Hevy Festival Officially Cancelled

Venue issues have caused the reformatted event to be completely axed for the year

Festival goers and hardcore fans alike will be disappointed at the news that Hevy festival has officially been axed for 2013.

The 3 day camping festival, revered by fans for it's blend of hardcore, punk and pop-punk (among others), has been marred with issues and rumours of cancellation for the better part of the year.

Earlier in the summer, the organisers announced that the usual camping arrangement was to be scrapped this year due to an inability to secure it's usual venue, Port Lympne Wild Animal Park. Since then the festival, which has taken place annually since 2009, decided to shift the focus of the event to a series of indoor live shows around London, including a main date at Brixton Academy with Killswitch Engage and Hatebreed, among others.

This show has since been cancelled, because "the change of venue has been more problematic than anticipated", marking the official cancellation of the festival.

Other shows organised to appease fans are still going ahead, including Tigers Jaw and The Menzingers at the Underworld, (hosted by Punktastic) and HORSE The Band at the Borderline, both occuring on 3rd August.

The full statement issued by Hevy is as follows:

"It is with heavy hearts that we announce the cancellation of this year's festival.

Despite our best efforts to continue without the camping set-up, the change of venue has been more problematic than anticipated. It is time to draw a line under 2013, and look to the future to make sure next year's festival is everything Hevy should be.

This has been a turbulent year for us, and we are very sorry to have let our audience down.

Ticket holders will receive a refund from their ticket agents.

The HORSE the band show will still take place as planned:
HORSE the band // Saturday 3rd August // The Borderline // Tickets £14