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IF YOU’RE JUST READING ABOUT IT NOW, YOU’RE NOT ATTENDING THIS IS HARDCORE 2011

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In a scene where yearly festivals are as abundant as they are sweaty, This Is Hardcore has emerged as the leader of the pack, unequivocally the most anticipated of all hardcore music events in America. Combining coveted reunions with plentiful appearances by modern acts big and small, the event brings revelers and pit beasts to Philadelphia for a humid August weekend. Part of the fest’s success stems from its notorious secrecy, and 2011’s is no exception. The lineup was embargoed until noon EST on Monday May 30, at which point tickets immediately went on sale online and at AKA in Philly. Extended from three to four days of music, the fest boasts performances from metallic acts like Madball, Maximum Penalty, Mother of Mercy, Nails, Reign Supreme, Ringworm, Suburban Scum, Terror, and Victims.

If you’re reading this now and you haven’t bought your ticket yet, you’re not attending This Is Hardcore 2011. Four-day as well as weekend passes sold out in less than 24 hours, and at the time of this writing, extremely limited numbers of single-day tickets were available. The full lineup, organized in order by day, can be found below.

Thursday August 11th
@ the First Unitarian Church
2125 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
4pm Early ticket check in
530 doors
6pm 1st Band

Underdog
Foundation
Bracewar
Reign Supreme
Mindset
Disengage
Sacred Love
Face Reality
Skull Crusher
Go Rydell

Friday August 12th
@ the Starlight Ballroom
460 n. 9th Street Philadelphia, PA 19123
3pm Early Ticket Check In
5pm doors
530 1st band

Youth of Today
H20
Token Entry
Title Fight
Mouthpiece
Ringworm
Nails
Mother of Mercy
Praise
Wrong Answer

Saturday August 13th
@ the Starlight Ballroom
1130 am doors
12pm 1st Band

Terror
Blacklisted (with Jay Pepito and Zack Trotta performing We’re Unstoppable era songs)
Strife
Bane
Cold World
Damnation AD
District 9
Pulling Teeth
Hatewaves
Resurrection
Betrayed
Maximum Penalty
Rival Mob
Bitter End
Dead End Path
Coke Bust
Strength For a Reason
Stout
Suburban Scum
Poison Tongues


Sunday August 14th

@ the Starlight Ballroom
1130 am doors
12pm 1st Band

Madball
From Ashes Rise
Reach the Sky
Killing Time
Down To Nothing
Wisdom In Chains
Touche Amore
Morning Again
Cruel Hand
All Else Failed
Victims
Stick Together
Agitator
Rock Bottom
Boundaries

-GS

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