The UNDERCOVER FESTIVAL, the festival that refuses to die, is back with its ninth edition this Autumn.
One of the UK punk community’s favourite small festivals, Undercover has popped up all over the south of England over the past decade, even reaching as far as London.
Last year’s event, which just managed to sneak in prior to the lockdown in March, was planned to be the last but with boredom and frustration at the lack of live music kicking in, they’ve decided to do it again.
This year’s Undercover will take place at Suburbs, The Holroyd, Guildford over the weekend of 15-17 October.
“We were finally going to call it a day after the successful Undercover 8 in March 2020” says founder Mick Moriarty. “But the boredom of the first lockdown made me rather restless, then we had Rich Steward, Keith, Gerry, Pete and some regulars nagging me relentlessly to look at doing Undercover again; we set up a team who got the crowdfunder campaign going to ensure Undercover 9 went ahead, which had great support from some lovely Undercover People and regulars plus, in the middle of the campaign, Hillsy from Suburbs The Holroyd in Guildford made us an offer we could not refuse, so Undercover Festival NINE is back, plus we have moved up a notch with organising shedloads of Undercover Events gigs before and after October including Undercover TEN in early April 2022.”
This year’s event features headliners PENETRATION and RANDOM HAND plus 999, RODDY RADIATION & THE SKABILLY REBELS, RUBELLA BALLET, XSLF, MENACE, HOT RODS, PARANOID VISIONS, EASTFIELD and more.
As well as the festival, Moriarty has also announced various punk gigs throughout the summer and beyond, including KING KURT, GRADE 2, KIRK BRANDON, ABDOUJAPAROV, THE ACTIVATORS, WITCHDOKTORS and more. Full details and tickets for all shows can be found here.