Following the October 2015 Inaugural event, It’s Not Dead Fest is returning this August headlined by Rancid and Dropkick Murphys. The Pier was in attendance for the first event and we have our calendar marked Saturday, August 26th for the Punk Rock Festivals return!
Vans Warped Tour & It’s Not Dead founder Kevin Lyman says, “Ever since the first It’s Not Dead people have told me how much fun they had. So when Rancid and The Dropkick Murphys reached out, I said, Let’s do it again!”
That’s not a bad way to start a festival and from there the lineup grew into what we’re celebrating below. The Lineup:
Down By Law
Slaughter and the Dogs
Voodoo Glow Skulls
A Wilhelm Scream
and more to be announced…..
Some of the stand-outs on this line-up, for me personally and aside from the headliners, would be The Flatiners as they have a new album, Inviting Light, dropping April 7th, 2017. I’m also really excited to see the addition of The Interrupters along with longtime nods to The Toasters, Mad Caddies, Voo-Doo Glow Skulls (how awesome is that name?) and Buck-O-Nine.
Additionally and per the press release — Making their return to the festival are the pop-up art exhibition ‘Art’s Not Dead’ and the ‘Punks Well Read’ book signing and literary area, both curated by renowned punk rock photographer Lisa Johnson. Additionally, there will also be a ‘Punk Swap’ zone of unique and artisan finds under the big circus tent.
The art show will exhibit and sell works from many of the underground scene’s most acclaimed artists and photographers, while the book signings will highlight many of the punk world’s best authors.
The festival will be taking place on August 26th, 2017 at the Glen Helen Amphitheater Festival Grounds in San Bernadino, CA. Doors open at 12:00pm. Tickets start at $42.50 and you can explore all of your options and make your ticket-purchase by clicking HERE! Kids 10 and under will once again be admitted free with a paid adult.
The first It’s Not Dead Fest took place Oct. 10th, 2015 with headliners Bad Religion, NOFX, Pennywise & The Descendents. They had a rotating stage of non-stop punk-rock music that kept the dust up till the lights went out. What made last year so much fun was, aside from the 3 stages of non-stop music, was the Big Stage’s spin-wheel with a list of the line-up and whichever band the needle landed on, choose the next band to go up on stage. Last year, the final band to perform ended up being Pennywise. Read about last year’s festival as written by Blake Taylor by clicking HERE!
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Article By: Mike Patti