We’re less than 3 weeks away from Hevy Fest – which is shaping up to be the best festival for Metal purists. Situated just near Port Lympne Zoo in Folkestone, Hevy have bands spanning the many sub-genres we endure as metal-heads. Also with a much, much friendlier entrance fee than most other festivals this is not one to be missed, guys. Some of our Broken Arrow crew will be attending, and we hope to meet some of you out there, so if you’re joining the mayhem, let us know!
Here’s our rundown on the headliners, which luckily for us are both UK Exclusives:
Friday headliner is Coheed & Cambria, on their first ever UK festival headlining slot, celebrating the 10 year anniversary of their groundbreaking second record ‘In Keeping Secrets On Silent Earth: 3‘ this is the one and only stop Coheed will be making to the UK potentially all year, as they build up to the release of their next album, ‘The Color Before The Sun‘, which is out October 9th. You can check out their first single from the new record ‘You’ve Got Spirit, Kid!‘ out now on iTunes and Spotify and you can watch the video over on Youtube.
Saturday headliner is Californian rockers Thrice. After a 3 year Hiatus that began in June 2012, the band have been playing reunion shows since December, and are seemingly very prepared for their headline slot at Hevy this August! We welcome Thrice back with loving arms, and can’t wait to see them in August!
With British post-hardcore champions Fightstar & the jokingly named ‘Nintendocore’ Horse The Band, recently being added, a stellar line-up of late-night acoustic sessions running from the Thursday before it kicks off until the early hours after Thrice have finished, and a great DJ Lineup with TOTAL UPRAWR, a guest DJ set from Funeral For a Friend, plus BBC Radio One’s own Daniel P. Carter, we are almost at a loss for words with the entertainment provided.
Check out the full line-up in the poster below, go to the Hevy website and be sure to follow Hevy Fest on Twitter for any updates: @HevyFest and of course us @BrokenArrowMag for more updates!