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Rockness Festival 2013
Rockness Festival 7th – 9th June
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Download Festival 2013
Download Festival 14th – 16th June
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Hard Rock Calling Festival
Hard Rock Calling 29th – 30th June
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Wakestock Festival 2013
Wakestock Festival 5th – 7th July

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Alton Towers Live Festival
Alton Towers Live Festival 6th July
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Wireless Festival 2013
Wireless Festival 12th – 13th July
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Magic Summer Live Festival
Magic Summer Live Festival 13th – 14th July
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Global Gathering 2013
Global Gathering 26th – 27th July
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Bloodstock Festival 2013
Bloodstock Festival 8th – 11th August
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RammsteinRAMMSTEIN ANNOUNCE 2013 FESTIVAL DATES!

Rammstein have announced the first dates of a European tour for 2013 from June to August, which include Wacken Open Air, Rock Werchter, Hurricane and Southside festivals.

The German industrial metallers were also confirmed as Download Festival headliners, for the festival taking place at Donington Park next June. Rammstein join Iron Maiden who were confirmed yesterday to play Donington for the fifth time in their career, 25 years after they played their first Monsters Of Rock festival there in 1988.

The full list of dates announced by Rammstein today are as follows:

June 01, 2013     Nijmegen, Goffertpark, Fortarock XL (Netherlands)
June 04, 2013     Warsaw, Impact (Poland)
June 08, 2013     Samara, Rock on Volga /Rock Nad Volgoi (Russia)
June 13, 2013     Interlaken, Greenfield Festival (Switzerland)
June 14, 2013     Nickelsdorf, Nova Rock (Austria)
June 16, 2013     Donington Park, Download Festival (Great Britain)
June 21-23, 2013 Scheeßel, Hurricane (Germany)
June 21-23, 2013 Neuhausen ob Eck, Southside (Germany)
July 06, 2013     Werchter, Rock Werchter (Belgium)
July 26, 2013     Sofia,    Sofia Rocks (Bulgaria)
July 28, 2013     Bucharest, Romexpo, Rock over Bucharest (Romania)
August 01, 2013     Wacken, Wacken Open Air (Germany)

Download Festival 2013Download Festival Headliners 2013IRON MAIDEN AND RAMMSTEIN ANNOUNCED AS HEADLINERS!

The rumor mill has been rife over the last few days waiting for the first headliners to be announced, with various top bands being thrown about!

Yesterday Live Nation announced that the mighty IRON MAIDEN coming back to Donington exactly 25 years after their first appearance at the then ‘Monsters of Rock Festival’ and joining them will be German metal heros RAMMSTEIN!

Iron Maiden lead singer Bruce Dickinson said: “We were completely overwhelmed by the reaction from our North American fans to the MAIDEN ENGLAND Tour, which was our most extensive tour there for many years. Some of the cities we played we hadn’t visited in over twenty years so had no idea what to expect! But the opening night in Charlotte was packed to the rafters and the crowd was amazing. This continued throughout making the whole tour very special. We had a lot of fun playing the older songs there and the fans seemed to love the set list* and Eddie’s various incarnations!  We all can’t wait to bring this show to our European fans.”

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Bloodstock Festival UK 2012BLOODSTOCK ANNOUNCES JAGER STAGE LINE UP!

Bloodstock are pleased to announce the line up for this year’s Jagermiester Stage. A mix of semi-acoustic acts will grace this year’s stage to bring exclusive performances to the metal masses.

ANDRASTE are a 6 piece folk metal act hailing from Manchester with influences firmly rooted in traditional British folk and various forms of extreme metal, they’ll be adding an acoustic twist for their performance. Frontman for UK melodic rock band InMe, DAVE MCPHERSON will also be making an appearance as well as ZP THEART (former Dragonforce Frontman) who will also be taking to the main stage at Bloodstock with his new band IAMI.

