Putting on a festival is hard. It’s difficult enough running an established festival with a large group of people behind it let alone starting one in the middle of November and running it completely by yourself.

HOYfest is such a festival and 2016 is it’s first year. Having already announced The Milk as the festivals Friday night headliner along with The Bulletproof Bomb, Judas and a load of excellent local bands they’ve finally released the full line up and most importantly the other headliner for the festival.

VANT will be taking that slot, adding the date to their upcoming UK tour in support of their lates EP ‘Karma Seeker’ and recent single ‘Peace & Love’. With an album allegedly on the way next year, they’re one of the UK’s most exciting up & coming acts.

With The Milk, No Hot Ashes and Bandicootconfirmed already for the Friday night a further 3 acts have been added. The extremely young but promising Parish open up the festival while exciting South Wales bands Monico Blonde and The Moon Birds have also been added to the night.

Added, along with VANT, to the Saturday line up are Cardiff alternative bands The Boradcasts, Nuclear Lullaby and Wetpainttt. The young and exciting The Fused join the festival off the back of their first headline show and a single release. Mirror Gorillas, Trash and Rinse are the final acts added to the lineup.

HOYfest takes place on 18th-19th November 2016 at the Gate Arts Centre, Cardiff. Tickets are available HEREHOYfest

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