MAMMOTHFEST started in 2010 with incredible bands such as ENTOMBED, ORANGE GOBLIN, SYLOSIS, MNEMIC, SYBREED and in fact 28 bands over 2 stages on 1 day in the mighty HOVE TOWN HALL. It is no secret that Steve Dickson, the director lost some money on this show mainly because OZZFEST dropped on the same day driving many southern metal heads to go and see OZZY/KORN etc. What could we do!? A lot of valuable lessons were learned, debts were paid off but never the less the event went ahead and was a resounding success in terms of the customers experience, even if on paper the event lost money. We could have walked away at this point having been burnt but having gained such valuable experiences, enjoying it so much and knowing there WAS a market for a metal festival in the south Steve knew he had to bring it back one day, but with a tighter approach to ensure the business was safer from risks.