The Blackout added to Takedown 2015

The Blackout will return for one last time, indeed this will be their last ever show south of London and with their Koko show about to sell out probably your last chance to see them live full stop!

Also completing the bill we have the angular riffola of Hawk Eyes / melodic hardcore from Blood Youth (formerly Climates) and we're very excited to have Dee Christopher, mentalist & alternative magician joining us for hijinks at The Obsidian Stage courtesy of Fearless Vampire Killers!

And last but not least, after slander, accusations of cheating and much soul searching from the judges we have the winner of the YOUR BAND HERE contest. This was undoubtedly the best selection of finalists yet and it was a close run thing but the judges chose London electro rockers More Than Most


Rise To Remain to replace Chimaira at Takedown 2014

Unfortunately, due to the untimely illness of Chimaira vocalist Mark Hunter they have had to postpone their entire upcoming UK/European tour, which included a headlining slot at this year's Takedown Festival in Southampton on Saturday 15th March.

Chimaira issued this official statement earlier this week:

'I'm sorry to say that Chimaira will have to postpone the upcoming European and UK dates. I am extremely sick at the moment with pneumonia and have been advised not to travel for a minimum of two weeks. The last thing we want to do is cancel. We are working to reschedule the shows and will have new dates set up shortly. I apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused and we hope to get over there ASAP. – Mark'

Fear not though as we have found, and are very pleased to announce, a worthy replacement in the form of London based metallers Rise to Remainwho will now be headlining the Total Uprawr Stage. Rise to Remain have made appearances at Download, Sonisphere as well as extensively toured Europe and the UK. They won a Kerrang! Award for 'Best British Newcomer' in 2010, and were voted 'Best New Band' at the 2010 Metal Hammer 'Golden God' Awards. In February this year Radio 1 premiered a brand new track 'Over and Over' from their highly anticipated 2nd studio album which they've been recently tucked up in a studio busy writing.  

We're excited to welcome Rise to Remain to Takedown 2014!

Tickets for Takedown are available now from priced at just £30, or £34 including official after show party. 

Takedown Festival Twenty 14

Takedown Festival 2014 is being held at Southampton University on Saturday March 15th. Its a one day event that offers a alternative style of music to the south coast.

Bands are spread out over 5 stages throughout the day. In the time Takedown festival has been running it has been host to many great bands such as The Blackout, While She Sleeps, Don Bronco, Skindred, and many more, Takedown also been host to many local bands in the area such as, Our Hollow Out Home, Upon The Shore, Saint The Sinner, and lots more.

This years event will be host to Funeral For A Friend, Kids In Glass Houses, Yashin, Lostalone, and also local bands such as Saint The Sinner, Seasons In Wreckage, Our Hollow Our Home.

Bands to keep a look out for Heart In Hand, Feed The Rino, Hacktivst, Our Hollow Our Home and Saint The Sinner!

So if your up for a mosh and head banging this is the festival to be at this March!