KYRBGRINDER will be bringng their mixture of funk, groove metal, with drummer Johanne having been awarded ‘ Drummer of the Year’ no less than 4 times by Classic Rock Society.  The cinematic metal tones of SPLINTERED SOUL announce an extra performance alongside their slot on the Sophie Lancaster Stage and KOBRA & THE LOTUS will also make a second appearance with an up close and personal set consisting of DIO covers. ABSOLVA (featuring members of FURY UK and ICED EARTH) make their debut Bloodstock appearance on the Jager stage with their blend of groove metal.

ORIANTHI will step off the main stage where she will be performing with Alice Cooper as his lead guitarist, to play an intimate set. Birmingham based progressive-Power metal act DAKESIS and female fronted hard rock four-piece SKARLETT RIOT have also been confirmed to bring their sets to the Jager stage, respectively.

Welsh quintet TRIAXIS celebrate their return to Catton Hall following their performance in 2009 and last but not least hotly tipped newcomers THE MERCY HOUSE will perform a stripped back set of their riff laden Rock.

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Ian Broudie at Acoustic Gathering Festival 2012Acoustic Gathering Festival 2012LIGHTNING SEEDS TO PLAY AT NEW LOOK ACOUSTIC GATHERING

Top 90s brit-pop band The Lightning Seeds are to play an exclusive acoustic set to kick off this year’s Acoustic Gathering Festival. The band, originally from Liverpool, have had several top 20 hits including Life of Riley, Pure, Sugar Coated Iceberg and of course the massive #1 hit Three Lions.

The Lightning Seeds will be making a splash on the Peasholm Park bandstand in an evening performance alongside special guests Chris Helme (Seahorses and The Yards) and local favourites Mark Stanley and The Field Notes on Saturday 8th of September. The Acoustic Gathering team released this statement to the media:

“We intend to close the 100th anniversary celebrations of Peasholm Park with a show that people will never forget. We’re really pleased that The Lightning Seeds have chosen us for a rare acoustic performance. This is going to work superbly with our Sunday headliner, 3 Daft Monkeys and all the other artists we’ve booked. Please find all the answers to your questions on our website http://www.acousticgathering.co.uk or on our Facebook page“

The organisers decided to put on the Saturday evening concert in order to subsidise the ticket price of Sunday, which will be similar in style to previous Acoustic Gatherings. The AG team have been working flat out to make sure this year’s festival goes ahead, following the perfect storm of funding crises, licensing issues and the extra conditions demanded by the Police for this year’s event.

“The groundwork has been laid for any future events we get involved in. This has been a demanding yet exciting time for us” said Steve Dickinson. “It’s a real privilege to be able to put Acoustic Gathering on in such a stunning location but it’s also a massive responsibility to get it right. We see it as great way of promoting the town and we hope to be recognised as a must attend date on the festival calendar.”

Tickets for Saturday night’s performance by The Lightning Seeds, as well as tickets for the Acoustic Gathering festival can be purchased online at www.acousticgathering.co.uk or in person from Mojo’s Music Café on Victoria Road, Scarborough from 10am on Tuesday 12th June.

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Hard Rock Calling Festival, London UKHARD ROCK CALLING SHOWCASES EMERGING ARTISTS ON THE HARD ROCK RISING STAGE

New to this year’s festival, the Hard Rock Rising stage will give 21 undiscovered bands from all over the world the opportunity to showcase their talent in front of today’s iconic artists and their fans.

The Hard Rock Rising stage showcases Hard Rock International’s connection to the new music scene and commitment to emerging artists.

To bring fans the hottest new talent, Hard Rock tapped into Steven Van Zandt, founding member of The E-Street Band and creator of the radio show “Little Steven’s Underground Garage,”; rockers Fyfe Dangerfield of Guillemots and Starsailor’s James Walsh, who will each curate the Hard Rock Rising stage for a day of the festival.

James Walsh will also close out the weekend with his own incredible performance on the Hard Rock Rising stage.

This year, Hard Rock also hosted its global battle of the bands competition, Hard Rock Rising, showing support for up-and-coming artists and providing a forum for them to gain international exposure.

More than 12,000 bands from 86 Hard Rock Cafe cities across the globe participated in the 2012 Hard Rock Rising competition for the opportunity to perform live at Hard Rock Calling with thousands of fans and headliners, including Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Soundgarden and Paul Simon.

