In an event completely unrelated to the Sziget Festival, punk lovers will have a reason to stick around in Budapest for an extra day: influential punk group Bad Religion will be live in concert at Budapest Park (here). The event has been confirmed on Facebook, but it is not yet present in the Budapest Park official list of events, and neither is it to find on Bad Religion’s websites (they will be at Chiemsee Summer on the 19th, so it’s plausible).
Bad Religion played at the Sziget Festival in 2013, and several times before, but this time their performance will mean an unexpected afterparty for the event, for those who miss them. Brian Baker and Jay Bentley have confirmed that the band has recently decided to return to the studio – who knows, maybe they will have something new to show on their concert in Budapest.
For those unfamiliar with the band: Bad Religion is a punk rock band with a huge influence on the development of the style since the late 1970s. Except for lead vocalist Greg Graffin all other members of the band were replaced during the years, but the band stayed active – with some interruptions, of course – for over three decades now. The band is not only important for their fans, but also for debutant bands: Brett Gurewitz’s record label Epitaph Records has helped countless such bands to gain publicity.