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MIGOS, GIGGS, HAIM, YOU ME AT SIX, HALSEY, BLOSSOMS,
FRANK CARTER & THE RATTLESNAKES, BILLY TALENT,
MALLORY KNOX, SUNDARA KARMA, THE HUNNA, CABBAGE,
LETHAL BIZZLE, FLATBUSH ZOMBIES, DAVE & MANY MORE
JOIN PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED HEADLINERS MUSE AND KASABIAN FOR THE AUGUST
BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND
Reading and Leeds have confirmed Eminem as the final headliner for this year’s festivals, taking place on 25 – 27 August 2017 at Richfield Avenue, Reading and Bramham Park, Leeds. Tickets are available here.
Consistently seen as one of the greatest rappers of all time, Eminem is not only a titan in hip-hop but in modern culture itself. One of the biggest selling artists of the 21st century, his razor-sharp wit and impeccable larger than life anthems continue to defy boundaries, with the likes of ‘Lose Yourself’, ‘My Name Is’, ’Not Afraid' and ‘The Monster’ all storming charts and record collections around the world. His return to Reading and Leeds marks an extremely rare opportunity to witness an icon in the flesh, with a set that’ll add another legendary chapter to the story of Eminem.
Melvin Benn commented: “Eminem returning to Reading and Leeds is beyond exciting. His 2013 headline performance was incredible and I can’t want to have him back. In addition to our third and final headliner (joining Kasabian and Muse) we’ve announced over 70 additional acts to this year’s line up - it’s looking stronger than ever.”
‘Bad and Boujee’ hip-hop superstars Migos will return to the UK this summer, with a huge appearance lined up at Reading & Leeds. One of the most talked-about groups of the year; the trio have become global symbols of a new wave of modern rap following the release of their latest album C U L T U R E. Expect a swagger-filled performance as Migos make their way to Reading & Leeds.
South London rapper Giggs will continue his march to the top with an unparalleled set at this year’s festivals, bringing the gritty sounds of latest album Landlord to the fields, in a crowning moment for one of the genre’s most defiant voices.
One of the most hotly anticipated returns of the year, HAIM are set to land at Reading and Leeds this summer with a sun-soaked guitar-pop filled performance. Delving into classics from their 2013 debut Days Are Gone and sure-to-be hits from their upcoming new record, it’ll be unforgettable set as rock’s beloved sensations take to the Reading and Leeds stage.
British arena-rock kings You Me At Six will continue their rich history at Reading and Leeds, packing in anthems from their career along with the heavy kicks of latest album Night People. A band born for the biggest stages, Reading and Leeds is set to bear witness to a landmark step from a band that stand head and shoulders above the rest.
A standout success story of 2016, Blossoms have established themselves as national treasures with the release of their self-titled debut, storming to number 1 in the charts and leading to sold-out venues and huge stages wherever they go. Stockport’s finest are set to bring their pop-laden anthems to Reading and Leeds this summer in a performance that marks the next generation of arena-sized icons.
Stand-out alternative pop performances will reign supreme at Reading and Leeds this summer, with Halsey set to bring her powerful electro-tinged hits to the festivals, marking a rise that has seen her become a vital voice for an entire generation. Pop will be in abundance as the voices behind many of the biggest club anthems in the past year, Becky Hill and Charli XCX, head to Reading and Leeds, delivering in-your-face performances that blend cutting-edge electro beats with singalong favourites.
One of the most indisputable voices in British rock, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes will continue their incredible rise with another festival-stealing slot at Reading and Leeds this summer. After turning the Main Stage into a crowd-surfing punk masterclass at last year’s festivals, Frank Carter arrives loaded with the runaway success of latest album Modern Ruin, packing even more stadium-sized moments into the Bank Holiday weekend.
Lead by the unmistakable voice of Taylor Momsen, The Pretty Reckless will return to the festivals this year, armed with heavy blues-laden anthems of latest album Who You Selling For. Joining them in triggering mass singalongs at Reading and Leeds this summer are Blush emo-soarers Moose Blood, melodic-rock five-piece Mallory Knox, and punk smashers Marmozets who are set to unveil their invigorating new era after the riotous success of debut album The Weird and Wonderful Marmozets.
The always-seismic presence of explosive Canadians Billy Talent will leave their mark on this year’s festivals, bringing an acclaimed live show that has seen them remain at the top of their game for nearly 25 years. Blistering punk risers Counterfeit will perform at Reading and Leeds this summer, fresh from the release of their hotly anticipated debut album Together We Are Stronger, which sees frontman Jamie Campbell Bower in full voice. They’ll be joined by London trio Puppy, who are set for a true standout moment at this year’s festivals.
Joining them at Reading and Leeds 2017, and set to define an entire summer with anthems are Mancunian art-rockers Everything Everything who will deliver a captivating set of electronic ground-shakers from across their stunning career. Reading hometown heroes Sundara Karma will be bringing indie tales of youthful abandon to the festivals this summer, with Oh Wonder geared to stun the Reading and Leeds crowds with tracks from their mesmerising self-titled debut album. Sheffield’s finest indie upstarts The Sherlocks will continue their journey from packed stage to packed stage with a huge set at Reading and Leeds this summer. Watford squad The Hunna will heat things up on their return to the festivals, and riotous Cabbage will deliver another onslaught that confirms why they’re seen as one of the most exciting new bands in the country. Mesmeric indie-pop groovers Fickle Friends will return to the festivals with their sun-laden anthems, with breakthrough festival moments to come when genre-morphers Inheaven, German ‘Stolen Dance’ songwriters Milky Chance, Ed Nash of Bombay Bicycle Club’s new project Toothless, and stripped-bare electro wizard Tom Misch all take to the Reading and Leeds stage across the weekend.
The explosion of grime and hip-hop will continue to flow through Reading and Leeds, as the festivals once again play host to legendary favourites and the ground breaking voices of the future. Brooklyn’s Flatbush Zombies channel the best of the 90’s East Coast rap era and are set to take on the festival this summer, with hits from last year’s debut album A Laced Odyssey. ‘Pow’ don Lethal Bizzle is set to send festival-goers into a rapturous spin with an explosive set of London grime, while the chilled vibes of Rejjie Snow and BBC Sound Of winner Ray BLK will be dousing the crowds with electric and soulful R&B.
