This page will feature some gigs where the whole Punk ethos of do it yourself came to the fore and that were promoted and organised by either the fans or bands themselves (Radiators From Space @ Belfield) and (George Purdy @ St Anthony’s Hall). The Radiators From Space gig @ the “Belfield” featured the first wave of Dublin bands under the Punk banner (Radiators, Revolver, The Vipers & Gamblers).
While the George Purdy, St Anthony’s Hall, now legendary concert featured many of the second wave of bands, two of which George managed (Skank Mooks, The Citizens, Strange Movements, Virgin Prunes, Berlin & U2). This was a true “by the young for the young show”, self funded, with no publicity in the local press & selling out all 600 tickets before the event.Blitz @ the Baggot Inn 1977 Radiators From Space 25/06/1977 Belfield Burnin’ Punk Festival UCD. Radiators From Space, The Undertones, Revolver, The Vipers, The Gamblers. 22/11/1978 St Anthony’s Hall, Dublin Post Halloween Punk Party Berlin, New Versions, Virgin Prunes, Skank Mooks, The Citizens. 19/12/1978 Hot Press Christmas Party McGonagles, Dublin Fit Killkenny & The Remoulds, U2 16-17/02/1979 Dark Space Festival Project Arts Centre, Dublin
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