Returning this summer over four days from the 3rd to 6th of August at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool, Rebellion Festival, respected the world over for bringing together the best new and iconic punk and alternative bands annually, has confirmed that former Black Flag frontman Henry Rollins will bring his renowned spoken word show to the festival this year.

“I’m looking forward to being part of Rebellion Festival this year,” says Rollins. “I will be on my own, no band, just me speaking. Perhaps the lowest volume performance of the entire event!”

That said, Rollins brings the same intensity to his spoken word performances as he did to fronting a band, so expect the delivery to still be extreme. Don’t forget, this is a man who can perform a three-hour talk without so much as a sip of water and will keep you engaged throughout.

Rollins joins headliners The Damned, New Model Army and Steel Pulse for what is one of the best and most eclectic Rebellion Festival line-ups so far. Other highlights include Descendents, Big Country, The Exploited, Neville Staple from The Specials, Die Toten Hosen, The Only Ones, and The Dickies.

These join a host of vibrant new talent as Rebellion Festival continues to champion exciting and fresh music including Bob Vylan, Lambrini Girls, I, Doris, Mille Manders & The Shutup, Bar Stool Preachers, Pizza Tramp, Yur Mum and many more.

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Since its original inception in 1996 as the then named Holidays In The Sun festival, Rebellion has always aimed to bring together the best punk and alternative music from across the globe, and is still a family-run, family-orientated event that celebrates punk in all its forms. 2023 is without doubt, one of the strongest line-ups yet.

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Rebellion Festival is an ALL AGES, family friendly event and children under 12 are admitted free of charge (accompanied by an adult). More information and tickets are available at:


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