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CANCELLATION STATEMENT

CANCELLATION STATEMENT

REBELLION 2020 – CANCELLED

KEEP YOUR TICKETS SAFE!!

We are absolutely heartbroken to have to announce that it’s not possible for this year’s Rebellion to go ahead.

Please keep your WEEKEND TICKETS as they will get you in to Rebellion 2021.

This means that you'll get in at 2020 prices which is a huge discount from having to buy a 2021 ticket as they will be going up. All day tickets will be refunded.

We have been monitoring the situation and looking at all options and whilst we were genuinely very optimistic 2 months ago and honestly thought that this would all be done and dusted half a year ahead, it’s clear that as each day passes things are taking a lot longer to go back to any sense of ‘normal’. All the indications are that mass indoor gatherings will not take place for some time to come. Obviously ticket sales have ground to a halt since the lockdown so the conclusion we’ve come to is that even if the Winter Gardens is allowed to open in August, we won’t be able to put on the same standard of festival that you’ve all come to know and love. We are already losing key bands and there would be people that had bought tickets that either can’t travel (if overseas travel is still banned) or choose not to travel and it’s unfair on them too. Further, we’ve listened to bands, fans and crew and the feedback has tended to move from an optimistic and positive response with people wanting it to happen to many of us now reluctantly accepting that it’s not the best thing to do for our communities health and well-being. So for those of you that wanted us to cancel, we feel we’ve done the right thing but for those of you that wanted us to carry on you can rest assured that we looked at every available option on how long we could keep going before we had to make an awkward decision. Putting on a festival of this size is a huge undertaking and our lives have been on hold with regards to pre-production and ticket sales so to be honest we’re running out of time now to make this happen anyway.

REBELLION 2021 is BOOKED!! – AUGUST 5th – 8th

Next year is our 25th Anniversary and we are planning an incredibly special event. We aim to come back bigger and better and put on the party that we are all going to be craving. It is not possible to have the same line up so we will be starting again for 2021. However we’re mindful that many people keeping their tickets bought them off the back of this year’s line up so we will do our best to re-book as many bands as we can subject to availability, budget and our plans for 2021.

PLEASE HELP SUPPORT YOUR FESTIVAL

Cancelling this year’s event is obviously very damaging. We do not have ‘backers’, we do not have ‘sponsorship’ - Rebellion is a truly independent festival. The venue is not ours. Our only income is from ticket sales and out of that we must cover all our expenses which as you can imagine are massive for a festival this size. We’ve had good years and we’ve had bad years, but we’ve always bounced back from the losses and if we break even then we’ve lived to see another year! But this is unprecedented – we’ve had all the expenses from August to May but if we have to refund everyone’s money it will frankly be devastating. There is a number of ways that YOU can help REBELLION

  • KEEP HOLD OF YOUR TICKET AND USE IT FOR 2021 – You will be getting in to next year at this years prices! You can save up to £45 (depending on when you bought your ticket) by using this year’s ticket to get you in to next year’s event. This will help minimise the amount of refunds we need to do. So no need to buy another ticket. Keep your weekend ticket safe for 2020 and turn up to wristband exchange next year and you'll get in.
  • BUY A TICKET FOR 2021 NOW! – Tickets are ON SALE NOW for 2021, if you haven’t got a ticket for this year and weren’t coming, an early purchase of 2021 would really help. Our ‘EARLY BIRD’ prices last from TODAY until August 31st and we will be hitting our ‘mid price’ from Sept 1st onwards which is a lot earlier than usual. So now really is the best time to buy.
  • FREE ‘VIP’ PASSES - The first 300 tickets we sell for 2021 will go into a raffle and we will be drawing 50 winners that will receive a VIP PASS for 2021 which will get you all sorts of exclusive access and goodies.

We’ve already been overwhelmed by offers of support and generosity with suggestions to set up a funding page etc. We hope that things don’t get that bad. We are uncomfortable asking for anything as we know times are going to be hard for many. However, for those of you that are asking and are in a position to, you could DONATE YOUR 2020 WEEKEND TICKET. It would make a massive difference to the future of Rebellion and the type of festival and stages we can offer next year if you didn’t use your 2020 weekend ticket and just bought a new one. There will be a goodie bag to say THANKS for anyone that turns up to WRISTBAND EXCHANGE next year with BOTH weekend tickets showing that they had one they could have used but chose to donate that and support Rebellion by purchasing a new ticket. We certainly don’t expect this and know many can’t afford to but for the many people that have contacted offering ways to support, this is probably the easiest and fairest.

For those of you that neither want to come next year or are not in a position financially to support us then of course REFUNDS are available and the information regarding how that works can be found in detail on our WEBSITE – www.rebellionfestivals.com.

