ARfm News (100)

Catch up with rock and metal news here on ARfm, from around the world, including new releases, tours and more!

COTW Band Poster 2020

The organisers firmly believe that the festival’s growth and longevity depends on listening to the fans & their plea was for "more metal and heavy bands", so heeding that cry Call of the Wild Festival is proud to confirm Lawnmower Deth, Raging Speedhorn, Wolves Among Us & local band DLVRR, who are curated by BBC Introducing in Lincolnshire.

A huge chunk of New York City sleaze rock has been added to the bill with the punk overtones of Warrior Soul, Wildstreet, Motochrist, The Sweet Things & newly reformed iconic band The Throbs announcing their first UK show in decades.

As if that wasn't enough sleaze rock, the organisers have snapped up Trench Dogs, who have been described as the hybrid child of Hanoi Rocks & Dogs D'Amour.

020 sees that same homage and motif well and truly emblazoned across the stage with Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons now confirmed to headline Sunday night

Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons features Motörhead guitarist Phil Campbell alongside his sons Todd, Dane and Tyla, plus vocalist Neil Starr.

The Motörhead motif continues as The Kilmister Stage will proudly be sponsored by Road Crew. Road Crew is a beer that resulted from special collaboration between Cameron’s Brewery and Motörhead. Road Crew takes its name from the Motörhead fan favourite ‘(We Are) The Road Crew’ on the classic ‘Ace of Spades’ album. The song was penned as a tribute to the band’s dedicated team of roadies. Band members Mikkey Dee & Phil Campbell played key parts in the development of the beer.

The classic rock vibe has been fleshed out with popular additions in the form of New Device, Wicked Stone, JOANovARC, Thirteen Stars, These Wicked Rivers, Crooked Shapes & Elevation Falls.

COTW are also proud to confirm Glen Matlock & the Tough Cookies. Glen is best known for being the bass guitarist in the original line-up of the Sex Pistols. He is credited as a co-author on 10 of the 12 songs on Never Mind the Bollocks and Here’s the Sex Pistols, although he had left the band while the album was being recorded. He later joined the Sex Pistols reformation to tour 2002 - 03 & 2007 - 08. In the band we have Earl Slick lead guitar hero who played with David Bowie and John Lennon. Jim Lowe Grammy winning producer with the Stereophonics And Chris Musto who played with Dirt, Kim Wilde and the legend Johnny Thunders.

Other acts confirmed include Dig Lazarus; also Guts & Faith in Casinos - both curated by BBC Introducing in Lincolnshire.

With the festival already outselling last year's numbers, it’s expected to bring in large numbers from across the UK and Europe. Tickets already sold to both USA & Canada confirm that the word has spread internationally.

Call of the Wild’s second cycle takes place between 29th-31st May 2020 at the Lincolnshire Showground, Grange-de-Lings, Lincoln LN2 2NA.

Bloodstock 2020 2

                                                                BLOODSTOCK REVEALS FIRST HEADLINER AND MORE… 

 

BLOODSTOCK Towers is a hive of activity as a slew of bands confirm slots for the 2020 event.  2020 also sees the festival celebrating 20 years of BLOODSTOCK, so expect some special treats to celebrate at Catton Park next August.

Without further ado, coming to us with an exclusive UK show for 2020, DEVIN TOWNSEND is set to headline Friday on BLOODSTOCK’s Ronnie James Dio main stage!  The show will be a very special set for fans, with more detail on the nature of the set to be revealed in due course!  Here’s Devin to tell you the news: https://youtu.be/noN0RK4LedA.  He also tells us: “OK, folks...wow.  So where should I begin?  Ever since I was a kid, being able to headline a festival as fantastic and forward thinking as Bloodstock has been a dream of mine.  As some of you may know, I’ve been working on several live 'bands' lately, from acoustic, to prog and orchestral, with some really artistic and improvisational aspects.  However for Bloodstock, my intention is to do something quite different, and consequently kick ass in every possible way. I am putting together a VERY SPECIAL one-off show for Bloodstock, with a heavy band, playing the very best material for an outdoor festival from my entire catalogue, from SYL up to Empath.  I have always felt that if I was given one shot to knock it out of the park, I wouldn't hesitate. And my friends, this is the shot! I have listened to what people have been asking for from my catalogue, and with a show like this, a production like we are planning, and the players who have agreed to be involved, this will surely be one of the pinnacle moments in my career.  My intention over the past few years has been to find ways to use different aspects of my work (that fall on opposite ends of the creative spectrum), to ultimately make something really beautiful. Something unified. This show is meant to bring it all together after 25 years of doing this.  Thanks Bloodstock for choosing to rock with me. I can't wait to see you all there!”  

JINJER are also set to make their BLOODSTOCK debut with a slot on Saturday’s main stage.  The Ukrainian metal squad, fronted by Tatiana Shmailyuk, have been making waves in recent years with their heavy progressive sound.  Check out them razing Wacken to the ground earlier this year with ‘Perennial’, a track taken from their recent ‘Micro’ EP; https://youtu.be/bxi3i9wzQBk.  The band are currently readying their brand new studio album, ‘Macro’ for release late October.  

Power metallers GLORYHAMMER land a Sunday spot on the Ronnie James Dio main stage.  The band’s current album, ‘Legends From Beyond The Galactic Terrorvortex‘ is out now via Napalm Records.  Remind yourself of their maximum power metal points by watching the video for ‘Gloryhammer’; https://youtu.be/tKlVYJTSzuU

BLOODSTOCK is also set to welcome the previously announced SKINDRED, BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, VIO-LENCE, SACRED REICH, DARK TRANQUILLITY, and BUTCHER BABIESBLOODSTOCK’s remaining two headline acts and many more bands performing over the weekend will be announced in due course. 

Discounted Early Bird tickets, VIP tickets, child tickets and car parking tickets for 2020’s event are available now at the ticket store.  Campervan tickets for 2020 are already sold out. 

In other great news, BLOODSTOCK is thrilled to announce that 2019’s event raised £7,696.44 on site to benefit this year’s official charity partner, Young Minds.  A giant thank you to all those who contributed to such a brilliant cause. 


BLOODSTOCK 2020 takes place at Catton Park, Derbyshire from 6th-9th August 2020.  For more info, click to www.bloodstock.uk.com.
  

Slam Dunk Header 2020

DON BROCO ANNOUNCED AS FIRST HEADLINER
FOR SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL 2020

THEIR EXCLUSIVE UK FESTIVAL PERFORMANCE OF 2020

WILL BE JOINED BY...

STATE CHAMPS, THE WONDER YEARS, MAYDAY PARADE, FOUR YEAR STRONG, KNUCKLE PUCK, BAYSIDE, ISSUES, ICE NINE KILLS, MOTION CITY SOUNDTRACK, HANDS LIKE HOUSES

+ MANY MORE ACTS TO BE ANNOUNCED

TICKETS ON SALE NOW


SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL NORTH – SATURDAY 23RD MAY - LEEDS, TEMPLE NEWSAM

SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL SOUTH – SUNDAY 24TH MAY – HATFIELD, HATFIELD PARK

www.slamdunkfestival.com

Set to return after the festival’s biggest year yet, Slam Dunk Festival have announced the first wave of bands for 2020, welcoming UK rock titans Don Broco as the first headliner revealed for next year’s highly anticipated alternative instalment.

With an incomparable charismatic mix of 80s pop inflections and the hardest-hitting riffs on daytime radio, Don Broco’s powerful party-starting tunes have taken the Bedfordian four-piece to astronomical heights. No strangers to Slam Dunk Festival, Don Broco have delivered colossal anthems from their compelling catalogue: ‘Priorities’, ‘Automatic’ and ‘Technology’ in constant career-defining appearances. Enjoying sold-out shows on their UK arena run following the release of their first 2019 track ‘Half Man Half God’, Don Broco continued to unleash their high-octane performances on their most recent run of shows in Asia before surprising fans with dynamic single ‘Action’. Currently powering across the US on their first-ever North American headline tour, Don Broco’s upcoming headline performance at Slam Dunk, set to be their exclusive festival appearance of 2020, will be one of the most anticipated live dates in the next year.

On their headline performance, Don Broco say;
“We bloody love Slam Dunk so it’s a massive honour to be asked to headline next year! Right from our early EP days we’ve always had the best time at Slammy D. It was our first proper festival booking way back when and since we’ve played slots throughout the years on pretty much all the stages, most recently a very surreal performance for us the year before last playing to sea of Rob face masks on the main stage. With this being our first ever festival headline we will certainly be making it a show to remember.”

Slam Dunk Festival Director, Ben Ray says;
“2019 was a big year for us, with the festival moving to fully outdoor sites. It was a massive success so I’m pleased that we are returning to them. Don Broco headlining is pretty special for me as they are the definition of a homegrown band! They first played in 2011 on the new bands stage and have risen through the ranks to the top of the bill!”

In a mega pop-punk billing, Slam Dunk 2020 is set to welcome Pure Noise powerhouses State Champs, Dan ‘Soupy’ Campbell & co in The Wonder Years, singalong saviours Mayday Parade, beatdown kings Four Year Strong, Illinois front-runners Knuckle Puck and Long Island punks Bayside. Godfathers of punk-pop Motion City Soundtrack promise an unmissable return to their legendary form when they reunite on UK soil, exclusively to Slam Dunk.

Mayday Parade’s Alex Garcia says:
“We’re extremely excited to be coming to England for Slam Dunk Festival. It’s been too long since we’ve played it and it’s definitely one of the most fun festivals to be a part of from the crowd’s energy to the after parties. Not to mention we love touring the UK! ”

Four Year Strong’s Joe Weiss says:
"The UK has always been one of our favourite places to play and we can’t wait to come back to Slam Dunk Festival"

 

Anthony Raneri of Bayside says:

“Can’t wait to get to Slam Dunk again this year. We were able to do it once before and I love that it’s carved out it’s own place as a punk rock institution in a country that’s pretty crowded with festivals”

Teasing the Slam Dunk’s heavier side and poised to deliver the performance of the summer at Leeds and Hatfield are Fearless favourites Ice Nine Kills, metalcore master crafters Issues and Australian alt-rockers House Like Houses.


Spencer Charnas of Ice Nine Kills says: 
“After this current sold-out headlining tour of the UK, I can’t think of a better way to return next year than on Slam Dunk....”

Issues says:
"It's so exciting to be back at Slam Dunk! We're going all in!"

 A rite of passage for lovers of the alternative, Slam Dunk returns once again as a key date in the festival calendar. Slam Dunk Festival North will take place on Saturday 23rd May 2020 at Temple Newsam and Slam Dunk South will take place on Sunday 24th May at Hatfield Park. Tickets go on sale Friday 27th September at 10am.

In a monumental move, last year saw Slam Dunk operate as a fully green field festival, shifting away from its urban beginnings as Slam Dunk North made its debut at Leeds Temple Newsam site, joining Slam Dunk South in a park location as it enjoyed its second year at Hatfield Park. Celebrating ten years since the first Slam Dunk South date, 2020’s May Bank Holiday weekend is the only place to catch the world’s very best alternative music.

