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
As Spring creeps into Summer, BLOODSTOCK HQ is a hive of activity. The ‘Metal 2 The Masses’ finals are well under way and plans are on track for 2017 being the biggest and best BLOODSTOCK yet! Here’s ten more bands for starters...
BLOODSTOCK is delighted to now reveal that nefarious Nuclear Blast group DEVILMENT will join the bill at Catton Park this Summer. Featuring the unmistakable vocals of Dani Filth, catch the band on the Ronnie James Dio main stage on Friday. DEVILMENT declare, “Obviously the band are really looking forward to playing the festival, and as a English band it will definitely be an honour to play the main stage on what is tantamount to the best British festival out there. Hopefully festival goers will come and check DEVILMENT out, we intend on putting on quite a raucous heavy metal spectacle!” If you’re not a loyal disciple already, get to grips with their most recent album, ‘Devilment II: The Mephisto Waltzes’, via their Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/devilmentcorps/ and watch the video for ‘Hitchcock Blonde’ - https://youtu.be/tQbZ-tQycEY.
Thursday’s headliner over on the Sophie Lancaster stage will be Helsinki’s own BATTLE BEAST! With ferocious riffs galore, BATTLE BEAST are both heavy AND metal, perfect for opening night party shenanigans! Bassist Eero comments, “We're psyched to be taking on BLOODSTOCK for the first time. We had a great time playing in the UK this Spring, and it's really neat to be returning there so soon. Looking forward to seeing all our friends again soon!” Check out the video for ‘Bringer Of Pain’, the title track from their most recent album, at: https://youtu.be/pBpv_pcUEIQ.
BLOODSTOCK can also announce the first batch of additions from the ‘Metal 2 The Masses’ finals! Friday welcomes Coventry winners DEVIL’S PLAYGROUND, who combine hardcore vocals with power melodies (https://www.facebook.com/devil.playground) and modern metalheads MERITHIAN, who took top prize in the Swindon heat (https://www.facebook.com/MerithianOfficial). Check out their lyric video for ‘Grow’ at: https://youtu.be/vnsGwZTJMgk. Also brutalizing Friday are Brighton’s death metal victors ENSLAVEMENT (https://www.facebook.com/EnslavementUK), influenced by classics like Suffocation, Immolation, & Devourment. On Saturday, Sheffield champions BA’AL add their blackened doom (www.facebook.com/baalsheff) plus Dublin’s top dogs ZHORA bring some progressive sludge a long way from Tipperary (https://www.facebook.com/zhOramusic/). Sunday sees Slovenian doomsters MIST roll in, as part of the band exchange with MetalDays (www.facebook.com/mist.doom). Originally all-female, the group builds on the legacy of acts like Black Sabbath, Candlemass, & Pentagram - hear it in ‘Phobia’ at: https://youtu.be/u7QwIwGk28w. CD application conquerors HEATHEN DEITY join Sunday from the Midlands (https://www.facebook.com/heathendeityofficial). Get into their esoteric lore and absolute blackness via ‘Gut The Church’ at https://youtu.be/414Y6aG-RUo. Last but not least, melodic death metallers SHROUDED also join Sunday’s bill (https://www.facebook.com/shroudedband), havingclinched first place in Belfast’s final.
Planning your travel to BLOODSTOCK yet? Need a lift or driving there and want cash for your empty seats? BLOODSTOCK have teamed up with GOCARSHARE again so you can rock out and reduce your carbon footprint at the same time. Register where you’re travelling to/from, or your route, and then wait for drivers/passengers to get in touch! GOCARSHARE is integrated with Facebook, so you can check out your possible travel buddies and they encourage travellers to post feedback. Plus you might even win a pair of tickets for next year! For full details, head over to http://gocarshare.com/festival/bloodstock. Prefer to comeby coach? BIG GREEN COACH have 21 departure cities directly to BLOODSTOCK in 2017, from all over the UK. They’ll bring you, all your camping gear and beer supplies, and drop you hassle free right inside the festival grounds. Visit http://www.biggreencoach.co.uk/events/bloodstock-festival-tickets-coach-travel.
