What can you say about the most important UKHC band ever that hasn't been said before? Well, they've never played Time Won't Heal This in full, ever. The best UK album, ever. No debate. You're moshing, your nan's moshing, we're all moshing.
Life Betrays Us
They kicked our arses so hard last year we had to have them back. Plus I like having Ammo around cuz, well, who doesn't?
There was a period in the mid 00s where we had Euro bands coming over all the time & that seems to have dried up in recent years. So, in an effort to reverse that we're bringing over Germany's current finest export. Inspired by NYHC, the 90s and the Straight Edge. Upcoming LP on London's own The Essence soon!
Lins has been in bands longer than most of you have been alive & TD is his latest effort with Sean from Voorhees. Angry fast hardcore ala the early Boston scene. 7" out at this show on Sakari Empire & Refuse Records.
The Poles have contributed a lot to the UK scene over the years, be it Ponton filming all the shows he used to or Adam Malik & everything he's done with The Essence or Pat & Mark My Words Records. Not many Polish hardcore bands have played here though & Protein are the perfect band to buck that trend.
Straight Edge youth crew from Warsaw.
Wouldn't be a UK fest without some representation from the Welshies and Rancour are the jewel in the crown of Welsh hardcore right now.
Hailing from across the sea in Ireland, LW are another Neutral Words Records band on the fest. Imagine if you took all horrible stuff England's ever done to Ireland, then turned it into a musical weapon? You'd end up with Last Wishes.
Six ft Ditch
The return of.... Lets be honest here, if anyone is still alive after Knuckledust the night before, they won't be after this. The most violent band the UK has ever spawned. I've already started stretching.
Cold Hard Truth
If SFD is the most violent UK band ever, surely CHT have a strong claim to be the 2nd on that list? If the singer punched your nan, you'd apologise to him for your Nan getting blood on his trainers.
The pedegree in this band should need no introduction. 100 years of forgetting, Rise & Fall, Congress, Spirit of Youth. Plenty of Belgian all stars got together to rip you a new arsehole, brought to you by the legendary Control Records.