Brighton to host another festival

Posted On 03 Jan 2016 at 5:49 pm

Brighton is to play host to another music festival with the announcement that Undercover is moving from Surrey to the Racecourse in September.

The organisers promised two days of alternative and independent music including punk, ska, dub and reggae at Undercover IV at Brighton Racecourse on Friday 9 September and Saturday 10 September.

The indoor festival is moving from Brookwood, near Woking, in Surrey.

Festival organiser Mick Moriarty said: “The search for a new home for Undercover Festival is over.

“Undercover Festival is back bigger and better with more stages and bands than ever before at our new home, Brighton Racecourse.

Logo Undercover Festival letterbox

“We are pleased to be able to move to Brighton, a city that is renowned for its appreciation of alternative ‘outside the box’ music and we are proud to add our festival to Brighton’s rich and varied culture.

“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 two 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.

Logo Undercover Festival letterbox

“Being a small independent grassroots festival is tough because media attention is always on the big boys.

“But we’ve got through to our fourth 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 grew out of a small tent tucked in the back corner of the sadly departed GuilFest in Surrey and has now become a firm fixture in many people’s diaries, with dedicated fans coming back year on year.

“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 tickets can be bought in advance online or from various locations.”

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