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NoFX, Rancid, Pennywise Set To Headline Camp Punk In Drublic Festival
Fat Mike of NoFX is debuting a new campout festival this summer, bringing together the ever-constant companions that are punk rock music and large amounts of delicious beer.
Fat Mike's Camp Punk In Drublic, named of course after NoFX's 1994 LP Punk In Drublic, a classic cut of '90s skater punk's most irreverent pre-pop days, will constitute a three-day concert series in Thornville, Ohio, and will cap off NoFX's 2018 spring tour of the same name.
Tapped to play the festival alongside NoFX are fellow '90s punk mainstays Rancid and Pennywise, with The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, Goldfinger, Sick of It All, Lagwagon, Strung Out, the Bouncing Souls, Face to Face, Jello Biafra & the Guantanamo School of Medicine, Mad Caddies, Street Dogs, the Interrupters, Guttermouth, and Bad Cop Bad Cop.
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While both the NoFX tour (alongside Bad Religion) and the music festival will share the same central theme – that being live music and craft beer tastings – the campout will expand on the tour's offerings with, carnival games, a dodgeball arena, "Fatty's Midnite Matinee" late-night movie screenings, and "campfire stories from punk legends Fat Mike, Keith Morris, Jello Biafra, Eric Melvin, El Hefe, Erik Sandin, and more!"
In a statement announcing the festival, Fat Mike laid out his vision for the event with his trademark levity, "The thing about camping is that really nothing can go wrong, because everything is already wrong …Punk rockers don't really know how to camp. They know how to wear hoodies, drink, and lean on each other. The good thing is that we got a lot of generators and an unlimited supply of kegs (some are even full of beer). …But there will be 17 great bands, 2 mediocre bands, and 5,000 kegs of beer. What could possibly go wrong?"
Camp Punk In Drublic will be getting drunk and disorderly June 1 – 3 at Ohio's Legend Valley outdoor venue. A limited run of advance tickets will go on sale from between 10 a.m. – midnight on Friday, March 30. Additional ticketing information and prices can be found on the festival website.