Will UK Tech-Fest 2021 be happening?

Sadly, no. We’ve been exploring all options to make the festival happen in 2021 but plain and simply there’s just too much stacked against us. UK Tech-Fest will now take place: Thursday 30 June – Monday 4 July 2022

We really wish we had a crystal ball and could see what will happen in June. Going by the roadmap, in theory we should be fine, but the fact that the Government haven’t put their money where their mouth is and cough up a Government-backed insurance scheme for the festival and live events industry, says it all. As a small, independent festival we can’t afford to take the financial risk without the security and protection from such a scheme.

I have tickets for the 2020 or 2021 festival, can I use them in 2022?

Yes, you can. Your tickets will automatically be valid for 2022 – you don’t have to do a thing. You will have no problem getting in if you show up with a 2020 or 2021 ticket. If you have any other questions or concerns please email us at [email protected]

What’s the best way to support UK Tech-Fest?

The best way to support us is by rolling over your ticket to 2022. If you would like to support us further you could donate your ticket, buy some merch from our store and get your friends to all come along to next year’s festival. Your support means the world to us, thank you!

I bought a 2020 joint ticket with you and ArcTanGent, can I use this ticket in 2022?

Yes you can. ATG have confirmed you will have no issues turning up on site with a 2020 or 2021 ticket. If you have any other questions or concerns please email us at [email protected]

I’m undecided about whether I can attend 2022’s festival, do I have to get a refund now?

If you’re undecided then please hang on to your tickets – as a small business, it helps us hugely. We’re more than happy for you to wait to see what bands will be playing in 2022 and then decide if you want a refund. Just get in touch at [email protected] and we’ll sort it when the time comes.

I can no longer attend UK Tech-Fest 2022, can I get a refund?

We’re sorry you can’t join us. We’re a small festival so we’d love you to hang on to your ticket and roll it over to 2023’s festival, but we understand if you need a refund. Look out for an email with more details.

What Is Uk Tech-fest?

UK Tech-Fest is a progressive and technical metal outdoor music festival. The festival was formed in 2011 on the vision of creating a festival centred around musical innovation, creativity and diversity. Since 2012 we have seen headliners such as Sikth, The Black Dahlia Murder, The Acacia Strain, Northlane, Animals as Leaders, Between the Buried and Me, Protest The Hero. Alongside nearly 70 bands across 4 days there will be workshops and after-parties featuring a super jam and the famous Techeoke! Come and join the family, we'll see you there!

Where Can I Buy Tickets?

Either click the banner in the top right corner or go to our ticket page.

Where Is Uk Tech-fest?

UK Tech-Fest is located at Newark Showground, which is in Newark on Trent between Lincoln and Nottingham. The post code for your sat nav is NG24 2NY.

Can I Bring My Pro Camera?

Due to health and safety issues we do not allow ticket holders to bring SLRs, tripods, or any kind of professional camera or lighting equipment. If you are taking photos or filming around the site please respect people’s privacy of those who may not want to be captured. If you would like to be added to our official media, please contact: [email protected]

Any other queries please contact us.

Can My Band Play Tech Fest?

If you’d like to apply to play at the festival click on Apply to Play in the menu to complete the application form. We will only be able to reply to bands/artists that we are interest in booking, due to the large volume of applications we receive.

Are Day Tickets Available?

Yes, these will be available nearer the time of the festival. We will announce these on social media.

Can I Bring A Camper Van With Me?

Yes. You must purchase a campervan ticket on top of your festival and camping ticket.

Will There Be Tickets To Buy At The Box Office?


Does Tech Fest Have An Age Restriction?

No, we welcome everyone young and old. Children under 16 go free, however they must be accompanied by a full paying adult. Please note under 16s must have valid ID to prove their age. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

How Can I Find Out About Disabled Facilities?

Information on disabled facilities is listed on the Info page, however to organise a free carer’s ticket and for any other enquiries please get in touch via our Contact page.

Can I Bring My Own Food/Alcohol?

Yes, you can. We allow strictly 1 crate of alcohol per person and NO GLASS BOTTLES to be allowed on site. Security will confiscate any glass bottles found when entering the festival.

Are There Cash Machines On Site?


Are There Going To Be Showers?


Where Can I Follow You On Social Media?

You can follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and use the hashtag #uktechfest

Can I Have A Fire?

We do not allow any open fires on site. Disposable barbecues, hexi stoves and small, portable gas cooking stoves must be used on the gravel paths and not on the grass. We do not allow huge gas cylinders to be brought on site. Stewards and security will immediately put out any open fires. For more information see the Campsite Rules on our Info page.

Anything else that we haven't answered, please get in touch via our Contact page and we will be happy to help.