Punk: 40 years of subversive culture.

40 years ago, youth culture in London – and in towns and cities around the country – was turned upside down with the arrival of punk.

Three chords, a DIY attitude, ripped jeans and safety pins subsequently became the archetypes for a phenomenon that challenged the status quo and provoked outrage. But punk has always been more than a t-shirt or a piece of loud music: it’s an irrepressible attitude and spirit that continues to be quintessential to London’s identity.

Punk.London is a year-long festival of events, gigs, exhibitions, performances and film that celebrates a movement that changed the face of music, culture, art, politics and fashion forever.