Festival Announcements

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Hard Rock Hell announces ten new hot acts from across the globe including Truckfight​ers & BigElf

Hard Rock Hell announces 10 hot new acts from across the globe including Truckfighters, Big Elf & Massive. LA psychedelic rockers Big Elf and Sweden’s Stoner rock act Truckfighters join a wealth of great new talented bands added to the line-up for this year’s Hard Rock Hell 8. Other acts …

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DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL: The app, more bands and the Doghouse!

AVENGED SEVENFOLD announced as first headliner for DOWNLOAD 2014

Six weeks until Download Festival. Yep, you read that right. Six. SIX. And with time until the gates open getting ever shorter, this year’s official DOWNLOAD 2014 APP has been released for iPhone and Android, featuring all the latest news, information and advice needed to make this year the best one …

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LES-FEST 3 Five more artists added to the line up

Progressive Death Metallers, Nexilva, have today been confirmed for a Friday Main Stage slot at this summers Les-Fest 3. Joining an already strong line up of Death, Tech and Black Metal this is another strong signing for the rapidly growing event. Monolithic Music Manager Simon Garrod stated “We are proud …

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10% off Alt-Fest tickets with Planetmosh

We’ve been talking to those nice people at Alt-Fest and they’ve agreed to give Planetmosh readers 10% off the price of tickets if you order before 2nd May. All you need to do is go to the Alt-fest website and select the tickets you want.  Then hit continue and it …

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Reading and Leeds festival line up

Over 50 incredible new names revealed for Reading & Leeds Festivals 2014! In a year where Reading & Leeds Festivals have announced not three, but four of the world’s biggest acts as headliners for 2014, the line-up continues to grow with over 50 additions across the stages. This year looks …

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METAL4SPLASH: Two more bands confirmed!

METAL4SPLASH have announced two more bands for July: DARK AGE –  For almost twenty years DARK AGE have been standing for Melodic Death Metal quality made in Germany. Meanwhile the band has developed to one of THE German bands of this genre and their latest record “A Matter Of Trust” …

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BLOODSTOCK announce first wave of New Blood Stage bands, plus Easter Competition!

The award-winning BLOODSTOCK FESTIVAL are excited to announce the first batch of breaking bands to grace the Hobgoblin-sponsored ‘New Blood’ stage in 2014. BLOODSTOCK is very proud to support new bands from all over the world and the ‘New Blood’ stage gives them the platform to showcase grass-roots acts, underlining …

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Taking Back Sunday to headline returning Merthyr Rock festival

Merthyr Rock 2014 - First Poster

Taking Back Sunday are to headline the rejuvenated Merthyr Rock festival, which returns to the grounds of Cyfarthfa Castle, Merthyr Tydfil, on Sunday 17 August. Now operated by Wales’ largest independent promoter Orchard Entertainment – who took over from previous operators Hay Festivals – the third edition of Merthyr Rock …

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Sebastian Bach added to Steelhouse line up

Steelhouse - Sebastian Bach poster

Sebastian Bach has been added to the line up for this year’s Steelhouse Festival in south Wales. The former Skid Row frontman will be special guest to Black Star Riders on Saturday July 19, with Europe headlining the following evening. Other acts confirmed over the two days so far include The …

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GHOSTFEST 2014 announces first 16 bands

The UK’s biggest mosh-fest GHOSTFEST is back and ready for over 2000 metal / hardcore fans to indulge in a weekend of brutality and kicks things off announcing 16 killer bands. Presented by IMPERICON at Leeds University on 28/29 June 2014, the weekend will feature two stages with 40 bands, including some very special …

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ROCKHARZ 2014 – Last bands confirmed!

The final line up for the ROCKHARZ 2014 is now complete. The last confirmed bands are: XANDRIA: The female fronted Symphonic Metallers XANDRIA who will arrive in Ballensted with their new singer Dianne van Giersbergen and material from their upcoming album “Sacrificium”, which will be released in May 2014. EISREGEN: …

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SONISPHERE 2014 twelve acts join line up including Therapy?, Atari Teenage Riot and more

With just three months to go until the return of the mighty SONISPHERE festival to KNEBWORTH, a further twleve acts have been added to the star-packed line up. After their late night trip down memory lane in 2010, million selling power trio Therapy? return to BOHEMIA, this time to perform …

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BABYMETAL to make UK debut at Sonisphere‏

One of the best things about being in 2014 is that when something happens which is truly unique, no matter where in the world it happens, everyone knows  about it. The latest musical phenomenon to go viral is Japan’s BABYMETAL, and Team Sonisphere snapped them up to join this year’s …

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HELLFEST 2014 – Lockers available to rent!

This year for your comfort, Hellfest adds lockers in the Metal Corner. Several sizes are available (M,L,XL). They should be reserved on our partner’s website.  A key will be given to you with your purchase order. In addition, the same service provider will suggest to you an other system of …

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Another 9 names for Download Festival

Download Festival 2014 dates and early bird offer announced

.@DownloadFest confirms another 9 acts. Festival season is fast approaching, but it hasn’t stopped Download revealing another nine additions to their already impressive lineup. Heading up the confirmations is none other than Richie Sambora. His CV speaks for itself – collaborators include Cher, LL Cool J and guitar god Eric …

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Wacken Metal Battle Canada Announce Toronto Round Five Winners; Line Up For Toronto Semi-Finals Comp

Wacken Metal Battle Canada is proud to announce Shotgun Cure and The Blackcloud Syndicate winners of Toronto’s fifth and last qualifying round that took place on Friday, April 4th at The Rivoli. Both bands will move on to compete at one of two city semi finals on April 26 @ Hard …

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METAL4SPLASH announce three new bands

The billing of the METAL4SPLASH OPEN AIR is still growing. During the past days the organizers have announced three more bands for July 2014: HATESPHERE: After MALRUN last year a harder band from Denmark will visit the Weichelsee. HATESPHERE will have their new record “Murderlust” packed, but don’t panic you …

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BROFEST # 3 announce the first bands for next year’s fest – with some very special reunion shows!

METAL IS COMING HOME PART 3!!! Are you still listening to your NWOBHM singles, EPs ,demotapes and LPs,you will be sorry to miss out on these bands, that have announced rare reunion shows!! And more bands to be announced soon!! This year you already missed stunning live shows of Warrior, …

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The ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL Announces Official 2014 Artist Line-Up

Mayhem Festival

The world’s biggest heavy music touring festival, the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL in its seventh annual sojourn, is pleased to announce the official 2014 artist line-up with the boldest, largest, loudest and most diverse lineup to date! Not only will this year’s festival include the massive ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK …

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