What the people say.

What The People Said about Undercover Festival IV 2016

(Comments from those that were actually there)

Steve Lodge – Really enjoyed Brighton. Saw some really great bands and everyone was so easy going. Met up with old mates from the original Punk days as well as made a couple of new friends…not bad for a middle aged man who may be a bit stuck in his ways – would def go to another one. One of the best weekends I’ve had in many a year – well done and Thank you.

Dave Renegade – A very good family friendly festival, lots of diverse acts and a warm friendly inclusive atmosphere. If you haven’t been to either the Undercover Festival or it’s ‘Winter Warmer’ do yourself a favour and get down there- a great place to meet and make new friends

Lara Meredith – First time at Undercover and I very much enjoyed the range of bands on offer. Some were new to me, others great to see again.
Bar staff speedy, security very helpful and unobtrusive.
Excellent veggie food too.

Becky Bell – I liked it, Was fun also not hassled by security like at bigger festivals didn’t even have to wait around to get searched go in , bonus

Saskia Gemmell – Very well organised and run, good line up of bands

Mike Pashler – Been to the last 3 of these and cannot emphasise enough how much of a cracking weekend it is. Always a diverse mix of punk, ska and alternative bands both old and new. Friendly crowd too. See you down the (sea) front!

Coppo – I know the person who put the event on as well as lots of the other performers and festival goers and can categorically state that Undercover Festival is probably one the most welcoming and inclusive alternative music festival that takes place in the UK

Chris Scofield – Really friendly people. Well run. Relaxed atmosphere. The best of the 4 festivals done this year.

A massive thanks to all for making my second Undercover a truly great weekend.  From where I was I experienced a truly friendly and inclusive weekend with some like minded individuals. Just know that those of us who are there for the long haul are with you and appreciate all the effort put in to making it happen.

Shaun Westbourne – Fantastic events run by fantastic people. Punk for the punks…..not some corporate bollox. Love it

April Showers – I love under cover great music great bands and great people

Andreas Geno Kyriacou – Just sharing my post to the undercover site as a thank you to all who where there and for the friendly welcome. This was my first punk gig in over 30 years, but the atmosphere was so good I reckon I will still be buzzing a month from now

…..Survived the undercover weekender as a Johnny no mates… but met so many decent people and had a cracking time – even had a stint in the mosh pit reliving my teenage youth until my heart couldn’t take any more. Roll on next year.

Just want add to this post now I’m home and sober – I was a bit apprehensive about turning up to an unknown event without any backup, but what an event it was, the whole Undercover community where so friendly and chilled out they made a scooter rally look like a seventies football weekend.

Jake Johnson – Had a fantastic time at Undercover. One of the nicest events on the alternative scene that you are ever likely to find.

Lynn Traun – Thank you Mick & Jennifer…, all of the crew…and the fabulous, lovely, genuine, friendly, music loving friends (or soon to be friends) that attended this forth Undercover Festival. Andy Luckett and I went to the first one, and were overwhelmed by how brilliant it was….and each year has expanded on this brilliance. It genuinely is our favourite festival. Fantastic bands, friendly atmosphere, many laughs, loads of hugs, and a myriad of friends..Old and New…in fact Undercover ought to give out free Chapstick as my lips were getting decidedly worn out by all the kisses by the end of the two days!!!

No name – Thank you one and all for making it such a brilliant festival. Everything crossed for Undercover 5.

Ted Ing – great music great location great beer great people…its just f***** great

Tony Raven –  A+ – Great festival with allways top notch bands old and new. Allways a very nice family feel to it. Well worth the money, not to be missed in 2017 (trust me!!)

Sonny Tyler – Loved it more of the same nest year please.

Nigel Martin – well done…a great venue and a fantastic atmosphere…

Luca C – We had a great time, security were very helpful and the crowd simply amazing. Thanks!

Amanda Austin – Thanks to everyone involved including the attendees for making Undercover a great place to be.

