Meet the band that still carries the flag of punk rock!

PUNK rock stalwarts Stiff Little Fingers return to Warrington to continue flying the flag of a chaotic yet hugely influential era in music.

Led by Jake Burns since 1977, the band will take to the roof at Parr Hall on Friday July 15. Stiff Little Fingers formed in Belfast and were among the pioneers of the original punk scene.

Joining the ranks of The Clash, Sex Pistols, The Damned, Buzzcocks and Undertones, they helped usher in a new era in music and they still keep that spirit alive 45 years later.

Jake and his friends were only teenagers when they were exposed to a world of mohawks, fast, raspy guitar riffs, and people pointing their middle finger at the establishment and the mainstream.

Inspired by what they saw and experienced, Stiff Little Fingers quickly formed and became an integral part of the punk movement. They first wrote about their own lives, growing up during the height of the Troubles in Northern Ireland, with songs like Suspicious device and wasted life.

This led to BBC Radio 1 DJ John Peel becoming a fan and the band recorded a session with the famous new music champion in 1978 which saw their popularity continue to grow.

The Stiff Little Fingers have been faithful ever since, and apart from a brief hiatus between 1982 and 1987, they have always been a part of the rock scene with 10 studio albums to their name.

Tickets are on sale now; visit parrhall.culturewarrington.org or call the box office on 01925 442345.

Diana J. Carleton