Bringing curtain down on 2013

Junction 23
Junction 23

WIGAN music fans can wave goodbye to 2013 in style with a double helping of punk and rock at The Boulevard.

Davestock Promotions will round off its year with a three-band bill featuring Junction 23, Phyxation and Kye Jones tonight before Danny and Rob Fairhurst invite Wiganers to get 2014 off to a full-throttle start with a New Year’s Eve night of punk covers.

This evening’s show will be opened by acoustic guitarist Kye Jones, who visited the Wallgate venue earlier in the year as part of the day-long Devilution Festival before Wigan rockers Junction 23 and three-piece Phyxation bring the night to a close.

The gig rounds off another busy year for Davestock Promotions, with the past 12 months including visits from international punk acts, gigs from signed bands and putting on two festivals, and promoter Dave Kaaria hopes for a strong turnout as music fans prepare to say farewell to 2013.

Dave said: “It should be a good night. Junction 23 have changed their sound a bit and gained more of a desert-rock sound influenced by bands like Queens of the Stone Age, while Phyxation are more hard rock.

“Kye is also a lot more rock-influenced than some acoustic guitarists and he’s got quite a powerful sound.”

Dave says he already has more exciting gigs lined up in 2014, starting with the visit of British thrash metallers SSS in February.

The Wigan music scene’s year will end on New Year’s Eve with some of the borough’s fastest and loudest bands, including Truro and the Fair Do’s, covering classic tracks by legendary punk acts such as NOFX, Minor Threat and Propagandhi.

Kye Jones, Junction 23 and Phyxation play The Boulevard tonight. Doors open at 8.30pm and entry is free. To find out more search for Davestock Promotions on Facebook.