Undercover Festival V

Undercover Festival V

at Dreamland, Margate

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Please note: Info provided by the Event Organiser

A 2 day celebration of alternative music including Punk / Ska / Dub / Reggae / Alt + so much more.

“See You Down The (Sea) Front”

The Line Up for Undercover Festival V is now complete.

Undercover Festival now in its FIFTH year have just announced their full line up which will be held in the unique setting of Dreamland Margate in Kent.

Undercover a festival venue and experience that defies all other conventions and festival templates, not only do we have a cracking line up but festival goers can experience many retro rides and amusements plus it is once again held undercover i.e. not outdoors so if it’s peeing down come September it’s not a problem and your beer won’t get diluted. Leave your wellies at home, and enjoy one of the best small alternative festivals the South has to offer this September.

“With the latest additions we have finally put in place a line-up that we believe is packed with bands that should appeal to most that like their music alternative. We believe we have most bases covered AND we guarantee an X Factor Free zone as there is no place for that s***e on our stages” said Festival Organiser Mick Moriarty.

Mick added “Preparation are going well and ticket sales are up on last year so out advice is get in quick to get your tickets because when they are sold out that’s it, we have more shops selling tickets this year plus you can get your tickets online from Dreamland or the Undercover website.

Line up subject to change at short notice.

There is a huge line up and tickets can be bought in advance online of from various locations details from www.undercoverfest.com

Details of Dreamland plus you can also get tickets from them as well www.dreamland.co.uk


The Doctor (Doctor And The Medics)

The Doctor (Doctor And The Medics) appearing at this event

Doctor and the Medics were created 21 years ago by the Doctor, The Reverend Clive Thomas Jackson. During that time they have had a very colourful and successful career as both recording Artists and performers. Undoubtedly the band has been best known for their 2.4 million selling No 1 hit in 18 countries Spirit in the Sky. However they have always been recognised as a great live act, in 1985 the NME referred to them as "THE live band of the year." in 1999 the Doctor put together the present line-up and they have developed a great live show that just has to be seen to be believed with a unique and sensationally flamboyant act.

See 8 tour dates featuring The Doctor (Doctor And The Medics)


Menace appearing at this event

Menace from Islington formed in 1976 and are well known for their singalong rant and rave song 'GLC' directed at the Greater London Council. An old school punk rock band, still as incendiary as ever.

See 2 tour dates featuring Menace

Imperial Leisure

Imperial Leisure appearing at this event

Managing to be intense, dance-able and insanely catchy, it carries the Imperial Leisure guarantee of crowd and band alike having the time of their lives. Originally from London, Imperial Leisure manifested during early 2000 in the midst of many a dubious college party. No surprise really then that they quickly gained a reputation for high-intensity, alcohol-tinged, good-time carnage.

See Imperial Leisure tour dates

Tom Robinson

Tom Robinson appearing at this event

Born in Cambridge in 1950, Tom Robinson first became known in the late 1970s as a musician and LGBT activist with the Tom Robinson Band (TRB) who were early supporters of Rock Against Racism and Amnesty International. In 1977 their Top 5 debut release 2-4-6-8 Motorway became one of the landmark singles of the UK punk era. Other hits included Glad To Be Gay, Up Against The Wall and the band's debut album Power In The Darkness which went gold in the UK and Japan. As a solo artist Tom had further solo hits in 1983 with War Baby and Atmospherics: Listen To The Radio, and co-wrote songs with Peter Gabriel, Elton John and Dan Hartman. His 14th studio album Only The Now was released in 2015 featuring guests such as Billy Bragg, John Grant and Ian McKellen. Recent festival dates include Latitude, Green Man and headlining the Left Field stage at Glastonbury 2016. As a radio broadcaster Tom hosts three shows a week on BBC Radio 6 Music, is a member of the Ivor Novello Awards committee and in 2016 was awarded a fellowship of LIPA to recognition his support for new music artists through BBC Introducing.

See 39 tour dates featuring Tom Robinson

Inner Terrestrials

Inner Terrestrials appearing at this event

Punk metal band featuring former members of Conflict mixing hardcore punk, dub, ska and more, creating a powerful and eclectic sound.

See Inner Terrestrials tour dates

Geno Washington

Geno Washington appearing at this event

Always ready to rock the house, the King of the Swingers Geno Washington is the incarnation of all things '60s. Hipsters and flipsters, movers and shakers alike, are all rendered incapable of having a bad time, when the Good Time Guru gets his army of fans on the good foot! The old Geno magic still drags them in and sends them home high.

See 7 tour dates featuring Geno Washington

The Hot Rods

The Hot Rods appearing at this event

Eddie and the Hot Rods began life in 1976, when four teenagers from Southend on Sea got together, and playing their own style of fast energetic rock'n'roll/r'n'b, were soon a big hit on the London pub scene. Catching the eyes and ears of the music press and the major record companies, they were soon signed up by the legendary Island Records and went on to have three hit albums and three Top 40 UK singles including the Top 10 hit 'Do Anything You Wanna Do'. There have been numerous TV appearances worldwide and they have filled almost every major venue in the UK. A success in the USA too, they have toured alongside The Ramones, Tom Petty, The Police, Squeeze and Talking Heads.

