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London To Celebrate 40 Years Of Punk With A Year-Long Festival

by Matthew Kirby, Konbini

The Sex Pistols have come to symbolise the birth of punk; and to mark 40 years since the release of their debut track ‘Anarchy in the UK‘, London will be hosting a series of events celebrating its legacy – encouraging a vibrant punk scene to run throughout 2016.

Punk London, as it is known, will include live shows, talks, exhibitions and museum displays to commemorate the subversive culture.

The Sex Pistols have come to symbolise the birth of punk; and to mark 40 years since the release of their debut track ‘Anarchy in the UK‘, London will be hosting a series of events celebrating its legacy – encouraging a vibrant punk scene to run throughout 2016.

Punk London, as it is known, will include live shows, talks, exhibitions and museum displays to commemorate the subversive culture.

The Photographer’s Gallery, Rough Trade, British Library, British Film Institute and the Institute of Contemporary Arts will also be involved in events; alongside the Design Museum, Doc ‘n Roll Films, Live Nation Merchandise, the Museum of London and Universal Studios.

Keeping to a grassroots ethos (one unanimous with punk), the year-long festival will be encouraging fans across the country to host their own events.

Those wishing to hold their own events can register here.

There’s no hiding punk and its major impact the British populace – huge corporations now seem to stock old anti-establishment band merchandise – so this should be a hell of an anarchic year.

http://www.konbini.com/en/entertainment-2/london-punk-year-festival/


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On a related note, I'm reading John Robb's book Punk Rock: An Oral History.
A very good read with all the major players, and there's a 'post punk' section that has interviews with Neville and Ranking Roger.


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Not just another tool of marketing?


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Hugh wrote:
Not just another tool of marketing?



Who would have thought punk would have been celebrated as 'part of the capital's cultural heritage' 40 years ago? Smile Razz

At least there'll be some interesting documentaries on.
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Imani wrote:
Hugh wrote:
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Who would have thought punk would have been celebrated as 'part of the capital's cultural heritage' 40 years ago? Smile Razz

At least there'll be some interesting documentaries on.


Who would have thought it. The Greater London Council attempted to ban all punk gigs back in the day. Cue the Menace single 'GLC'.
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