The Underdog is back, and 2016 is going to be bigger, better and louder than ever! The twelfth and final heat will feature five pop punk bands from around the South West!

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TICKETS ★ ★ ★ 
Advance tickets are worth double votes on the night and are on general sale NOW. Tickets are available directly from the bands or via Headfirst (no booking fees*) and Bristol Ticket Shop (online and in store).

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THE LINE UP ★ ★ ★ 
► Destroy The Beast, Find The Baby | Bristol // Pop Punk
"Five pop punk musicians, one cybernetic killer gorilla, one evil army major, one micro nuclear warhead. This is the story of Destroy the Beast, Find the Baby!"

► More Than You Bargained For | Bristol // Pop Punk
"Finest source of Bristol pop punk since 2015."

► PeterPan Syndrome | Bristol // Pop Punk
"PeterPan Syndrome are a Bristol-based Pop Punk band for people stuck in the early 2000s."

► Running From Zombies | Bristol // Pop Punk
"Running From Zombies are an up and coming five piece pop-punk band hailing for Bristol. Beginning in 2010, the line-up was finally completed in 2011 after a lengthy search of the local branches of Subway. In between pints of cheap lager, ice cream sundaes and bouts of juvenile humour, Running From Zombies have forged their own pop-punk style."

► Summoned By Ash | Bath // Pop Punk
"Summoned By Ash burst onto the UK Pop Punk scene with a fresh sound and energetic performance in 2013. With two singles and an EP the female lead quartett hasn't stopped playing shows since the beginning."

► Date: Saturday 06th August 2016
► Venue: The Thunderbolt (
► Doors open: 19.00
► Tickets: £5.00 (Advance tickets worth double votes)
► Age Restrictions: All Ages

We’ve moved out Grand Final to the main stage of the o2 Academy, so save Saturday 3rd September in your calendars for our biggest ever show where we’ll be announcing the winners of The Underdog: 2016.

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New for 2016, we've introduced our Season Tickets - one ticket gets you entry into all seventeen shows! There's a very limited supply and season ticket holders get triple votes. Available here:

* - tickets are listed at £4.50 + BF, so you'll only pay £5.00 (face value).