We know that many of you go to many different festivals and gigs. We don’t view any other event as a ‘rival’ event to us. We see all live events as one big family that feeds each other with our passion for music. We would urge any of you that also have tickets for other shows that are cancelled to try and avoid refunds if possible. This virus is going to have such a devastating impact on the economy and on businesses and individuals and one of the worse industries to be hit will be the entertainment industry and especially LIVE MUSIC. Many of us in this industry are getting NO SUPPORT from the government. There is no ‘grant’ if you don’t have rateable high street premises, there’s no furloughing if we’re not on PAYE and there’s no support for being ‘self-employed’ if you take money out of the business only when it’s in profit via dividends and there’s no insurance that is going to cover us for cancelling. REBELLION certainly isn’t covered by an insurance policy for this. We’re taking a hit. So many promoters, agents and bands will slip through the net regarding support. Unlike sports events which get huge revenues from TV sponsors, Live Music will be hit terribly. Our only ‘sponsors’ are the people that buy tickets and come to the gigs. Please support all our colleagues at other festivals and shows if you can by minimising REFUND REQUESTS and getting back out and buying tickets for future events as soon as we’re all allowed out again.

ONE LAST THING – Rebellion 2020 is cancelled. Tickets are valid for 2021. That will not change. But what IF the lockdown is lifted by August and many of you choose to come to Blackpool as your Hotels are booked? It would be crazy to not have some event on. Therefore, we’ve kept the dates saved with the Winter Gardens for the possibility of a scaled back event if there was any possible way we could pull this off. This might not be something we can make a decision on until much nearer the time and the type of event, the amount of days, stages and if some of it could be outdoor etc would all have to be decided and turned around quickly. If this were possible it would be a completely separate ticketed event and not be a REBELLION FESTIVAL but an alternative show within the parameters of what would be allowed to happen legally and safely. It’s a long shot and has no bearing on the decision to cancel this year which has been made.

This has been the hardest thing to ever write or publish. Both emotionally and also logistically. We’ve been working tirelessly behind the scenes to work out all the procedures for a cancellation. It’s actually a lot harder to cancel a festival than it is to put one on! So, for everyone that has been moaning about us taking too long to cancel, it’s not as simple as you think! We have many ticket outlets, many price points for the tickets and so lots to get in place before we can just say ‘it’s off’. We also need to let the venue, 350 bands and agents know and all our staff, crew and suppliers as it’s not right that the first they hear about it is via Facebook. There’s also massive implications for doing this and despite what you all think we’re a small family team who’s experience is in putting punk gigs on. Therefore, making sure that everything is legal, compliant and transparent also takes time. So - we did listen to your views and that helped us make the decision to cancel. We’ve since been putting everything in place to make this a smooth process. If there’s anything you guys aren’t happy with or think we could / should have done better or differently then please go easy – we’re in unchartered territory and we’re doing the very best we can.

For now, all we ask is that you all remain safe and healthy and we hope to see as many of you as possible in 2021. Your support as ever is appreciated and never taken for granted. We love you.

Team Rebellion xx

2020 - REFUNDS

2020 - REFUNDS

REBELLION 2020 REFUND POLICY

WE REGRET TO ANNOUNCE THAT AS OF 12 midday on the Monday 11th May REBELLION 2020 HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

ALL 2020 TICKETS ARE VALID FOR REBELLION 2021. KEEP HOLD OF YOUR TICKETS IN A SAFE PLACE.

TURN UP TO WRISTBAND EXCHANGE IN 2021 AND YOU WILL RECEIVE YOUR WEEKEND WRISTBANDS AND ENTRY TO THE FESTIVAL.

ENTRY TO 2021 at 2020 PRICES! If you bought a 2020 ticket you will SAVE UP TO £45 ON A WEEKEND TICKET* as they're going up (*2019 on the door early price versus 2021 Full Price).

ALL DAY TICKETS will be REFUNDED and are NOT transferable to 2021

FOR THOSE OF YOU THAT REQUIRE A REFUND PLEASE SEE INFORMATION BELOW:

  1. Please contact the ticket outlet / seller that you originally purchased your ticket from for their procedure
  2. Refunds are for the FULL FACE VALUE of the ticket. Unfortunately, in line with all other events and ticket outlets / sellers, booking fees and postage are not refundable
  3. YOU MUST RETURN YOUR 2020 TICKET IN ORDER TO RECEIVE A REFUND.
    Please note the following:
  4. Please use Royal Mail SPECIAL DELIVERY (not Recorded). You can insure your parcel for the value of the ticket and track and trace the delivery to ensure the ticket outlet / seller has received it. For overseas customers, please use a service that you can track and that is insured. As the 2020 tickets are usable for 2021 there is a strict NO TICKET, NO REFUND policy. It is your responsibility to ensure that the ticket had been returned to the seller. Any lost tickets will require you to make a claim against the postal method you used to return them.
  5. Check with your agent on what other information they need you to send back with the ticket
  6. We aim to process all refunds within 28 Days of receipt
  7. All refund requests must be made within 30 Days of cancellation. Therefore, regretfully no refunds will be accepted after 12 midday on 10th JUNE 2020
  8. If you purchased your ticket by CHEQUE or paid on the door at LAST YEARS FESTIVAL, then please download and fill out the form from HERE (* see terms) and post your ticket and the form using SPECIAL DELIVERY (see point 3a) to:

REBELLION FESTIVALS LTD
c/o Keekaboo, 2 Pickhatch Cottages, Pickhatch Lane, Madley, HR2 9NB U.K.