The Hard Rock Rising competition’s runners-up, Brass Wires Orchestra of Hard Rock Cafe Lisbon and FOS of Hard Rock Cafe Jakarta, will also take the rock star journey to London and perform on the Hard Rock Rising stage at this year’s Hard Rock Calling festival.

“At Hard Rock, we pride ourselves in providing a forum for today’s hottest new talent, and the Hard Rock Rising competition really helped to showcase some great undiscovered bands,” said John Galloway, Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for Hard Rock International.  “And now with the Hard Rock Rising stage, festival-goers will get a taste of tomorrow’s rock stars all weekend long.”

In addition to showcasing great new music, the Hard Rock Rising stage area will feature two vibrant bars, including a dedicated cocktail bar, and a number of interactive entertainment surprises. The Hard Rock Rising stage will be THE place for fans to rock out and enjoy at this year’s iconic festival.

HARD ROCK RISING STAGE LINE-UP:

Friday 13 July
The Cocktail Slippers, Dive Bella Dive, Deap Vally, The Launderettes, Koo Koo Kitchen, FOS, Maker

Saturday 14 July
Phil Minton, Gabriel Bruce, Dylan LeBlanc, KonKoma, Tanya Auclaire, Brass Wires Orchestra

Sunday 15 July
James Walsh, Marcus Foster, Sadie & The Hot, Life in Film, Nina Nesbitt, Bwani Junction, Molly McQueen

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Vans Warped Tour UK 2012FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND, CHERRI BOMB & IT BOYS JOIN CAST

Funeral For A Friend - Vans Warped Tour UK 2012Joining the Vans Warped Tour at Alexandra Palace on 10th November FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND, LA’s all-girl rockers CHERRI BOMB and US WARPED Tour sensation IT BOYS.

“We’ve shared so many great memories being a part of such a prolific tour like Warped and to play the UK Warped show will be rad,” says FFAF frontman Matt Davies. “It’s going to be insane. It’s gonna be off the wall…”

IT Boys - Vans Warped Tour UK 2012IT BOYS are equally enthused, stating: “We are so excited about extending our Vans Warped Tour experience from the USA to our home away from home the UK! Catch us Nov. 10th at Alexandra Palace!
Cherri Bomb - Vans Warped Tour UK 2012

Bloodstock Festival UK 2012MORE BANDS FOR BLOODSTOCKS NEW BLOOD STAGE

Bloodstock has yet again reached out to find some of the hottest breaking bands in the UK to grace the Newblood Stage. So we’re delighted to announce the following acts ready to rip it up and showcase what the underground scene has to offer. Metal 2 The Masses entrants include CAMBION, MERCILESS FAIL, STORMBORN & WRETCHED SOUL, while CD applications and live show scouts have unearthed A THOUSAND ENEMIES, SHATTERED SKIES, TEMPUS FUSION & WARHORSE.

Bloodstock will be bringing more Newblood acts over the coming weeks as the Metal 2 The Masses tour continues to hot foot it across the UK and Europe bringing you the best of the best!

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Reading Festival, Leeds FestivalFESTIVAL REPUBLIC STAGE LINE UP ANNOUNCED!

Having already announced some of the biggest music names in the world set to come to the legendary READING & LEEDS FESTIVALS in 2012, the cast list just gets better with the hugely influential Festival Republic Stage line-up being confirmed.   Hosting a mixture of classic artists with countless hits under their belts, to bands making their debut festival appearances this is a stage where the stars of tomorrow can find themselves playing to the biggest crowd of their career to date.   The likes of Kasabian, Florence and The Machine, Black Keys, At the Drive In, All Time Low, The Maccabees, You Me at Six, and Bombay Bicycle Club all dominating the other stages this year started off here.