From the down-to-earth freestyle sounds of Dave to the home grown swagger of MIST, the vibrant voices and future favourites in grime, rap and hip-hop can all be found at Reading and Leeds this summer. Avelino, Cadet, MoStack,
J Hus, Angel, Mic Righteous, Geovarn, The Manor, Young T & Bugsey and The Heatwave will all make their unforgettable appearances at the festivals over the Bank Holiday weekend.
Punchy and gritty in everything they do, Black Lips are set to deliver their distinct brand of punk for a stage show that has to be seen to be believed whilst folk-rock duo Bear’s Den promise panoramic-sized grooves from last year’s Red, Earth & Pouring Rain along with classic favourites from their wistful debut Islands. Ferocious live shows will also come from Tom Grennan, Shame, Phantogram, The Amazons, Louis Berry, Grouplove, King Nun, IDLES, Yonaka, Eden, Prose and Picture This, as they all leave their own stamp on the weekend.
The most talked-about names in current electronic dance music will be heading to Reading and Leeds this summer. International sensation Marshmello, who’s huge remixes of Jack Ü and Zedd, along with sun-kissed anthem ‘Summer’ will make for an electrifying performance. Unmissable beats and sets are also guaranteed from drum ‘n’ bass titan High Contrast, masked heavyweight Jaguar Skills, London jungle king Shy FX with Stamina MC and Katy B who’ll be delivering a storming DJ set. Dillon Francis, Sam Divine, Majestic, Claptone, CamelPhat, TOKiMONSTA, James Organ, Chris Lorenzo, Mullally, Klose One and Star.One will all bring big room DJ sets, alongside a very special performance from acclaimed Dutch trio Noisia and their Outer Edges concept show also confirmed, the latest and greatest are set to take Reading and Leeds as their own this summer.
These names join a stellar bill already confirmed for Reading and Leeds 2017, joining previously announced headliners Muse and Kasabian, with Major Lazer, Bastille, Two Door Cinema Club, Flume, Fatboy Slim, Wiley, At The Drive In, Architects, Korn, While She Sleeps, Tory Lanez, Glass Animals, Circa Waves, Against The Current, Danny Brown and many more set for a weekend that brings together the most exciting sounds and artists from across the musical spectrum, capturing a year in music like no other.
Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes
Katy B (DJ Set)
Noisia ‘Outer Edges’
Rex Orange County
The Pretty Reckless
You Me At Six
Young T & Bugsey
Against The Current
At The Drive In
Jimmy Eat World
The Amity Affliction
Two Door Cinema Club
While She Sleeps
Tickets for Reading & Leeds Festivals 2017 are on sale now
Instalment plan available now with an initial payment of £50 (Plus booking fee)
Weekend Camping Tickets - £205 (Plus booking fee)
Early entry Pass - £20
Campervan Pass - £75
Seat of Luxury - £35
Lockers - £20
Reading Car Park - £10
Mobile Charging - £10
ALSO ADDED THE MAINE, CRIME IN STEREO, SORORITY NOISE, TOO CLOSE TO TOUCH, WSTR, SEAWAY, BOSTON MANOR AND STRAY FROM THE PATH
JOINING HEADLINERS ENTER SHIKARI PLUS BEARTOOTH, NECK DEEP, TONIGHT ALIVE, DON BROCO, AGAINST ME! AND MANY MORE ACROSS THE FESTIVAL
MORE ACTS AND 7 MORE STAGE SPLITS STILL TO BE REVEALED
SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL MIDLANDS - SATURDAY 27TH MAY - BIRMINGHAM, NEC
SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL NORTH - SUNDAY 28TH MAY - LEEDS, CITY CENTRE
SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL SOUTH - BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY 29TH MAY - HATFIELD, THE FORUM
Following the monumental news last week that Madina Lake are reforming to play Slam Dunk Festival 2017 to mark their 10th anniversary, we are pumped to reveal a whole host of new acts joining the bill.
Added to the already stellar line up are alt-rock stars Deaf Havana, punk powerhouse Frank Iero and the Patience and rock favourites We Are The Ocean, in addition to The Maine, Crime in Stereo, Sorority Noise, Too Close To Touch, WSTR, Seaway, Boston Manor and Stray From The Path.
The last few years have been busy for Deaf Havana, having supported Bruce Springsteen and broken into the UK Top 10. But 2017 is set to be even bigger, as in January they released their fourth studio album ‘All These Countless Nights’, announced their much anticipated international tour, and are now revealed to play Slam Dunk Festival 2017!
Formed by the former guitarist for My Chemical Romance, Frank Iero and the Patience is a punk rock band taking the world by storm, having toured with the likes of the Used, Taking Back Sunday and Mallory Knox. With a handful of UK dates this month, they return this summer for their Slam Dunk Festival debut.
We Are The Ocean’s performance at Slam Dunk Festival 2017 will be bittersweet, given the emotional news that they will be calling it quits this year. But we are over the moon that their last ever shows will be with us, as they are a firm Slam Dunk favourite, and have played the festival more times than any other band. Hold tight, it’s going to be an emotional rollercoaster but a fitting last hurrah.
Arizona’s heartthrobs The Maine also join the line-up, and will no doubt bring with them new material from their upcoming album Lovely, Little, Lonely set to drop in April this year.
The Maine’s John O’Callaghan says:
"The British aren't necessarily known for their basketball prowess, but they are known for their domination over rock n roll. Which is why we can't wait to score a homerun and shoot a touchdown at Slam Dunk with this gnarly lineup.”
Also announced today are Crime in Stereo, Long Island’s answer to hardcore punk, Connecticut's Sorority Noise who will bring their anthemic brand of emo to the festival, and Too Close To Touch - whose solid blend of pop and post-hardcore will get crowds going.
UK pop-punk new bloods WSTR will join Canadian heavyweights Seaway and homegrown front-runners Boston Manor in one of the most highly-anticipated appearances this summer. Bringing the heavy, Long Island metalcore titans Stray From The Path will also be appearing across the weekend.
On their return to the festival, Henry Cox of Boston Manor says:
"We're really looking forward to playing this year’s Slam Dunk. The festival last year was a real highlight for us. This year is going to be more sweaty and more intense.”
A nationwide invitation to party in the name of the alternative, Slam Dunk Festival is rite of passage for lovers of pop-punk and rock music and is a key date in the festival calendar. Kicking off in Birmingham on May 27th, the festival will travel to Leeds on May 28th before finishing up in Hatfield on May 29th, once again ensuring the Slam Dunk Bank Holiday Weekend is the only place to be to catch all your favourite bands.
