HAWKWIND have been announced as the latest edition to Rebellion's R-Fest bill.

As previously announced, R-Fest is a 'festival within a festival', taking place on a new outdoor stage in front of the Blackpool Tower, while the regular Rebellion festival takes place as usual at the Lancashire seaside mecca's Winter Gardens.

Hawkwind have been beamed in to replace the Wildhearts, who recently announced a hiatus. The Ladbroke Grove spacerock pioneers will be joining The Levellers, Misty In Roots, Dreadzone, Ferocious Dog, Beans On Toast and Millie Manders and the Shut Up on Thursday 4 August.

On Friday 5 August, headliners The Stranglers are joined by The Undertones, The Skids, From the Jam, Toyah, Jilted John and The Vapors, while Saturday 6 August's bill features Gary Numan, Peter Hook & the Light, Pop Will Eat Itself, Spear of Destiny, Chameleons, Primitives and Pete Bentham & the Dinner Ladies.

The bill for the closing day, Sunday 7 August includes Squeeze, Billy Bragg, Tom Robinson Band, Hollie Cook, Buzzcocks, Altered Images and I, Doris.

R-Fest is a stand-alone festival with day tickets available at £50 per day. Rebellion weekend or day-tickets holders will be admitted to R-Fest free of charge.

Tickets for R-Fest and Rebellion are available here.

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