Festival Announcements

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The Darkness to headline Steelhouse Festival

The Darkness will headline the Steelhouse Festival on Sunday July 24. They are joined in the first tranche of bands to be confirmed by Von Hertzen Brothers and Hand Of Dimes.  Other acts will be announced over the coming weeks. However, fans will have to wait until February 20 for …

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Last In Line and Talisman to headline Frontiers Rock Festival

Last In Line and Talisman have been confirmed as the headliners for the third annual Frontiers Rock Festival, which takes place in Trezzo Sull’Adda, outside Milan, on April 23/24. Last In Line – featuring original Dio members Vivian Campbell, Vinny Appice and Jimmy Bain, plus vocalist Andrew Freeman – follow …

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Decibel Magazine Announces Lineup for Choosing Death Fest

One killer book. One killer show. Eight of the best death metal and grindcore bands on earth. If you love the underground, there’s no alternative: choose Choosing Death Fest. In celebration of 2015’s revised and expanded edition of Choosing Death: The Improbable History of Death Metal and Grindcore (penned by …

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Ramblin’ Man Fair – Second Line Up Announcement 2016

23rd to 24th July 2016 Second Lineup Announcement Main Stage HEADLINE ACT BLACK STONE CHERRY Further Main Stage Announcements Airbourne The Graveltones Prog Stage Von Hertzen Brothers Blurred Vision The Fierce And The Dead Frost IO Earth Outlaw Country Stage The White Buffalo – Special Guest   Following from a hugely successful inaugural …

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Wildfire Festival Announce More Bands For 2016

Brace yourselves for another sledgehammer announcement as Wildfire Festival 2016 is pulling out all the stops to bring the cream of rock and metal heritage to Scotland next year. The New Wave Of British Heavy Metal faithful are spoilt with the confirmed addition of the 100mph blitzkrieg that is Vardis. These …

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Black Stone Cherry confirmed as second Ramblin’ Man Fair headliner

Black Stone Cherry have been confirmed as the second headliners for the Ramblin’ Man Fair, on Sunday 24 July.  Whitesnake have already been confirmed to headline the Saturday night. Also confirmed for the main stage on the Sunday are Aussie rockers Airbourne and power rock ‘n’ roll duo The Graveltones. …

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Bloodstock announces VIP tickets, Fear Factory, & more!

  BLOODSTOCK announces VIP tickets, Fear Factory, & more!   As we cruise in to Christmas, BLOODSTOCK’s rolling out some early treats!  Three more bands for your delectation, plus on-sale details for the VIP tickets.   First up for a main stage add are FEAR FACTORY!  Hot from their 20th …

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Whitesnake to headline Ramblin’ Man Fair

Just days after kicking off their UK arena tour, Whitesnake have been confirmed as the first headliners for next year’s Ramblin’ Man Fair, which takes place in Maidstone over the weekend of 23/24 July. They will headline the main stage on the Saturday night. Procol Harum will headline the Prog in …

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Crossbonefest 2016: 3 new bands announced

We’re in a good mood so here are three new names for y’all! One of Reflection records’ newest bands LIFESPITE is confirmed. This band is with that angry guitar player of Reproach! Folky tuned punkrockband THE PENSKE FILEis coming all the way from Canada to hit the stage. And superband …

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The Darkness To Play Stone Free Festival Alongside Headliners Alice Cooper And Rick Wakeman

Kilimanjaro Live and The O2 are proud to reveal that the multi-award winning, multi-million selling band The Darkness have been added to the lineup at the inaugural STONE FREE FESTIVAL. They will be bringing their exuberant rock to the O2 as part of the festival.   The band are delighted …

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Be Prog! My Friend festival announces Steven Wilson, Opeth, Magma, The Pineapple Thief, Obsidian Kingdom & more

BE PROG! MY FRIEND FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES CO-HEADLINERS STEVEN WILSON & OPETH  – 1ST & 2ND JULY  FESTIVAL TO HIGHLIGHT THE WORLD’S BEST PROGRESSIVE BANDS  MAGMA, BETWEEN THE BURIED & ME, ANNEKE VAN GIERSBERGEN, THE PINEAPPLE THIEF, TEXTURES, OBSIDIAN KINGDOM, EXXASENS Since its inception in 2014 the Barcelona based festival Be Prog! …

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Reading & Leeds Festival 2016 announce first headliner

Reading & Leeds Festival 2016 announce first headliner, 26th – 28th August 2016, Bank Holiday Weekend. FESTIVAL EXCLUSIVE, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, THE 1975, COURTEENERS, TWENTY ONE PILOTS, BOY BETTER KNOW, DJ EZ, SLAVES, CROSSFAITH, HINDS AND RAT BOY ALSO ANNOUNCED The first of hundreds of exciting acts set to …

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Bloodstock Announce Slayer as Final Headliner for 2016!

BLOODSTOCK Announce SLAYER as Final Headliner for 2016! As the calendar turns to the final month of the year, BLOODSTOCK are excited to announce their Sunday night headliner for 2016!  The very mighty SLAYER are set to close out the festival at Catton Park next August. Having recently released their …

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Hatebreed to Headline Impericon Festival 2016

HATEBREED are set to headline 2016’s Impericon Festival which hits London and Manchester next May, as well as a clutch of dates across mainland Europe. The East Coast hardcore icons are currently working on their seventh album which is is set to see the light of day in Spring 2016.  …

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Firefest returning in 2016

As exclusively predicted by PlanetMosh last month, Firefest – arguably the UK’s favourite melodic rock festival – looks set to make a return in 2016. A 20 second teaser trailer advertising Firefest 2016 has been released on YouTube: Firefest was last held at Rock City in Nottingham in October 2014.  If …

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NLC “Rockin’ For The Children” Festival 2016 – Announcement

NLC ‘Rockin’ For The Children Festival’ 2016 – Limited Early Bird Tickets Left Not long now to get those ‘Early Bird’ tickets for NLC ‘Rocking For The Children’ 2016 a charity event held annually at The Maze Nottingham. Festival organiser Big D said on the event’s group Facebook page earlier …

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Tuska 2016 brings more pain with the addition of Ghost, Diablo, Myrkur & more

Tuska Festival which takes place at Suvilahti, Helsinki, Finland on the first weekend of July 2016, has added a bunch of the hardest and hottest acts in the business to its already illustrious line up. INTERNATIONAL STARS AND FINLAND’S FINEST Be prepared to be possessed as the mysterious rituals of Ghost …

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Impericon Fest UK 2016: first bands announced + new London date!

IMPERICON Festival 2016 has today announced its first wave of bands as well as a new London date due to phenomenal demand. The first bands announced are: HATEBREED NORTHLANE EMMURE BLESSTHEFALL CHELSEA GRIN HUNDREDTH With many more still to come. Early Bird Tickets and Special Bundles are now available here: http://www.impericon.com/uk/impericon-festivals.html IMPERICON …

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Cult of Luna, G.I.S.M, Repulsion, Bang, and more added to Roadburn 2016 line up

Cult of Luna, G.I.S.M, Repulsion, Bang, and more added to Roadburn 2016 line up CULT OF LUNA to celebrate tenth anniversary of Somewhere Along The Highway with a special performance. G.I.S.M, REPULSION, and BLOOD CEREMONY added to Lee Dorrian’s curated events BANG play their first show in Europe at Roadburn …

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