Tech-Fest, the annual tech metal fest that takes place at Newark Showground every year, is coming to an end after this, it’s tenth event, at least in its current former.
The Tech-Fest crew released a statement on their Facebook page last week announcing that they would no longer run the event in its current former, citing a number of reasons, including the current economy and personal issues, as playing a part in this decision, while thanking all those that have helped make the event such a huge and fun festival.
Over the years the festival has showcased some of the best acts in tech-metal, including The Black Dahlia Murder, Hacktavist, Sleep Token, and many, many more and have offered a fantastic platform for many up and coming bands – as well as spawning the annual club show Techabilitation, which last year took place at the Hairy Dog in Derby and will be back in November.
Despite the announcement bringing disappointment to many Tech-Fest lovers there is, at least, the fact that this years event is still to look forward to and, to celebrate ten years of Tech-Fest, the team have put on a heck of a line up to go out on. With headline sets from Suffocation, Chelsea Grin and Born of Osiris, plus a UK exclusive appearance by Aborted and performances by Oceans Ate Alaska, Hactivist, The Five Hundred, Azure, Akkadian and many more this is looking like being a unmissable festival and a real party to go out on.
We will have much more on this years Tech-Fest in the run up to show, including a special edition Notts What I’m Talking About/Welcome to the Metal Empire mini-series featuring interviews, memories and more.
Tickets for Tech-Fest 2023, which takes place from 29 June to 3 July, are available now for £79.99 (+ £20 for camping) and can be purchased from the official Tech-Fest website