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5 Reasons why you cant afford to miss Hevy Fest 2015

Posted on Tue 28th July 2015

Hevy Fest returns to Port Lympne Wild Animal Park from 13th – 15th August for what promises to be one of the highlights of the 2015 Festival season. As metal festivals go Hevy Fest offers the best value for money at just £89, for 2 days of the best metal and punk.

Here are 5 reasons why you cannot afford to miss it:

1. The line up, quite simply Hevy Fest is hitting way above its weigh this year, the line up includes: a number of UK exclusive performances:

Thrice, yes after a three year hiatus the Californian punks are back on the road and Hevy will be the only chance you will get to see them in the UK this year. Expect to be treated to old favourites including ‘Firebreather’, ‘Stare At The Sun’ and ‘The Earth Will Shake’ plus many more.

Prog metalers Coheed & Cambria will be performing their classic concept album ‘In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3’ in full, revisiting the album recently reminded me of its true quality. Be prepared for an evening of great musicianship and banging tunes.

Plus the likes of The Dillinger Escape Plan, The Fall of Troy performing ‘Doppelganger’ in full 10 years to the day that it was released.

Full line up

2. Thursday night acoustic sets, for many events the early entry line up is just a bribe to get punters to pay an extra few quid for a poor line up, this could not be further from the truth at Hevy, this years acoustic set includes the likes of former Rueben front man Jamie Lenman, Sam Duckworth and Sean McGowan.  

3. Late night DJ Sets, to ensure you keep on rocking through to the early hours DJ’s include Radio 1 Rock Show’s Daniel P Carter and Funeral For A Friend.

4. Silent Disco – yes Hevy will be having a silent disco, allowing you to party the night away in your own little world, and for those not plugged in the joy of watching people singing and dancing to different songs.

5. Port Lympne Wild Animal Park itself, Hevy Fest is unique, with your ticket comes access to the animal park. A visit to the animal park is an ideal way to clear your head, and get fresh for the day ahead.

As Festival Director Ralph Broadbent succinctly put it “It’s Heavy and there’s fucking monkeys”

Tickets for Hevy Fest are still available for £89

Article by Mick Game

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