Festival Announcements

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WACKEN online Advent calendar latest band announcements 18th and 19th December

We are up to the 19th announcement on the Wacken Advent calendar! So far the bands that have been revealed are: Skid Row, Bring Me The Horizon, Excrementory Grindfucker, Crematory, Hammerfall, Steel Panther, Bülent Ceylan, Red Hot Chilli Pipers, Vogelfrey, Pampatut, The Vintage Caravan, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Saxon, August Burns Red, …

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WACKEN online Advent calendar latest band announcements 14th to 17th December.

We are up to day 17 on the Wacken Advent calendar! The first bands revealed so far are: Skid Row, Bring Me The Horizon, Excrementory Grindfucker, Crematory, Hammerfall, Steel Panther, Bülent Ceylan, Red Hot Chilli Pipers, Vogelfrey, Pampatut, The Vintage Caravan, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Saxon, August Burns Red, C.O.P. UK (Crimes …

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BLEED FROM WITHIN play Exclusive Scottish Headline date for Les-Fest 3 in 2014

Fast rising metal stars Bleed From Within have today been confirmed to headline Friday night at Les-Fest 3 in 2014. Having recently concluded the highly successful Defenders of the Faith Tour with Carcass, Amon Amarth and Hell and now ready to hit the road in 2014 with DevilDriver, once again …

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BLOODSTOCK release VIP Serpents Lair packages

Tickets are flying out the door faster than ever for BLOODSTOCK 2014, the biggest metal party weekend of the year, with both the Early Bird and Rock Society tickets selling out in record time.  The VIP ‘Serpents Lair’ tickets are now on sale and are expected to move similarly fast.  …

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WACKEN online Advent calendar latest band announcements!

The Wacken advent calendar started on the 1st Dec and the first bands revealed so far are: Skid Row, Bring Me The Horizon, Excrementory Grindfucker, Crematory, Hammerfall, Steel Panther, Bülent Ceylan, Red Hot Chilli Pipers, Vogelfrey, Pampatut, The Vintage Caravan, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Saxon and August Burns Red. 2 new bands …

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SONISPHERE 2014 announce The Prodigy to join Iron Maiden & Metallica

SONISPHERE 2014 announce The Prodigy to join Iron Maiden & Metallica

Dance/Rock icons The Prodigy join Iron Maiden and Metallica as the third headline artist to be announced for an historic Sonisphere festival in 2014. Prodigy will kick off the weekend with a bang on Friday night followed by Iron Maiden on Saturday night and Metallica closing the festival on Sunday. …

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WACKEN online Advent calendar – bands announced so far…

The Wacken advent calendar started on the 1st Dec and the first bands revealed so far are: Skid Row, Bring Me The Horizon, Excrementory Grindfucker, Crematory and Hammerfall. Since then the following bands have been announced Double package behind door 6 Steel Panther – Feel the steel! The mighty Steel Panther …

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Hobgoblin presents Bloodstock’s M2TM video upload

The brewers of the legendary ruby ale Hobgoblin are back to continue their partnership with Bloodstock Open Air Festival. A collaboration which sees both parties teaming up to bring METAL 2 THE MASSES at Bloodstock 2014, offering breaking bands the chance to perform on the ever increasingly popular Newblood Stage.

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SONISPHERE 2014 returns to make history with IRON MAIDEN and METALLICA

SONISPHERE 2014 returns to make history with IRON MAIDEN and METALLICA

CELEBRATING 40 YEARS OF ROCK AT KNEBWORTH! Iron Maiden and Metallica, the two biggest metal bands on the planet, will make history this summer when they co-headline the Sonisphere Festival in Knebworth, the very first time both bands have appeared together on a British bill, and the ONLY CONCERTS EITHER …

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HELLFEST 2014 Clisson, France – 20th to 22nd June

HELLFEST 2014 tickets on sale now and festival line up is released!!

