The best punk rock festival ever!

Never in my life have I ever seen a festival as punk rock friendly as this years Reading and Leeds festivals. And with the line-ups almost complete, here is a bit of a run down of the Punktastic friendly bands and who is confirmed for when and where.

And remember kids, Punktastic brought you most of these as exclusives… we even beat the official site by weeks! I mean how long ago did we tell you that Finch were confirmed… ;->

Reading FRI/Leeds SAT:

New Found Glory
Fenix TX

Reading SAT/Leeds SUN:

Sum 41
The Hives
Less Than Jake
Sahara Hotnights
Jimmy Eat World
Rival Schools
The Icarus Line
The Concrete Jungle Stage!

Reading SUN/Leeds FRI:

The Offspring
Death Cab For Cutie

Also expect The Promise Ring to be added in there somewhere, and strong whispers are abound that Blink 182 will be making an appearance…

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Paul, otherwise known as Sav, is quite possibly the only member of the Punktastic team to actually have a proper job. But don't hold that against him. He's actually a proper journalist, (a reporter for a daily northern paper) and so adds a bit of credence to the team. Except you wouldn't think that by reading his reviews. Maybe somebody should tell him that it is quality and not quantity that counts! Sav actually ended up working for Punktastic after meeting Nick at university, and the pair bonded over all things punk rock. Another guitarist, he also "writes a lot of songs about relationships, and how mine went wrong." Oh, and he loves the Ataris, if you hadn't already noticed. In his spare time he worships at the church of Kris Roe... Other fave bands include: MxPx, New Found Glory, Blink 182, Weezer, Midtown, Reel Big Fish, The Get Up Kids, Alkaline Trio, NOFX, Green Day, Deftones, Lit and Silverchair to name but a few. Hobbies include, sleeping, drinking, eating fish and supporting Grimsby Town FC. But hey, somebody has to.