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LIVE: Manchester Punk Festival 2023 – Saturday

After the giddiness of the first day of Manchester Punk Festival, we spend Saturday morning trying to work out how you watch three bands at the same time. Not unlike every year, the line up Manchester Punk Festival have put together is a vast and exciting combination of bands

Friday 29 December 2017

The Copyrights, The Restarts, The Spook School and more added to Manchester Punk Festival 2018

Manchester Punk Festival have announced another wave of bands to play their 2018 edition. The Copyrights, The Restarts, The Spook School, The Baby Seals, Revenge of the Psychotronic Man, Holiday, Hoof, Start at Zero, No Matter, Speedozer, Ducking Punches, Casual Nausea, Tellison, Lucinda Livingstone and Millie Manders will join the

Tuesday 19 December 2017

Lightyear confirm new UK shows

Lightyear have announced additional UK shows for next year. The Derby ska punks will be playing headline shows in Birmingham and Sheffield in April, as well as headlining Level Up Fest in London in July. These shows coincide with the band’s previously announced appearance at Manchester Punk Festival in April. The

Friday 01 December 2017

Iron Chic, Lightyear and more added to Manchester Punk Festival

Manchester Punk Festival have announced the third round of bands to play their 2018 edition. Iron Chic, Lightyear, Waterweed, Dead Neck, Captain Trips, Brassick, Apologies, I Have None, Bobby Funk, Wadeye, Crumbs, Eat Defeat, Hot Mass, Goodbye Blue Monday, The Raging Nathans, Enda McCallan, Carl Moorcraft, and Tim Loud will

Saturday 14 October 2017

Lightyear announce new documentary, ‘This Music Doesn’t Belong to You’

Derby ska punks Lightyear have announced that they will be working on a new documentary, entitled ‘This Music Doesn’t Belong to You’. The film will look at the DIY punk scene of the late 90s and the early 2000s. More info can be found on the band’s Pledge Campaign

Sunday 07 May 2017

Lightyear announce permanent reunion plus UK tour with Unqualified Nurse Band and The Bar Stool Preachers

Lightyear have announced that they will be permanently reforming. The Derby ska punk ensemble were mainly active from 1997 to 2003, releasing an EP and two albums, 2001’s ‘Call of the Weasel Clan’ and 2003’s ‘Chris Gentlemens Hairdresser and the Railway Book Shop’, on Household Name Records, and were known

Thursday 05 July 2012

Lightyear @ O2 Academy, Islington

Lightyear were arguably the greatest band of the UK ska scene back in the day, causing untold levels of chaos wherever they roamed. They came back and did it one more time this summer, and we got snaps of them closing off their tour at the O2 Academy in

Sunday 30 July 2006

Lightyear – Mean Fiddler, London

With the return of one of the UK’s best-loved bands to the capital taking place at the most soulless and frustrating of venues, the Mean Fiddler, the early doors meant that GROWN AT HOME had to contend with the fact that, to most people, 5.30pm

Wednesday 01 October 2003

Lightyear – Derby Old Vic Inn

*This took place at the Assembly Rooms* What a night. What an atmosphere, more to the point. Lightyear bowed out in style with their last show in Derby

Friday 29 August 2003

Lightyear – Reading Festival