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Takedown Festival 2014

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Takedown Festival is an annual, one-day music festival held at Southampton University.  In the past they have boasted acts such as The Blackout and Skindred and tend to focus on putting on bands that adhere to hardore, metal and hard rock styles.  This year, music fans can look forward to what is, arguably, the strongest line up since the events inception in 2009.

The festival is to be held on Saturday the 15th of March. The doors will be open from 1:30 pm and attendees can enjoy the likes of artists such as Kids in Glass Houses, Heaven’s Basement and Chimaira throughout the evening.

One of the biggest names on the bill is that of the headline act, Funeral for a Friend.  The Welsh hardcore outfit will be making their first appearance on Takedown’s line up and are likely to draw the event’s largest crowd yet, so you will need to book early.  There is limited capacity at these indoor venues so people are advised to arrive at the stage of their favorite artists in plenty of time in order to guarantee a chance to see the show.

Takedown is scheduled to end at 10:30pm but the fun doesn’t have to stop there.  There is an after party hosted by UPRAWR (www.totaluprawr.com) featuring acts such as Mel Clarke, Tommy Conflict & Jon Mahon.  UPRAWR run alternative club nights at various events around the country and describe their events as “the most extreme party in the known universe” so it’s definitely worth checking out.  I should point out, however, that this part of the event is for over 18′s only.

Earlybird tickets are on sale now priced at £30 each and there will be a lot of bang for your buck.  Tickets for UPRAWR are £4 if bought in advance with your Takedown ticket.  If bought separately or on the day, tickets to UPRAWR are £6.  There is a bar, hot and cold food being served and a general provisions store on site.

Further information and directions for travel are available by visiting Takedown Festival’s

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