The date ticks closer and loose ends are starting to come together. What started out as an attempt to resurrect a fallen giant quickly evolved from a few bands to a powerhouse of entertainment. The dedication, determination, and non-stop drive of the organizers and their assistants has led to a true festival atmosphere all spun together in a week’s time.
Bravo to all!
<insert huge round of applause for the coordinators of all you are about to see>
Bam! How’s that for impressive? 🙂
DATE: 15 AUGUST at 7:30 PM to 17 AUGUST at 11:25 PM in UTC+01
LOCATION: KETTERING, UK
- THE PRINCE OF WALES, KETTERING
Dalketih Place, Kettering, Northamptonshire, N16 0BS
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- OLD MARKET INN
17 Market Place, Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN16 0AJ
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THIS IS A NO TICKET EVENT! Although donations will be accepted, first come first served as space is limited over the venues. There will be t-shirts available. Sponsors have stepped up in the form of Blackstar Amplification and Loudclothing.com. Please spread the word and check them out!
NOTE: Line-Up and Times to be posted within the next few days.
VENUE: THE PRINCE OF WALES – DAY 1 – 15 AUGUST 2014
The original Tribute to The Cure since 1990…..played all over the world having post show beers with as many fellow Cure fans as possible…we are the Quentin Crisps of Cure world..
The Cureheads will headline Friday night wrapping up an amazing lineup with a good old Cure sing-a-long featuring Ron Howe (The Cure’s sax player).
Vocals/Guitar – Gary Clarke
Bass- Sean Flude
Guitar – Itay Bluebird
Keyboard – Roi Robertson
Drums – Belle Star
Support for the Friday night Cureheads gig will be local heroes…
A five-piece covers band based in Northamptonshire.
Playing a huge variety of hits that span across the decades and keep you dancing!
Arron Gourlay – Vocals
Johnny Howes – Lead Guitar
Daryl Stewart – Drums
Scott Warner – Bass
VENUE: THE PRINCE OF WALES – DAY 2 – 16 AUGUST 2014
The band live by their mission statement – “to rock as hard as we can, wherever we can and have a good time doing it”.
Mike Stockley – Vocals
Ash Smith – Guitar
Dom Wallace – Guitar
Darren McCullagh – Bass
Jon Paul Quantrill – Drums
Kremated combine a genuine love of 1980’s underground Thrash Metal and Crossover with a good measure of East Coast Hardcore and Crustpunk.
Pete Dee – Guitar and Vokills
Marcus “Kloakk” Bjoro – Guitar
Jimmy Martin – Drums
Elliott Parkin – Bass
Following their success at Download and due to play Alt-Fest, these seasoned genre mixing pros will have this small town shaking…
Vocals/Samples – Craig Hartwell
Guitar – Sean Arnold
Guitar/Samples – Danielle T’Arna
Guitar – Haydn Edwards
Drums – Bam Bam
Bass – Andy Vernon
Sinnergod are a Goth/Alternative Metal band hailing from Manchester, UK. Formed by Twin brothers Mark and Chris Hampson in 2001, with the aim to create a band that would create a layered wall of sound consisting of guitar driven riffs and symphonic keyboards.
Dave Jones Mark Hampson
Including members of Raging Speedhorn, these metal mavericks will leave you feeling like you’ve been punched in the face.
John Loughlin – Vocals
Jay Thompson – Guitar
Nathan Dix – Guitar
Dave Thompson – Bass Guitar
Dan Appleyard – Drums
VENUE: THE PRINCE OF WALES – DAY 3 – 17 AUGUST 2014
Another band billed to play Alt Fest, renowned rockers Black Acid Souls never fail to disappoint.
Chubbs – Guitar
Flakey – Vocals
Gruff – Bass
Tweek – Guitar
Hoff – Drums
Christine Plays Viola are a Darkwave / Goth Rock Italian band formed in Pratola Peligna in 2008. Originally scheduled for Alt-Fest these darkwave kings will bring their beautiful melodies over the seas for our intimate show.
Massimo Ciampani – Voice
Fabrizio Giampietro – Lead Guitar/Sinth/Programming
Desio Presutti – Bass Guitar
Daniele Palombizio – Drums/Sinth
Producing a sensational mix of precise electronica with elements of guitars, drums and keys intertwining seamlessly around passionate female vocals. This results in a sensational, critically acclaimed stage show that guarantees to draw in the audience with their visual effects and energetic stage presence.
Described by Terrorizer as ‘Eerie Macabre Pop‘ these Northern stalwart and original Alt-Festers are going to rock the place with their fine blend of goth, alt, electronica, and all things 40’s & 50’s.
Teresa Dead – Lead Vocals
Corin Zero – Guitars, Synths, Programming
James Grave – Synths & Backing Vocals
Bex Noire – Bass & Backing Vocals
Matt Macabre – Drums
VENUE: OLD MARKET INN – DAY 1 – 15 AUGUST 2014
CTRL – Alt-Fest – DELETE Update:
We are pleased to announce local bands joining forces with this event, so for those of you that like a bit of alternative rock, we have…
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A new and exciting modern rock band that create a truly exhilarating live performance.
