The Fall And The Undertones to play John Peel fundraiser

Gig will mark the start of new Norwich festival named in honour of the late DJ

The Fall and The Undertones are to play a gig in aid of late Radio 1 DJ John Peel.

Both bands will perform at Epic Studios, on October 10 as a launch event for the new John Peel Festival Of New Music.

The show will also see Peel favourites Bearsuit and Dingus Khan play before the three day festival itself kicks off in earnest with over 50 acts performing across 10 venues across the city from October 11-13.


Peel’s wife Sheila said: “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.”

She added:

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.

Money collected from the gig is being donated to the John Peel Centre for Creative Arts in Stowmarket.

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

Peel who died in 2004, had a collection of about 25,000 vinyl albums.