Rebellion Festival Announces Billy Bragg As Special Guest At R-FEST

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Rebellion Festival, the largest punk and alternative festival in the world, is returning in 2022 even bigger and better with the launch of new outdoor event R-FEST, the festival within a festival. Confirmed to take place this coming 4th to 7th of August 2022, in addition to Rebellion Festival at its annual home the Winter Gardens, R-FEST will be located slap bang in front of Blackpool Tower on the promenade, directly down from the Winter Gardens. The organisers are building an arena with the sea on one side and the town on the other, with a capacity for 15,000 punters and space for bars, food, and band merchandise.

R-FEST have now announced that the special guest to Squeeze on Sunday August 7th will be celebrated with outspoken Essex singer-songwriter Billy Bragg. Fresh from releasing his critically acclaimed new album, The Million Things That Never Happened, in October of this year, Billy’s music continues to blend folk music and punk rock with a grand tradition in protest songs. With The Levellers, The Stranglers, Gary Numan and Squeeze all set to take headline positions, they join a host of other artists scheduled to play at R-FEST.

R-FEST will quickly establish itself as the North West’s premier music festival and Rebellion Festival looks forward to welcoming many fans that could be experiencing one of their events for the first time. We’re sure they will be welcomed by the Rebellion Family and soon realise why Blackpool is such a special place for our summer gatherings. R-FEST is an all ages event and there is re-entry available at the standalone festival with day tickets available at £50 per day. However, if you are a Rebellion weekend or day ticket holder your ticket will get into R-FEST free of charge!

“I haven’t played in Blackpool since the days when I was involved in a rebellion called the Miner’s Strike, so it will be great to be back there again as part of the Rebellion Festivals.” (Billy Bragg)

You can get more information and purchase tickets for R-FEST and Rebellion Festival here