Cheers for such a great festival, we had a blast, friendly folk, top bands and brilliantly run. Big love to all of you. Big, big thanks to those hardy folk that managed to stay around for our set last thing on saturday and sing, dance, cheer, clap etc. You made our band very, very happy. – Big love from the Fanzines xx

Sean Quinn – Another excellent festival great music and more importantly great people like a great big family only without any annoying uncles

Chris Bristow – so very happy to catch so many great bands this weekend.
We went with a list of 27 we know and always enjoy – as usual Mick and the team were able to expand our horizons . the list has increased by more than 10 … and wow, the food and drink teams did wonders too; a realy well planned selection of outlets that complimented each other and catered so well for all of us hungry tryes. Finally a huge thank you to all those bands that took the trouble to attend, play and party with us – Undercover Family we love you all

Lucy Mlynar – What an amazing festie, can’t wait for the Winter Warmer & Undercover 5

Rage DC –  Would just like to thank Mick and all the Undercover crew who were as friendly and helpful as ever , we’ve played three now it’s always a pleasure with great people loads of friends and a fantastic response and support from everyone .RAGE DC thank you all cause again as the man once said without people you are nothing CHEERS

Marcus Jefferies – Just like to say a big thanks to Mick and all the undercover crew for yet another great festival, and thanks to all my buddies, and of course our loyal Missionaries for the support, good vibes and friendship that Church of Eon received…….Thank you all.

Theo Shend – A big thank you to Undercover Festival from The Cravats and especially to Mick for having us on. A special thank you to the soundman on Stage II (sorry, forgotten your name sir) who made us sound very good and very loud. Some great bands on and a pleasure to be a part of it. Cheers x

Debbie North – This has been a pretty shitty year for me BUT there was no way I was going to miss undercover! It was a very different experience for me having to be seated the entire time instead of being in the thick of the action and having to return to the hotel at 11 due to pain and exhaustion instead of being the last man standing but hey ho I was just extremely grateful to be able to be there at all! I’m not going to launch into an Oscars speech but really have to say a huge thank you to the staff at undercover who went above and beyond to ensure my comfort and safety throughout to the fantastically wonderful undercover punk family who gave me lots of hugs and kisses – I can’t begin to explain how much the love I felt meant to me after being housebound and away from you all for so long – I’m still on a high (and not just from the morphine lol) and last but by no means least a huge thank you to Mick Moriarty for putting on the best friendliest festival out there

Melanie Easter – I was astonished at the ceaseless amount of work you … put in to ensure not only does everything run smoothly but more importantly that it is safe for all involved. This was my third Undercover and I have never seen or heard anything to suggest that all involved are anything but honest, friendly and professional. Undercover festival every year has been the best, safest and friendliest event I’ve attended.

Pete Trousers – thank you once again for putting on such a brilliant festival this year! Thanks also to all the crew, the awesome bands, the bar staff, and to everyone who came and had such a fantastic time! I’m honoured to call you (and many other folks who came) a friend! You have my continued support and loyalty. Cheers!

Terry Chapman – 5 things, 1 you 2 great music 3 beer 4 great venue 5 posh toilets. thanks mick, chins up and head forward mate x

Sam Jones – I like the variety of music as something for everyone and a diverse audience.
I like the platform for young bands so keep things fresh and have an audience of mixed ages.
Like the family atmosphere and friendliness.
Good choice of food for veggies.
Like the fact crew are not heavy handed and leave us pretty much to police ourselves.

Karl Raw – The wide scope of bands… Friendly atmosphere…. Smiling faces…. New music…. Old music…… so many great sets – Friendly, fun, relaxed festival. Good bands year on year and good value for money.

Lynn Stenning – I loved the diversity of the bands this year, We camped with our van, and had met a whole new load of people by the end of the festival, so friendliness, liked the venue, band organisation, and merchandise. Some bargains to be had!

