Every year I see people posting in the couchsurfing punk rock group asking about Rebellion Festival – there are much better, more intimate festivals with real DIY punk bands (and minus the boneheads).
2017 version coming soon.
Manchester Punk Festival – April 2016
South London Scum Present – April 2016
Refugees welcome fest – Manchester, June 2016
0161 Festival – Manchester – May 2016
Antifascist festival based in Manchester
Surplus Fest – Wales July 1-3
Quite good crusty festival with decent bands – South Wales – close to Cardiff.
Fuk Reddin Fest – North London – August 2016
Yearly occurrence on the London punk scene every August Bank Holiday weekend, billed as an alternative to the corporate sponsored walled ripping Reading ( & Leeds) festival, usually a very messy affair. Flyer to come – for more information check out the facebook page.
Common Ground Festival = South West England September 2016
The original Dirty Weekend Festival actually started out in North Wales as an alldayer but has grown into a really cool diy, not for profit festival aimed at raising money for charity. This year it’s got a new name, but the same crew and the same ideals. Closest airports is Bristol or maybe Birmingham. Check out the lift share group on facebook | Facebook Event | Common Ground Festival
March of the Penguins – Manchester August 2016
Chimpy Fest – late August 2016 (London)
Any festivals listed on here do not tolerate dickheads – the purpose of this post is to get people – especially from overseas – to visit decent diy festivals. Everyone is welcome – as long as you are not a dickhead. Zero tolerance to racism, homophobia, misogyny etc – if you feel any of the latter apply to you – maybe you should go to Blackpool 🙂