PUNK stalwarts Peter and the Test Tube Babies have been brought in as the Friday night headliners to complete the bill at the third Undercover Festival at Bisley Pavilion, Woking, in September.
They join The Damned, UK Subs, and Penetration at the top of the bill for the weekend.
The festival is an indoors event but with three days of alternative action from bands you’d be highly unlikely to see on many other festival line-ups.
Undercover organiser Mick Moriarty says: “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.
“Being a small independent grassroots festival is tough because media attention is always on the big boys. But we’ve got through to our third 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.”
Mick added: “It’s been a bit of a trek getting the line-up just right with a few obstacles thrown in our way but we feel this is the best line-up so far at Undercover.”
The festival grew out of a small tent tucked in the back corner of the sadly departed Guilfest and has now become a firm fixture in many people’s diaries, with dedicated fans coming back year on year.
Like punk legends The Damned, Peter and the Test Tube Babies have been around for a long time. They formed in Peacehaven back in 1978 and have enjoyed success with releases such as Banned From The Pubs, Run Like Hell, Zombie Creeping Flesh and Pressed For Ca$h.
Also included in the line-up for the festival, which runs from Friday, September 18, until Sunday, September 20, are TV Smith (from The Adverts), Chelsea, Spizzenergi, The Piranhas and The Ramonas.
More details and tickets are available online at www.undercoverfest.com.