Rebellion 2019

Rebellion Festival 2019 – band confirmations update:

The Rebellion Festival 2019 might seem to be a long way off, but in just over 8mths the festival will be in full swing, and to ensure everyone attending is entertained the festival organisers have been busy booking bands!

We were already aware of the early confirmations which included Cock Sparrer, Angelic Upstarts, UK Subs, CJ Ramone, Paranoid Visions and Louder Than War Records own System of Hate and many more, however since that first announcement a raft of bands and artists have been confirmed.

Rebellion Festival 2019
1, 2, 3, 4 August 2019
The Winter Gardens
Blackpool, UK

Announced on Friday 19th December were The Stranglers, which came as a very welcome surprise for many; this will be the bands Rebellion debut, having only ever played the earlier Wasted Festival back in 2005; they have been confirmed to headline on Friday 2nd August on the Empress Ballroon Stage.

Other additions include: The Descendents, The Dwarves, Spear Of Destiny, Poison Idea, Conflict (who are donating their fee to a Blackpool based homeless charity Streetlife), The Outcasts, as well as HR from Bad Brains who has been confirmed to appear on Saturday 3rd August on the Club Casbah stage which organisers have stated will feature more an increase in reggae, dub and ska.

FEAR have been confirmed to play what will be their first and only UK show in 2019, the US band widely credited with helping to shape the sound of Cali hardcore were booked to play back in 2016, but had to pull out.

dragSTER Anti-Everyting

Other recent confirmations include dragSTER who are currently promoting their new album ‘Anti-Everything’ (Louder Than War Records), Attila And Barnstormer 1649, Suede Razors, 1919 will be bringing a welcome gothic tinge to the event, also good to see Millie Manders & The Shut Up making an immediate return having ripped up the Empress (Main) Stage in 2018, also good to have The Defects making a welcome return whilst Lion’s Law will certainly cheer the large Oi! contingent.

Other confirmations include The Skids who were a 2018 highlight, The Casualities, Wolf Bites Boy, Penetration, King Kurt, and Liverpool’s Queen Zee who will be making their Rebellion debut, no doubt in their inimitable style, presenting tracks from their self titled debut album which is scheduled for an February 2019 release.

Full details are available on the Rebellion Festival site.


To date just over 130 bands have been booked; that leaves room for another 200!!

At his time no bands have been confirmed for the Rebellion Introducing Stage, this stage having in recent years expanded to run across all 4-days, and to have secured its status as a ‘must see’.

None of the bands have been separated into day splits, this won’t happen until early 2019.

Louder Than War is once again an Official Rebellion Festival ticket outlet; we have both the full 4-day weekend tickets, and individual day in stock now; all orders (any worldwide location) are shipped within 48hrs; we keep our prices keen, and despite a PayPal surcharge we remain cheaper that the likes of Ticketmaster etc

Please note, there are a limited number of day tickets; with the announcement of The Stranglers to headline the Friday we have already seen a sharp spike of sales for that day; if you just want a specific day ticket we suggest you secure your ticket now.

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Phil Newall is 47, from The Wirral - he earns his living not writing about music nor playing music...though sorely wishes he could. He was fortunate enough to see many of the first generation punk bands when they played the U18's matinee shows at Eric's, Liverpool. As an attendee at Eric's he was exposed to punk rock, dub reggae, art rock, and all manner of weirdness; as a customer at Probe Records he was variously served and scowled at by Pete Wylie and Pete Burns - he has written for Record Collector, Whisperin & Hollerin, and Spiral Scratch and wanted to write a book detailing the Liverpool punk scene; however with 'Head-On' Julian Cope beat him to it...and frankly did a much better job.


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