NOFX to Bring “Punk In Drublic” Festival to New England
NOFX and their notorius frontman Fat Mike, are bringing their famed “Punk In Drublic” touring festival to the east coast. On May 19th, Campanelli Stadium in Brockton, MA will be the site for the New England region’s date of the punk rock touring festival. The Punk In Drublic Craft Beer & Music Festival features the best in punk rock music and regional craft beer. In 2017, the touring festival hosted nearly 50,000 punk rock and craft beer fans in total over its six dates in the Western U.S.
Speaking about the tour, Fat Mike said, “I don’t get excited about a lot of things…but when I get a chance to do a Central Southern Mid Eastern West Northern Tour…I just get confused. Sometimes confusion can be exciting though.”
The tour will also feature punk rock legends Bad Religion, as well as The Interrupters and Mad Caddies, with Bad Cop / Bad Cop and The Last Gang alternating while opening the shows.
Fat Mike has again joined forces with premier music event producer/promoter Synergy Global Entertainment and respected craft beer event production powerhouse Brew Ha Ha Productions for the festival. In addition, Fat Mike teamed up with craft beer pioneers Stone Brewing to brew their very own limited release Stone & NOFX Punk in Drublic Hoppy Lager, which sold out quickly in 2017 and will be available again in California, concert states, and select surrounding areas starting in late March.
Festival co-producer Cameron Collins of Brew Ha Ha Productions explains, “What makes Punk In Drublic so special is the authenticity of it. Craft Beer, true craft beer, from local and regional breweries who are running their businesses with the same mentality as punk rock music: independent, often times controversial, and without a care in the world about how it’s ‘been done in the past.’ I say it all the time, punk rock is the music much of the craft beer we drink is brewed to…it’s appropriate to have an epic event that celebrates the two!”
“After the riotous success of last year’s ruckus, we were all-in for the 2018 Punk In Drublic Craft Beer & Music Festival,” saidGreg Koch, Stone Brewing executive chairman & co-founder. “Before we started with this nonsense more than a year ago, Fat Mike initially claimed not to care what we showed up with, so long as the beer we showed up with was wet. That’s not our style, as we’re as hard core about beer as he is about punk music. Committed to get on the ride and see what it was all about, he arrived at our brewery in pink boots and seriously got in on the action. In the end, we brewed a hoppy lager that’s core, punk and perfect for post-slamdance. All in all we were all pretty damn happy with what we created. No doubt, the guy has some of the most serious cred that exists when it comes to independent punk rock, and now he’s got that crossing over to independent craft beer.”
Tour dates for the first leg of the 2018 Punk In Drublic Craft Beer & Music Festival “stumbling through a town near you” are as follows:
Saturday, May 5 – Austin, TX – Austin American Statesman
Sunday, May 6 – Fort Worth, TX – Panther Island Pavilion
Saturday, May 12 – Richmond, VA – Bon Secours Redskins Training Center
Sunday, May 13 – Philadelphia, PA – Festival Pier (at Penn’s Landing)
Saturday, May 19 – Brockton, MA – Campanelli Stadium
Sunday, May 20 – Pittsburgh, PA – Highmark Stadium
Punk In Drublic Craft Beer & Music Festival General Admission and VIP ticket options will be available for purchase. All tickets include craft beer tasting and access to view the music stage for attendees 21 years or older.
General Admission tickets start at $39.50, while VIP Tickets are $99.50 and include: one VIP admission ticket to Punk In Drublic, a VIP entry lane into venue, and one hour early entry for craft beer tastings (for those 21+), starting at 12:00 PM.
VIP ticketholders also receive access to the Very. Unimportant. Person. Lounge, with:
– Exclusive craft beer tastings
– VIP cash bar
– Private restrooms
– Comfortable areas to sit, relax, and chill
– Additional food available for purchase
Tickets for the Brockton, MA date of the Punk In Drublic touring festival are onsale this Friday, March 2nd at 10am and can be purchased through the festivals official website HERE.