Festival Announcements

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Dames of Darkness announce 2015 lineup

Dames of Darkness festival have just announced their lineup for next year.  Additionally they’ve taken the step of moving from a one day event to a 2 day event, meaning more bands and more partying.  As with recent years, the lineup features a mix of British and European bands, and …

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Rob Zombie to headline Bloodstock 2015

This Halloween, BLOODSTOCK has some howlingly good news to share! Are you a fan of the undead? Love Zombies? The fiendishly brilliant ROB ZOMBIE is confirmed as Sunday’s 2015 main stage headliner, bringing his mind-blowing full production to Catton Park. ROB ZOMBIE exclaims, “I am so ready to get on …

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Blastfest 2015 announce Final Bands Including Watain

The lineup announcements had to come to an end eventually and Blastfest have now revealed the final 3 bands to the main lineup. But that’s not to say what you see on the burgeoning Blastfest poster is all that’s happening. No, no, no, there will be more! There’s already a …

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NEUROTIC DEATHFEST 2015 announces Hate Eternal, Devourment, Broken Hope and many more

Europe’s premier indoor extreme metal festival, Neurotic Deathfest, has announced new names for the 2015 installment, set to take place at 013 venue in Tilburg, Netherlands on April 17-19, 2015. Eleven new acts are confirmed, including Hate Eternal, Devourment and Nader Sadek. The organization earlier confirmed heavywheight acts such as …

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BLOODSTOCK Rock Society 2015 Memberships For A Halloween Release

BLOODSTOCK’s ‘Rock Society’ memberships are set to go on sale at 9am on 31st October.  The BLOODSTOCK ‘Rock Society’ is effectively the festival’s ‘Members Club’, offering not only a 10% discount on your weekend ticket (and that’s on top of the already discounted early bird ticket if you’re quick enough!), …

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WinterRocks Festival – 6th December 2014 

Corporation will play host to the first annual WinterRocks Festival in December. This extravaganza will mix international artists with some of Sheffield’s finest rising talents over two stages.   THE ANSWER will deliver their stunning live show as festival headliners. “We’ve been rocking out in Sheffield ever since our first …

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Blastfest Is Expanding!

Blastfest has accepted the challenge and has delivered! It is official, Blastfest will be even bigger! With very positive results and excitement of a recent poll, the Bergen, Norway festival have decided 3 days of metal madness wasn’t enough and have expanded the festival into a 4 day event with …

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Crossbonefest: First names!

Crossbone fest is proud to announce it’s first 10 bands that will be playing the 2015 edition. And no, Crossbonefest will not be moved to another date, the 20th and 21th of March of 2015 are set in stone no matter what headliner is available. Only a nuclear disaster that …

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More UK Metal added to HAMMERFEST

With all accommodation sold out and less than a handful of day passes left, Hammerfest add yet another batch of bands to an already powerful line up.   Joining the likes of Kamelot, Candlemass, Devilment and Orange Goblin are Northern Thrash metal pioneers Xentrix who have always been regarded as …

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BLOODSTOCK 2015 Announces Death DTA, Nuclear Assault, & Dark Angel

While other festivals are still figuring out their 2015 plan, the band announcements continue over at BLOODSTOCK HQ!  Three more bands join the already announced WITHIN TEMPTATION, OPETH, CANNIBAL CORPSE, IHSAHN and SEPULTURA on the Ronnie James Dio stage, and in this release, thrash fans are in for a treat. …

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Wildfire Festival Announce 7 on 7th

What better way to banish the winter blues than with another red hot Wildfire announcement, fresh off the press here at Les-Fest HQ. Occasionally a band comes out of nowhere and just blows you away. After catching a show stealing performance in the summer, Empire rocketed pretty much straight to …

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Wildfire Festival announce partnership with RACPA UK (Rock Against Child Pornography and Abuse UK)

Wildifire Festival, Scotland’s rock and metal festival has today announced its support to charitable organisation RACPA UK on an ongoing basis. Founded in 2006 in response to the lack of support and understanding being offered to the victims of childhood sexual abuse, RACPA UK began as an awareness campaign to …

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King Dude and Primitive Man to play Roadburn Festival 2015

Conjuring the bleakest biblical sound and the desperately fervent devotion of the bygone days of revelation, King Dude, aka TJ Cowgill, has been on a sinister and demonic trip to the fabled crossroads, accompanied by the spirit of all those who went before him. Using the power of the blues, …

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Girlschool confirmed for HRH 8

Well, they’ve had to put the stops on the song writing and are now getting ready to drop into HRH for another jaw breaking performance. NWOBHM Vets, Girlschool are back, and it couldn’t be better timing as they are just about to go back into the studio, to lay down …

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DAMNATION FESTIVAL 2014 reveals the final line-up!

Final line-up announced with one month to Damnation! French drone doom outfit MONARCH! will play their only UK show of 2014 at Damnation Festival.  Their live “sonic assault” completes a PHD Stage cast of Ahab, Solstafir, Black Moth, H A R K, Atlantis and Corrupt Moral Altar. While the Eyesore …

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Queensryche confirmed for HRH 8

The following announcement was made on Hard Rock Hell’s website today: – Queensryche confirmed for HRH 8 Following the official cancellation of W.A.S.P., HRH are pleased to announce that Queensryche will be stepping up to the the top slot and will be jetting in for a UK exclusive at HRH …

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Roadburn confirms Friday night main stage line-up

Roadburn 2015 poster

The final main stage line-up for the Friday night ‘Houses Of The Holistic’ stage at Roadburn 2015 – which takes pace in Tilburg in The Netherlands from April 9 – 12 – has now been confirmed. UK gothic innovators Fields Of The Nephilim will make an exclusive special guest appearance …

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Blastfest confirms more acts

Blastfest 2015 updated poster

The second annual Blastfest – being held in Bergen, Norway from February 19 – 21 – has confirmed six more acts. Dark Tranquility join At The Gates, Paradise Lost, Satan, Dead To This World, The Sickening and Byfrost as the latest tranche of acts to be added to a bill …

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BLOODSTOCK 2015 announces more bands!

It’s all systems go for BLOODSTOCK 2015 over at festival HQ.  No rest for the wicked!  As well as the recently announced Saturday night headliners, WITHIN TEMPTATION and special guests, OPETH, more bands are getting locked in for August 2015. Following Emperor’s triumphant headlining set at BLOODSTOCK this year, Emperor …

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