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
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!”
Following successful label festivals in Milan, Los Angeles and Stockholm, Frontiers Music is proud to announce FRONTIERS ROCK UK, a new event presented by Frontiers and The Academy Group which will be held at the O2 Institute in Birmingham on 2nd February 2019.
TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE - FRONTIERS ROCK UK FESTIVAL 2019
FRONTIERS ROCK UK features some of the hottest acts signed to the label, with six bands comprising a spectacular bill of UK based talent.
Formed in 2014 and fronted by former Trans-Siberian Orchestra (and TV talent show) singer Nathan James, the unstoppable momentum of 70’s hard rock inspired act Inglorious continues with their forthcoming third album, ‘Ride To Nowhere’, which is out on 25th January 2019. Its release will be followed immediately by a UK tour that incorporates the Frontiers Rock festival in Birmingham.
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Formed by the well known songwriter-musician and producer Toby Jepson (Little Angels, Fastway, Gun), the debut album by Wayward Sons was released in autumn 2017. ’Ghosts Of Yet To Come’ was a full blooded rock ’n' roll record with an alternative edge, built of passion and commitment, with an eye on modernity and the human condition. The band are on tour in November and December with labelmates Doomsday Outlaw.
Melodic rock stalwarts Vega released their fifth album, ‘Only Human’, in May 2018. It saw the group take their songwriting and musicianship to the next level, which was also reflected in the critical praise lavished upon the record. The band will hit the road in early 2019 supporting Skid Row on their UK tour.
Bigfoot is a hard rock band from Wigan who burst onto the scene in 2014 and have built a loyal following via constant gigging and appearances at various festivals. Their self-titled debut album reached no. 11 in the 2018 Planet Rock magazine readers poll. The band are currently writing new songs for their second album, to be released in 2019.
Doomsday Outlaw is a ten-legged hard rock, blues tinged juggernaut based in darkest Derbyshire. Coupling huge riffs and killer grooves with soaring, soulful vocals to deliver timeless tales of heartbreak and redemption, the band showed off its distinctive sound via 2018 album 'Hard Times’. Subsequent UK tours with Jizzy Pearl, Graham Bonnet Band and Wayward Sons, plus festival slots and numerous headlining dates have ensured a busy year.
CITY OF THIEVES
The buzz began spreading about the London based City Of Thieves as soon as they made their debut in 2015, via early Planet Rock Radio support and slots at the likes of Ramblin’ Man Fair, Bloodstock and Planet Rockstock festivals. Their just released debut album,‘Beast Reality’, saw them working with producer Toby Jepson (Wayward Sons, Little Angels).
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)
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
We’re waiting for you all to attend the HARD-ROCK PARTY of the year!!!
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
DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES NEXT WAVE OF ACTS FOR 2019
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Download Festival, the world’s premier rock event, has announced a further 23 acts including Slayer with their last ever UK show, The Smashing Pumpkins, Dream Theater, Lamb of God, Eagles Of Death Metal, and more. The three-day festival takes place 14-16 June 2019 at the spiritual home of rock in Donington Park, Leicestershire. Tickets are on sale now at downloadfestival.co.uk/tickets.
Metal royalty Slayer will be making their final UK appearance at Download 2019 after 37 years of mayhem. Their impact on musical culture cannot be overstated and fans should prepare for yet another legendary performance which will include a barrage of classics as they make one last celebratory sweep of Donington.
The Smashing Pumpkins will make their first appearance at Download Festival next year. The altrock and grunge legends have stunned crowds worldwide on their 30th anniversary tour and are as ageless and seminal as ever. Loud, quiet, dreamy, stirring and everything in-between – The Smashing Pumpkins debut Download performance is not one to be missed.
Prog-metal titans Dream Theater have been at the top of the game for 33 years. Having inspired countless bands along their storied career, their performance will be no less grandiose as they return to Download after a 10 year absence. They will be joined by the groove-laden modern metal heavyweights Lamb of God, as well as Eagles Of Death Metal, who invite fans to revel in all their rock’ n roll glory on their second ever Download appearance.
