Today marks 40 years since the release of the Sex Pistols’ debut single, Anarchy in the UK. To mark the anniversary of the movement, various London institutions are announcing punk programmes for 2016 under the header Punk London (#PunkLondon). Specifically, UK Government, the Mayor of London and the National Lottery are sponsoring and funding the initiative, to celebrate the anniversary.
40 years on, and some of the coolest cultural organisations and businesses in London have come together to celebrate punk in all its ragged glory
So, 40 years on, Punk becomes mainstream and is supported and funded by the same institutions it fought against – in addition to the coolest cultural organizations and businesses in London (coolest businesses?).