  1. ALL DAY TICKETS will be REFUNDED and are NOT transferable to 2021. Please go back to your point of purchase for a refund. These tickets DO NOT need to be posted back.
  2. If you have a monthly PAYMENT PLAN and wish to keep your ticket for access to 2021 you need to COMPLETE your payment plan for this year
  3. No refunds will be offered under any circumstances if you fail to comply with all the Terms & Conditions published here and on rebellionfestivals.com

IF YOU ARE IN A POSITION TO, WE’D APPRECIATE IT IF YOU COULD SUPPORT REBELLION AND NOT RE-USE YOUR TICKET. ANYONE WHO PURCHASES A 2021 TICKET AND TURNS UP WITH BOTH 2020s WEEKEND TICKET AND A NEW WEEKEND TICKET FOR 2021 WILL RECEIVE A GOODY BAG AS A WAY OF THANKING YOU FOR HELPING US KEEP THE FESTIVAL GOING.

*FORM TERMS

 If you paid at the festival last year or have paid by cheque then we do not have any bank details in order to refund you. Therefore, you will need to fill out the REFUND FORM and return it with your ticket.

GDPR COMPLIANCE

Please note the following in order to comply with data protection and so that you know what information we are collecting, how we are using it, how we will store it and how we will dispose of it.

  • PERFORMANCE OF CONTRACT – Rebellion Festivals Ltd needs the information requested on the REFUND FORM for us to provide you with the service you require (a refund). Therefore, by filling this out and submitting it to us you give your permission for us to use and hold this information
  • HOW WE WILL USE THE INFORMATION – Rebellion Festivals Ltd will only use the information to provide the service requested (a refund) and will not use the information for any other purposes.
  • HOW WE HOLD THE INFORMATION - We will NOT transfer your information to any electronic database. You will provide it on the form, and we will keep it in PAPER format in a locked location for up to 90 days. They are stored safely and securely and remain untampered with. This allows time for the refund to take place and any subsequent inquiries from yourself. After 90 days the form will be shredded and securely disposed of.
  • THIRD PARTIES - All refunds will be made by bank transfer using our secure online encrypted banking service. Therefore our bank will be provided with your sort code and account number.
  • THE RIGHT OF ACCESS – You have the right at any time to request what data we hold on you. However, we will require you to prove your identity to us to prevent anyone else requesting your information and committing identity fraud.
  • YOUR SECURITY – The law states that if a company knows or suspects your personal data may have been leaked or stolen, you must be told about this within 72 hours of the breach happening. The company must also notify the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) within that time frame as well.

COVID-19 STATEMENT

COVID-19 STATEMENT

REBELLION COVID-19 STATEMENT & DISCOUNTED TICKETS

It is understandable during this unprecedented time that many of you have questions regarding what events will take place this year. Therefore we thought we’d update you and put your minds at rest on our current position.

REBELLION 2020 has every intention of taking place as usual this year. We are 5 months away from doors opening and as we are all seeing, things are developing and changing on a daily basis. We expect the situation in August to be different to today. So with that in mind, it’s BUSINESS AS USUAL as far as we are concerned.

That said, we are not complacent and can assure you that our priority is your safety and the health and well being of everyone who attends Rebellion (fans, bands, staff, crew) and the people of the local community. We will be following the government guidelines and be working closely with the Winter Gardens and the local council to ensure that any decisions made are based on the best advice possible.

At the moment we have a full line up with no cancelations. However, if this does change and any bands decide to pull out / cancel tours we already have a standby list of bands of all sizes to fill the slots. This is no different to any year. A festival of our size with over 300 bands sometimes have bands that pull for a variety of reasons, so we have replacements available at all times. We always endeavour to bring you the best mix of bands possible due to availability. Rebellion 2020 line up is fantastic, tickets are already ahead of last year and we expect it to be very busy.

We all love live music and like to support our punk scene and there will be lots of people that will be very frustrated that they’ve not been able to get out to shows for a few months. So we expect August to be VERY BUSY as people will be wanting to make up for not going out. We obviously have a capacity limit at the Winter Gardens and so we’d still advise you to buy your tickets in advance in case it sells out.

However, we’re mindful that people are waiting to see what happens before committing to travelling. So with that in mind we’d like to EXTEND our DISCOUNTED TICKET OFFER for another month. Tickets were due to go up on APRIL 1st to the full price. We will now discount our weekend tickets until MAY 1st to give those of you that are wanting to see how this all plays out a chance to take advantage of the discount.

We are busy holding production meetings for this year as usual and are working through a number of issues to make this year even better. Including addressing the horrendous heat problems that we experienced last year. We will make a further statement about that in due course.

