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WONK UNIT + DARKO + GEISTFIGHT in Guildford

The Star Inn, Guildford
Friday 19th February 2016
2 Quarry Street, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 3TY
Tickets £5 Adv from seetickets.com. Doors 8pm

WONK UNIT are back! This time at The Star Inn, headlining a stonking evening of punkness! Can’t help but love these guys, brilliant live, they will be fresh from appearing as main tour support to Mercury Music Prize Nominees SLAVES on their January tour

“One of the most unique bands in modern punk rock. Wonk Unit are a fresh breath of life in the London punk scene. They’re fun, weird, poetic and utterly compelling all at once, a must-see.” (Art Rocker)

Support comes from Guildford beardy exponents of melodic hardcore, DARKO and ska/punk outfit GEISTFIGHT

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WONK in Imperia, Italy!

Sexy Italian stuff;

ThreeLittleLadies, in collaborazione con TNS Records e il Circolo Arci Camalli sono orgogliosi di presentare il primo tour Italiano in assoluto dei WONK UNIT.
La punk rock band di Londra sta facendo parlare molto di se sopratutto nel Regno Unito in seguito alla pubblicazione del loro ultimo lavoro “Feel The Wonkness” che sta ottenendo ottime recensioni sui piu’ famosi music magazines inglesi, e anche grazie a tour di altissimo profilo in supporto a bands del calibro dei Teenage Bottlerocket e Raging Nathans, ma sopratutto un imminente tour completamente sold out, in compagnia degli SLAVES, nelle piu’ grandi arene Inglesi.
Questo e’ un tour sinceramente imperdibile per tutti gli amanti del punk rock di quello senza limitazioni e ricco di influenze che vanno dallo ska al punk rock melodico al rock.
I Les Libeth apriranno le danze e gli altri guests di questo mini festival verranno annunciati a breve, cosi’ come i dettagli della serata..

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Outcider Festival in Somerset

Outcider Festival is now in its 3rd year of bringing great music, fantastic ciders and a beautiful atmosphere to a small gathering of like-minded people at Fernhill Farm in Somerset.

No hipsters, no tossers, no tribute bands, no Carling lager.

The 2016 line-up is to be announced shortly so please join our Facebook page for updates. And while you are there have a look back through the photos and reviews from 2014 and 2015 to see why this is the best little festival in the West Country…

WONK UNIT player 7th August.

The full line-up for Outcider Festival 2016 is now officially announced and we hope you will agree that it’s an absolute cracker!

Please raise your cider jars and welcome… The Slackers, The Skimmity Hitchers, The Roughneck Riot, Mischief Brew, Duncan Disorderly & the Scallywags, Gaz Brookfield, The Eskies, The Majestic, Popes of Chillitown,The Jellycats, UKFeds, WONK UNIT, Jake & The Jellyfish, Matilda’s Scoundrels, Seven Little Sisters, King Tuts Revenge, The Surfin’ Birds,Imprints, The Sweetchunks Band, Fish Hook, Clayton Blizzard, The Inbredz, Benny Mayhem (Solo), Jo Carley and The Old Dry Skulls, The Franklys, Efa Supertramp, Jawbone Music, Lobster Music, IDestroy,Pepper’s Ghost, Eat Your Greens, The Acrustic Badger Band, Andy Twyman Fan Page and Mike Dennis. Phew!

Please like and share this post to encourage your friends and like-minded people to come along and sample the unique Outcider atmosphere. We are limited to 500 people and anticipating a sell-out so don’t miss out!

Tickets on sale now! http://fuelledby.bigcartel.com/products

We can’t wait to open the farm gates and get crazy with you on August 5th!

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Bearded Theorys Spring Gathering Festival

Bearded Theory`s Spring Gathering

Bank Holiday weekend May 26th -29th, 2016

Bearded Theory is a multi-award winning creative and performing arts festival set in the beautiful grounds of Catton Hall in the heart of the National Forest. The festival borders 3 counties of West Midlands, South Derbyshire and Staffordshire and only 2 hours away for 50% of the UKs population. The festival boasts 5 music stages, theatre, comedy, a huge Children’s Village which is free to use by families, award winning bars operated by Thornbridge Brewery, free hot showers, a festival school operating on Friday enabling children to be taken out of education without being fined, a stunning Woodland Stage set in a Woodland clearing, Healing Area and has National Coach Travel from major cities in the UK. We are one of the very few festivals that allow you to bring your own drink into our arenas.

In 2014 we won “Promoter of the Year” award at the UK Festival Awards in London and Festival Kidz “Silver Award”. In 2013, after being shortlisted for many years, we finally won “Best Small Festival” at the UK Festival Awards and a Festival Kidz “Gold Award”. In 2011 we won the “UKs Best Independent Festival” at the AIM Music Awards. Over the years we have also been shortlisted for many awards including Best Family Festival, Best Grassroots, and Best Toilets.

