Thursday, 8 August 2013


Right then. Couple of changes and additions to the ole' lineup.

Firstly The Family Rain have sadly had to pull out of the Saturday, due to being offered the Miles Kane tour. Astronomyy is also no longer able to perform. So we've moved Night Engine up to main support and added in three of our favourite new UK bands, Kid Karate, Flyte and Shy Nature. All are excellent, and well worth checking out.

On the Sunday, our special guests can now be announced as the mighty Arcane Roots (pictured) who have spent the summer playing with a little band called MUSE in Europe?! We Are Fiction also join the Sunday DIY Stage bill, replacing The First.

On the LAB Records Stage, we've added Bluebell and The LaFontaines. Think that's it. Probably another swap or two nearer the time, no doubt.

Monday, 10 June 2013

2013 Line-Up Revealed

So. Here we go again. This is 4th year of the Underground Festival at the Guildhall. Last year's event saw over 1200 people pass through the building over two days. One of last year's headliners, Bastille, went on to have a number 1 album, and loads of others have gone on to similar success. So no pressure then?!

We're delighted to announce the 2013 festival will be headlined by LEWIS WATSON (Sat) and MALLORY KNOX (Sun). Lewis played the festival last year, headlining the 2nd (then BBC Introducing) stage. He came back to the venue in March for a sold-out show on his EP tour, so this is the next progression for an artist we're really excited about, and really happy to keep supporting. Mallory Knox have been all over Radio 1 for most of this year, so it's a massive coup that we've been able to secure them, especially as they're opening the main stage at this year's Reading and Leeds festivals, one of the biggest festivals in the UK.

Also performing on the main stage are The Family Rain, Superfood, Night Engine, Seasfire, MT, and Astronomyy on the Saturday. On the Sunday joining Mallory Knox are Marmozets, Natives, Gnarwolves, I Divide, Scholars and The First. So a really great spread of rising acts from across the board of UK music.

As with every year, the festival picks a local band to champion and has them open the main stage, giving a local band the opportunity to perform alongside the 'next big thing'. This year is no different and Gloucester band The Tommy Drums have been selected for the privilege.

We're delighted to be continuing our association with well respected web site and magazine This Is Fake DIY as our main festival and main stage sponsor. But the festival is not just about what's on the main stage, there's some really exciting acts playing elsewhere around the venue. We've teamed up with two of our favourite UK record labels in Killing Moon and LAB Records, to curate the second stage on the Saturday and Sunday respectively. And with previous third stage sponsor Risk and Consequence now defunct, local clothing label Cub Clothing will now be covering the third stage.

As ever, the festival will be completely free entry, with wristbands issued on a first come, first serve basis on each day.

We've worked really hard on this lineup, and we hope you're as pleased with it as we are. Head to the line-up page now for the full list of artists performing.

Monday, 18 March 2013

2013 Festival Dates Announced!

What's up, dudes? Hope you're all well. We've been enjoying our winter hibernation glued to blogs, The NME, Zane Lowe and the Hype Machine chart, making sure we're well clued up on the hottest new bands so Underground 2013 can be 'totes amaze' or whatever the hell you kids are saying these days.

ANYWAY..... this year's festival will take place on 28th/29th September. That's all we have to say right now. Just like, put it in your diaries and stuff.

Friday, 28 September 2012


Right then. Let's keep this really simple.

Doors for the festival are at 1pm, each day. We have 650 wristbands for general admission each day, and once they're gone, they're gone.

So if you want one, you'll need to make sure you get here in time to pick one up when we start dishing them out at 1pm. If you're on the guaranteed entry list, don't panic, you'll get in whenever you arrive, but the general admission wristbands will be given out on a first come, first served basis EACH DAY (so if you want to come both days, you'll have to queue up both days. sorry).

This is the most sensible and fair way of doing things we can come up with, and worked well last year.

Look forward to seeing you all bright and early Saturday morning, and you enjoying the fantastic weekend we've been working so long and hard to put on for you!

If you have any questions, please EMAIL US, yo!

Welcome To Marathon win BOTB Final

Last night saw our annual battle of the bands final take place at the festival venue, Gloucester Guildhall.

Massive congratulations to our winners Welcome To Marathon, who will open the festival tomorrow on the DIY Stage. Have a listen to them on Facebook here.

Runners up Guy Challenger, Emily Jones and The Feddens will all play the BBC Introducing Stage.