Dirtnap Records Announce ’20 Year Blowout’ Festival

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Dirtnap Records launched in January 2000 to very humble beginnings. Since then, they’ve been based in four cities, have had a hand in releasing about 170 releases, and sold hundreds of thousands of records all over the world by bands from all over the world, managing to re-shape their little corner of the punk / DIY / whatever underground in the process. Over the past 20 years, Dirtnap Records has managed to weather every imaginable up-and-down in the “music biz”, and still exists, somehow. So they’re throwing a party! On June 12th and 13th, they’ll be celebrating twenty years by bringing a cross section of bands from every era of the label for a two day festival at The High Noon Saloon in Madison, WI. You can stream a playlist featuring all of the bands appearing at the ‘20 Year Blowout‘ via Spotify here. You can read more about the Dirtnap Records20 Year Blowout‘ and view the full line up below

The ‘20 Year Blowout‘ show will feature bands from all over the US, Canada and the UK. From surprise reunions by old school Dirtnap Records heavy-hitters like The Epoxies (Portland, OR) and White Wires (Ottawa, ON) to a rare live appearance from elusive flagship band The Marked Men (Denton, TX), to an also-rare US appearance from current Dirtnap Records superstars Martha (Pity-Me, UK) to our latest crop of “signings”, represented by Personality Cult (Chapel Hill, NC) and Good Shade (Columbus, OH). These shows also feature long-time Dirtnap Records staples like Radioactivity (Texas), Bad Sports (Texas), Mean Jeans (Portland, OR), Steve Adamyk Band (Ottawa), River City Tanlines (Memphis, TN) a healthy dose of Wisconsin bands that they’ve worked with including The Hussy, Proud Parents, Fox Face, Sugar Stems and many more. Friends, family and fans of the label and bands will be also coming to Madison (mostly for the 1st time) from all over the world, so let’s show ‘em a good time! Book your tickets, do what you gotta do, and get to the Midwest for a party you won’t forget!
 
Dirtnap Records ’20 Year Blowout’ Line Up
 
Friday, June 12th
Martha
Radioactivity
Bad Sports
Mean Jeans
River City Tanlines
Legendary Wings
Fox Face
 
Saturday, June 13th
Marked Men
The Epoxies
White Wires
The Hussy
Personality Cult
Mind Spiders
Drakulas
Steve Adamyk Band
Good Shade
Low Culture
Lost Balloons
Sugar Stems
Proud Parents