Blackpool 1996 saw the very first HOLIDAYS IN THE SUN festival. Since then we’ve been to MORECAMBE had a name change to WASTED and taken our festival around the world to Australia, USA, Japan, Germany, Holland, Italy, Basque and Austria. There was always a danger of being just a retro festival with ever decreasing attendances so 2007 saw the launch of REBELLION. Taking our established Punk festival with all the bands we love and want to see year on year and combining it with the best of the new breed, widening the scope to include many sub genres and the ‘alternative’ scene in general, we’re proud to have an event that we feel has a true festival spirit. We’ve added literary stages, Punk Art exhibitions, Acoustic Stages, Poetry, Vintage Clothing, Tattooists, Healing workshops and much more. The New Band Stage has been a real success and all the bands that played on there in 2014 have been invited back for a slot on the main festival stages in 2015. But at our heart we’re still a Punk festival and we’re lucky that we’re still 100% Independent and a true D.I.Y. family run event.
Since 2010 everyone that buys a ticket to the festival has got a FREE full colour A4 programme. This has grown in size and 2014s edition was a whopping 84 pages long! Packed with interviews, reviews, articles and adverts from the key people in our scene, the programmes have become sought after souvenirs. Not everyone can come each year so lots of people have been asking if we can make them available online. So here you go!