Some of punk rock’s biggest names have been added to the bill as the line-up for next year’s Rebellion Punk Music Festival begins to take shape.

The last week has seen a handful of headliners added to what already promises to be an intoxicating mix of punk and alternative music at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool from 6-9 August 2020.

Topping the bill on the Empress Ballroom stage on the Thursday night will be Bad Religion, from Los Angeles, California, who will be celebrating their 40th anniversary next year.

Friday night’s headliners are Irish punk legends Stiff Little Fingers, who have been Rebellion favourites ever since it was known as Holidays In The Sun.

Jake Burns of Stiff Little Fingers during their March 2019 UK tour. Pic: Gary Welford.

Special guests on that stage will be Peter Hook & The Light, performing a set entirely compromising Joy Division songs. They’ve pulled huge crowds in the past and will no doubt do so again.

The Adicts will bring the weekend to a close with their usual fun and anthem-filled party on Sunday night, and if anyone can lift a crowd after four days of punk rock chaos it’s them.

The Adicts singer Monkey unfurls his cloak at North East Calling 2019. Pic: Sue Welford.

More than 80 bands are now booked for the four-day extravaganza, including many Rebellion favourites such as Sham 69, Angelic Upstarts, Bouncing Souls, T.S.O.L., 999, Goldblade, Gimp Fist, Hobo Jones & the Junkyard Dogs, Crashed Out, Dirt Box Disco, and many more.

There’s also plenty of first-timers, from the festival’s first-ever Chinese booking, Round Eye, to Irish pop-punk legends The Undertones, who’ve somehow managed to never play there before.

The Undertones performing earlier this year in Newcastle. Pic: Gary Welford.

Early bird tickets are sold out, but you can still grab mid-price weekend tickets for £165 (plus booking fee and postage) HERE.

Check out our reviews of this year’s Rebellion festival below.

Day One: Homegrown talent has the edge over US invasion

Day Two: Old favourites rise to the top on day two

Day Three: Oi! bands rule the roost on sweltering Saturday:

Day Four: A diverse final day spent discovering lots of new bands:

Gary Welford
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