Hevy Music Festival

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Hevy Music Festival
Location(s) 2009:
Folkestone Seafront
2010 - 2012:
Port Lympne Wild Animal Park
Years active 2008 - 2012, 2014
Date(s) First weekend in August
Genre Hard rock, heavy metal, alternative rock, punk rock, hardcore punk
Website Official Website

Hevy Music Festival is a rock festival that took place annually near Folkestone in the UK.[1] It was originally held on 1 August 2009 on Folkestone seafront as a one-day festival with Feeder, Gary Numan and Ash as headliners.[2][3] In 2010 it moved to Port Lympne Wild Animal Park and grew to a weekend camping festival held from 6–8 August. The headline artists included Glassjaw, Gallows, Sepultura and The Subways and the festival provided a variety of music genres including rock, punk, hardcore and metal along with extreme sports displays and state-of-the-art thrill rides.[4][5][6][7][8]

History[edit]

2009[edit]

Dates: 1 August 2009
Venue: Folkestone Seafront
Attendance: ~2000
Headline bands: Feeder, Gary Numan, Ash
Other bands: Attack! Attack!, The Blackout, Hundred Reasons, Cancer Bats, We Are the Ocean, The Ghost of a Thousand, Heartbreak, Sharks, In Case of Fire, Sonic Boom Six, Flood of Red, The Xcerts, Elephants, Lightsgoblue, Kingskin, One Day Elliott, Eleven Eleven, Amber Room, The Startover, After the Ordeal, More Than Normal, Farewell City, Mexico Fallz

In spite of a freak storm which flattened the security fencing two days before[9] and some torrential downpours on the day itself, the 2009 Hevy Music Festival was a resounding success.[10] Feeder performed brand a new song from their album Renegades for the first time, with this one being "Sentimental", although the title track was soundchecked, it wasn't performed for the main show. Gary Numan performed a typically energetic set including the classics "Are 'Friends' Electric?" and "Cars". Rainwater damage to his guitar amplifier caused a delay which shortened the subsequent sets but all were completed before the 11 pm curfew.

2010[edit]

Dates: 6–8 August 2010
Venue: Port Lympne Wild Animal Park
Attendance: 3000
Glassjaw flew over from New York to make an exclusive UK appearance at the 2010 festival which was a larger event lasting over a weekend with onsite camping. The media response was very positive: "A stellar line up all around.....it'll be hard to see another festival match up in terms of experience and value this year."[11] and "Innovative, fresh and dedicated festival.....putting on a joyous choice of alt music this summer."[12]
The festival saw a fresh start, with new promoters, for live music at Port Lympne Wild Animal Park and is expected to continue to grow in future years. In the words of one reviewer: "From the triumph of this weekender, we expect an even better Hevy Festival (in) 2011."[13]

Main Stage
Saturday Sunday

Gallows
Comeback Kid
Fucked Up
Rolo Tomassi
Trash Talk
Dead Swans
TRC
Feed the Rhino

Glassjaw
The Subways
The King Blues
Madina Lake
Young Guns
Canterbury
Failsafe
Me Vs Hero

Rock Sound Stage
Saturday Sunday

Dananananaykroyd
Sucioperro
Hexes
Pulled Apart By Horses
March of the Raptors
Turbowolf
Cerebral Ballzy
Eaststrikewest

Sepultura
Napalm Death
The Black Dahlia Murder
Despised Icon
Devil Sold His Soul
Sylosis
Bury Tomorrow
Chickenhawk

Red Bull Bedroom Jam Stage
Saturday Sunday

Twin Atlantic
Deaf Havana
Outcry Collective
Blitz Kids
Hearts Under Fire
Heights
Never Means Maybe
Scared Betrayal

Polar Bear Club
The Plight
Lower Than Atlantis
Throats
You And What Army
No Mean City
Stand Up Guy
This Is Devine

Local Heroes Stage
Saturday Sunday

Pay No Respect
Breaking the Day
Alaska
Still Dreaming
Santa Karla
Jairus
Take Courage
Predicting the Fall

The James Cleaver Quintet
Tyrannosaurus Alan
Bareface
Adelaide
Lost In Colour
Pharoahs
The Startover
As Worlds Collide

2011[edit]