Dimlo – 1: FRIENDLINESS 2: QUALITY MUSIC 3: CRACKING VENUE 4: FAMILY SPIRIT 5: LOYAL WORLD CLASS PUNTERS. We are like a big fuzzy family of misfits, rejects and rebels all different, all the same ! One Love

Paula Frost – Been going every year since the first one in Bisley! Great memories, lovely people, excellent music!!

Paul Hawkesford-Barnes – Friendiness of everyone
Safety. I took my 2 daughters camped and always fealt they were 100% safe.
Music. Wide variety and ethnicity of music
Close. All facilities and stages were close
Merchandise. Plenty of choice
Value. Best value for money festival i have ever been to

Mo Locatelli – The friendliness of everyone, fantastic music, great atmosphere, what more could one ask for ……..thank you Mick and everyone else involved for making it such a great weekend

Catherine Still – The diversity of the bands and punters. Feeling safe. Party atmosphere! Being Undercover!!! Friendly crowd. Xxx

Martin Vranch – Fantastic, friendly festival, always great bands and great people. Looking forward to my fourth visit

Kevin ‘HellRazor’ Whaley – I’ve enjoyed undercover for the last 3 years, authentic punk, amazing people who treat you with love and respect, no discrimination no judgements, you can be yourself. It’s like a family, very friendly and welcoming. always see the same faces and some new, very laid back and the music is always spot on. What I liked the most about this year, it was like A day at the races, great venue, diversity of bands, well organised most of all plenty of room to dance. Love it. Hopefully many more to come, some amazing memories

Mark Kite – 2016 Undercover was brilliant and all the bands were awesome on the whole. Will definitely be going to Margate 2017

Dave Booker – I’ve been to all undercover festival’s and loved every one.
1. Atmosphere is great. Always a friendly vibe
2. Well run. Bands and everything runs to schedule so you know where to head for your next band
3. Variety. Great mix of styles and good selection of old and new bands
4. Excellent veggie food choices!
5. Everyone mixes, chats, has a laugh and enjoys themselves (with one notable exception this year, tut tut!)!

Sue Bradley – Everyone friendly, can get near the front to have a look quite easily and without being pushed around, plenty of space, nice view of the downs out the back! Need chairs for those who find it difficult to stand for prolonged periods of time and a quiet area for those unused to loud volume!

Dave ‘Retro’ Shepherd – 1.The Comradeship of everyone of all ages, 2..The Bands …3. The Fact that it is actually “Undercover”!..4. Easy access to stages and parking etc and finally 5. A foot long Hot dog/ sausage roll (just the job for Starvin Marvin!)! ..T’was me first timer @ Undercover even with a 300 mile round trip I’ll see ya down the front next year!! …Great job Guys Big Respect x

Lynda Copson – Everyone pulling together (eg bands being stage hands, fans manning bands’ merch stands). The diversity of music. Lots of food choices. Friendly staff (security, bar, food stands). And best of all – great friends spending a weekend together in a safe, happy, friendly and non-judgemental environment.

Pete Gilman – The people. The bands. Making new friends and seeing old ones. The location. Being involved.
I went past the racecourse earlier this evening and wished it was last Friday again. Absolutely f. In brilliant. Although next year we need some real ales please.

Siobhan Cronin – The mixture of bands, great friends and a friendly atmosphere, good venues, not too large an event and crew always seem nice

Kate Daley – Excellent music choice Excellent organisation Multiple choice Community Safety Music Music Music

Evelyn Crabb – (Lead Shot Hazard)  The organisation was wonderful – when we got there is was easy to find people to ask and the people knew the deal, The atmosphere was amazing and the audience were great – the timing of the bands worked well too so we had a good crowd.

Previous years comments
(From those that were actually there)

John Duff – I’ve gone to Glasto, V Fest, Isle Of Wight, Guilfest, Benicassim, and Big Day Out in Sydney, fir friendliness, great atmosphere and all round top value, with a great eclectic mix of acts and punters there is no better – FACT!!

