Festival Announcements

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Two more acts confirmed for Monsters Of Rot V

Austrian goregrind/slamdeath trio VxPxOxAxAxWxAxMxC and Dublin hardcore/thrash crossover merchants Hollow Truth are the latest acts to be confirmed for the PlanetMosh-backed Monsters Of Rot V one-dayer. They join Abaddon Incarnate, Aklash, Altus, Attack The Day, Axecatcher, Guttrench, Job Seekers and Okus for this year’s fifth instalment, which takes place in Letterbreen, …

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ABBATH is immortal – live debut at Tuska Open Air – Line up complete

Tuska Open Air 2015, taking place at Suvilahti, Helsinki, Finland during the weekend of  June 26th – 28th has announced the final acts for this year’s festival. Immortal front man ABBATH and his new band will make their world premiere at Tuska on Saturday June 27th. Rifling off Immortal classics, ABBATH is a …

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Black Label Society, Napalm Death, & Wolf join BLOODSTOCK 2015

We’ve a sure fire way to blast away any lingering January blues, and that’s cranking some tunes from the awesome bands set to play BLOODSTOCK 2015!  That’s our kind of Valentines mix tape!  Here’s three more to add to your playlist! Bringing skin-flaying riffs by the lorry load to Catton …

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6 more bands for SOS Festival

SOS FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 6 MORE BANDS…. SKARLETT RIOT, THE RAVEN AGE, 13 STARS, HEARTBREAK REMEDY, LIZ OWEN & CHARLOTTE HACKETT Formed in 2010 SKARLETT RIOT have quickly earned an enviable reputation on the UK live circuit whilst their debut release has earned glorious praise from Powerplay, Kerrang, Fireworks, Big Cheese, …

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First bands announced for Dublin’s Perverting The Innocent fest

The first four bands to appear at this year’s instalment of the Perverting The Innocent one-dayer have been announced. This year’s event takes place on Saturday September 12, once again at Fibber Magee’s in the heart of Dublin.  Confirmed to play so far are German death metallers Chapel Of Disease and Casket, …

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Download Festival announces onsite entertainment and Progress Wrestling!

Ever wanted to get married at Download? Well now you can! (well, unofficially at least…) It’s one of the new entertainment features at the Donington festival this year to be placed in the Village  – an inflatable Church for all of your matrimonial needs. But that’s not all – you …

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Tuska 2015 adds international cult acts to line up

Tuska Festival taking place in Suvilahti, Helsinki, has managed to book a crop of trailblazing cult acts that have been all over the media the past few days. Taking the stage at this year’s event at Suvilahti will be Mortus (MEX), Crepuscular (MEX), Eternal Dusk (UK), Grey (GER), Yvaeh (MY), Blast (SWE/FIN), …

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Nazareth take the road to Steelhouse

Legendary Scottish blues rockers Nazareth are the latest classic act to be added to the bill for this year’s Steelhouse Festival, which takes place an Hafod-Y-Dafal (outside Ebbw Vale) on July 25 and 26. They are joined by young retro-blasters The Treatment and South Wales’ own ballistic blues duo Henry’s Funeral Shoe …

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BLOODSTOCK announce Thursday’s party night

As we rock towards Easter, BLOODSTOCK are busy locking in their first round of promotional club nights and confirming Thursday’s kick-off proceedings on the Sophie Lancaster stage.   Military-clad ARNOCORPS are set to headline the Sophie stage on the traditionally fun-filled Thursday evening, so slap on some camo, be prepared …

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Monsters Of Rot V – first bands announced

The first bands have been announced for this year’s instalment of the PlanetMosh-backed Monsters Of Rot. The one day celebration of the best in Irish extreme metal takes place at the Halfway Inn in Letterbreen (just outside Enniskillen) on Saturday August 1. The first tranche of bands to be confirmed …

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BLOODSTOCK racks up more bands for 2015

BLOODSTOCK is romping into March with 5 more metal monsters to add to the 2015 bill! Recently reformed sludgecore beasts, RAGING SPEEDHORN will be bringing their filthy riffs to the Ronnie James Dio main stage.  The band’s Gordon Morison comments “We’re over the moon to be playing BLOODSTOCK 2015.  It’ll …

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Rockin For The Children Festival update. Bigfoot added.

BREAKING NEWS:— Once again I am in a position to give Bad and Good news, this year is like a rollercoaster ride of ups and downs and spins and turns !!!!! Unfortunately we will no longer have the pleasure of welcoming Hyena to the Festival on Saturday as they have …

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Reading & Leeds Festivals 2015 – Libertines headline and 50+ more acts revealed

Reading & Leeds Festivals are thrilled to announce The Libertines as the final of this year’s Main Stage headliners!  The indie-rockers will bring the good ship Albion to the Festivals this summer, cementing a Reading & Leeds legacy which dates back to 2002. Rising up through the Festivals’ billing, the legendary troubadours Peter Doherty, Carl …

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Roadburn Festival line up is now complete

The line up for the twentieth edition of Roadburn Festival is now complete, and four-day tickets for the event – which takes place April 9-12 in Tilburg, The Netherlands – have now sold out. Three-day tickets, and individual day tickets for Thursday, Friday and Saturday remain; to view ticketing options, click here. The legendary …

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FemMe festival reveals full lineup

FemMe announced the first bands for this year’s event three weeks ago, and have now announced the remaining acts for the event that takes place at Effenaar, Eindhoven on 16th and 17th October this year. Alongside the already announced bands – Therion, Xandria, Stream of Passion, Kingfisher sky, Whyzdom, Purest …

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Architects and 7 more acts added to Tuska 2015 line up

With the onset of spring and the prospect of a glorious Summer. Finland is readying itself for this year’s  Summer festivals. Suomi’s number one metal event Tuska Open Air Festival, has announced more amazing acts to next its already lavish line up. UK metalcore heroes Architects have been confirmed for …

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UFO to land at Steelhouse festival this summer

The legendary UFO have been confirmed as headliners for the Saturday night of this year’s Steelhouse festival, which takes place at Hafod-Y-Dafal Farm outside Ebbw Vale in south Wales on July 25 and 26. The veteran classic rockers join previously announced Sunday night headliner Dee Snider, as well as Tyketto, …

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Another 38 names for Download Festival and day tickets released!

It’s a HUGE announcement in terms of bands for Download Festival this morning with another THIRTY-EIGHT names added to the festival lineup. So, without further ado, the latest confirmations are *takes deep breath*: A, Aaron Keylock, Allusondrugs, American Fangs, Apocalyptica, Beartooth, Blackberry Smoke, Butcher Babies, Cavalera Conspiracy, Code Orange, Counterparts, Crobot, …

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