Published Apr 04, 2013For the third year in a row, Rebel Time Records is bringing a number of oi, ska, hardcore and street punk-styled acts out to Hamilton, ON, to take part in their annual Rebel Fest. This year's punky festivities goes down April 26 and 27 at Hamilton's This Ain't Hollywood venue, and organizers have shared lineup.
While the bulk of the bands playing Rebel Fest are homegrown in Canada, both shows will feature a performance from Bristol, UK's ska-toasting punk crew Spanner. The first night, meanwhile, will be headlined by Toronto-based singalong street punks the Class Assassins and will also feature performances from Broadcast Zero, the Fallout, the Steeltown Spoilers and Beat Noir.
The Saturday night finale will have '90s-styled melodic punks Brutal Youth taking the top spot, with other acts appearing including Hold a Grudge, Farler's Fury, Action Sédition, Mayday, the Nefidovs and At What Cost.
"Rebel Fest aims to support and spotlight bands that have something to say and something to sing about, and this year we are stoked to have put together a great (and maybe little bit eclectic) mix of punk, hardcore, oi and ska'd-up punk," organizers said in a statement. "While we are primarily a punk rock record label, this is our chance to stand with other inspiring and hard-working scenes and say that we are with you."
Tickets will soon be up for sale, with a two-day pass going for $15. Tickets will also be available at the door, with the Friday night show entrance fee running at $8 and Saturday's cover charge being $10.