Heavy Days in Doomtown
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Poster for the final edition in 2015.
Background information
Genre(s) Doom Metal, Stoner Metal, Sludge Metal
Date(s) May
Location Copenhagen, Denmark
Venue(s) Various
Years active 2012 - 2015
Website Official Facebook

Heavy Days in Doomtown was a festival held in Copenhagen, Denmark and described as "A DIY celebration of all things slow and heavy". This festival would last for four editions spanning between 2012 and 2015.

Background[edit | edit source]

2012[edit | edit source]

The inaugural edition of Heavy Days in Doomtown would be held between 3 and 6 May 2012 in Copenhagen at various venues. The first day of the festival (Thursday 3 May) would be held at the alternative venue Stengade. This night also had exhibitions by graphic artists David V. D'andrea, Glyn Scrawled and The 13th Sign Collective. The main festival would be hosted Ungsomshuset, Dortheavej 61. The main days would feature two stages and an outdoor area, 10 bands per day plus vegan foodstands, merch area, happenings, artinstallations, projections and more. Lastly on 6 May will be a cooldown day in Copenhagens freetown Christiania with moviescreenings at Christianias cinema, Byens Lys, accoustic outdoor jam, liveshows, food and drinks at Café Månefiskeren and the final concert at Loppen.[1]

Thursday 3 May[edit | edit source]

Stengade
Moonless
Burning Saviours
Cauchemar
Suma

Friday 4 May[edit | edit source]

Ungdomshuset Main Stage Dödsmaskinen
Jess and The Ancient Ones Profetus
Wounded Kings Bretus
Jex Thoth Aguirre
Devil Sinister Creation
Pilgrim
Herder

Saturday 5 May[edit | edit source]

Ungdomshuset Main Stage Dödsmaskinen
Worship Skogen Brinner
Noothgrush Bottom Feeder
Lord Vicar Ocean Chief
Solstice Pyramido
Griftegård Black Oath
Purson

Sunday 6 May[edit | edit source]

Loppen Café Månefiskeren
Coffins Øresund Space Collective
Aldebaran Lynched and Friends (now Lankum)
Kongh
Torchlight

2013[edit | edit source]

The second edition of Heavy Days in Doomtown between 2 and 5 May 2013. Expanding on the previous edition the festival would hold their usual pre-fest at Stengade but expand the two-stage main fest to the remaining three days.[2]

Thursday 2 May[edit | edit source]

Stengade
Hexvessel
Huata
High Priest of Saturn
Bottom Feeder

Friday 3 May[edit | edit source]

Ungdomshuset Main Stage Dödsmaskinen
Samothrace Belzebong
Conan Bell Witch
Procession Saturnalia Temple
Siena Root Alunah
Toner Low

Saturday 4 May[edit | edit source]

Ungdomshuset Main Stage Dödsmaskinen
Graves at Sea Heat
Mournful Congregation Meth Drinker
Pagan Altar Shadow of the Torturer
Cough Lecherous Gaze
Danava Skraeckoedlan

Sunday 5 May[edit | edit source]

Ungdomshuset Main Stage Dödsmaskinen
Moss Øresund Space Collective
feat. Tom Sutton
Kadavar Dark Buddha Rising
Saturnus Resonaut
Troubled Horse Nocturnal
Seremonia

2014[edit | edit source]

The third edition of Heavy Days in Doomtown would be held between 1 and 4 May 2014 in Copenhagen. The Thursday edition would this time be hosted at Loppen instead of Stengade. Notably this edition would add DJs over the weekend, performing in the area between each of the stages.DJ Acid Cloak would host on Thursday and Saturday while DJ Rockadelica would host on Friday and Sunday.[3]

Thursday 1 May[edit | edit source]

Stengade
Eagle Twin
Switchblade
Yuri Gagarin

Friday 2 May[edit | edit source]

Ungdomshuset Main Stage Dödsmaskinen
Dwellers in Twilight

Performed by Aldebaran
and Shadow of The Torturer

Glitter Wizard
Loss Noctum
Abysmal Grief Leachfeast
Dread Sovereign Vidunder
Oranssi Pazuzu

Saturday 3 May[edit | edit source]

Ungdomshuset Main Stage Dödsmaskinen
Skepticism Doublestone
Sourvein Nightslug
Graves at Sea Witchsorrow
The Body Dopelord
Isole Demon Head

