Undercover Festival

“See You Down The (Sea) Front” – Undercover Festival V – confirms new venue…

The organisers of the Undercover Festival have been busy! THe festival team headed up by Mick Moriarty have just announced that this year’s Undercover Festival has moved to the unique setting of Dreamland Margate in Kent, a festival venue and experience that defies all other conventions and festival templates.

Mick is keeping his powder dry at this point but promises a cracking line up, and adds that aside from the usual festival mayhem festival goers will be able to experience many retro rides and amusements plus it 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!

Undercover Festival V @ Dreamland Margate 8th & 9th September 2017

The 2 day line-up is shortly to be announced and includes some cracking local bands and so much more over two stages.

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, 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 definitely 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 fifth 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 now in its fifth year 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.

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.

Advance Early Bird tickets are on sale now via Undercover

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Phil Newall is 47, from The Wirral - he earns his living not writing about music nor playing music...though sorely wishes he could. He was fortunate enough to see many of the first generation punk bands when they played the U18's matinee shows at Eric's, Liverpool. As an attendee at Eric's he was exposed to punk rock, dub reggae, art rock, and all manner of weirdness; as a customer at Probe Records he was variously served and scowled at by Pete Wylie and Pete Burns - he has written for Record Collector, Whisperin & Hollerin, and Spiral Scratch and wanted to write a book detailing the Liverpool punk scene; however with 'Head-On' Julian Cope beat him to it...and frankly did a much better job.

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