Hastings gets heavy as Entombed Festival takes over The Crypt
A new festival called ‘Entombed’ will hit Hastings hard next February – bringing an unhealthy but tempting mix of heavy punk, sludge and doom to the town’s legendary Crypt venue.
Curated by the Toxic Wotsit crew and partnered by Infected Umbrella Promotions, Entombed is not for the faint-hearted.
Months in the making, the event take place on 4th and 5th February 2022 has now unveiled its line-up with tickets already flying out the door – thanks in no small measure to the appearance of Pigs, Pigs, Pigs, Pigs, Pigs, Pigs, Pigs at the top of the bill.
After all, Pigs will fly!!!
For anyone unacquainted with the Pigs x7 sound (how have you missed their last two long players and extensive radio-play??) if you have a rummage around through your old Black Sabbath and Motorhead albums and play one of each at the same time cranked up pretty loud you’ll get the general idea.
Gobby-Wotsit, Dan Flannagan said: “Brace for impact because this two-day festival will knock you off your feet. But rest assured, it wouldn’t be a Toxic Wotsit show without some cheesily named cocktails and equally cheesy tunes between the bands, and we’re pleased to say we’ll have them both in abundance!”
Alongside Pigs x7 the festival also features Wizard Fight, who will be playing their first live show since 2017, alongside Ättestor, who will be bringing their fäst, d-beät punk from Brighton and are not to be missed.
Shooting Daggers are returning to Hastings following a blinder of a set at the latest Wotsit Called Fest, so if you missed them there then definitely catch them this time!
Dawn Ray’d will be making their Hastings debut with blistering violin-driven anti-fascist black metal, whilst a new Hastings band Comeback Clit might actually have a whole set by the time February comes around.
Haest will blast the expected hangovers away on day two with their hardcore doom stylings – but with the band fresh from supporting Skindred they will have to get used to the fact there are no personal dressing room this time.
Thrashcore fans will cheer that Jawless are on their way down to the south coast, and for a more experimental, post-punk/hardcore experience Manchester’s finest Follow Your Dreams will be returning after last playing in Hastings in 2019.
Meanwhile, Arboricidio will make their Hastings debut with some blistering d-beat crust and Entombed is also happy to be supporting the West Country, with a trio of Cornwall-based punx making their way along the south coast – Monolithian, Rash Decision and F Emasculata will all add some Cornish flavour to the bill.
To keep the party going on Saturday, Entombed will also be hosting three further bands as an ‘after party’ at The Pig – just a few minutes walk from The Crypt.
Local NWOBH newcomers No Relief, street-protest punks Glitchers and Portsmouth favourites The SLM will play out into the early hours.
Get your tickets at thecrypt.uk & toxicwotsit.co.uk Follow the team on Instagram @toxicwotsit @entombedfestival for all the latest updates!