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From Tuesday 28 May 2002

The Ring promise Carling dates

Punktastic can reveal that The Promise Ring will appear at this years Carling Festival in Leeds and Reading. The band announced the news at last night’s gig in Manchester where they were supporting Jimmy Eat World. They will join a myriad of top-class punk bands

Monday 27 May 2002

Promote Punktastic and win a prize!

Want to win free cds and other punk rock related goodies? Well help us spread the word about Punktastic and be in with a chance of balgging free stuff… Those who have already signed up to be part of the street team will know that the deadline for this

Hackney Fest is go!

The second leg of this years Essential Festival has officially got the go ahead – and will rock London on August 2. And as Punktastic exclusively told you three weeks ago, Pennywise, AFI and Saves The Day will all take to the stage. American Nightmare, A and

Sunday 26 May 2002

Download or not to download?

The whole should you/should you not download music from the internet argument is one that will rage on for ever and ever I guess. But an interesting statement has appeared on a couple of other internet punk sites, and I believe everyone should read it. It is said to

A festival to end all festivals?

Goldfinger, The Icarus Line and Fenix TX have all been added to the Carling Festival bill. SoCal punkers Goldfinger will storm the Evening Session Stage along with LA noisesters The Icarus Line (Saturday 24th in Reading and Sunday 25th in Leeds), while Drive Thru

Saturday 25 May 2002

MxPx do Scooby Do theme!

Bremerton punks MxPx have been given the ‘honour’ of performing the theme song for the forthcoming Scooby Do movie. The film, a re-make of the hit cartoon, features the likes of Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr. But it seems as though Mike Herrera

thisGIRL get dream festival slot

Rotherham’s post-hardcore crew thisGIRL have confirmed an appearance at this years Reading and Leeds Festivals. The band will appear on the Carling Stage at Reading on the Friday and Leeds on the Sunday. The festival fulfills an ambition of drummer Ryan, who when interviewed by Punktastic earlier this year

Friday 24 May 2002

Uncle Brian – “We’re back!”

UK ska hopefuls Uncle Brian are back with a bang and will be heading out to a town near you this summer. Speaking exclusively to Punktastic, Dan told us what the band have been up to in the year that they have been out of action,

Be a Box Car Racer!

Blink 182 side-project are set to relase their debut album this coming Monday. And to celebrate the release, the band are giving you the opportunity to play the fantastic Box car Racer game! You can choose to be Tom, Travis, David or Anthony and get in your

Emo lovers delight starts on Saturday!

If you are a tad on the sensitive side, wear black rimmed glasses and like to sport a backpack, it’s almost certain that you’ll be interested in a tour that starts on Saturday. Because Jimmy Eat World and The Promise Ring are to embark on a