Year after year, the twin behemoths that are Reading & Leeds lurch onward and onward, carving up a spectacular finish to the years festival season, dwarfing any 'lesser' festivals as they cry for attention. Every now and then the order is bucked, particuarly when a smaller festival creates as big as a stir as Kent's 'Hevy Festival' has managed to in recent months.
Hevy Festival takes place at Port Lympne Wild Animal Park between the 6th - 8th of August and with a such a stellar line-up it screams to be considered as much more than a pre-amble to late August's Reading & Leeds weekend.
Taking to the four stages will be the legendary New York Post Hardcore kingpins Glassjaw, a certain headliner along with London's very own Punk supremos Gallows. The Rock Sound stage sees a cocophony of mutant sound as the headbanging influence of Napalm Death and Sepultura collides with the nimble pop sensibilities of Dananananaykroyd and the gymnastic awe of Pulled Apart By Horses.
Further line-up announcements have seen Canadians Fucked Up added to the bill, along with Comeback Kid, The Subways, The King Blues, Rolo Tomassi and Madina Lake. A thoroughly eclectic mix and match of Punk, Metal and Alternative Rock.
Tickets are priced at £69, see festival.hevy.co.uk for more details.