Take The Shot was formed in August 2012 by leading member Matthew Atkinson; with the ambition and drive to create new and exciting modern rock music.
Vocals/Guitarist: Matthew Atkinson
Drums: David Carter
Bass: Jason Allebone
An energetic five-piece pop punk band from Northampton / Milton Keynes.
Sam Morrison – Lead Vocals
Ali Morrison – Guitar / Backing Vocals
Rob Hardy – Guitar
Rob Solesbury – Bass/Backing Vocals
Josh Palmer – Drums
Purveyors of post punk / alternative rock instrumental noise nuggets and advocators of 3 being the magic number.
J Holland: Guitar
A Holland: Bass
D Starmer: Drums
+ more tbc
followed by rock and retro DJ’s until the early hours!
Friday 15th August at The Old Market Inn
MORE BANDS TO BE PRESENTED within the coming days…
ALL THREE DAYS:
There will also be some industrial/goth DJs lined up for your pleasure and are currently working on trying to help out with accommodation requests and family themed events.
WORTHY NOTATION TO HEED:
‘Under 18’s are welcome at venues during the day, but no under 18’s after 7 PM (I believe, due to licensing regulations.)’ <- If this applies to you, we advise you to check out the cemented-in-stone venue rules. We’d hate to see a bunch of kids with no place to go because facts were not verified.
SPEAKING OF KIDS, this was also posted (again, we advise you to check out and/or confirm anything and everything when it comes to any event, especially ones involving children):
‘Hey there, Ctrl-Alt-Fest- Deleters!
The guys and gals of Kettering have been working hard again today, to bring you a great weekend of entertainment in the town following Alt-Fest’s demise – Just check out the new band announcements.
As Alt-Fest were supposedly offering a family/child friendly zone, we have had queries as to what we can offer for the young alts.
The weekend happens to be a great weekend in Kettering for the kiddies; The Market Place have ‘Kettering by the Sea‘ on Friday and Saturday during the day. Please check the link for details, and the weekend will be week 4 on the schedule, HERE.
The annual Kettering Carnival will also take place on Saturday. The procession will make it’s merry way through Kettering town, heading into the centre and arriving at its final destination, at Kettering Pleasure Park. I believe the Pleasure Park will have fun and games and a small funfair going into the evening. There will also be a family jam happening at one of our venues. Children will also be welcome in the venues during the day, but licensing regs will not allow children at night. We also have Wicksteed Park, a local attraction with a playground and loads of rides, but these rides do come at a cost.’ Click HERE for further details.
So there you have it! Although we’ve consolidated all prior postings into one concise unit, here’s the links to all the originals should you be looking to see how far things have come within a matter of days. 🙂
Click HERE to read the first tribe4mian posting with the first tier of lineups for CTRL – Alt-Fest – DELETE.
Click HERE to read the first update posting at tribe4mian.
Click HERE to read the second update posting at tribe4mian.
PRIOR NOTEWORTHY SCRIBBLINGS BY THOSE WHO ARE WORKING TIRELESSLY FOR THE CTRL – Alt-Fest – DELETE MINI-FESTIVAL TO YOU:
Since the demise of Alt Fest, a small group of friends have been working around the clock to arrange a free alternative place to go (albeit on a smaller scale) for those who have already committed financially to coming to the area. We have been working hard and we believe that we will be able to publish a rough schedule of events later today. We have been overwhelmed by the positive reaction we’ve had from the public, the bands and the local community alike, thank you all for getting behind us. Kettering is a small town and whilst we’ve secured the biggest venues we could (or should I say biggest pubs!), their capacities are comparatively small to those which may be found in a larger city. We feel it’s only fair to manage expectations and so due to these limited capacities, if there is a band you’d particularly like to see, please ensure you get your spot well in advance to avoid any disappointment! We’re hoping though, that the breadth of the three venues involved, will provide you all with the entertainment you deserve should one venue be full. We looking forward to welcoming you.
^^^ MAKE SURE YOU’VE READ THAT… IT’S REALLY RATHER IMPORTANT.
MORE SCRIBBLINGS … MAKE SURE YOU VERIFY EVERYTHING. CIRCUMSTANCES MAY CHANGE RAPIDLY AND WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE:
and MORE SCRIBBLINGS (Again, make sure you verify/confirm directly from the resource being provided. You may also pose questions on the official event page where a plethora of ‘those in the know’ … know.)
Want to come to Ctrl-Alt-Fest-Delete, and looking for accommodation smack bang in the centre of Kettering??
Good news, we have managed to confirm that Naseby Hotel, Sheep Street, Kettering have plenty of rooms still available at a reasonable price. Just contact the hotel direct on 01536734736 and mention you are attending our mini fest for great rates.