The South East’s “alternative” and “independent” festival Undercover Festival is once more set to entertain at Dreamland Margate in April.
TS Elliot when in Margate wrote his renowned poem “The Waste Land”; “April is the cruellest month (…) On Margate sands. I can connect. Nothing with nothing” If only he had Undercover Festival to go to instead. – Undercover Festival
As the Winter months draw to a close we can say goodbye to the snow and perpetual rain by looking forward to the start of the festival season in April 2018 with UF6 an established Indoor two-day celebration of alternative music including Punk / Ska / Acoustic + so much more.
Undercover Festival is returning in April 2018 to the unique setting of Dreamland Margate in Kent a venue and experience that defies all other conventions and festival templates. Not only do we have a cracking line-up but festival-goers can experience many retro rides and amusements plus it is once again held undercover i.e. not outdoors so if it’s peeing down come April 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 in April 2018.
The two-day line-up includes some cracking local bands and so much more of all ages over two stages is shaping up to be an unmissable event. We believe we have most bases covered. With the additions of three more bands, the line-up is now complete.
The Blockheads: Ian Dury’s legendry outfit are lined up to headline the main stage with a full band and full set of at least 75 minutes and when we say at least as with this band you never know when they will stop once they have started. Sham 69: the Original Hersham Boys with Jimmy Pursey and the band headlining the Saturday at Undercover.
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 most other festival line-ups.
“I know it’s taken a long walk to talk the talk in the garden, we have taken a long time to listen to Mick Moriarty asking us to come to Undercover Festival at Margate – Well alright see you there in April we are looking forward to it!” – Jimmy Pursey, Sham 69
The lineup, subject to change, is currently listed as:
Friday 13th April 2018
THE BLOCKHEADS / EDDIE & THE HOT RODS / RODDY RADIATION (THE SPECIALS) & THE SKABILLY REBELS / SONIC BOOM SIX / XSLF (X STIFF LITTLE FINGERS) / SEX PISTOLS EXPERIENCE /
WITCHDOKTORS / KING PUNCH / SKACIETY / THE COMMITED / HAZARD / THE HALF WITS / THE WYRD SISTERS plus guests / RUSS CRIMEWAVE
Saturday 14th April 2018
SHAM 69 (PURSEY, PARSONS, TREGUNNA) / CHELSEA / PETER & THE TEST TUBE BABIES / KIRK BRANDON AKOUSTIC WITH SAM SANSBURY (CELLO) / MENACE / CRISIS / BIG BOY TOMATO / 1919 / EAST TOWN PIRATES / PUSSYCAT AND THE DIRTY JOHNSONS / THE WARRIORS / NUFFIN / NO LIP / RED (RELIGION EQUALS DECAY / RAGE DC / THE FANZINES / SURGERY WITHOUT RESEARCH / STONE HEROES / SCANDAL / GYB