The Adicts at Rebellion Festival, Blackpool, 8 August 2009

The Adicts at Rebellion Festival, Blackpool, 8 August 2009

The Adicts playing the main stage at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool for 2009’s Rebellion Festival. Touted to be the biggest punk festival in Europe, running over four days and featuring old, new, bizarre and traditional punk. It was a brilliant if hectic weekend. I shot around 60 acts, ending up with probably the most beer, glitter and crowd-surfer’s feet flying over/at my head that I’ve ever experienced collectively in one weekend.

Other show highlights included The Damned, The King Blues, Leftover Crack, The Aggrolites, Killing Joke and Voodoo Glow Skulls among many others.

The Adicts went all out on glamour, make up and props, subverting any idea of the scruffy, crusty image often afforded the punk world. I was still finding glitter in my camera case for weeks after shooting this band.

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