The prodigally powerful Maori-metal trio Alien Weaponry have carved their own sound somewhere between Sepultura and Silverschair and are in good company with the heavy-metal powerhouse Anthrax who will give fans a performance to remember. Brooding rockers Badflower are hotlytipped after the success of their poignant, powerful single ‘Ghost’, and joining them are industrial noise-punks Black Futures who have been making seismic waves and will take the crowd on a trip of a lifetime.
Atlanta southern rockers Blackberry Smoke will be on hand to serve up a truck load of raucous country-infused good times. Detroit post-hardcore band I Prevail have proven that they are the real deal and will whip the crowd into a frenzy, and so too will Los Angeles natives The Interrupters. Ukrainian tech metallers Jinjer, led by their incredibly powerful frontwoman Tatiana Shmaylyuk, are also added to the line up and will bring their all-powerful live performance to Download.
Man With A Mission are jumping on board with their pulse-racing hooks, riffs and giant wolf heads in tow, and are joined by fellow genre-melder nothing,nowhere. who has taken the world by storm with his hybrid emo-rap, pushing both genres forward as the most exciting force in the ever-growing scene. Our Last Night whose rapid rise to success shows no sign of slowing down are also added to the bill, as too are Riding The Low who are making the pilgrimage from Burton-on-Trent featuring Paddy Considine on vocals.
Swedish sensations Royal Republic will also join the Download 2019 line up alongside Pop-punk frontrunners State Champs who’re fresh off the back of the release of their third album ‘Living Proof’. Rising Nepalese metal disruptors Underside will turn up the volume and are in good company with the well-oiled deathcore machine Whitechapel who will steam roll in to lay waste to the fields of Donington.
Australian up-and-comers Yours Truly will be flying in with a freight of huge choruses with them, and last but not least Floridian party starters Zebrahead are bringing the fun with no shortage of anthems and antics to get the crowd going. 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 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. For further information, please visit downloadfestival.co.uk
BLOODSTOCK announces another four for 2019!
As the festive season descends upon us, BLOODSTOCK come bearing gifts! Four more bands for 2019!
Saturday’s special guest on the Ronnie James Dio main stage will be none other than thrash titans, ANTHRAX. The band are set to start work on a new studio album in 2019, so maybe we’ll get to hear something new at BOA19! In the meantime, check out a live version of their classic ‘Madhouse’, taken from their recent live DVD release, ‘Kings Among Scotland’ - https://youtu.be/KRKHuoaT9i8.
In a UK exclusive, Norwegian black metal legends DIMMU BORGIR join the bill as BLOODSTOCK’s special guests on Sunday. After an eight year gap, the group released their tenth studio album, ‘Eonian’ via Nuclear Blast in May. Investigate the video for ‘Council Of Wolves And Snakes’ from that opus at: https://youtu.be/5ws18_MZ-lw.
Adding to the main stage fun on Saturday, are Australian deathcore beasts THY ART IS MURDER. While the band have four albums, including their most recent, ‘Dear Desolation’ to familiarise yourself with, they tantalisingly just dropped a brand new track on Black Friday. Listen to ‘Death Perception’ over at geni.us/TAIMDeathPerception.
Homegrown British act TESSERACT bring their blend of djent and progressive metal to Catton Park on Friday. Most recently, the band have been traversing Europe with touring buddies Between The Buried And Me. Watch the video for ‘Juno’, from TESSERACT’s fourth studio album ‘Sonder’ - https://youtu.be/sTt2gGmYG3k.
These four bands join the previously announced Friday night headliner, SABATON, Sunday’s bill toppers SCORPIONS, together with CHILDREN OF BODOM, CODE ORANGE, SOILWORK, CRADLE OF FILTH, METAL CHURCH, SKELETONWITCH, DEATH ANGEL, DEE SNIDER, QUEENSRYCHE, ELUVEITIE, EVIL SCARECROW, ROSS THE BOSS, GRAND MAGUS, ROTTING CHRIST and HYPOCRISY on the Catton Park stages next August. Stay tuned for more bands to be announced in the New Year!
Check out the new 2019 video trailer here - https://youtu.be/UPaaie4-HZw.
