There were a number of highly significant and influential one-day and two-day Punk and New Wave festivals from mid 1977 to late 1978 in Dublin.
The first was the Belfield Festival in UCD which took place on 25 June 1977. The line up was The Radiators from Space, The Undertones, The Vipers, Revolver and The Gamblers. Sadly the gig is perhaps best known for the tragic fatal stabbing which took place on the night.
Secondly, there was the first annual New Wave Festival which took place over two nights in The Project Arts Centre on 8 – 9 November 1977. The first night saw The Vipers and The Gamblers and the second night Revolver, Fabulous Fabrics and The Kamikaze Kids.
Thirdly, there was the one day Punk Festival on 28 November 1978 in St. Anthony’s Hall on the quays. The line up was The New Versions, Berlin, Virgin Prunes, Strange Movements, the Skank Mooks and The Citizens.
Anyone have any memories, pictures or gig posters of the above, please do get in touch.