The second A&S show, and the first to feature the already-established Zephaniah. Also the first to feature Belinda Blanchard, who was destined to be something of an early A&S favourite; and Emile Sercombe, a member of the pre-A&S collective Worthless Words and another cornerstone of these early bills.
Quintessential mid-’80s line-up of goth superstar, socialist punk band, A&S cornerstone and newcomer.
Part two of a two-day celebration marking the end of A&S’s first ‘year’ (if we regard these as running concurrently with the academic year).
27 July 1984 - 29 July 1984 at
Happily, two of our acts got namechecked in David Quantick‘s NME review of the festival: Surfin’ Dave sounded ‘like a cross between Jonathan Richman … and Billy Bragg’ and Joolz was ‘reciting, and inciting people to give money for the miners’ (New Musical Express, 11 Aug 1984). Business as usual, ...
A noticeably back-to-basics line-up of Worthless Words alumni.
Thanks to Patric Cunnane for finding the flyer.