Opening the mainstage at Download Festival is no small feat, and this year Hacktivist undertook the role on Saturday 10th June. Having played only a handful of shows with new co-vocalist Jot Maxi there was additional pressure riding on their shoulders; we spoke to J Hurley and Rich Hawking about how it went and what's on the cards right now for Hacktivist.
We've all seen them, from Reading and Leeds mainstage openers, to Download Festival tent packers, or even headlining the party night at Tech Fest. Hacktivist are a band who've pretty much ticked everything off their bucket list, and that's even before a full length debut has appeared.
Hacktivist have revealed a new version of 'Deceive & Defy' featuring Heart Of A Coward frontman Jamie Graham, check it out here.