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The major rock and metal festivals and events …reviewed

M2TM – Yardbirds – Grimsby

Yes it is that time again where Yardbirds Rock Club once again plays host to another heat of Metal 2 the Masses. This time four bands battle it out vying to win a slot on a sacred stage at Bloodstock Open Air metal festival. When: Sunday, 27th March , 6pm …

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Rob Zombie – Manchester Apollo – 17/02/2011 (Gig)

This show had a lot to live up to. 12 long years had passed since Rob Zombie had toured the UK, Having presold all tickets to the original venue, the Academy 1, the show was moved to the much bigger venue, the Apollo, and this also sold out in record …

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Fury UK – Yardbirds – Grimsby

Fury UK embarking on their Headline Tour 2011 are playing at The Yardbirds Club with support from Illuminatus When: 13 February · 19:30 – 23:00 Where:  Yardbirds, Church Street, Grimsby, DN32 7DD more information @ Yardbirds

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Godsized – Yardbirds

Godsized warm up gig at the infamous Yardbirds before they start upon a crusade of an European tour supporting Black Label Society, also on the bill GENTLEMEN OF DISTORTED SOUND featuring Gareth Nugent (relation of Ted) and local boys SIGNATURE 67 When: 20 January · 20:00 – 23:00 Where:  Yardbirds, Church …

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Bloodstock Open Air 10th Anniversary – 2010 (Festival)

So, the 10th edition of the self proclaimed “UK number 1 metal festival” – Bloodstock has been and gone but not forgotten… Mainly due to the torrential rain that we early birds suffered with whilst trying to put up our tents but hey, that’s character building. Thanks to the rain, …

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Festival Comparison Chart

  2009 2009 2010 2009   BLOODSTOCK GRASPOP HAMMERFEST HELLFIRE Festival type Outdoor Outdoor Indoor Indoor Weekend Ticket price £100 €130 £130 £55 Day Ticket price N/A €60 N/A £25 Location Derby (UK) Dessel (BE) Prestatyn (UK) UK Duration (days) 3 3 3 2 Festival size Medium Large Small Very …

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Bloodstock Open Air – 2009 (Festival)

FESTIVAL FACILITIES & TIPS FOOD & DRINK – For a smallish festival there was quite a variety of food on offer including last years full inedible english breakfast, which apparently (taking the word of the customers) had improved from last year, as they removed the bouncy egg from the menu. …

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Graspop Metal Meeting – 2009 (Festival)

FESTIVAL FACILITIES & TIPS FOOD & DRINK – We all know how festivals whack the prices of food and drinks up for their maximal profits but this year’s prices were ridiculous! You weren’t only ripped off but you also had to buy tokens before hand. Not to mention the stupid …

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