acoustic stage and late night djs announced!
Wednesday 30th July 2014

In just 2 weeks time the likes of FINCH, THE VANDALS, SILVERSTEIN, REEL BIG FISH, ANTI-FLAG, KVELERTAK, CRIME IN STEREO, DEEZ NUTS, STRUCTURES, TESSERACT, STAMPIN’ GROUND and loads more will converge on the grounds of Port Lympne for one weekend of incredible live music, sunburnt hangovers and monkeys. Lots of monkeys….

As the gates are opening a day earlier this year (2pm on Thursday 14th August), we are putting on a few of our favorite acoustic acts to whet your appetite. The following will perform in our 2nd Stage tent on the Thursday night:

Rob Lynch
Oxygen Theif
Chas Palmer-Williams
Bad Ideas
The Lion & The Wolf
Marc Halls

We are also excited to reveal that we’re teaming up with club-night masters UPRAWR, who are bringing the mayhem to Hevy Fest! Playing the best in hardcore, pop-punk and metal, these guys will be keeping the party going until the early hours on Friday and Saturday.

silverstein, anti-flag and more complete hevy’s line-up!
Tuesday 8th July 2014

Canadian post-hardcore legends SILVERSTEIN will join our line-up as main support to FINCH on Friday 15th August. We can also reveal that Pennsylvanian powerhouse ANTI-FLAG will bring their political punk to Port Lympne, supporting THE VANDALS and REEL BIG FISH on Saturday 16th August.

Joining them to complete our 2014 line-up will be noise-rock trio THREE TRAPPED TIGERS, Blackpool pop-punkers ME VS HERO, Hatfield hardcore mob HEIGHTS (with their last ever festival appearance), Bournemouth bruisers HEART IN HAND and south-coast newcomers ACRES.

Weekend camping tickets are currently on sale for just £69, and that includes access to Port Lympne Animal Park, which is home to a huge variety of animals including Barbary lions, Siberian tigers, African elephants, black rhinos, gorillas, zebras and giraffes! A donation is made for every Hevy Fest ticket sold to help fund the incredible work they do in conserving and re-populating some of the world’s most endangered species.

hevy adopts a family of monkeys!
Friday 27th June 2014

Hevy Fest has been held at Port Lympne Reserve for the last five years, and in that time we’ve learnt a lot about the incredible work they do at the wild animal park, in conserving and re-populating some of the world’s most endangered species.

The beautiful site in Kent is home to a huge variety of animals including Barbary lions, Siberian tigers, African elephants, black rhinos, gorillas, zebras, giraffes and many more!

Here at Hevy, we wanted to do more to support The Aspinall Foundation, the charity that works in conjunction with Port Lympne and help raise funds for their conservation projects in Madagascar, Congo and Java, where animals bred at Port Lympne are reintroduced to their natural habitats.

So we are adopting a family of monkeys, Javan langurs to be specific! They are native to the rainforest habitats of Indonesia on the islands of Java, Bali and Lombok. Classed as a vulnerable species, Javan langurs are facing the same threats as many other primates in Asia; including hunting and the burning of rainforests to clear land for industry.

We have also been given the opportunity to name one of the newest additions to the family. Born on 7th March this year, this baby langur encapsulates the ethos of The Aspinall Foundation – securing the future of an endangered species through careful breeding in captivity to be re-introduced to its natural habitat, strengthening the limited numbers that remain in the wild.

And we want your suggestions on what to name him! To put your ideas forward please leave a comment on this Facebook flyer.

A shortlist of our favorite entries will be drawn up and put to a public vote.

the vandals, crime in stereo and more for hevy!
Wednesday 18th June 2014

Californian punk veterans THE VANDALS will be flying over during a brief gap in their huge US tour this summer to headline our main stage on Saturday 16th August with an exclusive UK appearance for 2014. We are also delighted to reveal that Long Island melodic-hardcore heroes CRIME IN STEREO will be returning to UK shores for the first time since their 2011 hiatus for another Hevy exclusive.

The new additions are:

The Vandals
Crime In Stereo
The Ocean
Feed The Rhino
Save Your Breath
Apologies, I Have None
Moose Blood
The Murderburgers

Progressive metallers Monuments are embarking on their first US tour in August, which it a huge opportunity for the band. However, this means they are having to postpose their appearance at Hevy Fest. We hope to find them a slot on next year’s bill.

Nai Harvest have also had to step back due to unavoidable personal commitments which have arisen on our weekend. Moose Blood will be taking their place on the line-up.

A limited allocation of Tier 1 tickets are currently available for £59. Once these sell out, Tier 2 tickets will be introduced for £69, followed by £79 for Tier 3.

finch, kvelertak & structures
Wednesday 21st May 2014

We are delighted to reveal that post-hardcore heroes Finch will be topping our Main Stage bill on Friday 15th August. Having recently reformed, the original line-up last played the UK to celebrate the 10th anniversary of their 2002 album ‘What It Is To Burn’. Now, they return for an exclusive appearance at Hevy Fest, performing their greatest hits alongside a taste of the eagerly awaited 3rd album, which is due for release this year.

Also joining the line-up are Norwegian titans Kvelertak, Canadian powerhouse Structures and Dennis Lyxzén of Refused’s post-punk outfit INVSN.

The new additions are:

Pay No Respect
Dead Harts
Show Your Teeth
Counting Days
Lets Talk Daggers

A limited allocation of Tier 1 tickets are currently available for £59. Once these sell out, Tier 2 tickets will be introduced for £69, followed by £79 for Tier 3.

final 8 for our atticus band comp
Monday 19th May 2014

Today, we can reveal the 8 bands that have proceeded to the next stage of our Atticus band comp:

Disguise Your Beauty
Home Salvation
Let’s Talk Daggers

The two bands that receive the most votes between now and midday on Wednesday 21st May will secure a slot at Hevy Fest 2014. The winners will then be announced at 7:00pm as part of our next line-up announcement!

Vote for your favourite via the Hevy Fest Facebook page.

get your band on the line-up
Monday 12th May 2014

We are delighted to reveal that we’re teaming up with Atticus Clothing to give two upcoming bands the opportunity to join the Hevy Fest line-up!

Submissions will be taken through an App our Facebook page until midday on Friday 16th May. A short-list of 8 bands will be selected to go through to a public vote, which will then run for a week. The two winning bands will secure a slot at Hevy Fest 2014, and will also be given £200 to spend on Atticus merchandise, and a crate of beer!

Get involved by visiting the Hevy Fest Facebook page.

hevy fest returns!
Wednesday 30th April 2014

After a turbulent year we have been working hard behind the scenes to lock everything down for 2014. The wait is over….

Hevy Fest will return to Kent this summer! On Friday 15th and Saturday 16th August some of the greatest bands from all corners of hardcore, punk and metal will converge on the grounds of Port Lympne for a weekend of incredible live music.

We are excited to reveal the first bands playing Hevy Fest 2014:

Brutality Will Prevail
The Catharsis
Deez Nuts
Devil Sold His Soul
Empress AD
The Hell
Nai Harvest
The One Hundred
Palm Reader
Reel Big Fish
The Safety Fire
Stampin’ Ground
Texas in July

Over 60 bands will be announced over the coming months, including headliners across all 3 stages. Stay tuned.