The furious anthems of Louise Distras are bolstered by her explosive lyrics and it's no surprise that she's already garnering comparisons to the great punk frontwomen of history. She's toured extensively for the past five years, so it's no surprise that she's making multiple appearances at this year's festival. She plays Almost Acoustic at 8:45pm on Saturday and Empress Ballroom at 3:45pm on Sunday.
Although they've always drifted just below the mainstream radar (and I doubt they'd want it any other way), there's no denying that Cock Sparrer are one of the most influential punk bands of all time. Having formed in London in 1972, the band are now into their fortieth year and showing no signs of slowing down. After their friends in Street Dogs were force to pull out, the band have even stepped up to fill the gap with a second slot of the weekend. They play Empress Ballroom at 10:50pm on Saturday and deliver a 'hangover set' in the Tower Street Arena at 6:50pm on Sunday.
Flat Back Four
St Helens might not be the most obvious home of punk rock spirit, but Flat Back Four have been crafting their frantic anthems in the town since 2004. No strangers to the live scene, they're elevated to headliner status at this year's Rebellion Festival. They headline the Rebellion Introducing stage at 8:50pm on Saturday.
Revenge of the Psychotronic Man
It's been over ten years since Revenge of the Psychotronic Man formed in Manchester and they've toured relentlessly ever since. With a tireless work ethic and an enviable back catalogue, they're one of the UK's greatest homegrown talents. They play Arena at 1:40pm on Sunday.
Without a doubt, Agnostic Front's scene anthem 'Gotta Go' will be one of the highlights of their set, as they push the festival's biggest stage towards climax on Sunday evening. Thirty-six years into their career, the band are showing no signs of slowing down and their recent material, such as 2015's 'The American Dream Died', more than holds its own alongside their early classics. They play Empress Ballroom at 8:00pm on Sunday.
Rebellion Festival takes place Thursday 4th - Sunday 7th August across various Blackpool venues. Limited day tickets remain.