DON'T PANIC is a two day celebration of Colorado's best punk rock.

Our mission is to showcase the best and the brightest punk, garage and hardcore that Colorado have to offer, while inviting some of our favorite bands from all over the country! This isn't a "for profit" festival, we're throwing a party with some of our favorite bands and people.  It was inspired by small community driven festivals such as THE FEST, Awesome Fest, Death To False Hope, The UMS & What's Left Fest.  

Who?

Don't Panic is a collaboration between "Dammit" Damian Burford of Mostly Harmless Podcast and Airwolf PR, Vinnie Cheapfrom 3 Kings Tavern, Jim Norris from Mutiny Information Cafe & Curtis Wallach of Hi-Dive.

Why DON'T PANIC?

Don't Panic was taken from Damian's favorite book, The Hitchhiker's Guide to The Galaxy. We are living in what feels like turbulent times, this is a festival about inclusion and bringing people together. The world might be a scary place, but DON'T PANIC. We can come together and together we can conquer the world. 

From Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: 
"In many of the more relaxed civilizations on the Outer Eastern Rim of the Galaxy, the Hitchhiker's Guide has already supplanted the great Encyclopaedia Galactica as the standard repository of all knowledge and wisdom, for though it has many omissions and contains much that is apocryphal, or at least wildly inaccurate, it scores over the older, more pedestrian work in two important respects.
First, it is slightly cheaper; and secondly it has the words DON'T PANIC inscribed in large friendly letters on its cover."

Can my band play?

Our line up filled up QUICK. There are sooooo many great bands we unable to ask to play this little festival. Unfortunately, our line up is just about complete! We may have more bands to announce, but right now our line up is complete!

Who did the poster art?

Comic book artist and one of Denver's most recognized poster artists, Zak Kinsella provided the most excellent poster art! Zak's work has been seen all over Denver. He was responsible official artwork for the inaugural DINK comic book conventionand has done a number of comedy posters for Denver shows. His work has also been seen in New York Times, Wired and Westword. Find more information on Zak at:  http://zakkinsella.com/

Tickets:


You can purchase those tickets now in our Webstore!   Limited Run only charges a $0.25 Service Charge. 

There are currenly a very limited number of 2-day passes available for DON'T PANIC at $25 each. If passes are still available, they will go up to $30 on Feb 16th. These passes will get you into each and every show. That's like buying 4 tickets for $6.25 each! 

There are a limited number of individual tickets priced at $12 per show.  Those individual shows will go up to $15 on the day of the show. 

There will be a limited number of hard copy tickets available without fees and cash only available at Mutiny starting January 9th.  

You will be able to pick up your Two Day passes at 3 Kings. We are also working on a Thursday night kick off party for the festival. Stay tuned for those details!

If you have bought a two day pass and need to change the name on the pass, please message us the details at: dontpanicfest@gmail.com.




Schedule

Friday February 17th:

Mutiny

Screwtape 10:15 - 10:45
Muscle Beach 9:30 - 10:00
The Larimers 8:45 - 9:15
Flight Kamikaze 8:00 - 8:30



Mutiny shows are ALL AGES and FREE.

Hi-Dive

Ray Rocket (Teenage Bottlerocket) 11:15 – 11:45
Off With Their Heads Acoustic 10:30 - 11:00
Kyle "GB" Oppold (Arliss Nancy) 9:45 – 10:15
Erin Cookman 9:00 – 9:30
Jack's Smirking Revenge 8:15 - 8:45
The Swindlin Hearts 7:30 – 8:00


Price: $12 ADV/ $15 DOS or FREE w/ Two Day PASS 

3 Kings Tavern

PEGBOY 11:45 
Lawsuit Models 11:00 – 11:30
Black Dots 10:15 – 10:45 
Shiii Whaaa 9:30 – 10:00 
Cheap Perfume 8:45-9:15
The Blackeyed Saints 8:00 – 8:30 


Price: $12 ADV/ $15 DOS or FREE w/ Two Day PASS 

*Schedule is subject to change! 

Saturday February 18th:

CRAFTS & DRAFTS // PUNK ROCK FLEA MARKET

Don't miss the Crafts & Drafts // Punk Rock Flea Market!
Saturday Feb 18th at 3 Kings Tavern!
2 pm - 6pm!
Acoustic performances from:
Chris Windermere (The Windermeres) 5:15-5:45
Kyle Chason (The Swindlin' Hearts) 4:30 - 5:00
Kyle Oppold (Arliss Nancy/Drag The River) 3:45-4:15
David Wolfowski (The Swindlin' Hearts) 3:00 - 3:30

More information at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1428220683856974/

Mutiny

Allout Helter 10:15 - 10:45
Line Brawl 9:30 - 10:00
The Windermeres 8:45 - 9:15
The Sleights 8:00 - 8:30
All Waffle Trick 7:15 - 7:45


Mutiny shows are ALL AGES and FREE.

Hi-Dive

Mean Jeans 11:30
Dirty Few 10:45 - 11:15
Poison Rites 10:00 - 10:30
The Ghoulies 9:15 - 9:45
Pueblo Escobar 8:30 - 9:00
Sophisticated Boom Boom 7:45 - 8:15


Price: $12 ADV/ $15 DOS or FREE w/ Two Day PASS 

3 Kings Tavern

Off With Their Heads 11:45
SPELLS 11:00 - 11:30 
NOBODYS 10:15 - 10:45
The Raging Nathans  9:30 - 10:00 
Major Sports 8:45-9:15 
Cunnilingus 8:00 - 8:30


Price: $12 ADV/ $15 DOS or FREE w/ Two Day PASS 

Sunday - Pkew Pkew Pkew

We've teamed up with our friends at Ratio Beerworks, Hi-Dive & Soda Jerk Presents to help promote Sunday February 19th's PKEW PKEW PKEW show at the Hi-Dive!

Pkew Pkew Pkew are your new favorite band! They remind us of a mix between PUP (who they often tour with), Mean Jeans & Dirty Few. Super rad & fun band who are just finishing up a tour with Reel Big Fish & Anti-Flag! Watch their newest video at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kecW5p0b5I

RATIO SESSIONS:
Cure your Saturday night hangover Sunday afternoon at Ratio Beerworks for a special version of The Ratio Session, an acoustic video series in the vein of NPR's Tiny Desk Session, only in the Ratio taproom with all our closest friends! From 3-5pm in the Ratio taproom Pkew Pkew Pkew will be hanging out and will play a "lounge" style set! More information at: https://www.facebook.com/events/730437103799654/

AFTER-PARTY SHOW:
That night Pkew Pkew Pkew will hit the stage at the Hi-Dive with Major Sports & Guts! Don't Panic Fest wristband holders will be able to purchase discounted tickets to the Pkew Pkew Pkew show that evening! More information at: https://www.facebook.com/events/771512973005698/

Venues

Bands Performing at Don't Panic Fest:

PEGBOY
Off With Their Heads(Full band & Acoustic)
MEAN JEANS
Ray Rocket(from Teenage Bottlerocket)
NOBODYS
The Raging Nathans 
Allout Helter
Dirty Few 
Spells 
All Waffle Trick
Black Dots 
Chad Price(Drag The River/ALL)
Cheap Perfume
Cunnilingus
Erin Cookman
Flight Kamikaze
Jack's Smirking Revenge
Lawsuit Models
Line Brawl
Major Sports
Muscle Beach
Poison Rites
Pueblo Escobar 
Shiiii Whaaa 
Sophisticated Boom Boom 
The Blackeyed Saints 
The Ghoulies 
The Larimers 
The Sleights 
The Swindlin Hearts 
The Windermeres