 

TICKET INFORMATION
Tickets on sale NOW.

Prices range from £59 for a limited number of early bird tickets up to VIP tickets at £99. 

SlamDunk 2020 1

                                                                       Download 2020 1

                                                                         KISS IRON MAIDEN SYSTEM OF A DOWN

                                                                                 ANNOUNCED AS 2020 DOWNLOAD HEADLINERS

                                                                                                                            PLUS
                                                                                       DEFTONES, KORN, THE OFFSPRING, DISTURBED,
                                                                                            GOJIRA, ALESTORM, BLACK VEIL BRIDES,
                                                                                                       DAUGHTRY, OF MICE & MEN
                                                                                              TICKETS ON SALE 25TH SEPTEMBER 2PM

Download Festival, the world’s premier rock event, has announced IRON MAIDEN, KISS and SYSTEM OF A DOWN as its 2020 headliners, plus Deftones, Korn, The Offspring, Disturbed and more of the world’s most exciting bands in rock, pop punk, hardcore and metal yet to be announced. The three-day festival takes place 12 - 14 June 2020 at the spiritual home of rock in Donington Park, Leicestershire. Tickets will be on sale at 2pm on Wednesday 25th September via downloadfestival.co.uk/tickets.

IRON MAIDEN will return to Donington next year to headline Download Festival on Saturday night, in what will be one of only two homecoming UK festival shows in 2020. The London band have had countless No.1 records, including their most recent studio double album, 2015's The Book Of Souls, in over 40 countries, as well as being hailed as one of the greatest live acts of all time. They've spent the summer on their historic and critically acclaimed Legacy Of The Beast North American tour, based on their award winning mobile game of the same name, which has been deemed by fans and national and rock media alike as 'Maiden's most monumental show and best setlist ever' so get ready Downloaders, this is one performance you won't want to miss.

Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson says, "Next year we will play a number of countries and cities we have yet to visit on this incredible tour, so it is terrific to be able to accept the invitation to return to Download in 2020 and we will certainly go to town and add a few extra items to the show. This will be our seventh time headlining at Donington Park. It's home turf and we all really enjoy playing this Festival, the vibe from the crowd is always fantastic."

After an epic and well documented 45-year career that launched an era of rock’n roll, the legendary KISS will perform in the UK at Download Festival 2020, in a UK Exclusive. They embarked on their final ever tour earlier this year under the appropriately named END OF THE ROAD, and known for their trademark larger-than-life blistering performances, KISS have proven for decades why they are hands down the most iconic live show in rock’n roll, and one of the best headliners Donington has ever seen. With more than 100 million albums sold worldwide, it won’t just be KISS Army fans who will be blown away with their final Download performance next year.

“I’ve said it before, Download Festival audiences are the best. They are up for whatever is thrown at them. KISS is going to come fully prepared to rock their world in 2020 to say Thank You for always showing up for us.” - Gene Simmons, KISS

“Download will be the culmination of 47 years of unapologetic bombast and spectacle. We will make this a fitting farewell to a country and its people whose music remains the blood in our veins.” - Paul Stanley, KISS

Also headlining Download Festival 2020 will be SYSTEM OF A DOWN in a UK Exclusive. With just 5 studio albums, the Californian/Armenian band have earned themselves a worldwide following, never failing to put on a mind-blowing performance.

Shavo Odadjian, System of A Down said: “From our appearances to many of my favorite bands’, Castle Donington has always had a special place in my heart. We’re proud and excited to continue its legacy.”

Since Deftones’ inception, the multi-platinum, Grammy-Winning alternative rock band from Sacramento have released seven albums and sold over 10 million albums worldwide which include fan-favourite tracks ‘My Own Summer (Shove It)’, ‘Change (House Of Flies)’, and ‘Swerve City’.

Drummer Abe Cunningham said: “Download has been a big part of our history. The fans and organisers have always shown us so much love and support, so when the opportunity to play arises, we answer the call!”

With the release of their 13th studio album, THE NOTHING last week, Korn will be joining the Download 2020 line up. The two-time Grammy Award winning band have toured the world countless times and have continued to push the limits of the rock, alternative and metal genres, while remaining a pillar of influence for legions of fans and generations of artists around the globe.

Korn guitarist, James ‘Munky’ Shaffer: “I’m extremely anxious and enthusiastic at the same time, but I’m looking forward to getting back out there and returning to Download!”

Punk rioters The Offspring are heading to Download Festival bringing with them punk rock anthems that include ‘Pretty Fly (For A White Guy)’, ‘You’re Gonna Go Far Kid’, ‘Self Esteem’, and dozens more.

Also joining the line up are Gojira, the French metallers who have become famous for their sonically dense sounds and bludgeoning heavy rhythms. The hard-hitting, multi-platinum-selling Disturbed are returning to Donington with their aggressive blend of hard rock, alternative, and nu-metal. The band exploded onto the scene in 2000 with ‘Down With The Sickness’, and last year released their seventh album Evolution which reached the top 10 around the globe.

Hollywood hard rock act Black Veil Brides will make their anticipated UK return. Renowned for their explosive live shows and tenacious fans, the five-piece have worked tirelessly to create a scene of their own. Last year saw the release of their fifth studio album Vale, which landed at #1 on the US Top Hard Rock Billboard Chart.

Grammy nominated US alternative rock band Daughtry also join the line-up, following the success of last year’s album Cage To Rattle. Fronted by American Idol finalist Chris Daughtry, the band has sold over 8 million albums and 16 million singles, alongside selling out tours globally.

With a new album looming this Friday, Of Mice & Men have been dominating stages for over a decade and have had a disciple like following every step of the way that will undoubtedly follow them to Donington next year. Everyone’s favourite pirates, Alestorm are jumping ship to the hallowed grounds of Download Festival once again, bringing with them their pirate metal and perhaps their giant inflatable duck.

Download Festival’s Andy Copping said:
“Downloaders, your 2020 headliners are here! Rock ‘n’ roll legends KISS and System of A Down will both be headlining as UK Festival exclusives and after 4 years away from Donington, Iron Maiden will return bringing with them mascot Eddie and more fire than we can handle, I’m counting down the days already!”

Download Festival is the home of rock music and takes place on the sacred grounds of Donington Park, which have been associated with rock since the eighties. The festival attracts icons of rock and metal to its main stage, plus some of the best and hottest new acts in the world.Download 2020 1

Reading and Leeds 2019

Reading & Leeds Festival has today added over seventy more acts to the bill for this year’s event including Dave, King Princess, Dillon Francis, Machine Gun Kelly, and Roddy Ricch. They’ll be performing alongside already announced headliners The 1975, Post Malone, Twenty One Pilots and Foo Fighters at the famous Richfield Avenue and Bramham Park sites this August bank holiday weekend (23 – 25 August). Tickets are availablehere.

On the cusp of world domination, London-born rapper Dave will be headlining the BBC Radio One Stage.  As one of themost promising talents to emerge on the UK rap scene in recent years, Dave will be captivating festival goers with tracks from his forthcoming highly anticipated debut album ‘Psychodrama’ - due for release 8 March.  Along with amassing over 600m streams, Daveis the youngest ever winner of an Ivor Novello award, and has performed several major collaborations, including with fellow Londoner (and festival performer) AJ Tracey, and worldwide superstar Drake.

Counterfeit., fronted by Jamie Campbell Bower,will be making a triumphant return to Reading & Leeds this summer on the Main Stage bill for a high-octane set that is sure to be full of punk rock anthems. Also added to the Main Stage for 2019 are emo powerhouse Mayday Parade,and Gloucestershire pop punk trio Milk Teeth who’ve cemented themselves as one of the brightest stars in the scene.

Cleveland, Ohio rapper Machine Gun Kelly will be storming the BBC Radio One Stage playing hits such as Rap Devil and Bad Things, continuing an already successful 2019 that has also seen the multi talented artist starring in Netflix’s Motley Crue biopic ‘The Dirt’, as infamous drummer Tommy Lee.  After being nominated for BBC Sound of 2019, Sea Girlsrefreshing guitar pop sound is crafted into non-stop bangers, destined to be yelled – hands in the air, eyes shut. Also joining the BBC Radio One stage are ambitious Australian rockers The Faim,  American singer Clairo, who has attracted over 26 million views on YouTube for her song Pretty Girl, US Indie pop songstress Mikaela Straus- aka King Princess, and Compton’s Roddy Ricch, whose hybrid trap has seen the MC become a rising star.

One of the hottest acts in electronic music today, American platinum-selling producer and DJ Dillon Francis will bring his blend of uplifting melodies and potent dancefloor beats to the BBC Radio One Dance Stage this summer, with Dimension also delivering a captivating set of electronic ground-shakers. Joining them will be British craftsman and greatest mash-up DJ on the planet Jaguar Skills, returning to Reading & Leeds for a unforgettable set of sublime technical skills and an incredible stage show.

Headlining The Pit Stage is American Rapper Ghostemane. Famed for being an innovator of the fusion between rap and metal, Ghostemane marriesraspy black metal textures with juddering industrial low-end and frantic hardcore howling. Artists joining The Pit Stage across the weekend also include metal-core heroes Of Mice & Men, Canadian Punk heavyweights PUP, hardcore punk band Blood Youth, Hot Milk who have exploded onto the scene with debut single Awful Ever After, and Fidlar who have recently released their third album ‘Almost Free’.


American viral internet sensation, Hobo Johnson & The Lovemakers will headline the Festival Republic Stage marking his Reading & Leeds debut. Darlings of the British rock underground-turned-next-big-thing, Basement will bring their tour de force of anthemic Anglo-American rock to the Festival Republic Stage, along with English dream pop band Anteros, fronted by Laura Hayden.

Headlining the BBC 1Xtra Stage will be the one and only Dappy. After recently releasing brand new solo music and collaborating with the hottest world class talent including Yungen, he is sure to be a highlight of the weekend.  Also joining the BBC 1Xtra line-up is South London rapper Loski who is making major waves within the hip-hop scene, and grime star Tion Wayne.

Æ MAK, Aitch, Anti Up, Bad Child, Bakar, Belako, Black Honey, Blade Brown, Boston Manor, Brunswick, Cemetery Sun, DaniLeigh, Deno Driz, DJ Target, Dream State, Dreamers, Everyone You Know, Georgia, Higher Power, Himalayas, James Organ, Jeremy Zucker, Just Banco, K-Trap, Kenny Allstar, Maleek Berry, Masicka, Mella Dee, Mini Mansions, Moontower, MTRNICA, Muzzy, Night Riots, Ocean Alley, Paris, Patent Pending, Pip Blom, Press Club, Prospa, Puppy, SAINt JHN, Smokeasac, The Snuts, Sophie and the Giants, Sports Team, Stand Atlantic, SWMRS, Teddy, Tiffany Calver, Tommy Genesis, TrueMendous, VALERAS, White Reaper, and Zuzu have also been added to the stellar bill already confirmed for Reading & Leeds 2019.

