THE CASTLE PARK, STANHOPE, CO. DURHAM, DL13 2LU | 29th - 30th JUNE 2018
SVF gets what SVF wants - again. From The Jam are returning by popular demand, featuring original Jam member, the legendary Bruce Foxton, and those thumping bass lines that have become his trade mark in a career spanning 40 years.
Bruce is joined on stage, as always, by lead vocalist Russell Hastings, who fills Paul Weller's shoes supremely well and delivers the classic Jam material with legitimacy and skill. With a reputation for the kind of incendiary live performances that sealed the reputation of The Jam all those years ago, performing songs from a massive back catalogue of classics tunes such as Town Called Malice, Eton Rifles, David Watts, Going Underground, News of the World, In The City and many more, now That’s Entertainment!
Punk, sleaze and a portion of cheese, with all the substance and style of a limp lettuce, Basket Case are back to wreak more havoc at SVF again with their hat trick appearance!
They are the only band ever to get the SVF crowd singing along to Elvis, chanting to Tenpole Tudor, whilst only ever making plans for Nigel! Be warned, these guys are seriously average, but boy do they put on one hell of a show!
The Angelic Upstarts from South Shields formed in 1977, adopting an anti-fascist and socialist working-class philosophy, Allmusic calls them "one of the period's most politically charged and thought-provoking groups"
More than two decades after its release, their debut single, The Murder Of Liddle Towers, was included in Mojo magazine’s list of the best punk rock singles of all time.
One thing's for sure, Friday night will finish with a bang and probably a few pulled groins if the 50 something brigade don’t warm up, before pogoing in the mosh pit - you have been warned!
Stiff Little Fingers were formed in 1977 in Belfast, Ireland and were at the forefront of the punk movement. They wrote initially about their own lives, growing up at the height of The Troubles in Northern Ireland, in songs like “Suspect Device” and “Wasted Life”. These were the first of what became SLF’s signature style: lyrics that meld the personal and political, music that combines the energy of punk with infectious hooks, and delivery that rings of honesty and commitment. In 1979 they became the first band ever to hit the UK top 20 album charts on an independent label with their debut classic Inflammable Material.
After many studio albums and countless tours, Stiff Little Fingers find themselves more in demand than ever. Though focused on their new material, they always play the old favorites at gigs. Using the band’s rich musical foundation as a building block, the time has come to bring the newest chapter of the band’s music to the world. The new songs, penned over the last decade, show a definite musical growth in the band. This is going to be a very special night at SVF that you won’t want to miss. SLF at SVF – it doesn’t get better than that!
The Lambrettas need no introduction. A legendary English mod revival band, who came onto the scene in the late 1970s with chart hits including Poison Ivy and Da a a nce.
The four piece are now joined by a brass section, adding a complete new dynamic to the band, and creating a fantastic big sound that’s gonna get you dancing. They appeared at the very first SVF. Was it 6 years ago already? Welcome back guys.
The Stone Roses are without doubt one of the most important bands in British music history, influencing and inspiring many artists. The Clone Roses are the longest serving and most popular Roses Tribute playing live today.
The attention to detail is second to none. In the words of Mani himself, "I can't believe it’s not butter, the second best Stone Roses in the world". If you've never seen the real deal or want to re-live one of the best gigs you've been to, then 'The Clones' will deliver the next best thing!
Expect to hear all the classics, including Waterfall, Made of Stone, I am the Resurrection along with new songs All for One and Beautiful Thing.
We are very excited to have our first ever band over from the Emerald Isles - the tremendous Irish Ska band, The Hacklers. This 6 piece band are heavily influenced by the ska, skinhead, reggae and trojan music scene.
They set themselves apart from many ska bands of today by performing their own songs, and every one’s a winner, each song telling a story of everyday life and performed with gusto and passion. Welcome to SVF fellers.
The Amy Winehouse Experience are an eight piece tribute band recreating the talent of one of the most iconic singers of the 21st century, the late great Amy Winehouse.In her short career Amy's talent created a lasting impression on the music world. Recording three critically acclaimed albums, no one can deny the talent and impact of this often misunderstood star.
The band are made up of hand-picked experienced musicians, carefully selected to maintain accuracy to the original performances of the UK’s brightest star that so tragically burned out in 2011. Lioness are, without doubt, the best of Amy Winehouse, designed to entertain and deliver the experience of Amy at her best, which is why we think the Lioness should be released at SVF.
The Skapones are a 2Tone ska band based in the Tees Valley and one of the North East’s best kept secrets! In January 2018 the band released their debut single “(From) Cradle To Grave” and the track went viral - sending the band to Number One in the UK Reggae Charts!
The ensemble got together to play a music that they all love, and the chaps intend to perform a selection of 2 Tone anthems and other foot stomping tunes, with the objective of making you dance and smile. A cracking way to open up the weekend's music marathon.
There is no North-South divide here. These guys may be from the south but they will be playing the classic songs that great venues like The Twisted Wheel and Wigan Casino were famous for in the heyday of Northern Soul.
An enigmatic 10 piece band putting their own twist on many a classic tune, they will ensure that the SVF crowd keeps the faith and gets their kicks out on the floor!
Fish without mushy peas? Bangers without mash? SVF without The Scandals? It’s just meant to be, which is why the hottest Mod and Indie covers band in the North are back, like us, for a 6th year.
If you haven’t seen these guys before the question we need to ask you is - What the hell have you been doing over the last few years? The band that plays no fillers and all dance floor killers!
A fiendishly psychedelic power pop trio hailing from the wilds of Middlesbrough, who will be opening SVF on Saturday with a catalogue of their own catchy tunes,
Taking influence from bands such as Small Faces, The Attack, The Creation, Bad Company, Paul Weller, The Who & The Stone Roses amongst others, they are groovy man!!
All aboard the Last Train to Skaville! Leaving Kingston, Jamaica, 1963, arriving in Coventry, 1979. From Studio 1 to 2 Tone, join them on a skanking good journey through the decades of ska, reggae and soul classics.
This fantastic 9-piece band will play greats from The Skatalites, Desmond Dekker, Jimmy Cliff, Toots and the Maytals and Prince Buster, through to Bad Manners, Madness and the Specials. This is one train you don’t wanna miss!