Billed as London's answer to the excellent Takedown Festival which takes place every year in Southampton, Scribes Of Metal is very pleased to announce the first installment of XFest, a brand new one day festival for London. XFest will take place at The Garage in Highbury & Islington on July 26th 2015, and will feature some of the UK's hottest up and coming rock bands, being topped off on the night by main stage headliners The Dirty Youth. Goth rock outfit Ashestoangels are also on board as second stage headliners, and there's an excellent line up of other bands already on board who we will reveal just a little further down the page.
Festival organisers Alex Whiteford and Gary Broughton explained just what they want to achieve by creating XFest:
"We're very excited to be launching a brand new festival in the centre of London. We've always wanted to build a platform for the best UK bands, small and big, to share the same stage.We hope the fans will support us, and help XFest grow year after year along with the bands we showcase. We believe that the lesser known acts on our line up will be the headliners of the future."
Meanwhile, The Dirty Youth's resident axe man Matt Bond told us what The Dirty Youth have in store for XFest:
"We're excited about headlining the first X-Fest. we're ready to bring the thunder!"
Joining The Dirty Youth and Ashestoangels in the first set of bands for XFest 2015 are Press To Meco, City Of Ashes, Circle Of Reason, Amaryllis, 48Hours, dirt and F.O.E.S. Tickets for XFest cost just £12 plus postage and booking charges. Anyone wanting to snap up a ticket can do so at Ticketweb on the following link - http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/artist/xfest-tickets/937727. More bands will be added to XFest as the festival gets closer so keep watching for more announcements!