Æ MAK and TrueMendous come to Reading & Leeds Festival as part of Festival Republic and PRS Foundation’s ReBalance programme, a pioneering scheme launched in 2017 that has seen hundreds of nominations across 4 rounds, resulting in 13 finalists, and offers support, studio time, and festival slots.

With hundreds of acts set to play, Reading & Leeds will again be the unmissable festival weekend of the summer - defining and celebrating the sounds of modern groundbreaking music, as well as a world-class comedy line up.

Fans can be the first to hear further line-up announcements, artist news and much more by signing up to the newsletters atwww.readingfestival.com andwww.leedsfestival.com or via the official Reading & Leeds Festival app, available to download now on Android and iOS.

TICKET INFORMATION

General tickets on sale from www.readingandleedsfestival.com

SEA GIRLS, Live at Leeds March 2019HALFNOISE, THE

MURDER CAPITAL, LADY BIRD
MENACE BEACH, SEAFRET, SHE DREW THE GUN, HAK BAKER,

OLI FOX + MORE COMPLETE LIVE AT LEEDS 2019 LINEUP

JOIN A HUGE BILL ACROSS LEEDS CITY CENTRE INCLUDING:
SUNDARA KARMA, TOE GRENNAN, METRONOMY, DRENGE, 
KATE TEMPEST, SAM FENDER, CONFIDENCE MAN, 
THE SHERLOCKS, SWIM DEEP, DREAM WIFE, BLACK HONEY, 
MINI MANSIONS, GOAT GIRL, EASY LIFE, WHENYOUNG 
+ OVER 100 MORE

THE BEST FESTIVAL FOR EMERGING TALENT
- UK FESTIVAL AWARDS 2018

THE UNRIVALLED HOME OF MUSIC DISCOVERY IN 2019

SATURDAY MAY 4TH 2019

Bursting as the unrivalled home of new music discovery in 2019, Live At Leeds is once again primed to be a true hub for fans looking to discover their next favourite band or artist to soundtrack the months ahead. With some of the biggest and most exciting names in new music setting up shop across the city, Live At Leeds 2019 will prove why its award-winning reputation stands tall like no other - with even more favourites and exciting new names being announced today. 

Leading the charge is BBC Sound of… nominees and live breakthroughs Sea Girls. Building up a word-of-mouth following across the UK over the past year, the four-piece are geared up for a mammoth year ahead, following on from the vast plaudits and sold-out shows up and down the land drawn in by their euphoric and earnest indie-rock. Soundtracking radio stations at every turn with cuts like ‘All I Want To Hear You Say’, ‘Open Up Your Head’ and ‘Call Me Out’ - their return to Live At Leeds is bound to be a moment not to be missed. 

A guy who knows all about rising to the very top, Zac Farro will bring Halfnoise to Live At Leeds 2019 - with his own sublime sun-kissed pop echoing the shimmering sounds of his recent work in Paramore. Captivating and packed with energy, his appearance at the festival is bound to see roadblocks across the city - as is one of the most talked about punk bands of 2019 as The Murder Capital make their mark on Live At Leeds too. Without putting a single track out, the Irish blazers caused a mass stir with fans dying to see and hear what they’re bound to do - with debut cut ‘Feeling Fades’ cementing that standing as the arrival of a new force in guitar music. They’ll be joined on the bill by the volcanic riffs of Kent trio Lady Bird, who since releasing the mesmerising ‘Spoons’ on Slaves’ own record label have captured the attention of thousands with their unstoppable live power. Expect more of the same when they turn to Live At Leeds this May. 

Seafret will return to Live At Leeds with their blissful cuts of stunning sound, promising to welcome in a new chapter for the Yorkshire duo. Gritty and undeniably raw, Hak Baker brings his open tales of modern life to Live At Leeds. With a distinct voice and his ability to meld incredible folk with potent lyrics on the hardships seen around him, tracks like ‘Like It Or Lump It’ and ‘Conundrum’ signal the arrival of a vital new voice in British music, and a definite must-see at the festival this year. 

Leeds’ very own Menace Beach will return to Live At Leeds, fresh from the acclaimed release of latest album ‘Black Rainbow Sound’. Embracing a whirlwind of different sounds and thriving with creativity and a live presence that has seen thousands return again and again to see them, it’d bound to be a special homecoming for the duo. They lead a staggering array of local talent taking their spot at the festival, as Leeds showcases to the world the exciting and jaw-dropping music being created in the city. Renowned six-piece Team Picture will be making their anticipated next move of fizzing guitars and all-sweeping ease at Live At Leeds 2019, with the rapturously received Tallsaint guaranteed to stun with the sort of tender-pop that’s already making a mark across the UK and beyond. In addition joining the line-up are Dead Naked Hippies, punching their way into view with an unmistakable heavy-hitting set that’ll grab fans by the collar and dance in joy. Joining a who’s who of the best new music Leeds has to offer, it’s a showcase of a city overflowing with unbelievable new voices. 

With 25 names joining the packed Live At Leeds 2019 lineup today, there’s a plethora of different genres and styles to try - promising something new and different around every corner. From the adored strains of BBC 6 Music favourites She Drew The Gun, rising pop wordsmith Orla Gartland, Manchester’s own The Lottery Winners or electronic mood-maestro Big Wild to the immediate kicks of Be Charlotte, the open voice of Oli Fox, the potent flows of the DJ Shadow-approved rapper Barny Fletcher and many more. Live At Leeds continue to add even more stellar names that fans will be talking about for months and years to come.

These new additions join a stellar cast of previously announced names heading to the city, building on Live At Leeds’ unrivalled reputation as the essential home of new music. With the trailblazing Sundara Karma, revered game-changers Metronomy and man of the moment Tom Grennan topping a bill boasting the likes of critical titans Kate Tempest, spitting live kings Drenge, the BRIT Award winning Sam Fender, Black Honey, Swim Deep, Mini Mansions, Dream Wife, The Sherlocks, Goat Girl, Easy Life, whenyoung, Gengahr, Marsicans, VANT, Another Sky, Sports Team, Squid, Gently Tender, Bloxx, Fuzzy Sun, Lauren Aquilina and many more.

The starting-gates to the summer ahead, Live At Leeds 2019 soundtracks a city soaring with the best in new and now. 

Bloodstock 2019 March

 

Lucky for some, BLOODSTOCK springs into March with news of seven more bands joining this summer’s best metal weekender and a massive thirteen more coach pick-up locations, making it easier than ever to get you, your mates, and all your camping gear to BLOODSTOCK for a very fine metallic time this August.

Belgian death metal kings ABORTED stride onto the Ronnie James Dio main stage on Sunday.  The band tell us, “BLOODSTOCK!  It’s been a while!  We couldn’t be more thrilled to lay waste to thee in the most offensive of manners this coming summer. Prepare my friends, the blastbeat is coming!”  Their current album ‘TerrorVision’ is blazing holes in our speakers over at BOA HQ. See what we mean via the video for ‘Deep Red’, a track taken from that record here - https://youtu.be/ak4oeZwBfJs.

Cali death metallers, SKELETAL REMAINS join Saturday’s fray on the Sophie Lancaster stage. The band released their third album ‘Devouring Mortality’ last April via Dark Descent/Century Media, and returned to the road for extensive touring, which now includes a run of US dates with Hatebreed and Mexican headline shows this spring. Watch the video for that album’s earthquake-inspired first single ‘Seismic Abyss’, at https://youtu.be/jss2oSGJ604.

Aussie rockers THE LAZYS crash into a Sunday spot on the Sophie stage.  If you love a bit of AC/DC-style classic rock n’ roll, these boys are definitely worth a watch and are sure to bring the party!  The band’s current album, ‘Tropical Hazards’ came out last year, so crack a cold one and check out the video for their infectious tune ‘Nothing But Trouble’ - https://youtu.be/K7ngGOlna0A.  

3 HEADED SNAKE join the Sophie stage bill on Saturday.  The LA-based classic metal band was put together by current Ministry guitarist Sin Quirin and features the soaring vocals of Johnny Ray.  See their video for ‘Wisdom Screams’ at https://youtu.be/VsHERp-0LTg and if you like what you hear, go pick up the five piece’s eponymous 3-track debut EP from iTunes or Bandcamp.

BOSS KELOID land a Sunday slot on the Sophie stage.  With current album, ‘Melted On The Inch’ being released last year on Holy Roar Records to vast critical acclaim (Prog Magazine called it “an extraordinary piece of work”), we’re excited to welcome the prog metallers back to Catton Park.  Witness their musical mastery via the video for ‘Chronosiam’ here; https://youtu.be/PbajHpfW3cs.

German crossover thrash squad DUST BOLT snag themselves a Saturday slot on the Sophie stage. Their brand new album, ‘Trapped In Chaos’ was released last month via Napalm Records.  Check out the video for album opener, ‘The Fourth Strike’ - https://youtu.be/aKryFh-upx8 and warm up those necks for their thrashtastic set in August!

RED METHOD romp into a Saturday slot on the Sophie stage.  The band, comprising former members of Meta-Stasis and The Defiled, are set to release their debut album, ‘For The Sick’ sometime this year.  Investigate their sound by watching the video for ‘Split’ over on their YouTube channel - https://youtu.be/kb_hacCAId0.

Making your travel plans yet and usually come by coach?  We asked you to let the good folks at Big Green Coach know if you wanted a new pick-up point in your town and if there was enough interest, they'd look into it.  They had such great response, they've added an extra 13 pick-up points for their BOA coaches! Travel direct from your town and get dropped off inside the BLOODSTOCK gates, bringing your camping gear and supplies with you!  Say hello to a total of 34 locations, with prices for a return ticket starting at just £32.  The full list now runs as follows; ABERDEEN, BIRKENHEAD, BIRMINGHAM, BRADFORD, BOURNEMOUTH, BRISTOL, CAMBRIDGE, CARDIFF, CARLISLE, CHESTER, DUNDEE, EDINBURGH, EXETER, GLASGOW, GLOUCESTER, LANCASTER, LEEDS, LIVERPOOL, LONDON (Victoria Coach Station), MANCHESTER, MIDDLESBROUGH, NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE, NEWPORT, NORWICH, OXFORD, PERTH, PLYMOUTH, PRESTON, SHEFFIELD, SOUTHAMPTON, SUNDERLAND, SWANSEA, TAUNTON and WORCESTER.   Head over to www.biggreencoach.co.uk/events/bloodstock-festival-tickets-coach-travel to book your seat or your coach + ticket bundle!   Big Green Coach's services were hugely popular last year and many routes sold out in advance of the event, so please book early to guarantee your spot!  If you're coming by train instead and need a shuttle ride from Lichfield City rail station to the festival site, Big Green Coach do those too, so click to their site to secure your place for just £10 (it's more expensive on the day) and get ahead of the rush!

The final allocation of VIP tickets, plus Podpads, Luxpads, Bellepads and Octopads are now on sale, plus a limited number of VIP upgrades (for those who’ve already purchased a standard ticket).  For full details click to http://www.bloodstock.uk.com/pages/vip-camping. Standard weekend tickets are also in the ticket store, priced £145 (+ fees), snap yours up at http://bloodstock.seetickets.com.

