Empire State Bastard announce Bastard Fest 2024

Empire State Bastard are set to launch their own mini festival in Sheffield this summer.

Photo: Paul Harries

Consisting of Simon Neil and Mike Vennart, the band have created a powerful outlet for their metal passions with Empire State Bastard, resulting in a critically acclaimed debut album last year that garnered two Heavy Music Awards nominations.

This year, they’re elevating their presence with Bastard Fest, scheduled for the 13th July at Corporation in Sheffield.

The festival lineup is pretty special for fans of heavier music. In addition to Empire State Bastard’s headlining performance, attendees can expect sets from prominent UK metal acts Heriot, Conjurer, Pupil Slicer, and Sheffield locals Hidden Mothers.

Tickets for Bastard Fest 2024 will be available starting at 10:00 am on Thursday 20th June via the venue’s website and See Tickets. An exclusive presale for fans signed up to the band’s mailing list will occur on Wednesday 19th July beginning at 10:00 am.