The SVF crowd gets what SVF wants  - again. From The Jam are returning by huge 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!

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If you haven’t heard of this band where have you been the last 4 years? The Dolls have played many prestigious venues across the UK and some massive festivals including the Isle of Wight main stage. They have quickly become one of the most talked about and must-see live bands to have emerged in the last 10 years.

Recreating the intensity and passion of gigs you went to as a youngster, delivered with energy, attitude and an on-stage intensity guaranteed to get audiences jumping. Punk, Ska & New Wave classics played in their own unique way, this is the phenomenon that is The Sex Pissed Dolls.

After fantastic feedback from their appearance at SVF South in 2018 we just had to invite them back for round two!

Radio Romantic


Radio Romantic are a New Wave, Punk, Ska, Pop Duo, featuring Joe Sunday (Winner of the National Tribute Awards 2017 and 2018) and the very talented singer and bass player Ruth Mills. Performing hits from the likes of Blondie, Madness, Billy Idol, Bad Manners, The Clash, Elvis Costello and many more, Joe and Ruth have been performing together for nearly 10 years and have toured the world including shows in the likes of Las Vegas, India, Bahrain and many more.

We can’t think of a better way to open up the weekend with a bang!






Originally formed in 1992 from the ashes of two of the most legendary and lauded guitar bands of all time, The La’s and Shack, Cast released four albums with the second ‘Mother Nature Calls’ going platinum (three of them top 10), and had ten top 10 singles, before disbanding in 2001. ‘All Change’ became the biggest selling debut album of all time for Polydor Records. After the band’s split, John Power released three solo albums, and played intermittently with the reformed La’s.

A decade later in 2012, the bands original line-up reunited with original producer John Leckie (Stone Roses, Radiohead, The Fall) for ‘Troubled Times’. The reinvigorated band produced an album full of the anthemic, melodic and beautifully written songs for which they have always been loved by their fervent fanbase.

With founding member Pete Wilkinson retiring form the band in 2013. John Power (guitar/vocals), Liam ‘Skin’ Tyson (lead guitar - also playing with Robert Plant) and Keith O’Neill (drums) were joined by former La's member Jay Lewis on bass. At the end of 2015 Cast celebrated the 20th anniversary of their classic album 'All Change’, with two sold out shows at the historic Liverpool Philharmonic Hall where they played the record in it’s entirety, accompanied by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.

The band’s latest album 'Kicking Up The Dust’ was released on 21st April 2017. The album, Cast's sixth studio album, was recorded at The Motor Museum in Liverpool and was produced by resident studio legend - Alistair Groves.

Labelled ‘The Who of the 90’s’, Noel Gallagher once described watching Cast play live as “a religious experience.” We’re really pleased to be welcoming Cast to the SVF stage for the first time and their headline set of anthemic classics, is going to be a fantastic way to finish Saturday’s awesome line up.



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.

We're welcoming Neville and the band back by huge popular demand after a storming set at this year's SVF South, and 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!



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 South by huge popular demand, as part of their 40th Anniversary tour.



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 have done 6 SVF North festivals in a row, by popular demand, so we had to invite them down South for a first-ever SVF South appearance.

If you haven’t seen these guys before you are in for a real treat. The band that plays no fillers and all dance floor killers!



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'. After a crowd favourite performance in 2018 we had to bring the lads back for another party!



Punk, sleaze and a portion of cheese, with all the substance and style of a limp lettuce, but a show that will have you singing and dancing - Basket Case are back to wreak more havoc at SVF again with their first SVF South 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 say they are seriously average, but don’t you believe it, as boy, do they put on one hell of a show!

Chords UK


The Chords first found success nearly 40 years ago during the Post-Punk Mod revival.  Reformed in 2010, disbanding again in 2012, The Chords UK came about as chief songwriter Chris Pope took the idea to “keep on keeping ‘Maybe Tomorrow’, ‘So Far Away’, ‘The British Way of Life’ and all the rest of the Chords songs alive”. “It’s really our take on the tunes I wrote back then, bringing it all up to date & adding a bunch of new songs into the set .” Chris States. “Singing these tunes , really gives me a buzz and having these guys behind me tops if all off perfectly”

“At first, we didn’t know what to expect or what type of reaction we were going to get back. But the feedback and comment have been amazing. It’s great that people still want to hear the songs & see this band.”

Since reforming, The Chords UK have played numerous festivals and gigs home and abroad.  After a storming set at SVF North in 2017 we are delighted to welcome the band back for the SVF South crowd.



After a storming set at this year’s SVF North, we are very excited to welcome back our first ever band over from the Emerald Isle - the tremendous Irish Ska band, The Hacklers. This 6 piece outfit 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 South fellers.

Block 33


Block 33 are a brand-new Mod revival band from the South of England. The band are a familiar mix of energetic driven guitars, rolling bass, charging punk rhythms and are quintessentially British, with rasping yet melodic vocals that altogether make for a nostalgic sound, catering for fans of the modernist subculture.

