Punk Rock Bowling Festival

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Punk Rock Bowling Festival is an annual festival showcasing the worlds finest punk rock music from some of the best bands over the last 35+ years.

As well as being a music festival, a huge bowling tournament also takes place mixing people's love of punk music and bowling into one great festival.


2012 line-up, news, rumours and our predictions

So far some of the biggest punk rock bands have been confirmed for the 14th Punk Rock Bowling Festival such as, Rancid, NOFX, Pennywise, The Adicts, Toys That Kill, just to name a few. More information can be found here.

2011 Line-up and past line-up highlights:

The 2011 line-up included bands such as, Dropkick Murphys, Descendents, Cock Sparrer, plus many more which can be found here.

More information on past line-ups here.


Punk Rock Bowling Festival has fun-filled, party vibe with everyone looking punk-out to their favourite bands and songs as well show some light-hearted competitiveness at the bowling tournament.

History and facts

Punk Rock Bowling was started back in 1999 as a way to bring the independent music community together for an annual party. It has since grown into a 3 day festival in downtown Las Vegas.

Music stages and other entertainment

There is one main stage where the bands perform on each day. The live music starts in the late afternoon.

There is also 4 late night club shows each night where bands can perform in more intimate surroundings with some special surprises. In all there are around 60 bands performing throughout the weekend.

The bowling tournament has expanded so that there are now 232 teams allowed to take part. If people are not into bowling they can still go to Punk Rock Bowling Festival just for the great music and also other attractions that Las Vegas has to offer such as the Casinos.

On site information

Noise Volumes:

The noise volumes can get loud the closer you are to a stage, so it's advised to take ear plugs in case you stand near a speaker or close to a stage.


As Las Vegas is in the middle of the desert it is highly unlikely to rain and the temperature will be very warm for those who are not used to the USA heat.

It is advised to take cool, summer clothing and sun protection for when you're out in the sun during the day.

Check the weather forecast before going to Punk Rock Bowling Festival so you know what to expect.

Festival Times:

Punk Rock Bowling Festival 2012 runs from 25th May to 28th May.

The live music starts in the late afternoon with exact times to follow shortly on WikiFestivals.


There is no smoking inside the venues, however smoking is allowed in any outdoor area.

Cash Machines:

There are cash points located around the festival. It is very likely that these cash points will charge so it's advised that you bring enough cash into the festival and it would save you queuing and missing out any of the acts.

Merchandise & Programmes:

There are a number of stalls located around the festival site selling Punk Rock Bowling Festival and act's merchandise and programmes.

Bringing Your Own Alcohol:

No alcohol can be brought into the festival main arena. There are plenty of bars for those who want to drink alcohol.

General bins and Recycling bins:

There are plenty of general and recycling bins located around the festival site.


Toilets are situated in various locations around the festival site.

Food and drink

There a numerous food stalls and bars around the festival site offering a range of cuisines and a variety of alcoholic and soft drinks.

Those who wish to drink alcohol must be over the age of 21 and have to ID on hand as proof of age.

Drugs at the festival

Drugs are strictly prohibited from the festival. Anyone found with or using illegal drugs will be removed from the event and will be prosecuted.

However drugs us does go on at festivals so if you do wish to use any drugs, make sure you know what you're taking, not to over do it and that you're in total control of your actions/behaviour.

Camping and other accommodation

There is no camping at Punk Rock Bowling Festival. Instead, revellers can stay in nearby hotels surrounding the festival.

Punk Rock Bowling Festival have a number of PRB Hotel Deals available offering rates for 3-4 night stays:

Location and travel

Punk Rock Bowling Festival is held downtown Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

By Car

Las Vegas is off Route 15 and is accessible from major cities such as Los Angles and Salt Lake City.

By Coach

The Greyhound run coach services all over the USA and have routes that travel to Las Vegas.

By Train

AmTrak run services throughout the USA and stop off in Las Vegas.

By Plane

Revellers can fly into Las Vegas International Airport or to neighbouring cities where they can get transfers to Las Vegas.

Festival contact and ticket information

Weekend Tickets:

  • 3 Day Weekend Pass: $100 (plus $5 service fee) - On sale from 24th February 2012
  • Single Day Pass: $40 (plus $2.50 service fee) - On sale from 5th March 2012