SLEIGH BELLS, FEEDER & YOUNG GUNS, THE VIEW and a very special closing DJ set from BASSNECTAR are the headliners.     They will join FUTUREHEADS (playing an a capella & acoustic set) and THE SUBWAYS alongside over thirty other acts who have secured a slot on this coveted stage with psychedelia courtesy of the likes of S.C.U.M. and TOY, classic songwriters like BENJAMIN FRANCIS LEFTWICH and LUCY ROSE and rock sensibilities from LOWER THAN ATLANTIS and DON BROCO amongst many more.

Cornwall folk-punks quartet CROWNS have also been added as the opening act on the Lock Up Stage on Friday in Leeds and Sunday in Reading.

These acts join FOO FIGHTERS, THE CURE, KASABIAN, THE BLACK KEYS, PARAMORE, FLORENCE AND THE MACHINE, THE MACCABEES, SOCIAL DISTORTION, AT THE DRIVE-IN, JUSTICE, ME FIRST AND THE GIMME GIMMES, GRAHAM COXON, MASTODON, PASSION PIT, MARK LANEGAN BAND, LESS THAN JAKE, ANTI FLAG, METRONOMY and KATY B over the August Bank Holiday at Little John’s Farm in Reading and Bramham Park in Leeds.

Many more names are still to be announced including the full line-up for the BBC Introducing Stage and the Alternative Stage.

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Bloodstock Festival UK 2012MACHINE HEAD CONFIRMED AS 3RD HEADLINER FOR BLOODSTOCK 2012

Machine Head to headline Bloodstock Open Air 2012FANS TO CHOOSE SET IN HISTORIC MOVE

It is with tremendous excitement that organisers have revealed their final headliner for 2012 as Oakland metal titans MACHINE HEAD, who will make their first ever UK festival headlining appearance on Saturday, August 11th on the RONNIE JAMES DIO main stage.

MACHINE HEAD first graced UK shores in the wake of their landmark debut album “Burn My Eyes” in 1994 as main support to Slayer. Fan reaction to MACHINE HEAD’s signature brand of crushing metal was so intense that the band would return immediately afterward to headline their own sold-out shows at many of the same venues, launching a massive swell of passionate fan support that continues to this day.

Seven albums, a Grammy nomination and countless tours later, UK fans continue to champion and support MACHINE HEAD as feverishly as they did at those first shows, and this year, at BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR 2012, they will be given the unprecedented opportunity to influence MACHINE HEAD’s set list!

Commemorating the 20th anniversary of MACHINE HEAD’s first-ever live performance at their roadie Mike “Scum”’s getting-evicted-from-his-house party – for which they performed five songs – Bloodstock ticket holders will be given the opportunity to vote for the five “Burn My Eyes” songs they most want to hear MACHINE HEAD play during their headline set Saturday night, with the five that receive the most votes included in the set list (details to follow)!

Anyone that’s ever witnessed MACHINE HEAD live will attest to the fact that the raw, unbridled energy of their performance is unlike anything else you’ll ever see. With countless legendary UK performances already on record, and a first-ever fan-influenced setlist, it goes without saying that MACHINE HEAD’s headline set at BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR 2012 is going to go down in metal history as one of those festival performances that you’ll forever be glad you got to see.

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Wireless Festival 2012, Hyde Park LondonSTAGE SPLITS AND 8 MORE ACTS ANNOUNCED!

Festival organisers have just announced stage-splits across all three days of the festival, plus added a handful of new acts – say hello to Meek Mill, Queen Of Hearts, Rascals, Mikill Pane, K- KOKE, Cleo Sol, Ny and Run Riot!

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Guilfest 2012BJORN AGAIN, ALVIN STARDUST, ROLO TOMASSI AND MORE FOR GUILFEST LINE UP!

The wonderful Björn Again are confirmed to perform on The Main Stage on Saturday 14th July.  Created and founded by director and musician Rod Stephen, Bjorn Again was designed as a rocked-up light-hearted satirical ABBA spoof – which has achieved world-wide cult status since its inception in 1988.

Dodgy will be performing on The Good Time Guide Stage on Sunday 15th July.  With 12 top 40 singles and 3 top 10s, including catchy hits “Staying out for the Summer” and “Good Enough” (the latter still a staple of radio playlists), Dodgy can lay claim to selling over 1 million albums to date.  Their brand new album, “Stand Upright in a Cool Place was released to critical acclaim summer 2011, and they have since toured the UK with their new material.

