It’s time to rock and bowl again. That Punk Rock Bowling & Music Festival enters its 23rd year of operation, with the lineup for the 2023 event now revealed. Veteran punk act Bad religion, Rancid, Dropkick Murphys and Suicidal tendencies leads the way.
The event takes place 26-29 May in Downtown Las Vegas, Nevada, returning to their 6th Street location. Other top acts for the 2023 edition include The Interrupters, The Damned, L7, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, Face to Face, GBH, The Exploited, Fishbone, TSOL and Agnostic Front. The full lineup can be seen in the ad at the bottom of this post. In addition to bowling, attendees will get to participate in pool parties, club shows and gambling, and enjoy the craft bar program and great food selections.
“It will be the 40th anniversary of Youth Brigade’s Sound & Fury as well as Suicidal Tendencies and Agnostic Fronts’ first releases, so both bands will be playing,” explains Youth Brigade’s Shawn Stern. “We also have a lot of Southern California and English bands that have played before but haven’t played in a while: Rancid, Bad Religion, Dropkick Murphys, The Interrupters, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, The Damned, Fishbone, L7 … the lineup is pretty stacked.”
He adds: “I think Punk Rock Bowling is important because it’s an annual meeting place for people all over the world from the punk rock community and I hope that what we do inspires people to keep believing in those ideals , that have always been political. We live in some really crazy, weird, uncertain times. When I got into punk, it was always about protest and calling people out, and I think it continues to this day today. That’s why it’s important to support all these new, younger bands, and I hope that’s what Punk Rock Bowling is capable of.”
Three-day general admission passes are $190 and minimum three-day VIP passes are $475; both come with a pre-sale password that allows buyers to buy tickets for up to three club gigs. (Tickets for the club show go on sale February 2023.) All tickets can be bought at punkrockbowling.com.