We at the Summer Festival Guide are happy to announced the latest batch of artists announced for this years Undercover Festival.
UK SUBS (Main Stage Sat 20th Sept)
Incredibly, 2010 marked the fifth decade in which the U.K.Subs had continually graced the Punk Rock scene. Inspired by the Damned at the birth of British Punk, the now equally legendary Charlie Harper formed, late in 1976.
Led by the indefatigable Charlie Harper (now venerated as the godfather of UK punk) the band has continued and thrived, through various line-ups and record companies.
Touring worldwide for 35 plus years, they maintain and pioneer the true spirit of punk rock, without the compromise and watering-down that has affected so many of their contemporaries. There has never been any division of fan and band with the Subs, and Charlie’s unrelenting love of his audience and music shines through.
SPIZZENERGI (Main Stage Sun 21st Sept)
They were originally booked for the Fri but pulled out for acceptable reasons but we are pleased that ALL of the band is NOW available to play the Sunday AND boy are you in for a treat..
Spizzenergi formed in the late 1970s, led by Spizz. The band changed its name every year, subsequent names includingAthletico Spizz 80, Spizzoil and The Spizzles. They are notable as the first band to top the newly created UK Indie Chartearly in 1980. However, they were perhaps best known for their single "Where's Captain Kirk?" More than two decades after its release, it was included in Mojo magazine's list of the best punk rock singles of all time.
2014 marks the 35th anniversary since those heady days where Spizz formed the band, yes there have been numerous changes to the band but what has not changed is the show you will witness at Undercover one that is relentless, pure theatre and great fun.
One of the best showmen on the scene today..
TV SMITH (Stage II Fri 19th Sept)
Back at Undercover and deservedly so, if anyone who was at Undercover 2013 would know why we welcomed TV Smith back and his solo show always guaranteed to put in 110%.
TV Smith was founder member, singer and songwriter for the Adverts, who formed in the summer of 1976, and became one of the leading bands in the first wave of British punk rock. In early 1977, they performed regularly at the seminal Roxy Club in London, and gained cult success with the Stiff Records single “One Chord Wonders.” This turned to notoriety when their next release, “Gary Gilmore’s Eyes” became a hit record, leading to frequent radio and TV appearances and extensive media interest. A further single, “No Time To Be 21,” also entered the charts. The album that followed in 1978, “Crossing the Red Sea with the Adverts,” is still considered a genuine classic, and appears in many Top Ten Punk Album lists.
THE MEOW MEOWS (Main stage Sunday 21st Sept)
The Meow Meows are a lively nine piece Ska 'n' Soul band from Brighton with a shared love of ska and drinking until incapacity.
Gathering a huge reputation we are pleased to have these guys on board and anyone coming had better get their skanking boots on as its going to be a lively set and then some..
That’s it for Undercover 2014s line up announcements…
We have made every effort to keep the buzz that was special in 2013 and make this festival that bit different.
Please note: For the avoidance of any doubt The Undercover Festival is not an open air festival – the festival will be held in 2 rooms plus other areas at the Bisley Pavilion nr Woking Surrey – undercover by nature of the music policy of this festival and undercover – well because it is….
THE LINE UP FOR UNDERCOVER FESTIVAL WILL NOW BE … . . .
FRIDAY 19TH SEPTEMBER
THE GENTLEMAN’S DUB CLUB
Roddy Radiation (FROM THE SPECIALS) and The Ska Billy Rebels
Home Town Hi Fi
On Trial UK
Crash Course / UK Subs cover band
SATURDAY 20th SEPTEMBER
PENETRATION (Joint Headline Act)
SPEAR OF DESTINY (Joint Headline Act)
UK SUBS (Joint Headline Act)
THE MEN THEY COULDN’T HANG (Joint Headline act)
Fighting Evil Is Cool
When We Run
SUNDAY 21ST SEPTEMBER
XSLF (X STIFF LITTLE FINGERS)
The Meow Meows
Sha La Las
The Brompton Mix
Dirt Box Disco