Tech Fest Announce Stage Splits – PLUS FIND OUT HOW YOU CAN PLAY THE FESTIVAL

UK Tech Fest have announced stage splits for it’s four day event between 5th-9th July at Newark Showground. The festival has also announced that Winspear will sponsoring the main stage and Waghorn Guitars will be sponsoring the second stage.

The festival has also announced that a band can open up the festival on the Thursday of the event. Just send your submission details with the subject ‘Competition Slot’ to uktechfestapplications@gmail.com by midnight June 7th.

The stage splits for the event are as follows:

Early Bird Stage
HEART OF A COWARD
CRYSTAL LAKE
RAVENFACE
EXTREMETIES
SIAMESE
TAKEN BY THE TIDES
EMBODIMENT
FROM HER ASHES
FRACTIONS

FRIDAY

Winspear Stage
SIKTH
THE CONTORTIONIST
BLEED FROM WITHIN
VOLA
JINJER
FROM SORROW TO SERENITY
CHRIS SCHIERMANN
THE DALI THUNDERING CONCEPT

Waghorn Guitars Stage
VOYAGER
UNPROCESSED
DESPITE EXILE
THIS IS TURIN
MISCREANT
YOU WIN AGAIN GRAVITY
FROM EDEN TO EXILE

SATURDAY

Winspear Stage 
THE ACACIA STRAIN
INGESTED
MARTYR DEFILED (farewell show)
NEXILVA
DVSR
ARCH ECHO
VALIS ABLAZE
TIBERIUS

Waghorn Guitars Stage
TIDES FROM NEBULA
DAMNED SPRING FRAGRANTIA
THE VOYNICH CODE
ARCAEON
THE FIVE HUNDRED
PERCEPTION
PRAVITAS

SUNDAY

Winspear Stage 
PROTEST THE HERO
NORMA JEAN
BETRAYING THE MARTYRS
CYCLAMEN
BLOODSHOT DAWN
CONJURER
THE SURREALIST
COGNIZANCE

Waghorn Guitars Stage 
EMPLOYED TO SERVE
THE HIRSCH EFFEKT
CREPITATION
LOTUS EATER
THE CARTOGRAPHER
STOMB
LEECHED

UK Tech Fest has also been nominated for Best Event at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods to vote click -HERE- and the best festival at The Heavy Music Awards to vote click –HERE-.

Weekend tickets for the event are £79.99 plus £20 for camping tickets can be bought -HERE-. 

 

 

Dead Letter Circus – Live @ Exchange, Bristol (17/10/16)

In for a full night of progressive rock and metal was yesterdays enjoyable and jam packed show being lead by Australian five-piece Dead Letter Circus. With a big blend of everything you love about the genres, it showed off some exciting artists from around the world right to your front door!

THE SHIVER

Opening the show was Italy based new wave/prog rock band four piece who opened the night off on a good note. The lack of people watching the opener was a bit disheartening, but they didn’t let it affect them as they pushed through their tracks. Flowing through their songs, they brought some strong influences to their set and even a Joy Division cover! Their last few minutes of their set sounded like a chiptune boss fight track and was definitely an enjoyable highlight. The started the night off on a pretty solid note.

Rating: 3.5/5

VALIS ABLAZE

Up next were the locals for the evening, djent fuelled and raring to bring the heat for their hometown. With a beautiful sound for their lead parts during the vocal sections, that sounded superb as well, some of the lower toned moments sounded a bit muddy through the speakers. What made the night that much special for them was that a fill-in drummer all the way from Ireland came in to help them out and knocked it out of the park! Tracks like ‘Lost In The Syntax’ sounds really refined live and overall showed off why they’re one of the best in Bristol.

Rating: 4/5

DISPERSE

There are some shows where you go to knowing the headliner but then at the end think more about one of the supports. This was one of those times with Disperse bringing their A game and so much more with newer material sounding beautifully constructed, meshed together with their older material to create a set that showcases what this band are trying to do. Closing their set with ‘Message From Atlantis’ finalised their crushing live sound, with each members instruments being heard very clearly and definitely garnered a few new fans along the way. Make sure to keep an eye out for new material from these guys in the future.

Rating: 5/5

DEAD LETTER CIRCUS

For the final act, they brought something everyone wanted to see and that was a look at their entire discography and play some of their cult classics. Opening up with ‘Here We Divide’ to a by now packed room, the atmosphere in the room from the crowd is a bit lacklustre for the most part. The band didn’t let that phase them or their sound as they carried on with a barrage of tracks from their latest record ‘Aesthesis’ to which the crowd started to get more and more into it, with boisterous audience singing and bobbing of heads. Throughout the night the crowd slowly picked up and up and by the end of it, the band got the reaction they deserved all night. Bringing something everyone loves to tonight made their penultimate date that much more special (especially with the bassists birthday and him doing shots whilst playing).

Rating: 5/5