Reading & Leeds Festival has today added over seventy more acts to the bill for this year’s event including Dave, King Princess, Dillon Francis, Machine Gun Kelly, and Roddy Ricch. They’ll be performing alongside already announced headliners The 1975, Post Malone, Twenty One Pilots and Foo Fighters at the famous Richfield Avenue and Bramham Park sites this August bank holiday weekend (23 – 25 August). Tickets are availablehere.
On the cusp of world domination, London-born rapper Dave will be headlining the BBC Radio One Stage. As one of themost promising talents to emerge on the UK rap scene in recent years, Dave will be captivating festival goers with tracks from his forthcoming highly anticipated debut album ‘Psychodrama’ - due for release 8 March. Along with amassing over 600m streams, Daveis the youngest ever winner of an Ivor Novello award, and has performed several major collaborations, including with fellow Londoner (and festival performer) AJ Tracey, and worldwide superstar Drake.
Counterfeit., fronted by Jamie Campbell Bower,will be making a triumphant return to Reading & Leeds this summer on the Main Stage bill for a high-octane set that is sure to be full of punk rock anthems. Also added to the Main Stage for 2019 are emo powerhouse Mayday Parade,and Gloucestershire pop punk trio Milk Teeth who’ve cemented themselves as one of the brightest stars in the scene.
Cleveland, Ohio rapper Machine Gun Kelly will be storming the BBC Radio One Stage playing hits such as Rap Devil and Bad Things, continuing an already successful 2019 that has also seen the multi talented artist starring in Netflix’s Motley Crue biopic ‘The Dirt’, as infamous drummer Tommy Lee. After being nominated for BBC Sound of 2019, Sea Girls’refreshing guitar pop sound is crafted into non-stop bangers, destined to be yelled – hands in the air, eyes shut. Also joining the BBC Radio One stage are ambitious Australian rockers The Faim, American singer Clairo, who has attracted over 26 million views on YouTube for her song Pretty Girl, US Indie pop songstress Mikaela Straus- aka King Princess, and Compton’s Roddy Ricch, whose hybrid trap has seen the MC become a rising star.
One of the hottest acts in electronic music today, American platinum-selling producer and DJ Dillon Francis will bring his blend of uplifting melodies and potent dancefloor beats to the BBC Radio One Dance Stage this summer, with Dimension also delivering a captivating set of electronic ground-shakers. Joining them will be British craftsman and greatest mash-up DJ on the planet Jaguar Skills, returning to Reading & Leeds for a unforgettable set of sublime technical skills and an incredible stage show.
Headlining The Pit Stage is American Rapper Ghostemane. Famed for being an innovator of the fusion between rap and metal, Ghostemane marriesraspy black metal textures with juddering industrial low-end and frantic hardcore howling. Artists joining The Pit Stage across the weekend also include metal-core heroes Of Mice & Men, Canadian Punk heavyweights PUP, hardcore punk band Blood Youth, Hot Milk who have exploded onto the scene with debut single Awful Ever After, and Fidlar who have recently released their third album ‘Almost Free’.
American viral internet sensation, Hobo Johnson & The Lovemakers will headline the Festival Republic Stage marking his Reading & Leeds debut. Darlings of the British rock underground-turned-next-big-thing, Basement will bring their tour de force of anthemic Anglo-American rock to the Festival Republic Stage, along with English dream pop band Anteros, fronted by Laura Hayden.
Headlining the BBC 1Xtra Stage will be the one and only Dappy. After recently releasing brand new solo music and collaborating with the hottest world class talent including Yungen, he is sure to be a highlight of the weekend. Also joining the BBC 1Xtra line-up is South London rapper Loski who is making major waves within the hip-hop scene, and grime star Tion Wayne.
Æ MAK, Aitch, Anti Up, Bad Child, Bakar, Belako, Black Honey, Blade Brown, Boston Manor, Brunswick, Cemetery Sun, DaniLeigh, Deno Driz, DJ Target, Dream State, Dreamers, Everyone You Know, Georgia, Higher Power, Himalayas, James Organ, Jeremy Zucker, Just Banco, K-Trap, Kenny Allstar, Maleek Berry, Masicka, Mella Dee, Mini Mansions, Moontower, MTRNICA, Muzzy, Night Riots, Ocean Alley, Paris, Patent Pending, Pip Blom, Press Club, Prospa, Puppy, SAINt JHN, Smokeasac, The Snuts, Sophie and the Giants, Sports Team, Stand Atlantic, SWMRS, Teddy, Tiffany Calver, Tommy Genesis, TrueMendous, VALERAS, White Reaper, and Zuzu have also been added to the stellar bill already confirmed for Reading & Leeds 2019.
Æ MAK and TrueMendous come to Reading & Leeds Festival as part of Festival Republic and PRS Foundation’s ReBalance programme, a pioneering scheme launched in 2017 that has seen hundreds of nominations across 4 rounds, resulting in 13 finalists, and offers support, studio time, and festival slots.
With hundreds of acts set to play, Reading & Leeds will again be the unmissable festival weekend of the summer - defining and celebrating the sounds of modern groundbreaking music, as well as a world-class comedy line up.
Fans can be the first to hear further line-up announcements, artist news and much more by signing up to the newsletters atwww.readingfestival.com andwww.leedsfestival.com or via the official Reading & Leeds Festival app, available to download now on Android and iOS.
General tickets on sale from www.readingandleedsfestival.com
SEA GIRLS, HALFNOISE, THE
MURDER CAPITAL, LADY BIRD
MENACE BEACH, SEAFRET, SHE DREW THE GUN, HAK BAKER,
OLI FOX + MORE COMPLETE LIVE AT LEEDS 2019 LINEUP
JOIN A HUGE BILL ACROSS LEEDS CITY CENTRE INCLUDING:
SUNDARA KARMA, TOE GRENNAN, METRONOMY, DRENGE,
KATE TEMPEST, SAM FENDER, CONFIDENCE MAN,
THE SHERLOCKS, SWIM DEEP, DREAM WIFE, BLACK HONEY,
MINI MANSIONS, GOAT GIRL, EASY LIFE, WHENYOUNG
+ OVER 100 MORE
THE BEST FESTIVAL FOR EMERGING TALENT
- UK FESTIVAL AWARDS 2018
THE UNRIVALLED HOME OF MUSIC DISCOVERY IN 2019
SATURDAY MAY 4TH 2019
Bursting as the unrivalled home of new music discovery in 2019, Live At Leeds is once again primed to be a true hub for fans looking to discover their next favourite band or artist to soundtrack the months ahead. With some of the biggest and most exciting names in new music setting up shop across the city, Live At Leeds 2019 will prove why its award-winning reputation stands tall like no other - with even more favourites and exciting new names being announced today.
