PUNK COMES TO BLACKPOOL AFTER ALL!

With Rebellion postponed again until 2022, following the Government’s decision to lift Covid restrictions on 19 July, the festival’s organisers have pulled out all the stops to bring fans a special one-day event.

Taking place in Blackpool’s Empress Ballroom on 7 August, which would’ve been the Saturday of the original event, HITS 25 will celebrate 25 years since the Holidays In The Sun festival – Rebellion’s precursor – first took place.

Acts lined up to appear include COCK SPARRER, COCKNEY REJECTS, UK SUBS, GBH, THE BARSTOOL PREACHERS, DIRT BOX DISCO, MAID OF ACE, GIMP FIST, FIRE EXIT, DEATH TRAILS and MILLE MANDERS AND THE SHUTUP.

There’ll also be an ‘almost acoustic’ stage featuring TV SMITH, ATTILA THE STOCKBROKER, STEVE DREWETT of NEWTOWN NEUROTICS and others.

The Winter Gardens will also have free admission from Thursday 5th to Sunday 8th for punks to meet up and hang out.

Ticketwise the event is completely separate to the main Rebellion event, and tickets originally issued for 2020 and 2021 will be rolled over for the festival’s return in 2022.

Tickets for HITS 25 priced £21.50 are available here.

Pic by Dod Morrison

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