Saturday, 23 January 2016

UK TECH-FEST returns in 2016 for fifth year anniversary announcing BTBAM, PROTEST THE HERO, TEXTURES, FALLUJAH plus 15 more bands

UK TECH-FEST returns in style in 2016 for its fifth anniversary with a huge band announcement, delivering once again the most forward thinking metal line up in the UK this summer.

Progressive metal legends BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME (UK 2016 Exclusive) and Canadian math-metal mavericks PROTEST THE HERO (UK 2016 Exclusive) both attend the festival as headliners, alongside Dutch groove merchants TEXTURES.

Adding to an already exciting line-up are:
Fallujah (UK 2016 Exclusive)
Fit For An Autopsy
Destiny Potato
Cold Night For Alligators
The Hirsch Effekt
The Green River Burial
Sworn Amongst
Tardive Diskinesia
Make Me A Donut
The Parallax Method

Also announced are returning sponsors Zilla, Carrilion Guitars, Double Slit guitars, Strandberg, Moomin Merchandise, Hands On Printing, Rawas, OHMZ, Stay Close Clothing, Bandit Banners, Tired Moon, IC MEDIA.

Metal Hammer magazine also return as media partner.

Many more bands, after-parties and workshops still to be announced, so stay tuned for more updates soon!

UK Tech-Fest organiser Simon Garrod comments:
"Tech-Fest 2016 is the 5th anniversary of the festival! We wanted to make this one really count, never did we think we could get this far! With an incredible team and a loving audience behind us, we are taking this to the next level!

Expect the biggest and best Tech-Fest line up to date, we can't wait to tell you what other bands we have lined up this year."

Weekend tickets currently available at an early bird price of £59:99 + £20 Camping.

Venue address:
Newark Showground
Lincoln Rd
NG24 2NY


Sponsor links:

About Tech-fest:
Following the huge success of the first Tech-Fest selling out in 2012, UK TECH-FEST went outdoors in 2013 hosting headliners such as Scar Symmetry, Veil Of Maya and Tesseract. 2014 saw Tech-Fest move to the prestigious Newark Showground hosting Sikth's second show after their reunion. The following year 2015 was their most successful year featuring an exclusive UK appearance from Decapitated! ‘UK TECH-FEST 2016 - The Fifth Anniversary’ returns to celebrate with their biggest and best edition to date. In addition to the music, food, drink, and general festival goodness, there will once again be music demos and workshops on the third smaller stage, which is dedicated solely to the After Parties, Q&As and demonstrations with some of the top artists and industry officials. Furthermore, there will be a range of instrument and gear manufacturer stalls from the event sponsors. Tech-Fest has a very large area for onsite camping, only a few minutes’ walk from the music, so there is no need to fight anyone over tent space; they also provide free parking for all attendees and access to decent onsite showers! This, along with a range of food, catering for a wide variety of diets and tastes, as well as a bar with a great selection of drinks at reasonable festival prices, all suitably complements the calibre of the music.