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From Wednesday 27 March 2019

Story Untold and Between You & Me Announce Co-Headline Tour

Attention pop punk fans – your two new favourite bands (and if they’re not yet – they will be) have just announced a co-headline tour of the UK & Europe to coincide with their appearances at Slam Dunk Festival in May. Canadians Story Untold have joined forces with their Aussie

23 bands added to 2000 Trees line-up

Just in case they hadn’t already provided us with one of the most stacked line-ups of 2019, 2000 Trees have today announced another 23 bands for this year’s festival. Joining the mindblowing existing line-up – headlined by Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls, You Me At Six and Deaf Havana

The Pickup publishes one thousand bands!

In January 2018, we launched The Pickup – a dedicated space for new music where new and established bands alike could send us their music and get the recognition they deserve, and where music fans like you and us could find our new favourite bands. If you haven’t

Tuesday 26 March 2019

Additional 120 artists join The Great Escape 2019 line-up

The weather is warming, the skies are clearing (temporarily), shops are drowning in Easter eggs – it can only mean one thing. Festival season is nearly upon us, and The Great Escape are preparing to kick things off in style by adding another 120 artists to their line-up. Check out

Monday 25 March 2019

grandson announces UK and EU ‘No Apologies’ tour

As well as appearing at Slam Dunk Festival in both Leeds and Hatfield, politically charged grandson will also be playing a handful of headline shows as part of his ‘No Apologies’ tour. The UK dates are as follows: MAY 22 LONDON, Underworld 23 GLASGOW, Cathouse 25 LEEDS, Slam Dunk Festival North 26 HATFIELD, Slam Dunk

Pleiades share video for new single ‘All At Your Mercy’

Pleiade sare a five piece post-metal band fromManchesterbrought together through their love of all things emo and alternative. Originally creating emotive instrumental soundscapes as a three-piece, the band held auditions for a vocalist to add an extra dimension. ‘All At Your Mercy’ is taken from their forthcoming EP of the

Monday 18 March 2019

Punktastic partner up with this years Bristol Booze Cruise

Following on from the huge success of Hamburg’s Booze Cruise Festivals, the team behind one of mainland Europe’s premiere DIY-punk-rock weekends are now bringing the festival to the UK for the first time on 24th – 26th May. Booze Cruise will be bringing its unique atmosphere and intimate boat shows to Bristol later

Thursday 14 March 2019

70 acts announced to play Sziget Festival

Budapest’s 7 day festival has now announced a massive 70 acts to play across the week. Headliners include Foo Fighters, twenty one pilots and The National, all of whom will be joined by the following Punktastic faves: Kodaline Johnny Marr Idles Pale Waves Coheed and Cambria Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls Gang of Youths Frank Carter and

Tuesday 12 March 2019

Simple Creatures to play one-off London show this April

In conjunction with the release of their debut EP ‘Strange Love’ on March 29, super group Simple Creatures – made up of All Time Low’s Alex Gaskarth and Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus – will be playing a handful of shows across the US and will be making an additional stop

Punktastic’s March Playlist

It can’t have escaped your attention lately that there is just a butt tonne of great music out there. So in the spirit of that we’ve started a playlist of what the PT team is listening to each month that you can check out below. We’ll be constantly adding