Remember where you saw them first as this band is going places.

Catch their debut single "Eye Of The Hurricane":






Peter Hook and The Light formed in May 2010 by the former Joy Division and New Order bassist, Peter Hook. Performing the classic Joy Division and New Order albums live they have a deserved reputation as one of THE must-see live bands.

We’re over the moon to be able to welcome them to SVF South, playing classic songs that helped define a generation and influence a host of bands since, that have followed their ground-breaking lead. These are songs that HAVE to be heard live and we can’t think of any better way to round off a weekend's music marathon. It's going to be bouncing! Not to be missed!



Geno Washington is an undisputed Master of Soul. Immortalised in Dexy’s No.1 classic ‘Geno’, he has released thirteen studio albums since 1966 and has performed alongside James Brown, The Rolling Stones, Bo Diddley and The Everly Brothers, to name but a few. Playing with his legendary Ram Jam Band, Geno is rocking crowds harder than ever.

Always ready to rock the house, the King of the Swingers, Geno, is the incarnation of all things '60s. Hipsters and flipsters, movers and shakers alike, are all rendered incapable of having a bad time, and when the Good Time Guru gets his army of fans on the good foot, the old Geno magic still drags them in and sends them home high.

Bring your dancing feet along….



The Spitfires are a Watford based 4-piece. Taking in a wide range of influences from Reggae and Ska through to Punk and Soul, this melting pot has helped infuse the band’s own sharp sound and style.

The Spitfires have released three albums - with latest release, ‘Year Zero’, reaching No. 1 in the UK Independent Chart, and No. 8 in the UK Vinyl Chart. They also hit No. 1 in the UK Vinyl Singles Chart with 'So Long back' in April 2016.

The Spitfires work ethic and acute social commentary has made this fiercely independent band one of the most popular underground success stories in the UK today. Their attitude and independent spirit has earned them a dedicated and loyal following across the UK, and Europe, supporting the likes of The Specials and Paul Weller, and playing to vast audiences at numerous festivals. They made their national TV debut on BBC's Andrew Marr Show earlier this year. We can’t wait to see them at SVF South and here’s what the tastemakers are saying:

“The Spitfires are musical street fighters with a genuine passion” John Robb – Louder Than War . “The burning white heat of the future, has the authenticity of the working class at its most acute” Andy Peart – Vive Le Rock



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”.

One of the finest live bands in the UK, we’re welcoming the guys back after a fantastic SVF South 2018 set, by huge popular demand. You'll be tapping your feet to the Dualers’ beat.

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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.

The Vapors


The Vapors are a UK New Wave band who scored a Worldwide hit in 1980 with 'Turning Japanese'. The band reformed in 2016 after 30+ years apart, after being originally co-managed by Paul Weller's Father John and The Jam Bass player Bruce Foxton. Discovered by Foxton whilst playing in a pub in Guildford they were invited to tour with Paul Weller and The Jam on the Setting Sons tour.

The band hit the big time in 1980 when 'Turning Japanese' reached number 3 in the UK charts and also hit Number 1 in Australia, Canada and Billboard Top 40 in the USA.

The song was used in hit films such as '16 Candles’ and ‘Charlies Angels' and regularly features on Punk and New Wave compilation albums.

The band released a number of great singles and two critically acclaimed albums, before parting company in 1982. Guitarist Ed Bazalgette went on to become a successful BBC TV director with recent credits including ‘Poldark’ and ‘Dr Who’ whilst lead singer Dave Fenton became a Music Lawyer.

They joined forces again in 2016 to play a number of sell out shows and the band have been playing regularly in 2017/18 with a number of shows and festivals in the UK and a short trip to the USA in Oct 2018 to play 3 back to back sell out shows at The Mercury Lounge in NYC. We know you’ll love their first appearance at SVF.



The Skatonics - Performing across UK and Europe since 2007, are a dynamic and popular 9-piece band, offering the ultimate experience for any ska fan.With a full 3-piece brass section and male and female lead vocals their sound is enormous and infectious and you'll be on your feet from start to finish. They pride themselves on an authentic look and sound, sharply dressed in tonic suits, pork pies and loafers, to match the tight, energetic sets.

Expect to hear loads of hits from the bands of the 2tone era (Madness, The Specials, Bad Manners, The Selecter, The Bodysnatchers) as well as some older Trojan ska classics and an eagerly anticipated original song or two from The Skatonics themselves.



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, and after rave reviews from this year’s SVF North crowd, we think the Lioness should be released at SVF South.

Almighty Uprisers


Formed above a funeral directors in early 2015, Almighty Uprisers are a five piece Anti-Fascist Edgy Reggae band from the North East. With various line up changes they eventually got the right formula to produce their sound, that is a mash up of Ska/Reggae/Punk/Dub styles, with their own twist on it all.

Since they've been performing they’ve shared the stage with some class acts such as The Skatalites, The English Beat, The Dualers, Inner Terrestrials, New Town Kings, Bad Manners, Bombskare, Captain Accident & The Disasters and the list goes on!