Slam Dunk is set to get even bigger and better in 2017 with the addition of the First Direct Arena in Leeds as the second stage, a second outdoor stage in Hatfield and an expanded site in Birmingham, ensuring more die-hard fans can savour the Slam Dunk experience than ever before. With tickets on sale now, and still more acts to be announced, Slam Dunk Festival is set to define 2017 with the ultimate alternative party of the summer.
FULL LINE-UP TO DATE
Enter Shikari, Neck Deep, Beartooth, Tonight Alive, Deaf Havana, Citizen, Turnover, Frank Iero & The Patience, We Are The Ocean, Set It Off, Against Me!, The Bronx, The Maine, Goldfinger, Mad Caddies, Memphis May Fire, Crime In Stereo, Sorority Noise, The Movielife, Madina Lake, Stray From The Path, Trophy Eyes, Like Pacific, Don Broco, Bowling For Soup, Less Than Jake, Reel Big Fish, Cute Is What We Aim For, Too Close To Touch, We The Kings, WSTR, I Prevail, Ice Nine Kills, Seaway, Boston Manor, Zebrahead, Fenix TX, The Ataris, MC Lars, Oceans Ate Alaska.
Advance tickets £44 or £49 with after party are on sale now. www.slamdunkmusic.com
ROCKINGHAM FESTIVAL 2017 IS GO!
Announced last night exclusively on The Steve Price Rock Show on ARFM, the official line up of Rockingham 2017.
This is set to be one of the biggest ever melodic rock festivals that Nottingham as ever seen.
Bringing an absolute megastar to the Rockingham festival and a host of AOR and hard rock legends, the likes that no one has ever seen under one roof, over one weekend. Simply amazing.......
That’s right, the legendary front man of Motley Crue is playing Rockingham 2017 and it’s gonna be killer! Playing a set of Motley Crue greatest hits, this is absolutely a must for fans of ‘the crue!!
The original bad boy of Rock n Roll is coming back to the UK and he’s gonna blow the roof off!! You do not want to miss it!
This has been a long time coming, after how many years away? and on everybody’s bucket list. Yes, they're coming in October!! It’s Loverboy. The Canadian rockers will be Let's all work for that weekend.
Another one of those pinch me moments and again on so many peoples bucket list, the boys of KIX are coming back to the UK, bringing the good old rock n roll back to Rockingham .
After 30+ years, they’re back. The boys from Great White are bring they’re inimitable show to Rockingham....and with over 10 million album sales, they got something to say and we can’t wait! Once Bitten............
Making a welcome return to the UK after their amazing performance nearly 4 years ago, it’s Brother Firetribe “Evoking mental imagery of bathing in the sun on a Venice Beach walkway.......... Brother Firetribe's smooth hard rock has that huge American AOR sound that no one in Finland has ever even ventured to attempt. “ Do not miss their set!
For the first time ever in the UK, Robbie and Brian will be performing a Blanc Faces set and Rockingham ! From the start you know you will be listening to something special. Classic melodic rock!
Dare are on a roll. On the back of their resurgence and continuing success everyone is very excited that the mighty DARE will be playing Rockingham in 2017.
Hailing from Sweden Cruzh are set to bring their hook laden melodies to the Rockingham stage. Clearly continuing the Scandinavian takeover of fine AOR!
A mighty fine 'up and coming band' that definitely deserve their place at Rockingham. True Irish rockers that are destined for greatness. Checkout ‘Big Red’
Making a welcome return to UK shores it’s Harem Scarem at Rockingham 2017. With an extensive back catalogue of class, including the sensational ‘Mood Swings’ released in 93’. Harry Hess and the boys are sure to guarantee a set you will never forget.
Vega go from strength to strength following on from tours with FM, Magnum, and about to embark on a tour The Dan Reed Network, the VEGA boys will be returning to the Rockingham stage having played the first. Always a crowd pleaser with their energetic performance combined with exceptional songs. A winner every day of the week. ‘The crowd goes wild.......!’
The original voice of Survivor DAVE BICKLER!
Singing on probably the most well known AOR track ever ‘The Eye of The Tiger’ the legendary vocalist Dave Bickler will be gracing the stage at Rockingham. An opportunity to see some great Survivor classics!
After last years amazing performance at Rockingham 2016, making a return to the Trent University Nottingham, Fortune will once again, fill the venue with AOR.
Celebrating over 30 years since they originally formed, Moritz will be playing Rockingham and are sure to deliver a set of classic 80’s AOR ....
The Canadian invasion continues with HONEYMOON SUITE!
Over 8 years since they last played the UK and no doubt will provide the Rockingham crowd with a set of pure Hard Rock & AOR gems.
Classic rock band Airrace will be joining the Rockingham weekend providing a taste of British hard rock. No doubt delivering some great tracks from the 1984 debut Shaft Of Light’ and more.
Having recently toured with Aussie rockers Airbourne as well as a whole host of rock supremos’, the scottish rock 3 piece will be bringing their no nonsense punchy rock to Rockingham!
Having performed with a number of bands on the Rockingham stage in the last few years, Nigel Bailey will be playing a set of his own great songs and further cementing why this british talent is in demand all over the world.
So there you go, another amazing line-up for Rockingham. Pulling in some of the biggest hard rock stars on the planet.
It just keeps getting better year on year.
For more details and ticket information check out www.rockinghamlive.com
SUMMER IN THE CITY 16TH & 17TH JUNE 2017 - THE SCENE in SWANSEA
The summer starts here! Summer In The City on the 16th & 17th June 2017 at The Scene in Swansea. A fantastic two days of melodic rock sure to give you that 'Summertime, top down, cruisin round' feelin! And what a line up for you! The sensational VEGA headlining on the Friday 16th June with Hand Of Dimes , Newman, Massive Wagons, Departed and The King Lot setting you up for a fantastic weekend!
Saturday brings you more of what you fancy with the UK's brightest newcomers Stone Broken headlining on Saturday 17th June with Bigfoot, Blood Red Saints, The Main Grains, Mason Hill, Psycho Kiss and Saints Of Sin announced too.
Day Tickets starting at £12 plus booking. For more details and tickets check out DERRICKS MUSIC
FRONTIERS ROCK FESTIVAL IV is right around the corner. Have you got your tickets yet?
