Festival Announcements

The major rock and metal festivals and events :-)

BLOODSTOCK is just four weeks away!!

There’s just four short weeks to the best metal party weekender of the year and BLOODSTOCK are still adding bands!  Both weekend and day tickets are flying out the door over at www.bloodstock.uk.com. Keeping the power metal fans happy will be Italy’s ARTHEMIS, who join the main Ronnie James Dio …

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Hammerfest 7 Announces First Batch Of Acts For Next Spring’s Weekender

Hammerfest is pleased to be able to bring a veritable smorgasbord of talent from across the globe headed by Thomas Youngblood’s Symphonic Power metal band Kamelot, who bring their unique blend of monstrously epic metal to set the tone for what promises to be another cracking edition as Hammerfest celebrates …

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WACKEN 2014 – Camping Site & Holy Wacken Land Maps plus info regarding new entrance check points

And here are the new area maps for Wacken 2014! As usual we have uploaded the maps for Holy Wacken Land and the Camping Site Map. The Camping Site Map shows you an overview of the whole area including all camping sites. The camping map informs about all kinds of …

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Wacken 2014 Festival Preview

With under 30 day go until the 25th Wacken and with bands like Accept being added to the line up last month the excitement is starting to build. I was last there in 2012 the year of torrential rain so I’m hoping this year it’ll be different. There has been …

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Monsters Of Rot: second stage line up completed

The line-up for the second stage at the PlanetMosh-backed Monsters Of Rot festival, being held in Letterbreen in County Fermanagh on Saturday August 16, has now been completed. This is the first time the festival has featured a second stage, which will feature sets from Phoresy, Cthl Rdgrs, Maximum Terrorem, …

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DAMNATION FESTIVAL 2014 – Five new bands announced

German doom titans, AHAB, and Icelandic progressive metal outfit, SOLSTAFIR, are the latest names to be added to the tenth edition of Damnation Festival. The headline set will be an exclusive UK performance by Ahab and the first the band have played outside London, while Solstafir arrive in for their …

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BLOODSTOCK announces even more bands for 2014, plus win tickets!

Bloodstock 2014 logo

The award winning BLOODSTOCK is just 7 weeks away and they’re still announcing bands for the Catton Park event.  Even more are still to come, plus a wealth of other on site entertainment is still to be announced! Two more additions for the Sophie Stage are ex-Akercocke members, VOICES, who …

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Metal Female Voices Fest lineup complete

The lineup for this year’s MFVF is now complete. As well as the performances by some great bands, there are some special ones… LEAVES’ EYES will celebrate their 10th Anniversary at Metal Female Voices Fest 2014 with a special show, “HYMNS OF A DECADE”, including a big stage set, pyros, …

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Night Ranger to headline HRH AOR 3

After many years of discussion, it is with great pleasure, we can confirm that San Fran Rockers Night Ranger will take a rare trip north and headline Europe’s biggest residential AOR festival – HRH AOR 3. With over 10 million albums under their belt and a back catalogue to die …

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10 bands to see at Download Festival!

AVENGED SEVENFOLD announced as first headliner for DOWNLOAD 2014

It creeps round quickly, festival season, doesn’t it? Somehow a full 12 months has passed since Download 2013 closed with Rammstein setting everything on fire and now it’s all about to go utterly batshit again. Most people going will already have a good idea of who they intend on seeing, …

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LES-FEST 3 release Main Stage Times

LES-FEST release third announcement for 2014 event

The festival season has well and truly begun and one of the festival delights awaiting many this month is Les Fest in Scotland.  Having already announced their final line up, we can now confirm the set times for each of the bands. If you haven’t yet been to Les Fest, …

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HELLFEST 2014 latest update – Dark Angel confirmed + running order changes

Hellfest have released this update: “More than 20 days before the opening of the doors of the festival, we are all very excited to welcome you and you submit the new configuration of the Hellfest 2014! We would like also to you announce small last minute changes: DEATH ANGEL (cancelled …

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GHOSTFEST announces Bleed From Within, Heart of a Coward, Your Demise 2004 and 10 more bands as well as stage splits

Ghostfest adds another 13 bands to its brutal line up as well as stage splits for the weekender taking place at Leeds Uni on 28 /29 June. New additions are:  Bleed from Within, Heart of a Coward, Breakdown of Sanity, Your Demise 2004, Palm Reader, Broken Teeth, Dead Harts, Novelists, Early Seasons, Continents, Fathoms, The Catharsis and Black Dogs Presented by IMPERICON, the weekend …

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TECH-FEST 2014: The Haarp Machine, Gorod, Aliases, Nexilva, Destrage, and more announced

UK TECH-FEST is proud to announce another 14 bands to add to its already impressive line-up, with two more secret headliners still yet to be unveiled. Back for its third year, the festival will be held at the prestigious Newark Showground in Nottinghamshire. The latest line up additions are: THE …

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LES-FEST 3 Final Line up – 5 more bands announced

Five more acts have been announced today for Les-Fest 3, Scotland’s premier Rock and Metal Festival. First up UK hot property and causing a real stir across the scene is No Sin Evades His Gaze a great British Metal Band, with a very strong pedigree. Joining them on the same …

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BLOODSTOCK 2014 announce 17 more bands

Things are hotting up at BLOODSTOCK HQ as even more bands are unveiled for 2014!! Joining the main stage bill are the newly renamed, ENTOMBED A.D.  After having to change their name from just ‘Entombed’, LG Petrov and his fellow band members are once again ready to let the music …

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HELLFEST 2014 announce changes to the running order

Hellfest have announced chages to the running order as well as Megadeth having to cancle their June tour dates. Hellfest – Please have a look on the new Running order, SOULFLY & DEEP PURLE, PARADISE LOST & SOILWORK, VREID & SOLSTAFIR have switched! http://www.hellfest.fr/running-order Regarding Megadeth “It is with deep …

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Three new additions to DAMNATION FESTIVAL line up

English blackened grind duo ANAAL NATHRAKH and American death metal outfit REVOCATION will bolster the Terrorizer Stage at this year’s Damnation Festival. They’ll be joined by the bipolar sludge/grind purveyors CORRUPT MORAL ALTAR on the bill which will sprawl across four stages at Leeds University Union on Saturday, November 1. …

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Unleashed Festival 2 announced for Dublin

EHT Promotions, a well-established local organizer of heavy metal events in Dublin are thrilled to announce details about the 2014 UNLEASHED FESTIVAL. The now annual event, launched in style last year with headlining performances from GAMA BOMB, OVEROTH and DEATH OF A SALEMAN, is coming back for another three days …

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