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6 October - 09 October 2017

Butlins Resort, Skegness, Lincolnshire, PE251NJ

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The Great British Alternative Music Festival is held at Butlins in Skegness and is a weekend packed full of punk, ska and new wave bands.  Big names will be playing headline performances such as Stiff Little Fingers and The Buzzcocks and there is also an Introducing Stage for up-and-coming bands.



Stiff Little Fingers

The Skids


Cockney Rejects

Theatre of Hate

From the Jam


Headline Maniac

The Vapors

The Neville Staple Band

Secret Affair

Eddie and the Hot Rods

Ruts DC

John Otway Band

Peter And The Test Tube Babies

The Angelic Upstarts

Jeramiah Ferrari

Ed Tudor Pole

Suburban Symphony

Black Pudding

Church of Eon

The Complete Clash

Knock Off

Resistance 77





Freedom Faction

Emergency Bitter

Hands Off Gretel

Sugar Louise

Zeitgesit 77



Hung Like Hanratty


The Black Lagoons

Duncan Reid and The Big Heads

No Thrills


Butlins Skegness

As the event is taking place at the Butlins holiday resort in Skegness, there is a wide variety of accomodation options on-site.  


At Skegness there is a range of apartments and rooms to choose from.



Butlins Skegness is relatively easy to find.  Simply follow the A52 that runs from Skegness to Mablethorpe and you will find the resort just 3 miles from the town centre and it is extremely well signposted.  The main entrance to the resort is located to the right of the A52 Ingoldmells.  All the parking at resorts is completely free.




The railway station closest to the resort is Skegness and there is a bus service that runs between the resort and the station.  




If you book a coach through National Express, it will take you to either the resort's main entrance or the specialised coach park.



As the event takes place at Butlins, there are a range of dining plans to choose from.

Breakfast Only

The Breakfast Only plan aims to be convenient.  It is served at the Food Court Restaurant and offers everything from traditional breakfast food to fruit and croissants.  It is served until 10 am so there is no rush in the morning.

Food Court Dining 

The Food Court Dining plan gives you a buffet style dining for meals at breakfast and dinner.  You can enjoy a tasty Full English, or opt for a full 3 course dining experience instead.

Premium Dining 

The Premium Dining plan features food served at The Yacht Club and The Deck and provides you with a buffet style restaurant.  As an added bonus there are also food stations where the chefs will make dishes to order for you.


There are a wide range of restuarants on-site, offering various different cuisines to suite your particular tastes and preferences.

Name Distance Prices From
The Linroy Guest House 0.5 ml £35.00 Book
The Southwold 0.5 ml £23.99 Book
Lyndene Holiday Apartments 0.5 ml £33.60 Book
Southview Park Hotel 0.6 ml £61.00 Book
The County Hotel (Skegness) 0.7 ml £40.00 Book
Mayvene 0.7 ml £60.00 Book
Greystones 0.8 ml £30.00 Book
Clarence House hotel 0.9 ml £32.50 Book
Ivydene Hotel 0.9 ml £30.00 Book
Hotel No8 0.9 ml £79.00 Book
The Monsell Hotel 0.9 ml £35.00 Book
Yellow Mountain Hotel 1.0 ml £45.00 Book
The Royal Hotel Skegness 1.3 ml £45.00 Book
The Anchor Hotel and Bars 3.6 ml £69.00 Book
Half Moon Hotel & Restaurant 9.9 ml £55.00 Book

Butlins Resort, Skegness, Lincolnshire, PE251NJ