Have a Holiday In The Sun on us

By paul

This July, a classic punk festival is set to invade Blackpool, and you can be there!

The Holidays In The Sun festival first started way back in 1996, and has grown from strength to strength. The 2002 version, set to hit Blackpool’s Winter Gardens on July 19, 20 and 2, will see 95 bands invading three stages, all under the same roof.

The likes of the Dead Kennedys, Capdown, Lightyear, Consumed, Suicidal Tendencies and the US Bombs are just a few of the huge array of punk bands that are set to play.

And thanks to the organisers, four lucky Punktastic readers will be able to walk away with a pair of tickets to the event, in a competition that will be heading your way very soon.

But to whet your appetite for a festival that is surely going to rock your socks off, here are the bands that you can go and see:

FRIDAY 19TH JULY (doors 4pm)

The Olympia:

(SPUNGE)
CAPDOWN
CITIZEN FISH
LIGHTYEAR
4FT FINGERS
CONSUMED
STREET WALKING CHEETAHS
FLETCHER
W.O.R.M.

The Empress Ballroom:

THE ADICTS
PENETRATION
CHRON GEN
OXYMORON
VICE SQUAD
MENACE
RESISTANCE 77
FAST CARS
FOREIGN LEGION

The Arena:

D.O.A.
SPECIAL DUTIES
RED ALERT
SICK ON THE BUS
FUNERAL DRESS
V2
CONTEMPT
99’S
NO CHOICE
MIKABOMB
APA

SATURDAY 20TH JULY (doors noon)

The Olympia:

SUICIDAL TENDENCIES
D.R.I.
DOWN BY LAW
STAMPIN GROUND
THE FORGOTTON
JESSE JAMES
DA SKYWALKERS
VANILLA POD
ASSERT
KNUCKLEDUST
LUBBY NUGGETT
GLUEBALL
STUNTFACE

The Empress Ballroom:

THE EXPLOITED
ANTI NOWHERE LEAGUE
UK SUBS
PETER AND THE TEST TUBE BABIES
999
THE SKEPTIX
US BOMBS
TOTAL CHAOS
VIBRATORS
TEMPLARS
UNDEAD
ANTIDOTE
PINK TORPEDOES

The Arena:

THE DICKIES
JANUS STARK
TV SMITH
GONADS
BEERZONE
DEMOB
RETALIATOR
BUS STATION LOONIES
ZERO TOLERANCE
DEADLINE
NY RELX
THE VIRUS
DEAD PETS
THE KRAYS
AGE OF CHAOS

SUNDAY 21ST JULY (doors 1pm)

The Olympia:

DEAD KENNEDYS
THE BUSINESS
ELECTRIC FRANKENSTEIN
UNION 13
DOG TOFFEE
GOLDBLADE
FIVE KNUCKLE
FOAMERS
BUZZKILL

The Empress Ballroom:

CONFLICT
SUBHUMANS
GBH
HARDSKIN
M.D.C.
VARUKERS
LEFTOVER CRACK
DRONGOS FOR EUROPE
AWKWARD THOUGHT
MOLOTOV COCKTAIL

The Arena:

ONE WAY SYSTEM
WARRIORS
SPLOGENESSABOUNDS
DISCIPLINE
ARGY BARGY
THREATS
RUNNIN RIOT
M.D.M.
SIC BOY FEDERATION
SWELLBELLYS
FILTHY LOOKERS

There are still some bands to be confirmed as well, if that little lot wasn’t enough! There will also be trade stands, official merchandise and a free colour programme to all weekend ticket holders.

Tickets for the all-ages event are:
Weekend tickets – all three stages – £65 (110 Euros including return postage)
Day tickets- all three stages – £22.50

Credit Card bookings – 02476 559992 (coventry)
Email: datarecords@btopenworld.com

Tickets are available with no booking fee from HITS festivals Ltd, PO Box 2650, Wells, Somerset, BA5 1YL (cheques, PO’s and IMO’s only – payable to Holidays in the Sun Festivals Ltd) please enclose an SAE.

A competition to win four pairs of tickets will be up on Punktastic soon. In the meantime, check out www.holidaysinthesun.net for more information.

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