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Now in it’s fourth year, D.C.’s Damaged City festival is entrenched at the beginning of the East Coast punk and hardcore festival calendar, which lopes through Boston, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and elsewhere as the summer burns on.

The fest now anchors one end the U.S. punk calendar because it’s been so damn good over its first three years. The multi-day, multi-venue festival has consistently attracted major bands from multiple continents and mixes them with up-and-coming locals who have used Damaged City in part to sear their own names onto the wider punk scene. It’s success has fostered a mutually-beneficial relationship between the fest and the city’s revitalized hardcore community, and the tide keeps rising.

The fourth year of Damaged City should be no different. Except in one way.

This year, the storied stage at St. Stephen’s church in Columbia Heights will be without the dozens of bands—and astronomical number of recklessly stage-diving kids—that had flocked to the old church for the fest’s headline shows. Instead, the main Damaged City shows will take place at two nearby houses of God, as it were: All Souls Unitarian Church on Harvard Road and Calvary Methodist on Columbia Road. We’re sure they’re nice places, but none with the punk chops of St. Stephen’s.

The venue change comes as no surprise. St. Stephen’s is notoriously busy; it’s a primary resource for the wider Columbia Heights and Mt. Pleasant community, and it hosts events most every weekend—including the weekend planned for Damaged City, says Chris Moore, who co-organizes the festival with occasional D.C. resident and noted world traveler Nick Candela.

“Bummer for sure, but these other spaces have hosted tons of punk shows in the past,” Moore says. “Also, a fresh space could feel nice you know?”

Absolutely. Plus, all of the Damaged City after-party shows will again take place in the notedly un-fresh basement of The Pinch on 14th Street NW, and at the Black Cat, which will host the Sunday gig.

The music starts at The Pinch on Thursday, April 7, and runs through that weekend. Two- and three-day tickets are on sale now, and the full lineup can be found below.

ZERO BOYS (IN)

SYSTEMATIC DEATH (JAPAN)

THE AVENGERS (CA)

SHEER MAG (PA)

TAU CROSS (UK)

YOUTH AVOIDERS (FRANCE)

DISGUISE (IRE)

LA URSS (SPAIN)

S.H.I.T. (CAN)

BLOOD PRESSURE (PA)

COKE BUST (DC)

THE GOONS (DC)

EEL (PA)

CAUGHT IN A CROWD (MA)

DAME (MA)

TORSO (CA)

POST TEENS (FL)

RUBBISH (FL)

STALLED MINDS (FRANCE)

BUSTED OUTLOOK (CA)

GENOCIDE PACT (DC)

THE PESSIMISTS (BRAZIL)

SEM HASTRO (BRAZIL/USA)

GAUCHO (CAN)

TRIAGE (CAN)

HOLDERS SCAR (NC)

DIGITAL OCTOPUS (FR)

FIRING SQUAD (VA)

PROTESTER (DC)

DEPTHS OF REALITY (MA)

FIREWALKER (MA)

DRUG CONTROL (CA)

ODD MAN OUT (WA)

BRICKLAYER (WA)

STAND OFF (DC)

HOMOSUPERIOR (DC)

RADIATION RISKS (NY)

BUST OFF (DC)

KOMBAT (DC)

COLLUSION (DC)