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UK Decay are to return to Lisbon for Portugal’s largest festival of Gothic Rock,
Deathrock, Electro-Punk, Post-Punk, Industrial, Synth and Batcave bands
since, the Drop Dead Festival back in 2008.

The three day festival runs on Friday 26th, Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th August,
UK Decay are headlining on Sunday 28th. In the UK, this is the traditional
August Bank Holiday weekend.

Organized by the highly successful Pray Silence Productions, Pray Silence Festival
celebrates dark, alternative music and alternative lifestyles in general.
The line-up will include some of the best Gothic Rock, Deathrock, Electro-Punk,
Post-Punk, Industrial, Synth and Batcave bands in the planet.

Worldwide renowned DJs will allow continuous celebration with special parties
until dawn, including a fetish party with fantastic performers from all over the world…>>more>>

UK Decay to headline Pray Silence, Sunday 28th August 2011

UK Decay are to return to Lisbon for Portugal’s largest festival of Gothic Rock, Deathrock, Electro-Punk, Post-Punk, Industrial, Synth and Batcave bands since, the Drop Dead Festival back in 2008.

The three day festival runs on Friday 26th, Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th August, UK Decay are headlining on Sunday 28th. In the UK, this is the traditional August Bank Holiday weekend.

Organized by the highly successful Pray Silence Productions, Pray Silence Festival celebrates dark, alternative music and alternative lifestyles in general.
The line-up will include some of the best Gothic Rock, Deathrock, Electro-Punk, Post-Punk, Industrial, Synth and Batcave bands in the planet.

Worldwide renowned DJs will allow continuous celebration with special parties until dawn, including a fetish party with fantastic performers from all over the world.

Although with over a year to go before the festival, UK Decay are delighted to be returning to Portugal and performing amongst such a rich line-up of bands and DJ’s.

Bands so far confirmed at Pray silence 2011Other acts so far confirmed for the festival are.

* Kommunity FK (usa)
* Clan of Xymox (de)
* The Eden House (uk)
* Diary of Dreams (de)
* Deviant UK (uk)
* In the Nursery (uk)
* Ordo Rosarius Equilibrio (se)
* Nosferatu (uk)
* Inkubus Sukkubus (uk)
* Attrition (uk)
* Two Witches (fi)
* Psyche (de)
* Sinmasters (fi)
* Midnight Configuration (uk)
* Ankst (sa)
* Rhombus (uk)
* Pretentious, Moi? (uk)
* MethodCell (uk)
* The Realm (uk)
* Inertia (uk)
* The Last Cry (uk)
* The Last Dance (usa)
* Phantom Vision (pt)
* Grooving in Green (uk)
* Sapphire Solace (uk/usa)
* Vendemmian (uk)

With more bands to be confirmed

CONFIRMED DJ’s

* Dr. Manhattan (pt)
* Martin OldGoth (uk)
* KittyLectro (usa)
* Jyrki Witch (fi)
* Zynthexia (fi)
* Mel Soulscape (usa)
* Jon TheGoth (uk)
* Yggdrasil (pt)
* Reza (uk)
* Elektrobunny (uk)
* Ad Infinitum (pt)
* Psycho Mantis (pt)

More DJ’s to be announced soon.

OFFICIAL PRAY SILENCE WEBSITE

http://www.praysilencefestival.com/

UK DECAY PRAY SILENCE FORUM POST

http://www.ukdecay.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?p=6202#6202

UK Decay special guest’s of Pete Murphy on BIZARRE BAZAAR at Rebellion Festival, Saturday August 7th 2010UK Decay at Rebellion 2010 poster

UK Decay are booked for the BIZARRE BAZAAR stage at the Blackpool punk festival,

as special guest’s of ex-Bauhaus, Pete Murphy and DJ Ro Ashika.

The band will take the stage this year at a later time

on Saturday evening, appearing immediately before Pete Murphy.

(around 9.30-10.00pm)

DJ Ro Ashika is set to host an evening with a difference in the B.B. arena,

kicking off at 8pm with Renagade Burlesque followed by Razorblade kisses.

The scene is then set for UK DK to take to the stage.

