It is a great event for those who want a reasonably priced weekend of rock, punk, metal and hardcore.
Hevy festival has also bartered a cheeky deal with the wild park, gaining free entry for anyone with a wristband. So if the Marshall stacks get too much, you can always go and see some Barbary lions or check out the world's largest gorrilium.
2013 line-up, news, rumours and our predictions
2012 line-up, news, rumours and our predictions
The dates for the 2012 event have been confirmed for Friday 3rd to Monday 6th August.
The 2012 line-up includes six UK exclusives including Coverge and Will Haven. To view the full line-up as it is updated, click here.
2011 line-up and past line-up highlights
For 2011 line up click here.
Many reviews have suggested that Hevy tends to attract quite a young crowd.
Music Stages and Other Entertainment
There are four stages at Hevy festival, the Jagermeister main stage, Rock sound + Macbeth stage, Front Magazine stage and the Red Bull bedroom stage.
There is also the free entry to Port Lympne Wild Animal Park (worth over £30) which is considered to be one of the best and most ethically run zoos in the world. There is plenty of impressive wildlife on offer, including Siberian Tigers, African Elephants, Rhinos and the world famous Palace of the Apes.
Location and travel
The festival takes place at Port Lympne Wild Animal Park, which is just off Junction 11 of the M20, about an hours drive from London. Parking is well signposted and costs £5 for the weekend.
Ashford International train station is accessible from all corners of Kent and is connected to the festival by the stagecoach number 10. It takes about 1hr 20mins from London stations Victoria and Charing Cross.
If coming from overseas the park is only a ten minute drive from the Eurotunnel terminal near Folkestone and is easily reached from the channel ferry ports of Dover.
Festival contact and ticket information
Hevy is a 14+ event, and any under 16's must be accompanied by an adult 21+