Top names set to rock resort

The Buzzcocks. Picture: Ian Cook

The Buzzcocks. Picture: Ian Cook

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Some of the biggest names in alternative music are set to rock Skegness as part of a three-day festival coming to the resort next week.

The Buzzcocks, The Fall, Alabama 3, Dr Feelgood and The Selector are all on the bill of this year’s Great British Alternative Music Festival.

The event is being held across three indoor venues from Friday to Sunday. It is the second year in a row the event has been held at Butlin’s Skegness, having been founded in 2012.

Mike Godolphin, head of Butlin’s entertainment, said: “Butlin’s is proud to present events for real music fans.

“The festival will bring together music fans from all ages, all with a common goal to see the bands that influenced their formative years and the bands that will influence this scene in the future.”

The line-up for the event so far boasts: punk band The Buzzcocks, post-punk band The Fall, ex-lead singer and guitarist for The Stranglers Hugh Cornwell, the genre-hopping Alabama 3, singer-songwriter Hazel O’Connor, punk band The Damned, blues rock band Dr Feelgood and ska band The Selecter.

They will perform alongside the Neville Staple Band, The Beat, Dreadzone, Secret Affair, Eddie & The Hot Rods, TV Smith, Department S, The Ruts DC, Chelsea, The Aces (Desmond Dekker’s original band), Goldblade, Ferocious Dog, Evil Blizzard, Neck, The Ramonas, Johnnie Moped, The Circles and The Transmitters.

Confirmed MCs include top DJ, RTE Radio presenter Jacqui Carroll.

There will also be an Introducing Stage featuring up-and-coming bands.

Daily entertainment will also come from Panjenix and their mix of self-written and alternative versions of classic punk, rock and folk songs.

For further information, go to www.bigweekends.com and follow the links.