The Outcasts : 40 years and counting

An Alternative Gathering are proud to bring you Belfast punk legends The Outcasts.

Doors 7pm
£12 advance (ticket link is now live)
£15 on the door

The Outcasts
Formed in Belfast in January 1977, although they didn’t actually get all their instruments together until February of that year. They took the name Outcasts after being turned away from five nightclubs in two weeks!
After building a strong local following, they were picked up by the local It record label, who released the band’s debut single, “Frustration” in May 1978, the album “Self Conscious Over You” followed in 1979.
After splitting in 1985, they reformed for Rebellion in 2011 and have been gigging since.

With support from:

Heavy Drapes
Decadence has always been the cornerstone of rock ‘n’ roll. From brazen attitudes to loud riffs, rock ‘n’ roll has always been indulgent in life’s sinful pleasures.
The band has reunited after imploding at a spectacular event in Edinburgh’s Leith Walk in 2008, brimming with confidence their patented throwback rock flair is sonic treat, their songs are thunderous, dynamic three chord stormers! Pleased to meet you…….

The Blue Carpet Band
Powerhouse five-piece garage punk rock’n’rollers based in North London. Like classic blues-rock proponents such as The Yardbirds and early Rolling Stones mixing it up with early New York punk, The Cramps and The Stooges, think big riffs, 12-bar boogie and unstoppable energy, on a mission to bring back good real music to London then the world.

Underclass UK
With a blatantly blue collar outlook on the world, blended with a seriously street punk sound that doesn’t hide from its metal or glam roots.
They play Hard Rocking street punk that shows off their roots in the ’80s scene. Comparisons to bands Exploited or Cockney Rejects are not without warrant, as there is an inherent rawness to what they’re doing. It’s explicit and honest.