If you’re aware of hardcore even in the slightest bit, you have SURELY caught wind of this brand new hardcore festival whose first ever lineup is so jaw-droppingly insane that us sitting here in London are already hearing people over here talking about it.

CONCRETE JUNGLE FESTIVAL has just announced the full lineup of their inaugural event and it includes MERAUDER/KICKBACK and XIBALBA/SKOURGE as headliners. Many MANY hardcore kids around the world (especially here in the UK) have been wondering about who’s going to be in the KICKBACK lineup and the organizers, BLACKLISTED PRODUCTIONS/HOLDING ON RECORDS/SLAMMAN BOOKING ASIA/LOUDLY PREFER, have confirmed that the vocalist – Stephen – will be backed by members of Thai hardcore act WHISPERS.

Not only are these headliners frickin bangin, but the promoters are also bringing in hardcore bands from across the region of SE Asia including the Philippines [CLEAN SLATE/SHOCKPOINT], Malaysia [MONEYBAG], Indonesia [DEFY/ZIP/KEEP IT REAL/BLEACH/PEACH], Singapore [DESTINY/WRECKONIZE/MYSTIQUE/RENEGADE], and of course local Thai heroes – WHISPERS, THE SHREDDER, MONUMENT X.

Organizers state, “Concrete Jungle Festival embodies the “For Us, By Us” ethos, proudly showcasing the finest talents from our region alongside exceptional international acts. Proudly brought to you by Blacklisted Productions, Holding On Records, Slamman Booking Asia and Loudly Prefer! The festival celebrates the diversity and vibrancy of our local cultures with a line up curated to highlight both established and emerging acts, promising an unforgettable celebration of music, art, and community.”

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