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Title: Punk By The Sea
Post by: Nick on April 21, 2012, 12:00:13 PM
Anyone coming down sarf this year? This indoor festival has some great bands this year.

http://www.punkbythesea.co.uk/#/pbts-4-dayer/4555960453
Title: Re: Punk By The Sea
Post by: Uli on April 21, 2012, 02:18:00 PM
Funnily enough, it was only yesterday when a mate (from Germany) told me about this festival on the phone!  :)
Title: Re: Punk By The Sea
Post by: slaughterboy on April 22, 2012, 08:37:49 AM
Work keeps me away from festivals unless they coincide with holidays which, unfortunately, this does not.

Might be able to make the Sunday though as I finish work earlier.
Title: Re: Punk By The Sea
Post by: Nick on April 22, 2012, 10:10:50 AM
Not sure if it would worth your while Shayne as the day ticket price for sunday is 40.  :(

Be nice to see you if did come though  ;)

Title: Re: Punk By The Sea
Post by: Nick on April 22, 2012, 11:56:32 AM
Of course 40 to see this country's best singer songwriter is always going to be a bargain.  ;)
Title: Re: Punk By The Sea
Post by: Alan on April 22, 2012, 01:57:46 PM
Too Sarf for me! I'll have to mkae do with Rebellion
Title: Re: Punk By The Sea
Post by: slaughterboy on April 23, 2012, 08:42:10 PM
Not sure if it would worth your while Shayne as the day ticket price for sunday is 40.


Zut alors!!  >:(

I'd have to be taking the whole day off to make it worthwhile, bearing in mind the cost of the diesel to get there and back.

Have to mull this one over.

Carefully...
Title: Re: Punk By The Sea
Post by: slaughterboy on April 23, 2012, 08:44:12 PM
Too Sarf for me! I'll have to mkae do with Rebellion

Didn't Mkae play for Spurs, Derby, Hearts and Scotland?  ;)
Title: Re: Punk By The Sea
Post by: slaughterboy on April 23, 2012, 08:48:10 PM
I suppose I'll be limited by funds and time to the 12 Bar again, plus a return trip to Sarfend.

Nice way to start the summer though, innit?  :)
Title: Re: Punk By The Sea
Post by: steve the fish on June 15, 2012, 07:31:02 AM
Thought I'd nip up ( actually down ) to PBTS for a day or two .  ;D Avondale45 playing tonight wot more can ya say  8)
Title: Re: Punk By The Sea
Post by: Nick on June 15, 2012, 10:02:17 AM
The festival is in disarray at the moment. Rumours abound. Is it on or is it off? No one knows. I would advise anyone thinking of coming to check with the website before you travel. The Damned it seems will definitely not be playing.  ???
Title: Re: Punk By The Sea
Post by: Nick on June 15, 2012, 10:40:06 AM
A staement from the organisers.

are full statment will follow as of now punk by the sea are not sure as to the various band that will be playing but as soon as we know we will inform you as of now due to various here say and rumors being spread we are currently trying to bring back the gig so the crack from now FRIDAY 15th JUNE will still go ahead, However we are unsure as of yet weather all 4 days will go on .....

Tommrow Line up has changed but we are gonna try our best to give your a good punk event but as you have heard tonight went well and GBH , The Exposed and Forgien Legion all played great along with the other band, Thanks for evey one is bearing with us we are going to try !!

thank you
punk by the sea
Title: Re: Punk By The Sea
Post by: Nick on June 15, 2012, 01:53:02 PM
Looks like its all back on & the Damned are playing.

Official Statement.


the promters of punk by the sea would like to thank everyone tht turned up it was a good nite gbh was brilliant apart from problem but these seen to have be resolved and punk by the sea are back in business for the weekend the time to night will be 6 till 2 and menaces have arrived slaughter and the dogs are arriving as we speak also there may be a few band tht dont want to play but tht ok and we have replaced them soo please dont listen to crap and shit get ur selfs down the pier for a good night to night the place was rocking last nite so lets make it gooden tonight and justed to confirm also the dammed as nt cancelled and will be playing this page will be up dated in a few hours after the meeting at the pier so please dont listern wat ur told its all on tonight menaces are playing to night also archive 45 also must confirm the defects have arrived in portsmouth to play also arthur from the lurkers will be there tonight and many more i will also add this gig will be going a head so please come on down to the pier and have a good time its all about punk rock not listen to crap see you all there the promters of the punk by the sea.
Title: Re: Punk By The Sea
Post by: Rockula on June 15, 2012, 02:08:10 PM
These numerous punk 'festivals' all seem to be having a hard time this year. In fact, not just the punk ones. Sign of the financial times I'm afraid.
Title: Re: Punk By The Sea
Post by: Nick on June 16, 2012, 02:30:31 AM
Friday went ok, but not as many fans as last year, & now I am hearing that the rest of the weekend is cancelled. Great!  >:(

On a good note I finally got to meet Steve the Fish who is a really nice chap.
Also Avondale 45 made the evening really worthwhile by playing a blinding set. Also good were Charred Hearts, Menace & The Rezillos.
Title: Re: Punk By The Sea
Post by: Nick on June 16, 2012, 11:47:02 AM
It's official - cancelled.