A fantastic 4th edition of this premier European melodic festival takes place over 3 days from 28th April (VIP event only) to 30th April at the Lice Club, Trezzo in Milan.
With yet another superb line-up featuring musical talents of bands signed to the Frontiers record label, this will be another treat for melodic rock fans of all ages.
With bands hailed as groundbreaking in the 80's such as STEELHEART, TNT, LA GUNS, to the newcomers who bring an edge to the modern sound of melodic rock ONE DESIRE, ECLIPSE, ADRENALINE RUSH.
For the full line up and ticket details check out the FRONTIERS ROCK FESTIVAL IV website
Thats right, thanks to our friends at ELEVEN SEVEN MUSIC we have five signed copies of the latest CD from HELLYEAH 'UNDEN!ABLE' for you to win!
You can check out HELLYEAH on tour in the UK through April. Details and tickets here HELLYEAH
As 2017 settles in, four more brutal bands are locked in for August’s best metal weekender; BLOODSTOCK!
Swedish metal marauders, SOILWORK are confirmed for a main stage slot at Catton Park. Frontman Björn ‘Speed’ Strid tells us "We are really thrilled to return to UK soil after a killer mini-tour with Arch Enemy last year. That ended with one of the most spectacular and sweatiest shows to date at The Underworld in London. BLOODSTOCK is always a riot and we cannot wait to hit the stage this summer. Bring it England!!!"
‘Murder metal’ outfit, MACABRE are set for a headline slot on the Sophie Lancaster stage. The Chicago-based band blend elements of true crime, math rock, punk, thrash, folk melodies, death metal, jazz fusion, black metal and more. Guitarist/vocalist, Corporate Death tells us “We haven’t been back to the UK in several years but BLOODSTOCK is exactly where MACABRE should play if you know our music.” Don’t miss this rare opportunity to catch this unique band on UK shores!
Metallic Finns WINTERSUN are also lined up to headline the Sophie Lancaster stage. The band are hard at work on new album, ‘The Forest Seasons’ which is set for release this Summer via Nuclear Blast. The band tell us “It’ll be great to come back to the atmospheric BLOODSTOCK. We had a blast in 2011, but this year is extra special since we’re going to play new music for you guys! See ya in August!"
Keen to include bands from less obvious parts of the world too, BLOODSTOCK is delighted to welcome back Egyptian death metallers, SCARAB, to the Sophie stage. The band are currently recording their new album, ‘Martyrs Of The Storm’ so expect some new material at Catton Park this August!
Also available now is the very popular ticket deposit plan. The payment scheme helps ease the pain of paying for your standard weekend ticket by breaking it up into five smaller, more manageable sums. Sign up in the ticket store before 28th Feb with an initial payment of £34.80. Thereafter, four additional instalments of £27.80 will debit your bank account on 1st April, May, June and July respectively.
Get full info over at http://bloodstock.seetickets.com/content/ticket-options.
Already announced for 2017 are Friday’s headliners AMON AMARTH, Sunday’s headliners MEGADETH, plus BLIND GUARDIAN, HATEBREED, TESTAMENT, OBITUARY, BRUJERIA, WHITECHAPEL, SKINDRED, POSSESSED, ANNIHILATOR, MUNICIPAL WASTE, HELL and DECAPITATED. Many more, including our Saturday headliner are still be announced! Stay tuned to BLOODSTOCK’s social media 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 (plus booking fee), plus limited VIP packages/upgrades and car parking tickets (at a cheaper price than ‘on the day’ purchase) from http://bloodstock.seetickets.com/content/ticket-options. Children’s weekend tickets are also available, priced £35 (+ booking fee) and under 4’s go free! Camper van pitches have now SOLD OUT.
Thanks to our friends at ElevenSeven Music we've got signed copies of the album to give away. Tune in to the Unchained Rock Show, Monday at 9pm on ARFM to find out how you could get hold of a copy of the superb 'UNDEN!ABLE'.
U.S based metal merchants HELLYEAH will be heading to UK shores for some headline dates in April very soon hot on the heels after their European dates with KORN.
HELLYEAH latest release UNDEN!ALBE features 11 tracks that take off where it’s predecessor Blood For Blood. That album debuted at #1 Billboard Hard Rock Charts in June 2014 and which Revolver Magazine praised as being full of “punchy and vitriolic, unforgiving tracks”. Heavy with a purpose, the band is re-charged, sharpened up and ready to reclaim their rightful spot at the top of the rock charts. This description aptly describes the music fans have been waiting for.
The record also features a beyond the grave appearance from the late great Dimebag Darrel who's guitar can be ambitiously heard across the Phil Collins cover 'I Don't Care Anymore'
UNDEN!ALBE was produced in Las Vegas at The Hideout Recording Studio by Kevin Churko (Papa Roach, Rob Zombie), and showcases everything that the band’s fans have come to know and love in a more focused, concise, and powerful sound with Churko co-writing all songs.
Check them out on tour in the UK on the following dates;
April 7th, Club Academy - Manchester
April 8th, The Garage - Glasgow
April 10th, Leeds University Stylus - Leeds
April 11th, Waterfront - Norwich
April 13th, o2 Academy Islington - London
April 14th, Thekla - Bristol
April 15th, Rock City - Nottingham
For more details www.hellyeahband.com
Hot on the heels of the Fearless Records sneak peak announcement earlier this week, they announce some more big guns for this years festival including NECK DEEP, MEMPHIS MAYFIRE, SET IT OFF, CITIZEN and TURNOVER. Add that to those announced earlier this week; I PREVAIL, ICE NINE KILLS and OCEANS ATE ALSAKA and its sure to be a memorable weekend.
SLAM DUNK Festival 2017 is taking place over the following dates
SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL - MIDLANDS - BIRMINGHAM 27/05/17
SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL - NORTH - LEEDS 28/05/17
SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL - SOUTH - HATFIELD 29/05/17
For more information and tickets visit http://slamdunkmusic.com/
Yep! That's right...Download Festival 2017 has added over 45 more bands hitting the stages across Donington Park.
