On the Edoné the Punk Rock Gathering. 4 days of live shows beginning July 14th

It nonetheless surprises many, however yearly bands, insiders and followers of the funniest and most well-known musical subculture in Bergamo come collectively for 4 days of live shows, artwork, sports activities, meals and leisure. #backtogether, after two lengthy years of preparation, the unbiased and totally self-funded competition returns to welcome its true energy: the viewers. Followers from throughout Europe, the USA, South America and China (sure, they got here to Bergamo particularly for the Gathering). An actual household with out borders, assembly once more for the primary time after the pandemic.

Followers who acquired to know and love the town and did not go away it in 2020 as they raised greater than €20,000 in donations for native hospitals and RSA by the I Wanna Be Properly mission. The Punk Rock Gathering, now in its fifth (or possibly seventh should you embody the 2 pandemic spinoffs) version, is a non-profit occasion organized by cultural affiliation Otis Excursions and StripedMusic.com in collaboration with volunteers from a number of cities in Northern Italy is organized (known as the “Gathering Household”) and Edonè.

Punk rock music, easy and quick, is a style that’s usually thought-about “area of interest” however has had an enduring impression on popular culture for the reason that late Seventies. Its optimistic spirit and intrinsic ethic of Do It Your self (actually “do it your self”) have allowed this tradition type to outlive fads and cultural shifts, preserve a continuing viewers of loving individuals, and sometimes managed to thrill probably the most various and to fascinate sorts of individuals. However the competition will not be solely reside music: it’s also and above all artwork, graphics, unbiased publishing, tattoos, cooking, sports activities, cinema and way more.

The objective of the Punk Rock Gathering will not be solely to carry collectively all followers of the style from all around the world, however above all to arouse the curiosity and fervour of those that will not be passionate due to its inclusive spirit and the free supply of every single occasion. Unfold over a number of days, the exhibition types a path of occasions from morning to nighttime with the intention of involving as many cities as doable and performing as an actual engine for tourism promotion.

Certainly, the distinctiveness of the competition lies within the giant inflow of overseas guests. On the final version, greater than 500 individuals from different international locations (together with the USA, Japan and Russia) have been current, facilitated by the proximity of three worldwide airports and by the ever-growing capability of the town of Bergamo.

Sightseeing options

• 34 bands from 13 completely different international locations: USA, Brazil, Holland, Australia, England, Switzerland, Italy, China, Austria, Canada, Germany, Belgium and Spain.

• 10 completely different places unfold throughout the town of Bergamo and a coach with music and live shows.

• 150 Reservations and Newly Bought Out for the Punk Rock Hostel: a complete hostel totally booked for the Punk Rock Gathering, full with acoustic live shows and intimate occasions for company.

• Greater than 50 occasions and workshops all through the town, fully free.

• The presence of The Sino Hearts, a Beijing-based band for the primary time in Italy, which the Chinese language authorities has granted a particular allow to signify the nation’s tradition.

• Greater than 20,000 EU donated by the contributors of the Punk Rock Gathering to metropolis hospitals and nursing houses by the mission of the compilations “I Wanna Be Properly” and the album by Tim Timebomb in 2020.

• Concert events and workshops for kids by the educators (and punk rockers) of the College of (Punk) Rock.

• Market and exhibition: greater than 40 stands of unbiased labels, distributors and artists from throughout Europe.

• Sport: the curler derby assembly between the Crimson Vipers Golf equipment and a European illustration, enriched by an unique live performance.

• The complete competition shall be streamed.

Location: Spazio Giovani Edonè, Circolo Arci Ink Membership, Tassino Café, Bombonera Social Pub, Don Bepo Vavassori Sports activities Middle, Goisis, Bergamo Hostel, Manomorta Tattoo Studio, Bikefellas.


The guts of the Punk Rock Gathering is the Spazio Giovani Edonè, which shall be outfitted with three levels (one for the kids’s space) and constructions that may safely accommodate a number of hundred individuals all through the day. Greater than 34 bands from all around the world will take activates the levels. 13 international locations represented: USA, Brazil, Holland, Australia, England, Switzerland, Italy, China, Austria, Canada, Germany, Belgium and Spain. From true legends of the style (Chixdiggit !, Methadones, Hungtingtons…) to new stars within the trade (Bull Brigade, The Bobby Lees…) to very younger rookie bands from all kinds of kinds.

Location: Spazio Giovani Edonè, Ink Membership, Goisis, Bombonera Social Pub, Bikefellas, Tassino Café, Manomorta Tattoo, Bikefellas, Villaggio degli Sposi Sports activities Middle, Bergamo Hostel.

artwork and graphics

For years, the competition has benefited from the precious cooperation with the IED, the European Institute of Design in Milan, and with the well-known illustration competition Filler. Paolo Proserpio (IED instructor) took care of the competition’s graphics and put his artistic contact within the merch and within the creation of the competition’s official fanzine. Dario Maggiore (FILLER) as a substitute curated the artwork course and chosen artists that have been exhibited on the Filler Brigade cubicles over the weekend. Lastly, along with varied exhibits and exhibitions scattered all through the town, there shall be an unique workshop organized by the women of the well-known Punkadeka journal:

Make it your poster: a creative and artistic area for adults and kids the place graphic designers and designers accompany guests to precise their photos on paper within the type of a live performance poster! Location: Edonè youth room.


