Hit The Deck Festival Returns to Bristol and Nottingham in April, this year headlined by Brand NewBilled as “The UK’s premiere indoor alternative festival” Hit the Deck will be returning to the twinned cities of Bristol and Nottingham for the second year running next month featuring sets from some of the best contemporary proponents of such genres as rock, metal, punk and hardcore. Headlined this year by Brand New and with a lineup rammed full of Louder Than War favourites Hit The Deck 2014 promises to be two days to remember. More details below…

Prior to 2013 Hit The Deck was a Nottingham only festival. However taking a leaf out of Dot to Dot Festival’s book (not to mention Reading and Leeds) last year they decided to take the festival on tour by playing Nottm b2b Bristol. A storming success, this year they’re doing the same again.

The full lineup will be playing across five venues in both cities. The Bristol leg, on 19th April, will be at o2 Academy 1, o2 Academy 2, The Thekla, The Fleece, The Exchange while the Nottingham day, on 20th April, will be over Rock City, Rock City Basement, Rescue Rooms, Stealth, The Forum. People of Nottingham should be made aware that the following Monday is a bank holiday.

Highlights include headliners Brand New (a real coup for HTD and proof of how highly regarded the festival’s become), Saves The Day, Kvelertak, Pulled Apart By Horses, Dinosaur Pile-Up, Brutality Will Prevail and Gnarwolves.

Tickets for the 2014 events are available now HERE.

Hit the Deck’s website is here: hitthedeckfestival.com. They’re also on Facebook and they tweet as @hitthedeckfest.

For a list of all the bands taking part check out this video (or scroll down a bit where we’ve listed them in time honoured “bullet point” fashion.)


Hit The Deck Festival 2014 full lineup:

  • Brand New
  • Saves The Day
  • The Blackout
  • Kids In Glass Houses
  • A Plastic Rose
  • The Action Plan
  • Baby Godzilla
  • Bastions
  • Bats About Bats
  • Battle Lines
  • Brontide
  • Brutality Will Prevail
  • The Charm The Fury
  • Cytota
  • Dead Harts
  • Death Remains
  • Dinosaur Pile-Up
  • The Front Bottoms
  • Ghouls
  • The Gnarwhals
  • Gnarwolves
  • Grappler
  • Hands Like Houses
  • Hawthorne Heights
  • Kristopher Roe
  • Kvelertak
  • Lyger
  • The Maine
  • Memphis May Fire
  • More Than Life
  • Nai Harvest
  • Neck Deep
  • Palm Reader
  • Patent Pending
  • People on Vacation
  • Pulled Apart By Horses
  • Rat Attack
  • Save Your Breath
  • Seahaven
  • St.Perrier
  • The Summer Set
  • Thomas Nicholas & Matt Kennedy
  • VerseChorusVerse
  • Verses
  • Vukovi
  • William Beckett
  • The Word Alive
  • The Xcerts
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Guy is a former full time member of the Louder Than War editorial team, who's since moved on to pastures new. Music's been a large part of his life since he first stumbled across Peel on his tranny as a fifteen year old. His whole approach to music was learnt from Peel in fact, which includes having as inclusive a taste in music as possible. Guy devotes most of his time looking for new music & although he's been known to say "the only good music is new music" he pretty much accepts this is bollocks. Favourite band The Minutemen.


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