Due to the continuing Coronavirus Epidemic this show has now been rescheduled to Saturday, 4th December, 2021.  All the bands who were due to appear at this year's event have confirmed they will appear at next year's instead.    Apologies for the inconvenience but existing ticket holders can be held over or if you would like a refund please contact us on 07769 258035 and we will arrange that..   

The sixth staging of Riverside Rebellion will take place on Saturday, 4th December, 2021.  

We are delighted to be able to announce the full line - up taking place on the upstairs stage, as follows:

The Vibrators are celebrating their 45th year.  The band are constantly on the road touring Europe and beyond.  They remain a popular live attraction and have played for us twice before at the Westgarth.

XSLF - Featuring Henry Cluney & Jim Reilly who were the rhythm section on three of the original SLF's albums.  A chance meeting got them back together.  Jim is currently out of action under doctors orders so Glenn Dunsmore of The Defects - everyone remembers 'Survival', is filling-in for him for the time being.

The Gakk come from Dundalk, Northern Ireland and impressed us at Rebellion in Blackpool last summer.  The five - piece have a sound not too dis-similar to SLF though they vary their set with reggae and ska tunes.  They are electrifying live.

Four north east bands provide the local support with Boilermaker from Darlington; The Fauves from South Shields, festival regulars Johnny Seven and Slalom D from Sunderland all returning to the Westgarth.

The downstairs fringe festival is curated by Ryan Pilot of The Shakin' Nightmares features Bones Shake from Manchester, The Continental Quilts  from Scotland/Newcastle and The Shan from Edinburgh.   

More bands are to be confirmed.