The Kings Arms

An Auckland institution: live music venue, heritage pub, affordable eatery

The Kings Arms is a bar, an authentic rock music venue, an affordable eatery and an unpretentious no fuss pub experience with a sun-drenched beer garden smack bang in the centre of town.

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Punk It Up 2018

Proud Scum, Flesh D-Vice, Wolfpack (Aus) bankRobbers (with special guests), MISHAP, The Rocket Jocks, assorted DJs, After Party until the wee small hours.


Continuing the tradition of memorable gigs at The Kings Arms, Punk It Up returns to the KA on Saturday Feb 17 for the last ever punk show before the venue takes its rightful place in the history of Auckland live music venues.

We're very happy to announce that for the first time in a long while, Wellington's Flesh D-Vice are getting it together to join this explosive lineup of bands. In the tradition of Punk It Up, one of New Zealand’s finest punk acts, Proud Scum, are reforming especially for the event. Aussie punks Wolfpack are skyrocketing across the Tasman to join in the fun, up and coming Kiwi acts Mishap, and new addition to the bill - The Rocket Jocks, will provide flashy sets, with the first part of the “all-nighter” topped off by punk covers band bankRobbers (joined by some very special guests from the X-Features, The Terrorways, and others). You might even hear Cherry Bomb, a real cracker!!

Keeping you waving your sparkler between bands will be a bunch of Auckland’s finest “selectors” including Dubhead, Phil A, and Miss Dom keeping everything popping like a bunch of double-happys in a barrel.

Then, after you’ve sweated out a couple of kilos in front of the stage in the main room, after pogoing like a bunch of Roman Candles, we’re moving the music to the front bar, where the bFM Gang of Four show host an After Party that will continue into the wee small hours with DJs Lise, No Tag’s Andrew Boak, The Terrorways' Dean Martelli, and Miss Dom among others.

It’s a total venue takeover - bursts of bands in the main bar, the front bar hosting illuminating stalls selling and giving away heaps of punk paraphernalia from the bands performing (and a bunch of artists that aren’t), just because we decide when it's Over

With musical acts performing a mixture of new material and old classics, the whole night is set to encourage community around the punk aesthetic, and expose you to some intelligent and positive alternative thinking, as well as a healthy dose of fast noisy punk rock’n’roll, and of course, seeing The Kings Arms off in a flash of style with the last ever punk show

Earlier Event: February 15
Alex Cameron w/ Roy Molloy

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