See 4 tour dates featuring The Hot Rods

The Urban Voodoo Machine

The Urban Voodoo Machine appearing at this event

Led by the darkly charismatic, Norwegian-born Paul-Ronney Angel, The Urban Voodoo Machine is a supremely talented collective of London-based musicians who have been bringing the spirit of the carnie to an ever-growing audience of dedicated fans these past few years. Sounding like they should be from the Deep South, the band are self-styled purveyors of 'Bourbon-soaked Gypsy Blues Bop 'n' stroll'.

See 14 tour dates featuring The Urban Voodoo Machine

The Witchdoktors

The Witchdoktors appearing at this event

A fun, catchy and charged up garage rock, pop and punk band from South London. Formed in 1986 they have long established themselves as one of the UK’s greatest ever Garage Punk bands. They have shared the stage with many of their own heroes (and influences) such as The Ramones, The Damned, The Cramps, Fleshtones, Revillos, Urban Voodoo Machine, Legendary Shack Shakers, The Germs, Wreckless Eric and many others.

See The Witchdoktors tour dates


Subhumans appearing at this event

Anarchist punk legends from the 80s.

See 2 tour dates featuring Subhumans

Angelic Upstarts

Angelic Upstarts appearing at this event

Classic punk four-piece from South Shields. The Angelic Upstarts make rowdy, angry and feisty punk, the way it was made in the first place. Having been playing together since the late seventies, these guys know both their punk and their politics.

See 3 tour dates featuring Angelic Upstarts

The Ram Jam Band

Infamous 60's UK Soul band, playing with Geno Washington.

See 2 tour dates featuring The Ram Jam Band

Wonk Unit

Wonk Unit appearing at this event

Former members of The Flying Medallions bring gritty punk dudes with attitude. Front man Alex Brindle-Johnson is a modern day renaissance man, a plasterer by trade, he is also published author - having written a book during his commute to and from various London building sites. As Wonk Unit, they deliver a healthy dose of punk rock cynicism and bitter irony. "“One of the most unique bands in modern punk rock" - Art Rocker. “Wonk Unit are arguably the future of punk rock" - Louder Than War.

See 9 tour dates featuring Wonk Unit

Paranoid Visions

Irish anarcho DIY punks who formed in 1981. They've since supported the likes of the Damned, Manic Street Preachers, Snuff and the Sex Pistols on their Filthy Lucre tour.

See Paranoid Visions tour dates


Combining the best of Brazilian popular music with the power of a bateria.

See RDF tour dates

Alex (Wonk Unit)

See Alex (Wonk Unit) tour dates

Duncan Reid

Duncan Reid appearing at this event

Duncan Reid is the former bass player/singer/live front man with legendary punk group The Boys. Following the release of his acclaimed solo album Little Big Head he has headed out on tour with band Duncan Reid and the Big Heads.

See 5 tour dates featuring Duncan Reid

R.D.F (Radical Dance Faction)

R.D.F (Radical Dance Faction) appearing at this event

Berkshire collective R.D.F, founded by Chris Bowsher, combine punk, dub, and ska, while Bowsher's lyrics, spoken rather than sung, deal mainly with political issues. They were a regular act on the UK free festival scene prior to the 1994 Criminal Justice Act, and were part of the crusties and anarcho punk movement. After a split in the mid 90s, they reformed in 2006 and continue to play today, with 2012's 'Ammunition' being their first new album since 1995.

See R.D.F (Radical Dance Faction) tour dates

The Lagan

A six piece London-Irish Celtic Punk band who make beer-soaked punk music featuring traditional instruments and a lot of beer.

See The Lagan tour dates


A five piece post-punk band from London who formed in 2011.

See Morgellons tour dates

The Sporadics

A three piece punky sub / ska band from Bournemouth.

See The Sporadics tour dates

Jilted John

Jilted John appearing at this event

Aka Graham Fellows of John Shuttleworth fame, reviving his 70's punk character Jilted John, famous for the chorus "Gordon is a moron". The single 'Jilted John' by Jilted John reached no.4 on the UK singles chart in 1978. Fellows brought Jilted John back for the 2008 Big Chill festival, and then resurrected him once again in 2016 for Blackpool's Rebellion festival. 2018 marks Jilted John's 40th anniversary.

See Jilted John tour dates

Phoenix Chroi

Phoenix Chroi appearing at this event

Woking post punk/new wave band with poetic lyrics, powerful vocals, driving bass and spare guitar riffs that have drawn comparisons to Patti Smith, Grace Slick and Siouxsie Sioux.

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The Long Game

The Long Game are a rock band from Sittingbourne, UK. Over the span of their career they have played the Vans Warped Tour, Boomtown, Rebellion and Great Escape.

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Surgery Without Research

See Surgery Without Research tour dates

Also Appearing

Russ Crimewave, Army of Skanks, East Town Pirates, R.E.D (rELIGION eQUALS dECAY), The Outfit (Featuring Cockney Rejects Jeff Turner), The Weird Things, The Wyrd Sisters


49-51 Marine Terrace