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FACE UP are a punk band of 5 from the west midlands. Don't miss them at One Faith Punk Festival on May 20th - their biggest gig to date! See what they had to tell us about their band...

How would you describe your music?

Loud, Fast, aggressive punk with a lot of Hardcore and Metal influences

What can festival-goers expect from your live show?

A high energy in your face punk show

What are the main differences between playing festivals and regular gigs?

With playing festivals it's a chance to play with different bands that you wouldn't normally play with but also a great way of discovering new bands but also the challenge of winning over fans that haven't heard you or wouldn't be into your style of music.

Who have been your biggest musical influences?

GBH, Rancid, Drongos For Europe but we also take a lot of influence from Hardcore bands such as Madball, Agnostic Front, Sick of it All

What have been your fondest memories from one of your shows?

Personally my fondest memory would have to be during our set at Itchfest looking at the side of the stage to see Tommy & Danny from Drongos For Europe watching my band play. We also have our friend Neil from Suckerpunch join us on stage for our last song to do vocals with us and that is always a special moment.

Are you going to be exploring much of the local area when you’re in Lechlade for the festival?

Unfortunately not due to work commitments we can't get there til later and with bands like Criminal Mind, Mick O'Toole and Sham 69 playing il be enjoying the rest of the festival but I know we are going out after so we will be exploring the bars at least.

To survive a music festival, what are your three essentials you need in your luggage?

Beer, Sweets & Sambuca

What’s next for the band?

The debut album is close to completion and we are aiming for a summer release. We will be playing the Introducing stage at Rebellion this summer but we will just continue to play as much as we can.

If you could pick one highlight from your career so far, what would it be?

Personally I would have to say it being main support for GBH as GBH are 1 of my favourite bands but as a band and the rest would agree with me it is playing Itchfest in Birmingham with bands such as Drongos For Europe, Wonk Unit, Angry Itch, Suckerpunch.

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