organisers pull the plug on Hevy Fest

after the festival becomes financially untenable

published: Wed 13th Apr 2016

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Friday 19th to Saturday 20th August 2016
new site, Newhaven, Derbyshire, SK17 0DU, England MAP
early bird £79 for the weekend
last updated: Wed 13th Apr 2016

Hevy Music Festival has been cancelled. Organisers have made a statement saying,

"After 6 years of incredible bands, legendary hangs, and a lot of monkeys - we’re sorry to announce that Hevy Fest is pulling the plug.

Despite the best efforts of our dedicated team, the festival has become financially untenable. Many things have contributed: Port Lympne being unable to continue hosting the event, the increasingly difficult task of putting together a line-up with more and more exclusives enforced each year leading to difficulties confirming our final headliner, and the pressure to offer good value with spiralling costs. The odds are stacked against anyone taking on the challenge, and they have proven too great for us to overcome.

There is a great community of Hardcore, Punk and Metal supporters in the UK and we hope that other small festivals will be able to grow into this space, and to deliver the event we aspired to.

Ticket holders will be automatically refunded. All monies will be returned in the next 10 working days (including booking fees and postage).

As a small independent event, we want to thank everyone who has supported us over the years.

Hevy Fest // 2009 - 2015."

Hevy Music Festival was set to move from Port Lympne Wildlife Park to a new site in Newhaven, in Derbyshire and was set to take place on Friday 19th and Saturday 20th August 2016.

The line-up was going to include healiners Enter Shikari and feature over 50 acts on 3 stages including Refused, SikTh, While She Sleeps, Animals as Leaders, Gnarwolves, Hacktivist, Krokodil, Neck Deep, Saves The Day, Defeater, Sick Of It All, Hawthorne Heights, Mewithoutyou, Creeper, The Hell, No Consequence, Devil Sold His Soul, Forever Never, Vukovi, Murdock, When Our Time Comes, The Bronx, La Dispute, Heart Of A Coward, I Killed The Prom Queen, Arcane Roots, Rolo Tomassi, Agent Fresco, TRC, Good Tiger, Intervals, Shvpes, Giants, Max Raptor, Slabdragger, Falls, Calls Landing, Plini, Wars, and Bad Sign.



Friday 19th to Saturday 20th August 2016
new site, Newhaven, Derbyshire, SK17 0DU, England MAP
early bird £79 for the weekend
last updated: Wed 13th Apr 2016


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