Underage Festival returns for 5th Birthday Celebrations

Posted on 11 July 2011
By Jo Ching
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Underage Festival is excited to announce a host of new names for August’s teen festival. The only event of its kind in the world, Underage is headlined by Bombay Bicycle Club and features Glastonbury’s stand out performer Janelle Monae, comedy and music sensations The Midnight Beast, mixtape king Giggs, the colourful pop songs of CocknBullKid, the UK’s next urban super star, Labrinth as well as all the key names on the teen scene.

Pulled Apart By Horses have been described by many as the best live band in Britain right now. These Yorkshire hardcore kids bring their furious, intoxicating, live mayhem to Victoria Park for a must-see show.

Ms Dynamite is a pioneer of the UK garage scene and continues to be an influential voice having recently featured on tracks by a new wave of key players such as Katy B, Zinc, Magnetic Man and Redlight.

Johnny Flynn brings wit and charm aplenty as the leading light of the new wave of the bright, young, anti-folk Brit pack while Detroit newcomer Alex Winston is an artist tipped by many tastemakers for big things. She performs tracks from her much lauded ‘Sister Wife’ mini album. Expect electro-grime from local girl Mz Bratt whose street smart lyrics and sassy style have already seen her working with the likes of Wiley, Redlight and Tinie Tempah.

Fixers hail from Oxford but their sound has more in common with the Brooklyn brigade and their huge, home-grown, psychedelic, sunshine pop is set to soundtrack the Summer. The mysterious, bandana-wearing, London trio Is Tropical always get the party started with their bass heavy, beat driven, pop influenced, lo-fi, dance music.

Underage champions a host of new and emerging talent giving young bands a platform to play in front of the world’s coolest festival audience. Those picked this year are Abyss Dance Group, Andre Spence & Intesi-T, Ben Bezinna, Cynikal, Dave Gamble, Ellie Dibben, Foxx on Fire, Ghost You Echo, Hella Better Dancer, HypeMan Sage and Daprez, Lovelle, Mammoth Sound, Mixed Opinions, Out like a Lion, O.Children, Romance, RD, Spring Offensive, The Skellies, The Young Hearts, Violet, Voyeurist, YGLU and Zaidi.

With the audience age now lowered to 13 – 17 year olds, Underage festival continue to be the only destination for clued-up, music loving teens and is set to be the best teenage party on the planet.

Pulled Apart By Horses, Ms Dynamite, Johnny Flynn, Mz Bratt, Alex Winston, Fixers, Is Tropical and more join Bombay Bicycle Club, The Midnight Beast, Janelle Monae, Roll Deep, Yasmin, Giggs, CocknBullKid and Labrinth for teen festival

Age of attendees changed to 13 – 17 year olds making this the greatest party on the planet for under 18’s


Andre Spence & Intesi-T / Abyss Dance Group / Alex Winston / Ben Bezinna / Cynikal / Dave Gamble / Ellie Dibben / Fixers / Foxx on Fire / Ghost You Echo / Hella Better Dancer / HypeManSage & Drapez / Is Tropical / Johnny Flynn / Lovelle / Mammoth Sound / Mixed Opinions / Mz Bratt / Out like a Lion / O.Children / Pulled Apart By Horses / Romance / RD / Spring Offensive / The Skellies / The Young Hearts / Violet / Voyeurist / YGLU / Zaidi
Abyss Dance Group / Alex Winston / Andre Spence & Intesi-T / Baio – Vampire Weekend / Ben Bezinna / Bombay Bicycle Club / Brother / CocknBullKid

Crystal Fighters / Cynikal / Dave Gamble / Devlin / Dog Is Dead / Dutch Uncles / Ellie Dibben / Encore / Fixers / Foxx on Fire / Florrie / Frankie & The Heartstrings / Fugative / Ghost Eyes / Ghost You Echo / Giggs / Hella Better Dancer / HypeManSage & Drapez / Is Tropical / Janelle Monae / Johnny Flynn / Labrinth / Lovelle / Mammoth Sound / Maverick Sabre / Ms Dynamite / Miles Kane / Mixed Opinions / Mz Bratt / Out like a Lion / O. Children / Pegasus Bridge / Pulled Apart By Horses / Rizzle Kicks / Roll Deep / Romance / RD / Spark / Spring Offensive / The Chapman Family / The Knocks / The Midnight Beast/ The Skellies / The Young Hearts / Tribes / Violet / Voyeurist / Wolf Gang / Yaaks / Yasmin / YGLU / Zaidi

Friday 5th August, Victoria Park, London, E2
Tickets £31.50