Philadelphia’s gargantuan gathering of hardcore music enthusiasts, the annual, This Is Hardcore Fest stormed through the iconic Electric Factory show grounds in July with a plethora of sought-after acts and no shortage of insatiable fans. BlowTheScene‘s resident hardcore expert, Anne Spina, was again on duty capturing four days worth of performances for our viewing pleasure. Today we debut Spina’s in-depth photo coverage below. Days 2-4 will be following closely behind in the coming days. If you missed any of our onsite candid coverage featuring scores of vendors, activists, fans, and more.. be sure to scope it HERE.
This Is Hardcore Fest – Day 1 featured performances by Rock Bottom, Lifeless, Expire, Noisem, Xibalba, Code Orange, Ringworm, Overcast, Crowbar, Unearth, and Killswitch Engage.
All photos by BTS photographer Anne Spina of Anne Spina Photography.