And here they are;
Touché Amoré, Dinosaur Pile-Up, The Contortionist, Venom Prison, Grove Street Families, Holding Absence, She Must Burn, Wednesday 13, The Lounge Kittens, Casey, The La Fontaines, A Day To Remember, Steel Panther, Creeper, Sabaton, Hacktivist, Baroness, State Champs, Northlane, Kvelertak, Suicidal Tendencies, The Dillinger Escape Plan, As It Is, Trash Boat, Alestorm, The Devils Wears Prada, In Flames, Moses, Normandie, Moose Blood, The King Blues, Idles, Junior, Dead Label, Like A Storm, Aaron Buchanan & The Cult Classics, Devilskin, Fizzy Blood, The Charm The Fury, Stone Broken, Brutai, I The Mighty, DEAD!, Bloody Youth, Red Sun Rising!
These will be joining already announced headliners System Of A Down, Biffy Clyro and Aerosmith; and they still haven't finished.
It's gonna be awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Download Festival takes place between 9 – 11 June 2017.
For more information and tickets visit https://downloadfestival.co.uk/tickets
KASABIAN announced as headline act for Reading and Leeds 2017.
TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB, FLUME, FATBOY SLIM,
WILEY, CIRCA WAVES, JIMMY EAT WORLD,
THE AMITY AFFLICTION AND RAT BOY ALSO ANNOUNCED
JOIN PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED HEADLINER MUSE, AND MORE
FOR THE AUGUST BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND
Reading and Leeds announces Kasabian as the second headliners for this year’s Festivals, taking place on 25 – 27 August 2017 at Richfield Avenue, Reading, and Bramham Park, Leeds. Tickets are available here.
Here's another one hot on the heels to get the blood flowing. The mighty KORN are playing this years Reading and Leeds festival. Trail-blazing across Europe in 2017 and making a welcome return in summer to British shores to hit the stages at one of our premier festivals.
With their sixth studio album set for release this spring, rock juggernauts Kasabian stand as one of the biggest and most beloved British bands of the 21st century. Their unmistakable modern-day rock & roll anthems have seen them reinvent themselves from the vintage classics of West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum, through to the electro-infused party starters of recent album 48:13. A band leading the charge in modern British rock - their UK Festival Exclusive performance at Reading & Leeds will mark an invigorating new chapter for a defining band of our time. Kasabian commented: “It’s been five years, and as a band we have come a long way since then. We’re looking forward to playing tunes from the new record and bringing the mosh pit to Reading & Leeds Festival!”
Melvin Benn commented: “I’m thrilled to be able to announce Kasabian as the second headliner for Reading and Leeds 2017. It’s been five years since they played; I’m excited about what this memorable headline performance will bring. The Reading and Leeds line up is already shaping up to be one of the best yet, and I’m looking forward to revealing the third and final headliner soon.”
Two Door Cinema Club join the impressive line up for another vibrant performance at Reading and Leeds. Expect old favourites alongside new tracks from latest album Gameshow, as the Northern Irish trio smash yet another festival crowd on their way to indie immortality.
Two Door Cinema Club commented: "It's so good to be back at Reading and Leeds, it's always a highlight of our summer. Good to see so many guitar bands on the bill this year as well."
Aussie electro king Flume is set to touch down at Reading & Leeds this summer. Latest album Skin saw him branch into stunning collaborations with AlunaGeorge, Vic Mensa, Vince Staples and Beck amongst others. Expect a stellar production of the soundtrack to 2017 when one of the most in-demand producers in modern dance, Flume takes to the Reading & Leeds stage for a UK Festival Exclusive performance.
No British DJ stands as iconic as Fatboy Slim. In the span of his 20 year career, he not only pioneered an entire revolution in British dance, but became the genre’s leading face and changed a generation in the process. From ‘The Rockafeller Skank’, through ‘Praise You’, ‘Right Here, Right Now’ and many more, Fatboy Slim’s first ever performance at Reading & Leeds this summer is guaranteed to leave festival-goers wanting to ‘Eat, Sleep, Rave, Repeat’ for the entire weekend.
Following the success of his top ten album The Godfather, Wiley returns to Reading and Leeds in 2017. Widely acknowledged for laying the foundations for one of the most explosive and important genres of the 21st century, catch the godfather himself performing his art in its purest form.
Circa Waves will mark their unstoppable return with an appearance at this year’s festivals, bringing their hotly anticipated new album Different Creatures to life with the live presence that has catapulted them to sold-out shows across the globe.
Talking about playing Reading & Leeds this year, Circa Waves said: “We are SO made up to be playing Reading and Leeds again. We are so ready for the festival and can't wait to tear the stage up!”
Festival favourites and influential heroes of their genre, Jimmy Eat World are set to deliver their unrivalled catalogue of life-affirming classics to the Reading & Leeds crowd with a UK Festival Exclusive performance. Expect anthems ‘The Middle’, ‘Sweetness’ and much more amongst hits from latest album Integrity Blues.
Aussie metalcore titans The Amity Affliction will make their way to Reading & Leeds this summer for a UK Festival
Exclusive performance, bringing their unmistakable sound to new levels after a mammoth 12 months of touring around the globe. One of the most talked about post-hardcore bands of the moment, their debut appearance at Reading & Leeds will be a calling moment of a band in their element.
Joel Birch of The Amity Affliction says: "I can’t actually believe we’re going to be playing Reading and Leeds. What a wild dream we’re living in. After seeing insane photos of these festivals for my entire adult life and wishing I could just go as an attending music lover, it’s going to be an extremely special experience for me personally to be standing on those stages."
After a mammoth 12 months of trail-blazing live moments with a growing legion of devoted fans, Rat Boy will be returning to Reading & Leeds in August. Sparking with a youthful rebellion that’s captivated a nation, his riotous performance is not to be missed this summer.
These names join a stellar bill already confirmed for Reading & Leeds 2017, joining previously announced headliners
Muse with Major Lazer, Bastille, At The Drive In, Architects, Tory Lanez, Glass Animals, Against The Current, Danny Brown, Andy C and While She Sleeps, for a weekend that brings the most exciting sounds and artists from across the musical spectrum, capturing a year in music like no other.
Kasabian | Two Door Cinema Club | Flume | Fatboy Slim | Wiley | Circa Waves | Jimmy Eat World | The Amity Affliction | Rat Boy
Muse | Major Lazer | Bastille | At The Drive In | Architects | Torey Lanez | Glass Animals | Against The Current | Danny Brown | Andy C | While She Sleeps
Tickets for Reading & Leeds Festivals 2017 are on sale now
Instalment plan available now with an initial payment of £50 (Plus booking fee)
Weekend Camping Tickets - £205 (Plus booking fee)
Early entry Pass - £20
Campervan Pass - £75
Seat of Luxury - £35
Lockers - £20
Reading Car Park - £10
Mobile Charging - £10
HEAVY SCOTLAND are delighted to announce their complete line-up for their debut year with the addition of heavyweights WARBRINGER and EVIL INVADERS.