Tickets available from

www.ticketmaster.co.uk

www.rebellionfestivals.com

UK Decay Forum Post

UK DECAY T-SHIRTS AND MERCHANDISE

Home Merchandise Store
“Official” UK Decay Merchandise Online sales now provided by Audiolife
“Authentic” UK Decay Merchandise Live Event and personal sales provided for by our original suppliers.

AUDIOLIFE UK DECAY STORE (“Official” UK Decay Merchandise)

  • Full colour prints on high quality American garments
  • New range of designs
  • Expedient delivery of order
  • Available on, T Shirts, Ladies Shirts, Longsleeve, Sleeveless, Hoodies etc.

The garment prints are fade resistant and machine washable, with
a fastness equal to or better than other print methods on 100% cotton

Competitive prices, T Shirts- £13.00 – £14.50, longsleeves £19.00,
Ladies £14.50 – £16.00

Most major cards accepted.

“Authentic” UK DECAY Live event product

We at UK Decay Communities have built up a reputation serving our community.
We have already serviced hundreds of happy satisfied customers with our products and pledge to continue to do so into the future.

Up until now, any small profits that have been made from the proceeds have been fed back into the day-to-day running of the website and to help the re-establishment of the band.

We would like to thank all of our previous customers for their patronage
and to offer our warmest welcome to any new customers. If you buy a UK Decay T Shirt or garment at a live event or in our online store, we see you all as members of our community; the Community of UK Decay!

Keeping it ‘Glocal’

About our “Authentic” screen printed garments

Screen printed garments against computer printed transfers and laser prints.

Currently all our “Authentic” live event shirts are still screen printed
by hand at a small plant in Luton. The screen printing method is an old tried and tested method that has withstood the test of time and works well.

However there are certain limitations; full colour is very difficult and
so too is fine textures. Each colour (including white) has to be ‘screened’
separately, using an exclusive master screen – made up uniquely for the colour.

If more than one colour is used the garment has to be ‘screened’ repeatedly for each colour, cleaning and changing the colour master screen on each pass.
In addition, the ink on the garments has to be dry before each ‘screening’, so you can see the labour process is very time consuming.

Most of our current designs have one or two ‘screenings’ ie Unexpected Guest has a Red screen and a white screen, For Madmen Only has a front white screen and a rear white screen.

Within the design itself, there are certain considerations to be taken into
account when producing a successful print. Generally, lines have to be sharp and bold, gradients don’t work very well. The way cotton takes up the ink makes it necessary to over saturate the colour area in order to realise the required effect – in other words think of it like as using a very high contrast on an image editing application or better still using vector type graphics.

So, photo type images usually do not work very well!

Another consideration in producing the master artwork for a two or more colour design is that each colour used requires a separate but synchronised master screen; therefore needing a separate master artwork.

"Class of 1979 - 1989 Reunion III"

As an example, on the For My Country design there are two
colours, white and orange. The orange bleeds into the white background on a black material. Getting the orange sky with the clouds and texture to look right, was a difficult process. The original for My Country single cover was used as a base, the image then manipulated into two separate images, one containing everything that will end up white and the other containing everything that will end up orange.(No need for black as it is on a black backdrop) Keeping the sizes and positions synchronised is all important as any mistakes made here will end up several processes down the line and be expensive in time and money to put right.

To make matters even more confusing, the plant requires each colour master to be black, ie the master for the orange in the sky on the For My Country design ends up black on a white background and even worse so does the white, so the artwork has to be created inversely for a black back drop! There are clear areas for mistakes and often tweeks are necessary after a test screening, often leading to a readjustment of the artwork.

So why not use PC transfers that don’t have these issues and can easily print in full colour?

Computers are the way of the world and in many ways get better at doing things all the time, however when it comes to durability and quality, at this time we think all the problems of screen printing still seem worthwhile. The advantages of screen printing verses PC print can be summed up with those two words, durability and quality!

We are not ruling out digitally printed garments for the future, when and
if that happens we will make the production method clear on the designs inour shop.

Changes to the way we sell our merchandise

In April 2010 we rolled out a new online T Shirt Store which is powered by a new online service called Audiolife. We feel the service has certain advantages over our current methods of selling merchandise, particularly our online and international sales.