Alvin Stardust returns to GuilFest on The Main Stage on Sunday 15th July.  Best known for his enormous hits “My Coo-Ca-Choo”, “Jealous Mind”, and “Pretend”, the pop icon with the leather glove (and catsuit) shot to fame with a raft of moody hits with impossibly catchy choruses.

Hotly tipped South London based indie/RnB outfit Bastille will appear on The Good Time Guide Stage on Saturday 14th July.  From the early success of their debut “Flaws” which garnered over 250,000 views on Youtube and has been treated to scores of covers by performers around the world, Bastille have gone from strength to strength with a run of sold-out shows in 2011 and appearances at many major festivals.

Elsewhere at the festival there are new confirmations on The Big Cheese Cave:  On Saturday 14th July, you can catch British mathcore band Rolo Tomassi, hardcore punks Feed The Rhino, London based hardcore/metal crossover band TRC; While on Friday 13th July post-hardcore rockers LostAlone will take to the stage.   The Vive Le Rock Stage sees the one and only Glitter band performing on Saturday 14th July, with all-female rockers The Priscillas, and original 1970’s mod revival group The Chords both appearing on Sunday 15th July.   The Kane FM presents Funky End Dance tent sees two great new acts confirmed for Saturday 14th July – Young Brighton based UK producer Dismantle and dubstep trio Millions Like Us.

Lastly, the hilarious comedy spoof act Take Fat will hitting The Main Stage on Saturday 14th July.  Gary Lardo, Jason Chocolate Orange, Howard McDonalds, Mark Growin and Blobbie Williams will be performing their special medley of Take That songs; A stunning live show, faithfully reproducing hit after hit, like you’ve never seen before – complete with “phat” dance routines and spectacular visuals.

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Relentless Wakestock Festival, Wales UK 2012HUW STEPHENS, ALUNAGEORGE, KOAN SOUND, A PLASTIC ROSE & SMILER JOIN LINE UP!

Wakestock 2012 is now only 6 weeks away! With the festival fast approaching organisers have announced that they have five new acts on the bill including Wales’s very own Radio 1 DJ, HUW STEPHENS. Huw will be joined by ALUNA GEORGE, KOAN SOUND, A PLASTIC ROSE and SMILER.

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Hop Farm Festival UKFINAL ACTS ANNOUNCED FOR HOP FARM 2012 LINE UP!

So the line up is now completed with the additions of NITIN SAWHNEY, JOSE GONZALEZ, ATHLETE, TAJ MAHAL and I AM KLOOT…..excited, we are!!!

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Guilfest 2012ASH, ABC, THE SOUTH STOOSHE AND MORE ADDED TO THE GUILFEST LINE UP!

New wave / Synth pop outfit ABC are set to headline The Good Time Guide Stage on Friday 13th July.  ABC are one of a few groups that can be credited for introducing a new sound into pop in the 1980s.  Their debut album “The Lexicon Of Love” is seen by many as the best British album of the decade and was released in May 1982, going straight into the UK album charts at number 1 and showcasing hit songs such as “Tears Are Not Enough”, “Poison Arrow”, “The Look Of Love”, and “All My Heart”.

The South (formerly The Beautiful South) will be entertaining crowds on The Main Stage on Friday 13th July.  After 20 years, ten studio albums, five greatest hits compilations, thirty-four chart singles, 15 million record sales worldwide and performing in front of millions of fans, when time was called on The Beautiful South in 2008, not everyone was ready to leave the party.  Dave Hemingway and Ali Wheeler, lead singers with the band were having too much fun to get out the pipe and slippers, and so The South was formed.

Heaven 17 are to perform on The Good Time Guide Stage on Friday 13th July.  Best known for 1980s hits “Temptation”, “Come Live With Me”, and “Crushed By The Wheels Of Industry”, the band have released a total of 27 singles and 8 studio albums since their inception back in 1980.