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|Boasting a standout array of names already confirmed, Slam Dunk Festival is shaping up to be the definitive home of alternative culture in 2019 - as an unmissable celebration bringing exclusive moments and jaw-dropping favourites across Leeds and Hatfield. With the likes of All Time Low, Bullet For My Valentine, New Found Glory, Glassjaw, Simple Plan, The Menzingers, Waterparks, Gallows, Turnstile and more already announced, Slam Dunk 2019 continues to grow - with NOFX set to bring their Punk In Drublic takeover to the festival for a stage packed with the very best in punk.
After making waves with its debut in 2018, Punk In Drublic has already appeared in the US and Europe bringing some of the most iconic and beloved punk bands under one roof for truly special shows. Marking its only UK home of 2019, the Punk In Drublic stage will be the go-to hub for punk royalty - featuring the previously announced Mad Caddies and stage headliners NOFX.
Leading the new announcements for the stage are underground titans Bad Religion, lead by the blistering presence of frontman Greg Graffin who for nearly four decades has soundtracked and stood apart as a true punk icon. Returning to UK shores, it’s a chance to catch one of the most influential bands of all time, firing on all cylinders at Slam Dunk 2019. Festival favourites Less Than Jake will return to Slam Dunk with their unbridled ska hits, playing what’s sure to be one of the busiest sets of the entire festival. Outspoken and unrivalled, Anti-Flag have come to stand as one of punk’s most defiant voices - rallying against injustice and the world around them with an unstoppable sound and fury, one that’ll be ringing out in full as they head to Slam Dunk 2019. Not only boasting legendary names, but modern game-changers too - The Interrupters will lay their place on the Punk In Drublic stage, proving why many are tipping them as one of the most essential bands in modern punk. With latest album ‘Fight The Good Fight’ and lead by the unmistakable passion of Aimee Interrupter - expect them to go down a storm at Slam Dunk 2019.
Santa Barbara’s very own Lagwagon are set to bring their immediate take on classic punk to Leeds and Hatfield in May, and as the first band ever signed to Fat Mike’s record label - it makes sense why they’ll be joining the party with Punk In Drublic. Classic Swedish heavyweights Millencolin will return to Slam Dunk 2019, fresh off the back of the release of anticipated new album ‘SOS’ in February. With the fun-time vibes of The Bombpops rounding out the bill, it makes sure that Punk In Drublic’s debut at Slam Dunk is one bursting with the very best in punk rock, and another essential reason why Slam Dunk stands as the definitive alternative home of 2019.
With a stellar array of names heading across two large outdoor sites in Leeds and Hatfield, Slam Dunk Festival 2019 promises to be a must-visit moment in the summer festival calendar - as not just the home for alternative music, but the home of alternative culture in the UK.
ROCK LEGENDS GUNS N’ ROSES COMPLETE DOWNLOAD 2018 HEADLINERS ALONGSIDE OZZY OSBOURNE AND AVENGED SEVENFOLD AT THE UK’S PREMIER ROCK EVENT
Download Festival has today announced its final headliner as the legendary Guns N’ Roses, alongside the previously announced Ozzy Osbourne, and Avenged Sevenfold. The three day festival takes place 8 – 10 June 2018 at the spiritual home of rock in Donington Park, Leicestershire. Tickets are on sale now at www.downloadfestival.co.uk/tickets .
On the road since April 2016 and over 100 shows later, the resurgent Guns N’ Roses are back and coming to Download Festival. Reuniting last year for the first time since 1993, the inimitable Axl Rose, guitar legend Slash and original bassist Duff McKagan, plus Dizzy Reed, Richard Fortus, Frank Ferrer and Melissa Reese, have been blowing audiences away worldwide on the aptly named Not In This Lifetime Tour, and will stop by Donington on the Saturday night for their first UK Festival appearance of the classic line up on legendary form after selling 1 million tickets across Europe in 2017 alone.
Following the group’s 1985 formation, Guns N’ Roses injected unbridled, unrivalled, and unstoppable attitude into the burgeoning Los Angeles rock scene. The spirit went on to captivate the entire world with the release of their 1987 debut Appetite for Destruction, the best-selling U.S. debut ever, moving 30 million copies globally. In 1991, the seven-time platinum Use Your Illusion I and Use Your Illusion II occupied the top two spots of the Billboard Top 200 upon release. Over the course of the past decade, Guns N’ Roses have performed sold out shows and headlined festivals worldwide following the critically acclaimed release of 2008’s RIAA platinum-certified Chinese Democracy. Six studio albums later, Guns N’ Roses are one of the most important and influential acts in music history and continue to set the benchmark for live performances connecting with millions of fans across the globe.
