Just when you thought UK Tech Metal Festival couldn’t get any crazier, we now have a full line-up, complete with afterparty acts, workshops, set times and…some custom-designed alien-themed merchandise with limited availability. Yes, we’re perplexed but amused at the same time.
Here’s the latest news surrounding the festival, which takes place from Thursday 7th July to Sunday 10th July at the Newark Showground in Newark on Trent.
The afterparty acts announced are as follows:
11:30pm – Aghast
12:15am – Whitmore vs. Craft-D
1:00am – Pteroglyph
11:30pm – Koala Cage Riot
12:15am – Sean De Burca
1:00am – Super Jam
11:30pm – Seething Akira
12:15am – Heritage
1:00am – Chuggaboom
11:30pm – We Are Carnivores
12:15am – Techeoke
1:00am – Balls on Parade (Rage Against The Machine covers set by No Consequence)
Regrettably, due to logistical issues, Humanity’s Last Breath, She Must Burn and Port Noir have had to cancel their appearances. However, with dropouts always come replacements, and alas, joining the line-up will be Osiah, No Consequence and The Five Hundred.
Also taking place throughout the weekend are workshop programmes offering musician masterclasses, PR and marketing sessions, product demos and such to offer an alternative to the music going on at the time. If you’ve got an hour or so to kill, these are highly interesting and entertaining and not what you would usually expect in a festival environment.
1:00pm – Jordan Harris – Life with a Strandberg
2:00pm – Steph Knight – PR Industry Workshop
3:00pm – Double Slit Guitars – Luke Sedman Q&A
4:00pm – Sithu Aye – Guitar Masterclass
1:00pm – Meyrick de la Fuente – Vocal Masterclass
2:00pm – Colin Bentham – Drum Masterclass
3:00pm – Ollie Rooney – Bass Masterclass
4:00pm – Ola Strandberg – Q&A
1:00pm – David Maxim – Guitar Masterclass
2:00pm – Klang Technologies – Product Demo
3:00pm – Dan Thornton – Guitar Masterclass
4:00pm – Double Slit Guitars – Product Demo
1:00pm – Lulu Davis – Management / PR Insights
2:00pm – Amanda Follit – Digital Marketing
3:00pm – Pedram Vallani – Disgusting Guitar Noises
4:00pm – Carillion Guitars – Demo / Q&A
A full view of the stage times across all stages can be viewed below.
Tech-Fest will also be launching an exclusive Tech-Fest Invasion set of T-shirts for sale at the festival. If that’s not an awesome unique idea I don’t know what will be! The shirts will have 50 of each colour available on sale for £20 at Tech-Fest and nowhere else, so grab one while you can!
The concept behind the art is interesting, as artist Cal Sino unveils the suggestions behind this different piece of artwork:
“I started this monster in April and with each new line up announcement the size of the thing went from A3 to A2 eventually to A1. The concept was just to draw from the perspective of the Tech-Fest crowd. These particular space mutants are really into their Tech-Metal so they obviously already knew about Tech-Fest. They decide to gate crash the festival and the whole thing erupts into a massive extra-terrestrial death pit/orgy with the most insane soundtrack behind it. We’ve got a whole roster of colour variants getting pressed so no matter what planet you’re from you can rep this Tech-Fest shirt.”
Your efforts are applauded Cal.
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