The Selecter are the first headliner announced for Undercover Festival

Brighton's festival of punk, ska, indie, alternative, and acoustic music

By Scott Williams | Published: Fri 12th Feb 2016

The Selecter

Friday 9th to Saturday 10th September 2016
Brighton Racecourse, Freshfield Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 9XZ, England MAP
£85 for the weekend with camping
Daily capacity: 1,500
Last updated: Wed 7th Sep 2016

eFestivals can exclusively reveal that The Selecter are the first headliner announced for Undercover Festival and will headline on the opening night. The fourth edition of the festival of punk, ska, indie, alternative, and acoustic acts takes place at a new home, Brighton Racecourse, in East Sussex over two days on Friday 9th and Saturday 10th September 2016.

In total expect a line-up of around 65 bands on 3 stages and the other headlining act is to be announced in the coming months.

They join Spear of Destiny, Eddie And The Hot Rods, Sonic Boom Six, Peter and the Test Tube Babies, 999, Chelsea, Sex Pistols Experience, XSLF, Radical Dance Faction (RDF), Spizzenergi, Anti Pasti, The Cravats, Department S, The JB Conspiracy, Menace, Dragster, 1919, The Tuts, Piranhas Four, Church Of Eon, Pussycat & The Dirty Johnsons, The Meow Meows, Criminal Mind, WitchDoktors, Tree House Fire, Lead Shot Hazard, Charred Hearts, Pints, Rage DC, Xtraverts, Viki Cortex & The C** Shots, Emergency Bitter, Crisis Warning, AMI, Skaciety, Mick O'Toole, Army of Skanks, Phoenix Chroi, R.E.D., Sweet Jonny, Demon Smiles, The Fanzines, Archive 45, The Marginals, Ray Gun, No Lip, Echo & The Beats, ARXX, Punka, 5 Go Mad, The Mistakes, RatBag, Sarah Pink, Comrade X, Negative Measures, Aim Low, Little Treasure Allstars, Plutonian Fire Brigade, Pig City Angels, Harsh Times, Disinclined, and Grymm.

To see who has been anonunced so far see the Undercover Festival line-up page.

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Tickets are priced at £75 in advance for general admission or £85 General Admission with camping and will be a lot more on the door. Day tickets to be released soon.

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.

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