The advantages are firstly that they are a print on demand, which means they only print the garment when a customer orders. Secondly that they can print up to full colour (most UK Decay designs are white on black admittedly but hey we do have some with colour)

Thirdly, Audiolife fulfill the entire order and ship the product to almost
anywhere in the world. Finally they have a fine range of quality cotton American T shirts, Ladies trim-fit, tanktops, longsleeved, hoodies to choose from.

But what about digital printed quality (as mentioned earlier) and shipping costs?

The test purchase we made looks and feels awesome! It arrived
in the post two week after ordering. Considering Audiolife are a US company based in California, that’s not bad considering it was shipped from there to my home in the UK. The postage for the T Shirt came to $6.50 (£4.30). So, with the £13.00 for a print on the ‘Hanes’ model, the total cost to buy my shirt and get it posted to me was £17.20. Although perhaps a couple quid more than what we buy our screen-printed garments for, we think it’s still a great deal. Especially, considering the high-quality of the shirt and the print!

Here’s what Audiolife say about the printing method,

“We use a new digital technology that chemically bonds ink to cotton molecules, resulting in brilliant colors and sharp photographic quality with no overprint around the edges. The image is soft, breathable, vibrant and durable – nothing like the stiff “decal” feel that results from heat-transfer or screen print methods. Images are fade resistant and machine washable, with a fastness equal to or better than other print methods on 100% cotton.”

For us Audiolife saves us time, in developing and creating web stores, fulfilling orders, ordering and storing stock. We are still making a small profit on garments sold on Audiolife, which again will help towards sustaining some of the band and websites running costs. We can hopefully spend the time saved, by getting creative.

All this means that we can increase our range of online designs, three new designs are already available and there will be more as time goes by.

But what about our traditional ‘Authentic’ screen-printed shirts?

Our new online store will take care of sales online and worldwide (It will be easier to obtain our products, for some customers in other areas of the globe!)

However, many of our garments are still sold ‘one to one’ at our shows. It’s this ‘personal’ level that is still so important to us and many that have purchased our shirts in the past.

The screen printed shirts have a ‘warm’, ‘organic’ look and feel. Its sometimes the slight imperfections that make something individualistic
as an object with identity, feel and uniqueness, in one word ‘special’!

So for live shows we shall continue to use our current suppliers.

They will continue with the familiar range and occasionally may supplement with a ‘tour-special’ etc. Stock produced for UK Decay’s live
events that remain unsold will be made available on request from the website.

Branding

In order to distinguish between the two different suppliers, we shall call our Audiolife garments “Official” UK Decay Merchandise (As they are an international establishment)

Our traditional supplied garments we shall call “Authentic” UK Decay Merchandise

DESIGNS

Unexpected Guest T Shirt. Click here for more details and to purchase.

UNEXPECTED GUEST

Brands: “Authentic” and “Official”

“Official”
UK Decay Merchandise available on our Audiolife store

“Authentic” UK Decay Merchandise sometimes available at live events and by request

As worn by ‘Rodney’ in ‘Only Fools and Horses’. The Classic ‘Unexpected Guest’
T Shirt was produced at the time of the “Unexpected Guest” “Dresden”
single, released in 1980.


For Madmen Only T Shirt. Click here for more details and to purchase.

FOR MADMEN ONLY

Brands: “Authentic” and “Official”

“Official” UK Decay Merchandise available on our Audiolife store

“Authentic” UK Decay Merchandise usually available at live events and by request

One of the most popular of the UK Decay designs. The Classic ‘For Madmen
Only’ T Shirt was produced at the time of the “For Madmen Only”, album released in 1981.


For My Country T Shirt. Click here for more details and to purchase.

FOR MY COUNTRY

Brands: “Authentic” and “Official”

“Official” UK Decay Merchandise available on our Audiolife store

“Authentic” UK Decay Merchandise usually available
at live events and by request

The Classic ‘For My Country – Unwind’ design that was sold extensively during the UK Decay -Dead Kennedys tour of 1980. Brought out to coincide with the single release.


I Met Murder T Shirt. Click here for more details and to purchase.

