Hevy Fest has been cancelled indefinitely, according to the event’s organisers.
Organisers of Hevy Fest have today confirmed that this year’s edition of the festival has been cancelled, and that all future events under the brand have been cancelled indefinitely.
A statement from festival organisers reads as follows:
“Hevy Fest is no more.
After 6 years of incredible bands, legendary hangs, and a lot of monkeys – we’re sorry to announce that Hevy Fest is pulling the plug.
Despite the best efforts of our dedicated team, the festival has become financially untenable. Many things have contributed: Port Lympne being unable to continue hosting the event, the increasingly difficult task of putting together a line-up with more and more exclusives enforced each year leading to difficulties confirming our final headliner, and the pressure to offer good value with spiralling costs. The odds are stacked against anyone taking on the challenge, and they have proven too great for us to overcome.
There is a great community of Hardcore, Punk and Metal supporters in the UK and we hope that other small festivals will be able to grow into this space, and to deliver the event we aspired to.
Ticket holders will be automatically refunded. All monies will be returned in the next 10 working days (including booking fees and postage).
As a small independent event, we want to thank everyone who has supported us over the years.
Hevy Fest // 2009 – 2015“
Hevy Fest 2016 was due to take place on 19-20th August in Derbyshire, and its lineup was set to include Saturday headliner ENTER SHIKARI alongside the likes of REFUSED, THE BRONX, WHILE SHE SLEEPS, SIKTH, NECK DEEP, SAVES THE DAY and SICK OF IT ALL.
For further information on the cancellation of Hevy Fest, please visit their Facebook page.