The festival has always been audience led and our programming is operated the same now as when we started 9 years ago. We book acts off the back of your recommendations, improved our infrastructure in line with feedback and sourced the vendors and bars off the back of the suggestions of people that attend.

The Pallet

Friday

Levellers

TBC

KILLING JOKE

REVEREND & THE MAKERS

TBA

Roughneck Riot

Red Monroes

Saturday

Public Image Limited

BLACK UHURU

BILLY BRAGG

Wilko Johnson

Cockney Rejects

Skerryvore

Moulettes

Will tun and the Wasters

Sunday

TBC

TBC

From the Jam

Bad Manners

Mad Dog Mcrae

Talisman

THE TIPS

TBC

THE WOODLAND

Friday

 Turin Brakes

NEW TOWN KINGS

The Tuts

Mado et les Frères Pinard

Wonk Unit

ATILLA THE STOCKBROKER

STEViE – One Bloke One Mandolin

TBC

TBC

Saturday

JACK SAVORETTI

3 Daft Monkeys

Sheelanagig

Filaments

Senser

Blyth Power

True Decievers

FAIRGROUND ACCIDENTS

dirty vertebrae

TBC

Sunday

Beans on Toast

John Otway & Band

Popes of Chillitown

Please Y Self Skiffle Band

Pog

TBC

Keiths Big Uke Jam

FLUTATIOUS

MAGICAL SOUNDS

Friday

STRONTIUM DOGS

CHRIS LIBERATOR AND STIRLING MOSS

SUBGIANT

GLOWBONES

My Bad Sister

DOGHOUSE (SICKNOTE)

DARK CITY SISTAS

BENJI303

CRYSTAL GEF

DRUM MACHINE

Saturday

JUNO REACTOR

DJ LUCAS

MANMADEMAN

MERV PEPLER (EAT STATIC)

OOOD

ED TANGENT

AUDIOADDICTZ

MUTATED PONY

MAD MICK

ENGINE EARS

Sunday

OTT & The All-Seeing I

THE ORB SOUNDSYSTEM

ASTRALASIA

LOOP GURU

NITEWORKS

INDIGIO HERDER

USHTI BABA

REV DREAD SUNDAY SERVICE

– See more at: http://www.beardedtheory.co.uk/line-up/#sthash.l9HkDcmo.dpuf

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Roughneck Riot Birthday Bash 2016

Since last years gig was so much fun we’ve decided to do it again.. To celebrate what will be 11 years of us managing to be a band we’ve invited a load of our friends to come and play our hometown. This is an all ages event at the awesome Pyramid Centre, tickets ar £10 adv (more info on where you can buy will be annoounced soon) or £12 otd.

STAGE 1
6 – 6.30 Grolschbusters
Our Dutch friends! Premium Punk est. 1989! An infectious mix of punk and brute rock’n’roll with a dash of folk. The Grolschbusters are rude, raw, tight and melodic. Fat punk rock straight from the heart, for nearly 25 years.
www.grolschbusters.nl/

7 – 7.30 Holiday
4 piece melodic punk band playing happy songs about unhappy things.
www.holiday.bandcamp.com

8 – 8.30 Rasta Four Eyes
Rasta4Eyes are a collective of musicians from Merseyside & Greater Manchester who combine dub reggae rhythms with the power and energy of punk and the danceable grooves of ska. The live show contains jaw-dropping sax solos, harmonica, melodica, and sweet vocal harmonies – all glued together by a solid rhythm section.
http://rasta4eyes.co.uk/

9 – 9.30 Smokey Bastard
Formed in early 2007, Reading-based Folk-Punk outfit Smokey Bastard started with the intention of being the UK’s answer to the likes of Dropkick Murphys and Flogging Molly. Smokey Bastard are now ready to release their third offering, “Back to the Drawing Room”. With a more progressive approach to rhythm and song writing, Smokey Bastard are pushing the limits of what you thought Folk-Punk could be.
http://www.smokeybastard.com/

10 – 10.30 WONK UNIT
“One of the most unique bands in modern punk rock. Wonk Unit are a fresh breath of life in the London punk scene. They’re fun, weird, poetic and utterly compelling all at once, a must-see.”
https://wonkunit.com/

11 The Roughneck Riot
By no means a traditional folk-punk band, Roughneck Riot have been making their mark on the underground punk scene for over a decade with their heavy, melodic sound. Drawing influence from a menagerie of folk, punk and hardcore bands and praised for their high octane live performances, they’re intent on highlighting socio-political issues of the 21st century to a new generation of punks.
https://roughneckriot.bandcamp.com/

STAGE 2
6.30 – 7 Hello Mabel
Female acoustic folk twosome from Warrington featuring members of Roughneck Riot and Fish Bastard.
http://hellomabel.bandcamp.com/album/we-lost-all-hope

7.30 – 8 Jordan Thomas
Solo set from John Player Specials frontman!