I MET MURDER ON THE WAY…

Brands: “Authentic” and “Official” (coming soon)

“Official” UK Decay Merchandise available on our Audiolife store

“Authentic” UK Decay Merchandise sometimes available
at live events and by request

“I Met muder on the way, he wore a mask like today..” The imortal
line from the title track of ‘For Madmen Only’. This new design is a motif
featuring a close-up of the For Madmen Only front cover familiar to Myspace users as the UK Decay calling card.


UK DK Com Class Reunion  T Shirt. Click here for more details and to purchase.

UK Decay Communities Class Reunion (special)

Brands: “Authentic” and “Official”

“Official” UK Decay Merchandise available on our Audiolife store

“Authentic” UK Decay Merchandise sometimes available
at live events and by request

“Class of 1979 – 1989 Reunion III”

The UK Decay Communities Reunion III special.

Dotties brash ‘Mohawk Skull’ motif that has become an icon for the Community of UK Decay.


Unexpected Guest Cover Ladies ‘Bella’ *NEW
DESIGN*

Brands “Official”

“Unexpected Guest single cover”

“Official” UK Decay Merchandise available on our Audiolife store

A popular bootleg this one, in differing colour combinations. Now for the
first time presented as an “Official” UK Decay garment.


For Madmen Only 2009 ‘Hanes’ *NEW DESIGN*

Brands: “Official”

“For Madmen 2009 CD ”

“Official” UK Decay Merchandise available on our Audiolife store

A tapered down version of the iconographic album cover, designed to fit the bodies natural ‘T’ shape.


Sexual Twist Long-sleeve 2010 *NEW DESIGN*

Brands: “Official”

” Sexual/ Twist 2010 ”

“Official” UK Decay Merchandise available on our Audiolife store

Another first, there was no official T Shirt back in the day featuring the1981 “Sexual/Twist” single.


UK Decay Biog 1982 ‘Bella’ Ladies *NEW
DESIGN*

Brands: “Official”

” UK Decay Biog photo1982″

“Official” UK Decay Merchandise available on our Audiolife store

One of UK Decays most widely used press shots with the original line-up of 1982.


Italia 2009 Special *TOUR SPECIAL*

Brands: “Authentic” and “Official”

” Italia 2009 Special”

“Official” UK Decay Merchandise available on our Audiolife store

Produced specially for the Italian tour of 2009, originating from the “Dresden” single cover.


For My Country 2010 Ladies ‘Gildan’ * NEW
DESIGN *

Brands: “Official”

” For My Country 2010″

“Official” UK Decay Merchandise available on our Audiolife store

A 2010 update to the classic original 1980 ‘For My Country’ single design


Most of our “Official” designs for sale in our Audiolife
store will be available on a variety of different garments including ‘Hanes’, ‘Gildan’ and ‘American’ T Shirts. Ladies garments also include ‘Hanes’, ‘Gildan’ and ‘American’, V Necks, Tanktops and Ladies Shirts. There are also Long sleeve Shirts, Hoodies and Totebags available with our designs.

Some of our designs are inappropriate for some of the available  garments, so you won’t necessarily find every design on every garment that is available.

Rear prints.

Most of the above designs are ‘front print only’

Rear prints that are additional to front prints (double printed) work out
more expensive, whether screen-printed or digitally printed. We feel that
at the current time, Audiolife’s additional charge for the rear print, makes for an unreasonably high selling cost to the customer. However, we may make the odd exception, with one or two garments, particularly Hoodies. At the end of the day, we feel the customer can accept or refuse the option. Because the garment is only produced if there is an order, no-one is loosing anything!
But please be aware that any double printed garments, will be more expensive.

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REBELLION PUNK FESTIVAL 2010

Saturday August 7th


Further Information

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UK Decay are booked for the BIZARRE BAZAAR stage at the Blackpool punk festival,
as special guest’s of ex-Bauhaus, Pete Murphy and DJ Ro Ashika.
The band will take the stage this year at a later time
on Saturday evening, appearing immediately before Pete Murphy.
(around 9.30-10.00pm)
DJ Ro Ashika is set to host an evening with a difference in the B.B. arena,
kicking off at 8pm with Renagade Burlesque followed by Razorblade kisses.
The scene is then set for UK DK to take to the stage.

