Buzzcocks bring on punk


Buzzcocks - Credit: Archant

After a career spanning more than 30 years, punk band Buzzcocks will be bringing their high-octane music to Harpenden Public Halls this Saturday, August 1.

The band, once called the Beatles of punk, are one of the original holy trinity of punk with the Sex Pistols and the Clash.

They have been cited as inspirational by such diverse bands as REM, Nirvana and Green Day.

Buzzcocks, formed by Pete Shelley and Howard Devota in 1976, have produced eight studio albums, over 20 singles and EPs, numerous compilations, covers by other bands and songs on film soundtracks and advertisements.

The band come on stage at 7.30pm and tickets at £20 are available from the box office on 01582 767525 or go to

Next Tuesday, August 4, youngsters are invited to Marty MacDonald’s Farm for Pongo’s Party at the Public Halls from 7.30pm.

Featuring the voices of CBeebies’ Justin Fletcher and Nicole Davies as Pongo the Pig and Molly-Moo the Cow respectively, the show includes a colourful farmyard and a host of puppet characters.

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The audience is invited to join in the show, take part in the town’s biggest ever game of Pass the Parcel and join the largest children’s band.

The show is geared at three to seven year olds and features such songs as The Hokey Cokey, Wheels On The Bus, The Grand Old Duke Of York, Dingle Dangle Scarecrow, Pat-A-Cake, I Am The Music Man and Old MacDonald Had A Farm.

Tickets are £10 for adults and £8 for children.