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Festival line-up update Hevy, Fusion, HRH Blues and more

By | Published on Monday 22 July 2013

Fusion Festival

Having failed to find a viable new site for its erstwhile weekend festival, replacing that instead with a series of mini-events, Hevy has now cancelled (very nearly) all its live activity this year. This means the Killswitch Engage-headlined replacement show it advertised at the Brixton Academy won’t go ahead, and all that remains is a date featuring Horse The Band, this at the London-based Borderline on 3 Aug. Tickets to that are available here.

Says Hevy HQ: “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”.

That apology made, it’s on to news of new additions at the Prince’s Trust-backed Fusion, Hard Rock Hell’s new-for-2014 Blues branch, Dundee’s Hordes Of Belial and the first ever instance of Song, By Toad’s Pale Imitation Festival…

FUSION, Cofton Park, Birmingham, 31 Aug – 1 Sep: Labrinth, Naughty Boy, A*M*E, Charlie Brown, The Vamps, Ollie Marland, Isac Elliot, Jacob Banks, Ed Drewett.

HRH BLUES FESTIVAL, Hafan y Môr Holiday Park, Gwynedd, Wales, 21-22 Mar 2014: Dr Feelgood, Band Of Friends, Simon McBride, Stevie Nimmo, Jo Harman, Grainne Duffy, Big Boy Bloater, Harry Manx, Lucy Zirins.

HORDES OF BELIAL, Beat Generato Live!, Dundee, Scotland, 28 Sep: Anger Management, Korpse, The Starry Wisdom Cult.

PALE IMITATION FESTIVAL, Henry’s Cellar Bar, Edinburgh, 1-31 Aug: Malcolm Middleton, Sparrow And The Workshop, Iam Humberstone, RM Hubbert, William Henry Miller, Jonnie Common, Rob St John, Hanna Tuulikki, The Bad Books, Found, Adam Stafford, Mike MacFarlane, Plastic Animals, Deathcats, Mad Nurse, The Rosy Crucifixion, Siobhan Wilson, Wounded Knee, Lidh, Now Wakes The Sea, David Orphan, Eagleowl, Rachel Lancaster, Nap Sholty.