The lineup for this year's international punk fest Foreign Dissent will be unveiled during a watch party on Facebook later today

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Guerilla Poubelle at Foreign Dissent 5 - PHOTO BY JEN CRAY FOR ORLANDO WEEKLY
  • Photo by Jen Cray for Orlando Weekly
  • Guerilla Poubelle at Foreign Dissent 5
Punching Babies, the enterprise of local punk lifer Craig Mazer, is hopeful. Hopeful that Gainesville's massive punk weekender Fest is happening later this year  and indeed they  released the line-up for October full-steam ahead  and hopeful that his own annual spin-off Foreign Dissent showcase can happen.

Foreign Dissent is a yearly mini-fest of international performers playing the Fest, giving them both another chance to perform and another paycheck after making such a long trek to Florida. The continual closing of borders and anti-immigration policies of the Trump administration have given this event an increasing sense of urgency and poignancy over the last few years.



Now Punching Babies are ready to unveil the *fingers crossed* first round of bands for the lineup of this year's Foreign Dissent and are doing it later this afternoon as a virtual watch party on Facebook. The NFL draft was online and people watched, so why not? It's a fun concept. And free.

Foreign Dissent's lineup Watch Party happens today, Friday, May 8, at 5 p.m. Follow this Facebook post to join in on the festivities.




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