American punk legends to head in for resort festival

Blackpool's annual Rebellion punk festival

Blackpool's annual Rebellion punk festival

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Blackpool’s annual Rebellion punk festival this August will have an American flavour to it this year. In addition to Brit punk legends like The Damned, a number of Stateside hardcore legends have also been added to the bill.

Among the names are The Descendents, ex-Dead Kennedy’s frontman Jello Biafra, Fear and Dag Nasty.

Meanwhile, ex-New Order bassist Peter Hook will be performing a set of Joy Division songs with his new band The Light. Manchester is also well represented by The Buzzcocks and a reformed original line-up of Slaughter and the Dogs. Tickets, special £145 price only available until March 31, for the three-day festival at the Winter Gardens from www.rebellionfestivals.com/shop. Full details on http://www.rebellionfestivals.com/tickets