ScumFest 2005

Wednesday June 01st
Benefit Gig-
Provoked (Minneapolis punk-as-fuck on Profane Existence records) + Bait (Norwich dark, twisted, abrasive metallic HC, ex Deviated Instinct/ SpineWrench ) + Texas Motherfuckers (Sweden, ass-kicking rock n' roll- imagine Black Flag beating up Turbonegro!) + Koresh (UK Stoner Doom-core, Iron Monkey meets Satan) @ the Grosvenor.
A benefit for Defy ID: - against the introduction of identity cards, Big Brother & a central database of personal information on citizens which can be misused by the state and corporations.

Thursday June 02nd
Watch out for news of D.I.Y. workshops at the 56a Infoshop
Silkscreening/stencil making workshop.
Bruce Banner (USA, ex D.S.13 amongst others) + Flyblown (ex-Scalplock London noise) + Deathskulls (Southend HC) !!!NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE!!! @ Ryan's Bar, 181 Stoke Newington Church Street, N16. (at juntion with Albion Rd.) Buses 73 & 476. Tel: 020 7275 7807.

Saturday June 04th
Scumbag Olympics & punx picnic
Rain or shine (there will be cover)- 1pm in Crystal Palace Park. Come early or miss it all!
Bring yer refreshments & food to share, a football, ideas for ridiculous games to play in the Scumbag Olympics (drunk brick-throwing contest anyone?), a good D.I.Y. attitude etc.
(Crystal Palace/Penge rail station, Buses: 3 (from Oxford Circus), 122, 157, 202, 227, 249, 322, 358, 363, 410, 417, 432, 450. More travel info: Brixtonscum infoline: 07939 198352.
Benefit Gig-
Bomberegn (Denmark) + Moral Dilemna + Ramraid the Offie + the Morons + Headjam + ST/DC + Give Up All Hope + Beyond Repair + Bottlejob+ Doozer (UK air guitar champion!) @ Cambridge Heath Road Bridge Cafe. More info: 0798 655 1529. 9pm-late. A benefit for Vegan Campaigns.

Sunday June 05th
Benefit Gig-
Raw Power (old skool "fuck authority!" power thrash from Rome) + In the Shit (Wales) + Give Up All Hope (Brixton D-beat) + Short Bus Window Lickers @ the Grosvenor. 8.30pm start unless otherwise informed at other Scummy events.
A benefit for the 56a Infoshop.


Sunday 26th September 2004
Brockwell Park Games & Scumbag Olympics
After not happenning this late April as is the tradition, the annual game-playing punx picnic was hastily organised for Sat the 25th or Sun the 26th of September. Well on our way to autumn, Saturday was a wash out as it pissed down with rain all day. So we re-grouped and met up the following day in Brixton's Brockwell Park. Games this year included the infamous Drunk Brick Throwing Contest, 3-legged race, a treasure hunt (that included getting total strangers to either sing and dance or introduce us to their dog), 50 yard dash with a full pint glass etc etc. Unfortunately one punk house in Brixton won about all the prizes (darts trophies that we found in a squatted pub in Norf London) so we think that they must have cheated. Hopefully we'll have another one next year, probably more smack dab in the middle of summer as both April and September are a little wet for picnics. See you then!



Give Up All Hope (with Crystal Palace tower visible in the back)

The Sharons

Beyond Repair

Bomberegn (Denmark)


The iron stage which is surrounded by a small pond. (a makeshift moat was used... note police and park authority vehicles to the right.)

The park authorities and the old bill show up to ask for permits etc.

A contestant in the annual drunk brick-throwing contest hurls.

Tug-of-war between Australians and New Zealanders.

Aussies- All those pies paid off.

Kiwis- note the extra people of questionable national origins going to their aid in the back.