Leading the charge is BBC Sound of… nominees and live breakthroughs Sea Girls. Building up a word-of-mouth following across the UK over the past year, the four-piece are geared up for a mammoth year ahead, following on from the vast plaudits and sold-out shows up and down the land drawn in by their euphoric and earnest indie-rock. Soundtracking radio stations at every turn with cuts like ‘All I Want To Hear You Say’, ‘Open Up Your Head’ and ‘Call Me Out’ - their return to Live At Leeds is bound to be a moment not to be missed.
A guy who knows all about rising to the very top, Zac Farro will bring Halfnoise to Live At Leeds 2019 - with his own sublime sun-kissed pop echoing the shimmering sounds of his recent work in Paramore. Captivating and packed with energy, his appearance at the festival is bound to see roadblocks across the city - as is one of the most talked about punk bands of 2019 as The Murder Capital make their mark on Live At Leeds too. Without putting a single track out, the Irish blazers caused a mass stir with fans dying to see and hear what they’re bound to do - with debut cut ‘Feeling Fades’ cementing that standing as the arrival of a new force in guitar music. They’ll be joined on the bill by the volcanic riffs of Kent trio Lady Bird, who since releasing the mesmerising ‘Spoons’ on Slaves’ own record label have captured the attention of thousands with their unstoppable live power. Expect more of the same when they turn to Live At Leeds this May.
Seafret will return to Live At Leeds with their blissful cuts of stunning sound, promising to welcome in a new chapter for the Yorkshire duo. Gritty and undeniably raw, Hak Baker brings his open tales of modern life to Live At Leeds. With a distinct voice and his ability to meld incredible folk with potent lyrics on the hardships seen around him, tracks like ‘Like It Or Lump It’ and ‘Conundrum’ signal the arrival of a vital new voice in British music, and a definite must-see at the festival this year.
Leeds’ very own Menace Beach will return to Live At Leeds, fresh from the acclaimed release of latest album ‘Black Rainbow Sound’. Embracing a whirlwind of different sounds and thriving with creativity and a live presence that has seen thousands return again and again to see them, it’d bound to be a special homecoming for the duo. They lead a staggering array of local talent taking their spot at the festival, as Leeds showcases to the world the exciting and jaw-dropping music being created in the city. Renowned six-piece Team Picture will be making their anticipated next move of fizzing guitars and all-sweeping ease at Live At Leeds 2019, with the rapturously received Tallsaint guaranteed to stun with the sort of tender-pop that’s already making a mark across the UK and beyond. In addition joining the line-up are Dead Naked Hippies, punching their way into view with an unmistakable heavy-hitting set that’ll grab fans by the collar and dance in joy. Joining a who’s who of the best new music Leeds has to offer, it’s a showcase of a city overflowing with unbelievable new voices.
With 25 names joining the packed Live At Leeds 2019 lineup today, there’s a plethora of different genres and styles to try - promising something new and different around every corner. From the adored strains of BBC 6 Music favourites She Drew The Gun, rising pop wordsmith Orla Gartland, Manchester’s own The Lottery Winners or electronic mood-maestro Big Wild to the immediate kicks of Be Charlotte, the open voice of Oli Fox, the potent flows of the DJ Shadow-approved rapper Barny Fletcher and many more. Live At Leeds continue to add even more stellar names that fans will be talking about for months and years to come.
These new additions join a stellar cast of previously announced names heading to the city, building on Live At Leeds’ unrivalled reputation as the essential home of new music. With the trailblazing Sundara Karma, revered game-changers Metronomy and man of the moment Tom Grennan topping a bill boasting the likes of critical titans Kate Tempest, spitting live kings Drenge, the BRIT Award winning Sam Fender, Black Honey, Swim Deep, Mini Mansions, Dream Wife, The Sherlocks, Goat Girl, Easy Life, whenyoung, Gengahr, Marsicans, VANT, Another Sky, Sports Team, Squid, Gently Tender, Bloxx, Fuzzy Sun, Lauren Aquilina and many more.
The starting-gates to the summer ahead, Live At Leeds 2019 soundtracks a city soaring with the best in new and now.
Lucky for some, BLOODSTOCK springs into March with news of seven more bands joining this summer’s best metal weekender and a massive thirteen more coach pick-up locations, making it easier than ever to get you, your mates, and all your camping gear to BLOODSTOCK for a very fine metallic time this August.
Belgian death metal kings ABORTED stride onto the Ronnie James Dio main stage on Sunday. The band tell us, “BLOODSTOCK! It’s been a while! We couldn’t be more thrilled to lay waste to thee in the most offensive of manners this coming summer. Prepare my friends, the blastbeat is coming!” Their current album ‘TerrorVision’ is blazing holes in our speakers over at BOA HQ. See what we mean via the video for ‘Deep Red’, a track taken from that record here - https://youtu.be/ak4oeZwBfJs.
Cali death metallers, SKELETAL REMAINS join Saturday’s fray on the Sophie Lancaster stage. The band released their third album ‘Devouring Mortality’ last April via Dark Descent/Century Media, and returned to the road for extensive touring, which now includes a run of US dates with Hatebreed and Mexican headline shows this spring. Watch the video for that album’s earthquake-inspired first single ‘Seismic Abyss’, at https://youtu.be/jss2oSGJ604.
