Festival Announcements

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Avatarium confirmed for STOCKHOLM ROCKS FESTIVAL

Doom metallers AVATARIUM has been added to the Stockholm Rocks Festival 2016 bill, set to take place May 7, 2016 at Debaser Medis in Stockholm, Sweden. This is the first live show ever in Stockholm for them – joining Inglorious and Grand Magus, more names to be announced soon. AVATARIUM deliver a special blend of heavy adventurous music. Think about Jethro Tull, Blue Oyster Cult, Sabbath and Rainbow. It’s all there together with …

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HRH 10 festival announcement

Ugly Kid Joe, Ratt, Glenn Hughes and Living Colour head the vanguard for this year’s 10th anniversary at Hard Rock Hell festival. HRH X is pleased to announce its first batch is spearheaded by Californian Rockers Ugly Kid Joe & the legendary Ratt. Joining them will be a whole horde …

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HEVY FEST 2016: While She Sleeps, Refused, SikTh, Animals as Leaders, and more announced!

HEVY FEST 2016 is very excited to announce its first wave of bands, continuing the reinvigoration of one of the UK’s most exciting festivals. With both headliners still to come, announced today are: punk titans REFUSED, technical metal frontrunners SIKTH, metalcore heavyweights WHILE SHE SLEEPS and instrumental legendsANIMALS AS LEADERS. They join …

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Reading & Leeds Festival 2016 – Headliner News

Reading & Leeds Festivals are delighted to announce Foals and Disclosure as co- headliners for this year’s festival taking place across Bank Holiday Weekend 26-28 August 2016. In a Reading & Leeds first, two bastions of modern British music will be making the step up to the largest festival stages of their careers, bringing together two defining acts …

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Redemption Festival 2016

Redemption Festival 2016   Target 86 Management & Promotions proudly presents the 2nd annual Redemption Festival held at Warehouse 23 in Wakefield.  The venue is 1000 capacity, equipped with a 30k sound system, over £40,000 of stage lighting plus excellent facilities for artists and the general public. After the success …

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Ramblin’ Man Fair adds more acts

Sebastian Bach, The Cadillac Three, Ginger Baker’s Airforce 3, Purson, The Kentucky Headhunters, Headspace, Inglorious and The Zombies are the latest acts to be confirmed for this year’s Ramblin’ Man Fair. They join headliners Whitesnake and Black Stone Cherry, as well as Thin Lizzy, Airbourne, Europe, Ginger Wildheart, The Graveltones, Procol …

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GOATWHORE announce Bloodstock 2016 appearance

GOATWHORE announce Bloodstock 2016 appearance New Orleans’ favourite road demons, GOATWHORE have announced they will appear at Bloodstock 2016 along with Stuck Mojo, Metal Allegiance and loads more still to be announced.   Ben Falgoust comments:   “In August we will be making our first appearance at Bloodstock Open Air. …

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Between The Buried and Me to Headline Tech-Fest 2016

BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME to Headline Tech-Fest 2016   BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME have been announced as headliners at Tech-Fest 2016 along with Protest The Hero. They will join Textures, Fallujah, Fit For An Autopsy, Aegaeon, Destiny Potato, Disperse, Shields, Cold Night For Alligators, Vitalism, The Hirsch Effekt, …

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(the) Melvins to headline Temples festival

(the) Melvins are the first headline act to be confirmed for this year’s Temples Festival, which takes place at Motion in Bristol from 2 – 5 June. They will headline the Saturday night (4 June). They join a line up that already features Acid King, ACxDC, All Pigs Must Die, …

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Blues Pills among latest additions to Steelhouse Festival line up

Steelhouse Festival has added Blues Pills, Fastway and Hey! Hello! to this year’s line up. They join The Darkness, who headline the Sunday evening, Von Hertzen Brothers, Vega and Hand Of Dimes. Steelhouse takes place at Hafod-Y-Dafal, just outside Ebbw Vale, in south Wales on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 …

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Tech-Fest 2016 – BTBAM, PROTEST THE HERO and more announced!

UK TECH-FEST returns in style in 2016 for its fifth anniversary with a huge band announcement, delivering once again the most forward thinking metal line up in the UK this summer. Progressive metal legends BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME (UK 2016 Exclusive) and Canadian math-metal mavericks PROTEST THE HERO (UK …

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Bloodstock announces three more bands for 2016

Wipe away those January blues, because BLOODSTOCK has three more bands locked and loaded, ready to level Catton Park in August! The METAL ALLEGIANCE project joins the bill!  You never know who’ll show up on stage at a METAL ALLEGIANCE show, but the line-up confirmed so far includes Testament’s Alex …

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Skarlett Riot to headline the first Upload Festival

Upload Festival 2016 are delighted to announce that Skarlett Riot will be headlining the first annual event on May 14th 2016 at Warehouse 23, Wakefield. Upload Festival is a showcase of the very best independent rock & metal that the UK has to offer and Skarlett Riot complete a superb …

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Hordes Of Belial Announce Lifer and Others for 2016

  Hordes Of Belial Announce Lifer and Others for 2016   On October the 1st (a change from the usual last Saturday in September), the Beat Generator Live! venue, which has played host to Hordes since its early days, will be yet again invaded by a host of rising talent …

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Blazefest VI tickets now on sale

Tickets are now available for Blazefest, the annual get together by the Northern Ireland rock and metal community to raise funds for the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children. The sixth instalment of Blazefest, for which PlanetMosh once again is an official media partner takes place at the Empire Music …

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Desertfest London 2016: Pelican, Asteroid, Blood Ceremony and more confirmed!

  Pelican, Asteroid, Blood Ceremony and More Added to the DESERTFEST LONDON 2016 Lineup! The DESERTFEST LONDON promoters have announced thirteen more bands, who are confirmed to play the festival in Camden this spring, including the Old Empire Stage lineup that will be hosted at the Electric Ballroom on the Sunday. …

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Avantasia to make Finnish debut at Tuska Open Air Metal Festival

AVANTASIA have been confirmed for Tuska Open Air Metal Festival 2016! The band’s first ever show in Finland will take place at Finland’s heaviest festival in Suvilahti, Helsinki during 1.-3.7.2016. Special priced Early Crow tickets are on sale until the end of the year. Avantasia is one of the most …

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Beermageddon Headliners Announced!!

BEERMAGEDDON RETURNS TO IT’S ROOTS!!! As well as the new blood we welcome back some familiar faces! To celebrate the milestone of holding our 5th festival in 2016 here at Beermageddon we felt it was important to not only bring you the best new metal talent but also remember those …

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Bloodstock to hold M2TM video competition again in 2016

Bloodstock has confirmed that its sponsors, Hobgoblin, are once again hosting the ‘Metal 2 The Masses Video Upload’ competition for 2016, offering unsigned and DIY bands a chance to play on the festival’s hugely popular Newblood Stage. In addition to local M2TM heats across the British Isles (and beyond), bands can …

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