Sadly in the current climate, festival cancellations are no longer the shock they once were. But this one really sucks and will sadden a lot of people. Last night it was announced that the 2016 Hevy Fest would no longer take place, and that it is likely that 2015 was the last year for Hevy (at least as things currently stand). The statement from the 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’
For more info please keep your eyes on the official festival website www.hevyfest.com and their social media accounts – https://twitter.com/HevyFest and https://www.facebook.com/HevyFest/. If we have any further updates from the Hevy camp to report, we will bring them to our readers as soon as we can.