Rebellion Punk Festival 2007 Jul 4, 2007 14:36:03 GMT
Post by Barrow-wight aka MELLON on Jul 4, 2007 14:36:03 GMT
Rebellion festival press release
The biggest punk festival in the world is back on August 9th to 12th for another raucous celebration of the music that refuses to die. Fresh from selling out a festival in Amsterdam in May 'Rebellion' returns to its spiritual home of Blackpool with high expectations.
Last year 10 000 people went to the sell out show last year at Blackpool’s Winter Gardens- the venue’s ballroom dancers having to take the weekend off as the punk rockers come to town!
Its fitting that the 30 years after ‘God Save The Queen ‘ was number one that punk can still put on a massive event.
All shades of punk from The Damned to the Adicts from Conflict to the Cockney Rejects, there are big American bands like The Casualties, The Dwarves, hardcore heroes Madball and Leftover Crack as well as legendary groups like Slade and Chas and Dave as well as punk and post punk names like Penetration and the UK Subs as well as some of the scene’s new leading lights like Goldblade. Showing off the variation of styles encompassed by Rebellion is Neville Staple and even Alabama 3 as well as bands from all over the world- a collection of legendary names and a selection of upcoming young bands reflecting punk’s huge renaissance with the youth all making up the 150 bands playing.
‘Rebellion’ attracts people from all over the world and of all ages with its all ages policy. This reflects punk’s massive status on the worldwide stage where it has become the main youth music for disaffected Russian youth to Brazilian kids in the favelas to Mexican street kids in LA.
And it’s from all over the world they come to see 150 bands, an acoustic stage and a cabaret stage and huge punk rock market stalls that stretch around the venue.
This is the biggest festival yet from the promoters, the most bands and the biggest expected audience, for one weekend Blackpool gets a riot of its own, a rock n roll riot!
Ps. Of course I am going again ;D