Hevy Festival has come a long way since it was born in August 2009 at the Folkestone Seafront. Headlined that year as a one day festival by rock veterans Feeder, Hevy has not only grown in stature since it’s inception, but also changed it’s colours in the process. Moving to Port Lympne Wild Animal Park in Kent the following year, the organisers started to streamline the type of bands they brought to the festival, focussing on creating a weekend that hardcore/punk lovers would remember months, maybe even years after attending.
In 2011, without a doubt Hevy Festival’s most successful year, they definitely achieved that. Headlined by The Dillinger Escape Plan and Four Year Strong, the line up was, for lack of a better word, incredible. Below the great headliners you have mouth watering sets from bands that were creating a huge sense of excitement in the hardcore punk scene such as Defeater, Touche Amore, La Dispute, Make Do And Mend; the list is endless really.
If you’re looking for a unique selling point to Hevy Festival, then it is maybe worth considering the small bonus that buying a ticket to the festival will grant you free access to the animal park for the entire weekend. So, if you want to get away from the noise for a couple of hours you can take some time out to visit the wild life and get in touch with nature. If you’re still not sold on Hevy Festival, we strongly suggest you keep your eye on the line up page to stay informed as to who plays the weekend, because we can guarantee that there’s going to be some belters.
In 2012, the festival takes place at Port Lympne Wild Animal Park, Kent on the 3-6th June, and now would be the best time to be part of this amazing festivals history.