2 tone ska revival band, The Beat, will headline The Vive La Rock Stage on Saturday 14th July.  Fronted by vocalist Ranking Roger, The Beat are responsible for UK top 10 hits “Mirror In The Bathroom”, their cover of Smokey Robinsons “Tears of a Clown”, “Hands off… She’s Mine”, “Too Nice to Talk To”, and “Can’t Get Used to Losing You”.

Republica will be on The Main Stage on Saturday 14th July.  Famous for tracks such as “Ready to Go”, “From Rush Hour With Love”, and “Drop Dead Gorgeous”, the band describe their sound as techno-pop punk rock and are one of the most memorable of a wave of female fronted rock bands to emerge in the 1990s.

The godfather of Drum and Bass, Andy C is confirmed to headline The Kane FM presents Funky End Dance Tent on Saturday 14th July.  Regarded as one of the greatest DJs ever to touch a turntable, Andy C has been instrumental in the development of the Drum and Bass genre across the globe, since first playing out at events at almost two decades ago.

Dubstep innovator and one of the biggest DJs in the genre, Benga is the headliner for The Kane FM presents Funky End Dance Tent on Friday 13th July.

Drum and Bass sensation Sub Focus will be headlining The Kane FM presents Funky End Dance Tent on Sunday 15th July.  With three UK Dance Chart number 1s under his belt, a top 40 UK single, remix work with huge artists such as The Prodigy & Deadmau5, and numerous plays on Radio 1, Sub Focus is one of a rare breed to Drum and Bass artists to have truly broken into the mainstream.

Welsh Rockers Kids In Glass Houses are to headline The Big Cheese Cave on Friday 13th July.  Having achieved success on the strength of the singles “Give Me What I Want” and “Saturday” from their debut album Smart Casual in 2008, the band released their second album Dirt in early 2010.  The band’s third album, In Gold Blood, was released on 15 August 2011.

Last but by no means least, new three piece British pop/RnB sensation StooShe are to perform on The Main Stage on Sunday 15th July.  Nominated for The BBC’s Sound of 2012 poll as well as T4’s rising Stars of 2012, their first single “Love Me” was released in March this year and debuted at number 5 in the UK singles chart.

There are still many more acts still to be announced for this year’s festival and the line up will take shape over the coming weeks – with over 200 performers across a massive 12 stages at the festival.  This year is looking to be a sell out year so get your tickets quick to avoid disappointment.

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Wireless Festival 2012, Hyde Park LondonNEW ACTS ANNOUNCED FOR THE WIRELESS FESTIVAL LINE UP!

A host of exciting new acts have joined the line-up for this year’s exciting Barclaycard Wireless Festival 2012 line-up!

Heading up the announcement is US superstar producer and recording artist The-Dream. Having helmed a number of massive worldwide smash hits including Umbrella, Single Ladies, Touch My Body and Justin Bieber’s Baby, he’s also a successful artist in his own right having hit the US top three with his album Love Vs Money.

Joining him is some of the hottest up and coming talent, with rapper Sneakbo, the critically acclaimed Lady Leshurr, Sweden’s EJ, the talented Josh Osho and rap trio Bakery Boys all joining Saturday’s line-up.

Soul trio Monsta, dance legend Steve Papa Edwards, and US five-piece Skyline will all join Sunday’s line-up.

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Hard Rock Calling Festival, London UKTOM MORELLO – THE NIGHTWATCHMAN AND MORE CONFIRMED FOR THE LINE UP!

We’re very excited to announce that Tom Morello: The Nightwatchman is confirmed for Saturday, along with six more new acts across the weekend.

Tom Morello: The Nightwatchman is the solo project from the Rage Against the Machine / Audioslave guitarist. Few rock guitarists in the 90s were as groundbreaking as Tom, who incorporates a myriad of different styles into his guitar playing.

The Nightwatchman, Morello’s acoustic/folk alter ago, is a politically inspired solo project mixing acoustic melodies with his legendary electric guitar riffs. He’s released four studio albums and one live album under this alias, and this summer marks his debut solo performance at Hard Rock Calling.

