Festival Announcements

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BLOODSTOCK reveals first batch of 2023 bands!

BLOODSTOCK ANNOUNCES 10 BANDS FOR 2023!HEADLINERS INCLUDE MEGADETH & KILLSWITCH ENGAGE  With BLOODSTOCK 2022 well underway, the festival is thrilled to already be looking ahead and announcing a swathe of awesome bands for the 2023 event, which is set to take place on 10th-13th August 2022 at Catton Park, Derbyshire. Metalcore pioneers KILLSWITCH ENGAGE are set …

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BLOODSTOCK – The Final Countdown, 8 days to go!

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FINAL COUNTDOWN TO BLOODSTOCK!  8 DAYS TO GO!! NEW GREEN INITIATIVES INCLUDE PRIZES FOR COLLECTING CUPS, CAMPSITE COMPETITIONS, & SOLAR POWERDON’T MISS BLOODSTOCK’S BLACK ICE-CREAM BLOODSTOCK is gearing up for their best-ever festival and the countdown is ON!  There’s just over a week to go, ‘til the marauding metal hordes thunder …

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BLOODSTOCK reveals 13 more bands & Facebook Live guest series

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PUT YOUR QUESTIONS TO BLOODSTOCK, PLUS LORNA SHORE, BEHEMOTH, GWAR, AND MALEVOLENCE IN FACEBOOK LIVE GUEST SERIES STARTING THIS THURSDAY BLOODSTOCK can finally declare that 2022’s biggest metal weekender is next month! So to whet your appetite further, here are thirteen more bands (lucky for some) you’ll be able to catch at …

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Iron Maiden Exhibition & More At BLOODSTOCK 2022

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IRON MAIDEN EXHIBITION AT BLOODSTOCK EIGHT WEEKS TO GO! There are now just 8 weeks to go ’til BLOODSTOCK 2022! HQ is in a frenzy getting the infrastructure together and locking in the last of the slots. There’s still another batch of Metal 2 The Masses bands to come and plenty more info about …

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Planet Rock’s Roctober announces 3 New Headliners – Reef, Wilko Johnson, and Sweet

Due to the ongoing uncertainty with international travel, Kenny Wayne Shepherd is, unfortunately, unable to make it to UK shores in October. Not to worry though, Planet Rock has recruited incredible new headline bands to headline the three Rocktober dates. Reef will headline Bristol O2 Academy on Saturday 15th October. Wilko Johnson will headline London O2 Shepherd’s …

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BLOODSTOCK 2022 – Latest update

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THE COUNTDOWN IS ON!  79 DAYS TIL BLOODSTOCK 2022! The clock is ticking!  There’s just 79 days left until the marauding hordes thunder their way through the gates of Catton Park, pitch their tents, crack some beers and kick off the best heavy metal weekender of the year!  As is …

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Call of the Wild Festival Announce the Final Line-Up for Their Second Cycle

Call of the Wild Festival Announce the Final Line-Up for Their Second Cycle & Are Revved Up & Raring to Go for 2022 When Call of the Wild Festival first burst onto the circuit during its debut year of 2019, it was hailed as the Best New Rock Festival and shortlisted at the UK Festival …

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Inaugural Bay-Fest details announced!!

The welsh Seaside town of Colwyn bay will welcome a plethora of bands this Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend as it hosts it’s very first ‘Bay-Fest‘. The event is the brainchild of Chris Price-White, Mark Simcock, Jay Wilson, Steve Rastin, Zoe Ann Rogers and Colwyn Bay Council, and the aim is …

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BLUES PILLS – announce summer festival tour for 2022

The wait is over and Blues Pills will finally return to stages all over Europe. The tour will include some of the biggest festivals from Donington’s legendary Download, to the massive Hellfest and the alternative rock twins Southside / Hurricane in Germany, as well as selected club, shows to present their latest …

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Heretic Festival is thrilled to announce the full lineup for their 2022 three-day edition

THREE-DAY HERETIC FESTIVAL 2022 SHEFFIELD CORPORATION, UK13TH, 14TH AND 15TH MAY 2022 Heretic Festival is thrilled to announce the full lineup for their 2022 three-day edition. The bands due to appear on the original day have now been joined by more of the best acts on the scene, including brand new additions: …

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Damnation 2022 lineup – Two new bands added

