50 years ago, the Mod movement was born. A British Youth Subculture concerned with specific music, fashions, art and designs, the movement focused on looking forward with a clean living, modern mentality.
1964 saw the formation of The Who and The Kinks, soon followed by Small Faces and Love Affair. At the same time, Mods flocked to the seaside towns such as Margate and Brighton, to engage in scooter runs, visit clubs, and join in scrapes such as the infamous Margate clashes.
This was followed a fews years later with ‘The Mod Revival’, complemented by the 1979 film ‘Quadrophenia’ as well as mod-inspired bands such as Secret Affair and The Jam, as well as further offsets, movements and clubs.
To Celebrate 50 years of this influential and paramount movement, THE event of the Mod Calendar will be happening in London this Easter Bank Holiday, with promoters The New Untouchables hosting MODSTOCK Festival.
Modstock is a '4 day celebration of Mod Culture' at London venue 229 The Venue, and will include performances from BRENDA HOLLOWAY, VELVELETTES, and KENNEY JONES & FRIENDS to play SMALL FACES, as well as SECRET AFFAIR, LES CAPPUCCINO, THE APEMEN, STONE FOUNDATION, THE MERGERS and much, much more! As well as these shows, there will be Allnighters across three dance floors with an International DJ line-up, Guest Club nights, A Riverboat Party, Record Fair/Vintage Market, Scooter Comp + Run, Eye Candy Visuals and maximum fun!
SECRET AFFAIR & THE APEMEN
TAMLA MOTOWN REVUE feat THE VELVELETTES & BRENDA HOLLOWAY
(8pm-4am) £30/£35 (Club only £7/£10 adm from 11pm)
MODSTOCK SCOOTER RUN & COMPETITION
+ NUTsMAG LIVE showcase in Venue 2
+ MODSTOCK RECORD FAIR & MARKET
(12-5pm) Adm £5
MODSTOCK BRITISH LEGENDS KENNEY JONES & FRIENDS + EDDIE PHILLIPS(Creation) PERFORM SMALL FACES songs LIVE WITH STONE FOUNDATION
(8pm-6am) £20/£25 (Club only £12/£15 adm from 11pm)
MODSTOCK RIVERBOAT PARTY aboard the London Pride from Millennium Pier
(1.45pm-5pm) £20 advance ticket only
LES CAPPUCCINO & THE MERGERS and FASHION SHOW/FILM
(8pm-6am) £12/£15 (Club only £12/£15 Adm from 11pm)
R&B ROOM Club Nights
Quality Club Soul, R&B, Ska, Blues and Boogaloo
(Opens 11pm each night)
Friday THE BOILER
Sunday THE MOUSETRAP/CROSSFIRE
Modstock Compilation available at the event and from the NUTSTORE here
CHECK OUT WWW.NEWUNTOUCHABLES.COM FOR FULL EVENT INFORMATION