Rebellion Festival - Thursday - The Winter Gardens, Blackpool

The iconic and now legendary Rebellion Festival celebrated it's 20th year, and the 40th anniversary of Punk, with four days of music, over seven stages, at it's regular home - Blackpool's Winter Gardens.

This was my first Rebellion, so I spent Thursday mostly getting to grips with where everything was, popping my head round the door of each of the six venues inside Blackpool's Winter Gardens, and taking in the Tower St Arena, on the other side of the road, the Festival's second largest stage, an area where I would spend a good part of my extended Weekend.

My Rebellion kicked off with a rollicking set from CJ Ramone, with Peter And The Test Tube Babies, The Vibrators and T.S.O.L, also making a strong impression throughout the day.

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A special mention must go to London's Buster Shuffle, whose piano led Ska Pop, really got the audience going, including their cover of The Prodigy's 'Out Of Space', which brought me from the back of the room, where I was working on my photo's, to the front, enjoying the rest of their performance from a closer vantage point.

My evening closed with a main stage headline set from US Old School Punks - Descendents, their only show in the UK this year, and a lengthy one at that, featuring around 30 songs, each one going down a storm with the capacity crowd.

CJ Ramone
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Gnarwolves
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Flag
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Peter And The Test Tube Babies
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Buster Shuffle
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Drongos For Europe
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Slim Jim Phantom
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Don Letts
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T.S.O.L
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The Vibrators
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Descendents
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