US death metal veterans Incantation and English poetic rock outfit 40 Watt Sun are the latest names to be added to this year’s Damnation line-up. The duo will join a bill that already boasts headline sets from Ministry and Converge as well as a UK exclusive performance of At The Gates’ Slaughter of the …

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BLOODSTOCK ANNOUNCES FINAL BATCH OF SOPHIE LANCASTER STAGE BANDS

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Over halfway there! With just 168 days to go before the marauding metal hordes charge through the gates of Catton Park, BLOODSTOCK has its last batch of Sophie Lancaster Stage bands to announce. It’s also ‘Last Call’ time for the Deposit Scheme, where you can pay over 6 smaller instalments (full details below). Artists for …

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BLOODSTOCK – ADD TWELVE MORE BANDS!

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If you’re anything like us, you can’t wait to be back in the green fields of Catton Park watching some world-class heavy metal at BLOODSTOCK – and we’re well over halfway there! Is it too soon to start a count down yet?! (136 days to go, in case you were wondering… yes, …

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CLANG METAL FESTIVAL, March 26TH, 2022 feat. CANDLEMASS

CLANG METAL FESTIVAL is a NEW Heavy Metal Festival being held Saturday, March 26th 2022 in the National Stadium in Dublin, Ireland. Tickets are €64.90 including booking fee.Taking place on Saturday, March 26th, 2022 in Dublins’ National Stadium, the all-day event will see Doom-Titans, CANDLEMASS make their long-awaited return to Irish shores …

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Stonedead 2022 Opening Poll Winner announced

SATURDAY, 27th AUGUST 2022, NEWARK SHOWGROUNDMICHAEL SCHENKER GROUPVERY SPECIAL GUESTS: THE WILDHEARTS FEATURING: VANDENBERGSTONE BROKEN, H.E.A.T, THE TREATMENT, TYGERS OF PAN TANG, THUNDERMOTHERAND OPENING POLL WINNERS THESE WICKED RIVERS WITH COMPERE Krusher Joule We are delighted to announce that the Opening Poll Winner for STONEDEAD 2022, is These Wicked Rivers. …

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BLOODSTOCK announce 9 more bands & ticket deposit scheme

BLOODSTOCK ANNOUNCE NINE MORE BANDS & TICKET DEPOSIT SCHEME As the days shorten and we inch ever closer to 2022, BLOODSTOCK is ready to announce yet another clutch of bands who’ll grace the stages at Catton Park next August. The legendary KILLING JOKE are Sunday’s Ronnie James Dio main stage special guests. Cited as an influence …

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TOMORROW’S GHOSTS FESTIVAL announce Friday Headliner

TOMORROW’S GHOSTS FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES FRIDAY NIGHT HEADLINER:FIELDS OF THE NEPHILIM THE GOTH-ROCK ORIGINALS JOIN THE 2022 LINE-UP ALSO FEATURING:Very Special GuestsGHOST DANCE + INTO A CIRCLE + BALAAM AND THE ANGEL+EVIL BLIZZARD PRESENT ‘BLIZZOWEEN’ + BOOTBLACKS + ALL MY THORNSWITH MORE TBA @ Whitby Pavilion, Whitby  Friday 28th October – …

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STONEDEAD FESTIVAL ADD VANDENBERG and STONE BROKEN

SATURDAY, 27th AUGUST 2022, NEWARK SHOWGROUNDMICHAEL SCHENKER GROUPVERY SPECIAL GUESTS: THE WILDHEARTS FEATURING: VANDENBERGSTONE BROKEN, H.E.A.T, THE TREATMENT, TYGERS OF PAN TANG, THUNDERMOTHERAND THE OPENING POLL WINNER FOR 2022 IS STILL TO BE ANNOUNCED. COMPERE Krusher Joule STONEDEAD FESTIVAL ARE ABSOLUTELY THRILLED TO ANNOUNCE VANDENBERG AND STONE BROKEN TO APPEAR …

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STONEDEAD FESTIVAL – MMH 10th Birthday Celebrations

Proudly brought to you by STONEDEAF PRODUCTIONS LTDOn FRIDAY, 26th AUGUST 2022, NEWARK SHOWGROUND. Helping MMH – THE HOME OFROCK RADIO celebrate their 10th year birthday bash!BLACK SPIDERSAND MASSIVE (AUS) REVIVAL BLACK To kick off STONEDEAD, MMH is bringing one huge party with 3 bands to start the Bank Holiday …

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