Innovative, free admission, all ages, open to everyone and to all kinds of ideas. Andrea Caredda (the Manges, Veterans, Striped Music) and Franz Barcella (Otis Tours, Edonè, Radio BAM!) have spent a big part of their lives being active in the underground scene, and they are now working together on a new festival, based on the very simple concept:
“what if we bring together all the labels, distros, bands and artists of the International punk rock scene, in a single, open event?”
Not a single brand. Not built around a single name, or a star. Just a showcase, and a rally (“raduno”), for a part of the underground that never stopped being active, and also a great party that everyone is invited to join.
This is the first edition line up:
Thu July 14 2016 // WARMUPSHOW (20:00 – 24:00)
Fri July 15 2016 // DAYONE (20:00 – 24:00)
JIMMY VAPID (Canada)
Sat July 16 2016 // DAYTWO (15:00 – 24:00)
THE MANGES (Italy)
BABY SHAKES (USA)
THE LEECHES (Italy)
LUCY AND THE RATS (UK)
THE RATCLIFFS (Austria)
Sun July 17 2016 // #FILLERDAY (12:00 – 20:30)
COUNCIL OF RATS (Italy)
TEENAGE BUBBLEGUMS (Italy)
A Chixdiggit! European exclusive gig for their 25th anniversary? Check!
Zatopeks celebrating their 15th? Check!
Jimmy Vapid playing The Vapids hits backed by the Mugwumps? Check!
Punk Rock Raduno will take place at Spazio Giovani Edonè in Bergamo, a multifunctional venue already known for underground events like Bergamo Sottosuolo, The Exhibition Night, Monster Zero Summer Mash, Vintage Roots Festival, Bergamo Reggae and more.
To help all the people that will attend from out of town (and out of Italy), taking advantage of the (very close) Bergamo international airport, and to create an original “festival experience”, the dedicated offer is #punkrockhostel In the event days, the high-quality Bergamo Hostel, located in Monterosso (10 minutes walk to the venue) will accept only the festival crowd and artists. Beside accommodation and breakfast, the guests will receive a copy of the Punk Rock Raduno compilation, gadgets, and access to an exclusive secret show that will take place in the hostel. It is still possible to book accomodation at:
The punk record labels that will take part in the first edition are Surfin’ Ki Records (Italy), It’s Alive Records (USA), Monster Zero Records (Austria), Striped Records (Italy).
They will have at least two bands of their roster playing at the fest, and they contributed to the release of a vinyl LP of the Punk Rock Raduno. 18 previosly unreleased or rare songs from the 18 bands composing the festival line up. The record will be available at the event, and hostel guests will get a free copy. And there is more: DJ sets, Ramones.World exhibit, merchandise and records vendors, the Punk Rock Raduno fanzine.
Edonè is also an excellent hangout for food&beverages lovers, with his choice of restaurant, pizzeria, burgers, cupcakes, Italian specialties, cocktail bar. The Sunday July 17 will be dedicated to a special edition of Filler, the Italian convention of skate/punk/hardcore/DIY art and illustration.