Dates: 5–8 August 2011
Venue: Port Lympne Wild Animal Park
Attendance: 4000
Saturday headliners The Dillinger Escape Plan and Architects were announced in early March, along with 23 of the planned 80 bands across four stages.[14] On 1 April the Sunday headliners were revealed to be pop punk heroes – Four Year Strong. They were joined by Welsh rockers Funeral for a Friend. Saturday’s line up additions included the last ever show for The Ghost of a Thousand who announced they were calling it a day after 7 years.[15] In early May eight more bands were announced including Trash Talk (band) who have risen to prominence following their first ever festival appearance at Hevy last year, although they pulled out at the last minute, with TRC and Feed the Rhino stepping in to perform mini-sets in Trash Talk's slot. Rot in Hell were forced to cancel due to the departure of vocalist Nathan Bean. Death Is Not Glamorous were originally booked to play the fest this year along with their tourmates in La Dispute and Touche Amore, although once they found out the festival was at an animal park they pulled out for ethical reasons. (They are a Vegan band) Press reviews were universally positive; from Trebuchet magazine: "Hevy is the right sort of festival to really get into music. Talking to production staff, bands, bookers, punters and security there is a strong feeling of community amongst everyone that they are doing this because they love it. Long live Hevy fest see you next year!" [16]

Jägermeister Main Stage
Friday Saturday Sunday

The Dillinger Escape Plan
Architects
The Ghost of a Thousand
TRC
Feed the Rhino
The Carrier
November Coming Fire
Gold Kids
Hang the Bastard

Four Year Strong
Funeral For A Friend
We Are the Ocean
Zebrahead
Capdown
Polar Bear Club
Man Overboard
Hildamay

Rock Sound/Macbeth Stage
Friday Saturday Sunday

Sonic Boom Six
Flood of Red
Straight Lines
Steel Rules Die
The First
Turbogeist
The Bottlenex

The Bouncing Souls
Off!
Title Fight
The Xcerts
Make Do And Mend
Me Vs Hero
Spy Catcher
Arcane Roots

The Bronx
Ceremony
Defeater
Strife
While She Sleeps
Touché Amoré
Bastions

etnies/FRONT Stage
Friday Saturday Sunday

Tek One
Lower Than Atlantis
Carcer City
Giants
Revoker
Basement
Crossbreaker
Departures
Harbours
Max Raptor

Rise to Remain
Awaken Demons
Brutality Will Prevail
All Teeth
Heart In Hand
Heart of a Coward
Grieved
Brotherhood of the Lake

Your Demise
Stick to Your Guns
More Than Life
La Dispute
Living With Lions
Paige
Marmozets
Loose Cannons

Red Bull Bedroom Jam Stage
Friday Saturday Sunday

Daniel P Carter
Don Broco
Lost Boys
You And What Army
Never Means Maybe

ACODA
The Ocean Between Us
Page 44
Floods
If Heroes Should Fail
Mishkin
Collapse the Control
Our People Versus Yours

Autumn In Disguise
Makethisrelate
Hill Valley High
The Hype Theory
The Headstart
The Debut
Show It Off
The Afterparty

2012[edit]

Dates: 3–6 August 2012
Venue: Port Lympne Wild Animal Park
Attendance: NA
The 2012 dates were announced on 2 December 2011, with the first announcement made on 27 January 2012 and the second on 16 March 2012.

The organisers of Hevy Music Festival decided in light of "temperamental" weather leading up to the festival they put roofs over the stages. This involved the Rock Sound Stage and the Punktastic Stage merge to have alternating bands meaning there is no time clashes between the two stages. They also merged the Punktastic Stage into the same roofed area with the two stages alternating as the "Main" Stage, while putting the Red Bull Bedroom Jam stage in its own distinct tent.[17] Will Haven dropped out of the festival on Thursday 2 August and were not replaced. Instead all other bands had their sets adjusted to accommodate the space left by the group.

Main Stage
Friday
(Rock Sound Stage)
Saturday
(Punktastic Stage)
Sunday
(Rock Sound Stage)

Deaf Havana
Lower Than Atlantis
Sharks
The James Cleaver Quintet
Marmozets
Mixtapes
Our Time Down Here
The Bots

Andrew W.K.
Meshuggah
Municipal Waste
This Is Hell
Rolo Tomassi
Devil Sold His Soul
Bury Tomorrow
Feed the Rhino
The Safety Fire
Campus

Descendents
Madball
Hundred Reasons
H2O
Ignite
7 Seconds
Cruel Hand
Night Verses
Mallory Knox

Second Stage
Friday
(Punktastic Stage)
Saturday
(Rock Sound Stage)
Sunday
(Punktastic Stage)

Deez Nuts
Trapped Under Ice
Reign Supreme
Bleed From Within
Last Witness
Blacklisters
Desolated
Gnarwolves

Glassjaw
Norma Jean
A Wilhelm Scream
Set Your Goals
Pianos Become the Teeth
Balance & Composure
Seahaven
Martyr Defiled
Crocus
The Social Club

Converge
Verse
The Chariot
Rise and Fall
Suis La Lune
Lewd Acts
Worms Feed
Attack! Vipers!

