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NEWPORT PUNK AND NEW WAVE FESTIVAL 2018 – “The Future is Unwritten”

Newport Punk FestivalDon’t miss out on going to Newport Punk and New Wave Festival on Saturday 3rd November 2018.

The festival will take place at The Neon, Clarence Place, Newport, South East Wales NP19 7AB

Early Bird tickets are only £23 + bf and to book, please call 01472 349 222 or go online at

To find out more about the line up and festival in general, please visit

Don’t be late, doors open at 12.30 p.m and the music starts at 1.00 p.m. and ends at 11.00 p.m.



Before we know it, the warm weather will be gone and winter will be upon us………….but the good news is so will this music festival!

Solid Entertainments is very pleased to announce that Newport Punk and New Wave Festival will be taking place at The Neon on Saturday 3rd November 2018

In a country with many thousands of loyal Punk fans, we wanted to make sure that our first festival of this kind in Wales delivers some of the very best sounds the UK has to offer.  With The Rezillos headlining and several other very different, but striking bands in the line-up, we are in no doubt that this will be a great festival and one live music event not to miss!

Having made it into the 21st century that they sang about so often in the 20th it’s fitting that The Rezillos rebirth should warp them into the present still finding themselves firmly in step both musically and conceptually.  Their music has stayed edgy, having remained in its own league from the very beginning.  Certainly, like all punk rock it’s sometimes creatively derivative (er, like all rock and roll…), thus, while a lot of good bands can sound like everyone else, the really great bands are what everyone’s sounding like and yet whose sound simply cannot be repeated

Musically, The Rezillos are truly influential to the so-called neo-punk scene as the best musicians that recorded and performed during that era.  Their music is, upon inspection, “poppy,” but at the same time quintessentially loud, fast rock and roll that eschews the mainstream.  It’s upbeat, while at the same time showing a dark side to their songs (“Cold Wars” could be a theme from a yet-to-be unearthed John Le Carre novel-turned-film circa 1967, and “I Can’t Stand My Baby” is an anti-love song about breaking up because one can’t stand the other)

They prefer a planet where growing up doesn’t happen until after you’re dead and the world runs on high-octane, guitar-driven, anti-mope rock with the wildest hook lines.  The Rezillos are: Fay Fife-Vocal, Eugene Reynolds-Vocal, Angel Paterson-Drums, Jim Brady –Guitar and Chris Agnew-Bass


This year’s line-up so far comprises of:

The Rezillos – need anything else be said!

Anti Pasti – the industrial rumble of their Midlands home may have given way to the sleek hiss of hi-tech engineering, but Anti-Pasti’s thunderous locomotive rolls on untamed!

Chron Gen – born in a Hertfordshire school music room, one rainy afternoon in 1977 and raised on a healthy diet of playing Pistols, Clash & Damned covers!

Department S – evolving from a previous punk/ska combo, Guns For Hire, the band are back playing gigs for what is now the 9th year since they reformed!

Foreign Legion – their powerful stage presence is renowned for its raw energy and the band never fails to deliver a show that absolutely rocks!

Peter And The test Tube Babies – playing shows all over the world and cemented their status as one of the most brilliant and funniest live bands in punk rock culture!

Sham 69 – to many true fans who know and have followed the band, they still command respect and keeping the true faith of what SHAM 69 original!

When these artists step on stage (and more acts to be announced soon), festival goers can expect to see explosive, uncut, full-on live performances and hear a range of awesome sounds with sets that incorporate a mix of punk in its many forms

No need to worry about searching for food and drinks on the day, there will be a range of alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages, real ales available and a varied menu that should meet everyone’s taste!




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