Festival Announcements

The major rock and metal festivals and events :-)

Stone Free Festival news

Kilimanjaro Live and The O2 are proud to announce STONE FREE FESTIVAL, a major new festival for the UK bringing a wealth of artists and events together under one roof in June next year. Taking place at the world’s number one music and entertainment venue, The O2 in London, STONE …

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Coldspell Confirmed For Sweden’s ‘Norrlandsvrål’ Festival 2016

Swedish hardrockers COLDSPELL has been confirmed for the new ‘Norrlandsvrål‘ rock festival, set to take place May 27-28, 2016 in Luleå, Sweden. COLDSPELL is scheduled to play on Friday, May 27th, alongside with bands like Pain, Hoffmaestro, Thundermother, Corroded, Amaranthe, to name a few. The new indoor festival will be located at Coop Norrbotten Arena and tickets can be obtained via Luleå Ice Hockey/the Arena. More …

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Stone Free Festival – Brand New Classic Rock Festival

at The O2, London featuring ALICE COOPER RICK WAKEMAN performing ‘The Myths & Legends Of King Arthur & The Knights Of The Round Table’ for the first time since 1975 plus MARILLION / STEVE HACKETT / BLACKBERRY SMOKE  and many more to be announced Kilimanjaro Live and The O2 are proud …

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Bloodstock to bring ‘Metal 2 The Masses’ again in 2016

Bloodstock Open Air has confirmed that it will be running its annual ‘Metal 2 The Masses‘ competition in 2016. ‘Metal 2 The Masses’ offers venues, promoters and bands – as well as fans – a chance to be part of the Bloodstock Festival experience at local level. Amust4music Ltd, along …

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Slaughter and the Dogs Original Line Up Announced for Rebellion 2016

Slaughter and the Dogs Original Line Up Announced for Rebellion 2016 Rebellion Annual Punk Music Festival 2016 will take place on the 4th – 7th August 2016 at The Winter Gardens, Church Street, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY11 1HL. The stages and times will follow nearer the festival but for those wanting …

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Doom Over London VI – Second Band Announcements

DOOM OVER LONDON VI SECOND BAND ANNOUNCEMENTS Doom Over London are excited to inform you of the second tranche of bands to  join the, already announced, acts Sardonis, Bathsheba, Autumnal, Officium Triste and Malthusian Formed in 1992, Moonspell have progreessed from black metal beginnings to a unique gothic / metal …

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Tuska 2016 adds Katatonia, Delain, Lordi and Havok – Tickets on sale now

The line up for Tuska 2016 at Suvilahti, Helsinki, Finland, just keeps getting bolder and more beautiful. Swedish atmospheric masters KATATONIA have been confirmed to put their spell on Tuska 2016. Entertainment values will be shot through the roof when Finland’s hard rock ambassador LORDI brings his “The Arockalypse 2006 …

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ROCKMANTIC 2016 – press release; final three bands announced & media partners

The increasingly popular Rockmantic Weekender held at The Brickyard, Carlisle announces final three bands to join the sixteen band bill, along with new media partners. With over 50% of advance tickets sold already, it’s no surprise that event organiser Raz White is extremely happy with the national interest the weekender …

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Tuska 2016 confirms the addition of Testament and Primordial

Tuska Open Air has just confirmed the addition Testament and Primordial for next year’s instalment of the festival. Even more bands will be announced on October 30th just as early “crow” tickets go on sale. Release from Tuska California’s own thrash patrol TESTAMENT is one of the cornerstones of its …

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Bloodstock Announce Rotting Christ, Paradise Lost & Dragonforce

After recently revealing TWISTED SISTER’s final UK show and the mighty MASTODON as two of their three main stage headliners for 2016, BLOODSTOCK is excited to announce three more main stage bands for next year’s event. Power metal fans rejoice!  Be sure to practice your air guitar skills in advance, …

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TUSKA 2016 confirms dates and first bands – Behemoth and Tsjuder

The 19th TUSKA OPEN AIR METAL FESTIVAL takes place over Helsinki next summer. As in previous years, we’re heading towards three days of metal mayhem which will include top-notch bands, great people and high-class area services. TUSKA 2016 will be held at Suvilahti, Helsinki from Friday 1.7.2016 to Sunday 3.7.2016. …

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Twisted Sister confirmed as second Bloodstock headliner

Glam metal legends Twisted Sister have been confirmed as the Friday headliner for next year’s Bloodstock festival. They join fellow headliners Mastodon, as well as Behemoth and Venom. Bloodstock will be the only UK date on Twisted Sister’s ‘Forty And Fuck It’ farewell tour. Guitarist Jay Jay French commented: “Our …

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Wildfire Festival to announce 14 bands for next year’s line up

Wildfire Festival, Scotland’s only 3 day rock and metal festival returns in 2016 to celebrate its 5th anniversary. The now well established and highly acclaimed event returns to Wiston Lodge, with 3 stages over 3 days and with over 60 acts! Bigger and better than ever before. Friday nights headline …

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Mastodon Confirmed as Saturday Headliners at Bloodstock 2016

Mastodon Confirmed as your Saturday Bloodstock 2016 Headliners BLOODSTOCK is thrilled to unveil their first 2016 headliner; Atlanta’s mighty beasts, MASTODON!  They will headline the Saturday night at the Catton Park festival. Loved and respected by critics, music fans, and their peers, this will be MASTODON’s first performance at BLOODSTOCK!  The band’s …

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Doom Over London VI

Following on from last years storming day long two stage event, we are proud to announce Doom Over London 2016 – The Sixth Edition. Expanded to take in three stages across  two days, with an exclusive single stage preshow on the first day. Hosted in the North London enclave of …

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Stockholm Rocks Line Up Announced

The third edition of STOCKHOLM ROCKS is taking place at Debaser Medis in Stockholm, Sweden on October 24th, 2015. Confirmed bands are: Corroded, Sparzanza, Xandria and The Murder Of My Sweet. CORRODED is a Swedish heavy metal band from Ånge, Sweden. Corroded are musically inspired by Black Sabbath and Machine Head. SPARZANZA is one of Swedens best metal bands. If you want great metal you have …

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Desertfest Belgium 2015: Day Schedule & Tickets Now Available

As the lineup for DESERTFEST BELGIUM 2015 is now getting complete, day schedule as well as day tickets have been made available on the festival’s website. To cap things off, we have the pleasure to announce the ultimate batch of bands with burbling infernal doomsters BELZEBONG, raw psychedelic rockers MAUDLIN and infernal stoners …

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Frost & Fire Festival – October 2015

FROST & FIRE FESTIVAL Set To Bring America’s Finest Traditional Heavy Metal Bands To Ventura There is no denying that Europe has been the heavy metal hotbed on this planet for several decades, particularly when it comes to the traditional forms of the musical style: clean vocals, soaring guitar harmonies, …

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GHOSTFEST announces Leeds and Bristol stage times!

GHOSTFEST has announced stage times for its 10th anniversary festival this weekend with HATEBREED, EMMURE, HEART OF A COWARD and many more at Leeds Students Union and Bristol Motion. Stage times are as follows: Saturday 5 September, Leeds:     Sunday 6 September, Bristol:   For more information: http://www.ghostfestofficial.com/ Get …

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