Festival Announcements

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Avenged Sevenfold announced as second Download 2018 headliner

Download Festival, the world’s premier rock event, has today announced the second of its three headliners as one of the world’s biggest rock bands Avenged Sevenfold. The three-day festival takes place 8 – 10 June 2018 at the spiritual home of rock in Donington Park, Leicestershire. Tickets available now at …

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Ozzy Osbourne announced as first Download 2018 headliner

#DL2018 8-10 JUNE 2018   Download Festival, the world’s premier rock and metal event, has announced musical icon Ozzy Osbourne as the first of its three heavyweight headliners. The three-day festival takes place 8 – 10 June 2018 at the spiritual home of rock in Donington Park, Leicestershire. Tickets available …

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Amplified Festival announces 2018 dates, band applications and Early Bird Ticket sales.

Gloucestershire based Amplified Open Air Festival will return in 2018 on a slightly earlier date than the 2017 edition and the organisers couldn’t be happier. Festival founder Gary Paterson said about the Festival: “2017… Did it go according to the plan?   Well if you were planning for the arrival …

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Winterstorm Festival Reveal Full Line Up

WinterStorm Festival Full Line Up Revealed The organisers of WinterStorm 2017 in Troon, Ayrshire on the west coast of Scotland have unveiled the remainder of the line up for the classic rock weekend taking place on Friday 24th and Saturday the 25th of November 2017 and it includes UK blues rock favourites The Quireboys, female heavy metal band Rock Goddess, …

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50 Days to BLOODSTOCK!!

Just 50 days to BLOODSTOCK! Not long now before the BLOODSTOCK faithful thunder onto the hallowed turf of Catton Park! While you’re dusting off that tent and getting those cases of beer in, BLOODSTOCK HQ is announcing even more bands!! Joining Saturday’s Ronnie James Dio main stage bill are Denver-based …

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Amplified Festival announces Phil Campbell plus custom Iron Man Harley Davidson to be won

Phil Campbell confirmed for Amplified Festival + exclusive custom ‘Iron Man’ Harley-Davidson to be won in prize draw Amplified Open Air Festival has confirmed its final line-up with the announcement that legendary Motorhead guitarist Phil Campbell and his band The B** tard Sons will headline the Red Stripe Main Stage …

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Bearded Theory 2017 sells out

BEARDED THEORY are delighted to announce that the festival’s 10th Anniversary has completely sold out of admission tickets in every category for the sixth year in a row. A small number of car passes and Tipi camping options are still on sale. Admission tickets are no longer available through any …

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Bloodstock reveal ten more bands for 2017

As Spring creeps into Summer, BLOODSTOCK HQ is a hive of activity.  The ‘Metal 2 The Masses’ finals are well under way and plans are on track for 2017 being the biggest and best BLOODSTOCK yet!  Here’s ten more bands for starters… BLOODSTOCK is delighted to now reveal that nefarious …

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Tuska announces opening party Heatseeker featuring Man With A Mission

TUSKA HEATSEEKER 2017 – MAN WITH A MISSION AND OTHERS – Tuska pre-party at Tavastia and Semifinal on Thursday 29.6. Helsinki, Finland. Tuska Heatseeker serves as the official opening party for the Tuska weekend in Helsinki. Tavastia and more intimate Semifinal just downstairs accommodate the hottest upcoming acts on the …

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Lionize to blaze the UK this Summer culminating in a Bloodstock performance

Maryland-based rockers Lionize are delighted to confirm their return to the UK in July/August, for eight headline dates plus festival performances at Ramblin’ Man Fair and Bloodstock. The band – consisting of Chris Brooks (keys), Henry Upton (bass), Chase Lapp (drums), and Nate Bergman (guitar) – have been hard at work putting the …

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Bloodstock bolsters line up – There will be Broken Teeth!!!

With just under 100 days to go, BLOODSTOCK is delighted to welcome Manchester bruisers BROKEN TEETH, as Sunday’s Ronnie James Dio main stage opener.  Signed to Nuclear Blast last year, the hardcore youngbloods are set to wake everyone up and pummel your hangover into submission!  Check out ‘Show No Mercy’ …

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Download Festival sweats it out to back Heavy metal truants in metal spin class

Download Festival stamped their style on the latest fitness trend by hosting a spin class to the very best in heavy metal music. Taking place at 1Rebel Studios in London on Wednesday 26th April, the event saw the festival and fans pedal to the metal to get behind the Heavy …

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Amplified Open Air Confirm Raging Speedhorn, Astroid Boys, Milk Teeth and Heck

Raging Speedhorn, Astroid Boys, Milk Teeth and Heck confirmed for Amplified Open Air This new UK live event takes place in Gloucestershire at Quarrydowns, Northleach on the 21st to the 23rd of July, with stage headliners including REEF, Puddle Of Mudd, Diamond Head, Acid Reign and Evil Scarecrow. Saturday’s main …

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TUSKA 20th ANNIVERSARY JEWELLERY COLLECTION OUT NOW

The jeweller of rock stars, Heidi Vornan, designed Tuska Festival’s Anniversary Collection Tuska 20th Anniversary Collection designed by Heidi Vornan is released today. Vornan, whose work adorns the bodies of many a rock star, including Alexi Laiho and Daniel Freyberg of Children Of Bodom, Ville Sorvali of Moonsorrow and Niklas …

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Tuska 2017 adds more bands – announces after parties – launches festival area details

TUSKA 2017 – NEW BANDS, AFTER PARTIES AND FESTIVAL AREA DETAILS – Stockholm-based death metal machine LIK and Finnish acts Huora and Amendfoil added to the bill – Festival area services improved: ”Tulinen Grillialue” BBQ area and Rottanaama Beer Bingo among other fine features – Official After Parties at Virgin …

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Bloodstock news!!! 10 bands announced – M2TM Finals begin – The Crawling to play Metaldays

BLOODSTOCK has six more bands lined up for the Sophie Lancaster stage and four lucky bands win slots on the New Blood stage to celebrate the start of the ‘Metal To The Masses’ finals. Landing slots on the Sophie Lancaster stage are Leeds metal trio BLIND HAZE, Italian power/classic metal outfit, …

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“Tuska20 – The Anniversary Song” – available for download now!

Twenty years of existence celebrating Tuska Open Air Metal Festival’s signature song ”Tuska20 –  The Anniversary Song” is now available for listening at Tuska Youtube-channel and for download as mp3 or wav -file through fundyou.io. One download costs 5 euros. All proceeds from the song are being collected to ”Tuska …

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Download Festival announces new draining, ‘Dog Squad’ and stage relocation!

They don’t just book bands, you know… Today, Download Festival announced that, following suggestions from fans, they have made a number of changes to the site at Donington Park that will, all well and good, provide a better all-round experience for the thousands of people who attend every single year. …

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Tuska brings Finnish metal artists together to record ‘Tuska20 – The Anniversary Song’ for charity

TUSKA20 – THE ANNIVERSARY SONG –  Charity Campaign starts on Monday April 10th As part of its twentieth birthday celebrations Tuska Open Air Metal Festival gets its own very special signature song. “Tuska20 – The Anniversary Song” is an exquisite seven minute epic, written and performed by the top names …

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