Friday night’s headliner SABATON, Saturday’s top dogs PARKWAY DRIVE and Sunday’s bill toppers SCORPIONS, join ANTHRAX, DIMMU BORGIR, CHILDREN OF BODOM, CODE ORANGE, POWERWOLF, SOILWORK, CRADLE OF FILTH, THY ART IS MURDER, TESSERACT, METAL CHURCH, SOULFLY, DEATH ANGEL, DEE SNIDER, QUEENSRYCHE, ELUVEITIE, SWALLOW THE SUN, EVIL SCARECROW, ROSS THE BOSS, GRAND MAGUS, ROTTING CHRIST, INCITE and HYPOCRISY on the Catton Park stages this August.  With more than 80 bands to go, stay tuned for even more artists to be announced soon!

Subscribe to the BLOODSTOCK e-mailout to get band and news announcements as they happen!  Click through to http://eepurl.com/dKZrG-/ to sign up.

BLOODSTOCK will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 8th-11th August 2019.  Get additional information over at www.bloodstock.uk.com.

2000 trees 3rd 2019

Happening on Thursday 11th July/ Friday 12th July/ Saturday 13th July, tickets for the event
are on sale now and can be purchased from - HERE

 

Also announced today are Flogging Molly, Turnstile, Drug Church, Can't Swim, The Black Queen, Wicca Phase Springs Eternal, Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly, ANGEL DU$T, Dream State, The Number Twelve Looks Like You, Blood Youth, Palm Reader, Holding Absence, Conjurer, Press to MECO, Normandie, Allusinlove, Haggard Cat, Cold Years, Holiday Oscar, A.A.Williams, Sœur and more

Joining them will be already announced bands:
You Me At Six (Friday main stage headliners),
Frank Turner (Thursday headliner), Every Time I DieFrank Iero and the Future Violents, Jamie Lenman, While She Sleeps, Therapy?, Möngöl Hörde, Rolo Tomassi, Comeback Kid, Hands like Houses, WSTR, Petrol Girls, Single Mothers, Milk Teeth, Puppy and many more


The event will be taking place on Thursday 11th July, Friday 12th July and Saturday 13th July, at Upcote Farm near Cheltenham in Gloucestershire

The festival recently won the award for Best Medium Sized Music Festival at the 2018 UK Festival Awards

The 3rd full band announcement for 2000trees Festival has arrived, and it includes the wonderful final main stage headliner - Deaf Havana. This year at 2000trees the UK represents with all three main stage headliners, with Deaf Havana returning to headline the festival in support of their stunning recent new album 'Rituals'.

From Deaf Havana drummer, Tom Ogden - "
Personally I’m so excited to headline 2000trees Festival. Last time Deaf Havana headlined my daughter was born, so I didn’t make it! It’s the only show I’ve ever missed, so I’m so thankful that we’ve been asked back!"

Joining Deaf Havana on the festival line up this year are a selection of incredible bands and artistsmaking their 2000trees debuts. These include the Irish-American seven-piece Celtic punk band Flogging Molly, the brilliant US alternative punks Can't Swim from New York City, the synth-pop electro 3 piece The Black Queen feat Greg Puciato (Dillinger Escape Plan) and Gothboiclique founder and emo tinged US rapper Wicca Phase Springs Eternal. On top of these, also announced today are one of the most exciting bands in the world right now
Drug Church, the insanely cool and catchy US hardcore band ANGEL DU$T, recently reformed underground legends from New Jersey USA The Number 12 Looks Like You, brand new alternative folk solo artist from London A.A. Williams and many more!

From Can't Swim"Ever since we started the band, England has been a second home to us. Ever since we started the band we’ve wanted to be at 2000trees. Seeing the line up for this year has me even more excited to be apart of the festival. Very much looking forward to it."

From ANGEL DU$T - "2000trees is going to be phat. I wanna hook up with the hot dude in Higher Power and stage dive to Muncie Girls."

ALSO playing include the likes of Turnstile, Flogging Molly, Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly. Normanide, Cold Years AND a huge selection of some of our finest UK rock and heavy bands around at this time, including Dream State, Blood Youth, Palm Reader, Holding Absence, Conjurer, Press To MECO, Allusinlove, Haggard Cat and Sœur 

A list of ALL the bands announced today, Feb 27th, is below:
Deaf Havana (Saturday main stage headliner) / Flogging Molly / Turnstile / Drug Church / Can't Swim / The Black Queen / Wicca Phase Springs Eternal / Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly / ANGEL DU$T / Dream State / The Number Twelve Looks Like You / Blood Youth /Palm Reader / Holding Absence / Conjurer / Press to MECO / Normandie / Allusinlove / Haggard Cat / Cold Years / Holiday Oscar / A.A.Williams / Sœur / PENGSHUi / JOHN / itoldyouiwouldeatyou / Delaire, the Liar / Sulli / Floorboards and All Ears Avow

Previously announced for the event include the other two main stage headliners Frank Turner (Thursday) and You Me At Six (Friday. The incredible Every Time I Die, who will be performing 'Hot Damn' in full (plus more) as headliners on The Cave stage on Saturday and Sheffield's While She Sleeps (Cave Stage headliners on Thursday), returning festival hero Jamie Lenman (who will be curating, opening and closing his very own stage and mini festival, Lenmania 2, on the Axiom Stage on the Thursday - being the first act to be performing at this years event, on the Thursday early afternoon), the hugely anticipated first timer Frank Iero with his band Frank Iero And The Future Violents (headlining the Axiom Stage on the Saturday) and many more.

Thursday, 28 February 2019 12:30

SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL 2019 UNVEILS STAGE SPLITS

Written by

Slam Dunk 2019 Stage Splits

With a lineup bursting with the very best names in alternative music, Slam Dunk Festival is thrilled to reveal stage splits for the May bank holiday weekender, which is set to touch down in Leeds Temple Newsam Park for the very first time and return to Hatfield Park after the success of last year’s greenfield event. In addition to this, Slam Dunk Festival have also revealed travel information and further afterparty details.

In another Slam Dunk first, it has been announced that some stages will alternate their programming, becoming clash-proof. This year, neither the Jagermeister Stage or Impericon stage will clash, making sure fans of hardcore and metalcore will be able to catch both stage lineups throughout the day. In addition, The Dickies Stage and The Marshall Stage will not clash with each other either.

In what promises to be an unforgettable festival moment, this year’s Slam Dunk headliners All Time Low are set to round off the Monster stage with a homage to their 2nd album ‘Nothing Personal’ after a non-stop day of pop-punk mastery. Florida’s finest New Found Glory will appear alongside Welsh set-up Neck Deep for a back-to-back supply of alternative bangers. Montreal’s iconic rock pack Simple Plan are set to join them, alongside ‘Stupid For You’ hitmakers Waterparks, US-Brit rockers As It Is and crowd-pleasing front-runners Boston Manor and WSTR.


Carefully curated by NOFX’s very own Fat Mike, Slam Dunk’s very first Punk In Drublic stage takeover will see NOFX headline, following defiant performances from more beloved punk names. The iconic Bad Religion, ska-punk six piece Less Than Jake, original punk-rockers Lagwagon and Sweden’s hottest exports Millencolin are set to storm the takeover. Guaranteed to be the ultimate destination for punk rock, it will also see LA ska-punks The Interrupters, Mad Caddies, Anti-Flag and The Bombpops appear on the stage.

One of two heavy stages at this year’s Slam Dunk Festival, metalcore and everything in between can be found on the Jagermeister Stage as UK metal titans Bullet For My Valentine will appear in a powerful headline performance set to incite mosh-madness. Atreyu are set to show both acts and audiences alike how it’s done, bringing their influential metalcore hybrid to the stage, alongside emo icons Silverstein who are set to release their latest studio album ‘Redux: The First Ten Year’ in April. The Word Alive will deliver their notoriously exhilarating performance while Missouri rockers Story Of The Year, Wage War and The Plot In You are destined to get adrenaline levels sky-high.


A Slam Dunk Festival institution, the Impericon Stage will continue its legacy of bringing the world’s best heavy-hitters to Leeds and Hatfield over the May Bank Holiday weekend. The genre-defying New York act Glassjaw will make their Slam Dunk Festival debut in a highly-anticipated headline performance. Bolstering their way onto the notorious stage, UK mob Gallows will bring a cutthroat set alongside American powerhouses The Bronx and Canadian hardcore punk rockers Cancer Bats. Ensuring mayhem from the very beginning, hardcore supergroup Angel Du$t, ‘Time And Space’ noisemakers Turnstile and Pure Noise Records heros Knocked Loose make for an impeccable hardcore billing.

Headlined by The Menzingers, the Dickies Stage will see emotion-driven LA natives Touche Amore, US revival pack Tiny Moving Parts, and American stalwarts The Get Up Kids and Saves The Day take to the stage for a complete education in all things emo. Completing the stage and making for an indisputable display of alternative music will be  esteemed two piece Tigers Jaw and none other than Brit punks Milk Teeth.

Appearing this May for a debut Slam Dunk Festival performance, Plain White T’s are set to headline the Marshall Stage. Before hearing the band’s pop-rock classics, festival goers can recognise the Marshall Stage as a home for heartfelt sing-a-longs delivered by evolving indie-rockers Hellogoodbye, cherished Illinois natives Real Friends, Seaway and Trophy Eyes. The stage will also see A Loss For Words’ UK reunion on the 10 year anniversary of their undeniable album ‘The Kids Can’t Lose’.  

Paying homage to the beloved Leeds institution, The Key Club Stage will recreate venue magic on their stage at Leeds and Hatfield with incredible alternative names jam packed on to the lineup. Topping the bill will be enigmatic electro-rock duo iDKHOW in a Slam Dunk Festival debut performance that is sure to make history. Joining them will be alt-pop sensation Lights, billboard-charting grandson and the face-melting Employed To Serve. Birmingham metallers SHVPES will meet Aussie Between You & Me ahead of Story Untold 's pop-punk performance. Press To Meco, Our Hollow Our home, Kublai Khan, Cruel Hand, Pagan and Wallflower will complete the genre-crossing showcase, with secret special guests still to be announced.

One for the acoustic aficionados, the Acoustic Stage will be the go-to destination for slower sing-a-longs with beloved Slam Dunk Festival names. Justin Courtney Pierre of Motion City Soundtrack will lead the lineup which also features singer-songwriter Rob Lynch and former We Are The Ocean singer Liam Cromby as well as Lightyear’s Chas Palmer Williams and Lizzy Farrall.

