Punk Rock Picnic Returns–Supposedly
March 24, 2015 - Picnic Time
John GilhooleyHey guys, Punk Rock Picnic is back!That’s right. It’s back…supposedly. Over a weekend, while many of OC’s punks were bustling during Musink, a Punk Rock Picnic Music Festival sensitively announced a lineup. Notice we didn’t contend confirmed. If we review a cover story in 2013 about how this festival and a upholder Steve Smith wound adult costing sheet holders, bands and vendors thousands on thousands of tough warranted dollars when it was cancelled during a final minute, we can know because we competence be a small gun shy. But here we are. Ready to try this again?!
For what it’s worth, a lineup–headlined by Cockney Rejects with support from Agent Orange, Shattered Faith, Ill Repute among others–seems solid, despite a lot some-more medium than touting GWAR or Danzig. It competence even be doable. And unless you’ve already perceived your personally addressed reinstate check (you 5 know who we are), afterwards those of we who still have sheet stubs from a 2013 disturbance will be authorised to trade them in during will call to get new tickets, according to Smith’s Facebook entice for a event. Hope we took good caring of those aged tickets, guys.
This year’s festival might also be hold during a new plcae in Long Beach–Marina Green park on Shoreline Dr., a stone’s chuck divided from a Queen Mary. Thankfully though, it’s been scheduled for a summer time–far divided from that annoying Long Beach Grand Prix that happens each year in April. And new sheet buyers should also know that Smith shows signs of cleaning adult his act by regulating Brown Paper Tickets this year instead of prior broker, Purple Pass–which somehow managed to give all of your income divided with no idea as to where it went.
Anyway, we know a tinge here is a bit oppressive and, well, it should be. Also, it’s value observant that so distant NONE of a headlining or categorical ancillary acts on a lineup have announced they’re personification this thing around amicable media, websites, etc. But maybe, only maybe, PRP will work out this time. And maybe, only maybe, we won’t have to write a same cover story twice. Full lineup and sheet info below. Caveat emptor.