BUZZCOCKS                                 (FRIDAY HEADLINERS)

The iconic punk band fronted by the legendary singer, songwriter and guitarist Pete Shelley are coming to Stone Valley Festival North and we couldn’t be more excited. Formed in 1976, they achieved commercial success with singles that fused pop craftsmanship with rapid-fire punk energy.

Expect to hear classics, that still sound as fresh and current now, as they did all those years ago, including ‘What Do I Get?’, ‘I Don't Mind’, and the iconic ‘Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn't've)’.

We've been wanting to welcome Buzzcocks to SVF for a long time and Friday's headliners are going to blow the roof off the marquee.



The Dualers are a 9-piece Ska and Reggae band from South-East London.  Their unique Jamaican style rhythm & blues sound teamed with their lively vibrant performances has seen the band consistently perform to sell-out crowds all over the UK, Europe & Asia, gaining a huge following.

They first hit the headlines when single, 'Kiss on the Lips', stormed into the UK Top 30, followed up with the hit 'Truly Madly Deeply'. With a number of album releases and top 40 chart singles, a record breaking 9 sell out shows at the Indigo O2 and large worldwide fan base, their success has continued. In the words of Mark Lamarr, “If only all bands were like The Dualers the world would be a better place”. You'll be tapping your feet to the Dualers’ beat.



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 7th 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!



This will be no Boulevard of Broken Dreams, as Green Date come to rock the SVF stage, for the first time, with a passion and creative edge that comes across in their live shows, deriving from their collective love of the band they so closely emulate, Green Day.

These guys put on a great, high tempo show, performing songs from an extensive back catalogue, such as 'American Idiot', 'Basket Case' and 'Good Riddance'. These punksters appeal equally to the older punk and rock fans, and younger rock and indie fans, alike.

Quite simply, Green Date are one of the finest and most authentic tributes there is. Voted this year as the official UK No . 1 Winner at the National Tribute Music Awards 2017, we're delighted to have the guys open the weekend in fantastic style.





THE UNDERTONES (sat headliners)

The Undertones emerged from Derry in 1976, the result of five friends (John O’Neill, Damian O’Neill, Feargal Sharkey, Billy Doherty & Michael Bradley) learning how to play basic rock and roll, eventually leading to the band recording 'Teenage Kicks' in 1978. The legendary DJ John Peel received a copy and liked it so much he played it twice in a row on his radio show, resulting in the band's first appearance on Top Of The Pops.

Over the next five years, John O Neill, crafted further pop gems such as 'Here Comes The Summer', 'Jimmy Jimmy', 'You’ve Got My Number (Why Don’t You Use It)' and 'Wednesday Week', whilst Damian O’Neill & Michael Bradley contributed ,My Perfect Cousin'. In 1983 Feargal Sharkey left and the remaining members decided to call it a day, remaining silent for the next sixteen years. In 1999 The Undertones reconvened, with fellow Derryman Paul McLoone on vocals and his vocal prowess and electric onstage presence convinced any doubters that he was more than capable of doing the job.

The band released a critically acclaimed album of new songs called Get What You Need, and 2016 marked their 40th Anniversary, celebrated with a variety of scorching live performances throughout the UK and Europe. The reviews have been glowing and many critics and fans say the band are playing as well as or better than ever before. A fantastic way to finish off the SVF weekend.



Mr Staple ‘The Original Rude Boy’ was a key member of 2 Tone legends, The Specials, becoming the band’s charismatic and energetic front man, and being part of the late 70’s Ska revival – one of the most exciting periods in British music history.

After The Specials split up he was part of 80’s trio The Fun Boy Three, who had a string of chart hits, and in 1990 formed Special Beat with The Beat’s Ranking Roger.

In 2004, Neville formed The Neville Staple Band, releasing the critically acclaimed album 'The Rude Boy Returns'. Numerous collaborations with a host of artists and extensive touring across the World have kept Neville at the forefront of the music scene and 2017’s release of the 'Return Of Judge Roughneck (& Dub Specials)' album continues to cement his legendary status as a forerunner of the Ska movement.

Expect to hear many old classics like 'Gangsters' and 'Message To You, Rudy' along with his fantastic own material and classic covers. 2019 is 2 Tone's 40th anniversary and a skanking good party is going to be had!



