Countdown to Rebellion – Day 1: Introducing The Slackers

So the countdown to Rebellion finally comes to an end. We hope you’ve enjoyed a brief glimpse into the acts we think you should try and make time to see in your busy schedules. As I said at the outset, they’re in no particular order, but now we come to the final act who deserve your attention, The Slackers.

I’ll be in the photo pit for most of these acts, taking photographs for Backseat Mafia and hopefully I’ll get to meet a few of you and perhaps get a snap of you too! Above all have fun.

The legendary punk band from New York City, have carved out a unique and enduring place in the punk and ska music landscape. Formed in the early 1990s, The Slackers combine elements of ska, rocksteady, reggae, and punk into a genre-defying blend that is distinctly their own. With soulful vocals, infectious horn lines, and a tight rhythm section, The Slackers create a sound that is as energetic as it is soulful, bridging the gap between punk aggression and ska’s upbeat rhythms.

Known for their passionate live performances and a relentless touring schedule, The Slackers have cultivated a dedicated and enthusiastic fanbase around the world. Their songs often touch on themes of love, heartbreak, social issues, and personal introspection, resonating deeply with audiences who appreciate the band’s introspective and socially conscious approach. With a discography spanning over three decades, The Slackers continue to evolve and experiment while staying true to their roots, solidifying their status as one of the most influential and enduring bands in the punk and ska genres.

Catch them on Sat 5th Aug at 20:00-21:00 in the Empress Ballroom and have a skanking good time.

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