Download logo

Download NXT

17 MORE BANDS ADDED TO THIS YEAR’S LINE UP

UK FESTIVAL EXCLUSIVE FROM SIMPLE CREATURES

ALLUSINLOVE / CLOUD / DINOSAUR PILE-UP / GOODBYE JUNE / GRAVEYARD

HOT MILK / KIM JENNETT / KVELERTAK / LOST SOCIETY / NOVA TWINS / QUEEN ZEE

ROAM / SIMPLE CREATURES / THE HU / THE PICTUREBOOKS / THE WONDER YEARS / VAMBO

Plus WWE NXT TAPES

PETE DUNNE / TYLER BATE / TRENT SEVEN / WALTER / THE GRIZZLED YOUNG VETERANS / TONI STORM

RHEA RIPLEY / JORDAN DEVLIN / TRAVIS BANKS / GALLUS

www.downloadfestival.co.uk

Download Festival, the champion of rock events, is pleased to welcome WWE NXT UK to the hallowed grounds of Donington Park across 14-16 June 2019, as well as SEVENTEEN further bands including supergroup Simple Creatures, The Wonder Years, and Dinosaur Pile-up

WWE United Kingdom Champion Pete Dunne, NXT UK Women’s Champion Toni Storm, and Tyler Bate will be among the NXT UK stars parading thrilling displays of dynamic athleticism during the bonafide full-scale ring bouts in the festival arena, which for the first time ever will be taped and aired as part of the weekly NXT UK show on the WWE Network. Superstars Trent Seven, Walter, Rhea Ripley, Jordan Devlin, NXT UK Tag Team Champions The Grizzled Young Veterans, Travis Banks, Gallus and many more to be announced, will descend upon Download for a weekend of high flying maneuvers, action-packed matches and unexpected surprises. NXT has made a massive impact at the festival in previous years, performing to capacity crowds throughout the weekend, featuring impressive debuts, shocking returns and exciting moments. This is the ultimate win for wrestling fans! 

Joining headlinersSlipknot, Tool and Def Leppard and a host of acts already announcedfor the annual rock spectacle, are SEVENTEEN other amazing acts. In a UK Festival Exclusive is supergroup Simple Creatures, comprising of blink-182’s Mark Hoppus and All Time Low’s Alex Gaskarth, who will headline the Avalanche stage on the Saturday night. Known as legends of the pop-punk scene, the pair will give an unmissable exclusive and first UK Festival performance at this year’s Download. Already releasing two infectious singles ‘Strange Love’ and ‘Drug’, Simple Creatures will release their debut EP Strange Love on March 29th.

Simple Creatures said: “An evening of Trash-Pop reverie awaits you at Download Fest. There will be Creatures. They will be Simple. There will be singing and dancing in a big tent. What more could you possibly want?” 

Also added are Dinosaur Pile-up who have spent the better part of two decades as purveyors of riff laden ginormous rock and are well versed in whipping the crowd into a frenzy, the powerhouse blend of psychedelic with grunge from Allusinlove, andLiverpool's Queen Zee who are ready to cause a commotion with their inspiring anthems through their fluid expression of brash queer punk. The Wonder Years will smash a punk shaped whole through Donington with a raucous set of anti-suburban anthems, and they will be in good company with UK pop-punk upstarts Roam,known for their energetic and frantic live shows.

Norway’s Kvelertak are on their way to lead the crowd through a relentless onslaught of exciting ‘black n roll’ and join this year’s line up, as are the aptly named Hot Milk who are one of the hottest upcoming names in UK rock, Finland’s own thrash prodigies Lost Society bringing with them their relentless insanely fast metal for head banging aplenty, the grime meets punk London duo Nova Twins, and dirty blues rockers The Picturebooks. Graveyard will be making their welcome return seamlessly blending rock, soul, 60’s acid fuzz and of course a big dash of heavy metal into an infectious musical stew, alongside Mongolian internet sensations The Hu which is a genre you didn’t know you needed in your life. Goodbye June, Vambo, Cloud and Kim Jennett also set to play.

For further information, please visit downloadfestival.co.uk

Reading and Leeds 2019

50 ACTS ADDED! CHARLI XCX, CHVRCHES, ROYAL BLOOD AND MANY MORE

JOINING HEADLINERS THE 1975, POST MALONE, TWENTY ONE PILOTS AND FOO FIGHTERS

A DAY TO REMEMBER | AGAINST THE CURRENT | AJ TRACEY | ALMA ANDERSON .PAAK & THE FREE NATIONALS | ANDY C | BECKY HILL BEXEY | BLAENAVON | BLOXX | CAVETOWN | CHARLI XCX THE CHATS | CHVRCHES | CIRCA WAVES | COMETHAZINE D-BLOCK EUROPE | DISTRUCTION BOYZ | ENTER SHIKARI FISHER | FRANK CARTER AND THE RATTLESNAKES | FREDO | GUNNA HEADIE ONE | HOCKEY DAD | HOLY GOOF | HONEY DIJON THE HUNNA | THE JAPANESE HOUSE | JOJI | LIL BABY | LIL UZI VERT LOUD LUXURY | THE MAINE | MURA MASA | THE NIGHT CAFÉ NOTHING,NOWHERE. | NO ROME | NSG | OCTAVIAN | PEACE ROYAL BLOOD | SASASAS | SLOWTHAI THE STORY SO FAR | TEN TONNES | TWIN ATLANTIC TWISTED WHEEL | THE WOMBATS | YOU ME AT SIX

www.readingandleedsfestival.com

 

Reading and Leeds Festival has lifted the lid on another fifty acts who will play at this year’s event – with chart heavyweights Charli XCX, Royal Blood (UK festival exclusive), CHVRCHES, Lil Uzi Vert, Enter Shikari, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes (UK festival exclusive), Anderson.Paak & The Free Nationals (UK festival exclusive) and You Me At Six amongst the new additions. The acts – spanning the hottest names right now in rock, indie, dance, hip-hop and more – will play alongside headliners The 1975, Post Malone, Twenty One Pilots and Foo Fighters at the famous Richfield Avenue and Bramham Park sites this August bank holiday weekend (23 – 25 August). Tickets are available here. 

Brighton duo Royal Blood are lined up to bring their juggernaut rock sound back to the main stage for an electrifying appearance at Reading and Leeds. Mike Kerr and Ben Thatcher’s meteoric rise is backed up by a trick bag of unabashed hits made to get the festival fields bouncing. Pop visionary and musical chameleon Charli XCX is set to hit the stage with an exuberant display of danceable future-pop. CHVRCHES are also announced to bring their forward thinking, epic synth pop fresh off the release of new album ‘Love Is Dead’, whilst electro agit-rock heavyweights Enter Shikari make their triumphant return to Reading & Leeds for sets of sheer visceral thrills for the rockers and ravers alike.

Philly rapper Lil Uzi Vert is one of the biggest names in hip hop and his inventive emo-rap has yanked the genre into the future, get ready for a kinetic performance worthy of his rock star status. London break out artist Fredo recently scored his first no. 1 featuring on Dave’s ‘Funky Friday’ and is set for a huge set over the weekend alongside London rapper AJ Tracey who will be releasing his highly anticipated self-titled debut album next month. Atlanta rappers Gunna and Lil Baby, who have become one of the most talkedabout combos in hip-hop and creative style in the world also join the bill along with hip-hop and soul dynamo Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals who will be sure to bring sophistication and exhilaration in equal measure.

You Me At Six are no strangers to Reading and Leeds and are riding high after the release of their acclaimed sixth album ‘VI’ which has seen them grow into a pop-tastic rock powerhouse. Frank Carter and The Rattlesnakes unleashed incredible punk-edged secret sets at both Reading and Leeds last year and fans can expect another thrilling, crowd surfing goodtime. Australian punks The Chats are making the long flight over, known best for their viral song and video ‘Smoko’.

Brace for impact as acclaimed Floridian pop punk rockers, A Day To Remember, bring their infectious fusion of metal riffs and pop punk hooks to Reading and Leeds festival. Famously dubbed the ‘Arizona Emo Group’, The Maine have stood the test of time as one of pop-punks mainstays, who’re joined by YouTube phenomenon-turned-legitimate rock trio Against The Current led by the brilliant vocalist Chrissy Costanza.

Elsewhere, UK fast-rising producer Mura Masa joins the line up following his huge critical success across the globe and a string of superstar artists featuring on his tracks including A$AP Rocky and Charli XCX. With his cocktail of disco, funk and house, fans will see one of the best sets of the weekend. Also heading to Reading and Leeds is BBC Sound of 2019 winner Octavian. With an array of accolades coming his way, 2019 is set to be a huge year for the London based rapper.

Festival favourites Circa Waves will be on hand with a bucket full of punchy guitar driven bangers to get the crowd on their feet, joined by follow Liverpudlians and purveyors of indie dance floor hits The Wombats who are at the top of their game. The enigmatic The Japanese House aka Amber Bain will saunter through a set of dreamy synthpop, whilst Dirty Hit label mate No Rome makes his debut Reading & Leeds appearance. The Hunna have coolly garnered themselves a legion of fans with huge festival friendly radio hits like ‘Bonfire’ and ‘Summer’ and Birmingham’s Peace are ready to make their thunderous return to the festivals.

American DJ Honey Dijon, YouTube sensation Cavetown, Alma as well as Andy C, Becky Hill, Bexey, Blaenavon, Bloxx, Comethazine, D-Block Europe, Distruction Boyz, Fisher, Headie One, Hockey Dad, Holy Goof, Joji, Loud Luxury, The Night Café, Nothing,nowhere., NSG, SASASAS, Slowthai, Ten Tonnes, The Story So Far, Twin Atlantic and Twisted Wheel have also been added to the stellar bill already confirmed for Reading & Leeds 2019.

With hundreds of acts set to play, Reading and Leeds will again be the unmissable festival weekend of the summer - defining and celebrating the sounds of modern ground-breaking music, as well as a world-class comedy line up.

Fans can be the first to hear further line-up announcements, artist news and much more by signing up to the newsletters at www.readingfestival.com and www.leedsfestival.com or via the official Reading and Leeds Festival app, available to download now on Android and iOS. TICKET INFORMATION General tickets on sale from

www.readingandleedsfestival.com 

 

DL2019 5048 JanAnno MASTER POSTER 1000px2#

#DL2019

14-16 JUNE 2019

HALESTORM, CLUTCH, STONE TEMPLE PILOTS,

BEHEMOTH, FEVER 333, BEARTOOTH

AND MORE ACTS ADDED TO THIS YEAR’S LINE UP

AARON BUCHANAN & THE CULT CLASSICS | ALCEST | ANIMALS AS LEADERS | AT THE GATES | BAD WOLVES

BATUSHKA | BEARTOOTH | BEHEMOTH | BLACK PEAKS | BROTHERS OSBORNE | CANE HILL | CLUTCH | COLDRAIN

CONJURER | CRYSTAL LAKE | DEADLAND RITUAL | FEVER 333 | GODSMACK | GROUNDCULTURE

HALESTORM | HEART OF A COWARD | ICON FOR HIRE | INTERVALS | LAST IN LINE | LIKE A STORM

LOST IN STEREO | LOVE BITES | MUNICIPAL WASTE | NE OBLIVISCARIS | PALAYE ROYALE | PARTING GIFT

REDHOOK | SKID ROW | SKYND | STONE TEMPLE PILOTS | SUMO CYCO | THOSE DAMN CROWS

THREE DAYS GRACE | TOSKA | TRASH BOAT | TWELVE FOOT NINJA | VEGA | WOLF JAW

KERRANG! RADIO LAUNCHES

‘FINDING FRESH BLOOD’ TALENT SEARCH


OFFERING THE CHANCE TO PLAY

www.downloadfestival.co.uk

Download Festival, the world’s premier rock event, has announced a further 43 acts including Halestorm, FEVER 333, Beartooth, Skid Row, Brothers Osbourne, Stone Temple Pilots, Clutch and more,joining headliners Slipknot, Tool and Def Leppard for the annual rock extravaganza. The three-day festival takes place on 14-16 June 2019at the spiritual home of rock inDonington Park, Leicestershire. Kerrang! Radio have also launched a talent search for a chance to open the Avalanche Stage at the festival, head to Kerrang! Radio for more info. Tickets are on sale now at downloadfestival.co.uk/tickets.

