Punk Island

Make Music New York’s 9th Annual Punk Island, a celebration of all things punk! This year, back on Governors Island. (Ferries from Battery Park on the half-hour).

For eight hours, bands will blanket Governors Island. The best way to understand what makes Punk Island such a special event is to attend and see the intensity and heart that all the bands, collaborators, fans, and community organizers bring to the day. Punk Island bridges the gaps between all the vibrant underground DIY scenes in NYC and the collective works hard all year to bring you the most expansive, not-for-profit, (arguably best) punk fest of the summer.


710 Split Stage · All We Got! Records Stage · Brooklyn Transcore Stage · Candy Apple Red Productions Stage · Gilligan Stage · Hoosatron Stage · Suburban Decay Records Stage


Over six dozen bands will play Punk Island 2016, including:

16 HPP
After The Fall
American Dischord
Ankle Grease
Arson Welles
Basic Bitches
Behind Deadlines
Best Regards
Carbon Thief
Damn Broads
Demencia Alkoholika
Exit 17
Fear IsDead
Freya Wilcox & The Howl
Go Big
Gone By Friday
Heavy Negatives
I.R.A. / Infexion Respiratoria Aguda (Colombia)
In Circles
Joey Steel & the Attitude Adjusters
Lady Bits
Lady Bizness
Left In The Attic
Legend of You
Little Prince
Lost In Society
Manic Pixi
Material Support
Murder Av
Mutiny Abroad
My Kinda Fire
My Pizza My World (tx)
Nadir (OWTH side)
Nerves End
Nice Shot Kid
Oh My Snare!
One Handed Bandits
PM Radio
Queen With A Megaphone
Ratas En Zelo
Rats in the Wall (CA)
Skum City
So Yesterday
Special Guests TBA
Sprocket Rocket
Sun Rot
Sweet Lucy
Teenage Halloween
Teslas Revenge
The Femmepire
The Homewreckers
The Moms
Thirteen Towers
Up For Nothing
Zero Rights

How to Get to Punk Island

feat14_porch_locationGovernors Island is accessible by ferry service. All other trips carry a There is a $2 round trip fare for adults and children over the age of 12. Tickets may be purchased in-person at the ticket offices. Please note that certain ferry rides on June 21st are free of charge: from Manhattan at 10 AM, 11 AM and 11:30 AM; from Brooklyn at 11 AM and 11:30 AM.

From Manhattan: The Governors Island ferry departs from the Battery Maritime Building located at 10 South Street, adjacent to the Staten Island Ferry in Lower Manhattan. To get there on the subway, take the 1 to South Ferry, 4, 5 to Bowling Green, or the R to Whitehall St. Ferries leave from Manhattan at 10 AM, 11 AM and then every half hour from 11:30 AM until 6:30 PM. Ferries return to Manhattan at 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM and then every half hour from 12 PM until 7 PM.

From Brooklyn: The ferry from Brooklyn leaves from Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park, located at the foot of Atlantic Avenue (corner of Columbia Street). To get there on the subway, take the 2,3,4,5 to Borough Hall, A,C,F to Jay St./Borough Hall, or the R to Court Street, and walk west to the water. Ferries run at 11 AM, and then once an hour starting at 11:30 AM. The last ferry returns to Brooklyn at 7 PM.