Unfortunately we don’t have the resources to answer all you questions individually or respond to all the social media posts. So we hope that this statement will clarify our position until further notice.

We will not be drawn on speculation as it’s clear that NO-ONE knows how this will develop. We will make any further statements IF anything changes or if there’s anything DEFINITE to report. We don’t have time to pontificate with the internet ‘experts’! We’re too busy trying to run your favourite festival!

So, to be clear, the current situation is that Rebellion, the bands and the Winter Gardens fully expect Rebellion 2020 to take place, so it’s business as usual. We are monitoring the situation as safety is our top priority. We are making contingency plans for all eventualities. Should anything change then we will make a further statement.

In the meantime, please follow the advice and look after each other. Remember most of the advice isn’t to protect YOU it’s to protect others. We don’t want to burden the NHS unnecessarily so please use common sense and do the best for your community. There’s a lot more serious things than a punk festival to worry about at the moment. But hey, this is our little get together every year and our FAMILY and we’ll do all we can to pull together and make REBELLION 2020 the best we can.

Love TEAM REBELLION x

CIRCLE JERKS - 2020

CIRCLE JERKS - 2020

CIRCLE JERKS – Confirmed for Rebellion 2020.
We’re excited to announce that Circle Jerks are booked as special guest to Bad Religion in the Empress Ballroom on Thursday 6th August. In celebration of their 40th anniversary the band are returning to Europe for the first time since 1987 and heading to the biggest Punk Rock party of them all in Blackpool, UK. This is one of only 2 confirmed UK shows. Do Not Miss This!

BAD RELIGION - 2020

BAD RELIGION - 2020

Bad Religion are confirmed as our THURSDAY night Empress Ballroom headliners. The band are celebrating their 40th Anniversary and we're delighted that the UK and REBELLION get to throw a party for them.

STIFF LITTLE FINGERS - 2020

STIFF LITTLE FINGERS - 2020

We welcome back STIFF LITTLE FINGERS for our Friday night Empress Ballroom Headliners. A Rebellion favourite and a truly iconic band that were there from the start, are still going strong and are as relevant as ever.

THE UNDERTONES - 2020

THE UNDERTONES - 2020

THE UNDERTONES - Confirmed for Rebellion 2020. It's great when you finally get a band that's been on your 'wants' list for years! First time at Rebellion for the legendary Northern Irish band that really need no introduction. Let's show them a good time and how the Rebellion family welcomes bands that we love

SHAM ARE BACK! - 2020

SHAM ARE BACK! - 2020

The mighty SHAM 69 return to rip up Rebellion with their anthemic punk rock.

2019 - THANK YOU!

2019 - THANK YOU!

What a year! Judging by the feedback we've had it seems that you all enjoyed it as much as we did and everyone had another fantastic year. There are so many people to thank that make Rebellion so special but ultimately without the festival goers coming through the door there would be no event. So our first shout out has to be to all our amazing Rebellion family who come year on year and create such a great atmosphere. Big thanks to those of you that have been before and have come back - we hope you had a great time and to those new comers - WELCOME and thanks for being part of our festival. Remember - it's your weekend and you made it brilliat - so thanks!

We'd also like to thank all the bands / artists that appeared. It was another diverse line-up covering acts from all over the world and with the Rebellion Introducing Stage proving yet again that there's some amazing bands out there if you just look.

We know it was unbearably HOT in the venue. Our staff and crew felt it too - being in there for LONG shifts. This is something that we'll be discussing with the Winter Gardens for next year. You may have noticed some building work going on at the back of the Winter Gardens. We're hoping that the new conference centre will be available next year so there might be a few changes again to how we utilise the space that we have available. There could be some exciting opportunities to tweak things. As ever, we'll do our best to bring you the best 4 days of fun a punk can have!

Finally, thanks to all the staff, crew, security (who are amazing at keeping everyone safe and understand how to partake in a Punk Festival) and of course the Winter Gardens - such a wonderful venue for our little punk rock party! Let's do it again next year!!! We're taking a couple of weeks out to get ourselves fit and healthy and then we'll be back with our 'wants list' hassling all the bands that we hope to get for 2020. We've already confirmed a few bands - SHAM 69, GBH, THE DICKIES, TOXIC REASONS, with many more to come as usual.

Early bird tickets are already on sale for those that want to save a few quid and you can pay by instalments from 1st Sept too. Details on the website. Thanks again x

ARCHIVE - THE DAMNED - 2019

ARCHIVE - THE DAMNED - 2019

THE DAMNED - CONFIRMED FOR REBELLION 2019. We're really excited to confirm that The Damned will be closing Rebellion 2019 for us with what will no doubt be an amazing set in the Empress Ballroom. A firm Rebellion favourite, it's great to have them back after 3 years.

ARCHIVE - THE STRANGLERS - 2019

ARCHIVE - THE STRANGLERS - 2019

The Stranglers are confirmed as our FRIDAY NIGHT Empress Ballroom headliners. Day tickets are already on sale!