Download Festival’s Promoter, Andy Copping said:
“It’s great to have this iconic line up of Guns N’ Roses headlining at Download. I am sure I am not alone when I say I have been wanting this to happen for years. It will be an incredible show and will be one of the highlights of the Download weekend!”
Earlier this week Download Festival revealed that The Prince Of Darkness Ozzy Osbourne will be headlining the Sunday night and one of the world’s biggest rock bands Avenged Sevenfold will be headlining the Friday night. Guns N’ Roses complete the 2018 line up and will headline the Saturday night.
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 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 its main stage.
We’re excited to announce that WATAIN will bring their black metal ritual to headline Sunday’s Sophie Lancaster stage in a UK festival exclusive. Frontman Erik Danielsson tells us, "Our last performance at BLOODSTOCK in 2012 was also the final date on the ‘Lawless Darkness’ tour. The sun was setting while we played and the crowd was getting louder and wilder the darker it became. A very charged atmosphere. Eager now to return and see what the eventful years that have passed and the force accumulated since then has done to both us and the BLOODSTOCK crowd. Furthermore, England is of course sacred ground when it comes to Metal in general, so when performing there, the stakes are always high. May all those that doubt be impaled upon them." Look out for the band’s long awaited sixth studio album arriving on 5th January 2018!
German power metallers, ORDEN OGAN also land a Ronnie James Dio main stage slot on Saturday. The band released ‘Gunmen’, their fifth studio album, this summer via AFM Records. Check out the video for ‘Gunman’ here and get a taster of what’s in store for their set in 2018 - https://youtu.be/JPm46Qgyn24.
Atlanta aggrotech outfit, COMBICHRIST also join the main stage bill for an early slot on Friday. The band have been working on new music after the release of their eighth studio album, ‘This Is Where Death Begins’ which landed in 2016. Check out the new track, ‘Broken:United’ at the following link - https://Combichrist.lnk.to/BrokenUnited.
Also landing an early main stage slot on Friday are British death/grind four-piece, MEMORIAM. Combining ex-members of Bolt Thrower and Benediction, MEMORIAM’s pedigree is high. The band of scene veterans are hard at work on the follow up to their debut, ‘For The Fallen’ released via Nuclear Blast earlier this year. Check out ‘Reduced To Zero’ taken from that opus here - https://youtu.be/Nmucoieg2Lc.
BLOODSTOCK’s Rock Society tickets become available in the store on Halloween morning, 31st October at 9.00am! The ‘Rock Society’ is effectively the festival’s ‘Members Club’, offering not only a 10% discount on your weekend ticket (on top of the early bird discount if you purchase the Rock Society membership + ticket bundle option), but all sorts of other cool benefits like priority signing tent access, a Rock Society laminate, access to the VIP Serpents Lair bar, a tour of the backstage & production areas to see ‘behind the scenes’, the chance to meet with the festival organisers, a dedicated hangout area in the Rock Society tent on site, a Rock Society Facebook community where you can make friends and get to know your fellow RockSoc members and plenty more besides. Full details can be found at http://www.bloodstock.uk.com/pages/rock-society. Memberships are priced at £75, limited to 300 and sell out almost immediately, so don’t delay if you want to pick one up.
Also now in the store are tickets for our new VANAHEIM campervan field. Due to increasing demand each year, we've made some site adjustments to allow for more pitches. As such, the new VANAHEIM site is located across the road, directly adjacent to Serpents Lair VIP parking, allowing an increase in size to accommodate 240 campervans, as opposed to just 130. Campervan pitches always sold through very rapidly, so this allows for more of our metal brethren to join the campervan club. Tickets for campervan pitches will remain at this year's price of £60.
With Friday night headliners, JUDAS PRIEST, Saturday night headliners, GOJIRA and Sunday headliners, NIGHTWISH already announced, along with EMPEROR, DEVILDRIVER and NAILS, 2018 is shaping up to be another stellar year for BLOODSTOCK.