Arena rockers Halestormwill make their grand return to Download delivering break-neck riffs and lung-busting vocals courtesy of the incredible Lzzy Hale. Stone Temple Pilots, responsible for megahits ‘Plush’, ‘Interstate Love Song’ and ‘Trippin’ on a Hole in a Paper Heart’ will make their first Download appearance with new vocalist Jeff Gutt. Festival favourites and hard rocking institution Clutch will make their sixth appearance, as well as classic grunge rock revivalists Aaron Buchanan & the Cult Classics led by the former Heaven’s Basement frontman.

Beartooth have ascended to star status with their groove-driven singalongs and the release of their third album ‘Disgusting’. FEVER 333 have gained a reputation for their hyperactive, political ‘demonstrations’ which will not be forgotten in a hurry. Palaye Royale are name on everyone’s lips as the unanimous kings of ‘fashion-art’ rock, the exuberant trio have garnered a legion of fans and ready to make a statement.  Brighton’s Black Peaks will thrill fans, having previously impressed with their mastery of melody and raw power that have seen them become one of the UK’s 

brightest metal prospects. Japanese veterans Coldrain will whip up the crowd with their punchy, bouncy metalcore.

Legendary ‘Youth Gone Wild’ classic rockers Skid Row are on course for a hit-filled set. Supergroup Deadland Ritual, featuring former members of Black Sabbath, Guns N' Roses, Billy Idol and Apocalyptica, are set for a seismic performance. Country rock dynamos Brothers Osbourne will add some killer licks to the proceedings, plus the heavy metal Last in Line,featuring members of the original line up of Dio, and Wolf Jaw will also be on hand to deliver some dirty rock n’ roll.

Fans of all things black and death metal will be thrilled with the additions of pioneers Behemoth and At The Gates, both famed for their respective first-of-their-kind mastery of the genres. They’ll be in good company with UK upstarts Conjurer whose amalgamation of sludge, hardcore and black metal have labelled them as massive ones-to-watch. Also added are the ominous Swedish outfit Batushka and Ne Obliviscaris who’ll usher in a new era in extreme music to Donington.

Ascending pop punk rockers Trash Boat have been pummelling the road as one of the leading, forward-thinking bands in the scene and the quintet’s claim to the throne is on the horizon. Rock radio mainstays Three Days Grace are on hand to deliver a powerful performance, as are Godsmack with choruses so anthemic they grant no immunity, alongside Bad Wolves whose viral cover of ‘Zombie’ by The Cranberries shot them into the spotlight in 2018.

For those who like their metal delivered with laser-like precision, Animals as Leaders will astound with their technical virtuosity. Heart Of A Coward return to lay waste to the fields of Donington with new vocalist Kaan Tasan. They are joined by tech metal instrumentalists Intervals andUK prog metallers Toska, who have quickly become anexciting force in the ever-growing scene.Newcastle post-hardcore band GroundCulture have been grafting away, building a fierce reputationready to take on Download, and forward-thinking nu-metal act Cane Hill are also confirmed, whose visceral approach has helped reignite the genre.

Download 2019 will be a truly international affair with the addition of Reputable party thrash heroes Municipal Waste, French post metal/shoegaze Alcest, and Sumo Cyco who have made waves with their fusion of rhythm and dancehall hooks and metal riffs.Flying the flag forJapan are all female power metal stars Love Bites as well as Japanese metalcore titans Crystal Lake. Australian natives Redhook,and Twelve Foot Ninja will also be making the long trip to get the mosh pits started, while Representing New Zealand arehard rockers Like A Storm.

Electronic-infused industrial duo SKYND are ready to make things dark, creepy and sanguine all at once. Bridgend five piece Those Damn Crowsare purveyors of melodic, in-your-face and exhilarating hard rock. Icon For Hire have been breaking down boundaries worldwide and are ready to stamp their mark on their Download debut. Up next are pop-punk new comers Lost In Stereo, Manchester’s hottest new band Parting Gift,and last but not least are melodic rockers Vega.

Download Festival is the home of rock music and takes place on the sacred grounds of Donington Park, which has been associated with rock since the eighties. The festival attracts icons of rock to its main stage, plus some of the best and hottest new acts in the world. AC/DC, KISS, Metallica, Black Sabbath, The Prodigy, Rage Against The Machine, Slipknot, Linkin Park and many more have all headlined the main stage.

Renowned for supporting the best in alternative music, Kerrang! Radio have launched Finding Fresh Blood to discover new and exciting talent to open the Avalanche Stage this year, joining a powerful line up such as Reel Big Fish, Trash Boat, FEVER 333, and more. Closing on March 1st, UK 

acts can upload their tracks online and have the Download team decide who would best fit the bill. To apply and for more information please visit the Kerrang! Radio website (T&Cs). The winner will be announced in April.

  

For further information, please visit downloadfestival.co.uk

Slam Dunk Final

 

SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL REVEALS FINAL NAMES:
 

NECK DEEP, AS IT IS, BOSTON MANOR, A LOSS FOR WORDS, GRANDSON, PRESS TO MECO, STORY UNTOLD, BETWEEN YOU & ME, THE PLOT IN YOU, SHVPES, KUBLAI KHAN, CRUEL HAND

ANNOUNCES ACOUSTIC STAGE:

JUSTIN PIERRE (MOTION CITY SOUNDTRACK)
ROB LYNCH

LIAM CROMBY (WE ARE THE OCEAN)

CHAS PALMER-WILLIAMS (LIGHTYEAR)
LIZZY FARRELL

TICKETS ON SALE NOW
SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL NORTH - SATURDAY 25TH MAY -  TEMPLE NEWSAM PARK, LEEDS
SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL SOUTH - SUNDAY 26TH MAY -  HATFIELD PARK, HATFIELD

SLAMDUNK FESTIVAL TICKETS HERE

Slam Dunk Festival, the unmissable pop-punk party of the summer, is delighted to reveal the final mind-blowing names for 2019’s instalment. Pop punks Neck Deep, As It Is, Boston Manor, A Loss For Words, Grandson, Press to Meco, A Story Untold, Between You & Me, SHVPES, Kublai Khan, Cruel Hand. As well as these exciting new additions, Slam Dunk Festival have also announced the programming of the legendary Acoustic Stage for the May Bank Holiday.

Fresh from storming across the UK’s monumental arenas with Don Broco, Neck Deep stand as one of the biggest British pop-punk bands of the 21st century. Their unapologetic twist on such a celebrated and classic sound has cemented their place as prominent movers and shakers of the scene. The Hopeless Records’ act kicked off their global tour of The Peace and The Panic at Slam Dunk Festival back in 2017 and they are returning full circle in 2019 to close the tour before they go away to start on their new album.

Starting from internet message boards between Brighton and Minnesota, pop-punk As It Is are set to return to Slam Dunk Festival this year. Latest album The Great Depression saw the quartet embrace darkness, melancholically exploring deep societal perceptions on mental health, masculinity and death. With this stunning reinvention, the Slam Dunk crowd can expect a theatrically delivery of anthemic tracks ‘The Reaper’, ‘No Way Out’ and ‘The Wounded World’.

In addition to these incredible names, Slam Dunk Festival have revealed Justin Pierre of Motion City Soundtrack, Rob Lynch, Liam Cromby, formerly of We Are The Ocean, Chas Palmer-Williams of Lightyear and Lizzy Farrell for their revered acoustic stage.


After the huge success of Slam Dunk’s move to Hatfield House last year, Slam Dunk North will move to Leeds’ Temple Newsam Estate so even more pop-punk fanatics can make their way to the definitive date of the alternative diary. Reaching across two stunning greenfield sites in Leeds and Hatfield on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th May 2019 - Slam Dunk 2019 is the next evolution for that go-to destination of rock. 

Sunday, 24 February 2019 17:43

BLOODSTOCK announce final headliner!

Written by

BOA 3rd Feb 12019

BLOODSTOCK announce final headliner!

BLOODSTOCK are thrilled to announce their Saturday night headliner for 2019!  Australian metalcore titans, PARKWAY DRIVE will be bringing their blazing breakdowns and hellacious riffs to Catton Park for the very first time this August, hot on the heels of their UK headline run that The Guardian declared, “An eye-popping visual spectacle.”  Frontman Winston McCall tells us, “We’re pretty damn excited!  This will be our first shot headlining a UK festival. BLOODSTOCK has a hell of a reputation and is renowned for having one of the best festival sites and atmospheres going.  We’ll be bringing full production, we want to give BLOODSTOCK a set that’s worthy of a headline slot!  We’re psyched! Thanks for having us!”

Check out the latest festival trailer - https://youtu.be/9lddgmZvhvI

PARKWAY DRIVE join the previously announced Friday night headliner, SABATON, Sunday’s bill toppers SCORPIONS, together with ANTHRAX, DIMMU BORGIR, CHILDREN OF BODOM, CODE ORANGE, POWERWOLF, SOILWORK, CRADLE OF FILTH, THY ART IS MURDER, TESSERACT, METAL CHURCH, SOULFLY, DEATH ANGEL, DEE SNIDER, QUEENSRYCHE, ELUVEITIE, SWALLOW THE SUN, EVIL SCARECROW, ROSS THE BOSS, GRAND MAGUS, ROTTING CHRIST, INCITE and HYPOCRISY on the Catton Park stages next August.  Stay tuned for even more bands to be announced soon!

BLOODSTOCK’s very popular ticket payment plan is available now, where you can spread the cost of your standard weekend ticket over 5 affordable instalments!  Your first payment of just £36 (initial instalment of £29, plus £7 booking fee) is due at sign up - which you can do at any time until 28th Feb - then four further instalments of £29 will debit your bank account on 3rd April, 1st May, 3rd June, and 2nd July respectively.  Please note, VIP tickets are not available on the deposit scheme.

The final allocation of VIP tickets, plus Podpads, Luxpads, Bellepads and Octopads are now on sale, plus a limited number of VIP upgrades (for those who’ve already purchased a standard ticket).  For full details click to http://www.bloodstock.uk.com/pages/vip-camping. Standard weekend tickets are also in the ticket store, priced £145 (+ fees), snap yours up at http://bloodstock.seetickets.com.

You can also subscribe to the BLOODSTOCK e-mailout to get band and news announcements as they happen!  Click through to http://eepurl.com/dKZrG-/ to sign up.

BLOODSTOCK will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 8th-11th August 2019.  

2000 logo 2019

 

2000trees Festival 2019 returns with its first band
announcement, including main stage headliner
You Me At Six, playing for the first ever time at the event.

