Brighton's Gnarwolves have toured relentlessly since their formation half a decade ago. In that time they've unleashed a range of phenomenal EPs and singles, collected on 2014's 'Chronicles of Gnarnia', as well as their first album. That self-titled offering was followed by the EP 'Adolescence' in 2015. The band's live show is their real strength and they're sure to kick off this year's Rebellion in style. They play Empress Ballroom at 5:00pm on Thursday.
Peter Hook and the Light
One of Britain's lasting legends, Peter Hook isn't always thought of in terms of appearances at punk festivals, but it makes far more sense than might originally seem. In particular, this year's Joy Division set is sure to be an 'I was there' moment for fans of any of Hook's previous bands. They play Opera House at 11pm on Friday.
A living legend who had a big hand in the later years of The Ramones, in fact he played with the band right up until their final show in 2006. He's released material with a range of bands, as well as his own solo offerings. His live set features prime cuts from across his extensive and successful career. He plays Tower Street Arena at 4:50pm on Thursday.
The Bouncing Souls
Having recently celebrated their twenty-fifth anniversary, The Bouncing Souls are no strangers to the Rebellion crowd. They injected melody into the punk rock sound, which had a huge impact on their local scene and the national picture. Songs like 'True Believers' have become absolute staples of any punk rock club night and their recent setlists paint an outstanding picture of the band's influential career. They play Tower Street Arena at 8:30pm on Thursday.
Despite next year marking the fortieth anniversary of Discharge, the band remain vitally relevant. Throughout their career, their sound has influenced and (arguably) created some of the more extreme sub-genres of the alternative scene. True trailblazers, their Rebellion set is sure to be a celebration of pushing the boundaries of what's acceptable. They play Tower Street Ballroom at 8:00pm on Friday.
Rebellion Festival takes place Thursday 4th - Sunday 7th August across various Blackpool venues. Limited day tickets remain.