Tickets available from
www.ticketmaster.co.uk
www.rebellionfestivals.com

UK DECAY COM NEWS UPDATE APRIL 2010

UK Decay in Germany

The band will be departing for Germany next week for their mini German Tour.
The dates are April 24th, 25th and 26th.
The shows kick off on Saturday April 24th in Berlin at the SLAUGHTERHOUSE, followed on Sunday April 25th at Hamburg HAFENKLANG. On Monday April 26th, Hannover BEI CHEZ HEINZ..

The Berlin show at The Slaughterhouse looks set to be a night not to be missed, with Industrial/Punks from London ‘Ulterior’ and Berlin Band ‘The Wars’ adding support.
FACTORY meets REMEMBRANCE DAZE meets PAGAN LOVE SONGS” are hosting this evening with a promise of an after show party with DJ’s Roman, Ian P. Christ, NecroPhil and Thomas Thyssen.

Scottish band Twisted Nerve played at the Slaughterhouse earlier this year and reported back saying “Great gig , hot and sweaty with very enthusiastic crowd”, so we are looking forward to playing there very much.
For the Hamburg and Hannover shows, the support act is a band called ‘Reptyle’ from Beilefeld.
UK Decay have not visited any of these cities for 28 years but played 2009’s WGT festival. Back in the former period in the years 1980-82, UK Decay regularly played various venues in Berlin and Hamburg.

Tickets are available..

Berlin at the Slaughterhouse are available online at
http://www.remembrance-daze.com/

Hamburg Hafenklang and Hannover Bei Chez Heinz.
http://www.ticketmaster.de/

UK Decay at Rebellion Punk Festival 2010

UK DK are to return to this years Rebellion Punk Festival at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool. This time on the Saturday August 7th in the ‘Bizarre Bazaar’ room as special guests of ex Bauhaus Pete Murphy. The specially flavoured evening is hosted by DJ Ro Ashika.
UK Decay played earlier on the Sunday afternoon last year and are delighted to be returning for a Saturday evening this time.
Further information at the Rebellion Festival website
http://www.rebellionfestivals.com/

http://www.ukdecay.co.uk

UK Decay Communities Web page update

We are rolling out a new framework to improve the user experience.

To begin with a new horizontal drop down menu under the masthead will aid the site navigation helping to guide the user to the right destinations.

There is a new Google site search customized for the entire UK Decay Com database that really works, is to be found at the bottom of the new pages, please give it a try – it really can find items or names buried deep within our vaults!

We have inline with web 2 social networking, integrated ‘Share This’ tabs to update the page onto Facebook and Myspace and a lot more SN sites or blogs. We have syndicated our Twitter and other feeds onto various pages, overall this will make updating the UK Decay Com web with the latest news or other information so much easier.

It’s going to take a while to completely update the whole site, so please bare with us in the meantime.

NEW! UK Decay Merchandise Store now online

T shirts available!

Our T Shirts are now available again. There are classic and brand new designs, with more garments to choose from as we roll in a brand new web store. The new store will print to demand and will ship to most places within a couple of weeks.

We shall also retain our traditional screen-printed supplied shirts for live events.
Most of the repertoire of designs, are now available online on our web store.
Features include….

Three brand new #UK Decay designs.#
Available on a selection of different garments
Printed and shipped to order
Reasonable Prices

Full details and our T Shirt FAQ at the address below
http://www.ukdecay.co.uk/merch_faq.htm

Or go straight to the store at the address below
http://www.ukdecay.co.uk/merch_clothing.htm

For Madmen Only CD now £8.99

Just to remind anyone out there that may not be aware, that much of the UK Decay back catalogue is now available on CD.
It is available from Earthquake Distribution for the princely sum of £8.99. For further details, distribution enquiries and a direct link, please follow the address below.
http://www.earthquakeltd.com/uk_decay.htm

UK Decay new material?

The band are currently writing some new material with the aim of recording during the forthcoming summer. It’s too early to say what form a possible release might take at this point. But “An album would be a nice idea” quoted Spon. Abbo is said to have some very strong lyrical ideas and with the wealth of experience gained by most of the guys in the years since the first era of Decay, it will be “very interesting to see what gives”
We can all only wait and see!