ARCHIVE - THE DESCENDENTS - 2019

ARCHIVE - THE DESCENDENTS - 2019

THE DESCENDENTS are our THURSDAY night Empress Ballroom headliners. Fantasic to have them play again. They've only played once in 24 years of us putting on our weekend punk rock party!

ARCHIVE - THE SKIDS - 2019

ARCHIVE - THE SKIDS - 2019

The Skids make a welcome return to Rebellion. They will be playing on SUNDAY. All their shows since reforming have been critically acclaimed and they absolutely smashed Rebellion the last time they played. We're glad we've been able to book them one more time before they decide to slow down with the full band electric shows

ARCHIVE - COCK SPARRER - 2019

ARCHIVE - COCK SPARRER - 2019

Cock Sparrer return to Blackpool after a 3 year break to headline the Empress Ballroom again in 2019. It's been a busy few years since they last played Rebellion, having released their first studio album in 10 years (2017s "FOREVER"). If you haven't got your copy yet head to www.cocksparrer.co.uk and grab a copy there's some classics on there that are now a full part of a Sparrer live set!

ARCHIVE - Earlybird Tickets

ARCHIVE - Earlybird Tickets

EARLY BIRD TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW!

2019 Dates are confirmed as:

THURSDAY 1st August 2019
FRIDAY 2nd August 2019
SATURDAY 3rd August 2019
SUNDAY 4th August 2019

Earlybird tickets are limited and available exclusively from Rebellion at £150.

www.rebellionfestivals.com/shop

*Order by cheque for no booking fee (see TICKETS page for info)

15/10/18 UPDATE - EARLY BIRD TICKETS SOLD OUT! Mid price tickets now on sale at £160 for the weekend.

ARCHIVE - 2018 - Wristband Exchange

ARCHIVE - 2018 - Wristband Exchange

WRISTBAND EXCHANGE - NEW LOCATION.
This year the wristband exchange will be in a portacabin located in Church Street, opposite St Johns Church and just outside the EXIT of the Winter Gardens.

As usual, you will need to take your ticket to the WRISTBAND EXCHANGE point where it will be swapped for your wristband. You will also get your free 84 page colour programme and a handy pocket Black & White time list.

This year, the first 1000 people to exchange their tickets for wristbands will get a FREE Flexi Disc. Over the last week we've showcased a trilogy of videos from Rebellion favourites The Barstool Preachers. Well, we now have a few hundred picture flexi discs of each of those tracks to give away. Collect, swap, sell, give them away!

Wristband Exchange opens on WEDNESDAY at 1pm - 7pm.
It's then open from 10am each morning Thurs - Sun.

Once you have your wristband, make your way around to the usual entrance opposite Bella Italia. This is also the entrance if you want to still BUY tickets. Tickets will still be available on the door.

See you next week!

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ARCHIVE - PIL - CONFIRMED FOR 2018

ARCHIVE - PIL - CONFIRMED FOR 2018

It’s hard to name a more iconic and influential post-punk band on modern music than John Lydon’s post-Pistols group Public Image Limited (PiL), who are today confirmed to perform at Rebellion Festival in 2018 for the first time since 2012. Since their formation following the Sex Pistols collapse in 1978, Public Image Limited have crafted some of the most forward thinking sounds to emerge from the post-punk wreckage and continue to do so to this day. Their set is guaranteed to thrill and inspire and it’s an honour to have them back.

ARCHIVE - STIFF LITTLE FINGERS - CONFIRMED FOR 2018

ARCHIVE - STIFF LITTLE FINGERS - CONFIRMED FOR 2018

STIFF LITTLE FINGERS are a Rebellion favourite and make a welcome return to Blackpool in 2018.

BUZZCOCKS - CONFIRMED FOR 2018

BUZZCOCKS - CONFIRMED FOR 2018

BUZZCOCKS make a welcome return to REBELLION next year. A band that were there at the beginning and started this wonderful thing we call Punk Rock. Still kicking out top tunes 40 years later, they're sure to have everyone singing their hearts out.

ARCHIVE - LAGWAGON - Confirmed for 2018

ARCHIVE - LAGWAGON - Confirmed for 2018

LAGWAGON - Confirmed!! Now we're talking! Really excited to have 1990s Californian punk band Lagwagon on the bill for Rebellion 2018. Their 8 albums on Fat Wreck have established them as an important part of US punk. They've gained firm support amongst the Rebellion crowd and are a band that we've been asked for many times. So now's your chance to see them at the biggest punk rock party - REBELLION FESTIVALS.

ARCHIVE - PETER HOOK & THE LIGHT - Confirmed for 2018

ARCHIVE - PETER HOOK & THE LIGHT - Confirmed for 2018

PETER HOOK & THE LIGHT are returning with a BEST OF JOY DIVISION SET for 2018

ARCHIVE - EXPLOITED - CONFIRMED for 2018

ARCHIVE - EXPLOITED - CONFIRMED for 2018

There aren't too many bands that can genuinely deserve the title LEGENDARY but The Exploited are definitely one of them. With Watties mohican adorning thousands of leather jackets worldwide and the groundbreaking way they took '77 punk and give it an injection of speed, aggression, noise and politics this band are a Rebellion must have and the room is always packed when they play. Happy to have them return for 2018.

