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Rebellion 2017

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Rebellion Festival is the largest independent punk / alternative music festival in the world. Over three 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

Don Letts

Don Letts appearing at this event

The legendary Don Letts introduced reggae to punk, managed the Slits, played music with former Clash member Mick Jones in Big Audio Dynamite and has directed videos for everyone from Jimmy Cliff to S'Express.

See 5 tour dates featuring Don Letts

The Skids

The Skids appearing at this event

1977 anarchy lives on as Richard Jobson's legendary Scottish punk band The Skids continue to wow the crowds. Perhaps best known for their '79 top ten hit 'Into The Valley', they became a major influence on later bands like Green Day and Manic Street Preachers. Via Pledgemusic, the boys celebrated their 40th anniversary in 2017 by releasing 'Burning Cities', their first new album in 35 years!

See 20 tour dates featuring The Skids

TV Smith

TV Smith appearing at this event

Frontman of seminal punk band 'the Adverts', now performing as a quality solo performer, singing like it was his last hours on earth ever!

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Misty In Roots

Misty In Roots appearing at this event

Classic reggae band who have been flying the roots flag since the Seventies. One of the most powerful live reggae acts to have come out of London who are noted for their powerful roots reggae sound and uncompromising lyrical vibrations, became the major force in Rock Against Racism and playing more concerts than any other band in the movement.'No band has contributed as much to British reggae as Misty in Roots. They still make some fantastic music' -The Guardian.

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Propagandhi

Propagandhi appearing at this event

For 20 years, Propagandhi have been projecting a number of distinct messages in favour of human rights and equality. The four albums they've released in that time have seen them evolve into a more voluminous sound, with influences from 80s metal mixed into their well-established thrash-rock sound. They have also evolved, in 2006, into a four-piece, with the acquisition of guitarist David Guillas, formerly of Giant Sons.

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Menace

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Menace from Islington formed in 1976 and are well known for their singalong rant and rave song 'GLC' directed at the Greater London Council. An old school punk rock band, still as incendiary as ever.

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The Vapors

The Vapors appearing at this event

UK New Wave band who had a worldwide hit in 1980 with classic song 'Turning Japanese' and iconic album 'New Clear Days'. The band were discovered by The Jam bassist Bruce Foxton and managed by Paul Wellers father. In 2016 the band reformed with original members Dave Fenton, Ed Bazalgette and Steve Smith and are touring into 2017/18.

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The Primitives

The Primitives appearing at this event

Probably best known for their 1988 top 5 hit 'Crash', The Primitives reunited in their hometown of Coventry at the end of 2009, to pay homage to Steve Dullaghan, the group's original bassist. The success of their performance and the public's positive response after more than 17 years away from the spotlight led them to do a UK tour in April 2010 and to play a few shows in Europe and the US. In 2012 they released the album 'Echoes and Rhymes', which ranged from garage to psychedelia, with touches of soul and sunshine pop, as multiple styles came together in a special compilation of obscure female-fronted songs from the Sixties, revisited with all the love and affection and energy of The Primitives.

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Sheer Terror

A hardcore punk band from New York.

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Total Chaos

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Punk rockers signed to Epitaph.

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The Generators

A punk rock band who formed in Los Angeles in 1997 by members of defunct band, Schleprock.

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The Warriors

Hailing from the South East, The Warriors were formed in late 1981 out of the ashes of 'The Last Resort' they have been through a number changes over the years.

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Bar Stool Preachers

Bar Stool Preachers appearing at this event

"Mixing the ska-punk dexterity of prime time Rancid with the socialist sensibilities of the Newton Neurotics or Angelic Upstarts" - Purerawk.com Bar Stool Preachers are a fresh Punk and Ska band straight out of Brighton. They make intelligent punk anthems and poignant, unsentimental love songs.

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Wob

Humorous, passionate and energetic singer and guitar player strumming out energetic songs and beautiful ballads from the former Blyth Power member.

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Ruts DC

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The Ruts DC were formed in 1981 by the rhythm section and guitarist of The Ruts. The Ruts had had three whirlwind years of success and much critical acclaim - excellent releases included the singles "Babylons Burning" ,"Jah War"," Something That I Said" and "Staring At The Rude Boys" and the albums "The Crack", "Grin And Bear It" and "Animal Now'. The late great John Peel at Radio 1 strongly supported the band's debut single "In A Rut", which was released on the label 'People Unite' by reggae band Misty In Roots, as they shared the common fight against racism and the National Front. They were later invited to play live for him, and their 1979 "Peel Sessions" set was eventually released as a 12-inch in 1986. The band continue to tour extensively and record, with 2016 album "Music Must Destroy" being voted 'Album of the Year' by Vive Le Rock magazine.

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Millie Manders

Millie Manders appearing at this event

Millie Manders is an off the wall, off the chart, ballsy singer-songwriter from South London, who brings a party-hard mix of ska, pop and punk-rock to the stage. Blending socially conscious lyricism and carnival-esque beats with Riot Girl attitude, Millie and her band’s slick delivery with captivating stage performance is rapidly grabbing attention. Millie’s music is clearly eclectic and this is a fact she happily celebrates; “I like to think my music is full of energy and dexterity – a colourful clash of genres incorporating everything from rock and soul to ska and folk. I draw inspiration from many different artists; James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Skunk Anansie, Pink, The Who, Rolling Stones, The Specials and The Ramones being a few of my favourites. I was brought up listening to classical, theatre, rock, rhythm and blues, hip hop and more because my parents are both music lovers so it all plays a part in the way I write.”

See 3 tour dates featuring Millie Manders

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