UK Decay Communities info

Website
http://www.ukdecay.co.uk
http://www.ukdecay.com

Forum
http://www.ukdecay.co.uk/messageboard/index.php

Store
http://www.ukdecay.co.uk/merch_clothing.htm

Galleries
http://www.ukdecay.co.uk/gallery.htm

Don’t forget you can search the entire UK Decay Communities resource on the google search bar at the bottom of most pages. It is customised to search exclusively the UK Decay domain.

Follow us on……
Twitter
http://twitter.com/ukdk

Myspace
http://www.myspace.com/ukdecay

Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/pages/UK-Decay/42949482263?ref=s

Contact

For media, booking and other general enquiries
contact@ukdecay.co.uk

For CD (For Madmen Only) distribution, sales and related enquiries
customerservices@earthquakeltd.com

Thanks very much for taking the time to read all this. We at UK Decay Communities appreciate humbly, your patronage and time and wish you the very best of regards!

W.W. for UK Decay Communities

UK DECAY: SPRING 2010 GERMAN TOUR



UK DECAY: SPRING 2010 GERMAN TOUR


UK Decay announce a three date mini-tour of northern Germany, April 24, 25 and the 26th.

The shows kick off on Saturday April 24 in Berlin at the Slaughterhouse, followed on Sunday
April 25 at Hamburg Hafenklang. On Monday April 26 it is Hannover Bei Chez Heinz.

UK Decay have not visited any of these cities for 28 years but played 2009’s WGT festival.
Back in the former period in the years 1980-82, UK Decay regularly played various venues in
Berlin and Hamburg.

Tickets for the Hamburg Hafenklang are available online at

www.ticketmaster.de

Tickets for Berlin at the Slaughterhouse are available online at
www.remembrance-daze.com

Tickets for the Hannover Bei Chez Heinz. are available online at

www.ticketmaster.de

At our recent gig in Luton, we spoke with some people that showed an
interest in making the trip over to Germany from the UK.
For those thinking about making the trip to Germany,
please follow this link for information and if necessary to submit
any queries.
We shall endeavor to keep you informed.

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UK Decay to play Italy


Spring 2009 Italian dates now confirmed….

Milan Musicdrome, 30th April.
Bologna Covo 1st May.
Rome Init on 2nd May.

UK Decay are now in the process of arranging a number of gigs in the UK and overseas.
with further dates in the process of being confirmed. The band will appear in Italy for the first time in
its history, playing Milan Musicdrome on the 30th April 2009, Bologna Covo Club on the 1st May and
at the Rome Init Club on the 2nd May.

‘We’re really looking forward to finally getting to Italy,’ said Spon, ‘we tried to play there first
time around but never managed it for various reasons. We’ve been told that there is still a big
interest in the band and I’m hoping that we get the same positive response as we
received at the Drop Dead Festival. We had a small UK contingent in Portugal, and if anyone
from blighty fancies a few days in the Italian sun it would be great to see you.’

Even though nothing is concrete yet, the band hope to soon be in the position of announcing
a central London date hopefully in the late spring/early summer, plus other UK gigs.

‘Last year’s reunion took so much time to arrange that we’re probably not going to arrange
another one until 2010, so we’re planning to use the UK gigs as a chance of getting everyone
together this year,’ added Spon.

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UK Decay to headline the Drop Dead Festival !



UK Decay will be headlining this year’s Drop Dead Festival
on Saturday October 11, 2008 in Lisbon, Portugal.


Following on from the success of UKDK3 the band is now rehearsing a
longer set that will encompass more of its back catalogue and new material.

‘We’re hoping that people will be able to get over to see us – especially
as we’ve a surprise planned – if we can pull it off,’ said a cryptic Steve
Spon. ‘It was great to see so many old faces enjoying themselves at the
SubClub show, and if you can get over to Lisbon then we can promise an
even better time.’

The Drop Dead Festival will feature over 50 bands and DJs and will be
held over five days from 8 October 2008 to 12 October 2008.
Thursday
night kicks off with a massive beach party and the actual festival is held
is held at various venues around the city’s historic centre.
Tickets cost 65 Euros for the entire five days, which translates to around
£50. The event is in its sixth year and describes itself as Europe’s biggest
gothic festival, attracting thousands of fans from across the world.

