Make Music New York and ABC No Rio has collaborated on putting together the annual NYC event, Punk Island. This all-ages, day long punk fest is free for all and takes place June 24 on Governors Island. Punk Island will feature 6 stages of music from 50 DIY punk bands that come from all over the country, roving brass bands playing music all over the island, and an outdoor visual art exhibition showcasing the work of punk artists.
Like the show, travel to Governors Island is completely free. Ferries will run every half hour for the day from Lower Manhattan near Battery Park.
Confirmed bands for Punk Island 2012 include: Los Bungalitos, Desensitized, XPassageX, No More Victims, Tribal Force, Fear Nothing, Cultivator (Pitt), World War IX, The Will, (A) Truth, Skum City, Brook Pridemore, Emetic, Ides, R-Tronika, Rainy Day Cacophony, Suburban Grass, Not the Bees, Praxis, Hive Smasher, Snake Road, Cojoba, War Fear, Dead//Beat, Mary Todd, Fried Chicken & Gasoline, Incircles, Bucket Flush, Wombat in Combat, Panzie, 2 Man Advantage, Hostile Time, Spoilage, Banji, Brian Alien, Zero Content, The Homewreckers, Wood Spider, and Brian Alien.
Each year Make Music New York puts on a day that is filled with more than 1,000 free concerts in outdoor public spaces in all five boroughs of the city. All musical styles are represented, from hip-hop to opera to electronica to jazz to Punk!
June 24, 2012 | 11:00am until 5:00pm