Various The Fest 3

Probably the most exciting and vital punk rock music festival taking place today, this collection of 60 bands’ performances from the 2004 instalment is exactly the release you’d hope to see come out of such a high-octane weekend. Sixty bands are showcased, each contributing a song. The transitions are slick, the sound is generally top-notch and the performances are, without exception, astoundingly energetic. From marquee acts such as Hot Water Music and the Blood Brothers on to lesser-knowns such as Billy Reese Peters and Savage Brewtality, this DVD plays like a good comp, with enough familiar material to get your attention and enough fresh meat to get you hooked. (No Idea, www.noidearecords.com)