Stiff Little Fingers: Plaque campaign launched
When Stiff Little Fingers, Belfast’s most internationally acclaimed punk rock band, first played at the legendary Trident Bar in Bangor, little did they know that their establishment-bating punk rock ways would still be causing ructions 40 years on… Now, a campaign to commemorate the historic Ulster punk venue with a blue plaque is gathering pace.
Punk historian Dee Wilson has proposed that a plaque should be placed at the Bangor venue – now called Wolsley’s Bar – to commemorate the seminal Stiff Little Fingers gig which happened there in 1977. Despite the Ulster Heritage Circle saying they have no intention to place a plaque at the venue, Wilson has taken the fight online with a petition that he hopes will finally see the venue recognised for its historical importance. Wilson believes the plaque would not only commemorate the seminal live event, but pay tribute to the way in which the Belfast punk scene united Catholic and Protestant youths during The Troubles in 1970s. Check hotpress.com for details of how to sign the petition.