It’s funny how things turn out isn’t it? Last year was meant to see the first Northern Darkness festival take place but things went pear shaped and it was cancelled. The problem was a lot of people had booked travel and accomodation and so a separate group of promoters decided to save the day and combined forces, somehow managing to put together a full 1 day festival at the last minute. The promoters were Paul from ‘kin Hell Fest, Bro UK (organisers of Brofest) and Omega Warfare. it was headlined by Hellkrusher with the likes of Primitive Graven Image, Ninkharsag and more stepping in for a succesful full day of metal. Fast forward 12 months and now from a last minute save we have an annual festival, the second Byker Grave Festival taking place this weekend in Newcastle. Goods things can happen when the metal community gets together (it also helps when you have organised promoters!).
Byker Grave 2014 will take place at The Globe in Newcastle Upon Tyne kicking off at 3pm and will be headlined this year by Wodensthrone. They are currently preparing to record their third album and next month are heading out to play at Winterblot Festival in the states. Byker Grave marks their first North East live date in almost 2 years.
26/11 – Norwich, B2
27/11 – Leeds, Temple Of Boom
28/11 – Glasgow, 13th Note
29/11 – Newcastle, The Globe (Byker Grave Fest)
The rest of the bill is made up of Brighton’s ocean faring doom monsters Sea Bastard, Vacivus who formed from the ashes of Dawn of Chaos and are making their live debut, Plague Rider, Prolefeed, Blind Spite, Fed to the Boars, Lovely Wife and Iron Skull.
The event is 18+ and tickets are a mere £10. You can get yours from Omega Warfare’s Big Cartel page here. £1 shipping will be automatically added to get your ticket sent out but if you enter DOOR in the discount code box this will be removed and we will hold your ticket for collection on the day. Tickets will be £15 on the day so you save a third getting them in advance!
Check out all the bands playing below…