Sunday 4 May[edit | edit source]

Ungdomshuset Main Stage Dödsmaskinen
Windhand Uzala
Baby Woodrose The Graviators
Sabbath Assembly Goatess
Of The Wind and The Moon Purple Hill Witch
Whitehorse

2015[edit | edit source]

The fourth and final edition of Heavy Days in Doomtown would be held between 30 April and 3 May 2015 at Ungdomshuset in Copenhagen. Like previous editions the Thursday pre-fest would be held at Loppen (and sell out). Like the previous year the festival would host DJs assigned to each day: DJ Martin Mordor on 30 April, DJ Jennie-Ann on 1 May and DJ Rockadelica on 3 May.

Special bands would be assigned to the lobby area known as Biblioteket: Kati Knox on 1 May, Ill Wicker performing an acoustic set on 2 May and Myreskær on 3 May.

It would be announced in advance that this would be the final edition of the festival, with intents to go out with a bang. Ultimately the festival producers felt the final edition was a major success to close out.[4]

Thursday 30 April[edit | edit source]

Loppen
Castle
New Keepers of the Water Towers
Gas Giant
Myreskær
Acoustic performance

Friday 1 May[edit | edit source]

Ungdomshuset Main Stage Dödsmaskinen
Dopethrone Night Viper
Acid King Mantar
Horisont Evil Spirit
Acid Witch Weak
Black Cobra

Saturday 2 May[edit | edit source]

Ungdomshuset Main Stage Dödsmaskinen
Bongzilla Profetus
Conan Head of The Demon
Serpent Throne Epitaph
Mirror of Deception Saturnine
Guevnna Reefer

Sunday 3 May[edit | edit source]

Ungdomshuset Main Stage Dödsmaskinen
Bell Witch The Order of Israfel
Hooded Menace Hoopsnake
Abysmal Grief Night Profound
Capilla Ardiente The Hyle
King Dude

External Links[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

V·T·E Festivals
Africa
Defunct Temple of Doom Festival
Asia
Active Acid Mothers Temple Festival
Defunct Doom Age Festival
Australia
Active Doomsday FestivalArmageddoom
Marquee When The Bong Breaks
Europe
Active Aqua MariaAPF Records ShowcaseBlowupDesertFest • (AntwerpBerlinLondon) • Dome of RockDoom in Bloom/Psych in BloomDuna JamDutch Doom DaysEsbjerg FuzztivalFreak Valley FestivalFuzz FestivalHammer of Doom FestivalHeavy Psych Sounds FestHøstsabbatKeep it LowKristonfestLake on Fire FestivalPsyka FestivalRed Smoke FestivalRiff FestRippleFestRoadburn FestivalStoned From The UndergroundSonicBlast MoledoSonic WhipStonebaked FestivalUp In SmokeUnder the DoomVoid Fest
Defunct Desertfest AthensDoominationDoom Shall RiseEindhoven Psych LabFuzzFestHeavy Days in DoomtownInto The VoidLiverpool International Festival of PsychedeliaSeeds of Doom FestivalStoner Hands of DoomTemples FestivalTerrastock
Marquee All Hallows FestivalDesert HelThe Johnny Morrow Tribute
North America
Active Descendants of CromDesertfest New YorkDoom City FestDoomed & Stoned FestivalDunaJam MXEarth Rocker FestivalElectric Funeral FestGrim Reefer FestHeavy Psych Sounds FestHipnosisMonolith on The MesaMuddy Roots Music FestivalNew England Stoner and Doom FestOttawa Psych FestPsycho Las VegasRippleFestStoned and DustedThe Electric HighwayThe Maryland Doom FestThe Power of The Riff
Defunct Born Too LateCropped OutDays of DarknessDays of The DoomedDoominationDoomslangEmissions from the MonolithEye of the Stoned GoatMaine StonerfestScion RockFestStoner Hands of DoomTemplars of DoomTerrastockVultures of Volume Fest
Marquee Born To Be DoomedClairvoyanceCleavage of DoomDoom Daze of SummerDoom or Be DoomedThe Obelisk All-DayerStonerRockChick FestivalTemple of Dendur: Metropolitan Museum of Art 2013Wretched Fest Lex
South America
Active Festival Viaje de AguaHocus Pocus FestivalStoned Fest
Defunct Concrete Jams Festival
Marquee South American Sludge FestStoned Lucifer Festival
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