New Rebellion festival compilation album set to be released to raise money for homeless charities

Sales of the ‘Give Youth A Chance’ compilation will help homeless charities Streetlife and CRISIS.

This is the third Rebellion compilation produced by Jon Bamborough with his daughter Victoria and best friend and colleague Brian Reddington who together form Toxic Productions. The new release follows 2017’s ‘Streets Of Blackpool’ and 2019’s ‘Kids On The Street’.

Streetlife provides support, shelter, food and guidance to vulnerable young people in Blackpool.

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Toxic Productions’ new charity album is ready – left to right Jez Wright, Brian Reddington, Vikki Bamborough and Jon Bamborough

CRISIS, which the team first adopted, is a charity associated with the national association Musicians Against Homelessness.

All profits from the album will be shared between the two charities.

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The latest album, with artwork by Jez Wright, will be released at the opening of Rebellion Festival 2022 on Thursday August 4, priced at £20 – and once again big-hearted punk bands have rallied behind the cause.

Cover of the album “Give the young a chance”

Brian, 56, who came up with the idea to produce the fundraising compilations, said: “The first albums exceeded our expectations and we think we really upped the ante with this one.

“It’s incredibly humbling to have so many people who share our feelings and aspirations.”

Jon, who received his MBE in recognition of his services to the homeless in Blackpool, said: ‘It really is a labor of love.

“Homelessness in the UK is on the rise and has unfortunately become an epidemic.

“Obviously bands from across the Punk and Ska lineup were once again thrilled to contribute songs to the new release and to be totally empathetic to the cause and its message.”

Punk legends and Rebellion favorites on the album include Cock Sparrer, UK SUBS, Angelic Upstarts, Vice Squad, The Ruts, Fire Exit, Paranoid Visions, Tim Smith, The White Ribbons, Los Fastidios, Last Tree Squad and Blitzkrieg.

The Rebellion Festival takes place at the Winter Gardens from August 4-7 and includes R-Fest for the first time, where artists will perform on a huge outdoor stage.

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