My request has been answered! I was bitching about not having a big ska or punk festivals in NYC like Vegas has (Punk Rock Bowling, Viva Ska Vegas) but looks like things are about to change! Asbestos Records, Christian McKnight, Adam Fachler are organizing a big two-day ska festival in New York City on Friday May 31st and Saturday June 1st at Irving Plaza. Sweet!
The full lineup hasn’t been announced yet but the first band playing is Thumper! Remember them? A LOT more bands will be announced over time but stay tune at the festival’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/AppleStompNYC.
I hate to speculate which bands they are getting but I hear there will be a lot of reunions! I’m hoping for a Hepcat performance!