Rebellion is the family reunion and like all extended families there are some members you are closer to than other. They are the people I’ve been drawn to these past couple of days. People who mean a lot, people who have great intentions.
Back on the ferry to travel up to Blackpool. Since last years fest a lot of water has flown under the bridge of life. I have less people in my world, have lost some loved ones and have been in a cycle of caring that has been beautifully exhausting. It’s been a struggle but we … Continue reading Rebellion 2023 Day 1
And so like all things it comes to an end. Blackpool will go back to trying attract tourists to keep the remaining shops open and the punks all troop back to reality. For a long weekend we reconnected with everyone, we escaped our realities (oh and we queued as well so there was a bit of reality!!)
“Don’t doubt yourself that there is a war on empathy”
Newtown Neurotics back at rebellion with new record out on October 21 One of the vagaries of a festival this size is you miss way more than you can see. I tried yesterday to get as much in. Full on for the day but I can’t sustain that so today I’m a bit more choosy. … Continue reading Rebellion Festival 2022 Day 2
And that was it for the day. Barely time for food but so good to be back seeing people as well as being entertained and informed. A long day today with 19 pretty much full sets of bands and 3 with stories to tell.
Rebellion 2022 back after the enforced world hiatus and back with a bang
Rebellion 2019 - day 3 This is my final day and the penultimate for most. I could only journey for three days of punk this year. The life and world many bands sing about changing still goes on and family life calls me this year. I decide to go for something different this year. When … Continue reading Rebellion 2019 – Day 3
Rebellion 2019 - Day 2 Rebellion is a mix of 7 stages with bands playing from noon right through to midnight and beyond. It goes form the small intimate room that is the Introducing stage, for bands who haven’t played before to the 2,800 capacity Empress Ballroom. Club Casbah isn’t far behind with 2,000 capacity … Continue reading Rebellion 2019 – Day 2
Rebellion 2019 - Day 1 My son volunteered in Ethiopia earlier this Summer. Him and a handful of his school mates travelled over and helped out in a school in Ambo. Three weeks after he departed he arrived back with stories of electricity rationing, broadband being cut off, real hunger, poverty and a joy in … Continue reading Rebellion 2019 – Day 1