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Free Community Music Festival: The Punk Edition feat. Grandmas House, Carsick, Battery Acid, The Setbacks and The Pressure

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Fri 01 Mar



Free Community Music Festival: The Punk Edition feat. Grandmas House, Carsick, Battery Acid, The Setbacks and The Pressure
Join us at one of our series of free community events presenting 5 awesome bands across 2 stages, this mini festival will run from 5:45pm-10:15pm and is open to all ages (with under 16’s to be accompanied by an adult). 
We’ll have a fully stocked bar with amazing local beers and ciders from Bath Ales, Korev Lager & Rolling Hills Brewery. Our kitchen will be open throughout serving festival favourites, pizzas and light bites.
This is a free event but we ask that you book tickets so we can best manage the evening for you! 

Grandmas House 
Bristol-based, queer punk-trio, made up of Yasmin Berndt (vocals, guitar), Poppy Dodgson (vocals, drums) and Zoë Zinsmeister (bass), are known for their fast and raucous guitar riffs, thumping bass lines and aggressive drums. 
Combining their love of post-punk with surfy melodies, Grandmas House have created a captivating sound that grabs you right by the throat. With vocals compared to artists ranging from The Raincoats to Motörhead and described musically as a mix between Courtney Barnett and The Slits, the original, fresh sound coming from this band is undeniable. 
Formed in late 2018, Grandmas House have taken Bristol's music scene by storm, having played most of its renowned venues such as The Louisiana, Rough Trade, Exchange, The Old England and appearing alongside big names like Stef Chura, Frankie Cosmos and Rita Lynch. After a sold-out show with Gender Roles, Rough Trade remarked: "Grandmas House make tenacious and infectious punk rock that veers between the murky dark gloom of The Wytches and the Riot Grrl thump of Big Joanie." Other reviewers have described them as "perhaps the most exciting band to come out of the Bristol scene since IDLES." 
2023 has seen Salisbury genre-hoppers CARSICK make a proper name for themselves; they've embarked on a two-month-long UK/EU headline tour, recorded a live session at the BBC's MaidaVale, signed to Alcopop! Records, dropped their debut EP 'Drunk Hymns', and solidified their growing reputation as one of the UK's most energetic, unpredictable, and all-around wild live acts. Their music-a blend of raw punk, 90s-inspired indie-rock, UK hip-hop, and irresistible electronic elements-is all about living for the weekend; about the desperate chaos of small-town nightlife and about forgetting what happened last night. Support from the likes of BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 6Music, John Kennedy on Radio X, and Tom Robinson has ensured that their "anthems for the pissed-up and pissed-off" are reaching an ever-expanding cult following. If the band are to be believed, this is the downfall of British music at terminal velocity. Get on board while you can. 
Battery Acid
Battery Acid are an all female 5 piece alt punk rock band from the south west. Starting their band under a year ago they have gone on to win two battle of the bands competitions gaining them large amounts of attraction in the local and wider area. Their debut self titled single 'Battery Acid' encompasses their unique sound of grungy guitar tones combined with folk inspired haunting melody lines. Taking inspiration from punk, rock and folk music Battery Acid aim to put their own spin on the genre. 
The Setbacks 
The Setbacks formed in Bath from the ashes of Mighty Joe Young and Tweaker around autumn 2001, playing our first gig in July 2002. Give or take the odd line-up adjustment, we have since played with the Misfits, UK Subs, TSOL, Lagwagon, D.O.A, Discgharge, The Outcasts, The Pack, Subhumans, Vice Squad, TV Smith, Richie Ramone, The Avengers, The Vibrators, Horrorpops, Goldblade, 999, Sham 69, Splodgenessabounds, XSLF, Midway Still, and Citizen Fish, to name (drop) but a few. We have also played Rebellion Festival and the Resolution punk festival at the 100 club. 
The Pressure 
Taking influence from classic punk groups like The Jam, Misfits, Green Day and The Clash, as well as reggae and ska greats like Ken Boothe, The Specials and Sublime, The Pressure are one of the most exciting new bands on the Bath scene.
After making enough noise to shake the foundations of Bath College, they’ve now recorded their first EP and have started to get around the city and surrounding areas playing their original music built on a foundation of thick bass lines, punchy drums and shoutable choruses. 
Young Loud and Snotty
Will be performing a DJ set throughout the evening.

When all the dancing makes you hungry - preview our festival food menu here: FOOD MENU
Funded with support from Arts Council England and Bath Spa University and in Partnership with Bath Festivals, Bath College, Music Workshop, 3SG & Bath Radio.

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