Another One Bites The Dust - Rebellion Festival Cancelled
Covid-19 claims another live music event. This time it's the iconic Punk Festival, Rebellion, due to be held in Blackpool at The WInter Gardens over 4 days in August. As an indoor event, it was always doubtful to happen once the social distancing measures, required to contain Coronavirus spread, were put in place. Uncertainty about world travel had already led to several major overseas acts cancelling all dates this year, Bad Religion being one of the first. Day Ticket holders will be refunded, but fans with Weekend Tickets are being asked to keep hold of them for next years event, already confirmed as August 5-8th 2021.
This is a major blow to the economy of the town, whose businesses view this annual friendly invasion as one of the highlights of the summer. Unlike the Young Farmers Convention, also held in the town, which was described by my taxi driver last year as "a fucking nightmare, Rebellion Festival will be sorely missed by the people of Blackpool. Next years event is the 25th Anniversary, so get your tickets now!
Go to www.rebellionfestivals.com for full details about refunds and tickets for 2021.