2017 - THANK YOU

2017 - THANK YOU

Thanks everyone!! We all thought that last year would be hard to top but judging by all the feedback we've had and all the comments on Facebook it looks like everyone had another fantastic year. The people that create the atmosphere over the weekend are YOU the festival goers. So our first shout out has to be to all our amazing Rebellion family who come year on year and create this fantastic vibe that means that those new to Rebellion get to enjoy the weekend. Those of you that have been before and have come back - we hope you had a great time and finally to those new comers - WELCOME and thanks for being part of our festival. Remember - it's your weekend and you made it brilliant!

We'd also like to thank all the bands / artists that appeared. It was another diverse line-up that on paper might not have looked like a usual Rebellion but clearly worked as this was our second busiest year ever and everyone we've spoken to have said how great it is that they can see such a range of amazing bands.

Finally, thanks to all the staff, crew, security (who are amazing at keeping everyone safe and understand how to partake in a Punk Festival) and of course the Winter Gardens - such a wonderful venue for our little punk rock party! Let's do it again next year!!! We're taking a couple of weeks out to get ourselves fit and healthy and then we'll be back with our 'wants list' hassling all the bands that we hope to get for 2018. We've already confirmed a few bands - check out the LINE UP page over the next few days.... Early bird tickets are already on sale for those that want to save a few quid and you can pay by instalments from 1st Sept too. Details on the website. Thanks again x

ARCHIVE 2017: PENNYWISE - Confirmed for 2017

ARCHIVE 2017: PENNYWISE - Confirmed for 2017

Melodic Californian Punk band PENNYWISE are confirmed for 2017. They've only played once before (2010) and that was when singer Jim Lindberg was on a 2 year break, so it's great that he's now back with the band and the Rebellion faithful can catch the man who wrote the songs singing them! They are one of the most successful independent Punk bands of all time but remain true to the punk ethos and regularly play and support independent festivals and club shows. We can't wait to welcome them to the Rebellion family.

ARCHIVE 2017: BAD RELIGION - Thursday Headliners

ARCHIVE 2017: BAD RELIGION - Thursday Headliners

Thursday night sees BAD RELIGION return to the Empress Ballroom. It will be 7 years since they first played the festival and are making a welcome return. Probably one of the most respected US Punk bands, due in part to their close association with Epitaph and all of the bands they spawned. It's easy for us Brits to lump them in with the likes of 'modern' American punk but it's worth bearing in mind that Bad Religion started in late 1979! One of the longest surviving bands who have an amazing back catalogue and still continue to be relevant to this day.

ARCHIVE 2017: SLAVES - Friday night headliners!

ARCHIVE 2017: SLAVES - Friday night headliners!

SLAVES are confirmed for Friday night. Day tickets are already on sale. We're really excited about this booking. Whilst we will always respect our roots and have the classic bands playing Rebellion, we feel it's important to bring new blood through and no-one has taken the Punk attitude by the scruff of the neck and dragged it kicking and screaming into the 21st Century like these guys. We've seen them live and can guarantee that the Ballroom will go off!

“'Four years ago I was watching Rancid headline rebellion and Slaves hadn't even played a festival yet,” states guitarist Laurie Vincent. “Now to be back but to headline it ourselves is beyond our wildest dreams. Can't wait to see you there!”

ARCHIVE 2017: ANGELIC UPSTARTS - CONFIRMED FOR 2017

ARCHIVE 2017: ANGELIC UPSTARTS - CONFIRMED FOR 2017

One band from this year that we just HAD to have back are the ANGELIC UPSTARTS. They were the only band that had TOWER ST at full capacity this year and no doubt people had to go elsewhere when they were on due to it being so rammed. Classic band, classic tunes, they make a welcome return for 2017.

ARCHIVE 2017: THE SKIDS - CONFIRMED FOR 2017

ARCHIVE 2017: THE SKIDS - CONFIRMED FOR 2017

THE SKIDS - confirmed for REBELLION 2017!
We're really excited to announce that THE SKIDS will be playing Rebellion next year as part of a few select shows to celebrate their 40th Anniversary. A band that we're always asked for, have been on our 'wants' list for ages and one who have never played for us before (which gets harder each year!). There's going to be a lot of happy people with this announcement!

SHAM 69 - CONFIRMED 2017

SHAM 69 - CONFIRMED 2017

Jimmy Pursey, Dave Parsons and original bass player Dave Tregguna return with drummer Robin Guy as we welcome SHAM 69 back to Rebellion. Accept no imitations!