Red Bull Bedroom Jam Stage
Friday Saturday Sunday

Broken Teeth
Demoraliser
Napoleon
Brotherhood of the Lake
Grader
Acoda
Page 44
Never Means Maybe

Brutality Will Prevail
Eisberg
Landscapes
The Long Haul
Veils
Dead Harts
Golden Tanks
Adelaide
I Divide
Strangle Kojak

Vinnie Caruana
Lemuria
Listener
Hawk Eyes
&U&I
Pacer
The Smoking Hearts
Reachback
Mechanical Smile
The Jellycats

2013[edit]

Dates: 2–5 August 2013 (Cancelled)
Venue: N/A
Attendance: N/A

Hevy Fest 2013 was announced on 4 January 2013, with the first band, Black Flag, announced on 25 January. 14 more bands were added to the bill on 1 March, including Hatebreed, Comeback Kid, Horse the Band and The Menzingers,[18] and in April Killswitch Engage were announced as headliners. However the festival was eventually cancelled along with a planned replacement show at the Brixton Academy.

2014[edit]

Dates: 14–15 August 2014
Venue: Port Lympne Wild Animal Park
Attendance: N/A

Hevy Fest 2014 was announced on 30 April 2014, with the first twenty bands announced on the same day including Deez Nuts, Reel Big Fish, and Devil Sold His Soul. In all over 60 bands will be announced before the festival, including headliners across 3 stages.[19] Tickets became available the next day on 1 May 2014 for £59, with ticket prices set in tiers and rising to £69 for Tier 2.[20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hevy Music Festival 2010 « The Gig Guide. The-gig-guide.co.uk (1 June 2010). Retrieved on 22 October 2011.
  2. ^ Hevy Music Festival 2009. Efestivals.co.uk (1 August 2009). Retrieved on 22 October 2011.
  3. ^ Lineup: The Hevy Music Festival – Saturday 1 August 2009, Folkestone Seafront. Festival.hevy.co.uk (1 August 2009). Retrieved on 22 October 2011.
  4. ^ The Hevy Music Festival – 5–8 August 2011. Hevy.co.uk. Retrieved on 22 October 2011.
  5. ^ Hevy Festival Launches | News | Rock Sound. Rocksound.tv. Retrieved on 22 October 2011.
  6. ^ More Bands Added To Hevy Festival | News | Rock Sound. Rocksound.tv. Retrieved on 22 October 2011.
  7. ^ Kerrang! Glassjaw to headline Hevy festival. Kerrang.com. Retrieved on 22 October 2011.
  8. ^ Blog Archive » Hevy Festival Adds More Names!. Metal Hammer (30 April 2010). Retrieved on 22 October 2011.
  9. ^ Hevy Watch No. 04 | Spacious & Gracious. Spaciousandgracious.co.uk (30 July 2009). Retrieved on 22 October 2011.
  10. ^ Hevy Music Festival 2009 « Funky Pixel Photography | Modern Wedding Photography in Rochester, Medway, Maidstone and Kent. Funkypixel.co.uk. Retrieved on 22 October 2011.
  11. ^ Punktastic Live Reviews: Hevy Festival – Port Lympne. Punktastic.com. Retrieved on 22 October 2011.
  12. ^ Review: Hevy Festival @ Port Lympne Animal Park, Kent | Latest Clubbing News. Skiddle.com (20 August 2010). Retrieved on 22 October 2011.
  13. ^ http://midnightmixtape.com/#/hevy-festival-2010/4541532359
  14. ^ Hevy Music Festival First Announcement! | Hit The Floor Magazine. Hitthefloor.co.uk (11 March 2011). Retrieved on 22 October 2011.
  15. ^ End Of The Road. van The Ghost of a Thousand op Myspace. Myspace.com. Retrieved on 22 October 2011.
  16. ^ http://www.trebuchet-magazine.com/index.php/site/article/hevy_festival_2011_-_review/
  17. ^ "Hevy Festival Gets A Roof!". Rock SOund. Freeway Press. 9 July 2012. Retrieved 9 July 2012. 
  18. ^ HATEBREED, THE MENZINGERS, COMEBACK KID AND MORE JOIN HEVY FESTIVAL 2013 LINEUP Rock Sound
  19. ^ [1] Hevy Fest 2014 News
  20. ^ https://twitter.com/HevyFest/status/461928112075595777

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