Title: Re: Punk By The Sea
Post by: Fred21 on June 16, 2012, 12:05:35 PM
Sorry about that Nick - at least you got some music. Do you get some cash back?
Title: Re: Punk By The Sea
Post by: Rockula on June 16, 2012, 12:10:23 PM
So, a few bands played last night for those who had turned up for the weekend but today everyone's got to go home? Or have a bandless holiday?

Even if they do refund the price of admission I don't think the hotels will give refunds for the rooms booked until Sunday / Monday will they?

From the comments I've seen left by some bands this promoter is going to be unable to pay moneys owed.

An all-round cluster fuck.
Title: Re: Punk By The Sea
Post by: Nick on June 16, 2012, 01:56:30 PM
I don't think that anyone will get any cash back. Last years event was only one day & the concensus is that the organisers have overreached this year with the four day-er.

Something has been salvaged though.

PUNK BY THE SEA ....HAS BEEN TOOK OVER BY BUBBA AND IS STILL ON 2DAY AT NEW LOCATION ......THE MILTON ARMS...STARTING AT 4PM LOADS OF BANDS .....IF U HAVE A WRIST BAND GET DOWN THERE ITS PUNK DIY AT ITS BEST!!!!!!!!

So all is not lost.
Title: Re: Punk By The Sea
Post by: Fred21 on June 16, 2012, 02:08:07 PM
Have a good 'un!
Title: Re: Punk By The Sea
Post by: Nick on June 16, 2012, 02:50:54 PM
Thanks Fred. Unconfirmed rumour is that TV still may come down. Fingers crossed.
Title: Re: Punk By The Sea
Post by: Nick on June 16, 2012, 03:38:25 PM
A statement from TV on Facebook.



After all the speculation and rumours over the last few days I can confirm that the Portsmouth Punk By The Sea festival has been called off. The good news is that the fans and bands who are already in Portsmouth have pulled together to create a DIY alternative which is going ahead at the Milton Arms, in Milton Road, and I will definitely be playing tomorrow night as planned. Lots of the bands originally booked will also still be appearing, and anyone with wristbands for the original festival gets in for free. It's a unique chance to see some of these bands in an intimate setting and prove that the punk rock scene can still kick back and make something happen even when everything appears to be going wrong - so come down to the Milton Arms and let's have a party! Punk By The Sea DIY!
Title: Re: Punk By The Sea
Post by: Tj on June 16, 2012, 04:15:17 PM
Hurrah! Are you going along Nick?
Title: Re: Punk By The Sea
Post by: Nick on June 16, 2012, 06:17:04 PM
I am Tj. We have gone to the venue & it is very small so we have come home for a bit. Will be going back this evening for Vice Squad & perhaps hang around for Sham 69.
Back again tomorrow for TV  ;)
Title: Re: Punk By The Sea
Post by: Tj on June 16, 2012, 07:54:06 PM
Have fun tomorrow.  8)
Title: Re: Punk By The Sea
Post by: Nick on June 18, 2012, 09:36:50 AM
We went back to pub saturday only to find that it was full to capacity & we could not get back in - Doh!
The reason being that the actual music venue, the Barn was housing a Techo event that evening, so the bands had to play in the bar which only holds 88 people. So 88 or so lucky people were treated to Vice Squad, UK Subs, & Sham 69. Everyone I spoke to said it was hot, sweaty, cramped, & bloody brilliant.  :)
Title: Re: Punk By The Sea
Post by: Nick on June 18, 2012, 09:48:13 AM
Sunday was a different story. The Barn was open so room for more people. We had Monkfish, two of the Astronauts, two of Alternative TV (not Mark P) The Duel, Vice Squad acoustic set (which was brilliant) Avondale 45 (another storming set. This band get better & better), & TV Smith (Hooray) who played a blinder, followed by Night of Treason.

All artists played for free. The Punk ethic was alive & kicking at Portsmouth over the weekend. The community spirit was brilliant, I have made so many new friends. Everyone concerned was determined to make this work.

