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The Damned – To Headline Undercover Festival

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

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.

Links

www.undercoverfest.com

https://www.facebook.com/groups/418754924946649/

https://twitter.com/undercoverfest  

The Damned

FULL LINE UP

Friday 18th September

PETER AND THE  TEST TUBE BABIES

XSLF  (X STIFF LITTLE FINGERS)

SEX PISTOLS  EXPERIENCE

THE TALKS

THE BAR STOOL PREACHERS

THE PLAGUE

NO LIP

GEISTFIGHT

RAGE DC

EMERGENCY BITTER

T & THE MUGS

ARGONAUT

DEMON SMILES

SWEET JONNY

AMETHYST KISS

Saturday 19th September

THE DAMNED

CHELSEA

SPIZZENERGI

MENACE

THE RACKETEERS

DRAGSTER

BROKEN 3 WAYS

KING PUNCH

POPES OF CHILLITOWN

UK RAMONES

FIGHTING EVIL IS COOL

HEARTS UNDER FIRE

HEADSTONE HORRORS

R.E.D

SKURVI

MONKISH

KILTER

HAZARD

STRENGTH IN BLUNDERS

MICK O’TOOLE

COMRADE X

JON LAMB

Sunday 20th September

UK SUBS (Joint headline)

PENETRATION (Joint headline)

TV SMITH (The Adverts)

THE RAMONAS

DEPARTMENT S

WITCHDOKTORS

THE DEFECTS

THE PIRANHAS

PUSSYCAT & THE DIRTY JOHNSONS

CRETIN 77

SKACIETY

PHOENIX CHROI

ARCHIVE45

SOUNDATION

SHOOTING FISH

XTRAVERTS

DEREK AND BOBS LIVE D&B TRANSMISSION

About Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!