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Never Mind The Fauxhawks: Estonian Choirs Go Punk

Last weekend, thousands of uncommonly refined punks flooded the Estonian town of Rakvere to participate in the third Punk Song Festival (previous gatherings were held in 2008 and 2011).

Estonia is known for its singing tradition and its world-class Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir. So perhaps it makes perfect sense that the Punk Song Festival's performances are dominated by several choirs, both professional and amateur. Members don hair dye (or wigs) and leather jackets to belt out punk classics like The Sex Pistols' "Anarchy in the UK." Get a taste of what went down last weekend below. You might never hear the Sex Pistols the same way again ...

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