‘We’re going to be there for the whole weekend as we’ve also been asked
to do a Q&A session,’ said Spon. ‘It’ll be like Question Time, except with
Mohicans.’

Further details about the festival can be found at
http://dropdeadfestival.com/.
Tickets at 65 EU (about £50.00) can be purchased here
http://dropdeadfestival.com/info.html


Bands so far comfirmed


UK Decay – UK, London Exclusive
http://www.ukdecay.co.uk

The men who started it all! This legendary band is responsible for creating
what became Gothic Punk (and the inspiration for the NY Decay name!)
and now they’re bringing their testament to Drop Dead IV. Not to be
missed exclusive reunion show with original members!

Theatre of Hate
http://www.myspace.com/theatreofhate2008
http://www.kirkbrandon.com/

Cinema Strange
http://www.myspace.com/cinemastrange


Kitchen and the Plastic Spoons
– Sweden Exclusive
http://www.myspace.com/kitchenandtheplasticspoons

Fans of art music, rejoice! This legendary experimental synthesizer art
punk band from Sweden are doing an exclusive reunion for the Drop
Dead Festival. Featuring all-original members! A dream come true for any
one who knows their music!

Charles De Goal – France
http://www.myspace.com/charlesdegoal

Leading cold wave band from France Charles De Goal have been making
great guitar driven wave for almost 20 years. A huge hit at Drop Dead
Festival 5, they were instantly invited to come back this year!

Madre del Vizio -Germany /Showcase
http://www.myspace.com/madre2008

Classic German gothic band with really large following in Spain , Italy and
Portugal. much antisapaited by fans of a more gothic sound, Madre del
Visio will be bringing a more dark feeling to the Drop Dead Festival. This
will be an exclusive showcase for the Madre del Vizio.

Die Perlen – Germany
http://www.myspace.com/perlen

A fresh face in the electronic scene, these guys combine the quirkiness of
NDW with sometimes minimal electronics, infectious female vocals and
strong dance floor appeal for deathrockers, punks and electro heads
alike. Sure to get the dance floor in a frenzy!

Sixteens – USA, CA
http://www.myspace.com/16sssss

Back again by popular demand, this Death Disco duo bring the Gold wave
hard, making menacing beats for glitter trash monsters.

Les Baton Rouge – Portugal
http://www.myspace.com/lesbatonrouge

This legendary Portuguese band hit Drop Dead with an explosive mix of
energetic and passionate music influenced by ’77 punk, 80’s New Wave
and the Riot Grrl movement. A rare treat, and a famously exciting live
show. Les Baton Rouge are part of our /Portuguese music showcase and
will show new audiences another side of the Spanish music scene.

Scarlet and the Spooky Spiders – Italy
http://www.mspace.com/scarletandthespookyspiders

Italian horror punk darlings, these guys become a favorite party band at
every party they play. We cant wait to make Drop Dead part of this
tradition.

Phantom Vision – Portugal
http://www.myspace.com/phantomvision

One of the top deathrock/gothic bands in Portugal, Phantom Vision will be
a treat for the fans of a more gothic approach to deathrock. Phantom
Vision are part of our Portuguese music showcase and will show new
audiences another side of the Spanish music scene.

Grabba Grabba Tape – Spain
http://www.myspace.com/grabbatize

Daft Punk meets Polysics with this crazy synth,drum and vocoder band
from Spain. We are looking forward to these guys performing live with
cool synths, Crazy costumes and A frantic live show. Grabba Grabba Tape
are part of our Spanish music showcase and will show new audiences
another side of the Spanish music scene.

Los Carniceros Del Norte – Spain
http://www.myspace.com/loscarnicerosdelnorte

This amazing Deathrock band return to Drop Dead, fresh from the
graveyard with plenty of ghoulish tunes! One of the best if not the best
current deathrock band Live. Los Carniceros Del Norte are part of our
Spanish music showcase and will show new audiences another side of the
Spanish music scene.

13th Moon – Japan Exclusive
http://www.myspace.com/x13thmoonx

Top Japanese Deathrock band, these guys come for the first time to
Europe for an exclusive appearance at the Drop Dead Festival. A classic
mixture of punk and goth, this group will please any fan of old school
sounds.

