The iconic and now legendary Rebellion Festival is set to return this year between Thursday 4th and the 7th of August at Winter Gardens in Blackpool. The largest independent Punk & Alternative Festival in Europe, Rebellion started out in 1996 as the ‘Holidays In The Sun’ festival and this year celebrates its 20th year alongside the 40th anniversary of the initial punk explosion in 1976.
The sheer depth and variety of legendary punk bands confirmed to perform this year is positively over-whelming. As always the UK is represented by genre defining artists such as the Buzzcocks, Stiff Little Fingers, The Damned, The Exploited, G.B.H., Slaughter And The Dogs, Peter Hook And The Light (Joy Division set), Penetration, Cock Sparrer, UK Subs, Cockney Rejects and Discharge. Whilst from the USA, a wealth of incredible bands are poised to play; Californian pop-punk legends The Descendents, in their only UK performance this year, take a highly-anticipated headline slot and join Dischord Records post-hardcore icons Dag Nasty, LA punk titans Fear and skate-punks JFA (all making it to the UK for the very first time). These, alongside the key members of Black Flag performing under the Flag banner, Dead Kennedys frontman Jello Biafra with his Guantanamo School Of Medicine, Dictators NYC, The Weirdos, CJ Ramone, The Adolescents, Bouncing Souls and T.S.O.L. and many more, ensure that the best of US punk is truly represented at Rebellion Festival in 2016.
Head to www.rebellionfestivals.com for tickets.