2016 - THANK YOU

2016 - THANK YOU

Thanks to everyone that made this year so special! This was such a special year for us, celebrating 20 years of putting on weekend Punk festivals and with the addition of the outdoor stage and 100 bands more than usual it went way beyond our expectations and the thanks and love we've received from punters, bands and everyone involved has been truly humbling. We'd like to firstly thank the festival goers who create the most amazing atmosphere. It's your weekend and you made it brilliant! Everyone was well behaved and so many people that were new to Rebellion this year have contacted us saying what a friendly and welcoming festival it is - so thanks to you for keeping the Rebellion Family strong. We'd also like to thank all the bands / artists that appeared. It was an amazing line up - diverse with genres, ages and nationalities but you all contributed to this very special year and we thank you for that. Finally, thanks to all the staff, crew, security (who are amazing at keeping everyone safe and understand how to partake in a Punk Festival) and of course the Winter Gardens - such a wonderful venue for our little punk rock party! Let's do it again next year!!! We're taking a couple of weeks out to get our selves fit and healthy and then we'll be back with our 'wants list' hassling all the bands that we hope to get for 2017. Early bird tickets are already on sale for those that want to save a few quid and you can pay by instalments from 1st Sept too. Details on the website. Thanks again x

ARCHIVE 2016 - ANGELIC UPSTARTS - LATEST CONFIRMATION

ARCHIVE 2016 - ANGELIC UPSTARTS - LATEST CONFIRMATION

We're excited to confirm that the Angelic Upstarts will be taking the slot made available by FEAR cancelling. Its not always possible to replace bands 'like for like' (and theres not a lot of bands like Fear!). Its also not easy to get another US band at this late stage, so we'd like to thank UK Punk legends Angelic Upstarts for stepping in. Cant wait to see them back at Rebellion - an addition that we know many of you have been asking for.

ARCHIVE 2016 - DESCENDENTS TO PLAY THURSDAY

ARCHIVE 2016 - DESCENDENTS TO PLAY THURSDAY

Descendents are confirmed for Rebellion 2016. We're super excited to bring you a legendary US punk band in the shape of '77 Californian melodic hardcore punk outfit DESCENDENTS. They will be headlining the THURSDAY NIGHT. Day tickets now on sale.

ARCHIVE 2016 - VIVE THE ADICTS!

ARCHIVE 2016 - VIVE THE ADICTS!

The ADICTS are confirmed for Rebellion 2016. The best showmen in Punk will bring their unique blend of tunes and entertainment to Blackpool once again.

ARCHIVE 2016 - BUZZCOCKS - Confirmed!

ARCHIVE 2016 - BUZZCOCKS - Confirmed!

Buzzcocks are back to play Rebellion in 2016. They will be playing on FRIDAY 5th and headlining our new stage. More about that soon!

ARCHIVE 2016 - BIAFRAS BACK!

ARCHIVE 2016 - BIAFRAS BACK!

JELLO BIAFRA and the GUANTANAMO SCHOOL OF MEDICINE return to Rebellion in 2016. The ex Dead Kennedys front man is a friend of the festival and always a welcome and in demand addition.

ARCHIVE 2016 - JILTED JOHN - BACK FOR REBELLION!

ARCHIVE 2016 - JILTED JOHN - BACK FOR REBELLION!

Amazing booking today!! We have got JILTED JOHN. Actor and comedian Graham Fellows will also be doing a special acoustic performance, joining us on the literary stage as well as a full set including the Jilted John tracks such as this classic - GORDON IS A MORON! https://youtu.be/iN45OjB-cCU

ARCHIVE 2016 - STIFF LITTLE FINGERS - Confirmed

ARCHIVE 2016 - STIFF LITTLE FINGERS - Confirmed

Stiff Little Fingers were formed in 1977 in Belfast, Ireland. Along with the likes of the Clash, Sex Pistols, The Jam, Buzzcocks, Undertones, Sham 69, Stranglers, et al – Stiff Little Fingers were at the forefront of the punk movement. They wrote initially about their own lives, growing up at the height of The Troubles in Northern Ireland, in songs like “Suspect Device” and “Wasted Life”. In November of ’77, they released those two songs on their own Rigid Digits label, and sent a copy to BBC Radio One DJ John Peel, who started playing it every night. They soon established themselves as a driving force for the emerging Punk scene and REBELLION are proud that they are playing the 20th Anniversary of Rebellion.

ARCHIVE 2016 - FEAR - Confirmed

ARCHIVE 2016 - FEAR - Confirmed

West Coast US Punk Legends FEAR are confirmed for Rebellion 2016. Formed in LA in 1977, they shaped not only the sound of US PUNK ROCK but defined the attitude and style which countless others mimic to this day. Rebellion are proud that we're bringing them over for their FIRST EVER UK SHOW.

REBELLION 2015 - Thank You!

REBELLION 2015 - Thank You!

Once again the Rebellion family of punters, staff and crew gave us an awesome weekend. Thank you from all of us, to all of you that made it happen and especially to the people that support the scene during the year too. Cheers to all the bands, artists and performers that entertained us and most importantly THANK YOU to all the people that buy a ticket - without you there is no us and we try each year to bring you something that we can all enjoy and go away from Blackpool tired but happy! Here's to 2016!!

