Descendents, NOFX, Bad Religion, Pennywise, Less Than Jake, Anti-Flag + more to play first It’s Not Dead festival

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photo: Ben Garcia

Are you one of those people who complain every summer that “there are no punk bands on Warped Tour anymore”? (Don’t lie: You know you are.) Well, you’re in luck, because Kevin Lyman has created a brand new festival called It’s Not Dead, which will take place on Oct. 10, 2015 at San Manuel Amphitheater Festival Grounds in San Bernardino, California—exactly one week after the revived Taste Of Chaos festival which will feature Jimmy Eat World, Dashboard Confessional, Thrice, Glassjaw and more. It’s Not Dead is geared exclusively to those who pine for punk’s glory years—I mean, just look at this lineup:

MAIN STAGE
Bad Religion
Descendents
NOFX
Pennywise
The Vandals
7 Seconds
Anti-Flag
Bouncing Souls
Strung Out
Fishbone
Reel Big Fish
Goldfinger
Less Than Jake
H2O
Lagwagon

SECOND STAGE
Adolescents
Agent Orange
CJ Ramone
Devils Brigade
Duane Peters Gunfight
Manic Hispanic
Pulley
Riverboat Gamblers
Sham 69
Swingin’ Utters
The Dickies
TSOL

THIRD STAGE
DI
Left Alone
Otherized
Rhythmic Asylum
The Briggs
The Interrupters
The Untouchables
Total Chaos

Plus there will be a whole buncha skateboard demos featuring the likes of Steve Caballero, Mike Frazier and more, as well as book signings from punk authors, an art exhibit curated by photographer Lisa Johnson and lord knows what else—plus kids 10 and under get in free. Tickets start at $25 and go on sale at ItsNotDeadFestival.com on Monday, June 22, and there will be an option for camping if you want to be around smelly punks in both the figurative and literal twilight hours.

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