Aussie rockers THE LAZYS crash into a Sunday spot on the Sophie stage. If you love a bit of AC/DC-style classic rock n’ roll, these boys are definitely worth a watch and are sure to bring the party! The band’s current album, ‘Tropical Hazards’ came out last year, so crack a cold one and check out the video for their infectious tune ‘Nothing But Trouble’ - https://youtu.be/K7ngGOlna0A.
3 HEADED SNAKE join the Sophie stage bill on Saturday. The LA-based classic metal band was put together by current Ministry guitarist Sin Quirin and features the soaring vocals of Johnny Ray. See their video for ‘Wisdom Screams’ at https://youtu.be/VsHERp-0LTg and if you like what you hear, go pick up the five piece’s eponymous 3-track debut EP from iTunes or Bandcamp.
BOSS KELOID land a Sunday slot on the Sophie stage. With current album, ‘Melted On The Inch’ being released last year on Holy Roar Records to vast critical acclaim (Prog Magazine called it “an extraordinary piece of work”), we’re excited to welcome the prog metallers back to Catton Park. Witness their musical mastery via the video for ‘Chronosiam’ here; https://youtu.be/PbajHpfW3cs.
German crossover thrash squad DUST BOLT snag themselves a Saturday slot on the Sophie stage. Their brand new album, ‘Trapped In Chaos’ was released last month via Napalm Records. Check out the video for album opener, ‘The Fourth Strike’ - https://youtu.be/aKryFh-upx8 and warm up those necks for their thrashtastic set in August!
RED METHOD romp into a Saturday slot on the Sophie stage. The band, comprising former members of Meta-Stasis and The Defiled, are set to release their debut album, ‘For The Sick’ sometime this year. Investigate their sound by watching the video for ‘Split’ over on their YouTube channel - https://youtu.be/kb_hacCAId0.
Making your travel plans yet and usually come by coach? We asked you to let the good folks at Big Green Coach know if you wanted a new pick-up point in your town and if there was enough interest, they'd look into it. They had such great response, they've added an extra 13 pick-up points for their BOA coaches! Travel direct from your town and get dropped off inside the BLOODSTOCK gates, bringing your camping gear and supplies with you! Say hello to a total of 34 locations, with prices for a return ticket starting at just £32. The full list now runs as follows; ABERDEEN, BIRKENHEAD, BIRMINGHAM, BRADFORD, BOURNEMOUTH, BRISTOL, CAMBRIDGE, CARDIFF, CARLISLE, CHESTER, DUNDEE, EDINBURGH, EXETER, GLASGOW, GLOUCESTER, LANCASTER, LEEDS, LIVERPOOL, LONDON (Victoria Coach Station), MANCHESTER, MIDDLESBROUGH, NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE, NEWPORT, NORWICH, OXFORD, PERTH, PLYMOUTH, PRESTON, SHEFFIELD, SOUTHAMPTON, SUNDERLAND, SWANSEA, TAUNTON and WORCESTER. Head over to www.biggreencoach.co.uk/events/bloodstock-festival-tickets-coach-travel to book your seat or your coach + ticket bundle! Big Green Coach's services were hugely popular last year and many routes sold out in advance of the event, so please book early to guarantee your spot! If you're coming by train instead and need a shuttle ride from Lichfield City rail station to the festival site, Big Green Coach do those too, so click to their site to secure your place for just £10 (it's more expensive on the day) and get ahead of the rush!
The final allocation of VIP tickets, plus Podpads, Luxpads, Bellepads and Octopads are now on sale, plus a limited number of VIP upgrades (for those who’ve already purchased a standard ticket). For full details click to http://www.bloodstock.uk.com/pages/vip-camping. Standard weekend tickets are also in the ticket store, priced £145 (+ fees), snap yours up at http://bloodstock.seetickets.com.
Friday night’s headliner SABATON, Saturday’s top dogs PARKWAY DRIVE and Sunday’s bill toppers SCORPIONS, join ANTHRAX, DIMMU BORGIR, CHILDREN OF BODOM, CODE ORANGE, POWERWOLF, SOILWORK, CRADLE OF FILTH, THY ART IS MURDER, TESSERACT, METAL CHURCH, SOULFLY, DEATH ANGEL, DEE SNIDER, QUEENSRYCHE, ELUVEITIE, SWALLOW THE SUN, EVIL SCARECROW, ROSS THE BOSS, GRAND MAGUS, ROTTING CHRIST, INCITE and HYPOCRISY on the Catton Park stages this August. With more than 80 bands to go, stay tuned for even more artists to be announced soon!
Subscribe to the BLOODSTOCK e-mailout to get band and news announcements as they happen! Click through to http://eepurl.com/dKZrG-/ to sign up.
BLOODSTOCK will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 8th-11th August 2019. Get additional information over at www.bloodstock.uk.com.
Happening on Thursday 11th July/ Friday 12th July/ Saturday 13th July, tickets for the event
are on sale now and can be purchased from - HERE
Also announced today are Flogging Molly, Turnstile, Drug Church, Can't Swim, The Black Queen, Wicca Phase Springs Eternal, Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly, ANGEL DU$T, Dream State, The Number Twelve Looks Like You, Blood Youth, Palm Reader, Holding Absence, Conjurer, Press to MECO, Normandie, Allusinlove, Haggard Cat, Cold Years, Holiday Oscar, A.A.Williams, Sœur and more
Joining them will be already announced bands:
You Me At Six (Friday main stage headliners),
Frank Turner (Thursday headliner), Every Time I Die, Frank Iero and the Future Violents, Jamie Lenman, While She Sleeps, Therapy?, Möngöl Hörde, Rolo Tomassi, Comeback Kid, Hands like Houses, WSTR, Petrol Girls, Single Mothers, Milk Teeth, Puppy and many more
The event will be taking place on Thursday 11th July, Friday 12th July and Saturday 13th July, at Upcote Farm near Cheltenham in Gloucestershire
The festival recently won the award for Best Medium Sized Music Festival at the 2018 UK Festival Awards
The 3rd full band announcement for 2000trees Festival has arrived, and it includes the wonderful final main stage headliner - Deaf Havana. This year at 2000trees the UK represents with all three main stage headliners, with Deaf Havana returning to headline the festival in support of their stunning recent new album 'Rituals'.