A big thank you to all the people who pulled together especially Bubba, who is heavily out of pocket & Tara, and all the artists who gave up their time to play for free. :)
Title: Re: Punk By The Sea
Post by: Nick on June 18, 2012, 09:53:43 AM
TV's set list

Lion & the Lamb / No Time To Be 21 / Only One Flavour / Coming In To Land / Expensive Being Poor / Dangerous Playground / My String Will Snap / Not A Bad Day / In The Arms Of My Enemy / Gary Gilmore's Eyes / Bored Teenagers / One Chord Wonders /  encore  Good Times Are Back.

Quite a few people were making videos so hopefully something will appear on youtube soon.
Title: Re: Punk By The Sea
Post by: Nick on June 18, 2012, 10:01:05 AM
Oh and one last bit of news. The original organisers of Punk By The Sea have cleared out of their house and moved out. I wonder why? This event was in aid of charity and as far as I can tell no one has got paid. Last year there was a scandel when the proceeds were apparently stolen. So something fishy going on methinks.
Title: Re: Punk By The Sea
Post by: Uli on June 18, 2012, 11:16:31 AM
Doesn't sound good about the organisers, Nick...

Much better sounds your gig review, thanks for this!  :)

Here's a few words someone copied from FB over into the Damned board:
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The official statement on the damned website does not begin to explain the reasons as they have to be diplomatic, but i can tell it like i saw it unfold. ..........For the last few days we have been trying by any means possible to contact the promoters to find out exactly why the show has had so many rumors about on/off etc, and until today, all we were getting was either no tone on the phone or right to answer phone. When we finally got in touch, the promoter told us he regretted the fact that we couldn't play the gig!!!!!! WTF!!! We are and have been on the road and geared up for playing this show. We arranged the falmouth gig tonight specifically to route in that Portsmouth show. All the bands were contacting us to see if we were blowing it off, as they had heard we were, but we had no info from the promoter that the gig was off until 10.30pm tonight, whilst we were playing the falmouth show, when the venue manager ( not the promoter) informed us that the promoter had failed to pay the P.A company for services over the weekend, and therefore the PA would not be available for tomorrow, therefore, no bands would be able to play. He also mentioned that the promoter was no longer available at the show to pay ANY bands, never mind the security or venue. I understand the bands played tonight ( Friday) probably knowing that they would not be paid, and we were totally prepared to turn up tomorrow and do what we could to make at least our show happen, but without a PA, there is NO SHOW, and you can thank the complete amateurism of the promoters, who were totally unwilling to listen to offers of help from a lot of bands for this debacle, which, quite frankly, makes a mockery of the punk unity ethic, as he could have dug himself out of this hole by simply picking up the phone and not ignoring everything to the point of disaster, which it ultimately reached. The Damned are fully, gloriously pissed off and wanted dearly to do this show and tried everything within our power to make it happen.

No mention of the "charity" thought here though, still hopefully a bit enlightening?
Title: Re: Punk By The Sea
Post by: Nick on June 18, 2012, 11:35:16 AM
Thanks Uli. There were rumours that The Damned had pulled out as early as 5th June so it is good to hear that they were always prepared to do the show. Every band member I spoke to including TV said that the promotors never contacted them at all. Everyone was in the dark.
Still something good was salvaged from the mess. As TV said on stage - Punk by the sea DIY is better than the original event.
Title: Re: Punk By The Sea
Post by: Fred21 on June 18, 2012, 12:33:25 PM
I'm very glad you managed to salvage something from the weekend Nick - nice one.
Title: Re: Punk By The Sea
Post by: Nick on June 18, 2012, 12:46:28 PM
Cheers Fred.  :)

Title: Re: Punk By The Sea
Post by: fleagle on June 21, 2012, 09:13:58 AM
Saturday night at the 'alternative PBTS ' was awesome !!
wished I could have stayed until sunday

they pulled off a fantastic show from the fragments of PBTS

fleags
Title: Re: Punk By The Sea
Post by: Fred21 on June 21, 2012, 11:19:37 AM
Nice one fleags - glad you made it too.
Title: Re: Punk By The Sea
Post by: Nick on July 05, 2012, 08:23:53 AM
Here is TV doing Not A Bad Day from the event.

http://youtu.be/Wop2uqYs8BY
Title: Re: Punk By The Sea
Post by: Nick on July 05, 2012, 09:31:30 AM
Just found this as well. It is the last three hours of sundays gig which has the end of Avondale 45, all of TV Smith & Night of Treason. Only problem is that it is bad sound quality.

http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/23388498

For those interested I am on the far left wearing a red Lurkers T Shirt throughout most of TV's set.
Title: Re: Punk By The Sea
Post by: Uli on July 05, 2012, 10:15:36 AM
Here is TV doing Not A Bad Day from the event.

http://youtu.be/Wop2uqYs8BY

Nice one, like this.  8)