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The Undercover Festival 2013

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For Alternative Music Rockers

Despite what you might think, the Undercover Festival is not a holiday retreat for spies on their weekend break. This is the other sort of undercover; the one that means you don't need wellies and an umbrella in case the heavens open. Enjoy concerts under the roof of the Bisley Pavilion in Woking, where on the 20th & 21st September alternative music lovers will be able to listen to punk, indie, acoustic, and ska. For those of you don't know, ska is a Jamaican style music genre from the 1950s, and was a precursor to reggae.

There are forty-two bands playing across three stages. On the main stage you will be able to see bands such as Dreadzone, The Cockney Rejects, The Skints, The Glitter Band, 999, Stone Foundation, Chelsea, and TV Smith, while in the Vive Le Classique Dancehall, it will be vinyls all the way with retro hits. The final venue is the Beer Tent, which some of you might be disappointed to discover, is not a place where you can buy a pint. Instead, you will find another great line-up, which includes The Bermondsey Joyriders, Will B, and On Trial UK.

Tickets for Friday are 25, 30 on Saturday, or 45 for the whole weekend. Only a half hour train journey from Waterloo Station (plus a short taxi ride), Londoners can easily travel there for both days. If you have further to come, or would just prefer to stay over night, The Bisley Pavilion has twenty rooms available. The Holroyd Arms in Guildford can also be booked with prices starting from 50.
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Why? Fun for music lovers
When: 20th - 21st Sept
Where: Bisley Pavilion
Cost: 25-45
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