Thu 4th Aug 2016 - Sun 7th Aug 2016

Rebellion 2016

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Rebellion Festival is the largest independent punk / alternative music festival in the world. Over four days every August in Blackpool, the very best in punk gather for the social event of the year!

Please visit www.rebellionfestivals.com/ for more information.

Headliners

The Descendents

The Descendents appearing at this event

The Descendents are a punk-rock band from California who formed in 1977. Some of their members have also played in Black Flag and ALL. They became major players in the hardcore punk scene in L.A. and their influence has been huge for bands such as Blink 182, NOFX, Green Day and The Offspring, to name just a few. Their album artwork is distinctive for the caricature drawn of the band's singer Milo who has appeared on five of the band's seven albums.

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The Exploited

The Exploited appearing at this event

Riot-starting, bouncer-bashing, cop-baiting, hotel-trashing, foul-talking, noise-making, chaos-causing, venue-wrecking, government-hating, rule-breaking, unrelenting, punk rocking... Let's get one thing straight: The Exploited are not 'punkers' or any of the other cutesy, watered down, MTV-friendly names you might want to call them - The Exploited are punk rock.

See 5 tour dates featuring The Exploited

The Glitter Band

The Glitter Band appearing at this event

The Glitter Band were the musicians who backed Gary Glitter on his hit records under the direction of the late great Mike Leander and then went on to have a string of international Top 10 hits in their own right, including Angel Face, Goodbye My Love and Let's Get Together Again. After many years living under the cloud of Gary Glitter's spectacular fall from grace, The Glitter Band are striking out and taking back the songs they performed on and that were the soundtrack to an entire generation.

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Slaughter & The Dogs

Slaughter & The Dogs appearing at this event

Archetypal Punk band. Fast, furious and full of speed, coinciding with Punk, the Sex Pistols and arguably predating it.

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The Dickies

The Dickies appearing at this event

Ultra-fast and outrageously energetic post-punk band whose chart success included covers of 'Knights in White Satin', Black Sabbath's 'Paranoid' and the theme from 'Banana Splits'.

See 5 tour dates featuring The Dickies

Buzzcocks

Buzzcocks appearing at this event

Buzzcocks are an English punk rock band, formed in Bolton in 1976, they are regarded as an important influence on the Manchester music scene, the independent record label movement, punk rock, power pop, and pop punk. Their lead singer Pete Shelley passed away in December 2018 but the band decided to carry on as a trio.

See 8 tour dates featuring Buzzcocks

The Damned

The Damned appearing at this event

Instrumental in kick-starting the original punk rock scene, The Damned have never been afraid to push themselves musically and throughout their years together have cruised through whatever areas of progressive, psychedelic, goth and pop rock that take their fancy. Smash it up with the original gothic punks - back with original members Dave Vanian and Captain Sensible.

See 2 tour dates featuring The Damned

Stiff Little Fingers

Stiff Little Fingers appearing at this event

Original 70s punks from Belfast still fronted by the iconic Jake Burns - and fave band of former England defender Stuart Pearce. Unlike many of the genre, SLF's music combines lyrics that meld the personal and political, music that combines the energy of punk with infectious hooks, and delivery that rings of honesty and commitment.

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The pUKEs

The pUKEs appearing at this event

The pUKEs are a punk ukulele group based in London who play songs by the likes of Dead Kennedys, Exploited, Xray Spex, The Clash, etc like you never heard ‘em before – as well as original tunes. The band formed in 2011 after meeting in an east London pub to sink a few pints and play punk songs on ukuleles. The pastime soon turned into demand and their massive stage presence and raucous live show has landed them numerous festival appearances and gigs across the UK, raising a glass and a smile wherever they go.

See 2 tour dates featuring The pUKEs

K*nt And The Gang

K*nt And The Gang appearing at this event

Cult comedy songsters. In recent years they have featured on Channel 4’s shoddy internet clip show Rudetube, had their YouTube channel removed after featuring a video of the Royal Family pleasuring themselves, performed to a sell-out run at the 2010 Edinburgh Fringe Festival and received death threats from mental Michael Jackson fans over their YouTube tribute. “Life-affirmingly puerile.” – Charlie Brooker (Guardian).

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Jello Biafra

Jello Biafra appearing at this event

The front man from the Dead Kennedys and Alternative Tentacles who is as well known for his outspoken political views as he is for the great music he produces. After several years performing spoken word material, Biafra returns with a new band - Jello Biafra And The Guantanamo School Of Medicine. Fans will be pleased to know he's not mellowed with age and is still delivering anarchic political punk anthems. Even 'Holiday In Cambodia' still makes it into the set list!

See Jello Biafra tour dates

The Cravats

The Cravats appearing at this event

Sax-riddled dada punk combo, The Cravats, emerged from Redditch New Town in the Midlands, England in 1977. They were early favourites of the late great BBC DJ John Peel (they recorded four sessions) and released music for beloved UK indie labels like Small Wonder and Crass Records. They sound as eccentric, adrenalised and inventive as ever. Nobody sounds quite like The Cravats.

See 3 tour dates featuring The Cravats

Jericho Hill

Jericho Hill appearing at this event

Glasgow's only true-to-the-energy of the man in black; Johnny Cash.

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The Men They Couldn't Hang

The Men They Couldn't Hang appearing at this event

Acoustic pop of the highest quality from the pen of Phil Odgers. Selling out venues across the land with their firebrand mix of punk passion, rousing guitars and folk roots.

See 10 tour dates featuring The Men They Couldn't Hang

Jaya The Cat

Jaya The Cat appearing at this event

Originating from Boston and currently based in Amsterdam, Jaya The Cat play an original blend of reggae, ska and punk rock - dosed with dub and dance hall beats, all blending into a musical soundtrack to support tales filled with drunken sunrises, narrow escapes, dysfunctional love affairs, political disillusionment and optimistically raised glasses, through seedy bars, carnival parades and late night dives.

See 9 tour dates featuring Jaya The Cat

Control

A five piece punk band from Crawley who formed in early 2008 with their influences being deeply rooted in Punk and Oi! with a smattering of Rock 'n' Roll.

See Control tour dates

Jello Biafra

Jello Biafra appearing at this event

The front man from the Dead Kennedys and Alternative Tentacles who is as well known for his outspoken political views as he is for the great music he produces. After several years performing spoken word material, Biafra returns with a new band - Jello Biafra And The Guantanamo School Of Medicine. Fans will be pleased to know he's not mellowed with age and is still delivering anarchic political punk anthems. Even 'Holiday In Cambodia' still makes it into the set list!

See Jello Biafra tour dates

Blackpool Winter Gardens

  • Church Street
  • Blackpool
  • FY1 1HW
Website:
wintergardensblackpool.co.uk
Enquiries:
01253 62 52 52
Booking:
0844 856 1111
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