Voodoo has recently gaining a reputation for alternative music, most importantly punk and rock nights- which is great news for fellow punk-rockers.

INBV Jaime Rachelle

J’aime Rachelle

Reporter J’aime Rachelle has the low down.

Every weekend new faces pop up at Voodoo – the venue has held host to a whole range of gigs and events with one of the most popular promoters being Punkerama Presents.

Punkerama Presents was started by Gary Fahy and Buck Defect and takes its name taken from the name Punkerama Records started by Gary Fahy in 2011.

The past few months Voodoo has really attracted a whole new era of fans heading to the gigs and having fun at punk and new wave gigs and discos. People say the fans are getting younger but I think we’ve always wanted to go to these gigs, just no one was putting on so many.

As well as the usual mods and rockers, a new wave of young punks, mods and skinheads are now part of the Voodoo scene.

For more information or to buy tickets log onto www.voodoobelfast.com

Here are 9 gigs coming up this year:

Theatre of Hate
Support: Stop! Stop! Start Again, Going Full Retard, No Matter
May 15, £10
British post-punk band from 1980 make their Belfast debut with support of glam-punk rockers SSSA, psychobilly band Going Full Retard, and local pop-punk No Matter

Newton Neurotics
Support: Stop! Stop! Start Again, Control Zone, Buck Eejit
May 22, £10
80’s political post-punk band from Harlow with a great local punk support bands

The Nightingales
Special Guests: Ted Chippington and Drop Circus
May 28, £10
80’s post-punk from Birmingham

The Restarts
Support: Suckin’ Diesel, KlusterFux and Paranoid Visions
June 13, £12
90’s London punk with support Belfast punks Suckin’ Diesel with two well-loved punk bands from across the border- Paranoid Visions and KlusterFux

Trongate Rum Riots
Support: Aggressors B.C., Shock Treatment 21
Guest DJs: Tony Spence and Jake Black
Guest Speaker: Paddy Hill
June 26, £10
Glasgow folk-punks do a charity event for Miscarriage Of Justice Organisation with support from with DJ’s Tony Spence (Belfast Punk and New Wave Club) and Jake Black (Alabama 3) among many other special guests including the fantastic ska band Aggressors B.C.

Support: Nowhere Fast, The Titanics
July 12, £6
Original Stiff Little Fingers members play the punk classics

Support: The Defects, 1,000 Drunken Nights, Takers and Users
August 22, £12
English 70’s street-punk take Belfast with support from Belfast heroes The Defects, local crust-punk 1.000 Drunken Nights and skankin’ ska Takers and Users

Eddie and the Hotrods
Support: TBC
October 3, £12
70’s Pub-rock band from Essex

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