The UKs biggest international electro industrial music festival! Official website:www.resistanzfestival.com
Resistanz Festival exploded onto the UK scene in 2011 to rave reviews. In 2012, we were back with more top international acts, fun and unique onstage collaborations. In 2013, we expanded even further, offering three days of Resistanz! Come back over the coming months as the full lineup of Bands and DJs for 2014 is revealed.
Resistanz is the brainchild of Corporation’s Phyll Pearman and Leighton James-Thompson. The first Resistanz Festival took place in Sheffield UK at the infamous Corporation venue over the weekend of April 2nd/3rd 2011. A year in planning their objective was simple, establish a line up of bands and dj’s every bit as strong as some of the more established festivals throughout the world, and covering the many subgenres in the modern day industrial scene.
The outcome was 14 bands from synthpop legends (And One – Covenant ) to pounding industrial acts (Suicide Commando – SAM), UK and European exclusives, an official festival cd and merch, stalls and 5 big afterparties with 15 dj’s playing everything from modern day industrial club hits, classic EBM, synthpop and electro to hardhouse and hardstyle. On top of all this there where some very special guests and surprises including Phill Barry of Cubanate on stage with Caustic performing Oxcyacetaline, Stewart Who on stage with XP8 covering the hard dance classic Twisted, Deviant UK joined onstage by new friends Uberbyte for a storming rendition of Scooter’s Always Hardcore, Adam of Lab4 fame coming out of retirement for a special dj set, the epic dj 3 way featuring Dj Hive (vampire party) Dj Tommi K (autobody) and Thomas Rainer (Nachtmahr), plus the many many onstage collaborations.
Described by many as the best weekend of their lives, Resistanz Festival clearly left its mark on the industrial scene in 2011.
Resistanz Festival 2012 took place on Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th April at the Corporation venue in Sheffield UK.
The second chapter of Resistanz was a completely sold out event!
Once again the finest acts from around the globe were gathered together for what promised to be one of the highlights in the industrial scenes festival calendar. It did not dissapoint
15 live acts: Icon Of Coil, Grendel, mind.in.a.box, Nachtmahr, Ultraviolence, Frozen Plasma, Soman, Straftanz, ESA, WASTE, Be My Enemy, Memmaker, FGFC820, Detroit Diesel and Surgyn l performed over the 2 days followed each night by after parties featuring some of the scenes very best DJ’s including: Geoff Lee (Modulate), Azrael (XP8/Faderhead), M4RC (Grendel/Shiv-R) to name but a few.
On top of all this a new food court and market area were added, special guest performances and on stage collaborations, the return of Resistanz TV, Resistanz souvenir photography studio area, free Resistanz welcome packs for all and a whole lot more going on over the weekend!
It was hell of a wild weekend and firmly established Resistanz as one of the events of the year…
The third Resistanz Festival took place on the 29th – 31st March 2013.
Once again the reputation of the festival bought about another sellout event!
With the addition of a Friday night warm up party, Resistanz boasted the biggest industrial festival line up the UK has ever seen with 19 bands, 15 DJs and 5 different afterparty rooms playing everything from industrial, electro house, synthpop, hardstlye and hard dance.
Resistanz continued to adhere to its core programming – The cream of international industrial and electro acts combined with the best of British. A line up where anyone of the participants could be found headlining their own UK shows. And a booking policy focussed on bringing in bands never seen in the UK before rather than just the “usual suspects”.
2013′s line up: Neurotic Fish, Celldweller, Aesthetic Perfection, Uberbyte, Alien Vampires, C-Lekktor, Alter Der Ruine, Noisuf-x, iVardensphere, Funker Vogt, Surgyn, CygnosiC, Method Cell, Terrolokaust, Blakopz, Voster, Phosgore, Cease2xist, Chainreactor.