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Punk Rock Bowling fest reveals first five bands

Rancid, shown performing at the Joint on July 13, 2009.
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Punk Rock Bowling has announced the first chunk of its 2012 lineup, and it appears this year's Las Vegas festival will have a definite California flavor.

Rancid, NOFX and Pennywise—promoted as the "the three heaviest hitters on the West Coast" on the event's official website—will perform Downtown from May 25-28, along with British band The Adicts and Seattle's The Briefs. The site promises more bands will be announced "soon," along with ticket details.

For the second straight year, Punk Rock Bowling will run from Saturday-Monday on an outdoor stage on 6th Street just south of Fremont, augmented by late-night club shows Friday-Sunday. A press release promises eight bands per day outdoors and four late-night shows per night, for a total of 60-plus acts.

The 2011 festival featured headliners Dropkick Murphys, the Descendents and Cock Sparrer, The Undertones, Stiff Little Fingers, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, Bouncing Souls, Manic Hispanic, All and more.

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