UK TECH-FEST have completed their line-up for this year’s festival at Newark Showground from 5th to 9th July 2018.
HEART OF A COWARD have been announced as the Thursday ‘Early Bird’ Headliner. Also announced are BETRAYING THE MARTYRS, INGESTED, MARTYR DEFILED(farewell show), EMPLOYED TO SERVE, FROM SORROW TO SERENITY, ARCH ECHO, THE HIRSCH EFFEKT, THE DALI THUNDERING CONCEPT, VALIS ABLAZE,RAVENFACE, NOVENA, THE FIVE HUNDRED, EXTREMITIES, LOTUS EATER, TAKEN BY THE TIDE, THE CARTOGRAPHER, MISCREANT, PRAVITAS, EMBODIMENT,FROM EDEN TO EXILE, FROM HER ASHES and, FRACTIONS.
They join Friday night headliners SIKTH,Saturday night headliners THE ACACIA STRAIN, who are appearing at UK TECH-FEST 2018 for their only European show this year, followed by Sunday night headliners PROTEST THE HERO for their Fortressanniversary.
Also performing: NORMA JEAN (Redeemer anniversary), THE CONTORTIONIST, BLEED FROM WITHIN, NEXILVA, CYCLAMEN, VOLA, DVSR (EU exclusive debut), JINJER, VOYAGER, TIDES FROM NEBULA, CRYSTAL LAKE, BLOODSHOT DAWN, THE SURREALIST, COGNIZANCE (EU exclusive debut), CONJURER, THE VOYNICH CODE, DAMNED SPRING FRAGRANTIA, CHRIS SCHIERMANN, CREPITATION, DESPITE EXILE, UNPROCESSED, THIS IS TURIN, ARCAEON, PERCEPTION, TIBERIUS, SIAMESE, STOMB, LEECHED, YOU WIN AGAIN GRAVITY.
Winspear Instrumental Company, Stage Sight Productions, Dalbello Guitars and Line 6 have come on board as sponsors this year. They join: Zilla Cabs, Strandberg Guitars, Moomin Merchandise, Hands On Printing, Mapex Drums, D’Addario UK, OHMZ Sound Services, Stay Close Clothing, Tired Moon, Loki Films, JWA Creative andWaghorn Guitars.
UK TECH-FEST 2018 continues to grow its most diverse line-up to date, it promises to be another brutally cerebral edition.
Following the huge success of the first Tech-Fest selling out in 2012, UK TECH-FEST went outdoors in 2013 hosting headliners 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, and the following year Tech-Fest 2015 hosted an exclusive UK appearance from Decapitated.
UK TECH-FEST 2016 – The Fifth Anniversary was a milestone in this festival’s career, by far their biggest and best edition to date hosting Animals As Leaders and exclusive appearances from Between The Buried And Me and Protest The Hero.
UK Tech-Fest 2017 had its heaviest line-up to date, and 2018 is set to host its most diverse range of acts yet.
In addition to the music, food, drink, and general festival goodness, there will once again be music demos and workshops on the third 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.