Scheduled to take place Thursday August 6th to Sunday 9th 2020 at its home, the Winter Gardens in Blackpool, Rebellion Festival is now wildly recognised as the largest gathering of punks in the world and continues to grow every year.
2019 saw one of the most prestigious line-ups yet, with iconic acts from every corner of the globe rubbing shoulders with a multitude of thrilling up and comers. The Stranglers, Descendents, Fear, Spear Of Destiny, The Damned, The Skids and many more all topped the stages and left lasting impressions.
The line-up for 2020’s event is already coming together quicker than a Ramone could bellow 1234! with a feast of punk rock talent already confirmed to play. In terms of legendary, iconic punk bands, Rebellion 2020 is not falling short with Bad Religion, Stiff Little Fingers, Sham 69, Circle Jerks, The Undertones, Peter Hook & The Light, Anti-Flag, The Adicts, Steve Ignorant Plays Crass, and the Tom Robinson Band all now confirmed to perform as Rebellion enters a new decade.
For US hardcore punk fans, the addition of Californian icons the Circle Jerks, reunited to celebrate the 40th anniversary of their fabled 14-songs-in-15-minutes Group Sex album, is a thrilling proposition, especially for frontman Keith Morris who has appeared at Rebellion Festival before in the previous guises of OFF! and Flag.
“We’re delighted to be once again playing at Rebellion,” declares frontman Jake Burns. “A festival that’s very close to our hearts, having been involved with it for such a long time now. It’s always fun coming back to Blackpool, catching up with old friends and making new ones. Having grown from small beginnings in Morecambe all those years ago to one of the biggest punk gatherings in the world is fantastic and a real testament to the staying power of the music, the bands but mainly the audience. Can’t wait!”
These join an ever-expanding line-up that runs the length and breadth of the genre’s vast musical world, further highlights including The Dickies, Angelic Upstarts, GBH, Anti Nowhere League, UK Subs, Neville Staple Band, The Boys, Scream, Toxic Reasons, MDC, The Rezillos, Bouncing Souls, T.S.O.L., The Pack, No Fun At All, Conflict, DYS, Scream, King Prawn, Adrenalin OD, 999, Honey Bane, Grade 2, ATV and many many more.
Since its original inception in 1996 as the then named Holidays In The Sun festival, Rebellion has always aimed to bring together the best punk and alternative music from across the globe, and is still a family-run, family-orientated event that celebrates punk in all its forms.
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Rebellion Festival is an ALL AGES, family friendly event and children under 12 are admitted free of charge (accompanied by an adult).