See You Down The (Sea) Front: UNDERCOVER Festival moves to Margate Print E-mail
Monday, 02 January 2017 17:00

This year’s UNDERCOVER festival – a two day celebration of alternative music, including punk, ska, dub, reggae, alt, acoustic and so much more – will take place at its new home of Dreamland in Margate on 8 and 9 September.


“This year’s festival has a line-up that is packed with bands that should appeal to most that like their music alternative. Undercover is an X Factor Free zone and there is no place for that schmaltzy pulp on our stages” says festival organiser, Mick Moriarty.


The full two-day line-up is to be announced shortly – but among the acts already confirmed are UR faves The Urban Voodoo Machine and Wonk Unit – and Moriarty assures us that it includes “some cracking local bands and so much more over two stages”.


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 definitely 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 fifth 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.”


The festival, now in its fifth year grew out of a small tent tucked in the back corner of the sadly departed GuilFest in Surrey.


Tickets can be obtained from, where you’ll also find details of other physical ticket outlets, as well as other forthcoming shows under the Undercover banner.


Undercover Festival 2017 First Poster