From Deaf Havana drummer, Tom Ogden - "Personally I’m so excited to headline 2000trees Festival. Last time Deaf Havana headlined my daughter was born, so I didn’t make it! It’s the only show I’ve ever missed, so I’m so thankful that we’ve been asked back!"
Joining Deaf Havana on the festival line up this year are a selection of incredible bands and artistsmaking their 2000trees debuts. These include the Irish-American seven-piece Celtic punk band Flogging Molly, the brilliant US alternative punks Can't Swim from New York City, the synth-pop electro 3 piece The Black Queen feat Greg Puciato (Dillinger Escape Plan) and Gothboiclique founder and emo tinged US rapper Wicca Phase Springs Eternal. On top of these, also announced today are one of the most exciting bands in the world right now
Drug Church, the insanely cool and catchy US hardcore band ANGEL DU$T, recently reformed underground legends from New Jersey USA The Number 12 Looks Like You, brand new alternative folk solo artist from London A.A. Williams and many more!
From Can't Swim - "Ever since we started the band, England has been a second home to us. Ever since we started the band we’ve wanted to be at 2000trees. Seeing the line up for this year has me even more excited to be apart of the festival. Very much looking forward to it."
From ANGEL DU$T - "2000trees is going to be phat. I wanna hook up with the hot dude in Higher Power and stage dive to Muncie Girls."
ALSO playing include the likes of Turnstile, Flogging Molly, Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly. Normanide, Cold Years AND a huge selection of some of our finest UK rock and heavy bands around at this time, including Dream State, Blood Youth, Palm Reader, Holding Absence, Conjurer, Press To MECO, Allusinlove, Haggard Cat and Sœur
A list of ALL the bands announced today, Feb 27th, is below:
Deaf Havana (Saturday main stage headliner) / Flogging Molly / Turnstile / Drug Church / Can't Swim / The Black Queen / Wicca Phase Springs Eternal / Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly / ANGEL DU$T / Dream State / The Number Twelve Looks Like You / Blood Youth /Palm Reader / Holding Absence / Conjurer / Press to MECO / Normandie / Allusinlove / Haggard Cat / Cold Years / Holiday Oscar / A.A.Williams / Sœur / PENGSHUi / JOHN / itoldyouiwouldeatyou / Delaire, the Liar / Sulli / Floorboards and All Ears Avow
Previously announced for the event include the other two main stage headliners Frank Turner (Thursday) and You Me At Six (Friday. The incredible Every Time I Die, who will be performing 'Hot Damn' in full (plus more) as headliners on The Cave stage on Saturday and Sheffield's While She Sleeps (Cave Stage headliners on Thursday), returning festival hero Jamie Lenman (who will be curating, opening and closing his very own stage and mini festival, Lenmania 2, on the Axiom Stage on the Thursday - being the first act to be performing at this years event, on the Thursday early afternoon), the hugely anticipated first timer Frank Iero with his band Frank Iero And The Future Violents (headlining the Axiom Stage on the Saturday) and many more.
With a lineup bursting with the very best names in alternative music, Slam Dunk Festival is thrilled to reveal stage splits for the May bank holiday weekender, which is set to touch down in Leeds Temple Newsam Park for the very first time and return to Hatfield Park after the success of last year’s greenfield event. In addition to this, Slam Dunk Festival have also revealed travel information and further afterparty details.
In another Slam Dunk first, it has been announced that some stages will alternate their programming, becoming clash-proof. This year, neither the Jagermeister Stage or Impericon stage will clash, making sure fans of hardcore and metalcore will be able to catch both stage lineups throughout the day. In addition, The Dickies Stage and The Marshall Stage will not clash with each other either.
In what promises to be an unforgettable festival moment, this year’s Slam Dunk headliners All Time Low are set to round off the Monster stage with a homage to their 2nd album ‘Nothing Personal’ after a non-stop day of pop-punk mastery. Florida’s finest New Found Glory will appear alongside Welsh set-up Neck Deep for a back-to-back supply of alternative bangers. Montreal’s iconic rock pack Simple Plan are set to join them, alongside ‘Stupid For You’ hitmakers Waterparks, US-Brit rockers As It Is and crowd-pleasing front-runners Boston Manor and WSTR.
Carefully curated by NOFX’s very own Fat Mike, Slam Dunk’s very first Punk In Drublic stage takeover will see NOFX headline, following defiant performances from more beloved punk names. The iconic Bad Religion, ska-punk six piece Less Than Jake, original punk-rockers Lagwagon and Sweden’s hottest exports Millencolin are set to storm the takeover. Guaranteed to be the ultimate destination for punk rock, it will also see LA ska-punks The Interrupters, Mad Caddies, Anti-Flag and The Bombpops appear on the stage.
One of two heavy stages at this year’s Slam Dunk Festival, metalcore and everything in between can be found on the Jagermeister Stage as UK metal titans Bullet For My Valentine will appear in a powerful headline performance set to incite mosh-madness. Atreyu are set to show both acts and audiences alike how it’s done, bringing their influential metalcore hybrid to the stage, alongside emo icons Silverstein who are set to release their latest studio album ‘Redux: The First Ten Year’ in April. The Word Alive will deliver their notoriously exhilarating performance while Missouri rockers Story Of The Year, Wage War and The Plot In You are destined to get adrenaline levels sky-high.
A Slam Dunk Festival institution, the Impericon Stage will continue its legacy of bringing the world’s best heavy-hitters to Leeds and Hatfield over the May Bank Holiday weekend. The genre-defying New York act Glassjaw will make their Slam Dunk Festival debut in a highly-anticipated headline performance. Bolstering their way onto the notorious stage, UK mob Gallows will bring a cutthroat set alongside American powerhouses The Bronx and Canadian hardcore punk rockers Cancer Bats. Ensuring mayhem from the very beginning, hardcore supergroup Angel Du$t, ‘Time And Space’ noisemakers Turnstile and Pure Noise Records heros Knocked Loose make for an impeccable hardcore billing.
