The final preparations are being made for this years Undercover Festival, described as the South East’s truly “alternative” and “independent” festival.’ Containing three days of Punk, Ska, Dub, Reggae and Post Punk.
Festival Organiser Mick Moriarty says that he believes this year, the third outing for the festival, is the best so far, adding that the headliners are to be backed up by a strong line up of many local bands. Groups signed up to appear include The Damned, UK Subs, Penetration and Peter & The Test Tube Babies
“Our message to everyone is come along to Undercover and see what the fuss is all about” – Mick Moriarty
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. As the name suggests, it’s an indoor event but with three days of alternative action from bands you’d be highly unlikely to see on many other festival line-ups.
“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 Moriarty
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. The event is set in and around the unique setting of Bisley Pavilion, Bisley Camp nr Woking Surrey, a festival venue and experience that defies all other conventions and festival templates.
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 line up and day tickets can be bought in advance from www.undercoverfest.com from just £25 or £75 for the weekend.
“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” – Mick Moriarty
Undercover Festival III from the 18th to the 20th of September 2015 at the Bisley Pavilion, Nr Woking, Surrey GU24 0NY