Thirty years ago this September the 100 Club Punk Festival was held in London. Staged by Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren, the festival included performances by the Sex Pistols, The Clash, Subway Sect, Siouxsie & The Banshees, Chris Speeding, The Vibrators, The Damned and headline band the Buzzcocks.
It was only the Buzzcocks second appearance in London and came just two months after their Manchester debut. The Buzzcocks then went on to create a genre you could call pop-punk with commercial hits like What Do I Get?, I Dont Mind, Love You Moreand the all time classicEver Fallen in Love (with Someone You Shouldnt Have).
These punksters from the past will play at the Great Northern Hotel in Byron next Thursday, September 7. They will be supported by Sydney band The Happy Hate Me Nots.
Tickets are $36.50 and available from the venue, online atwww.byronbayentertainment.com, the ABC Centre Ballina (6686 2436) and Music Bizarre in Lismore (6622 3262).
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