The Damned Looking Forward To Undercover Festival
Festival Organiser Mick Moriarty made the following announcement:
“Here at Undercover we are so pleased to be able to finally welcome THE DAMNED to Undercover as the headline act for SATURDAY 20TH SEPTEMBER making this one we are sure many will remember. The Damned for many are the original 1976 band on the alternative scene, and unlike many of their peers are as popular as ever today 39 years later, we are pleased that, unlike other festivals that The Damned play at, they are doing a full 90 minute set”.
Monty Oxy Moron the Keyboard player with THE DAMNED said “What a great line up – yeah we are really looking forward to this as a great way to end the festival season”.
The festival is one that pride 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 indoors event but with three days of alternative action from bands you’d be highly unlikely to see on many other festival line-ups.
Festival organiser, 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 third 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.”
Mick added “It’s been a bit of a trek getting the line up just right with a few obstacles thrown in our way but we feel this is the best line up so far at Undercover”
The festival grew out of a small tent tucked in the back corner of the sadly departed Guilfest 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. There is a huge bill and day tickets can be bought from www.undercoverfest.com from just £25 or £75 for the weekend.
FULL LINE UP
Friday 18th September
PETER AND THE TEST TUBE BABIES
XSLF (X STIFF LITTLE FINGERS)
SEX PISTOLS EXPERIENCE
THE BAR STOOL PREACHERS
T & THE MUGS
Saturday 19th September
BROKEN 3 WAYS
POPES OF CHILLITOWN
FIGHTING EVIL IS COOL
HEARTS UNDER FIRE
STRENGTH IN BLUNDERS
Sunday 20th September
UK SUBS (Joint headline)
PENETRATION (Joint headline)
TV SMITH (The Adverts)
PUSSYCAT & THE DIRTY JOHNSONS
DEREK AND BOBS LIVE D&B TRANSMISSION