Held at Edinburgh's Corn Exchange between the 1st-2nd April, the two bands join the already hard hitting line-up that's set to make this the go-to Scottish metal festival in 2017.
Set to be the biggest and best new festival dedicated to all things dark, heavy, and vicious, Heavy Scotland is borne out of a love of metal. Aimed at supporting a famously dedicated metal scene but until now without a big festival, Heavy Scotland looks set to put Scotland on the map.
Behemoth (UK/EIRE Exclusive)
BLOODSTOCK is excited to kick off the New Year by announcing MEGADETH as their Sunday night headliner!
MEGADETH’s mainman, Dave Mustaine tells us “We kick off 2017 by announcing we'll be headlining Sunday night at Bloodstock, one of my favourite, purely metal, British festivals! Megadeth had a blast last time and I can't wait to bring the Dystopia World Tour to Bloodstock this Summer. See ya at Catton Park in August!"
MEGADETH were recently nominated for a Grammy in the ‘Best Metal Performance’ category for the title track of their current critically acclaimed ‘Dystopia’ album.
Also available now is the very popular ticket deposit scheme! The payment plan helps ease the ‘big lump’ shock of paying for your standard weekend ticket by breaking it up into five smaller, more manageable sums. You can sign up in the ticket store at any time from now until 28th Feb, with an initial payment of £34.80 payable on sign-up. Thereafter, four additional instalments of £27.80 will debit your bank account on 1st April, May, June and July respectively. Get full details over at http://bloodstock.seetickets.com/content/ticket-options.
BLOODSTOCK wish you a Metal Christmas!
As we pelt into December, BLOODSTOCK HQ is getting some Christmas treats ready! As well as preparing the on-sale dates of VIP upgrades, the remainder of the VIP ticket allocation and this year’s deposit scheme, we’ve three more bands to announce for 2017!
Joining the BOA fray for the first time are SKINDRED. The boisterous Welsh crew mix a unique blend of reggae, punk and metal and are renowned for their live shows. If you’ve ever taken part in Evil Scarecrow’s epic ‘Crabulon’ before, get ready to join in with the Newport helicopter!
Also landing a main stage slot are Canadian thrash icons, ANNIHILATOR. Last year’s ‘Suicide Society’ album - the band’s fifteenth! - spawned tour dates around the globe, but rumour has it they’re heading back to the studio this month!
Rounding out today’s announcement are our crossover thrash buddies, MUNICIPAL WASTE! With last album ‘The Fatal Feast’ coming out four years ago, maybe BLOODSTOCK will get treated to a new tune or two?! Frontman Tony Foresta tells us “We are very excited to be finally returning to one of our favourite metal festivals - BLOODSTOCK! We’re looking forward to getting greasy with all of our UK fans!”
Already announced for 2017 are Friday’s headliners AMON AMARTH, plus BLIND GUARDIAN, HATEBREED, TESTAMENT, OBITUARY, BRUJERIA, WHITECHAPEL, POSSESSED, HELL and DECAPITATED. Many more are still to be announced!
Early bird weekend camping tix are on sale at a discounted £120 and due to exceptional demand, a limited number of VIP packages were put on sale last month on a first come, first served basis. This allocation quickly SOLD OUT! The remaining VIP allocation and a number of VIP upgrades (to accompany previously purchased early bird tickets) and will be available from 16th December, but don’t hang around if you want these, as VIP is set to sell out even earlier in 2017. Also stay tuned for details of 2017’s ticket deposit scheme (payable over 5 instalments) in just a few weeks time!
BLOODSTOCK will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 10th-13th August 2017. Early bird weekend tickets with camping are available now, priced from £120 (+ booking fee) at http://bloodstock.seetickets.com/event/bloodstock-2017/catton-park/1010726/. Children’s weekend tickets are also available, priced £35 (+ booking fee). Camper van pitches have now SOLD OUT
MORE THAN 20 ADDITIONAL NAMES ADDED TO
THE DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL LINE UP
AIRBOURNE, ALTER BRIDGE, CLUTCH, OPETH, MASTODON,
COHEED AND CAMBRIA, DEVILDRIVER, SUM 41, GOOD CHARLOTTE,
PIERCE THE VEIL AND MANY MORE
THIRD STAGE RENAMED ‘THE AVALANCHE STAGE’
Download Festival,the world’s premier rock and metal event has announced more than twenty of the world’s most electrifying bands in rock, pop punk, hardcore and metal. Also unveiled is the newly named third stage – The Avalanche Stage – with a punk, emo and post-hardcore edge, including headline performance from the previously announced Simple Plan and Sleeping With Sirens.The three day festival takes place on 9 - 11 June 2017 at the spiritual home of rock in Donington Park, Leicestershire. Tickets are on sale now at downloadfestival.co.uk/tickets.
Joining headliners System of a Down, Biffy Clyro and Aerosmith for the ultimate rock event of the year are hard rock juggernauts Alter Bridge.Fresh from packing out London’s O2 Arena, and back with new album The Last Hero, Myles Kennedy and his crew will ensure the crowds are in for an unforgettable experience. The most ferocious live force to come out of Australia since AC/DC; Airbourne, will be delivering no frills rock ‘n’ roll with an intensity and energy that will tear up the Main Stage.
Treasured names in progressive metal and Download Festival favourites Opeth, will deliver a set laden with classics and tracks from this years’ anticipated album Sorceress. Clutch will be coming to Donington with riffs and impassioned lyrics aplenty, ready to deliver with intensity to the Download Festival crowd. Special guests and six-time Grammy nominated Ministry are bringing near to forty years of industrial metal wisdom, whilst heavy metal titans Mastodon return to Donington to prove why they’re the all-time greats of their genre. Joining them with new members and new album Trust No One will be kings of the circle pit DevilDriver.
It’ll be a warm welcome back to the hallowed grounds for Coheed and Cambria who are set to perform a prog-rock experience to remember, whilst rock ‘n’ roll super group The Dead Daisies bring some of the biggest rock veterans including members of Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake, Mötley Crüe together for a mighty performance.
