Punk In Drublic updates: NOFX playing ‘The Decline’ w/ an orchestra, Mean Jeans added
NOFX's Fat Mike is bringing his multi-city Punk In Drublic festival back to the US and the first stop is Portland, OR on July 12, and some updates have been made to that fest since we last spoke. NOFX will perform their one-song, 18-minute 1999 EP The Decline live its entirety for its 20th anniversary, and they'll be joined by Baz’s Philharmonic Orchestra, who released their own orchestral arrangement of the song five years ago. "We just started practicing, and damn, I'm actually excited to play this live," Fat Mike says. You can watch a trailer for that performance, and watch a performance of Baz's full version of the song, below.
Mean Jeans and MXPX were also added to the lineup, joining previously announced bands Bad Religion, Anti-Flag, and The Last Gang.
Also, now that Stone Brewing is out, Punk In Drublic welcomed a new partner: Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman, who probably has more free time now that Warped Tour is no longer a touring festival (but is doing three 25th anniversary events this year, one of which NOFX is playing). Via press release:
“Fat Mike called and said it would be fun to do something together again,” Lyman says. “I said, ‘You know, I miss all my old punk rock friends, so why not?”
“I've known the dude for 25 years,” Fat Mike adds. “Our families vacationed together! Kevin has the same vision that [Punk In Drublic co-owner] Cameron Collins [of Brew Ha Ha Productions] and I do: Let’s have a big party for adults! Let's make a show that we would all want to go to, not a show that 14-year-olds wanna go to.”