Punk It Up

Punk It Up are saddened to announce that the current iteration of the semi-regular gathering of the punk tribes, in this case Punk It Up V, is going to be permanently postponed.

After moving the dates from originally on May 1 and 2, 2020 (to kick off NZ Music Month), then moving to October, then to Feb, and then 2 weeks ago being forced, by NZ Government Level 3 and Level 2 restrictions, to frantically move yet again, including to a different venue, the latest lockdown has made it clear that PIU needs to be patient, and wait until the western world gets a better control on this COVID-19 pandemic.

Therefore, PIU V will not occur this weekend, March 5 and 6 at The Powerstation, and will be put on permanent hold. We hope to be able to pickup where we left off, sometime towards the end of this year, or early 2022.

Refunds are available from point of purchase.


There's an old saying, go big or go home! Well, seeming that punks are known for being the last to go home, Punk It Up are pleased to announce they're GOING BIG!

Due to the unforeseen cancellation of the event on Feb 19 and 20 due to the government's COVID restrictions, PIU have managed to book The Powerstation on Friday March 5 and Saturday March 6 in order to put on the weekend of shenanigans. 

Most of the bands, including The Plague, No Tag, X-Features, and Sit Down In Front have been able to adjust their schedules to be able to play on these new dates, at this super new venue, and we hope current ticket holders can adjust their schedules too.  All current tickets are valid for the new dates, and Under The Radar will continue to sell tickets for this two-night spectacular, almost up until the first power-chord! 

We've also managed to make sure we'll have information and merchandise booths, as well as band merchandise etc, and it looks like we'll also be able to have an after party as well. More details as they come to hand or get confirmed, but we thought letting you know asap was a good idea. 


N.B. Punk It Up will endeavour to keep the lineups as above, but reserve the right to adjust them slightly if logistics require.\


The Plague (featuring members of Blam Blam Blam, Pop Mechanix, Swingers etc)
No Tag (second night added, because it's their last ever gig!)
Tigers (NZs first all Māori punk band)
bankRobbers (with special guests, including Sonya Waters and Ed Geddes from Instigators, and Dean Martelli and Chris Orange from The Terrorways)


No Tag (last ever performance)
Sit Down In Front
The Bludgers
Devils Got-9
bankRobbers (with special guests, including Nick Hansen from Spelling Mistakes, and members of Rebel Truce)