not yet. I’m very sorry. Totally gutted but I guess shit happens doesn’t it. Love to you all. Isaac xxx”

Due to Isaac’s injury the tour dates for the rest of November have been postponed. Original tickets will remain valid for the new rearranged dates below.

Due to demand the Leeds venue has been upgraded to the O2 Academy and a second date has now been added to Manchester O2 Ritz for Saturday 16th January. Additional tickets for Leeds and Manchester will go on sale 9am Wednesday 25th November at gigst.rs/slvs

10th Jan – Leeds O2 Academy – Venue upgrade due to demand – Re arranged date / Tickets valid
11th Jan – Glasgow O2 ABC – Re arranged date – Tickets still valid
12th Jan – Liverpool O2 Academy – Re arranged date – Tickets still valid
14th Jan – London O2 Forum – – Re arranged date – Tickets still valid
15th Jan – Manchester O2 Ritz – Re arranged date – Tickets still valid
16th Jan – Manchester O2 Ritz – Additional show added due to phenomenal demand

Unfortunately, due to venue refurbishment, the Slaves date at Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall on 25th November has been cancelled. Ticket refunds will be available at point of purchase.

The following December Slaves shows will still be taking place:
15th Dec –O2 Academy Newcastle
16th Dec –O2 Institute Birmingham
17th Dec –O2 Academy Brixton London
18th Dec – Assembly Rooms Tunbridge Wells

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Slaves Tour; Glasgow Gig Cancelled

GUTTED!!!   DEVASTATED!

News is tonight’s Glasgow gig is cancelled – and we’re awaiting more news to come out of the Slaves camp… after Isaac hurt his arm badly at last night’s gig.

“During last nights show in Norwich unfortunately Isaac was badly injured on stage. He was seen immediately by doctors in hospital, and today was seen by a specialist who confirmed that along with dislocating his shoulder there is serious tissue damage that requires him to rest his arm to avoid permanent damage. Given that he can’t move his arm or drum, unfortunately we have to cancel tonights show in Glasgow and are looking into rescheduling the date asap. Sorry for the inconvenience to anyone who bought tickets and thank you all for your ongoing love. More details to follow soon X – Slaves Management

POSSIBLY MORE BAD NEWS

OK so some Wonk news. Our 2 headline gigs (Friday in Whitehaven and Huddersfield on Sunday) are now in doubt due to unforseen circumstances (ie Isaac fucking his shoulder). I have never cancelled a gig in 25 years of gigging but these shows now seem logistically impossible.I’ll keep you updated as i hear more information. These dates were independent from the Slaves gigs. Really sorry for lack of information. Fingers crossed all will work out fine.
Daddy Wonk
x

Isaac

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Wonkfest 2016 is Being Planned

YEP put this date in your diaries Wonkers, as the best gig of 2016 is already being planned, with bands being selected and booked!

WONFEST 2016 – Saturday 30th July!

We will be back at last year’s banging venue, the Dome in Tufnell Park!

https://www.facebook.com/events/902995123087716/904435449610350/

 

IT’S WONKFEST, IT’S THE PUNK ROCK GIG OF THE YEAR! IT’S FUCKING MENTAL!!!

Ok. First band I’m gonna announce are my favourite loonies – THE FRANCEENS!!
These barstards are beautiful! They’ll make you want to bop! X

Second band announced – RIGGOTS from Liverppol. These Antipop records darlings are wat special!! Can’t wait for you guys to see em!!!!

