Festival Announcements

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Download Festival announces new draining, ‘Dog Squad’ and stage relocation!

They don’t just book bands, you know… Today, Download Festival announced that, following suggestions from fans, they have made a number of changes to the site at Donington Park that will, all well and good, provide a better all-round experience for the thousands of people who attend every single year. …

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Tuska brings Finnish metal artists together to record ‘Tuska20 – The Anniversary Song’ for charity

TUSKA20 – THE ANNIVERSARY SONG –  Charity Campaign starts on Monday April 10th As part of its twentieth birthday celebrations Tuska Open Air Metal Festival gets its own very special signature song. “Tuska20 – The Anniversary Song” is an exquisite seven minute epic, written and performed by the top names …

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BLOODSTOCK confirm GHOST as final headliner

BLOODSTOCK are very excited to announce GHOST as their Saturday night headliner! This will be GHOST’s first ‘ritual’ at BLOODSTOCK and watching their amazing stage show after dark is sure to be quite the religious experience!  Check out a taster of what might be in store via this clip from …

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Download Festival adds another 20 bands across all stages!

Well, isn’t this lovely from Download Festival? They decided to round off the end of last month with a big, fat announcement of bands across all four stages! We’re a bit lucky aren’t we? The biggest names announced are metal’s mad hatter Devin Townsend, paying below Rob Zombie on the …

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Bloodstock announce seven new bands

We’re now past the halfway point to BLOODSTOCK with 20 weekends left before the UK’s best metal weekender!  Let’s kick that off by announcing seven more bands! Anthemic black metallers WINTERFYLLETH join the main stage fray.  Their fifth album ‘The Dark Hereafter’ was released last October by Candlelight Records/Spinefarm.  Check …

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Tuska 2017 confirms a plethora of bands including Triptykon, Soilwork & Impaled Nazarene

TUSKA 2017 – TRIPTYKON, SOILWORK, ROTTEN SOUND AND MANY OTHERS ADDED – Tuska 20th Anniversary at Suvilahti, Helsinki, Finland on 30.6.-2.7.2017 – Triptykon, Soilwork, Impaled Nazarene, Rotten Sound, Brother Firetribe and more Tuska’s 20th Anniversary program keeps on getting sweeter, as a bunch of new Artists have been added to …

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Bloodstock adds Kreator, King 810, Inquisition and King Parrot to line-up.

#BOA ANNOUNCEMENT ⚡ FOUR bands added to the BLOODSTOCK 2017 LINE-UP! BLOODSTOCK is powering ahead with even more bookings for 2017!  We’ve four more to get you excited for August’s best metal weekender…   German thrash legends KREATOR shred their way on to BLOODSTOCK’s main stage this Summer in Saturday’s …

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Devin Townsend confirmed for Friday at Tuska 2017

TUSKA 2017 – DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT CONFIRMED – 20th Tuska at Suvilahti, Helsinki, 30.6.-2.7.2017 – Tuska Show on the Tuska youtube channel Canadian gentleman and multi-instrumentalist Devin Townsend along with his Project has been confirmed to appear at Tuska 2017 on Friday June 30th. Devin has always had a very …

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Germany’s Heidelberg DeathFest „HDDF“ 2017

Heidelberg Deathfest „HDDF“ 2017 God Dethroned (HOL) + Haemorrhage (ESP) + Deranged (SWE) + Jig-Ai (CZ) + Ultimo Mondo Cannibale (ITA) + Mucupurulent (CD-Release- Show) + Japanische Kampfhorspiele + Korpse (HOL) + Fleshless (CZ) + Fragments Of Unbecoming + Plasma   For those of you lucky enough to be based …

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Ramblin’ Man Fair – Line Up Announcement – Glenn Hughes & More

Ramblin’ Man Fair have added more bands to an already strong lineup… Supersonic Blues Machine (First Ever UK Show) Glenn Hughes The Kyle Gass Band Martin Turner’s Wishbone Ash Steve ‘N’ Seagulls Supersonic Blues Machine feat Eric Gales (Planet Rock Mainstage) – One of the most exciting blues acts of …

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Arch Enemy, Chelsea Grin and Oni bolster an impressive Bloodstock 2017 bill

By way of a late Valentines Day gift, BLOODSTOCK is thrilled to announce 3 more bands for 2017’s event! ARCH ENEMY will be joining us as Sunday’s special guests.  Get a taste of their Swedish melodeath with the live video for ‘War Eternal’, shot at Wacken 2016 and check out …

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Metal Female Voices Fest to go on hold

The organisers of the Metal Female Voices Fest have put the festival on hold for an unknown duration.  They released the following statement… After a long discussion, reflection, many thoughts and overview of all possibilities, we have decided to put the festival on hold for the moment. You probably jumping …

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Ramblin’ Man Fair announce more acts

Ramblin’ Man Fair have announced more acts…. Black Star Riders (Special Guests / UK Festival Exclusive) Danny Worsnop Aaron Keylock Tyler Bryant and the Shakedown Lionize   Announced acts to date are: Friday 28th July Planet Rock Main Stage Saxon (Main Stage Headliner) Y&T Last in Line Graham Bonnet Band …

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Bloodstock announces new bands including 2 Sophie Lancaster Stage headliners

As 2017 settles in, four more brutal bands are locked in for August’s best metal weekender; BLOODSTOCK! Swedish metal marauders, SOILWORK are confirmed for a main stage slot at Catton Park. Frontman Björn ‘Speed’ Strid tells us “We are really thrilled to return to UK soil after a killer mini-tour …

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Download Festival gives us a batch of new bands!

It seems like forever since Download Festival last made an announcement of bands, but good things come to those who wait and the bigwigs have officially made their first announcement of 2017 – and what an announcement! 48 new bands have been added to the bill including several big names …

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Amplified Open Air Festival announces new bands and day splits

Amplified Open Air Festival launches / New bands added to line-up / Day splits announced / Early bird tickets now on sale What? Amplified is an exciting new three-day rock/metal festival featuring a top quality line-up of chart-topping artists, breaking new bands, great food and drink, and excellent amenities. When? …

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Ramblin’ Man Fair – Announce More Artists & Extra Day!

Ramblin’ Man Fair have announced three new acts –  Saxon, Last in Line, Graham Bonnet Band, all of which will play on the Friday – an extra day for the festival. The festival will be split into four stages over three days. Stages announced so far include Mainstage, Prog In …

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HRH Launches HRH Sleaze

HRH (Europe’s leading residential festival provider) Launches HRH Sleaze Often described as “heavy metal’s bastard child”, Sleaze is as much about the attitude and pose as the music: music full of rebellion, aggro, and downright nastiness, not to mention more tight black leather and tattoos than most can comfortably dream …

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Ramblin’ Man Fair – Announce More Acts & Headliners

Ramblin’ Man Fair have announced more acts…. Extreme (Mainstage Headliner/ UK Exclusive) The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band (Outlaw County Stage Headliner) Rival Sons (Grooverider Stage Headliner) Dokken (UK Exclusive) Blues Pills British Lion Colour of Noise Focus I Am The Morning The Gift Ghoultown Whiskey Dick Jessica Lynn Vintage Caravan …

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Tuska adds Electric Wizard, Barathrum and Oranssi Pazuzu to 2017 bill

TUSKA 2017 – ELECTRIC WIZARD, BARATHRUM AND ORANSSI PAZUZU ADDED Right before Christmas, Tuska Open Air announced 3 more deep-digging artists to next summer’s festival. Read the details below: British doomsters Electric Wizard, led by Jus Osborn, will make sure the skies are overcast as they return to Tuska after several …

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