Birth – USA, CA Exclusive
http://www.myspace.com/thisheadisforburning

One of the most talked about new synthpunk bands, Birth is heading for
the first time ever to Europe for an exclusive show at the Drop Dead
Festival. Having trashed venues in Los Angeles with such luminaries as
Nervous Gender and Abe Vigoda, this one-man wrecking crew is finally
setting his sights outside the US. Featuring a member of a classic
deathrock band Radio Scarlet.

Din Glorious – USA, NYC Exclusive
http://www.myspace.com/dinglorious

A Drop Dead tradition, these guys are completely insane! Get ready for
a wild live show full of strange sounds, outfits and behavior. Not for the
weak of heart! A combination of goofball electro and improvised
experimentalism, these costumed drunks are ready to once more
disgrace the stage and make an awful mess.

Mr Manic – USA, NJ Exclusive
http://www.myspace.com/mistermanic

This New Jersey king of space disco and electro-crunk is hitting the stages
of Europe for the first time, so grab your ray gun and get ready to
groooooove! This will be Mr. Manic’s first appearance outside of the
USA.

Capitao Fantasma – Portugal
http://www.myspace.com/capitaofantasma666

One of the top psychobilly bands in Portugal, Capitao Fantasma combine
garage, psychobilly and punk in their foot-stomping, crazy infectious
shows. Capitao Fantasma are part of our Portuguese music showcase and
will show new audiences another side of the Spanish music scene.

TCHIKI BOUM – France
http://www.myspace.com/tchiki

Melodic new wave and rockabilly-influenced garage from France. One of
our favorite new bands, and sure to be one of yours! Don’t miss their first
ever performance in Portugal at the Drop Dead Festival!

Eyaculation Post Mortem – Spain
http://www.myspace.com/eyaculacionpostmortem

Eyaculation Post Mortem were a real hit at the festival last year. Clad in
bloody bandages, these surf-psychos return to Drop Dead for more
ghoulish mayhem! Eyaculation Post Mortem are part of our Spanish music
showcase and will show new audiences another side of the Spanish music
scene.

Namosh – Germany
http://www.myspace.com/namosh

Sexy and smooth, this suave Berliner whips electronics and funk-inspired
vocals into art-dance tunes that will leave your brain sweating. Fans of
Fad Gadget will love this.<

Schwefelgelb – Germany
http://www.myspace.com/schwefelgelb

Early NDW meets modern-day electronics in a blur of bouncing energy.
This duo is already making a name for themselves in Germany; expect
an amazing show!

Schizophrenic Housewives – Spain
http://www.myspace.com/schizophrenichousewivesband

Early Devo and Adverts collide in the minds and mouths of this awesome
Spanish punk group. A little dose of ’78, updated for today! Schizophrenic
Housewives are part of our Spanish music showcase and will show new
audiences another side of the Spanish music scene.

Zombie Zex – Sweden
http://www.myspace.com/zombiezexsthlm

This brand new band from Sweden brings the punk back into deathrock
with fresh new energy.

Squishy Squid – Austria
http://www.myspace.com/squishysquidband

Want some hot new wave punk from Austria? Squishy Squid are here to
please, with songs about coffee and cows for your dance delight.
Featuring members of Vienna’s favorite deathrock band Strange Dolls
Cult.

Lineas Albies – Spain
http://www.myspace.com/lineasalbies

Art rockers from Spain bring together male and female vocals and
post-punk/No Wave instrumentals in a collage of crazy sounds. Lineas
Albies are part of our Spanish music showcase and will show new
audiences another side of the Spanish music scene.

Further info with pics here

Comfirmed Bands as of the 11th July, 2008


Note; there will be further acts booked over the next couple of months,
we will try and keep you updated.


Other info
Flights from the UK
We know Easyjet fly from Luton to
Lisbon twice a day, other provincial airports will also fly there.
Although UK Decay are playing on Saturday the 11th, it can
be a lot cheaper flying in the mid week period. Hotels and Hostels are
reasonably priced, we shall try and bring you more info in due course.
The festival runs from Weds 8th till Sunday 12th, starting with a Beach
Party on the wednesday, the weather in Lisbon at that time of year is
said to be like early september in the UK and that can be nice!
So why not book yourself a late break and come and enjoy the party?!!



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