Undercover Festival, an indoor celebration of alternative music, is moving to London’s Boston Music Room and The Dome Tufnell Park for its seventh incarnation.

The independent festival started in 2013, and has had a nomadic existence ever since, occupying various locations on the South Coast. It focuses on punk and post-punk music, and headliners in 2019 include Sham 69, Slaughter & The Dogs, Penetration and GBH.

The festival has always been held indoors, and organisers commented: “If it’s peeing down come April it’s not a problem, and your beer won’t get diluted. Leave your wellies at home.”

Festival organiser Mick Moriarty commented: “The festival is one that prides itself on taking an independent and grassroots approach to things, and is always determined to be different from mainstream events, with three days of alternative action from bands you’d be highly unlikely to see on most other festival line-ups.

“Plans are in place for an even better Undercover VII, we are putting the finishing touches to what we believe is a mouth-watering alternative music event with none of that X Factor schmaltz here.”


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