Headlined by The Menzingers, the Dickies Stage will see emotion-driven LA natives Touche Amore, US revival pack Tiny Moving Parts, and American stalwarts The Get Up Kids and Saves The Day take to the stage for a complete education in all things emo. Completing the stage and making for an indisputable display of alternative music will be esteemed two piece Tigers Jaw and none other than Brit punks Milk Teeth.
Appearing this May for a debut Slam Dunk Festival performance, Plain White T’s are set to headline the Marshall Stage. Before hearing the band’s pop-rock classics, festival goers can recognise the Marshall Stage as a home for heartfelt sing-a-longs delivered by evolving indie-rockers Hellogoodbye, cherished Illinois natives Real Friends, Seaway and Trophy Eyes. The stage will also see A Loss For Words’ UK reunion on the 10 year anniversary of their undeniable album ‘The Kids Can’t Lose’.
Paying homage to the beloved Leeds institution, The Key Club Stage will recreate venue magic on their stage at Leeds and Hatfield with incredible alternative names jam packed on to the lineup. Topping the bill will be enigmatic electro-rock duo iDKHOW in a Slam Dunk Festival debut performance that is sure to make history. Joining them will be alt-pop sensation Lights, billboard-charting grandson and the face-melting Employed To Serve. Birmingham metallers SHVPES will meet Aussie Between You & Me ahead of Story Untold 's pop-punk performance. Press To Meco, Our Hollow Our home, Kublai Khan, Cruel Hand, Pagan and Wallflower will complete the genre-crossing showcase, with secret special guests still to be announced.
One for the acoustic aficionados, the Acoustic Stage will be the go-to destination for slower sing-a-longs with beloved Slam Dunk Festival names. Justin Courtney Pierre of Motion City Soundtrack will lead the lineup which also features singer-songwriter Rob Lynch and former We Are The Ocean singer Liam Cromby as well as Lightyear’s Chas Palmer Williams and Lizzy Farrall.
17 MORE BANDS ADDED TO THIS YEAR’S LINE UP
UK FESTIVAL EXCLUSIVE FROM SIMPLE CREATURES
ALLUSINLOVE / CLOUD / DINOSAUR PILE-UP / GOODBYE JUNE / GRAVEYARD
HOT MILK / KIM JENNETT / KVELERTAK / LOST SOCIETY / NOVA TWINS / QUEEN ZEE
ROAM / SIMPLE CREATURES / THE HU / THE PICTUREBOOKS / THE WONDER YEARS / VAMBO
Plus WWE NXT TAPES
PETE DUNNE / TYLER BATE / TRENT SEVEN / WALTER / THE GRIZZLED YOUNG VETERANS / TONI STORM
RHEA RIPLEY / JORDAN DEVLIN / TRAVIS BANKS / GALLUS
Download Festival, the champion of rock events, is pleased to welcome WWE NXT UK to the hallowed grounds of Donington Park across 14-16 June 2019, as well as SEVENTEEN further bands including supergroup Simple Creatures, The Wonder Years, and Dinosaur Pile-up.
WWE United Kingdom Champion Pete Dunne, NXT UK Women’s Champion Toni Storm, and Tyler Bate will be among the NXT UK stars parading thrilling displays of dynamic athleticism during the bonafide full-scale ring bouts in the festival arena, which for the first time ever will be taped and aired as part of the weekly NXT UK show on the WWE Network. Superstars Trent Seven, Walter, Rhea Ripley, Jordan Devlin, NXT UK Tag Team Champions The Grizzled Young Veterans, Travis Banks, Gallus and many more to be announced, will descend upon Download for a weekend of high flying maneuvers, action-packed matches and unexpected surprises. NXT has made a massive impact at the festival in previous years, performing to capacity crowds throughout the weekend, featuring impressive debuts, shocking returns and exciting moments. This is the ultimate win for wrestling fans!
Joining headlinersSlipknot, Tool and Def Leppard and a host of acts already announcedfor the annual rock spectacle, are SEVENTEEN other amazing acts. In a UK Festival Exclusive is supergroup Simple Creatures, comprising of blink-182’s Mark Hoppus and All Time Low’s Alex Gaskarth, who will headline the Avalanche stage on the Saturday night. Known as legends of the pop-punk scene, the pair will give an unmissable exclusive and first UK Festival performance at this year’s Download. Already releasing two infectious singles ‘Strange Love’ and ‘Drug’, Simple Creatures will release their debut EP Strange Love on March 29th.
Simple Creatures said: “An evening of Trash-Pop reverie awaits you at Download Fest. There will be Creatures. They will be Simple. There will be singing and dancing in a big tent. What more could you possibly want?”
Also added are Dinosaur Pile-up who have spent the better part of two decades as purveyors of riff laden ginormous rock and are well versed in whipping the crowd into a frenzy, the powerhouse blend of psychedelic with grunge from Allusinlove, andLiverpool's Queen Zee who are ready to cause a commotion with their inspiring anthems through their fluid expression of brash queer punk. The Wonder Years will smash a punk shaped whole through Donington with a raucous set of anti-suburban anthems, and they will be in good company with UK pop-punk upstarts Roam,known for their energetic and frantic live shows.
Norway’s Kvelertak are on their way to lead the crowd through a relentless onslaught of exciting ‘black n roll’ and join this year’s line up, as are the aptly named Hot Milk who are one of the hottest upcoming names in UK rock, Finland’s own thrash prodigies Lost Society bringing with them their relentless insanely fast metal for head banging aplenty, the grime meets punk London duo Nova Twins, and dirty blues rockers The Picturebooks. Graveyard will be making their welcome return seamlessly blending rock, soul, 60’s acid fuzz and of course a big dash of heavy metal into an infectious musical stew, alongside Mongolian internet sensations The Hu which is a genre you didn’t know you needed in your life. Goodbye June, Vambo, Cloud and Kim Jennett also set to play.
