ScumFest 2009

June 05-07 2009 in London UK

A weekend of Punk Rock Chaos in aid of

Earthquake stricken punx in Italy
This Life Cambodia
International Campaign to Stop Honour Killings
(more info on these benefit groups at the bottom )

Friday the 5th:

APATIA (Poland)
LIES FEED THE MACHINE (Germany)
TERATOID (UK)
ACTIVE SLAUGHTER (UK)
GIVE UP ALL HOPE (Brixton)
SOCIAL PARASITES (UK)
+ Reknaw Sound System, Vegan food etc
@ MEDUSSA BRIXTON ROCK
302-304 Barrington Road, London SW9 7JH

8pm-3am/ first band on at 9pm… £6 all night.
This is not a squat so don’t bring loads of alcohol and expect to get in the door.
No dogs.

Saturday the 6th:

Events all day. BINGO! Cafe. Workshops. @ venue tbc.

Gig-
HELLKRUSHER (UK)
COITUS (UK/Eire)
VISIONS OF WAR (Belgium)
KONTATTO (Italy)
THE DISRUPTERS (UK)
TOMMY SCHITT & THE PUNISHMENT FUCKERS (UK innit?)
+ Reknaw Sound System, Vegan food

@ MEDUSSA BRIXTON ROCK
302-304 Barrington Road, London SW9 7JH

8pm-3am/ first band on at 9pm… £6 all night.
This is not a squat so don’t bring loads of alcohol and expect to get in the door.
No dogs.

Sunday the 7th:

Events all day including:
HANG-OVER CAFE
RECORD FAIR
ACOUSTIC ENTERTAINMENT
VENUE to be announced

The venue area will be a strictly NO DOGS area, so don’t bring them or you may be offended when you are not allowed in with your special friend with sensitive ears.

Show up on time to avoid disapointment. Gig doors open 8pm, bands are playing by 9pm.

Sleeping spaces. There is now no official sleeping space for our friends travelling from abroad. If you need somewhere to crash, introduce yourself to someone in the collective and we will ask around or try to arrange something.

This is a 100% NOT-FOR-PROFIT event
so no blagging. Steal from the system, not the scene.

Likewise, please respect the venue and your fellow punks inside of it. We look forward to a weekend devoid of racism, sexism or homophic macho bullshit.

THE BENEFITS!

This year’s ScumFest helps 3 righteous causes spanning the globe and also hitting home right here in the UK.

PUNX FROM ABBRUZZO, ITALY
Comrades involved in the punk/activist scene in Abbruzzo, Italy, were hit by the earthquake of April 2009 and their house was devastated. We want to help them get back on their feet after this natural disaster.

THIS LIFE CAMBODIA
A Sustainable Community Development Initiative
This non-profit group develop educational programmes that directly benefit the lives of children and their communities in rural Cambodia. Cambodians are among the poorest people in the world. 40% of the population is living on less than $1 per day. Approximately 85% of Cambodia’s population lives in rural areas where access to basic services is almost non-existent. Corruption in Cambodia is so bad that it includes teachers taking bribes for their services. Many families cannot afford to send their children to formal education and this in turn keeps the next generation in a kind of forced labour- continuing the cycle of poverty.
“We believe in building alternative futures free of poverty, founded on experience and on community-level capacity.”
www.thislifecambodia.org

INTERNATIONAL CAMPAIGN TO STOP HONOUR KILLINGS
This UK based group campaigns to stop the over 5000 murders a year commited against women and girls by their own family members in so-called honour killings. These crimes occur where cultures believe that a woman’s unsanctioned sexual behaviour brings such shame on the family that any female accused or suspected must be murdered. Reasons for these murders can be as trivial as talking to a man, or as innocent as suffering rape.
www.stophonourkillings.com