The Undertones and The Fall to launch John Peel Festival Of New Music

johnpeelThe Undertones and The Fall have been confirmed to perform at a special gig in memory of the late DJ John Peel, with proceeds going towards the the John Peel Centre for Creative Arts in Stowmarket.

The bands will appear at Epic Studios on October 10th to launch the John Peel Festival Of New Music, which will kick-off three days of live music featuring over 50 acts performing across 10 venues in Norwich.

“We’ve been developing the new venue for some time in Stowmarket and it’s great that this is happening to give us some much need funds,” John Peel’s widow Sheila has said. “I’m so pleased that The Fall and The Undertones have agreed to play as everybody knows that they were two bands very close to John’s heart and we should raise some money for the new venue. It’ll also be a great gig.”

“It’s fairly obvious we owe a lot to John and it’s an honour to be asked to support the centre,” Undertones bass player Michael Bradley has added. “Also looking forward to seeing The Fall play live and getting Mark E Smith to sign my Fall CD.”

Both bands were regularly championed by John Peel during his career, with The Undertones’ ‘Teenage Kicks‘ single being often sighted as his favourite record of all time. Fittingly, when the legendary DJ sadly passed away in 2004, the track was played at his funeral.

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