BLOODSTOCK’s first wave of Serpents Lair VIP tickets are now SOLD OUT! The final allocation, the last batch of VIP deluxe packages and a limited amount of VIP upgrades priced at £145 (for those who’ve already bought ‘early bird’ tickets) will then become available on 16th December at 9am in the ticket store. Mark your calendars and don't delay if you want to join us in 2018’s VIP Serpents Lair, as they’re moving faster than ever before!
Standard weekend tickets are currently available at ‘early bird’ prices (just £125 for four days of metal fun) so grab yours now at the ticket store if you want to save £20! In order to keep up with inflation and extra costs in 2018, standard weekend tickets with camping will increase from last year's £139 to £145 once the ‘early bird’ allocation is gone.
BLOODSTOCK will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 9th-12th August 2018. Get additional information over at www.bloodstock.uk.com.
Not long now before the BLOODSTOCK faithful thunder onto the hallowed turf of Catton Park! While you’re dusting off that tent and getting those cases of beer in, BLOODSTOCK HQ is announcing even more bands!!
Joining Saturday’s Ronnie James Dio main stage bill are Denver-based thrash animals HAVOK. The band recently released their fourth studio album, ‘Conformicide’ via Century Media. Warm up your necks in anticipation to ‘Claiming Certainty’, taken from that CD - https://youtu.be/Hc9JYLOCyG4. Also landing the opening slot on Saturday’s main stage are San Francisco tech death outfit, FALLUJAH. Check out the video for ‘Abandon’, taken from their recently released Nuclear Blast album, ‘Dreamless’ - https://youtu.be/_uBXmb1TVxk.
Fleshing out the Sophie bill over the weekend are seven awesome bands. Joining us on Friday will be Norwich thrashers SHRAPNEL (www.facebook.com/ShrapnelOfficial), Leicester metal five-piece INTERNAL CONFLICT (www.facebook.com/internalconflict), Yorkshire’s stoner blues squad, IRONRAT (www.facebook.com/ironrattheband) and London extremists, CORPSING (www.facebook.com/corpsingmetal) who feature members of Akercocke and Aghast. Bringing their critically acclaimed noises on Saturday are heavy prog beasts OHHMS (www.facebook.com/OHHMStheband) and rounding out Sunday’s line up are British/Chilean thrash/death outfit, CRIMINAL (www.facebook.com/Criminal.Band) and purveyors of mammoth metal grooves, GRAVIL (www.facebook.com/gravil).
Phase two of our ‘Metal 2 The Masses’ finalists are also locked down. These lucky winners of regional heats land a slot on the Hobgoblin New Blood stage... On Friday, fans of Lamb of God, Fear Factory, & Whitechapel should be sure to catch Carlisle champions, SEEK SOLACE IN RUIN (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PYN-3cNtq0). If Sylosis, Trivium, & Children of Bodom are more your thing, look out for Saltash heroes MANTRA (https://youtu.be/sk7_JuwS5v). Also celebrating on Friday, are Leicester victors BLOODOATH (https://youtu.be/4_P0rG37WtE) and Wolverhampton top dogs ASHEN CROWN (http://www.facebook.com/ashencrown.uk), who are one for fans of Bolt Thrower & At The Gates. Saturday brings Southern metal riffers TITAN BREED (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KiT_OMkzmlA), who clinched first place in Glasgow, Gravesend winners INFECTED DEAD (https://youtu.be/hq0bMAFN3Io) with their polished blend of modern death metal and visceral brutality, and three-piece progsters SOLAR SONS (https://www.facebook.com/solarsonsofficial) who won the Inverness heat with their Rush/Budgie influences! Joining them will be Cardiff conquerors MALUM SKY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFcEjrqDw3g), with their mix of progressive styles - think Periphery & Karnivool, but with a twist. The kings of the Norwegian M2TM final are VORBID (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yemzlO_R8n8), and BLOODSTOCK is delighted to welcome their melodic/hard prog sounds to Sunday’s bill, sure to please everyone who digs a bit of Megadeth, Testament, & Annihilator, through to King Crimson, Rush, & Camel!
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! 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, PUPPY, THE ONE HUNDRED, BOSSK, WINTERFYLLETH, LIONIZE, BLIND HAZE, ARTHEMIS, DEVILMENT and many more. Yet more bands 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.