The Latest On D.C. Hardcore Fest Damaged City

By Ally Schweitzer


Homegrown punk and hardcore festival Damaged City announced a few key updates to its 2016 schedule today.

Returning for its fourth edition April 7 to 10, the all-ages fest will take place at All Souls Unitarian Church, Calvary Methodist Church, Black Cat and the Pinch, all located in Northwest D.C.

Organizers are also adding 10 more bands to the already robust schedule. (See a list below.)

Tickets can be scooped at Ticketfly, D.C. record stores Smash Records and Joint Custody, Celebrated Summer Records in Baltimore and Vinyl Conflict in Richmond. A limited supply of discounted three- and two-day passes are also available.

Damaged City Fest has grown both in size and reputation since it debuted in D.C. in 2013. Bookers Chris Moore and Nick “Tape” Candela have stepped up their game for this year’s round, flying in Japanese hardcore legends Systematic Death for the occasion.

Also on the docket: lots of vegan food.

Latest additions to Damaged City Fest’s 2016 lineup in bold:

Zero Boys (Indiana)
Systematic Death (Japan)
The Avengers (California)
Sheer Mag (Pennsylvania)
Tau Cross (England)
Youth Avoiders (France)
Disguise (Ireland)
La Urss (Spain)
S.H.I.T. (Canada)
Blood Pressure (Pennsylvania)
Coke Bust (D.C.)
The Goons (D.C.)
Eel (Pennsylvania)
Caught in a Crowd (Massachusetts)
Dame (Massachusetts)
Torso (California)
Post Teens (Florida)
Rubbish (Florida)
Stalled Minds (France)
Triage (Canada)
Gaucho (Canada)
Busted Outlook (California)
Genocide Pact (D.C.)
The Pessimists (Brazil)
Sem Hastro (Brazil/U.S.)
Holder’s Scar (North Carolina)
Digital Octopus (France)
Firing Squad (Virginia)
Protester (D.C.)
Depths of Reality (Massachusetts)
Firewalker (Massachusetts)
Drug Control (California)
Odd Man Out (Washington)
Bricklayer (Washington)
Stand Off (D.C.)
Homosuperior (D.C.)
Radiation Risks (New York)
Bust Off (D.C.0
Kombat (D.C.)
Collusion (D.C.)