takedown 2023

After an 8-year hiatus, The South’s fan and band favourite independent alternative-rock and metal festival, Takedown, was brought to Portsmouth in a brand-new partnership between The Guildhall Trust and Divergent Festivals and featured over 40 bands across 4 stages in 10 hours of sold-out festival fun.

Heavy hitters of the rock and metal worlds, Sleep Token and Skindred headlined the event with Loathe, Jamie Lenman, Punk Rock Factory, InMe, Palm Reader, Our Hollow Our Home, As December Falls, CLTDRP, Fearless Vampire Killers, The Bottom Line, Seething Akira and Dendera amongst the other bands to perform.

Take a look at our 2023 recap! Missed out? Make sure you get your tickets to our two day event in 2024!

2023 video

2023 playlist

2023 reviews

“You guys absolutely smashed it – thank you for an awesome day!”

“The venue is great. Short travel time between stages makes viewing multiple acts easy and the outdoor stage worked really well.”

“Cracking day and thought you guys did an amazing job with the whole event – so much going on all over the venue.”

    2023 gallery

    Please note that there is a no under 12s policy for this event, and under 14s are to be accompanied by an adult (18+).

    Takedown Festival is a partnership between Divergent Promotions and The Guildhall Trust

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