ALCESTER’S very own punk band The Army of Skanks will play alongside rock royalty at one of the country’s most prestigious music festivals.

The all girl band, apart from drummer Wippit, who are split between Coventry and Alcester, will perform this Friday as part of the Rebellion Festival in Blackpool.

The will grace the same stage as legends such as The Damned, The Buzzcocks, Hazel O'Connor and many other great bands of the punk era.

If that wasn’t enough however, the band have also been asked to play at an after show party.

The festival appearance coincides with the launch of the band's new CD Punk Rock Warriors.

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