Rebellion Festival in Blackpool have announced the lineup to many of their stages at this years festival. As well as this classic English Punk’s Angelic Upstarts have been added to this years lineup. The band which formed as far back as 1977 will be playing in support of their most recent album “Bullingdon Bastards” (2015).
The Festival looks set to have it’s biggest lineup supporting 20 years of the event and 40 years since Punks initial explosion in 1976.
Rebellion have also announced extensive interviews, film screenings and Q+A’s taking part at The Opera House one of the largest theatres in Europe across the four days. Interviews with Jello Biafra (former lead singer and songwriter for Dead Kennedy’s), Don Letts (acclaimed film maker who’s credits include many of The Clash’s music videos), ex-Falls guitarist Brix Smith, Dictators NYC frontman Dick Manitoba alongside many more Punk legends. Film screenings will also take place by The Outcasts, Cass Penants and Slaughter Of The Dogs followed by exclusive Q+A’s.
Rebellion looks set to be one of the biggest yet with legendary Pop Punk band Descendents making an exclusive UK performance headlining the Thursday of the event. The band will be supporting their upcoming seventh album and first since 2004’s release “Cool To Be You” with “Hypercaffum Spazzinate” being released this July.
Dischord Records post-hardcore icons Dag Nasty and skate punks JFA are both set to perform at the event, alongside members of Black Flag simply performing as “Flag”. Dead Kennedy’s frontman Jello Biafra will bring his band “Guantanamo School Of Medicine”. Also performing will be Dictators NYC, The Weridos, CJ Ramone, The Adolescents and The Bouncing Souls.
The UK is also represented by genre defining acts such as; Buzzcocks, Stiff Little Fingers, The Damned, The Exploited, GBH, Slaughter And The Dogs, Peter Hook And The Light (Joy Division Set), Penetration, Cock Sparrer, UK Subs, Cockney Rejects, Discharge and many more.
Rebellion is a family friendly festival with kids under 12 being admitted free of charge, the festival also incorporates 6 different indoor venues. So if you’re a Punk in Blackpool make sure you check this festival out. Weekend tickets are available at £165 via – http://www.keekaboo.co.uk/webstore/rebellion/