For further information, please visit downloadfestival.co.uk
50 ACTS ADDED! CHARLI XCX, CHVRCHES, ROYAL BLOOD AND MANY MORE
JOINING HEADLINERS THE 1975, POST MALONE, TWENTY ONE PILOTS AND FOO FIGHTERS
A DAY TO REMEMBER | AGAINST THE CURRENT | AJ TRACEY | ALMA ANDERSON .PAAK & THE FREE NATIONALS | ANDY C | BECKY HILL BEXEY | BLAENAVON | BLOXX | CAVETOWN | CHARLI XCX THE CHATS | CHVRCHES | CIRCA WAVES | COMETHAZINE D-BLOCK EUROPE | DISTRUCTION BOYZ | ENTER SHIKARI FISHER | FRANK CARTER AND THE RATTLESNAKES | FREDO | GUNNA HEADIE ONE | HOCKEY DAD | HOLY GOOF | HONEY DIJON THE HUNNA | THE JAPANESE HOUSE | JOJI | LIL BABY | LIL UZI VERT LOUD LUXURY | THE MAINE | MURA MASA | THE NIGHT CAFÉ NOTHING,NOWHERE. | NO ROME | NSG | OCTAVIAN | PEACE ROYAL BLOOD | SASASAS | SLOWTHAI THE STORY SO FAR | TEN TONNES | TWIN ATLANTIC TWISTED WHEEL | THE WOMBATS | YOU ME AT SIX
Reading and Leeds Festival has lifted the lid on another fifty acts who will play at this year’s event – with chart heavyweights Charli XCX, Royal Blood (UK festival exclusive), CHVRCHES, Lil Uzi Vert, Enter Shikari, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes (UK festival exclusive), Anderson.Paak & The Free Nationals (UK festival exclusive) and You Me At Six amongst the new additions. The acts – spanning the hottest names right now in rock, indie, dance, hip-hop and more – will play alongside headliners The 1975, Post Malone, Twenty One Pilots and Foo Fighters at the famous Richfield Avenue and Bramham Park sites this August bank holiday weekend (23 – 25 August). Tickets are available here.
Brighton duo Royal Blood are lined up to bring their juggernaut rock sound back to the main stage for an electrifying appearance at Reading and Leeds. Mike Kerr and Ben Thatcher’s meteoric rise is backed up by a trick bag of unabashed hits made to get the festival fields bouncing. Pop visionary and musical chameleon Charli XCX is set to hit the stage with an exuberant display of danceable future-pop. CHVRCHES are also announced to bring their forward thinking, epic synth pop fresh off the release of new album ‘Love Is Dead’, whilst electro agit-rock heavyweights Enter Shikari make their triumphant return to Reading & Leeds for sets of sheer visceral thrills for the rockers and ravers alike.
Philly rapper Lil Uzi Vert is one of the biggest names in hip hop and his inventive emo-rap has yanked the genre into the future, get ready for a kinetic performance worthy of his rock star status. London break out artist Fredo recently scored his first no. 1 featuring on Dave’s ‘Funky Friday’ and is set for a huge set over the weekend alongside London rapper AJ Tracey who will be releasing his highly anticipated self-titled debut album next month. Atlanta rappers Gunna and Lil Baby, who have become one of the most talkedabout combos in hip-hop and creative style in the world also join the bill along with hip-hop and soul dynamo Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals who will be sure to bring sophistication and exhilaration in equal measure.
You Me At Six are no strangers to Reading and Leeds and are riding high after the release of their acclaimed sixth album ‘VI’ which has seen them grow into a pop-tastic rock powerhouse. Frank Carter and The Rattlesnakes unleashed incredible punk-edged secret sets at both Reading and Leeds last year and fans can expect another thrilling, crowd surfing goodtime. Australian punks The Chats are making the long flight over, known best for their viral song and video ‘Smoko’.
Brace for impact as acclaimed Floridian pop punk rockers, A Day To Remember, bring their infectious fusion of metal riffs and pop punk hooks to Reading and Leeds festival. Famously dubbed the ‘Arizona Emo Group’, The Maine have stood the test of time as one of pop-punks mainstays, who’re joined by YouTube phenomenon-turned-legitimate rock trio Against The Current led by the brilliant vocalist Chrissy Costanza.
Elsewhere, UK fast-rising producer Mura Masa joins the line up following his huge critical success across the globe and a string of superstar artists featuring on his tracks including A$AP Rocky and Charli XCX. With his cocktail of disco, funk and house, fans will see one of the best sets of the weekend. Also heading to Reading and Leeds is BBC Sound of 2019 winner Octavian. With an array of accolades coming his way, 2019 is set to be a huge year for the London based rapper.
Festival favourites Circa Waves will be on hand with a bucket full of punchy guitar driven bangers to get the crowd on their feet, joined by follow Liverpudlians and purveyors of indie dance floor hits The Wombats who are at the top of their game. The enigmatic The Japanese House aka Amber Bain will saunter through a set of dreamy synthpop, whilst Dirty Hit label mate No Rome makes his debut Reading & Leeds appearance. The Hunna have coolly garnered themselves a legion of fans with huge festival friendly radio hits like ‘Bonfire’ and ‘Summer’ and Birmingham’s Peace are ready to make their thunderous return to the festivals.
American DJ Honey Dijon, YouTube sensation Cavetown, Alma as well as Andy C, Becky Hill, Bexey, Blaenavon, Bloxx, Comethazine, D-Block Europe, Distruction Boyz, Fisher, Headie One, Hockey Dad, Holy Goof, Joji, Loud Luxury, The Night Café, Nothing,nowhere., NSG, SASASAS, Slowthai, Ten Tonnes, The Story So Far, Twin Atlantic and Twisted Wheel have also been added to the stellar bill already confirmed for Reading & Leeds 2019.
With hundreds of acts set to play, Reading and Leeds will again be the unmissable festival weekend of the summer - defining and celebrating the sounds of modern ground-breaking music, as well as a world-class comedy line up.
