REVIEW – Hammerfest V @ Haven Pwllheli

By |March 16th, 2013|0 Comments

(review n pix mwj)


Another salubrious holiday destination for us to enjoy/abuse as our local international metal festival shifts from its previous home in Pontin’s, Prestatyn further out to the wild west. Slightly more inconvenient for us never mind the rest of the travellers from around the country but we’re not looking the gift horses of the usual free tickets in the mouth so saddle up in El’s stagecoach motorhome and head for the hillbilly hills. To be fair the organisers really seem to have upped their game in terms of the acts booked too, some real name bands from the States and Europe, so bringing them to this little corner of North Wales is to be appreciated

Hammerfest IV – Prestatyn (Duncan’s Saturday)

By |March 17th, 2012|0 Comments

Words: Duncan Black / Pictures: Dan Alexander

Within the confines of chalet #264 at Pontins Holiday Camp for the criminally insane, something is stirring. A pungent fog of stale sweat, alcohol and nicotine fills the air. If you listen carefully you can just about hear the deafening snore of Mucus roadie Anthony Baxter.

Hammerfest IV, Prestatyn (MWJ’s weekend)

By |March 17th, 2012|0 Comments

(review n pix by mwj)

After being borne from the deaf from born from death on the Thursday I set sail for the Thor’s Day and the annual free ticket frenzy that is Hammerfest. This years event has a Viking theme, subtitled “Hammer of Thor” (Thor, IV, see what they did there?) so what better preparations than a couple of bottles of Skullsplitter ale and a donation/booking to the RNLI for when I predicted floating of the coast of Valhalla/Rhyl in the early hours in a flaming dinghy.

Hammerfest – Pontins, Prestatyn (Duncan’s Friday)

By |March 16th, 2012|0 Comments

Words: Duncan Black / Pictures: Dan Alexander

Archive Gig – Hammerfest III @ Pontins, Prestatyn

By |March 19th, 2011|0 Comments


Oh Hammerfest, what did you do to me? Actually, self inflicted face planting into the car park I consider getting off quite lightly given recent breaks and is firm confirmation that this metal festival that happens to be on our doorstep is perfectly capable of reaching the heights and depths of partying madness that we trek to the Midlands or Europe for in the summer.