Menace – The Friendliest Festival Of The Year

Nic – Chelsea – Without a doubt the friendliest and most atmospheric festival I have ever played at

Lynn – I Love, love, love Undercover, the people, the music and the fact that with only 2 stages not too far away from each other you can easily get to see all of the bands you, want to. We go to Rebellion too, but Undercover is definitely our favourite.

Dagenham Dave – If you dont like smiling and meeting new friends, Undercovers probably not for you.

Teresa L – The great thing about undercover is its big enough to matter and small enough to care

Alan Cattermoul – Best festival of the year, without a doubt!

Joe James – Had a great time at Undercover great bands, good mix of punk, ska. Met up with lots of old friends and make lots of new ones.

Ian Watts – ” So good I fucked my legs skanking, hope to be repaired for more dancing at Undercover III ”

Tony Smith – A very relaxed and friendly atmosphere, a perfect end to a great summer of football punk rock and cider,can’t wait till next one.

Jim R – great value, friendly atmosphere, well run event with awesome line-up

Pete Course – Well organised and friendly, great line up, professionally done.

Kaz Reeve – Brilliant festival..top line up..lovely friendly people..can’t wait to do it all again :0)

Jon Lamb – A superb weekend with some great people and some awesome bands! I’ve loved the last two years and can’t wait for the next one !

Dave Booker – Excellent festival. Now even bigger and better than before. Good mix of styles and a great atmosphere. Very well run and brilliant bands..

Mark Kockelbergh (flew in from New Zealand) – I would like to thank Mick and the team for a fantastic festival I had a cracking time and have some great memories to take back to NZ. Had a fantastic time, made to feel welcome by everyone, would love to come back.

Ferret – Cider, great music, friends new and old, more cider, skanking, hangover, sausage sandwich & cider for breakfast. Repeat.

Alistair Pulling – “Skank to the sound of gunfire”

Ian Woking – The best festival of the year, my favourite of the last 35 years.

Debbie North – Already have tickets – worth it for the weekend craic with great people – the bands just a bonus lol

Derek B – Nice one. Wack the prices up. It’s worth more than you charge

Mark B – Great Undercover was great! We’ll be back to trade next year… We had a great time and met new friends which counts for a lot

Peter Gilmore – On the other hand, a hoof in prices wouldn’t put me off….I think for what you put on its the best value festival going.

Mark Garety – This is building. Next year to be even better & so on. Was very impressed this year. Professional & very well organised. Even the stage timings had been thought out. No missing whole sets of your fave bands.

Andy Davis – At guilfest this year I spoke to 3 people who had their wallets stolen in the mosh pit ……at undercover fest in the mosh a man drops about £200 out of his pockets people dive down grabbing it up …..then find the guy and give it back to him and his camera …..guess that’s how things roll at UNDERCOVER

Andy – I Love, love, love Undercover, the people, the music and the fact that with only 2 stages not too far away from each other you can easily get to see all of the bands you, want to. We go to Rebellion too, but Undercover is definitely our favourite.

Alan Calver Both years have been superb, well organised and well attended with a brilliant atmosphere

Pete Lacey – It’s what a festival should be, fun, dancing, drinking, making new friends and enjoying some great bands

Pete R Jones – Great vibe Mick and much appreciated by all the bands and fans for what you’ve done. Let’s all work together for next year!!

Paul Baker – Great weekend well done to mick and all involved in putting it on hopefully there will be a undercover 3

Peter Ball What a fantastic weekend thanks to everyone for all the hard work I came to see some off favourite bands and left with some additions it was great seeing young bands playing so well

Jamie Abethell – The South-East’s Premier Festival. Demand the Best, Demand the Undercover Fest’

Roy Alexander – I only need 1 word Mick, “Awesome”

T & The Mugs were over the moon to be asked to play undercover 2014, on arrival we were immediately made to free part of it, but don’t play if you ain’t gonna stay, cos its a blinding weekend!

Gerald Underwood – Fantastic weekend. Brilliant music and friendly people. Top weekend.

Tony Smith – A very relaxed and friendly atmosphere, a perfect end to a great summer of football punk rock and cider,can’t wait till next one.

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