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Touring with the Raging Nathans

We’re teaming up with those fantastic boys The Raging Nathans as we tour the USA with them. WEEEEEEE!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1472206596414578/

10/22 Dayton, OH @ Bind Bobs
10/23 Lexington, KY @ Best Friend Bar
10/24 Huntsville, AL @ The Palace
10/25 Tampa, FL @ TBA
10/26 Orlando, FL @ Will’s Pub
10/27 St. Augustine, FL @ Shanghai Nobbys
10/28 Chattanooga, TN @ Sluggos
10/29 Atlanta, GA @ 529
10/30 Gainesville, FL @ FEST
10/31 Gainesville, FL @ FEST
11/01 Gainesville, FL @ FEST
11/02 Charleston, SC @ The Tin Roof
11/03 New Castle, DE @ Main Manor
11/04 Washington, DC @ Cafe St. Ex
11/05 Trenton, NJ @ Millhill Basement
11/06 Long Island, NY @ Amityville Music Hall
11/07 Philadelphia, PA @TBA

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Thanks All – Wonkfest Rocked!

wonkfest buffet

THANK YOU WONK FAM! THAT WAS NEXT LEVEL MENTAL!! I really love and appreciate every single one of you!! Roll on next year xxx

We’d like to thanks all the bands, the crew, the venue, and of course YOU GUYS who came and made it such a day it will be remembered in punk history.

Special thanks to those lovely boys from Slaves for their surprise appearance, who we’ll be supporting VERY SOON!

  • The Wonkfest quite rightly labels itself as “21st Century Punk”@Schwarzbrennen

Gig review:  http://ontroadfanzine.blogspot.co.uk/2015/07/wonkfest-3-review-dome-london.html 

ABSOLUTELY BUZZING!! WONKFEST CARNAGE!! NEXT UP MASSIVE UK TOUR WITH U.S LEGENDS Teenage Bottlerocket!! WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!! Xx

See a gallery of images from the day.  2 stages, 25 bands, utter mayhem.  Loved it.

Slaves

Those lovely chaps from Slaves rocking at Wonkfest!

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Wonk and Slaves Back on Tour

slaves tour with wonk unit

Delicious news for the Wonk fam!! Laurie sausage and silly boy Isaac of Slaves are taking the Wonk on tour!!! Yes the massive big venue tour in November!!! Get in QUICK!! Most of the venues are sold out already! We last toured together in 2012 when we released Muffy. This is for their Are You satisfied album. These gigs will be incredibly fun! I cannot wait!! Thank you Slaves. We love you very much. Xxx

Big venues, lovely people.

TICKETS:  http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/Slaves-tickets/artist/1871430

“WE’RE EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THAT WE ARE TAKING OUR FRIENDS “THE UNDERGROUND PUNK KINGS” WONK UNIT & NEW PALS Spring King ON TOUR WITH US IN NOVEMBER. THERE AREN’T MANY TICKETS LEFT SO YOU BETTER GET IN FAST. WWW.YOUAREALLSLAVES.COM/LIVE
XXX”

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Punk Rock BBQ 26 April 2015

Hosting a punk rock bbq today! *Sunday 26th April 2015*  Gonna be fun!!! x

ROUGH STAGE TIMES FOR TONIGHT! XX

4 – BBQ
5.30 – THE MERRY GANG
6.15 – CEREAL BOX HEROES
7 – THE MIGRAINES
7.45 – SHOT
8.30 THE KADT

NICE EARLY FINISH FOR SKOOL! X

THESE GIGS ARE ALL ABOUT CHILL! NO PRESSURE, HAVING A DRINK AND SOME FOOD ON A SUNDAY AFTERNOON WITH BUDDIES. WILL BE NICE. LET’S HOPE THE SUN DECIDES TO PUT IT’S HAT ON SO WE CAN ALL GET IRIE! X

The Windmill Brixton

22 Blenheim Gardens, Brixton, London, United Kingdom

LIGHTING THE BBQ AT 3PM,
STUFF OUT FACES AT 4,
BANDS FROM 5. SENSIBLE SUNDAY FINISH!

https://www.facebook.com/themigrainesband?fref=ts
https://www.facebook.com/thekadt?fref=ts
https://www.facebook.com/CBiatcH?fref=ts
https://www.facebook.com/shotpunx?fref=ts
https://www.facebook.com/TheMerryGang?fref=ts

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