Joining them will be Every Time I Die (doing 'Hot Damn' in full + the hits), Frank Iero and the Future Violents, While She Sleeps, Therapy?, Comeback Kid, Hands like Houses, Single Mothers, Milk Teeth, Puppy, Estrons, Cavetown, Muncie Girls, GroundCulture, Higher Power, Loathe, Gouge Away, Nervus, Heavy Lungs, Møl and more

Jamie Lenman will also be headlining the 3rd stage on Thursday 11th July, taking over the whole day as 'Lenmania 2' - where the whole stage has been curated by Jamie, and he will be the first act and the closing act 

The event will be taking place on Thursday 11th July, Friday 12th July and Saturday 13th July, at Upcote Farm near Cheltenham in Gloucestershire

The festival recently won the award for Best Medium Sized Music Festival at the 2018 UK Festival Awards

GET TICKETS HERE

Following on from its recent win in December 2018 as the Best Medium Sized Festival in the UK at the UK Festival Awards, 2000trees Festival returns. The three day music festival will take place on Thursday 11th July, Friday 12th July and Saturday 13th July at Upcote Farm near Cheltenham, and the first band announcement is here!

We have 33 bands to shout about and to start it all off, headlining the main stage on the Friday 12th July, on their first ever time playing, are the mighty You Me At Six.

Since forming as teenagers in Weybridge, Surrey, You Me At Six have notched up a list of considerable achievements. Four UK Gold Records, five Top Ten albums in the UK including Number One album ‘Cavalier Youth’, sold out UK headline arena tours, and an unparalleled 15 consecutive A-List singles on BBC Radio One. Not to mention also multiple sold-out US headline tours, a Number One rock song in the UK & Australia and Top Five Rock Radio track in North America in ‘Room To Breathe’. Having sold over 65,000 tickets in the UK this year in support of new album 'VI' and the 10th anniversary of debut album 'Take Off Your Colours', You Me At Six are undoubted heavyweights in the live arena. Their recent headline tour was met with phenomenal demand, selling out four months in advance, and in just twenty minutes. As well as gracing the headliner slot at 2000trees Festival, 2019 will see the band take their live show to both Europe and North America.

From You Me At Six -"We're really looking forward to headlining 2000trees Festival this summer. We’ve heard many amazing things about the festival, in particular it’s unrivalled atmosphere and location. The lineup is always superb, so it's going to be a pleasure to be a part of things this year. It's going to be a special show."

Joining You Me At Six will be the incredible Every Time I Die, who are performing at 2000trees Festival for the first time, AND will be performing 'Hot Damn' in full (along with some other bangers) as headliners on The Cave stage on Saturday. "Hot Damn! has always been the one that put us on people’s radars and it was the one that was out the first time we came to the UK, so that’s a nice little throwback." says singer Keith Buckley.   “When festivals are able to do something like this and get such a diverse lineup and secure a venue outdoors, it feels like something big. When you’re going to one of these as a fan of music and your whole surroundings feel so much larger than life it makes you want to enjoy the music. It make you really open to hearing new bands. You’re going to need these festivals, whether it’s to feed a fanbase or to make one. So I think it’s extremely important for the scene.”

Sheffield's While She Sleeps will headline the Cave Stage on the Thursday. The band are on the verge of releasing their fourth album 'SO WHAT?' on March 1st, which is the follow up to 2017's Top Ten UK chart album 'You Are We'. Front man Loz confirming our suspicions about the set - "Last time we played the festival it was chaos. Expect nothing less this time around.”

Returning festival hero Jamie Lenman will be doing something very different at 2000trees Festival this year. He will be curating, opening and closing his very own stage and mini festival, Lenmania 2, on the Axiom Stage on the Thursday - being the first act to be performing at this years event, on the Thursday early afternoon. Jamie will have a host of bands on the stage he (and 2000trees) loves, with more details being announced very soon about the full line up.

A bit from Jamie Lenman - "I’m super excited to be bringing back Lenmania with a new twist and 2000trees is the perfect place to do it - a festival within a festival! The lineup of bands we’ve put together is completely awesome, from old buddies to new discoveries and everything in between, and it’s been great to get Trees’ input so we can assemble the best bill possible. It’s going to be immense!"

From a 2000trees Festival regular, to a HUGELY anticipated first timer, Frank Iero will be headlining the Axiom Stage on the Saturday with his band Frank Iero And The Future Violents in what is sure to be one of THE sets of the weekend. From Frank "I’m so excited to be playing 2000trees festival! i’ve heard so much about it from friends that played in the past but i’ve never had the pleasure personally. I’m looking forward to making some memories of my own next year."

ALL the bands being announced today are:
You Me At Six (Friday headliner) / Every Time I Die (playing "Hot Damn" + hits) / While She Sleeps / Frank Iero And The Future Violents / Therapy? / Comeback Kid / Jamie Lenman (headlining and curating Lenmania II) / Hands Like Houses / Single Mothers / Cavetown / Estrons / Martha / Milk Teeth / Puppy / Muncie Girls / GroundCulture / Higher Power / Loathe / Gouge Away / Nervus / Heavy Lungs / MØL / Indigo Lo / LICE / The Drew Thompson Foundation / Spielbergs / Sunshine Frisbee Laserbeam / Imperial Leisure / Orchards / Frauds / Phoxjaw / Indoor Pets / False Advertising

From 2000trees Festival organiser and main man James Scarlett - "With 33 bands announced today there is a lot I’m excited about and I’d definitely like to point people in the direction of my new favourite band Gouge Away – they are absolutely incredible. Also a shout out is definitely needed for Every Time I Die who are playing their Hot Damn! album in full for the first (and probably only) time. As well as playing the album, they’re also going to smash us with some of their hits, so this will be a very special set for sure. And last but not least, Jamie Lenman has agreed to bring Lenmania to 2000trees and will be taking over the Axiom Stage all day on the Thursday with a selection of his favourite acts. In fact, he’ll be the very first act of the entire festival playing a special acoustic set and will also headline the stage with his full rock show. I can’t wait!”

Sunday, 06 January 2019 11:49

FRONTIERS ROCK FESTIVAL VI 2019

Written by

FRONTIERS FEST 2019

Since the very first edition, back in 2014, “Frontiers Rock Festival” has been considered as one of the main events for everybody into Hard-Rock and Melodic Rock / AOR style. Thousands of fans, coming from all over the world, attended - with passion and joy – the previous five successful editions that, thru the years, welcomed on stage international artists such as Night Ranger, Tesla, Stryper, Winger, Joe Lynn Turner, Danger Danger, John Waite, Pride of Lions, Harem Scarem, Last in Line, Talisman, Steelheart, Tyketto, TNT, Unruly Child, L.A. Guns, Quiet Riot, FM, Jorn and many more.
Frontiers Records, proud to keep the winning tradition alive, is now pleased to announce the sixth edition of its yearly label-festival.
FRONTIERS ROCK FESTIVAL VI will take place on April 27 (Saturday) and April 28 (Sunday), 2019, at the usual “Live Music Club” in Trezzo Sull’Adda (Milan), Italy, definitely one of the best venues for Rock Music in Italy.
“Frontiers Rock Festival VI” will feature once again 14 international bands in two days (from 3 PM to midnight), presenting some of the best of the international Melodic Rock / Hard-Rock scene, with a few great surprises thrown in!
The traditional & exclusive kick-off "Acoustic Party" (reserved to VIP tickets-purchasers and selected guests only) will take place on April 26, 2019 in a venue to be confirmed later (no individual tickets will be on sale for this party).
All details on the 14 bands playing at the Festival and on the artists who will join the “Acoustic VIP Party” will be announced in the coming few days.

Tickets are on sale NOW. Prices are – same as last year:
Euro 99,00 + pre-sales fee (2 days)
Euro 59,00 + pre-sales fee (single day)

Here are the links to buy the tickets:
Mailticket: https://www.mailticket.it/spettacolo/11928
Ticketone: https://www.ticketone.it/biglietti.html…

Following our much appreciated-tradition, also this year Frontiers Rock Festival will offer a SPECIAL VIP PACKAGE Experience (limited to only 100 purchasers), including:
-2-days ticket (April 27 + 28, 2019) VIP-PASS with PRIORITY and EXCLUSIVE ACCESS to the “LiveClub-VIP area”, which will be off limits to everyone (except VIP and AAA pass holders), with exclusive Restaurant and Bar (and available seats);
- EXCLUSIVE ACCESS to the “pre-Festival party” to be held in a reserved location on the evening of April, 26, 2019, featuring some bands/artists' EXCLUSIVE ACOUSTIC performances. No individual tickets will be on sale for this event;
- Hotel Accommodation for 3 nights (Check-in: April 26; Check-out: April 29) – including continental breakfast – in a Hotel where some of the performing bands will be booked in;
- EXCLUSIVE shuttle-bus service from the Hotel to “Live Club” and back, after the show;
- 2 free meals-tickets to be used at the exclusive restaurant inside the venue (upstairs, just opposite-side of the main stage);
- 4 free drink-tickets to be used at the bar inside the venue;
- Luxury gift-pack containing the exclusive Festival VIP T-SHIRT, official Festival program and some more miscellaneous gadgets offered by Frontiers Records and the Festival sponsors.

These are the prices:
VIP TICKET PASS (SINGLE ROOM): 624,00 Euro per person
VIP TICKET PASS (DOUBLE ROOM): 574,00 Euro per person / 1.148,00 Euro the couple.
VIP TICKET PASS (No Accomodations – No transportations): Euro 425,00 per person

For more infos and booking please write to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We’re waiting for you all to attend the HARD-ROCK PARTY of the year!!!



FRONTIERS FEST POSTER 2019

Live At Leeds 2019LOGO

Renowned as the first place to hear the essential sounds of the year ahead, Live At Leeds returns in 2019 with its biggest lineup to date - bringing together the artists that’ll be on everyone’s lips for the next 12 months, and the chance to find your new favourite band first for a day of live music like no other. The home of new music, it all begins at Live At Leeds.

Heading up the lineup this year are some of Live At Leeds’ true success stories, led by returning guitar heroes Sundara Karma. Since forming in Reading, their blend of infectious hooks and direct lyrics have taken on the globe - with a debut album that took them to headline nights at London’s Brixton Academy and beyond. After returning last month with the mesmerising ‘Illusions’ and a hotly anticipated second album on the cards for next year, their set at Live At Leeds is bound to be an unmissable spectacle of what a band can be in 2019. 

One of the most acclaimed and creative bands of the past decade, Metronomy will return in 2019 to open up a bold new chapter. Formed in the creative mind of frontman/band leader Joe Mount, their tear-stained lines of indie heartbreak have become a signature sound - with five studio albums morphing and growing into swaggering neon-pop with a catalogue of anthems to boot. An unmissable live act, Live At Leeds 2019 will be in for a treat when Metronomy come to town. 

