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Hit The Deck 2014 arrives this weekend - which bands should you check out?

Our guide to the weekend's festivities...
Hit The Deck 2014 is finally here. Hijacking an array of venues in
Bristol and 
Nottingham this weekend – on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th respectively – the indoor megafest looks bigger, brighter and more diverse than ever. Here are Subba’s top five reasons not to sleep on this one...
OLD FAVOURITE BANDS With the likes of Brand New, Saves The Day and Pulled Apart By Horses on the bill, this is a great opportunity to catch some returning heroes and formative influences at their finest. Time to warm up your voice...

NEW FAVOURITE BANDS There’s no lack of incredible up and coming talent on this year’s bill, from the caustic fare of Wounds to Neck Deep’s absurdly catchy pop-punk and Verses’ anthemic rock. Get down early, yeah?

THE HEAVY STUFF Nordic marauders Kvelertak will be providing the blood and thunder, with metalcore heavy hitters Memphis May Fire and The Word Alive in tow. Modern punk & hardcore more your thing? Be sure to check out Brutality Will Prevail, More Than Life, Palm Reader and Bastions, among others.

UNPLUGGED The acoustic stage will be headlined by Ataris mastermind Kris Roe, accompanied by VerseChorusVerse (ex And So I Watch You From Afar) and a full supporting cast.

NO UMBRELLA REQUIRED Spread over a number of indoor venues, Hit The Deck is effectively weatherproof. Always a plus for a UK festival...
APR 19: BRISTOL Various Venues  (o2 Academy 1, o2 Academy 2, The Thekla, The Fleece, The Exchange)
APR 20: NOTTINGHAM Various Venues (Rock City, Rock City Basement, Rescue Rooms, Stealth, The Forum)
Tickets for the 2014 events are available now from: 0844 871 8819