News: THE GREAT BRITISH ALTERNATIVE FESTIVAL 2013

THE GREAT BRITISH ALTERNATIVE FESTIVAL 2013

Following the phenomenal success of last years inaugural event, another stunning line up of Punk, Ska, Mod and Alternative acts have been confirmed for this years event, held once again at BUTLINS RESORT, MINEHEAD and set across three indoor venues from FRIDAY 26th – SUNDAY 28TH APRIL

In a weekend of many highlights over three nights and two days, there is a rare performance from John Peel favourites THE FALL, as well as former Sex Pistols’ GLEN MATLOCK & THE PHILLISTINES, pop-punksters THE REZILLOS, THE BLOCKHEADS and the BRUCE FOXTON- fronted FROM THE JAM.

The remainder of the line-up includes BAD MANNERS, THE SALFORD JETS, ANTI-NOWHERE LEAGUE, RUTS DC, the NEVILLE STAPLE BAND (from The Specials), THE MEMBERS, BLACK ROOTS, EDDIE AND THE HOT RODS (fresh from their arena tour with STATUS QUO) and THE LAMBRETTAS

Taking a temporary break from the current World Tour by THE WHO comes SIMON TOWNSEND; Nine Below Zero frontman Dennis Greaves brings his ‘other’ band – THE TRUTH and its a very welcome Minehead debut for THE SELECTER featuring Pauline Black. THE MEMBERS also debut, along with JEREMIAH and THE MEN THEY COULDNT HANG.

Returning this year after  typically energetic sets last year come SECRET AFFAIR and EDWARD TUDOR POLEPAN. JENIX duo return to entertain revellers with their high energy acoustic catalogue.

Accommodation available from £73 per person. For further details go to : http://www.bigweekends.com/your-break/91389



On Sunday 28 July 2019, David Randall celebrated his 600th show. “Assume The Position” started in June 2007 on UK City Radio before transferring a year later to Get Ready to ROCK! Radio. The show includes tracks played on the first show plus Upton Blues Festival highlights, new music and the regular features “Live Legends” and “Anniversary Rock” which this week celebrates the Island Records label 60th anniversary.

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Power Plays w/c 5 August (Mon-Fri)

COCO MONTOYA I Wouldn’t Wanna Be You (Alligator)
SKYFEVER Burning Hands (OTI Records)
HENRY’S FUNERAL SHOE High Shoulders Everywhere (indie)
MICHAEL J BOLTON Trans Lunar Injection (Market Square)

Featured Albums w/c 5 August (Mon-Fri)

09:00-12:00 STRANDED New Dawn (Escape Music)
12:00-13:00 HOLLOW HAZE Between Wild Landscapes And Deep Blue Sea (Frontiers)
14:00-16:00 SESSION AMERICANA North East (indie)

Albums That Time Forgot (Mon-Fri)

BRIAN ROBERTSON – Diamonds And Dirt (2011)



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