Tom Grennan is arguably the breakout artist of 2018, with an incredible year that has sent him to some of the biggest stages in the UK. After scooping a Top 5 Album with debut LP ‘Lighting Matches’, Tom has packed rooms across the country - with his gravel-smooth voice and unstoppable stage presence making him one of the most beloved songwriters that the UK has seen in quite some time. Bound to bring passion and charm to Live At Leeds 2019, he’s one only set to get bigger and bigger from here on out. 

Across venues and locations around the city, Live At Leeds is full of unmissable moments - with a host of the finest in fresh and exciting music lining up for 2019. No comebacks in the indie world may be as anticipated for 2019 than Swim Deep, who across two studio albums have set themselves from the pack with their dreamy and boundary-pushing sound. After time away, you can guarantee their set at Live At Leeds 2019 will be one packed to the rafters as Birmingham’s finest return to the fray in style. An act stamping their own mark on the world around them, Dream Wife stand as a vital act of current times. Combining punk spirit, a take no prisoners live show and a revered debut album to boot and you can guarantee they’ll go down a storm come May 4th. Another band with a debut album recently out in the world, the glam-screen swagger of Black Honey returns to Live At Leeds next year, with tracks like ‘Midnight’, ‘Hello Today’ and ‘Dig’ making them a live force to be reckoned with. Equally as captivating, and standing as one of the most talked about new bands of the past few months, the carefree pomp of Sports Team will roll into Leeds City Centre in May, bringing with them the sort of ambition and star-power that’ll have them leading the way for a whole new gang of bands to follow. After their landmark Scala headline show and with the charismatic points of frontman Alex Rice in tow, they’re ones not to be missed.

On their return to Live At Leeds, Swim Deep commented:
“Buzzin for Leeds. New songs. Buzzin"

Always changing and with something different around every corner, Live At Leeds packs in a vast array of bands and acts reshaping genre and styles. Scrappy South-Londoners Goat Girl have made a name for themselves with their fresh and unique take on what a guitar band can be, and their forward-thinking but raw set is bound to provide a moment unlike anyone else. Dreamy four-piece Gengahr bring themselves to Live At Leeds as they continue to innovate and evolve, with second album ‘Where Wildness Grows’ released last year to acclaim across the board. After a star turn on Later… With Jools Holland, Leicester’s Easy Life will be rolling with the smooth jazz-indie vibes to Live At Leeds this year, with tracks like ‘Pockets’ and ‘Frank’ pointing to one of the most exciting new bands on the circuit right now. Shining a light on the best the city itself has to offer, Leeds’ very own Marsicans will be on hand to celebrate at Live At Leeds 2019 as they sit on the cusp of a huge year with their sharp and sweet pop hooks. Equally, the hypnotic flows of Gently Tender (featuring members of Palma Violets and The Big Moon) will leave Live At Leeds 2019 with an army of new fans thanks to their incredible sound. It’s a shining example of why Live At Leeds is the only place to be when it comes to refreshing new music discovery.

Hometown heroes Marsicans look ahead to Live At Leeds 2019, saying:
“We’re very excited to be playing at Live at Leeds next year. It’s given us some of our best hometown shows over the years and we can’t wait to take it up a level with this year’s performance. It’s always an exciting date in our calendar”.

The ultimate all-dayer, Live At Leeds remains unmatched as the leading light of live music and inner-city fun. Bursting at the seams with new bands all on the verge of something special, there’s something for everyone. From the soaring screens of Brighton’s Thyla, to the flickering panoramic plays of Another Sky (fresh from their recent TV debut on Later… With Jools Holland), the direct and heart-grabbing pop of Lauren Aquilina and the sharp Elli Ingram, the dazzling indie pop of Swimming Girls and the thriving rock and roll power of Scottish wizzes The Dunts - the very best are heading to Live At Leeds to prove their standings. With over 55 acts in total confirmed today, also including the Blossoms-approved Fuzzy Sun, Liverpudlian popper Zuzu, thrilling live kickers Saltwater Sun and the intricate yet open Squid - Live At Leeds is the only place to catch the hottest bands and artists of 2019 before anyone else.

The Dunts said:
“We’re very excited to play Live At Leeds festival next year, it’ll be our third time in Leeds after smashing Leeds Festival and LAL's Ones To Watch, and we are prepared to die on that stage! We realise no one wants that but we are prepared!”

Saltwater Sun said:
“Hi! We’re Saltwater Sun and we are all fired up for our initiation into the Live at Leeds Club 2019! Heard nothing but good things about this festival and having only ventured to Leeds once so far, we’re understandably super excited to play for some people who haven’t seen us. As for our set, expect loud, high energy bops from start to finish. Bring your dancing shoes; we’ll do the rest.”

The starting gates to the summer ahead, Live At Leeds 2019 soundtracks a city soaring with the best in new and now. 

Looking ahead to Live At Leeds 2019, Festival Director Andy Smith said:
“It’s really good to see breakthrough artists coming back for 2019, both Sundara Karma and Tom Grennan cut their teeth at the event making their first appearances in 2016 and ‘17 respectively. They’ve both had a great few years, selling out Leeds Academy and enjoying critical acclaim since their last LAL appearances; it’s amazing to welcome them back topping the bill. We see Metronomy return to Leeds for the first time since 2014, which will be a personal highlight, and local talent is represented well with Leeds men of the moment Marsicans leading the regional names. There are emerging artists on this announcement with huge buzz around them at the moment like Easy Life, Heavy Lungs and Sports Team, and this is just the first wave of names, there is plenty more to be announced!

Tickets for Live At Leeds 2019 are on sale now, starting from £36 + Booking Fee - available from LIVE AT LEEDS

Live At Leeds 2019 POSTER

Monday, 22 May 2017 15:33

Bloodstock 2017 -announce 10 more bands

Written by

Bloodstock May 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 Nuclear Blast group DEVILMENT will join the bill at Catton Park this Summer.  Featuring the unmistakable vocals of Dani Filth, catch the band on the Ronnie James Dio main stage on Friday. DEVILMENT declare, “Obviously the band are really looking forward to playing the festival, and as a English band it will definitely be an honour to play the main stage on what is tantamount to the best British festival out there. Hopefully festival goers will come and check DEVILMENT out, we intend on putting on quite a raucous heavy metal spectacle!”  If you’re not a loyal disciple already, get to grips with their most recent album, ‘Devilment II: The Mephisto Waltzes’, via their Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/devilmentcorps/ and watch the video for ‘Hitchcock Blonde’ - https://youtu.be/tQbZ-tQycEY.

Thursday’s headliner over on the Sophie Lancaster stage will be Helsinki’s own BATTLE BEAST!  With ferocious riffs galore, BATTLE BEAST are both heavy AND metal, perfect for opening night party shenanigans!  Bassist Eero comments, “We're psyched to be taking on BLOODSTOCK for the first time. We had a great time playing in the UK this Spring, and it's really neat to be returning there so soon. Looking forward to seeing all our friends again soon!”  Check out the video for ‘Bringer Of Pain’, the title track from their most recent album, at: https://youtu.be/pBpv_pcUEIQ.

BLOODSTOCK can also announce the first batch of additions from the ‘Metal 2 The Masses’ finals!  Friday welcomes Coventry winners DEVIL’S PLAYGROUND, who combine hardcore vocals with power melodies (https://www.facebook.com/devil.playground) and modern metalheads MERITHIAN, who took top prize in the Swindon heat (https://www.facebook.com/MerithianOfficial).  Check out their lyric video for ‘Grow’ at: https://youtu.be/vnsGwZTJMgk.  Also brutalizing Friday are Brighton’s death metal victors ENSLAVEMENT (https://www.facebook.com/EnslavementUK), influenced by classics like Suffocation, Immolation, & Devourment.  On Saturday, Sheffield champions BA’AL add their blackened doom (www.facebook.com/baalsheff) plus Dublin’s top dogs ZHORA bring some progressive sludge a long way from Tipperary (https://www.facebook.com/zhOramusic/).  Sunday sees Slovenian doomsters MIST roll in, as part of the band exchange with MetalDays (www.facebook.com/mist.doom).  Originally all-female, the group builds on the legacy of acts like Black Sabbath, Candlemass, & Pentagram - hear it in ‘Phobia’ at: https://youtu.be/u7QwIwGk28w.  CD application conquerors HEATHEN DEITY join Sunday from the Midlands (https://www.facebook.com/heathendeityofficial).  Get into their esoteric lore and absolute blackness via ‘Gut The Church’ at https://youtu.be/414Y6aG-RUo.  Last but not least, melodic death metallers SHROUDED also join Sunday’s bill (https://www.facebook.com/shroudedband), havingclinched first place in Belfast’s final.

Planning your travel to BLOODSTOCK yet?  Need a lift or driving there and want cash for your empty seats?  BLOODSTOCK have teamed up with GOCARSHARE again so you can rock out and reduce your carbon footprint at the same time.  Register where you’re travelling to/from, or your route, and then wait for drivers/passengers to get in touch!  GOCARSHARE is integrated with Facebook, so you can check out your possible travel buddies and they encourage travellers to post feedback.  Plus you might even win a pair of tickets for next year!  For full details, head over to http://gocarshare.com/festival/bloodstock.  Prefer to comeby coach?  BIG GREEN COACH have 21 departure cities directly to BLOODSTOCK in 2017, from all over the UK.  They’ll bring you, all your camping gear and beer supplies, and drop you hassle free right inside the festival grounds.  Visit http://www.biggreencoach.co.uk/events/bloodstock-festival-tickets-coach-travel.

Already announced for 2017 are our three headliners AMON AMARTH, GHOST, and MEGADETH, plus ARCH ENEMY, KREATOR, BLIND GUARDIAN, HATEBREED, TESTAMENT, OBITUARY, KING 810, BRUJERIA, WHITECHAPEL, SKINDRED, POSSESSED, ANNIHILATOR, MUNICIPAL WASTE, HELL, DECAPITATED, SOILWORK, CHELSEA GRIN, MACABRE, INQUISITION, SCARAB, WINTERSUN, ONI, DENDERA, KROH, ABHORRENT DECIMATION, COURTESANS, WRETCHED SOUL, BOSSK, WINTERFYLLETH, GODS, BLIND HAZE, ARTHEMIS, SEASON’S END, BLIND RIVER, ENDEAVOUR, BLAAKYUM, DAKESIS, NORDJEVEL, TORQUED, BLACK MOTH, MANTAR, WOLFHEART, LIONIZE and BROKEN TEETH.  Many more are still be announced!  Stay tuned to BLOODSTOCK’s social media at https://www.facebook.com/bloodstock and https://twitter.com/bloodstockfest for the latest!

BLOODSTOCK will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 10th-13th August 2017.  Standard weekend camping tix are on sale at £139 (+ booking fee) from http://bloodstock.seetickets.com.  Children’s weekend tickets are just £35 (+ booking fee) and under 4’s go free!  Can’t come for the whole weekend but can join in for a day?  Sign up at https://www.seetickets.com/register/bloodstock for a heads up when day tickets go on sale so you don’t miss out!  VIP & camper van tickets are sold out.

Page 1 of 5

We use cookies to improve our website and your experience when using it. Cookies used for the essential operation of the site have already been set. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our Privacy Statement.

I accept cookies from this site