Punk Festivals

Scarborough Punk Festival in Pictures! Day 1

It's been just over a week since the Yorkshire coast was THE place to be for a full lineup of punk legends!

It certainly feels like festival season is already under way, even though we’re still munching our way through leftover Creme Eggs! The Undercover Festival, Manchester Punk Festival and Scarborough Punk Fest have all taken place over the last couple of weeks, helping us get warmed up for Rebellion in just a few months time.

Scarborough Punk Festival had another cracking lineup this year with headliners like Buzzcocks, UK Subs and Sham 69 and photographer extraordinaire Phil Thorns was there to capture the passion and the pogoing over the weekend. Let’s look at what delights day 1 delivered….. 

Opening the day up was West Midlands hardcore band Face Up

Roxy from Face Up. Scarborough Punk Fest 2024. Pic by Phil Thorns.
Face Up. Scarborough Punk Fest 2024. Pic by Phil Thorns.

Nottinghamshire’s Hung Like Hanratty delighted their fans with a typically exuberant set. 

Punk musician turned author John Robb was on stage with band Gold Blade

John Robb fronting Gold Blade, Scarborough Punk Festival 2024. Pic by Phil Thorns.
Gold Blade, Scarborough Punk Festival 2024. Pic by Phil Thorns.

The legends that are Ruts DC never disappoint, putting on a storming set for enamoured fans.

Ruts DC, Scarborough Punk Fest 20204. Pic by Phil Thorns.

Scottish New Wave bad The Rezillos were up next, followed by the Anti Nowhere League

The Rezillos, Scarborough Punk Festival 2024. Pic by Phil Thorns.
Nick 'Animal' Culmer, Anti Nowhere League. Scarborough Punk Festival 2024. Pic by Phil Thorns.
Anti Nowhere League, Scarborough Punk Festival 2024. Pic by Phil Thorns.

And then to top off an incredible day, Buzzcocks showed they have never lost the knack for delivering pure punk perfection to a thrilled Scarborough crowd. 

Buzzcocks, Scarborough Punk Festival 2024. Pic by Phil Thorns.
Steve Diggle, Buzzcocks. Scarborough Punk Festival 2024. Pic by Phil Thorns.

And that was just day 1!

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