Fans can be the first to hear further line-up announcements, artist news and much more by signing up to the newsletters at www.readingfestival.com and www.leedsfestival.com or via the official Reading and Leeds Festival app, available to download now on Android and iOS. TICKET INFORMATION General tickets on sale from
14-16 JUNE 2019
HALESTORM, CLUTCH, STONE TEMPLE PILOTS,
BEHEMOTH, FEVER 333, BEARTOOTH
AND MORE ACTS ADDED TO THIS YEAR’S LINE UP
AARON BUCHANAN & THE CULT CLASSICS | ALCEST | ANIMALS AS LEADERS | AT THE GATES | BAD WOLVES
BATUSHKA | BEARTOOTH | BEHEMOTH | BLACK PEAKS | BROTHERS OSBORNE | CANE HILL | CLUTCH | COLDRAIN
CONJURER | CRYSTAL LAKE | DEADLAND RITUAL | FEVER 333 | GODSMACK | GROUNDCULTURE
HALESTORM | HEART OF A COWARD | ICON FOR HIRE | INTERVALS | LAST IN LINE | LIKE A STORM
LOST IN STEREO | LOVE BITES | MUNICIPAL WASTE | NE OBLIVISCARIS | PALAYE ROYALE | PARTING GIFT
REDHOOK | SKID ROW | SKYND | STONE TEMPLE PILOTS | SUMO CYCO | THOSE DAMN CROWS
THREE DAYS GRACE | TOSKA | TRASH BOAT | TWELVE FOOT NINJA | VEGA | WOLF JAW
KERRANG! RADIO LAUNCHES
‘FINDING FRESH BLOOD’ TALENT SEARCH
OFFERING THE CHANCE TO PLAY
Download Festival, the world’s premier rock event, has announced a further 43 acts including Halestorm, FEVER 333, Beartooth, Skid Row, Brothers Osbourne, Stone Temple Pilots, Clutch and more,joining headliners Slipknot, Tool and Def Leppard for the annual rock extravaganza. The three-day festival takes place on 14-16 June 2019at the spiritual home of rock inDonington Park, Leicestershire. Kerrang! Radio have also launched a talent search for a chance to open the Avalanche Stage at the festival, head to Kerrang! Radio for more info. Tickets are on sale now at downloadfestival.co.uk/tickets.
Arena rockers Halestormwill make their grand return to Download delivering break-neck riffs and lung-busting vocals courtesy of the incredible Lzzy Hale. Stone Temple Pilots, responsible for megahits ‘Plush’, ‘Interstate Love Song’ and ‘Trippin’ on a Hole in a Paper Heart’ will make their first Download appearance with new vocalist Jeff Gutt. Festival favourites and hard rocking institution Clutch will make their sixth appearance, as well as classic grunge rock revivalists Aaron Buchanan & the Cult Classics led by the former Heaven’s Basement frontman.
Beartooth have ascended to star status with their groove-driven singalongs and the release of their third album ‘Disgusting’. FEVER 333 have gained a reputation for their hyperactive, political ‘demonstrations’ which will not be forgotten in a hurry. Palaye Royale are name on everyone’s lips as the unanimous kings of ‘fashion-art’ rock, the exuberant trio have garnered a legion of fans and ready to make a statement. Brighton’s Black Peaks will thrill fans, having previously impressed with their mastery of melody and raw power that have seen them become one of the UK’s
brightest metal prospects. Japanese veterans Coldrain will whip up the crowd with their punchy, bouncy metalcore.
Legendary ‘Youth Gone Wild’ classic rockers Skid Row are on course for a hit-filled set. Supergroup Deadland Ritual, featuring former members of Black Sabbath, Guns N' Roses, Billy Idol and Apocalyptica, are set for a seismic performance. Country rock dynamos Brothers Osbourne will add some killer licks to the proceedings, plus the heavy metal Last in Line,featuring members of the original line up of Dio, and Wolf Jaw will also be on hand to deliver some dirty rock n’ roll.
Fans of all things black and death metal will be thrilled with the additions of pioneers Behemoth and At The Gates, both famed for their respective first-of-their-kind mastery of the genres. They’ll be in good company with UK upstarts Conjurer whose amalgamation of sludge, hardcore and black metal have labelled them as massive ones-to-watch. Also added are the ominous Swedish outfit Batushka and Ne Obliviscaris who’ll usher in a new era in extreme music to Donington.
Ascending pop punk rockers Trash Boat have been pummelling the road as one of the leading, forward-thinking bands in the scene and the quintet’s claim to the throne is on the horizon. Rock radio mainstays Three Days Grace are on hand to deliver a powerful performance, as are Godsmack with choruses so anthemic they grant no immunity, alongside Bad Wolves whose viral cover of ‘Zombie’ by The Cranberries shot them into the spotlight in 2018.
For those who like their metal delivered with laser-like precision, Animals as Leaders will astound with their technical virtuosity. Heart Of A Coward return to lay waste to the fields of Donington with new vocalist Kaan Tasan. They are joined by tech metal instrumentalists Intervals andUK prog metallers Toska, who have quickly become anexciting force in the ever-growing scene.Newcastle post-hardcore band GroundCulture have been grafting away, building a fierce reputationready to take on Download, and forward-thinking nu-metal act Cane Hill are also confirmed, whose visceral approach has helped reignite the genre.
Download 2019 will be a truly international affair with the addition of Reputable party thrash heroes Municipal Waste, French post metal/shoegaze Alcest, and Sumo Cyco who have made waves with their fusion of rhythm and dancehall hooks and metal riffs.Flying the flag forJapan are all female power metal stars Love Bites as well as Japanese metalcore titans Crystal Lake. Australian natives Redhook,and Twelve Foot Ninja will also be making the long trip to get the mosh pits started, while Representing New Zealand arehard rockers Like A Storm.
Electronic-infused industrial duo SKYND are ready to make things dark, creepy and sanguine all at once. Bridgend five piece Those Damn Crowsare purveyors of melodic, in-your-face and exhilarating hard rock. Icon For Hire have been breaking down boundaries worldwide and are ready to stamp their mark on their Download debut. Up next are pop-punk new comers Lost In Stereo, Manchester’s hottest new band Parting Gift,and last but not least are melodic rockers Vega.
Download Festival is the home of rock music and takes place on the sacred grounds of Donington Park, which has been associated with rock since the eighties. The festival attracts icons of rock to its main stage, plus some of the best and hottest new acts in the world. AC/DC, KISS, Metallica, Black Sabbath, The Prodigy, Rage Against The Machine, Slipknot, Linkin Park and many more have all headlined the main stage.