Hellfest 2014 takes place on 20, 21, 22 June at Rue du Champ Louet, 44190 Clisson, France. With a record of 113,000 people attending the festival in 2012 & 2013, Hellfest has become the 3rd biggest festival in France. The originality of the festival’s artistic project has allowed it to …

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Peter Hook and the light, Arch Enemy and Killing Joke among latest additions to Alt-Fest 2014

lt-Fest 2014

Alt-Fest is very pleased to announce that the legendary Peter Hook will be joining the line-up of the debut festival in 2014. His band Peter Hook and The Light will perform seminal album ‘Unknown Pleasures’ in its entirety as part of his set. In keeping with the ethos of Alt-Fest, …

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DOWNLOAD 2014 – The Offspring, Status Quo, Steel Panther and Trivium among new acts announced!

DOWNLOAD 2014 – The Offspring, Status Quo, Steel Panther and Trivium among new acts announced!

12 new bands have been announced! They are...The Offspring, Status Quo, Steel Panther, Trivium, In Flames, While She Sleeps, Letlive, The Black Dahlia Murder, Crossfaith, Miss May I, Blessthefall and Dying Fetus! Download Festival’s 12th year is shaping up to be one of its best as the 2014 line up …

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LES-FEST release third announcement for 2014 event

LES-FEST release third announcement for 2014 event

Keeping things hard, fast and heavy for Friday night Les-Fest announce a handful of bands for their 3rd event in 2014. First up are Manchester based hard groove Metallers Incassum, signed to Rocksector records and with a very successful Bloodstock Festival under their belts in 2013, this again shows, Les-Fest …

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AEROSMITH announced as 3rd Headliner at Download 2014

AEROSMITH announced as 3rd Headliner at Download 2014

Download Festival organisers are proud to announce that the legendary Aerosmith will be closing the festival in 2014, when they headline on Sunday 15th June.  Joining them on the main stage as main support will be hard rockers, Alter Bridge. Aerosmith are one rock’s most infamous and revered bands. Fronted …

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LINKIN PARK announced as Saturday Download 2014 Headliners

LINKIN PARK announced as Saturday Download 2014 Headliners

Download Festival are thrilled to announce that Saturday night at this year’s festival will be headlined by the Grammy Award winning Linkin Park, who will be playing their multi-platinum debut album ‘HYBRID THEORY’ in its entirety as part of their set. Released in 2000, Linkin Park’s debut album ‘Hybrid Theory’ …

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AVENGED SEVENFOLD announced as first headliner for DOWNLOAD 2014

AVENGED SEVENFOLD announced as first headliner for DOWNLOAD 2014

Avenged Sevenfold, one of the mightiest forces in modern rock, have today been announced as the first headliner for Download Festival 2014.  Friday 13th June 2014 will mark a momentous occasion in the history of Avenged Sevenfold as they continue their tradition of spectacular Download performances, by becoming headliners for …

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LES-FEST 2014 – The Second Announcement

Les-Fest, Scotland’s award winning Rock and Metal Festival make their second announcement for the third annual event in 2014. With tickets already selling fast, Festival Organiser Dave Ritchie has this to say “Continuing our growth and development as well as our commitment to the rock and metal scene in Scotland, …

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WACKEN OPEN AIR 2014 – 31st Jul – 2nd Aug 2014

The 25th Wacken takes place on the 31st July to the 2nd August 2014. Wacken – We can confirm that Wacken Open Air is SOLD OUT for the ninth time in a row!!! And regarding the pre-sale time we have overcome the previous year by many times. We never had …

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BLOODSTOCK confirm more Sophie Stage bands

Bloodstock Open Air 2013

BLOODSTOCK, the biggest metal party weekender of the year is just three weeks away, and the event has announced another handful of bands for the Sophie Lancaster Stage at Catton Park. Manchester’s ABSOLVA bring their inspired & modern take on classic British metal to the festival on Friday.  Formed last …

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HRH Prog 2 Festival announces first bands

HRH Prog 2 Festival

Running from March 20-232014 the second edition of the Prog weekender will continue to embrace both the classic and new artists of the prog scene. Our first wave of acts features ex-Marillion frontman and all-round prog legend Fish, Dutch progressive rock overlords Focus, Prog magazine favourites The Pineapple Thief, the …

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