Already announced for 2017 are our three headliners AMON AMARTH, GHOST, and MEGADETH, plus ARCH ENEMY, KREATOR, BLIND GUARDIAN, HATEBREED, TESTAMENT, OBITUARY, KING 810, BRUJERIA, WHITECHAPEL, SKINDRED, POSSESSED, ANNIHILATOR, MUNICIPAL WASTE, HELL, DECAPITATED, SOILWORK, CHELSEA GRIN, MACABRE, INQUISITION, SCARAB, WINTERSUN, ONI, DENDERA, KROH, ABHORRENT DECIMATION, COURTESANS, WRETCHED SOUL, BOSSK, WINTERFYLLETH, GODS, BLIND HAZE, ARTHEMIS, SEASON’S END, BLIND RIVER, ENDEAVOUR, BLAAKYUM, DAKESIS, NORDJEVEL, TORQUED, BLACK MOTH, MANTAR, WOLFHEART, LIONIZE and BROKEN TEETH. Many more are still be announced! Stay tuned to BLOODSTOCK’s social media at https://www.facebook.com/bloodstock and https://twitter.com/bloodstockfest for the latest!
BLOODSTOCK will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 10th-13th August 2017. Standard weekend camping tix are on sale at £139 (+ booking fee) from http://bloodstock.seetickets.com. Children’s weekend tickets are just £35 (+ booking fee) and under 4’s go free! Can’t come for the whole weekend but can join in for a day? Sign up at https://www.seetickets.com/register/bloodstock for a heads up when day tickets go on sale so you don’t miss out! VIP & camper van tickets are sold out.
9-11 JUNE 2017
DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES MORE THAN 20 BANDS
DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT, CODE ORANGE, MAX & IGGOR CAVALERA, SIKTH, SUICIDE SILENCE, KROKODIL AND MORE JOIN STELLAR LINE UP
PERTURBATOR ANNOUNCED AS FINAL DOGTOOTH STAGE HEADLINER
KERRANG! FRESH BLOOD TO HOST THE AVALANCHE STAGE
Download Festival, the world’s premier rock event has announced another plethora of bands, from legends and new talent alike, including Devin Townsend Project, Suicide Silence, Code Orange and many more. Download Festival takes place on 9 - 11 June 2017 at the spiritual home of rock in Donington Park, Leicestershire. Tickets are on sale here.
New to 2017, The Avalanche Stage shines a spotlight on everyone from the biggest global acts, to the latest breaking bands. Headlined by the previously announced Sleeping With Sirens, Simple Plan and The Dillinger Escape Plan, the Avalanche Stage will be hosted by new music champions, Kerrang’s Fresh Blood.
Alex Baker, presenter of Fresh Blood on Kerrang! Radio said:
“Right now, there is an undeniable, electric excitement about new music in the air and as soon as we saw the new Avalanche Stage we just had to be involved. It was clear from the get-go that one of The Avalanche Stage’s aims was to ensure that there was a dedicated space for these new bands within the festival. Download has always been amazing at supporting new talent and I’ve always admired them for that – so it was a no brainer to get as involved as much as humanely possible!”
Metal behemoth, Devin Townsend Project will be making their welcomed return to Download Festival, featuring living legend and ex Strapping Young Lad frontman, Devin Townsend.
On playing the festival, Devin said: "Download! Amidst a crazy year, we have been invited to play at one of my favourite festivals in the world. The band is rocking better than ever, and we are fired up to have some fun with you guys. We look forward to blowing the roof off the place. See you there!"
The hottest name in hardcore, Code Orange are torchbearers for their genre and will excite festival goers with a crushing set. Twenty years on from the release of ground-breaking album Roots, Max & Iggor Cavalera reunite to perform the seminal record in its entirety to the Download crowd.