English Ska band Bad Manners quickly became one of the favourites of the UK pop scene, living up to their name with antics from frontman Buster Bloodvessel.

In the 1980s Bad Manners spent an impressive 111 weeks in the UK charts and were regulars on Top of The Pops, with a string of catchy classics, including ‘Special Brew’, ‘Lip Up Fatty’ and ‘My Girl Lollipop’.

In 1987 Bad Manners went their separate ways, but with a third wave of the Ska scene in the late 90s, they reformed, and have been touring each year since with a fantastic line-up of incredible musicians and adrenaline-fuelled live performances that you can’t forget.

Buster Bloodvessel and co. continue to give a crackin' show of high-octane and highly danceable good-time ska. We’ve wanted Bad Manners at SVF for a long time and the big top is going to be bouncing!



Founded by Ian Page and Dave Cairns in 1978, in a little over two years, the legendary Secret Affair posted 5 releases in the UK Singles Chart, and released 3 albums. Debut single 'Time For Action' sold over 200,000 copies, reaching number 13 in the UK chart, putting them at the forefront of the Mod revival movement. More chart success followed with 'Let Your Heart Dance', 'My World' and 'Sound Of Confusion'. They also created their own take on a smart-dressing youth movement - the Glory Boys

Still recording and touring to this day, to huge acclaim, including founder members Ian and Dave and a new brass section, we can't wait to welcome the band back to SVF North by huge popular demand, as part of their 40th Anniversary tour.



Is it really over 30 years ago that The Truth were performing classics on Top of the Pops? Still sounding as fresh today as they did back then, formed by amazing frontman Dennis Greaves from Nine Below Zero, they have recently reformed, with fantastic reviews from recent live shows.

We are very excited to welcome them to the SVF stage for the first time, bringing back classic tracks, including "Confusion (Hits Us Every Time)", "A Step in the Right Direction", "No Stone Unturned" and “Playground”. Not to be missed!

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The Rezillos ripped into the rock scene with their inimitable molten attitude and created their unique left-field brand of new wave/punk rock and roll. The speed at which they gathered a following took the band by surprise. Formed in Edinburgh, in 1976, although emerging at the same time as other bands in the punk rock movement, the Rezillos did not copy anyone! They took a more light-hearted approach to their songs, preferring to describe themselves at the time as "a New Wave beat group".

The Rezillos off-kilter three minute sparkling pop gems and a unique visual style, was steeped in a culture of bad boys, bad girls, bad movies and great rock and roll. Airings on John Peel’s radio show and legendary performances on Top of the Pops and The Old Grey Whistle Test showcased the band’s creative energy and classic singles “My Baby Does Good Sculptures”, “Top of the Pops” and “Destination Venus” signalled critically acclaimed milestones for the band. Their landmark album “Can't Stand the Rezillos" reached the top 10 in the UK album chart and is lauded as a punk classic. If you haven’t caught a live performance from these guys before, you are in for a treat.



Death of Guitar Pop are Silky and Jonny, a couple of dapper Essex boyz, bringin’ that Ska noize to SVF.  

 Making Ska music for Ska fans, their song writing is intelligent and witty, creating tunes you won’t forget in a hurry. In their own words, “Nu age Skankin’ music takin’ musical influence from all things Two Tone and Trojan, with a touch of Sublime, Blur, Ian Dury & other good shit thrown into the mix”.

The guys will be appearing with a full band, playing their phenomenally catchy songs, including '69 Candy Street' and 'Rickety Old Train'. You’ll remember if you first saw these two gents at SVF North, as they’re gonna be big.



Originally formed in 2009 and recently evolving into the current line up, bringing their own brand of power and energy to what has been described as one of the best live acts around. 

The Signatures put their own expression to many classic Northern Soul numbers creating a true balance between authentic and modern in sound, giving a full set of passion and energy which we guarantee will get the SVF crowd “Out on the floor”.




This Sunday Girl will not keep you Hanging on the Telephone, as her band perform all the classic hits from the legendary Blondie - one of the most prolific female-fronted bands of the last four decades.

You’ll be transported back in time to the 70s & 80s with hit after hit, right back from when Blondie first crossed the Atlantic from New York and came to prominence in the UK, through to all their later classics.

A perfect way to start Saturday's music marathon!