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From Tuesday 01 July 2014

Our guide to Sonisphere 2014

Metallica are a band that we photographed at Sonisphere. Because we’ve been big shots for years now. So, we’re in full swing this summer. The return of Sonisphere is more than welcome (we had an absolute blast last time it was in town), and with some big headliners and massive

Monday 30 June 2014

A note from Tom: today I’m stepping down as editor

You can read our announcement about Tom and our new editor Ben – below is a goodbye note from Tom. – Today I’m stepping down as Editor of Punktastic. At Punktastic, I’ve been a forum n00b,

LIVE: Download Festival 2014 – Sunday

Missed what we got up to on the Friday and Saturday? Our Sunday morning at Download started in a rather over-filled hotel room (we may have chickened out of camping at Download this year, sorry punks). It proceeded into digging up the remnants of energy from our souls

Saturday 28 June 2014

LIVE: Download Festival 2014 – Saturday

After Friday turned into a blur, we were looking forward to the biggest night of every Download Festival – Saturday. With the added “bonus” of England’s opening World Cup game after the headliners, we knew it was going to be a long old day. After

Wednesday 25 June 2014

LIVE: Download Festival 2014 – Friday

Donington has been the site of many legendary performances over the years, and this year’s Download lineup – despite raising a few eyebrows with some of the additions – had plenty to offer in terms of new music and some of our personal favourites. We were getting rather excited

Thursday 19 June 2014

Download Sunday: I Don’t Wanna Miss A Thing

We shook off the hangovers and got to the fields with a cider bright and early after a rather late night watching the ludicrous display on Saturday at Download, and we decided that it was go big or go home time. There was many fine bands on the final

Wednesday 18 June 2014

Download Saturday: My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark

Saturday at Download 2014 involved a little less punk on the non main stage places, so we relaxed, got involved with some crowd shots, and saw some wonderful bands taking to the main stage, including Fall Out Boy and Link Park performing Hybrid Theory in full!

Tuesday 17 June 2014

Download Friday: Come Out And Play

The Friday of Download is always an absolute party, and this year was no different. Before we crack into the written reviews, we’ve got galleries from every day on the way. Our Editor Tom was in charge of photos at Download this year, capturing the madness and the music

Wednesday 11 June 2014

Listen back to Punktastic on the Radio One Review Show

Listen back to last night’s Radio One Review Show, which featured Jono from Blitz Kids and our Editor Tom as guests, by using the link below. Tom played a brand new Officer Down song. It’s great.

Tuesday 10 June 2014

INTERVIEW: Rob Lynch [Slam Dunk 2014]

We caught up with the one and only Rob Lynch at this year’s Slam Dunk festival ahead of his big trip to the US for Warped Tour 2014. How was Slam Dunk North yesterday? Amazing. It was the best set I’ve ever done at Slam Dunk before and I’ve played it