Having influenced heavy music with their rapid twin vocal and tech metal, groove masters SikTh will bring the Main Stage mosh pit to life. Deathcore stalwarts Suicide Silence are back with tracks from their eponymous fifth album and are set todeliver an incomparably powerful live set at Donington this summer. Joining them are unmissable supergroup elite, Krokodil who are set to impress with their immensely forceful metal, and UK stoner rock legends, Orange Goblin with their heavy hammer, steel toed riffs and fistfuls of attitude.
Renowned for his wild live shows and fiercely loyal fan base, Ohio rapper Machine Gun Kelly has received waves of critical and commercial success with sophomore album General Admission, which he’ll be bringing in abundance to Download this June. Aussie rock heroes Sick Puppies will serve up their tooth rattling rock and hard hitting hooks that will send the Download crowd wild. Led by the incredible Johnny Hawkins, San Antonio rockers Nothing More have cemented themselves in the top echelons of modern rock and will be bringing their ferocious live performance to Donington.
Having previously supported Iron Maiden, metalcore outfit The Raven Age stride between melody and brute force, and will be returning to Download for another epic performance. They’ll be joined by tour de force of energy, Yonaka, and country rock n’ rollers Blackwater Conspiracy.
The dark and volatile Perturbator completes the trio of Dogtooth Stage headliners alongside the previously announced Exodus and Wednesday 13. Prepare to be lost in his technoir, dark synthwave as he closes the Dogtooth Stage for 2017. Dublin’s grunge pop rockers OTHERKIN will riff their way through infectious songs with a raucous energy, whilst London five piece, Drones will be out to deliver a barrage of hardcore punk for the Download Festival audience.
Having supported the likes of rock legends Black Stone Cherry and Halestorm, The Fallen State will bring soulful vocals and unapologetic rock to Donington. Expect a distinctive mix of pop, punk and new wave from London/LA duo Love Zombies, chaotic and energetic indie punk from Blackwaters, gritty modern blues fuelled rock from Bristol natives Tax The Heat and soulful rock n’ roll from Nashville’s Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown.
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 rock icons to its Main Stage, plus some of the best and hottest new acts in the world. AC/DC, KISS, Metallica, Def Leppard, Guns N’ Roses, Rage Against The Machine, Slipknot, Linkin Park and many more have all headlined its Main Stage.
Devin Townsend Project
Machine Gun Kelly
Max & IGgor CAVALERA
Tax The Heat
THE Fallen State
The Raven Age
TYLER BRYANT & THE SHAKEDOWN
THE GOSPEL YOUTH, OCEAN GROVE, VUKOVI, AREA 11, SYLAR, HOMEBOUND, CASEY AND MAKEOUT ANNOUNCED FOR SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL 2017
JOINING HEADLINERS ENTER SHIKARI PLUS BEARTOOTH, NECK DEEP, TONIGHT ALIVE, DON BROCO, AGAINST ME! AND MANY MORE ACROSS THE FESTIVAL
MORE ACTS AND 6 MORE STAGE SPLITS STILL TO BE REVEALED
**SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL SOUTH - SOLD OUT**
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
With a line-up drawing to near completion, UK’s most celebrated pop-punk festival is delighted to add The Gospel Youth, Ocean Grove, Vukovi, Area 11, Sylar, Homebound, Casey and Makeout to the incredible 2017 bill. These incredible acts are set to perform on the new Breakout Stage, curated by Rock Sound Magazine at this year’s Slam Dunk Festival. Keep an eye on the Rock Sound socials for your chance to play the festival!
Hailing from Brighton, treasured quartet The Gospel Youth are made from of members of past British pop-punk bands, poignant lyrics, driving guitars, all led by the soaring vocals. Recently signed to Rise Records and set to release a new album later this year, The Gospel Youth are certainly ones to watch. Also appearing on the Breakout Stage are Australian nu-metallers Ocean Grove. Armed with heavy bass and influenced by the presence of electronic producer, Running Touch, Ocean Grove are set to breath life into nu-metal as the leading light for a new generation. Experimental Scottish rockers Vukovi, whorecently won hearts the hearts of many with the release of their blistering self-titled debut album will also be joining this exciting wave of new acts.
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