The artwork of tattooing has all the time been intently linked to counterculture phenomena. Yearly we invite 4 artists to particular tattoo walk-ins, with graphics devoted to the occasion. For this re-creation now we have prolonged the collaboration to the brand new tattoo studio Manomorta Tattoo. Location: Manomorta Tattoo Studio
Tattoo artists concerned: CrapMan (Milan), R. Headcheese (Massa Carrara), Olimpia Quartieri (Modena), Valentina De Rosa (Vienna).

training for kids

For the little ones, the College of (Punk) Rock is energetic on Saturday! A contented and artistic music workshop led by the instructor and songwriter Massi Lanciasassi. “Apart from constructing small percussion devices, we are going to attempt to be taught a music with the assistance of guitars (and different percussion), and in addition attempt to sing and play every thing collectively, like an actual punk band!”

Unbiased Publishing

Volunteers from the Punk Rock Gathering package deal an unbiased, self-produced publication for the competition every year. Supported by the Italian Fanzinoteca from Milan and Striped Music, it’s doable to search out and purchase fanzines and authentic productions from all around the world in the course of the reside music evenings at Spazio Giovani Edonè. Location: Spazio Giovani Edonè, Bikefellas.

Sports activities

Sport is not going to be lacking both: on Saturday there shall be a standard curler derby match, a self-discipline for girls on curler skates, between the Crimson Vipers from Bergamo and an opposing workforce chosen from varied European rivals. The newly created synergy with the renovated Don Bepo Vavassori Sports activities Middle and the Bombonera Social Pub may also increase the vary of actions of the competition, bringing it to the Villaggio degli Sposi district. The sport can also be enriched by the efficiency of the English band Zatopeks, which greater than ever combines music and sport. Location: Bombonera Social Pub, Don Bepo Vavassori Sports activities Middle.


A objective of the Punk Rock Gathering is to make all guests really feel at residence whereas selling the sweetness and uniqueness of its metropolis of Bergamo. For this goal, not solely new collaborations with cultural brokers, actions and city retailers are established yearly, but in addition an actual metropolis map is created and shared with the principle cultural points of interest and recommendation on actions and locations to go to in the course of the keep. Because of the cooperation with the ATB, a bus is rented yearly, which is provided with music and a information and takes guests by the town from one occasion to the following.


Admission to all Punk Rock Gathering occasions is free and the competition is open to everybody, together with households with kids, for whom, as earlier than, a devoted space shall be arrange on the Spazio Giovani Edonè with entertainers and advert hoc live shows. As well as, the cooperation with the cultural affiliation Bergamo Satisfaction is powerful.


Wednesday July thirteenth

22:30 – 23:00 BEATNIK TERMITES

22:00 – 22:20 RENATO I LIKE ALLIE

21:30 – 21:50 PALMI & THE HOMOGRAMS

Thursday 14 July

22:30 – 23:30 THE PEAWEES (MAIN STAGE)


20:45 – 21:15 MARK SULTAN aka BBQ (STAGE B)

20:00 – 20:30 HAKAN (LEVEL B)

Friday 15 July




8:30pm – 9:00pm GEOFF PALMER (LEVEL B)

19:45 – 20:15 LUCY & THE RATS (STAGE B)

16:00 – 17:00 THE HUNTINGTONS (Ramones unique set)


13:00 – 13:30 MATT DEECRACK

11:00 – 12:30 STARDUMB DJ TEAM


11:00 – 19:00 Visitor Artists: CrapMan Mayo, Richie Headcheese,

Valentina De Rosa, Olimpia district. Piercing: Nicole Barbieri.

Particular Visitor: Mera Retarded

Saturday 16 July

01:00 – 05:00 DJ SET mass manges

23:00 – 00:00 CHIXDIGGIT! (MAIN STAGE)


21:00 – 21:45 GIANT EAGLE (MAIN STAGE)


19:00 – 19:45 LONE WOLF (MAIN STAGE)


17:30 – 18:00 THE YODEES (LEVEL B)


16:00 – 16:30 THE SLURMIES (STAGE B)

Particular performances by MENAGRAMO and MASSI LANCIASASSI


13:30 – 14:00 Scrimmage (2nd Interval)

13:00 – 13:20 ZATOPEKS reside

12:30 – 13:00 Scrimmage (1st Interval)

12:00 – 12:20 ZATOPEKS reside

DJ set by Ciaccio Semperfreski

11:50 – Bombonera Social Pub

14:20 – Leaving the Bombonera Social Pub

Sunday 17 July

21:00 – 22:00 BULL BRIGADE (LEVEL B)

20:15 – 21:00 BABY SHAKES (LEVEL B)


18:30 – 19:00 THE BOBBY LEES (LEVEL B)

17:45 – 18:15 SCHOOL DROPOUT (LEVEL B)

17:00 – 17:30 SINO HEARTS (LEVEL B)

16:15 – 16:45 PRINCE BEASTLY (LEVEL B)

15:30 – 16:00 SURPRISE SHOW (LEVEL B)

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