Rebellion Festival - Sunday - The Winter Gardens, Blackpool

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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.

My final day at Rebellion started with an amusing interview with The Damned's Captain Sensible at the Opera House.

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Taking to the stage with a Jimmy Saville impression, the good Captain went on to give an informative and amusing account of his time in the band, complete with a bit of rapping towards the end.

I viewed a few interviews during my time at the Festival. they always held my interest, with the seated venue a great place to recover from the madness elsewhere in the building.

After missing main stage headliners Cock Sparrer the previous evening, I was happy to see they were playing an early evening "Hangover Set", over at the Tower St Arena. I really appreciated what I caught, one of several decent encounters I had on that stage that day, alongside the highly amusing Dirt Box Disco, Dag Nasty and Jello Biafra.

As much as I enjoyed viewing the Punk bands of my youth, it was just as much fun discovering new acts.

Detroit's Glitter Trash made a strong impression on the Friday afternoon, with Dirty Garage Rockers - Pussycat And The Dirty Johnsons pricking up my ears, just as I thought my Weekend was winding down.

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I do like a female fronted band with a "ballsy" singer, and Puss Johnson was a terrific performer, happy to spend a lot of her set in the audience, getting in their faces, going down a storm with the crowd. They're certainly a band I'll try and see again anyway.

My final performance of Rebellion came from The Adicts, headlining the main stage at the Empress Ballroom.

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Although they've been on the go since the 70's, I think I've only ever heard a couple of their singles, so wasn't sure what to expect, although I knew I was guaranteed a colourful performance.

I had fun shooting the three songs photographers were allocated, and was tempted to hang around to see what singer Keith "Monkey" Warren had up his sleeve, but decided to call it a day, as it had been a fairly long extended Weekend!

I really enjoyed my first time at Rebellion. Before attending I wasn't sure if four days of Punk Music would be too much for me, but there was plenty of variety on offer, so never got bored. Hopefully I'll have the opportunity to attend again anyway.

Captain Sensible
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Graham Fellows
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Demob
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Louise Distras
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The Defects
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Dirt Box Disco
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Cock Sparrer
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Dag Nasty
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Jello Biafra
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Pussycat And The Dirty Johnsons
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The Adicts
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