English punk veterans Cockney Rejects are pleased to announce a headline Belfast show at Limelight 2 on Saturday, February 02nd 2019. The trailblazing band trace their origins all the way back to late-70s East End London, their iconic 1980 song ‘Oi Oi Oi’ was a rallying cry for the rough and rowdy Oi! / street punk genre. With over three decades of hard-hitting shows and energising hits including ‘War On The Terraces’, ‘I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles’ and ‘Police Car’ under their studded belts, you know Cockney Rejects will be an unforgettably powerful force in the flesh.
Rarely in the long history of British rock’n’roll has there been a story of such depth, magnitude and sheer turbulence as that of the Cockney Rejects. Formed in late Seventies East End London by brothers Jeff and Micky Geggus, their 1980 song “Oi, Oi, Oi” was the anthem of a generation and the inspiration for what would become the Oi! / Street Punk Music genre.
In over 35 years of existence the Cockney Rejects have penned numerous classic songs such as “The Greatest Cockney Ripoff”, “I’m Not a Fool”, “Bad Man”, “War on the Terraces”, “Police Car” that have helped define and shape the Street Punk genre.
The Rejects have headlined countless shows and festivals, and in 2012 they were the subject of a feature-length documentary, ‘East End Babylon’.