Hevy Fest Announce Festival Changes; Brixton Academy Event Announced and More

The organisers behind the Hevy Festival have announced some changes to the way the festival is being run this year. Due to licensing restrictions on the site for this years venue, there will be no camping festival, and refunds for ticket holders are available.

Instead a half-day festival will be at Brixton Academy headlined by Killswitch Engage will take place on Sunday 4th August.

Full lineup:

Killswitch Engage (UK Exclusive)
Hatebreed (UK Exclusive)
Comeback Kid (UK Exclusive)
(Special Guests to be announced)
Sylosis (UK Exclusive)
Evergreen Terrace (UK Exclusive)
Heights
Empress

Whilst HORSE The Band have announced a show at The Borderline in London on Saturday 3rd August with support to be announced, and The Menzingers and Tigers Jaw will play The Underworld on the same day.

Hevy Festival organisers made the following statement:

“Hevy was set to move venue this year and we found the perfect site! It gave us much more room, a more central location, more generous operating hours and it allowed us to drop the dreaded no re-entry rule. It was perfect! We were all lined up to announce our now home, when a well-hidden licensing condition was discovered that would need to be overruled for the site to host Hevy.

Unfortunately the appeal process would take 2 months and we didn’t want to risk a last-minute cancellation if things went sour. So, rather than pursue an alternative and keep you guys hanging even longer, we’ve decided to shelve the camping set-up until 2014 – and instead put on a load of events with the bands already booked, including a new breed of Hevy Fest at Brixton Academy.

Current ticket holders will be offered a refund.

We are currently working on more events to be announced as soon as possible. Hevy would like to thank all the bands, agents and venues for their help in making these shows possible.”

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