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Punk show set to rock Pirie

PUNK ROCK SHOW: Dan Pearse, a promoter for False Flag Promotions has organised the Port Pirie Punk show.
PUNK ROCK SHOW: Dan Pearse, a promoter for False Flag Promotions has organised the Port Pirie Punk show.

A punk rock show is being held in Port Pirie this weekend, bringing a variety of South Australian artists, some whom have a connection to the city, back for a big show.

The show will kick off at 5pm on Saturday, August 17 at the Anglers with tickets at the door for $10 and will feature five bands from Adelaide.

Organised by Dan Pearse, for False Flag Productions he says the Anglers is the perfect place for the show as it will have all off Pirie's iconic features on display.

"We are at the Anglers now and the bands will be playing outside. It is such a good way to showcase the town. You have the Flinders Ranges, Pirie River, smelter, bridge to nowhere, boat ramp and the town. That is the back drop whilst the bands are playing," he said.

Along with the bands, are several people who will make use of the skate park, Dan says that punk rock and skateboarding go hand in hand and people are more than welcome to utilise the park whilst the event is on.

"When I say punk rock, it is a very lose term. I would say 'dirty Aussie pub rock'.

"The guys out of The Scabs, their mother lives here so they wanted to come up and see her, so they tied a show into it. This will be Soberphobia's second to last show until they tie it up. The Toss have been around a long time and they sing about football and beer. Hate Force Five are probably one of the most eccentric rock bands you will ever hear, they are very quirky but are great. Dr. Unk are coming up as a full package," Dan said. Dan says the variety of talent visiting the city shows that Pirie is a place bands want to play.