Hevy Music Festival is one of the UK’s newer heavy music festivals – this year’s will be the 4th iteration – but it’s growing ever stronger by the day. With the relative elder statesman Download catering towards the ‘bigger’ bands these days, it now falls to the likes of Hevy to give smaller or less-known acts their time on the summer stage.

Today saw the first announcement of this year’s lineup, with no fewer than fifteen bands being released – and good lord does it look like it’s going to be fantastic. We have ConvergeWill HavenProtest The HeroDeaf HavanaA Wilhelm Scream, Verse, The Chariot, Deez Nuts, Set Your Goals, Trapped Under Ice, Pianos Become The Teeth, Balance and Composure, Sharks, Last Witness, and Crocus. I mean holy fuck, right? I’ve heard maybe two thirds of these, and I’d happily watch them, if not actively go just for them. Converge put on an amazing show, The Chariot are so entertaining to watch, and the likes of Crocus will represent home-grown talent.

You can definitely expect one of us to be there. Tickets are £96 for the weekend, including access to the attached animal park (!!!) and you can check out all the relevant information at the website. Expect more as announcements are made!

– CG

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