8.30 – 9 Paper Wings
5 piece folk-punk street band from Liverpool with members of Bolshy and A Fish Called Bastard. Consisting of a Mandolin, Violin, Double Bass, Guitar, Cajon and vocals by everyone!
https://www.facebook.com/paperwingsliverpool/videos/vb.336146436571575/417502281769323/?type=3&theater

9.30 – 10 captain hotknives
Acoustic comedy fun from Yorkshire.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMBQN7JXj7c

10.30 – 11 Billy Liar
‘Scotland’s finest angry young man turned incredible storytelling acoustic punk poet.’
http://www.billyliarmusic.com/

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Wonk Unit + UK Subs, Warehouse 23

Saturday 23rd April 2016

Doors Open: 19:00
Advanced Ticket Price: £12
Age Restriction: 14+

Event Details:

Supported by Criminal Mind, Wonk Unit and Klammer

With 2016 marking the U.K. Subs’ 40th anniversary; this legendary punk band continues to represent the true spirit of punk rock. Inspired by the Damned at the birth of British Punk, the now equally legendary Charlie Harper formed the Subs out of his then R&B outfit The Marauders, late in 1976.

Starting out as The Subversives, the name was shortened to The Subs and then changed to U.K. Subs, whilst early line-ups merged their high-speed R&B sound into punk.

October 1977 saw Charlie joined by Nicky Garratt on guitar, and it was the Harper/Garratt song writing partnership that would go on to collaborate on the band’s most successful record releases. Through 1977 and 1978 the band played shows all over London including the infamous Roxy punk club, building up a fiercely loyal and sizeable following. Their first ‘recorded’ output was on the ‘Farewell To The Roxy’ LP.

This bought them to the attention of John Peel who was obviously impressed enough to offer to finance their first single. However, City Records ended up releasing their first brilliant single, C.I.D, in September 1978. It became a huge indie number 1 hit. In 1979, they signed to Gem Records and surprised everyone by becoming one of the most consistently and visibly successful punk bands, with seven consecutive UK Top 30 hits between 1979-81 – Stranglehold, Tomorrows Girls, She’s Not There, Warhead, Teenage, Party In Paris and Keep On Running. They also scored two UK top ten albums – Brand New Age and Crash Course – establishing themselves throughout the world with a heavy touring schedule that still continues to this day.

Led by the indefatigable 70 years young Charlie Harper – now venerated as the godfather of UK punk – the band has continued to improve through various line-ups and record companies.

 

Still touring worldwide, they maintain that true spirit of punk rock continuing to inspire each subsequent generation of fans. There has never been any division of fan and band with the Subs, and Charlie’s unrelenting love of his audience and music shines through. This is something that galvanized listeners of Steve Lamacq’s BBC 6music show to vote them as the most respected of Punk ‘icons’, to win the 2010 Punk World Cup.

2015 saw the eagerly anticipated new album ‘Yellow Leader’ released on Captain Oi! Records to a crescendo of critical acclaim, as they near their quest to be the first band to release their official albums alphabetically A to Z!. The worldwide touring regime has continued apace – including the USA, Europe and Japan as the band continue to entertain and amaze with their powerful live shows.

With a fabulous line up in place since 2005, Charlie, Jet on guitar, Alvin Gibbs on bass and Jamie Oliver on drums, the U.K. Subs continue to entertain, enlighten and enthuse with blistering recordings and enthralling live shows.

Like a vintage wine – the U.K. Subs just get better and better.

 

Online Tickets:www.seetickets.comwww.eventim.co.uk(0844 249 1000)

Tickets also available from:
Hellraiser Records, Wah Wah Records and Wakefield Visitor Centre (Wakefield). Crash Records and Jumbo Records (Leeds)

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Wonk Unit in Stamford; 8 Band All Dayer

We’ve come up with a new concept; chill afternoon then gig all night.

16th April 2016.

This will be an afternoon spent hanging out at Mama Lizs with a Vegan BBQ and then a 8 band evening spectacular in The Voodoo Lounge. Gazeebos, Beers, Burgers, Clowns. Sweet. More info as it becomes available. This day will be a benefit for North Cambs Hunt Sabs, because we hate Fox Hunting Toffs.

BBQ and beer 2.30-5.30pm. 

8 Bands and beer 5.30 – Midnight (bar open late)

* The BBQ will be vegan, but Mama Liz’s caters for meat eaters if you prefer plus there’s decent take away chinese opposite venue, and very good chip shop 10 minutes walk away.

UPDATE: Friends of Scary Clown, the fantastic WONK UNIT, have been added to the line-up.

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Line-up is COMPLETE!  8 Banging  Bands, Advance Tix £10, more on the door!

  • WONK UNIT!
  • Vanilla Pod
  • Black Volvo
  • Pizza Tramp
  • Meansteed
  • The Siknotes
  • The Atoms
  • A Great Notion
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SLAVES & Wonk Unit in Manchester

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

 

EXTRA DATE ADDED AS PART OF TOUR BEING RE-SCHEDULED TO JANUARY.  TIX AVAILABLE!

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