Legendary pop punkers Sum 41 have been making crowds go wild with their infectious sound since the 90s. They’ll be taking Download by storm with anthems Fat Lip, In Too Deep and more. The Maryland rockers behind bonafide anthems including Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, Girls and Boys and I Just Wanna Live; Good Charlotte, will deliver a pop punk packed performance including tracks from this year’s long awaited album Youth Authority.
Making an exciting Download debut in 2017 are San Diego outfit Pierce The Veil who continue to bend the rules by blending punk beats and post hardcore riffs with screams, theatrics and huge choruses. Joining them on the Main Stage in another Download Festival first are the nu metal, djent rhythms of Issues.
With third stage headliners Sleeping With Sirens and Simple Plan already announced, the newly named Avalanche Stage will be the one-stop destination for the biggest and best names in pop punk, post hardcore and more. Celebrating 10 years since their game changing album Rise or Die Trying, Four Year Strong are set to leave their energetic mark on The Avalanche Stage, as will old-school Chicago based pop punk rockers Knuckle Puck.
Alt-punk influenced trio WAKRAT, led by Rage Against The Machine and Audioslave’s Tim Commerford will be making their Download Festival debut and are ready to unleash their brand new sound on Donington. UK cult band Basement are expected to lead The Avalanche Stage into grunge influenced harmonies with loved tracks from latest album Promise Everything.
The One Hundred are set to bring the noise and provide a meltdown set with their modern take on nu-metal, whilst Dallas heroes Crown The Empire will mesmerise the Download crowd with their unmistakable live noise. The haunting and atmospheric sounds of the up and coming Greywind and the exciting high-energy punk, hardcore and grime fuse of Astroid Boys makes The Avalanche Stage truly unmissable at Download 2017.
Coming to The Dogtooth Stage are thrash metal legends Exodus who will make an unforgettable impact as they hit British soil once again. Expect head-banging, moshing and fist-pumping aplenty. Joining them are Finnish metal sensations Lost Society as they lead the way for modern thrash and prepare to deliver a storming set. Wolverhampton two-piece God Damn have established themselves as forerunners of the UK’s hard rock scene and will join the stellar line up alongside hard rock US riff-wielders Red Fang.
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 80s. The festival attracts icons of rock and metal, plus some of the best and hottest new acts in the world. AC/DC, KISS, Metallica, Black Sabbath, Guns N’ Roses, Rage Against The Machine, Slipknot, Linkin Park and many more have all headlined its main stage.
For further information, please visit downloadfestival.co.uk
Download Festival 2017 Line Up
AEROSMITH | AFI | AIRBOURNE | ALTER BRIDGE | ASTROID BOYS | BASEMENT | BIFFY CLYRO | CLUTCH | COHEED AND CAMBRIA | CROWN THE EMPIRE | DEVILDRIVER | EVERY TIME I DIE | EXODUS | FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH | FOUR YEAR STRONG | FOZZY | GOD DAMN | GOOD CHARLOTTE | GREYWIND | ISSUES | KNUCKLE PUCK | LOST SOCIETY | MASTODON | MINISTRY | MOTIONLESS IN WHITE | OF MICE & MEN | OPETH | PIERCE THE VEIL | PROPHETS OF RAGE | RED FANG | ROB ZOMBIE | SIMPLE PLAN | SLAYER | SLEEPING WITH SIRENS | SUM 41 | SYSTEM OF A DOWN | THE DEAD DAISIES | THE ONE HUNDRED | THE STORY SO FAR | WAKRAT
STEVE OVERLAND OF FM ANNOUNCED FOR JSY/ARFM ROCKS JANUARY 2017
That's right announced on the Steve Price Rock Show, the superb Steve Overland, frontman of UK melodic rock giants will be performing as his solo project OVERLAND at the Just Say Yes and ARfm event on 28th January 2017.
January 2017 is definitely going to rock once more with the fantastic addition to what is already an amazing line up of melodic rock.
Those of you who have been before know that it's a night not to be missed, with previous years raising money for a superb cause. 'Just Say Yes'. Click on the link to find out details of the fabulous work that Just Say Yes does. JSY/arfm
Make sure you come along for a whole load of great music and bands , as well as support a worthy cause. Tickets are available for the event by clicking on the link SKIDDLE.COM
SYSTEM OF A DOWN * BIFFY CLYRO
* AEROSMITH ANNOUNCED AS 2017 DOWNLOAD HEADLINERS
SLAYER, ROB ZOMBIE, PROPHETS OF RAGE, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, AFI, OF MICE & MEN, SLEEPING WITH SIRENS, MOTIONLESS IN WHITE, SIMPLE PLAN, EVERY TIME I DIE, THE STORY SO FAR, AND FOZZY ALSO JOIN THE INCREDIBLE BILL
Download Festival, the world’s premier rock and metal event has announced System of a Down, Biffy Clyro and Aerosmith as its 2017 headliners, as well as twelve of the world’s most exciting bands in rock, pop punk, hardcore and metal. The three day festival takes place on 9 - 11 June 2017 at the spiritual home of rock in Donington Park, Leicestershire. Tickets are on sale now at downloadfestival.co.uk/tickets.
Alt rock / metal favourites System of a Down make a welcomed return to headline Download Festival for the third time on Friday 9 June. Always putting on a live performance of epic proportions, the dynamos behind some of the biggest selling metal hits of all time; Toxicity, Chop Suey, B.Y.O.B and Aerials will open the show with their unique blend of disjointed hardcore metal.
Speaking about their return to Download, System of a Down said:
"It’ll have been a couple of years since our memorable Wake Up The Souls show at Wembley, so returning to the UK to headline Download, a festival we always love to play, is really exciting for us. The energy and atmosphere there is always electric.”
The current unstoppable rock force that is Biffy Clyro will step up for their Download headline debut on Saturday 10 June, bringing their full-throttle stadium-sized show to Donington Park. Having scored their second Number 1 album with Ellipsis in 2016, the band are embracing stratospheric success built on a foundation of huge hits such as Wolves Of Winter, Bubbles, Mountains and many more. Biffy Clyro have arrived and Download is theirs for the taking.
Classic rock powerhouse Aerosmith make their spectacular return to headline the Main Stage on Sunday 11 June, in what will be their only UK appearance of 2017. After consistently proving they are one of the best bands in the world, Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Joey Kramer, Tom Hamilton, and Brad Whitford will close the festival weekend with style and panache as they rip through Dude (Looks Like a Lady), Walk This Way, Don’t Want to Miss a Thing and more.