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ARCHIVE 2015 - GANG OF FOUR first time at Rebellion

ARCHIVE 2015 - GANG OF FOUR first time at Rebellion

GANG OF FOUR will be playing REBELLION this year. Excited to have a band that had a major influence over the post punk era and they've never played HITS / WASTED / REBELLION before either. http://youtu.be/JFU_1h7io0Y

ARCHIVE 2015 - SICK OF IT ALL - NYHC legends booked!

ARCHIVE 2015 - SICK OF IT ALL - NYHC legends booked!

We've had many requests in recent years for New York hardcore legends SICK OF IT ALL to play so we're delighted to confirm that they are booked for 2015.

ARCHIVE 2015 - THE ADICTS - Added for Saturday night

ARCHIVE 2015 - THE ADICTS - Added for Saturday night

The Adicts are booked for Saturday night.

ARCHIVE 2015 - ANTI-FLAG CONFIRMED FOR THURSDAY

ARCHIVE 2015 - ANTI-FLAG CONFIRMED FOR THURSDAY

Last year saw ANTI-FLAG celebrate 20 years of spreading their message to the punk community. We've grabbed them for a REBELLION 2015 performance as their message is as relevant today as ever

ARCHIVE 2015 - BOOMTOWN RATS TO PLAY REBELLION

ARCHIVE 2015 - BOOMTOWN RATS TO PLAY REBELLION

Once famously described as ‘licentious, festering reprobates’ and ‘leprous anti-establishment scumbags’ and banned from playing in their home country, it’s difficult to overestimate the shock and awe The Boomtown Rats inspired in late 70s Ireland.  The Rats set out to “disrupt, disturb and question what it meant to be young in the Ireland of the mid-70s”.

ARCHIVE 2015 - HORROR PUNK WITH JERRY ONLY - IT’S THE MISFITS

ARCHIVE 2015 - HORROR PUNK WITH JERRY ONLY - IT’S THE MISFITS

Not many bands can claim to define a genre but with The Misfits, Horror Punk became not only a sub genre but a whole way of life for many.

2015 - EARLY BIRD TICKETS NOW ON SALE

2015 - EARLY BIRD TICKETS NOW ON SALE

First of all a massive THANK YOU to all the bands, Rebellion crew and most of all YOU LOT for making Rebellion 2014 such a great occasion.

ARCHIVE 2014 - JELLO BIAFRA BOOKED FOR EXCLUSIVE PERFORMANCES

ARCHIVE 2014 - JELLO BIAFRA BOOKED FOR EXCLUSIVE PERFORMANCES

We’re excited to confirm that Jello Biafra will be attending Rebellion this year and we’ve booked him for 3 appearances over 3 days!

ARCHIVE 2014 - PENNY RIMBAUD & EVE LIBERTINE present “Yes Sir, I Will”

ARCHIVE 2014 - PENNY RIMBAUD & EVE LIBERTINE present “Yes Sir, I Will”

We have a very special event to open Rebellion Festivals 2014 on Thursday in the Empress Ballroom.

ARCHIVE 2014 - THE SELECTER Celebrate at Rebellion

ARCHIVE 2014 - THE SELECTER Celebrate at Rebellion

2 Tone Ska legends THE SELECTER are currently on tour celebrating 35 years and we’re happy to say that they’ll be joining us at REBELLION on Thursday 7th August to continue the party.

ARCHIVE 2014 - THE STREET DOGS added to Thursday

ARCHIVE 2014 - THE STREET DOGS added to Thursday

A welcome return for Bostons finest the STREET DOGS. They will be playing on THURSDAY. Day tickets are now on sale.

ARCHIVE 2014 - THE DICKIES – confirmed for Thursday

ARCHIVE 2014 - THE DICKIES – confirmed for Thursday

’77 Punk Stalwarts THE DICKIES have been booked and will be playing Thursday 7th August.

ARCHIVE 2014 - THE DICTATORS NYC booked for Friday

ARCHIVE 2014 - THE DICTATORS NYC booked for Friday

We are excited to confirm that The Dictators NYC have been added to the bill. They will be playing on Friday.

ARCHIVE 2014 - REAGAN YOUTH added to the bill

ARCHIVE 2014 - REAGAN YOUTH added to the bill

Legendary 1980s New York Hardcore Punks REAGAN YOUTH have been added to the bill.  Check out the history of this great band – http://www.reagan-youth.com

ARCHIVE 2014 - KILLING JOKE confirmed

ARCHIVE 2014 - KILLING JOKE confirmed

We’re excited to confirm that KILLING JOKE are the Saturday night headliners in the EMPRESS BALLROOM. It will be 5 years since their previous Rebellion debut and we can’t wait to have them back.

ARCHIVE 2014 - STIFF LITTLE FINGERS confirmed

ARCHIVE 2014 - STIFF LITTLE FINGERS confirmed

We’re delighted to announce that Rebellion favourites STIFF LITTLE FINGERS have been booked for Rebellion 2014.

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