Hevy Fest Pulls The Plug
The festival debuted in 2009 at Folkestone, Kent, and moved to the nearby Port Lympne Reserve the year after. It stayed there until 2015. This year, the festival was supposed to take place Aug. 19-20 in Newhaven, Derbyshire, as the old festival site underwent some transformation.
The latest lineup update had been announced as late as April 2. However, “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,” a statement on the festival’s website reads.
Ticketholders are also informed on the website that all monies will be refunded automatically. The lineup was to include Enter Shikari, Refused, Saves The Day, Sick Of It All, Neck Deep, and The Bronx among others.