2023 line-up announced and tickets on sale now...

Takedown Festival!

The South’s fan and band favourite independent alternative-rock and metal festival makes its return in 2023 with a mind-blowing line-up that screams “we’re back!”

Headliners announced today are the anonymous, masked rock collective, SLEEP TOKEN and one of the most devastating and enthralling live bands on the planet, SKINDRED!

The electrifying line-up that will see over 30 bands perform across 5 stages, also includes heavy hitters of the rock and metal worlds Loathe, Jamie Lenman, Punk Rock Factory, InMe, Palm Reader, Our Hollow Our Home, As December Falls, CLTDRP, Fearless Vampire Killers, The Bottom Line, Seething Akira, Black Gold and Dendera with many more acts still to be announced.

After an 8 year hiatus, the much-loved Takedown Festival moves from its Southampton University roots to the larger venue, Portsmouth Guildhall, with an outdoor stage also being created to guarantee a full day of festival fun for Takedowners.

In a new partnership between Divergent Festivals and The Guildhall Trust, Takedown Festival is definitely back with a bang and set to grow to one of the biggest rock events in the calendar.

Co-Directors of Divergent Festivals, Kai and Sarah Harris said, “Even in these strange times it feels like the perfect time to be bringing back one of the best loved one day events on the South Coast, taking it back to our roots with one of the biggest line-ups Takedown has ever seen. We can’t wait!”

Chief Executive Officer of The Guildhall Trust, Andy Grays said “We are delighted to bring an alternative rock and metal festival to Portsmouth with a great calibre of artists already announced. Portsmouth has a fantastic music scene, but we felt there was a gap for fans of this genre. As a cultural management who specialises in events, we are excited to add Takedown Festival to our portfolio which also includes Portsmouth Comic Con, Dance Live! and Guildhall Games Fest.”

Super Early Bird tickets for Takedown Festival 2023 which takes place at Portsmouth Guildhall on Saturday 8th April are on sale now at: www.takedownfestival.com

Tickets will not hang around for long so get yours while you can! And follow Takedown Festival on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for more announcements as they happen.

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