Rebellion Festival 2023

Rebellion Festival

Rebellion Punk Festival brings thousands of po-go-ing punks to town to enjoy the delights of this great annual Blackpool event.

Rebellion Festival

From 3-6 August 2023

REBELLION returns to the Winter Gardens from 3-6th August 2023. Over 200 punk and alternative bands, over four days and six stages at the Winter Gardens. If you’re into punk, you can celebrate punk art, cinema, merchandise and acoustic music.

It’s the largest INDEPENDENT Punk / Alternative music festival in the world. Over 4 days every August in Blackpool, the very best in Punk gather for the social event of the year. Many treat it as a main holiday and come every year so there is a very familiar feel to the weekend and it’s like one big family – all 4000 of us!

All forms of punk are represented with Anarcho bands playing alongside ’77 Punks groups on the same bill as Oi bands. They’re sharing the same stage as UK82 style bands who are appearing with Street Punk outfits next to the new breed of young punk bands coming through etc etc…..! There’s also an acoustic stage and an alternative stage BIZARRE BAZAAR which has comedy, burlesque dancing and a variety of other entertainment……..Oh yeah, and there is PUNK ROCK BINGO!

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More about Rebellion

The show is all ages. Children under 12 are free with an adult holding a weekend ticket (maximum 3 children). They must be accompanied their parent/guardian at all times. If your child is under 12 but looks older, you may be asked to provide proof of age for free entry.

Fabulous displays of punk style
Punks in town for their photo opportunity

More about Rebellion Festival

Blackpool 1996 saw the very first HOLIDAYS IN THE SUN festival. It’s been to MORECAMBE had a name change to WASTED and been around the world to The Netherlands, Ireland, Australia, USA, Japan, Germany, 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.

The established Punk festival with all the bands you love and want to see year on year was combined with the best of the new breed. The scope was widened to include many sub genres and the ‘alternative’ scene in general. Now it’s an event with a true festival spirit.

There’s Punk Art exhibitions, Acoustic Stages, Poetry, Vintage Clothing, Tattooists, Healing workshops and much more. The Rebellion Introducing Stage is a real success giving new bands, and new-to-us bands, a platform.

100% independent

At heart it’s still a Punk festival and still 100% Independent.

Daily and weekend tickets available to purchase at the box office.

Blackpool has long held an association with punks. I remember as a child in the early 1970’s watching them in fascination, with their multi-coloured Mohican hair and safety pins in their eyebrows, in the days when punk was a new thing and taking the music scene by storm.

Follower of punk or not, it’s fascinating to see the creativity of the outfits and the masterpieces of hairstyles that must take hours to perfect. It’s always a vibrant weekend and yet another face of this ever-changing and amazing place called Blackpool.

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