UK Tech-Fest 2022 – The Preview!
The summer season is ramping up as we see festivals now in full swing. With Download, Red Crust, Call of the Wild, Uprising and more now behind us we can look forward to this coming weekend and the return of UK Tech-Fest on the hallowed turf of the Newark showgrounds.
This years event kicks off in style on Thursday, June 30th with main stage headliners Exim and second stage headliners Bound in Fear. A treat for anyone getting to the site early for sure. The Thursday also sees a highlight from Birmingham progressive power metallers Dakesis when they hit the main stage fresh off the back of their critically acclaimed Fractures album, released just after the start of lockdown in 2020. Also hitting the main stage on opening day are Red Method who blew the bloody doors off Uprising Festival last weekend. And Sertraline hit the second stage having returned to the live scene with their new vocalist!
With a line up that also includes Artificial Language, A Night In The Abyss, Confessions of a Traitor and Lost In Lavender Town; Thursday will truly get the festival kick started.
Friday sees the main stage of the festival open up with a trio of heavy weights rounding out the line up. Hacktivist, Betraying The Martyrs and headliners Scar Symmetry will destroy all comers late into the evening. Londoners Harbinger bring brand of harsh, brash deathcore to the Showgrounds as they headline a second stage packed full of brutality including Seething Akira, The Modern Age Slavery, Tiberius and more!
Saturday switches things up again further after the technical battering that both Gorod and Vulvodynia will offer the fans, it’ll be time for The Ocean Collective to take control. The band another to launch a new album in lockdown, and follow that up with a live album last year, it's now time for the band to shine in the UK once more. Damnation fans will be familiar with The Ocean Collective, Tech-Fest opens their stunning music up to a whole new audience.
The second stage on the Saturday is just as strong with Axiom, Blind Summit and Monasteries leading us into headliners Vexed. Vexed a band fresh off the back of a tour with In Flames, they are one of the most exciting prospects in the UK right now (alongside the likes of Conjuer and Malevolence) and this is your chance to see them now before they hit it BIG!
The final day of the weekend, if your body and your hangovers will allow it, sees another punishing schedule. The second stage is the place to be especially when progressive sludge/post-metal outfit OHHMS hit the stage. They are quickly followed by party-slam heroes Party Cannon, if you’ve never seen them before expect a sea of crowd surfers, various inflatable objects and the most fun you’ll have all weekend! The second stage is then closed off by 2021’s hottest new act Pupil Slicer, a band that all UK festivals this year fought over off the back of their critically acclaimed album ‘Mirrors’.
If you switch your attention to the main stage for just a minute, the final days brings the big guns here too. No Consequence hit the stage in a UK exclusive show whilst British scene stalwarts InMe provide a different take on things before God Is An Astronaut close out the festival in style.
It’s a weekend packed full of technical excellence, brutality and some off the wall tech metal goodness! Tickets are still available – HERE - so grab yours now before it’s too late!