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THANKS – CKUD NEWS

      Three weeks ago, we announced that CKUD could not take place due to the pandemic. We found ourselves in a precarious situation and we opened a three-week window to process returns of CKUD tickets. It's been weeks of a lot of work that have left us very worn out. Processing returns, dealing with airlines, insurance, backlines, re-scheduling some bands etc etc... has been EXHAUSTING. However, on the other hand, we have felt the love of many people we know (and from other we dont know) who have helped us to get through. As much as we write, we cannot express how extremely grateful we are. We came out of this weak but somehow, we feel unstoppable. We are already rescheduling for a new CKUD weekend, we are going to release 2 bands from Barcelona and we will be putting some local shows and if everything goes well, we will have some bands on tour very soon. We can't wait to meet everyone. It's been a while. See you very soon. CKUD.

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    WHO WE ARE

    Can’t Keep Us Down (CKUD) was born from DIY, with more than 10 years of experience, with the intention of invigorating musical activities within the field of Hardcore / Punk (recordings, tours, festival, vinyl editions, etc. .) in the city of Barcelona (and its surroundings) mainly from a social perspective, at affordable prices, breaking down economic barriers that an activity of this type in the music “industry” can entail.

    Beyond the musician aspect, all our activities, we place special emphasis on highlighting the ethical values ​​that we have acquired over the years: veganism, responsible consumption (generating an alternative of leisure without the need to be linked to the consumption of alcohol and drugs) , betting on a proximity production (merchandise, vinyl pressing, recording studios, spaces where to carry out activities, etc …)

    One of the high points of CKUD is the annual Festival (in January / February) where we apply the criteria mentioned above, betting on a wide variety of local, national, European and other bands. In addition, activities (not musical) are generated each year such as the vegan fair, talks / colloquia with the intention of creating appropriate contexts for the creation of new projects. In short, create links between people. In 2021, it is the chosen year, to capture new projects that will see the light little by little.

    Can’t Keep Us Down brings together 3 different projects, each one with its own nuances, which in some way bring their activity under criteria compatible with the CKUD way of doing things.

    They are projects carried out with enthusiasm and commitment by people who have always done their bit to help with the festival, and with all the activities in which CKUD participates throughout the year.

    Meet DECØNTRÔL, EARTHODOX and VEGAN CHOICE

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    Under Can’t Keep Us Down we also edit and distribute albums.

    Get to know the bands that have passed through the label and get the records in our online store.