This Is Hardcore 2011 – Official Announcement

This year I’ve taken the time to work on the This Is Hardcore Fest experience from the ticket buying, thousand odd miles traveling, sitting on the sidewalk and wanting to see bands but needing to eat and its too damn hot to do this all day TIHC attendee. After all the cool bands we’ve booked and ways we’ve made some things easier we haven’t given enough attention to what the kids want to do besides see cool bands, until 2011…

More Space

Anyone who has been to the R5 Punk Rock Flea Market knows of the large building across 9th Street from the Starlight Ballroom (home of TIH). We’ll be using it the weekend of August 12-14 to allow the kids to eat their food at tables with chairs inside. Expect a bag check and assortment of merch vendors and food vendors (Gourmet Ice Cream, Funnel Cake, Sno Cones, etc) inside to keep you refreshed between bands. There will be easy access to safe parking and even a basketball net for some hoops. Port-o-potties will be available and we may even have some sweet giveaways.

Block Party

On Saturday and Sunday of the Fest we will be blocking off 9th Street between Noble and Buttonwood Sts. There will be no cross traffic and parking on 9th. Instead we’ll have 5 or so Food Vendors with various food options so people don’t have to eat burritos all weekend or travel away from the fest for food and miss bands. Expect veggie and vegan options as well like Philadelphia’s own Blackbird Pizzeria to be available to order from the Starlight Ballroom, they are the best Vegan Pizza in the city and hopefully you’ll give it a try!

Presale Parking

We’ve also decided to add Presale Parking in the lot adjacent to the building. You may purchase this at the time when you buy your ticket from

Hopefully these additions will help make the 3 days on 9th street and the 4 days overall more enjoyable and bearable for everyone at TIH 2011.

Charitable Donations

We will be taking charitable donations in the form of School Supplies for Eliza Shirley House Shelter for Women. There are many children who are going through a terrible time and are in need of school supplies and your help would make a huge impact on their every day life. We will also be accepting packs of new socks and underwear for men and women, bars of soap and body deodorant for the Broad St Ministry’s Cafe they run in the wintertime for the homeless. These items are the most in need and most often replenished.

2011 This Is Hardcore Lineup

Thursday August 11th

@ the First Unitarian Church
2125 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA

Tickets : $15 for the day or $100 for 4 day pass

4pm Early ticket check in
530 doors
6pm 1st Band

Reign Supreme
Sacred Love
Face Reality
Go Rydell

Friday August 12th

@ the Starlight Ballroom
460 n. 9th Street
Philadelphia, PA

Tickets: $ 30 for the day or $100 for 4 day pass or $88 for a 3 day pass

3pm Early Ticket Check In
5pm doors
530 1st band

Youth of Today
Token Entry
Title Fight
Mother of Mercy
Wrong Answer

Saturday August 13th

@ the Starlight Ballroom
460 n. 9th Street
Philadelphia, PA

Tickets: $ 32 or $100 for 4 day pass or $88 for a 3 day pass

1130 am doors
12pm 1st Band

Blacklisted with Jay Pepito and Zack Trotta performing ‘We’re Unstoppable’ era songs
Cold World
Damnation A.D.
District 9
Pulling Teeth
Maximum Penalty
Rival Mob
Bitter End
Dead End Path
Coke Bust
Strength For a Reason
Suburban Scum
Poison Tongues

Sunday August 14th

@ the Starlight Ballroom
460 N. 9th Street
Philadelphia, PA

Tickets : $32 or $100 for a 4 day pass or $ 88 for a 3 day pass

1130 am doors
12pm 1st Band

From Ashes Rise
Reach the Sky
Killing Time
Down To Nothing
Wisdom In Chains
Touche Amore
Morning Again
Cruel Hand
All Else Failed
Stick Together
Rock Bottom

Check In

You can expect Early Check IN for 4 day passes to be at the First Unitarian Church @ 4pm on Thursday August 11th.
We will continue our early check in on @ the Starlight Ballroom with Early check in @ 3pm Friday August 12th.

If you don’t want to use a debit/credit card and want to buy them with cash, you must come in person to AKA Music today (Monday May 30th)

AKA Records
27 N 2nd St
Philadelphia, PA

Joe Ferree of R5 productions Fame will be there selling tickets at 12pm noon. Any unsold ticket will be made available online the next day.