“Big enough To Matter Small Enough to Care”
Undercover Festival returns, on Fri 9 – Sat 10 Sept 2016, with two days packed full of the finest alternative music.
Brighton Racecourse will be rocking the sounds of punk, ska, dub, reggae, post-punk, alt, acoustic and plenty more. Weather-proof, fiercely independent and friendly, this popular event draws together top local and national acts, old and new.
Although Undercover is the only festival in Brighton to have onsite camping, just a short one-minute walk from the festivities, every stage at benefits from being indoors, so even the worst of the British weather won’t affect the party. The nature of the venue ensures everything is nearby, so no long walks between stages, and parking is free.
Undercover Festival’s headline acts include The Selecter, Dreadzone, , Sonic Boom Six, Eddie and The Hot Rods, Peter & The Test Tube Babies, plus an exceptional supporting line-up that will thrill any music fan.
New for this year, BN1 Magazine are collaborating with Undercover to host a stage for the very first time, featuring a range of local bands alongside some of the best alternative acts in the country. BN1’s Editor Chris Sadler Magazine Editor explained:
“We are very excited to see such a diverse range of UK alternative artists coming to Brighton whilst providing our support for the local scene”.
Festival Organiser Mick commented:
“Being able to bring in BN1 Magazine is just right for our festival and fits into our belief that local bands are also an important part of this event. We have tried to book as many bands from, or linked to, Brighton & Hove and the south coast as realistically possible, I suppose it would be rude not too… it would be difficult to ignore the live music scene this area has to offer, as the range of talented artists locally is breath taking!”
“Undercover Festival is back with more stages and bands than ever before at our new home Brighton Racecourse. We are pleased to be able to move to Brighton, a city that is renowned for its appreciation of alternative “outside the box” music, and we are proud to add our festival to Brighton’s rich and varied culture”.
Full line-up (may be subject to change):
Dread Zone // 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) // Rdf (Radical Dance Faction) // Spizzenergi // 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 // Witchdoctors // Tree House Fire // Lead Shot Hazard // Charred Hearts // Pints // Rage Dc // Xtraverts // Vikki Vortex & The Cum Shots // Emergency Bitter // 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 // Jon Lamb // 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 Murph And Mabs From Rude Boy Productions Spinning Tunes In Between Bands // Dj Trev Bossom // Buskers Corner With The Wyrd Sisters + Rat Boy Lurking Around The Place Somewhere!
Tickets are available now, either online, by post or at shops in Brighton (x2), Camden, Guildford, Kingston Upon Thames and Southsea.
Undercover Festival returns, on Fri 9 – Sat 10 Sept 2016 at Brighton Racecourse.
*Header image by Julie Thompson.