Festival Announcements

The major rock and metal festivals and events :-)

Classic Rock Tour presents – Legends Of Rock The Original Festival next month!

This year Legends of Rock The Originals will be headlined by none other than Black Star Riders. The band will be performing songs from their recent acclaimed album ‘All Hell Breaks Loose’ alongside classic Thin Lizzy tracks. Classic Rock Tours have been putting on festivals since 2005 which have attracted …

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WACKEN 2015 announce five new bands.

The Hamburg Metal Dayz are running and we just presented five new names for the 26th W:O:A. We think it was worth the wait! Judas Priest – Judas Priest have just released their 17th studio album in July, which proofs that the band isn’t outdated at all. We´re looking forward …

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Enslaved and Wardruna to perform Skuggsjá, The Sound of Norway’s Norse History at Roadburn Festival 2015 + more bands confirmed

Roadburn – We’re elated to announce that Enslaved and Wardruna will perform Skuggsjá, the sound of Norway’s Norse History at Houses of the Holistic, Ivar Bjørnson’s and Einar “Kvitrafn” Selvik’s curated Roadburn event on Friday, April 10 at the 013 venue in Tilburg, The Netherlands. Written by Bjørnson and Selvik …

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Zlatenera replace Cutter on Belfast all-ages bill

Assault on T13 poster

Following the surprisely untimely demise of Cutter, Belfast riffmeisters supreme Zlatanera have been added to the bill of the city’s biggest ever all-ages metalfest, ‘Assault On T13’. Taking place in the massive indoor skate and extreme sports park of the same name, the PlanetMosh-backed gig is headlined by Rabid Bitch …

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HELLFEST 2015 announce early bird ticket sale!

Hellfest released this statement earlier – We are proud to inform you that the 10th Hellfest edition will take place on June 19th-20th-21st 2015 in Clisson (France). As usual, on FRIDAY 19th we will open the special discounts sells but only a few tickets will be available . We obviously …

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BLASTFEST Adds Seven More Bands To The Lineup

Norway’s Blastfest has just unveiled another seven great reasons why you need to book the 19th – 21st of February 2015 off work. Today the festival organisers announce the addition of seven more bands to the billing including Finnish folk metal upstarts Finntroll, melodic black metal sextet Moonsorrow and Ireland’s men …

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BLOODSTOCK Reveal First Bands For 2015

After their biggest and most successful year to date in 2014, BLOODSTOCK are excited to announce their first UK headliner for 2015! WITHIN TEMPTATION are set to play their only UK show next year as Saturday night headliners at Catton Park!  It is a triumphant return for the Dutch megastars, …

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NEUROTIC DEATHFEST 2015 First Bands Announced 

Neurotic Deathfest 2015

In 2015 the leading extreme metal festival Neurotic Deathfest will return once more to the 013 venue in Tilburg, The Netherlands. On Friday 17 April, Saturday 18 April and Sunday 19 April the absolute top of this genre will visit Tilburg for the biggest extreme metal festival of Europe. A …

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Essential guide to MFVF

One thing I’ve noticed from talking to other fans at gigs is that a lot of people like the idea of a gig or festival abroad but don’t do anything as they think it’s too difficult.  In reality going to gigs abroad is getting increasingly easy, so we’ve decided to …

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Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin To Perform ‘Dawn of the Dead’ and ‘Suspiria’ at Roadburn 2015; Zombi Confirmed As Well!

Roadburn Festival – We’re extremely excited to announce that Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin will return to the 20th edition of Roadburn Festival, set for April 9 – 12 at the 013 venue in Tilburg, The Netherlands, to perform their much acclaimed movie soundtracks for the well-known cult-classic horror movies Dawn Of …

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At The Gates, Dark Funeral, Rotting Christ + more announced for Blastfest 2015

Bergen, Norway, former home of the legendary Hole In The Sky Festival and considered thee black metal capital of the world, is now just under 6 months away from seeing a total extreme metal annihilation! The second edition of Bergen’s new indoor metal festival, Blastfest, has already been launched with …

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Wildfire Festival 2015 announce 10 more bands

The autumn nights may be drawing in, but while the outside temperature is falling, here at WildFire HQ things are really hotting up. Nothing gets you through the colder months, quite like having something to look forward to next summer, so get set for the next big announcement from Scotland’s …

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Damnation 2014 announce more bands including Stampin’ Ground

Reunited UK hardcore legends Stampin’ Ground are the latest act announced the play the tenth Damnation Festival. The group – who literally destroyed the Terrorizer Stage in 2006 – complete a stunning Jagermeister Stage bill which includes Bolt Thrower, Saint Vitus, Orange Goblin, Raging Speedhorn and October File. Elsewhere on …

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DESERTFEST LONDON 2015 : Sleep, Orange Goblin and My Sleeping Karma confirmed

European stoner/doom/psych festival DESERTFEST LONDON just unveiled the first batch of bands to be part of its fourth edition, taking place on April 24-26th, 2015 in Camden. Tickets are on sale now, so it’s time to make plans for next spring! First bands confirmed are: SLEEP   (headlining Koko’s on Sunday …

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EINDHOVEN METAL MEETING announce new bands

The Eindhoven Metal Meeting organization is very proud to announce that with the addition of In Solitude, Valkyrja, Thanatos, Skyforger, DUST BOLT, The Committee & Miasmal the line-up for this year’s edition is now complete. The Dutch all-female death metal band Sisters Of Suffocation will perform on Friday December 12th …

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Fields Of The Nephilim to play two Exclusive Shows at Roadburn Festival 2015

Roadburn Festival – ‘We are honored to announce that British gothic rock innovators Fields Of The Nephilim will be gracing the stage twice at the 20th edition of the Roadburn Festival at the 013 venue in Tilburg, The Netherlands. In addition to serving as the Saturday headliner on April 11, …

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Reading & Leeds 2014 – One Of The Best Yet! A limited number of Weekend and Early Entry Tickets for 2015 available now

Reading & Leeds 2014 – One Of The Best Yet! A limited number of Weekend and Early Entry Tickets for 2015 available now With the dust still settling over the sites of Reading & Leeds, the buzz of three amazing days will live on for months to come. The good …

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MFVF announces details of the Friday night special event

After the success of the Eve’s Apples performances at recent MFVFs, this year sees a new collaboration for the Friday night.  Metal Female Voices United will gather 7 singers on stage who will perform their favourite cover songs. The artists performing are Ailyn Giminex (Sirenia), Maxi Nil (Jaded Star and …

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Hard Rock Hell 8 announces more acts including The Vintage Caravan, Blues Pills & Horisont

Hard Rock Hell 8 is pleased to announce the addition of more acts including The Vintage Caravan, Blues Pills, Horisont, Spiders and Santa Cruz as well as a host  of other great International new acts as this year’s edition looks to be one of the best to date. They join …

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Wildfire Festival (Les-Fest) launch a Kickstarter Campaign!

With a new name and new location, the Les-Fest organisers have launched a kickstarter campaign. Keen to push the newly branded Wildfire Festival, the campaign is primarily aimed at investing in infrastructure, main bands and advertising projects. Launched only 2 days ago it has already superseded it’s initial target. Wildfire …

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