13 Bands You Need To See At Hevy 2015

It’s Hevy this weekend! Here are 13 bands not to miss!

And, ‘cos we’re nice, we’ve made Youtube and Spotify playlists to get you pumped for the weekend. You can find them at the bottom of the page.

1. Break Even

Photo credit to @breakevenaus

Photo credit to @breakevenaus

3rd Stage, Friday, 4:00 – 4:30

In 2012 Break Even broke up, and our hearts were broken.

But, they’re flipping back, with a follow up to their incredible 2009 album The Bright Side in the works, and we can’t wait to see them!

2. Ignite

Photo credit to @igniteband

Photo credit to @igniteband

2nd Stage, Friday, 7:20 – 8:00

Californian punks Ignite are known for their political activism, hooky, anthemic songs, and singer Zoli’s impressive, high vocal range. He’s sure got some pipes on him.

3. Touch Amor

Photo credit to @toucheamore

Photo credit to @toucheamore

Main Stage, Friday, 5:30 – 6:10

This isn’t the first time that screamo, post-hardcore types Touch Amor have played Hevy. But they’re worth watching every time. They’re great, like really great.

They’ve also just been picked up by the same management as Kanye West’s… which is weird, but cool, right?

4. The Dillinger Escape Plan

Photo credit to @dillingerescapeplan

Photo credit to @dillingerescapeplan

Main Stage, Friday, 8:00 – 9:00

Chaotic math-core giants Dillinger Escape Plan take to the main stage at Hevy 2015. Expect the band to be leaping, stomping and swinging about on lighting rigs while never missing a note.

5. Creeper

Photo credit to @creepercult

Photo credit to @creepercult

2nd Stage, Friday, 4:00 – 4:30

South Coast Goth-Punks Creeper have been taking the UK by storm this year and they’ve just signed to Roadrunner Records. Which is a pretty big deal. Don’t miss them.

6. Landscapes

Photo credit to @landscapesuk

Photo credit to @landscapesuk

3rd Stage, Friday, 6:00 – 6:30

Emotive hardcore from Somerset. And really, really f*cking good too.

7. The Get Up Kids

Photo credit to @thegetupkids

Photo credit to @thegetupkids

Main Stage, Saturday, 8:00 – 9:00

The Get Up Kids are a band’s band. They might not be as famous as their contemporaries Jimmy Eat World, but they’ve influenced a whole ton of your favourite bands. Emo would not be the same without them.

8. Protest The Hero

Main Stage, Friday, 6:40 – 7:30

There aren’t other bands like Protest The Hero. Sure there are bands in the same genres, or bands who cover the same themes or whatever, but none quite the same.

Everyone in Protest The Hero shreds, including the singer. In fact Walker’s ambitious vocal melodies are one the things that make this band really stand out; well alongside weird time signature changes, techy metal sections, fast punk beats and everything else they put in the mix. – Yeah, Protest The Hero are an experience.

9. Thrice

Photo credit to @thrice_official

Photo credit to @thrice_official

Main Stage, Saturday, 9:30 – 10:50

Thrice are plenty of people’s favourite band, and probably one of the most important bands of the 2000’s.

They went on hiatus in 2012, and they’ve chosen Hevy as their first UK show now they’re back. You should probably watch them.

10. As It Is

Photo credit to @asitisofficial

Photo credit to @asitisofficial

Main Stage, Saturday, 4:30 – 5:00

The Brighton 5 Piece have been taking the UK, and the US by storm this year. They’ve just got off Warped Tour, and now they’re back to show us what they’ve learnt.

As It Is are on the main stage too, so we’re expecting them to pull out all the stops.

11. A Wilhelm Scream

Photo credit to @awilhelmscreamofficial

Photo credit to @awilhelmscreamofficial

2nd Stage, Friday, 6:10 – 6:50

Punk rock shredders A Wilhelm Scream are rad. And they have some of the best song names around. Particular favourites are ‘Me Vs Morrissey In The Pretentiousness Contest” “Get Mad, You Son Of A Bitch” and “Less Bright Eyes, More Deicide”

12. Grader

Photo credit to Jay Wennington & @graderhc

Photo credit to Jay Wennington & @graderhc

3rd Stage, Friday, 2:00 – 2:30

Aberdeen’s finest, Grader are bringing their dark, emotional hardcore to the south. It’s fast. frantic, smart and just melodic enough to be accessible to non-hardcore folks. Damn good.

13. Horse The Band

Photo credit to @unofficialhorsetheband

Photo credit to @unofficialhorsetheband

2nd Stage, Saturday, 7:20 – 8:00

You probably think of pretty crappy music when you think of nintendocore. But that’s just because you haven’t heard Horse The Band. It’s impossible not to enjoy their smart, fun, intelligent mash up of metalcore and 8 bit.


There you go, 13 bands you should watch at Hevy fest this year!

And here are a few playlists to get you ready for the weekend.

First up, it’s Youtube.

And a spotify one. Aren’t we nice?

Written By BlueBanana