Joe Perry of Aerosmith said:
"Every time we go on tour I look at the schedule for cities, towns or events that I look forward to playing. Download Festival is always one of the ones I circle. Donington is like home to us. I have some great memories playing there and I can't wait to make some more."
For 35 years Californian thrash giants Slayer have rampaged through the metal world. The genre defining band set the bar for all that followed and are still unmatched with their ferocious brand of infernal aggressive riffs, pounding drums and face melting solos. As well as being masters of darkness, Slayer are masters of their craft and remain as vital as ever. Download 2017 will see these metal royalty legends make a memorable return to Donington, having last performed there in 2007.
Horror rock legend Rob Zombie will turn Download into his trademark twisted carnival with stomp-laden classic and new tracks. With massive hits such as Dragula, Superbeast and Living Dead Girl, both dedicated fans and the uninitiated are in for one hell of a ride when ‘King Astro Creep’ and his monstrous outfit take to the stage.
Also confirmed for the Download line up are the mighty Prophets of Rage. The funk-metal rap elite task force brings together members of Rage Against the Machine, Public Enemy and Cypress Hill. Having only formed this year, the Download crowd will be captivated by the most exciting debut on the line up, as the revolutionary musicians take to the stage to ‘take the power back’.
Alt rock / Punk legends AFI have garnered more than a cult following through 25 years of hard graft. The wildly successful Californian four-piece behind the era defining Miss Murder will be making their debut Download Festival appearance in 2017.
Five Finger Death Punch will tear Download apart with their colossal sound on their fifth appearance at Donington, whilst Orange Country metalcore behemoths Of Mice & Men make their first Download Festival appearance. Joining them are Fozzy, who, led by WWE Superstar Chris Jericho will be bringing punching riffs and huge choruses to the hallowed grounds.
Southern rockers Every Time I Die will hit the Download stage for a third time. Chaotic and grandiose, the hardcore Buffalo natives will bring a set laden with ferociousness and immediacy that is not to be missed. Sleeping With Sirens, the Floridian five-piece who combine melodic vocals with rock sensibilities are set to make the crowd go wild with their infectious anthems. Horror-metal favourites, Motionless in White also join the Download 2017 line up.
Pop punk veterans Simple Plan make a return to Download with their hugely upbeat hits, meanwhile it’ll be fist pumps, posi jumps and stage dives aplenty as pop punk heroes The Story So Far make their Download Festival debut.
Download Festival’s Promoter, Andy Copping said:
“We’re incredibly excited to announce the Download 2017 headliners. We have three giants of rock and metal topping the bill. As always, Download fans can expect world class performances across the weekend. You won’t want to miss a thing.
System of a Down made headline history back in 2011 and 2017 will no doubt see them bigger and better than ever. Saturday’s headliner, Biffy Clyro, have raised the bar for rock music – we’re always looking for bands to make their Download headline debut, and I have no doubt they’ll be worthy of the title. I’m delighted the mighty Aerosmith will be back, and their closing set will be something truly special. The band has a long history with Donington, and having them headline for us again is a real honour.”
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. AC/DC, KISS, Metallica, Black Sabbath, Guns N’ Roses, Rage Against The Machine, Slipknot, Linkin Park and many more have all headlined its main stage.
For further information, please visit downloadfestival.co.uk
Download Festival 2017 Line Up
System of a Down
Prophets of Rage
Five Finger Death Punch
Of Mice & Men
Sleeping With Sirens
Every Time I Die
The Story So Far
Motionless In White
Tickets for Download Festival are available now from downloadfestival.co.uk/tickets. A loyalty discount is available until November 18th.
RIP PARK FARM CAMPING/ CAMPERVAN TICKETS ARE NOW SOLD OUT!
Extras including parking and lockers can be purchased during the booking process or as a standalone after you’ve purchased your ticket. Limited edition Download 2017 Zippo lighters will also be available to purchase alongside your festival ticket. Zippo Windproof Lighters have become the ultimate accessory for making a bold statement in music and are the perfect way to show your appreciation for your favourite band; with a classic Encore moment. Backed by its famous lifetime guarantee, a Zippo is a lighter for life.
BLOODSTOCK is thrilled to announce a bumper batch of Ronnie James Dio main stage bands for 2017, including their Friday night headliner!
Prepare your drinking horns!! Swedish overlords, AMON AMARTH will be sailing their Viking longboat on to the Catton Park shore as Friday night’s headline band! Chief berzerker Johan Hegg declares, "What's up UK! On August 11th 2017, we are invading BLOODSTOCK! It's going to be a fucking awesome party, with immense bloodshed and you better be there!" Get ready for battle and raise your horns with us.
Landing the special guest slot on Friday are power metal kingpins, BLIND GUARDIAN. Their set will be a UK exclusive for 2017. BLOODSTOCK prides itself on being by the fans, for the fans, and are pleased to welcome one of the fans most requested acts to the lineup.
Bay Area thrash beasts, TESTAMENT are set for a Friday slot. With their crushing brand new album, ‘Brotherhood Of The Snake’, released just a week ago by Nuclear Blast,
Hardcore kings, HATEBREED make a welcome return to Catton Park on Saturday. Expect firebrand frontman, Jamey Jasta to play ringmaster to some epic circle pit activity, so get your pit skills honed in preparation!
Also landing a spot on the Ronnie James Dio main stage over the weekend are Tennessee deathcore beasts, WHITECHAPEL, seminal death metallers, POSSESSED and flying the flag for English heavy metal, BLOODSTOCK favourites, HELL.
Early bird weekend camping tix are already on sale at a discounted £120 and due to exceptional demand, a limited number of VIP packages were put on sale last month on a first come, first served basis. This allocation has now SOLD OUT!
VIP sold out well in advance in 2016. VIP upgrades (for those who’ve already bought an early bird ticket) and the remaining VIP allocation will be available from 16th December, but don’t hang around if you want these, as they will sell out even earlier for 2017.
BLOODSTOCK will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 10th-13th August 2017. Early bird weekend tickets with camping are available now, priced from £120 (+ booking fee) at http://bloodstock.seetickets.com/event/bloodstock-2017/catton-park/1010726/. Children’s weekend tickets are also available, priced £35 (+ booking fee). Camper van pitches have now SOLD OUT.