Undercover Festival announces inaugural line-up… inc Dreadzone & The Cockney Rejects

Louder Than War has previously reported the demise of any number of music festivals, one such being Guilfest which went under following poor ticket sales in 2012 – with a Main Stage line-up that boasted the likes of Cher Lloyd, Olly Murs, Tulisa and Alvin Stardust poor sales might not have been that surprising…however on other stages bands with arguably more festival draw were performing; the Vive le Rock Stage saw the likes of The Beat, Goldblade, The Undertones, Dragster and Buzzcocks play to packed crowds.

Well the organisers of the newly announced Undercover Festival are seeking to capture the spirit of that stage and develop it into a full blown festival stating “Unfortunately GuilFest is no longer with us and we thought it would be a shame to let the unique atmosphere / buzz that was created in the Vive Le Rock Stage @ Guilfest in 2011 & 2012 go to waste”.

The Undercover Festival will be held on the 20th/21st September 2013 at Bisley Pavillion, Woking Surrey; the rationale being “Punk, Ska, Northern, Indie, Alternative, & Acoustic + all at a bargain price; what more can you ask for?”

The line-up has been confirmed and includes Dreadzone, The Cockney Rejects, The Skints, The Glitter Band, 999, Stone Foundation, Chelsea, TV Smith, The Bermondsey Joyriders, Louise Distras – Full details and day splits are on the Undercover Festival site, which details two stages and “Vive Le Classique Room”

Tickets are on sale now;

Ticket prices & festival opening times

Friday £25
Saturday £30
Weekend £45

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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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