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Towering mohicans are the height of fashion in Blackpool this weekend as Rebellion punk festival opened its four-day weekender yesterday.

Thousands of punks sporting studded denim, Dr Martens and eye-watering facial piercings have descended on the resort to see some of punks greatest offerings.

More than 200 bands are on the line-up, including Sham 69, Misfits Cock Sparrer and King Prawn playing across six stages in the Winter Gardens.

Blackpool band The Karma Party opened the festival yesterday, playing as the first revellers entered The Arena at midday.

Lead singer Marc Walker said: “It was great, a real experience. We literally opened the festival for people.

“We told the crowd we’re from Blackpool and they really jumped on board.”

After playing for the first time in 16 years at the festival last year, The Buzzcocks return, headlining the event tonight.

Marc added: “It’s a bit mental to be playing the festival after watching it for years. Some of the bands here are our idols and inspiration, it’s mental to be bumping into them.”

Organiser Dods Morrison said: “It’s always a good festival, it was really busy yesterday.

“It’s one big happy family, it’s a once a year meeting for people from all over the world. The music’s great and the atmosphere’s great. I love it in Blackpool.”

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