Westworld hitmakers get set for Blackpool's Rebellion Festival

Theatre Of Hate
Theatre Of Hate

Set to hit the stage at Rebellion Festival in August are cult favourites Theatre Of Hate.

The Winter Gardens performance will close their summer shows for this year.

A spokesman said: “In 1980, Kirk Brandon formed Theatre Of Hate from the ashes of heralded punk band The Pack.

“Joining Kirk on vocals were notable punk musicians Stan Stammers and Luke Rendall, along with old school friend, Steve Guthrie and Canadian born John ‘Boy’ Lennard, who revolutionised the band’s sound with his haunting sax lines.”

Their debut double-A-side single Legion/Original Sin, topped the independent chart in 1980, and debut album Westworld, produced by Mick Jones from The Clash and released in 1982, held the number one position for 21 weeks.

The single taken from the album Do You Believe In The Westworld? has become an anthem and is still widely played in clubs and on international radio, as well as featuring on numerous compilation albums.

Reforming in 2014, they recorded a new album 30-plus years on, and it is getting label releases in Europe and America this year.

Catch them at Rebellion on Thursday, August 2.