Rebellion punk festival announce final bill – it’s a great one

Rebellion 2011

'celebrating the 35th anniversary of punk...'

”˜fuck the recession lets go to the seaside!'

Rebellion Festival

Blackpool Winter Gardens

August 4th to 7th

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Headliners below...

COCK SPARRER (ONLY UK SHOW 2011), THE ADICTS, JELLO BIAFRA, THE DAMNED, UK SUBS, THE EXPLOITED, PENNYWISE, OLD FIRM CASUALS (WITH LARS FREDERIKSON), INFA RIOT, THE DICKIES, BOUNCING SOULS, TOYAH, THE BOYS, PENNY RIMBAUD (CRASS), SLAUGHTER AND THE DOGS, THE BUSINESS, SUBHUMANS, CAPTAIN SENSIBLE, GOLDBLADE, GLEN MATLOCK, CAPDOWN, THE BEAT, BAY CITY ROLLERS, THE OUTCASTS, ANTI NOWHERE LEAGUE, STREET DOGS, PETER & THE TEST TUBE BABIES, GET CAPE WEAR CAPE FLY

Acoustic stage

John Robb in conversation stage interviewing Toyah, Poison Girls, Cock Sparrer etc

Art exhibition

The biggest punk festival in the world returns with its best bill yet. From punk legends Cock Sparrer's only UK appearance as well as the Adicts, Jello Biafra, Toyah, Pennywise, Get Cape Wear Cape Fly and the Damned and 200 other bands it's as diverse as ever. Proving that punk rock is a diverse family linked by a common cause Rebellion is the only punk festival where you can see 1977 legends sharing the stage with Rancid member Lard Frederiksen's new side project Old Firm Casuals with a whole raft on young upcoming punk bands.

After last year's sell out the Rebellion festival returns to Blackpool Winter Gardens with its most ambitious bill yet that whilst keeping the punk flavour that has made it an international success also sees some interesting additions. it's impossible to pinpoint the highlights but the atmosphere in the legendary and packed grandeur of the Empress Ballroom when the UK Subs and Cock Sparrer play will be something special and Jello Biafra making his first festival appearance with his new band will be a key moment as will be American punk legends Pennywise.

With nearly 200 bands on the bill and a sure fire 8000 sell out the festival also boasts fringe events like John Robb's literary stage where he will be introducing punk authors reading from their books and interviewing key names on the punk scene like Vi Subversa, Toyah, Cockney Rejects, Cock Sparrer. There is also an acoustic stage, punk art exhibition and a beauty contest!

With countless bands from all strands of punk on an even bigger bill featuring some of the most legendary names on the punk scene for a celebration of the world's biggest underground music scene.

Punk in the 21st century is in rude health. Worldwide a whole new generation of teenagers has been celebrating the scene making the old bands legends and bringing a whole new wave of punk action to the frey. Rebellion is the perfect reflection of this.

Now that punk is re established as an international movement, Blackpool in mid August once again become the epicentre of the whole scene with punks flying in from all over the world for one of Blackpool's busiest weekends and the biggest punk festival in the world.

4 thoughts on “Rebellion punk festival announce final bill – it’s a great one

  1. Terry

    Not going but I would like too…maybe Terry McCann might play the spoken word/acoustic next year?

  2. Graeme S

    Going for the first time to see all the bands I haven’t seen in 25 plus years. Should be fun. I’m going to see 5 minutes of the Old Firm Casuals as they look and sound like what a computer thinks a 1980′s oi band should look like when they play Clash covers.

  3. Scott

    I am in Seattle and just stumbled across this festival. I am seriously looking into how to make it over there… little challenging but really trying to make it work. Anyone looking to double up with accomodations-hotel please get in touch with me. Airfare to and fro plus beer money is already starting to rack up!

    • Phil Newall

      Scott,
      You should try and join us – we get people from all across Europe, Canada, the USA and beyond every year. The line-up is good, this year there is also a Cinema Stage, and the Art Exhibition. The best bit is the general milling about, browse the stalls, chat to the bands, meeting new people etc

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