Slaughter and the Dogs Original Line Up Announced for Rebellion 2016

Slaughter and the Dogs Original Line Up Announced for Rebellion 2016

Rebellion Annual Punk Music Festival 2016 will take place on the 4th – 7th August 2016 at The Winter Gardens, Church Street, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY11 1HL.

The stages and times will follow nearer the festival but for those wanting to buy day tickets or plan their weekend see link below.

Rebellion Festivals is the largest INDEPENDENT Punk / Alternative music festival in the world. Over 4 days every August in Blackpool, the very best in Punk gather for the social event of the year. Many treat it as a main holiday and come every year so there is a very familiar feel to the weekend and it’s like one big family – all 4000 of us! All forms of punk are represented with Anarcho bands playing alongside ’77 Punks groups on the same bill as Oi bands sharing the same stage as UK82 style bands who are appearing with Street Punk outfits next to the new breed of young punk bands coming through etc etc…..! We also have an acoustic stage and an alternative stage BIZARRE BAZAAR which has comedy, burleque dancing and a variety of other entertainment……..Oh yeah, and there is PUNK ROCK BINGO!

The following announcement was made on their Facebook Page today: –

REBELLION are excited to confirm that the ORIGINAL LINE UP of SLAUGHTER & THE DOGS will be playing for us next year. Fresh from an amazing sold out show in their home city last month Wayne and Mick will again be joined by original Bassist and Drummer, Howard ‘ Zip Bates’ & Brian ‘Mad Muffet’ Grantham. We’re sure that the Rebellion faithful will be thrilled to hear and see these songs performed by those that brought us the seminal album DO IT DOG STYLE – a certified Punk Classic. This will be the first time for a generation for some of us to see this classic line-up and we can’t wait!!

As one of the people who was lucky enough to attend the sold out original line up gig last month I just may have to go to Rebellion for the first time next year!

About Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!
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