Uprising Festival Books Katatonia as Headliner for 7th Edition

Already playing host to Cellar Darling, Brujeria, Discharge, and more, Leicester, England’s Uprising festival has just announced the headliner for its 7th year. Melancholic Swedish metallers, Katatonia, will close out the May 25th event. Keep reading for tickets information and more about the lineup.


The band commented “We are looking forward to a swift return to the UK in May 2024, playing Leicester Uprising! Don’t miss out!


Simon Yarwood of Uprising has said “How do we even try and top Uprising 6? That in itself was a Monumental challenge! Well, I can honestly say that Katatonia have been on our bucket list since the inception of Uprising, and for us to welcome them in 2024 means a great deal, I think my partner Matt is still doing a Cheshire Cat impression. This year was our most successful Uprising to date and we really want to keep that momentum going, we’ve booked some exciting homegrown and international up and coming acts (more of that to come ), both well established and legacy acts, we have a wonderful team and one of the best indoor multi stage venues in the UK, and most importantly the best fans, adding Katatonia to all that should make 2024 something special.”


Spanning a thirty year career and eleven studio albums, Katatonia are a band who do not shy away from the evolution of their music. Gathering praise in the nineties for their unique Gothic-tinged, doom metal sound, the band released the genre bending debut, Dance of December Souls (1993) followed by another nine studio albums and several EPs. After a brief hiatus, the band came back stronger than ever in 2020 with their album City Burials, a fresh take on the band’s legacy. Skip forward three years and the band have now released their new album Sky Void Of Stars.


Performing across the weekend at Uprising will be Katatonia, Brujeria, Breed 77, Discharge, Cellar Darling, Ramage Inc, Forlorn, Lastelle, Sugar Horse, Seething Akira, Tribe Of Ghosts, Mage, Battalions, Hang The Bastard, Foul Body Autopsy, Akilla, Voidwalker and much more to be announced.


Tickets on sale now for £35

Under 12’s – FREE

12-16’s £20


Tickets are available from https://www.gigantic.com/uprising-tickets/leicester-o2-academy-leicester/2024-05-25-12-30