Undercover Festival announces The Selecter as the headline act

Undercover Festival announces The Selecter as the headline act

Undercover Festival

UNDERCOVER FESTIVAL IV a 2 day festival of alternative music including Punk / Ska / Dub / Reggae / Alt / Acoustic + so much more.

 

Undercover Festival today announced The Selecter as the headline act for Friday 9th September at Brighton Racecourse.

 

“We are really pleased to be able to announce the headline band to play Undercover on Friday 9th September; The Selecter to play Undercover Festival IV a band that really does not need that much of an introduction.  Since The Selecter have reformed in 2011 with the original front pair of Pauline Black and Gaps Hendrickson they have gone from strength to strength. says Festival Organiser Mick Moriarty.

 

The Selecter with the original pair of Pauline Black and Arthur “Gaps” Hendrickson alongside an incredible talented band of musicians. Including Neil Pyzer (Spear Of Destiny), Will Crewdson (Rachel Stamp) that you can’t take your eyes off when they’re on stage. The anarchic passion that fuelled Selecter gigs during the 2 Tone era, when they toured with the Specials and Madness at the peak of their early fame is still there, except they seem more driven than ever.

 

Fridays line up of The Selecter, Peter & The Test Tube Babies, Sex Pistols Experience, 999, Chelsea, The JB Conspiracy,  Department S, The Tuts, Menace, The Meow Meows, Charred Hearts, Criminal Mind, Tree House Fire, Xtraverts, Army Of Skanks, Lead Shot Hazard, No Lip, The Mistakes, The Disinclined, Comrade X, Ray Gun, Sarah Pink plus a host of cracking emerging local bands and so much more is shaping up to be the strongest Friday line up ever at Undercover.

 

The headline act for Saturday at Undercover will be announced on the 4th March.

 

With bands such as The Selecter, Spear Of Destiny, Sonic Boom Six, Eddie & The Hotrods, Peter & The Test Tube Babies, 999, Chelsea, Sex Pistols Experience, RDF (Radical Dance Faction), XSLF (X Stiff Little Fingers), and many more on the line-up over the weekend, the alternative genre-arching event has most bases covered.

 

This year’s Undercover Festival has moved to Brighton Racecourse and is once again held undercover i.e. not outdoors so if it’s peeing down come September it’s not a problem and your beer won’t get diluted. Leave your wellies at home, and enjoy one of the best small alternative festivals the south has to offer this September.

 

The festival is one that prides itself on taking an independent and grassroots approach to things, and is always determined to be different from mainstream events.

 

As the name suggests, it’s an indoor event but with two days of alternative action from bands you’d be highly unlikely to see on many other festival line-ups.

 

Mick Moriarty said: “We believe the usual run-of-the-mill festivals tend to book bands that in the main are broadly similar – and way too safe! We try for a line up and experience that is something different and appeals to a crowd not catered for elsewhere.

 

“Being a small independent grassroots festival is tough because media attention is always on the big boys. But we’ve got through to our fourth year and we’re going strong because what we have created really has struck a chord with people who like their music raw and full of the passion and energy that only acts like ours generate.”

 

The festival grew out of a small tent tucked in the back corner of the sadly departed GuilFest in Surrey and has now become a firm fixture in many people’s diaries, with dedicated fans coming back year on year.

 

UNDERCOVER FESTIVAL set in and around the unique setting of Brighton Racecourse, a festival venue and experience that defies all other conventions and festival templates.

 

The nature of the venue ensures that everything is nearby; no long walks between stages, parking is free, and camping is available literally a short one minute walk from the festival proper.

 

In a financial climate where it always seems to be about the money, Undercover throws convention to the wind and just goes with what it believes in. There is a huge line up and tickets can be bought in advance online of from various locations details from www.undercoverfest.com

 

~ ~ ~ FULL LINE UP ~ ~ ~

 

TO BE ANNOUNCED (March 2016)

 

THE SELECTER

EDDIE AND THE HOTRODS
SPEAR OF DESTINY
SONIC BOOM SIX
PETER & THE TEST TUBE BABIES
999
CHELSEA
SEX PISTOLS EXPERIENCE
XSLF (X STIFF LITTLE FINGERS)
R.D.F (Radical Dance Faction)
SPIZZENERGI
ANTI PASTI
THE CRAVATS
DEPARTMENT S
THE JB CONSPIRACY
MENACE
DRAGSTER
1919
THE TUTS
PIRANHAS FOUR + SPECIAL GUEST
CHURCH OF EON
PUSSYCAT & THE DIRTY JOHNSONS

 

THE MEOW MEOWS

 

CRIMINAL MIND

 

WITCHDOKTORS
TREE HOUSE FIRE
LEAD SHOT HAZARD
CHARRED HEARTS
PINTS
RAGE DC
XTRAVERTS
VIKKI VORTEX & THE CUM SHOTS
EMERGENCY BITTER
CRISIS WARNING
A-M-I
SKACIETY
MICK O’TOOLE

 

RISKEE AND THE RIDICULE
ARMY OF SKANKS
PHOENIX CHROI
R.E.D
KNOCK OFF
SWEET JONNY
DEMON SMILES
THE FANZINES
ARCHIVE 45
THE MARGINAL
RAY GUN
NO LIP
ECHO & THE BEATS
ARXX
PUNKA
5 GO MAD

 

THE MISTAKES
RAT BAG
SARAH PINK
COMRADE X
NEGATIVE MEASURES
AIM LOW

 

LITTLE TREASURE ALL STARS
PLUTONIAN FIRE BRIGADE
PIG CITY ANGELS

 

HARSH TIMES
THE DISINCLINED

 

GRYMM (Previously called Dead Weight)

 

KEITH WOODHOUSE MC MAIN STAGE + DJs RUDE BOY PRODUCTIONS SPINNING TUNES IN BETWEEN BANDS + Stage II DJ TREV BOSSOM (GUILDFORDS FINEST) – Stage III- DJs TBA + RAT BOY LURKING AROUND THE PLACE
Days, Times and stages to be posted soon.
LINE UP SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT SHORT NOTICE