With only six weeks to go until Alt-Fest, taking place 15th – 17th August at Boughton Estate Kettering, the event today reveals a raft of new acts across the Metal, Gothic and other stages, including several exclusive bookings. Tickets to Alt-Fest are available now from Alt-Fest.com.
God Seed, featuring former Gorgoroth members Gaahl and King ov Hell, have been confirmed as the latest addition to the Metal Stage. The controversial legacy of the leading Norwegian black metal musicians needs little explaining to aficionados of the heaviest sounds around. This will be the band’s exclusive UK festival performance.
The KVB, a duo catching the attention of tastemakers with their dreamy, shoegaze reminiscent guitars and minimal synth melodies, are the first of several additions to Alt-Fest’s Gothic stage. The KVB will appear as one of the many UK Festival exclusives that the festival have lined up for the bill. Italian neofolk five-piece, Spiritual Front, will be next to take to the Alt-Fest stage; also in a UK Festival exclusive. Somewhere between goth and post-punk are Swedish group The Exploding Boy, who will appear in not only a UK Festival exclusive but also a UK premiere. Last but by no means least, amongst the Gothic stage additions will be the sultry sounds of Luna Reign.
British electro industrial group Kommand+Kontrol first performed at Alt-Fest run club night AntiChrist, therefore it is fitting that the band are now set to take to the Industrial stage at this summer’s festival.
Given the ever-increasing support for Fearless Vampire Alt-Fest have moved the band up the billing to the Main stage. In a move similar to Alt-Fest’s fan-led ethos FVK, are soon to stream their second album via their very own social network ‘The Obsidian Bond’ on 17th July.
Finally, SOPHIE stage and TBFM competition winners Resin beat 390 other entrants to bag themselves a slot at the festival. The band’s grunge-tinged grooves won the hearts of fans and Alt-Fest promoters alike in the face of fierce competition.
Alt-Fest has already caught the attention of both the UK alternative scene and the media through a hugely successful Kickstarter campaign. The event, a five-day, multiple stage festival covering Alternative, Industrial, Metal, Goth and Steampunk music, lifestyle and more not only reached its target of £30,000 but went on to double the target, receiving over £61,000 from fans via the Kickstarter UK platform. Over 150 acts across the Metal, Goth, industrial and Steampunk genres are now booked. Most importantly Alt-Fest, which is operating a strict policy of ‘run by the fans, for the fans’, is engaging their audience in every aspect of the planning process making Alt-Fest not just crowd-funded but also crowd-led.