11 Year Double-Show Punkstravaganza (Night 2) and The Dreadnoughts
with Bishops Green, ATD, Something About Reptiles and Paddy Waggin
From the Promoter
Formed in 2006 over pints of cheap beer at East Vancouver's notoriously violent Ivanhoe Hotel, the Dreadnoughts cut their teeth in the roughest dive bars in the city. They started by opening for (and earning the praise of) celtic-punk grandfathers The Real McKenzies, and since then have never looked back. Hauling a fiddle, an accordion, a mandolin, a tin whistle, guitars and drums into every venue that would have them, they quickly became known for their powerful, chaotic live performances. In four short years they have slowly but surely joined the ranks of Canada's punk rock elite, bringing their insanely energetic and dangerous live show to the four corners of the globe.
The Dreadnoughts aren't just a band, they're an advocacy group, ruthlessly promoting the idea that folk and punk music form a perfect union. They've been literally destroying stages and swilling ciders the world over, spreading their gospel to anyone and everyone who will listen.
Formed in the spring of 2011 (although the roots of band reach back to the late 1990s) Bishops Green has quickly established a presence on the Western Canadian punk scene and developed a loyal fan-base throughout North America and abroad in Europe. Bishops Green are noted for their gruff vocals, sing along choruses and pounding bass driven rhythms.
Punk band from Vancouver.
Irish trad rock band from Vancouver.