Renowned for supporting the best in alternative music, Kerrang! Radio have launched Finding Fresh Blood to discover new and exciting talent to open the Avalanche Stage this year, joining a powerful line up such as Reel Big Fish, Trash Boat, FEVER 333, and more. Closing on March 1st, UK
acts can upload their tracks online and have the Download team decide who would best fit the bill. To apply and for more information please visit the Kerrang! Radio website (T&Cs). The winner will be announced in April.
For further information, please visit downloadfestival.co.uk
SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL REVEALS FINAL NAMES:
NECK DEEP, AS IT IS, BOSTON MANOR, A LOSS FOR WORDS, GRANDSON, PRESS TO MECO, STORY UNTOLD, BETWEEN YOU & ME, THE PLOT IN YOU, SHVPES, KUBLAI KHAN, CRUEL HAND
ANNOUNCES ACOUSTIC STAGE:
JUSTIN PIERRE (MOTION CITY SOUNDTRACK)
LIAM CROMBY (WE ARE THE OCEAN)
CHAS PALMER-WILLIAMS (LIGHTYEAR)
TICKETS ON SALE NOW
SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL NORTH - SATURDAY 25TH MAY - TEMPLE NEWSAM PARK, LEEDS
SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL SOUTH - SUNDAY 26TH MAY - HATFIELD PARK, HATFIELD
SLAMDUNK FESTIVAL TICKETS HERE
Slam Dunk Festival, the unmissable pop-punk party of the summer, is delighted to reveal the final mind-blowing names for 2019’s instalment. Pop punks Neck Deep, As It Is, Boston Manor, A Loss For Words, Grandson, Press to Meco, A Story Untold, Between You & Me, SHVPES, Kublai Khan, Cruel Hand. As well as these exciting new additions, Slam Dunk Festival have also announced the programming of the legendary Acoustic Stage for the May Bank Holiday.
Fresh from storming across the UK’s monumental arenas with Don Broco, Neck Deep stand as one of the biggest British pop-punk bands of the 21st century. Their unapologetic twist on such a celebrated and classic sound has cemented their place as prominent movers and shakers of the scene. The Hopeless Records’ act kicked off their global tour of The Peace and The Panic at Slam Dunk Festival back in 2017 and they are returning full circle in 2019 to close the tour before they go away to start on their new album.
Starting from internet message boards between Brighton and Minnesota, pop-punk As It Is are set to return to Slam Dunk Festival this year. Latest album The Great Depression saw the quartet embrace darkness, melancholically exploring deep societal perceptions on mental health, masculinity and death. With this stunning reinvention, the Slam Dunk crowd can expect a theatrically delivery of anthemic tracks ‘The Reaper’, ‘No Way Out’ and ‘The Wounded World’.
In addition to these incredible names, Slam Dunk Festival have revealed Justin Pierre of Motion City Soundtrack, Rob Lynch, Liam Cromby, formerly of We Are The Ocean, Chas Palmer-Williams of Lightyear and Lizzy Farrell for their revered acoustic stage.
After the huge success of Slam Dunk’s move to Hatfield House last year, Slam Dunk North will move to Leeds’ Temple Newsam Estate so even more pop-punk fanatics can make their way to the definitive date of the alternative diary. Reaching across two stunning greenfield sites in Leeds and Hatfield on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th May 2019 - Slam Dunk 2019 is the next evolution for that go-to destination of rock.
BLOODSTOCK announce final headliner!
BLOODSTOCK are thrilled to announce their Saturday night headliner for 2019! Australian metalcore titans, PARKWAY DRIVE will be bringing their blazing breakdowns and hellacious riffs to Catton Park for the very first time this August, hot on the heels of their UK headline run that The Guardian declared, “An eye-popping visual spectacle.” Frontman Winston McCall tells us, “We’re pretty damn excited! This will be our first shot headlining a UK festival. BLOODSTOCK has a hell of a reputation and is renowned for having one of the best festival sites and atmospheres going. We’ll be bringing full production, we want to give BLOODSTOCK a set that’s worthy of a headline slot! We’re psyched! Thanks for having us!”
Check out the latest festival trailer - https://youtu.be/9lddgmZvhvI
PARKWAY DRIVE join the previously announced Friday night headliner, SABATON, Sunday’s bill toppers SCORPIONS, together with ANTHRAX, DIMMU BORGIR, CHILDREN OF BODOM, CODE ORANGE, POWERWOLF, SOILWORK, CRADLE OF FILTH, THY ART IS MURDER, TESSERACT, METAL CHURCH, SOULFLY, DEATH ANGEL, DEE SNIDER, QUEENSRYCHE, ELUVEITIE, SWALLOW THE SUN, EVIL SCARECROW, ROSS THE BOSS, GRAND MAGUS, ROTTING CHRIST, INCITE and HYPOCRISY on the Catton Park stages next August. Stay tuned for even more bands to be announced soon!
BLOODSTOCK’s very popular ticket payment plan is available now, where you can spread the cost of your standard weekend ticket over 5 affordable instalments! Your first payment of just £36 (initial instalment of £29, plus £7 booking fee) is due at sign up - which you can do at any time until 28th Feb - then four further instalments of £29 will debit your bank account on 3rd April, 1st May, 3rd June, and 2nd July respectively. Please note, VIP tickets are not available on the deposit scheme.
The final allocation of VIP tickets, plus Podpads, Luxpads, Bellepads and Octopads are now on sale, plus a limited number of VIP upgrades (for those who’ve already purchased a standard ticket). For full details click to http://www.bloodstock.uk.com/pages/vip-camping. Standard weekend tickets are also in the ticket store, priced £145 (+ fees), snap yours up at http://bloodstock.seetickets.com.
You can also subscribe to the BLOODSTOCK e-mailout to get band and news announcements as they happen! Click through to http://eepurl.com/dKZrG-/ to sign up.
BLOODSTOCK will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 8th-11th August 2019.