Buzzcocks at Norfolk charity gig

Punk legends The Buzzcocks and glamrockers Slade are to headline a charity event in Norfolk later this month.

Punk legends The Buzzcocks and glamrockers Slade are to headline a charity event in Norfolk later this month

The bands will be performing at a three-day punk music festival at the Hemsby Holiday Village, near Yarmouth, to raise funds for two children's charities.

Punk Aid, the first big event to kick off the 30th anniversary celebrations of punk rock, will take place over the weekend of Friday, March 18, and Sunday, March 20.

Thirty bands will take to two indoor stages over the course of the event, including The Tubes, who will headline on Friday, The Buzzcocks on Saturday and Slade closing the festival.

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Event organisers have also arranged to show punk and cult movies at an onsite cinema, including episodes of Patrick McGoohan's hit Sixties cult series The Prisoner.

Punk icon Captain Sensible of The Damned will be presenting videos at the event via the onsite television channel and there will be various stalls selling tapes, videos, clothing and punk and alternative merchandise.

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Punk Aid organiser Tim Scargill said: "We are delighted to have landed such high-profile acts as The Tubes, Slade and The Buzzcocks to headline and hope to attract a full house at Hemsby.

"We will be welcoming all punks, lapsed or otherwise, and anyone simply out for a good weekend of great live music and entertainment, which is all in a good cause."

Proceeds from the event, the third of its kind, will support children with cerebral palsy at Ingfield Manor School, in Sussex, and Music and Drama Experience in Lancashire for youngsters with learning difficulties.

Tickets cost £90 for adults and £45 for under-16s.

The price includes chalet-based accommodation.

For tickets, call 0870 604 5606 or visit

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