Festival Announcements

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New festival HEAVY SCOTLAND announce first bands

Brand new heavy metal festival HEAVY SCOTLAND are delighted to announce their first wave of bands for their debut year, to be held in Edinburgh between the 1st-2nd April 2017. Announced today are the first headliners, melodic death metal legends Arch Enemy; plus acclaimed brutal death metal band Sodomized Cadaver; resurgent …

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Breaking Bands Festival 2017 Announces 15 Further Bands

BREAKING BANDS FESTIVAL 2017 26th-28th May 2017 Hugely popular independent festival announces a further 15 bands for next year’s event! The BREAKING BANDS FESTIVAL keeps on going from strength to strength and next year’s festival promises to be the best yet. Taking place at the Stoke Prior Sports & Country …

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Armored Saint Announces Performance at Ozzfest Meets Knotfest Kick-Off Party

Armored Saint announces performance at Ozzfest Meets Knotfest kick-off party with Havok, Exmortus, Thrown Into Exile Just back from tour in Europe, Armored Saint will make a special appearance back in the USA this fall at the Ozzfest Meets Knotfest kick-off party – which is exclusively for campers at this double-header music and …

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BLOODSTOCK reveal comedy bill & RAM Gallery plans

BLOODSTOCK HQ is at fever pitch with just 8 days to go ‘til the gates swing open at Catton Park!  There are a last few things to announce before everyone packs their bags and heads to the UK’s biggest and best heavy metal party! One of the things that sets …

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Leicester Uprising Festival May 2017 – Date Announced

THE LEICESTER UPRISING IS ON! *** UPRISING 2017 *** Resin Events & Firebug presents : A full day of metal over 3 stages featuring a host of the heaviest bands on the touring circuit along with the best local talent! MAY 27th YES it’s a Bank Holiday so expect some …

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Ramblin’ Man Fair Announce 2017

Relive Ramblin’ Man Fair with the official live CD – All profits from the release will be donated to Nordoff Robbins Music Therepy 2017 Dates & Early Bird Tickets Announced   Ramblin’ Man Fair would like to say a massive thank you to all who came, performed and contributed to …

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Damnation Festival add four new bands to the bill

Italian doom trio Ufomammut are the latest addition to this year’s stacked Damnation Festival line up. They’ll play the Eyesore Merch Stage at Leeds University Union on Saturday, November 5. Also joining the bill are a selection of some of Europe’s best emerging bands; France’s post-metal sludge outfit, Erlen Myer, Norway’s …

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Reading & Leeds Festival – Transgressive Late Night lineup for R&L16 announced

26TH – 28TH AUGUST 2016, BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND TRANSGRESSIVE LATE-NIGHT TAKEOVER ADDED TO READING & LEEDS LINE UP.  EXCLUSIVE SETS ANNOUNCED FEATURING FAT WHITE FAMILY LIVE, METRONOMY SUMMER ’08 DJ SET | HONNE LIVE | LOYLE CARNER LIVE | SUPER HANS+ SPECIAL GUEST DJ SETS FROM PEACE, HINDS, PULLED APART BY HORSES, JEN LONG & BBC RADIO 1’S HUW STEPHENS Returning to conquer after-hours on the Alternative Stage at Reading and …

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Planet Rock confirm Roadstars at Planet Rockstock on December 4th 2016

Planet Rock have added Roadstars to this year’s Planet Rockstock Festival on Sunday 4th December. Roadstars features three of the most exciting new prospects in the world of blues rock – SIMO, Aaron Keylock and Federal Charm. All three bands will tour together for the very first time in November …

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Just over three weeks to BLOODSTOCK!

The BLOODSTOCK festival faithful are on countdown as it’s just over three weeks to 2016’s best heavy metal weekender!  The bill for the Jagermeister stage is together and BLOODSTOCK is excited to welcome all these bands to the bill…   Friday’s line-up includes Leeds hard rockers CHASING DRAGONS (www.facebook.com/chasingdragonsuk) Corby …

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HRH AOR 5 Announcement

HRH AOR 5 Announcement Phil Lewis & Tracii Guns unite L.A. Guns with FM and more bands joining Lita Ford, Slaughter, Michael Monroe at next year’s ‘Sold Out’ HRH AOR 5. HRH AOR 5 which has been sold out since early May are proud to announce another string of bands …

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Reading & Leeds Festival 2016 – Russell Howard, Bill Bailey to headline Alternative Stage

RUSSELL HOWARD AND BILL BAILEY MARCUS BRIGSTOCKE, KATHERINE RYAN, LEE NELSON, RUSSELL KANE, SARA PASCOE, JOEL DOMMETT, HOLLY WALSH, OWEN JONES AND MORE TO APPEAR ACROSS THE WEEKEND GRANDMASTER FLASH TO MAKE EXCLUSIVE APPEARANCE AT LEEDS FESTIVAL 5 HEADLINERS ACROSS 3 DAYS AND OVER 250 ACTS ANNOUNCED Reading & Leeds Festival …

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Final Announcements for Beermageddon 2016

After four successively sold out years, and having cemented the annual event as Britains best 100% independent, 100% grass roots festival, Beermageddon returns for the fifth year over the August Bank Holiday weekend 2016 to Stoke Prior Sports & Country Club with 3 days of hard and heavy metal! Tickets …

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UK TECH-FEST announces after parties, set times and workshops

UK TECH-FEST announces an its after party line-up, stage times and a workshop programme offering musician masterclasses, PR and marketing sessions, product demos and loads more. The after party shenanigans for this year’s UK TECH-FEST are: Thursday: AGHAST + Whitmore VS Craft-D (rap battle) + Pteroglyph Friday: Koala Cage Riot + Sean …

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BREAKING BANDS FESTIVAL 2017 – First bands announced.

BREAKING BANDS FESTIVAL 2017 26th-28th May 2017 Popular festival announces the first batch of bands for next year’s event! The ever growing and ever popular Breaking Bands Festival returns for its third year next May. Housed at the fantastic Stoke Prior Sports & Country Club in Bromsgrove, the Festival promises to deliver the …

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Ramblin’ Man Fair – Announces 4th Stage

23rd to 24th July 2016 ONWARD & UPWARD: Ramblin’ Man Fair Adds the Rising Stage with Fresh New Acts. Ramblin’ Man are proud to announce the addition of the Rising Stage and a further 12 acts to the bill. In partnership with Laney Amplification, TAMA drums, and Andertons Music Company, the …

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SOS Festival, final line up and day splits announced

The final running order and day splits have finally been announced for this years SOS festival, held in Manchester. All the details can be found here www.mwaweb.com/sos_2016_info. FRIDAY (Dean Hocking Stage) Absolva 10.20pm (80 mins) Babylon Fire 9.20pm (40 mins) Pythia 8.20pm (40 mins) Strain 7.20pm (40 mins) Beyond Salvation 6.20pm …

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Bloodstock Release Day Tickets; Launch YouTube Competition

BLOODSTOCK RELEASE DAY TICKETS; LAUNCH YOUTUBE COMPETITION Just six short weeks ’til we throw open the gates at Catton Park and the metal hoardes flood onto our hallowed turf for BLOODSTOCK 2016!  To celebrate, day tickets are now on sale! Ticket prices have been frozen for the FOURTH year running at £60 each (+ booking …

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