FESTIVAL NEWS: Takedown Festival And Tonic Rider Team Up For 2023 Event

Takedown Festival is returning on Saturday 8th April 2023 when it heads to its new home of Portsmouth Guildhall.

The festival have announced they will be teaming up with Tonic Music For Mental Health’s Tonic Rider to provide mental health support for artists, crew and staff during this year’s festival. Tonic Rider is formed of mental health professionals with a music industry background offering free resources and one-to-one support. 

“We are delighted to be offering mental health support to artists, crew and staff working at a music festival for the first time, and even more so, that it will be at Takedown Festival in Tonic’s hometown of Portsmouth. Throughout 2023 we will be expanding our programme of backstage support and we are thankful to the Takedown team for providing this opportunity,” explains Tonic Rider Co-Ordinator Jeordie Shenton.

Takedown Festival director Sarah Harris adds, “Takedown is extremely proud to be working with Tonic Rider. The music industry is notoriously hard on its workers due to various different factors and the promotion of good mental health for artists, crew and staff is key to individuals thriving. We are very pleased to have resources backstage and for fans at Takedown 2023.”

Takedown Festival 2023 will be headlined by Sleep Token and SKINDRED with bands including Loathe, Jamie Lenman, CLTDRP and Fearless Vampire Killers also on the bill. Check out the current line-up below!

Tickets for Takedown Festival are on sale now, available HERE.

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