Friday 25 March
Tough, Hard-Edged Celtic Punk
Mainstage | Ticket: €14,- | doors: 20:30 - 22:30 | start: 21:00
File under: Flogging Molly, The Clash, The Pogues
Label: FOUR FOUR
Hailing from the streets of Sydney Australia, The Rumjacks have been described as a mix between seminal bands The Clash and The Pogues; and, with their energetic live shows they have since departed the Sydney pub scene and are relgulars on the European circuit, 2019 saw them playing at Europe’s legendary festivals: Groez Rock, Wacken Open Air and Hell Fest; as well as previously headlining Mighty Sounds and a main stage appearance at Poland’s massive Woodstock festival. 2019 Also seen massive sold out club shows through out all of France, Romania, Germany and many more.
For The Rumjacks; the enforced global shutdown has presented the opportunity for a new beginning, announcing the arrival of Mike Rivkees who will be taking over as lead vocalist. Mike through his previous work has already developed a reputation as a one of the most charismatic, fun and honest frontman in the scene. With his numerous musical influences from; Ska and Hardcore, through to a mix of traditional folk music, Mike’s voice and songs compliment The Rumjacks diverse musical catalogue perfectly:
Knowing how Mike worked, his energy, determination, hard work and his love and passion for doing this, has added even more fuel to The Rumjacks fire. -Johnny Mckelvey
2020 kicked off with a successful UK tour also resulting in multiple sell out shows around England and Scotland and playing to their biggest UK audiences to date. With four full length albums under their belt, two full length digital releases ‘Live in Athens’ and ‘Live in London Acoustic Session’; their YouTube channel has blown up with most music videos cracking over 1,000,000 views and the iconic Irish Pub Song now totally over 60 million views.
In 2021 The Rumjacks released their 5th studio album, ‘Hestia’. In true Rumjacks fashion; they will take their acclaimed, energetic live performances to all corners of the world post-pandemic.
While we are all celebrating over 40 years of punk, the guys from This Means War! hooked up to form a brand new band with one common love … punk! Far from rookies, they played in numerous bands before such as Discipline, Backfire!, Convict, and many more. Now these punks are more determined than ever before to conquer the world with their hard hitting melodic punk rock anthems!
Although only formed in 2017, This Means War! already shared the stage with bands such as Flogging Molly, Dropkick Murphy’s, and many more. They also appeared on festivals such as Sound of Revolution (NL), Groezrock (B) Indoor/Outdoor, Jera on Air (NL), Punk and Disorderly (GER) and Rebellion Festival (UK – NL).
So lace up your boots, grease up that mohawk and make sure you prepare yourself for the punkrock rage that is coming your way! This Means War will make you ears and heart bleed … bleeding punk!
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