Temples Festival to return to Bristol in 2016
Heavy metal returns to the UK with the fantastic Temples Festival on 2nd – 5th June 2016.
Now in its third year, Temples Festival is going from strength to strength and is proving to be a highlight of the European heavy metal scene.
A true independent festival
The festival prides itself on its ‘No sponsors − no masters’ rule and promotes local suppliers wherever it can. The wide variety of food vendors covering everything for the meat eaters, the veggies and the vegans are sourced locally. For the obligatory tipples, local breweries are supplying the draught local ale and cider throughout the weekend.
Although there is plenty to see and especially hear, the play list is managed so that you can see the headline acts you want to see. The organisers make a point of not over-subscribing the event so that there is plenty of space to see your favourite UK and international groups; in addition, there are plenty of opportunities to see new bands.
Location and travel
With its large student factor and a highly-diverse population and culture, Bristol is renowned for its history of wide-ranging music and art urbanity. The location of the event, Motion Bristol, sets the festival right at the centre of the Temple Quarter. The old warehouses, dating back to the Victorian era, now house a series of music spaces and even a skate park.
Bristol is infamous for its lack of parking, which means travelling by public transport is a good idea. As Motion is just a five-minute walk from Temple Meads station, Bristol taxi ranks are not necessary if you can travel by train; however, you might want to use a local taxi company such as http://www.bristolparkwaytaxis.co.uk/ if you arrive by bus.
Tickets are now available, and with a capacity of just 2,000 it is probably best not to hang around. The warm-up sessions held on the Thursday will have separate tickets – it is not part of the full weekend ticket – and are an ideal opportunity to get a flavour of what is available if you are unable to attend the full festival. If you are into heavy metal and the alternative music around this scene, Temples Festival is clearly going to be an event on your 2016 calendar.