Download Festival 2024 (Avenged Sevenfold, QOTSA, Fall Out Boy) Announces Its “Beyond The Bands” Offerings


With only one month to go until Download Festival, DLXXI has unleashed its “Beyond The Bands” offerings, giving Download-goers an even more exciting experience onsite with brand new food, drink, gaming and sport options. This year’s festival will take place on 14-16 June 2024 at the spiritual home of rock in Donington Park, Leicestershire. Tickets are available now at the link below.

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Kerry King, Creeper, Bayside, Soft Play, Bambie Thug, Lowlives, Florence Black, and Mallavora Added to the Bill for Download Festival 2024


Liquid Death presents Download Festival, the greatest rock and metal festival of all time, has today announced eight more artists for this year’s festival, further bolstering a stellar 2024 line-up. The new additions include Kerry King, Creeper, Bayside, Bambie Thug, Soft Play, Lowlives, Florence Black and Kerrang! Radio competition winners Mallavora. This year’s festival will take place on 14-16 June 2024 at the spiritual home of rock in Donington Park, Leicestershire. Tickets are available now at the link below.

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: New Rock and Metal Releases 2-2-24


What Rock and Metal new releases are you looking forward to this week?

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ALBUM REVIEW: Florence Black – Bed of Nails


There has been a mini-surge in Black Stone Cherry-influenced rock in Britain recently, with new bands Stone Broken, Those Damn Crows and Scarlet Rebels amongst others specialising in catchy and consummately made hard rock.Continue reading


PREVIEW: New Music Friday Rock and Metal Releases 2-2-24


What Rock and Metal new releases are you looking forward to this week?

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Hellfest 2023 Books Kiss, Mötley Crüe, Iron Maiden, Slipknot, Def Leppard, Pantera, Porcupine Tree, Amon Amarth, Alter Bridge, and More


After their biggest year ever this year, Hellfest 2023 has booked headliners Kiss, Mötley Crüe, Iron Maiden, and Slipknot! Set to take place June 15-18, 2023 In Clisson, France, the bill also includes Def Leppard, Pantera, Porcupine Tree, Amon Amarth, Alter Bridge And Within Temptation, and more! Headliners for the 2022 edition of Hellfest included Guns N’ Roses, Metallica, Judas Priest, Deftones, Ghost, Scorpions, and Korn over two long weekends to make up for the missed pandemic year of 2020.

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SOS Fest XII – Part I: Live at The Longfield Suite


Time for one of the highlights of my year, the rather excellent SOS festival. A festival envisioned 12 years ago by Lynne Hampson of Rocksector Records as an antidote to the plethora of family un-friendly festivals around at the time. Continue reading


The Quireboys, A Joker’s Rage, Massive And More Booked for SOS Festival 2019


Long-running independent metalfest S.O.S. Festival will return in 2019 and has announced a great lineup. The Quireboys, A Joker’s Rage, Massive, Skam, Luke Appleton (acoustic), Chris Appleton (acoustic), The King Lot, Witch Tripper, Florence Black and many more head the three-day bill from 12th to 14th of July in Manchester UK. With a £20 price tag for the whole weekend, all ages entry, free parking, metal market, food, ales, wines, disabled access and more, SOS has proven to be a fantastic value, a welcoming environment for families, and accommodating for all music fans. Tickets on sale now at the link below. Continue reading


Bloodstock Open Air Adds More Bands, Extra Club Nights Leading Up To The Fest


 

Bloodstock Open Air is fast approaching and the fest has added a bevy of new bands. The infamous BOA club nights are also back, and have grown to 26 more nights. Details below: Continue reading