Cramond Island of Punk 2017
TOMMY CONCRETE AND THE WEREWOLVES (Fife)
SPAT (Scottish Borders)
GOODBYE BLUE MONDAY (Dundee)
THE MINORITY RULE (Glasgow)
THE MATATUNES (Edinburgh)
Saturday August 26th 2017
Cramond Island, Edinburgh /// Free
Morning Crossing: 9.20am to 2.20pm
Evening Crossing: 9.20pm to 2.20am
First Band 12pm // Finish 7.45pm // Sunset 8.21pm
CDs will be available again at £3 each which will help towards the costs of putting on the show. T-Shirts will be available also for £10 which again helps running costs.
Priority as always is look after the island and look after yourselves. Make sure to clean up everything you take onto the island with you. Don’t take glass bottles, try and put them in a plastic bottle before you come. Keep an eye on everyone to make sure they’re ok and be wary of getting too wasted. Make sure to take food and water with you. For those of you who have never been before, this is a key element in making sure this event is able to happen every year, so don’t ruin it for everyone else. Bring heavy duty black bin bags to carry back all waste generated from us being there.
Our gear will be arriving at the causeway at 8am. We need everyone to help bring this across. So please arrive early to help with this. The same goes for coming back at the end of the night. We need all the help we can get getting everything back at the end of the night. This is not T in the Park, this is DIY punk, if you’re not helping in some capacity, then you’re not doing your bit.
Just in case the weather takes a turn for the worse, make sure you have a warm jacket with you. Back up plans are in the place should it start raining and the event will continue regardless of the weather. Those of you who came last year and witnessed the brilliant "year of the bunker" will know full well how good it can still be.
As always, we ask that as soon as the bands finish, you grab your gear, grab a piece of equipment and help bring it back across the causeway. The causeway itself is full of holes and booby traps so be careful when crossing back in the dark. We’ve had plenty of knackered ankles and scuffed elbows over the years so be vigilant. If you’re camping overnight (which is Free under Scottish Law, and regularly done, in case you were contemplating it) and coming off the next morning the crossing is pretty much the same time give or take 10 minutes from the day before. There is also a free car park BEHIND the pub as you come down the road towards the coast, should you wish to park for the night.
Whilst we usually welcome kids and dogs, our main concerns are the glass left by other people (which we always try to clean up a few days before and do quite a good job of at our area) and noise. However this year I would advise all dog owners to leave their 4 legged children at home. There have been a few incidents of dogs being poisoned at Cramond in the past few months. I'm trying to find an article, but it was mentioned a few weeks back and I did agree that we would advise against dogs this year as a precaution.
There are no shops on the island and the shop on the shore side of causeway is tiny and doesn’t sell booze, so get these things before you come down. But bring money with you onto the island because we will be selling the compilation CD with 2 tracks from all the bands on this year’s line up and t-shirts, with all the money helping to pay for the costs of bands, van hire, petrol for the generator etc. This is a key element in making this happen every year so please support.
If you wish to take public transport to Cramond, you'll need to get on the Lothian Bus number 41. Which you can catch on The Mound and the more westernly part of Princes Street. Last time I checked you were no more than £1.70 for a single on Lothian Buses. Make sure you get the bus going to Cramond and not the other way! Last bus to town is 11.45pm with services running every 30 minutes beforehand.
There will also be an after gig thanks to HOC at Henry's Cellar Bar, which also has a cracking line up.
Edinburgh, United Kingdom