Published on May 19th, 2017 | by Denise Borders


It’s Not Dead Fest 2 Adds Me First and the Gimme Gimmes to Lineup

The It’s Not Dead Fest 2 lineup was already killer, and now Me First and the Gimmes Gimmes have been added to the mix!  This is one of the country’s largest punk festivals and will take place again at Southern California’s Glen Helen Amphitheater Festival Grounds on Saturday, August 26.

Me First is one of the co-headliners alongside Rancid and Dropkick Murphys, plus A Wilhelm Scream, Buzzcocks, Channel 3, The Casualties, Down By Law, The Exploited, The Flatliners, GBH, Good Riddance, Guttermouth, The Interrupters, Kevin Seconds, Mad Caddies, Off!, Runaway Kids, The Selecter, The Toasters, Wraths, U.S. Bombs, Voodoo Glow Skulls and many more. See lineup below.

Kevin Lyman says:

“Excited to announce the addition of Me First and the Gimme Gimmes to the festival lineup. Can’t wait to spend another day in the sun with old friends getting back to our roots.”

All tickets are general admission are on sale now on the festival website.

Authors confirmed for this year’s book signings, include punk rock icons:

Keith Morris of Circle Jerks/Off! (My Damage)
Jim Lindberg of Pennywise/Wraths (Punk Rock Dad)
Jack Grisham of T.S.O.L. (releasing a brand new book that day at the festival)
Shawna Kenney (Live at the Safari Club: A People’s History of HarDCore/I Was A Teenage Dominatrix)
Jeff Alulis (NOFX’s Hepatitis Bathtub and Other Stories) with more to be announced.

The Art’s Not Dead art show will exhibit and sell works from many of the underground scene’s most acclaimed artists and photographers.

Additionally, there will be a ‘Punk Swap’ zone of unique and artisan finds under the big circus tent.

It’s Not Dead has once again partnered with Rally Bus. Fans can now book seats for travel on a high-end bus to the festival, saving themselves from the hassles of driving, parking, and navigating traffic. Travel is better together with Rally! For more information, visit:

For additional details visit

What: It’s Not Dead Festival

When: Saturday, August 26 (Doors Open at 12:00pm)

Tickets on sale now.

Where: Glen Helen Amphitheater Festival Grounds

The Lineup:


Dropkick Murphys



The Casualties

Channel 3

Down By Law

The Exploited

The Flatliners


Good Riddance

The Grim



The Interrupters

Kevin Seconds

Left Alone

Love Canal

Mad Caddies


Me First and the Gimme Gimmes

Murphy’s Law


Reagan Youth

Rehab Bob

Runaway Kids

The Selecter

Skating Polly

Slaughter and the Dogs

The Toasters

Toxic Energy

True Rivals

Unit F

The Unseen

U.S. Bombs

Voodoo Glow Skulls

A Wilhelm Scream



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Denise Borders

33, Los Angeles. Denise founded PWV in 2008 and remains the primary manager and photographer/videographer. She thinks the world would be a better place if there were more John Joseph's walking around.

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