Festival Announcements

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Bearded Theory announce Madness

We are delighted to announce that London’s finest nutty boys, Madness will close our 10th birthday party on Sunday night on the Pallet Stage. Bearded Theory will reverberate with the sounds of classic hits including ‘Our House’, ‘Baggy Trousers’ and ‘One Step Beyond’. We are also proud to announce a …

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HEAVY SCOTLAND adds Finntroll, Destruction, Fleshgod Apocalypse and Ingested

HEAVY SCOTLAND just got all the heavier with the addition of Finntroll, Destruction, Fleshgod Apocalypse and Ingested. Held at Edinburgh’s Corn Exchange between the 1st-2nd April, they join the already hard hitting line-up that’s set to make this the go-to Scottish metal festival in 2017. They join: Behemoth (UK/EIRE Exclusive) …

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Skindred, Annihilator, Municipal Waste announced for BOA 2017.

BLOODSTOCK wish you a Metal Christmas! As we pelt into December, BLOODSTOCK HQ is getting some Christmas treats ready!  As well as preparing the on-sale dates of VIP upgrades, the remainder of the VIP ticket allocation and this year’s deposit scheme, we’ve three more bands to announce for 2017! Joining …

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Tuska 2017 adds Apocalyptica, Dirkschneider and others to lineup.

– Apocalyptica, Dirkschneider, Wintersun, Anneke Van Gierbergen’s Vuur, Avatarium and Battle Beast added to the line-up – Tuska at Suvilahti, Helsinki 30.6.-2.7.2017 – Special priced ”Early Crow” 3-day tickets available until 31.12. To celebrate jingle bells and the last month of an exquisite year, Tuska announces more metal madness to …

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Download Festival adds over 20 names!

Tis the season to…announce festival bands? It’s certainly not as catchy, but Download Festival have confirmed over twenty names to play at Donington Park next summer and leave us all feeling a little more jolly. They’ve also started to build the day splits already AND announce the headliners for the …

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Bloodstock Announce 3 More Bands for 2017

BLOODSTOCK ANNOUNCE 3 MORE BANDS FOR 2017 BLOODSTOCK is excited to roll out their next band announcement for 2017 and it’s a brutal one! Florida death metal kingpins, OBITUARY land themselves a Sunday slot on the main stage.  With a brand new studio album coming in Spring 2017 via Relapse …

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Airbourne to headline Hard Rock Hell XI in 2017

Even as Hard Rock Hell‘s triumphant flagship celebration of their first decade comes to a close,  HRH looks to the future with next year’s festival. It’s no surprise that HRH have partied loud and hard in 2016, celebrating the landmark first 10 years of Hard Rock Hell on Earth.  The …

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Skindred to headline HRH METAL in Birmingham

Everyone’s favourite ragga-metallers Skindred, are set to headline the inaugural HRH Metal next February, alongside Sodom, Raging Speedhorn, Evile, Lawnmower Deth, Hell, Winterfylleth and over 30 other metal bands from around Europe. To get a feel for HRH Metal, check out the promo video below   HRH CEO Jonni Davis …

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Vader and Immolation confirmed for Bristol Deathfest

Vader & Immolation will now be co-headlining Bristol Deathfest on Saturday night whilst Hour of Penance and Defeated Sanity will co-headline Sunday night of the festival. After releasing their eleventh brand new studio album ‘The Empire’ through Nuclear Blast, Vader confirm they will be co-headlining the first night of Bristol …

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Amon Amarth and Blind Guardian for Bloodstock 2017!

On the BBC1 Sunday Rock show this morning Bloodstock Festival  announced their first seven acts, including the the first headline. Amon Amarth top the bill on the Friday supported by Blind Guardian.  Other bands appearing over the weekend on the Ronnie James Dio Stage will be Testament, Hatebreed, HELL, Possessed …

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It’s Aerosmith, Biffy Clyro and System of a Down for Download Festival 2017!

The road to Download 2017 has begun, with the festival announcing its first batch of bands that will take to the stage at the hallowed turf of Donington Park next year, including all three Main Stage headliners. Aerosmith, Biffy Clyro and System of a Down will top the bill over …

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Bloodstock Launches the 2017 ‘Metal 2 The Masses’ Programme

BLOODSTOCK Launches the 2017 ‘Metal 2 The Masses’ Programme! BLOODSTOCK’s annual, hugely popular, grass roots-supporting ‘Metal 2 The Masses’ scheme offers unsigned and DIY bands the chance of being part of the BLOODSTOCK festival experience.  Plans for 2017’s are under way and BLOODSTOCK along with our favourite ale, Hobgoblin, are …

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Tuska celebrates 20 years of pain in 2017 – HIM revealed as 1st headliner

Finland’s longest running and boldest metal festival, Tuska, will be celebrated for the 20th time the coming summer. It’s been a long and rocky road from the depths of Tavastia-klubi, through two different outdoor venues to Suvilahti, where Tuska settled in 2011. The 20th anniversary will take place during the …

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Be Prog! My Friend festival announce Jethro Tull

BE PROG! MY FRIEND, 30th June – 1nd JULY 2017 – BARCELONA.  FESTIVAL WHICH HIGHLIGHTS THE WORLD’S BEST PROGRESSIVE BANDS ANNOUNCES JETHRO TULL Since its inception in 2014 the Barcelona based festival Be Prog! My Friend has played host to the likes of Opeth, Steven Wilson, Anathema, Devin Townsend, TesseracT, The Pineapple Thief, Magma, Agent …

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Metal Female Voices Fest reveal Friday lineup

The organisers of Metal Female Voices Fest have announced the lineup for the Friday night of the event.  Whereas Saturday and Sunday will be normal band sets, the Friday will be a more intimate acoustic affair with a great lineup of musicians and singers performing.  

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DAMNATION FESTIVAL announced final bands for 2016 event

English death metallers, INGESTED, Irish doom trio, DREAD SOVEREIGN, and Portuguese avant-garde rock outfit, SINISTRO head up the final additions to this year’s Damnation Festival. They will be joined by HANG THE BASTARD – who will play their final show at the event – HARK,  VENOM PRISON, EMPLOYED TO SERVE, MITHRAS, and the INFERNAL …

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BREAKING BANDS FESTIVAL ANNOUNCE MORE BANDS….

More bands revealed and a brand new stage announced! As promised, next year’s BREAKING BANDS FESTIVAL will be the biggest to date. Held at the Stoke Prior Sports & Country Club in Bromsgrove, on the late May Bank Holiday, 2017’s event will house the best new and up-and-coming Metal, Punk …

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American Angels of Rock, Vixen, & Bernie Marsden join Hard Rock Hell’s 10th anniversary.

American Angels of Rock, Vixen, & Bernie Marsden join an anthemic weekend of Rock in the climax of Hard Rock Hell’s 10th anniversary. It’s hard to believe that Hard Rock Hell is now in its tenth cycle, but as you’d expect a mighty pulse of Rock runs deep through HRH’s …

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Bloodstock 2017 is Go!!

BLOODSTOCK 2017 is GO!! After a record-breaking year in 2016, BLOODSTOCK is excited to hit the ‘go’ button on 2017!  Early bird weekend camping tix are already on sale at a discounted £120 and now, due to exceptional demand, a limited number of VIP packages will be going on sale …

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