If you have ever had the dream of sitting around a campfire with the likes of Rancid’s Tim Armstrong and Pennywise’s Fletcher Dragge while sipping on some craft beer and listening to a few late night stories you’re in luck as Fat Mike has just announced NOFX’s Camp Punk In Drublic!
Yep, that’s right! Taking NOFX’s Punk In Drublic semi-touring festival to the next level, Fat Mike and company will (literally) be setting up camp in Thornville, Ohio alongside bands like The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Me First And The Gimmie Gimmies, Goldfinger, Sick Of It All, Lagwagon, the aforementioned Rancid and Pennywise plus more!
“The thing about camping is that really nothing can go wrong because everything is already wrong,“ says Fat Mike. "Punk rockers don’t really know how to camp. They know how to wear hoodies, drink, and lean on each other. The good thing is that we got a lot of generators and an unlimited supply of kegs (some are even full of beer). Hey, Coachella and Bonnaroo and Burning Man… Watch what happens at CAMP Punk In Drublic. I can almost guarantee that our festival is gonna be way lamer and stupider than yours…That’s the point!…Well, I think that’s the point. Wait, punk rock doesn’t have a point?”
“Let me be clear,” Mike continues, “A rabbi, a priest and a few thousand punk rockers go camping in Ohio… Sorry, no punchline. But there will be 17 great bands, 2 mediocre bands, and 5,000 kegs of beer. What could possibly go wrong?”
Continuing off what Fat Mike said, Armstong added, “Fat Mike gathered up some of my favorite bands and people to hang out in the middle of Ohio. Rancid can’t wait to be a part of the first Camp Punk In Drublic. We’re looking forward to telling stories around the campfire with you guys!”
As for Dragge, he says: “Wait, I get to run amok with a bunch of drunk punk rockers into the wee hours of the night? Have you ever seen a 300 lb man do a belly flop on a pup tent? Well, you will…game on! People who are insane enough to stay through the night better get their troops together…me and Fatty are coming for you!!”
Aside from the killer musical lineup, additional campsite attractions will include dodgeball, a “punk tank,” scavenger hunts, an all-male wet t-shirt contest, a s’mores station as well as Fatty’s Midnight Matinee where fans can watch punk rock classics on a giant, outdoor blow-up movie screen.
Tickets for the three-day event go on sale this Friday and can be found here. To check out the daily lineup for the festival, be sure to see below.
Friday, June 1 (Kickoff Party): Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine, and Guttermouth, followed by Campfire Stories with Fat Mike and NOFX.
Saturday, June 2: NOFX, Pennywise, Goldfinger, Strung Out, Mad Caddies, Face To Face and Bad Cop / Bad Cop, followed by Campfire Stories with Keith Morris, Jello Biafra and friends.
Sunday, June 3: Rancid, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Sick Of It All, Lagwagon, The Bouncing Souls, Street Dogs, The Interrupters