Tom joined Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band in 2008 in Anaheim, US, collaborating on The Ghost of Tom Joad, which Rage Against the Machine also covered. They reunited again last month on the first of Bruce Springsteen’s comeback dates in the US, joining up for a mind-blowing four-song set.

Other exciting additions across the weekend include hotly tipped Karima Francis, and fresh from their tour with Korn, Brit rockers the The Dirty Youth are added to the bill. London-based teen heartthrobs Lawson are also confirmed. The band have been busy touring with The Wanted, Will Young and Avril Lavigne, and are causing hysteria across the country with their debut single When She Was Mine.

Irish singer/songwriter Ryan Sheridan, rockers The Night, and hotly tipped Rough Trade Records signing Dylan LeBlanc are also confirmed.

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Bloodstock Festival UK 2012WITCHSORROW, DRIPBACK & BATTALION FOR BLOODSTOCK’S SOPHIE STAGE

BLOODSTOCK has announced a further three acts for the SOPHIE stage at this years festival.

Returning to CATTON HALL, WITCHSORROW threaten the British summer time with downtuned doom and gloom that echoes metal greats such as St Vitus, Candlemass and Trouble. Says mainman Necro Skull:

“We are truly honoured to be returning to cast a shadow over Bloodstock once more. We promise you total doom annihilation, a celebration for the damned as the end of the world looms at the end of this wretched annum. To be in the company of such excellent bands as Watain, Alice Cooper, Orange Goblin, Grand Magus and Winterfylleth is a grand thing indeed. God curse us, every one!”

Returning for the second year in a row, London loud-louts DRIPBACK take a break from the studio to come back to the SOPHIE stage with their seething mix of hardcore and death metal.

“For us it’s all about being intense in tents, so this really is the perfect festival slot for Dripback. We’re all so buzzing about playing with CROWBAR, HATEBREED, TESTAMENT and all the other awesome bands, this really is the best festival”.

Finally, Swiss thrashers BATTALION make their UK debut at BLOODSTOCK. The Thrash Maniacs check in to say:

“It’s the first time for us to play in England! What a fucking start! We’re looking forward to kick some ass there!!! See ya Bloodstock!!!  Cheers from Zurich, the Battalion-Bastards”

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Vans Warped Tour UK 2012LEGENDARY VANS WARPED TOUR RETURNS TO THE UK AFTER 13 YEARS AWAY

The legendary VANS WARPED TOUR will be making its first stop in the UK in 13 years this November. Last seen in the UK at Reading and Leeds festivals in 1999, VANS WARPED UK 2012 will see over 10,000 music lovers descend on North London’s Alexandra Palace on Saturday November 10th.

Vans Warped Tour 2012 UK posterHeading up the bill are Welsh chart-topping rockers LOSTPROPHETS, who take their stunning new album ‘Weapons’ across the UK, and former VANS WARPED TOUR US headliners BRING ME THE HORIZON, who bring their only UK show of 2012 to the VANS WARPED UK stage.

Joining them is an impressive array of acts spanning the alternative genres, both established artists and the hottest new talent. From pop-punk legends NEW FOUND GLORY and ska-punk heroes LESS THAN JAKE to the new breed of acts, including MAN OVERBOARD and THE STORY SO FAR who kick off the VANS WARPED fever and pave the way for November 10th with the ROAD TO WARPED tour.

And it doesn’t end there, with appearances already confirmed from 3OH!3, THE ACACIA STRAIN, AWOLNATION, A LOSS FOR WORDS, A SKYLIT DRIVE, ARCHITECTS, BLOOD ON THE DANCE FLOOR – who make their first ever UK appearance – BOWLING FOR SOUP, BREATHE CAROLINA, BURY TOMORROW, CROSSFAITH, DEAD SARA – another UK debut – FAMILY FORCE 5, ME VS HERO, MIDDLE FINGER SALUTE, YASHIN, and a heap more names still to be announced.

The VANS WARPED TOUR is well established as America’s longest-running and best touring festival, breaking up-and-coming talent as well as both creating and showcasing major established artists since 1995. The nationally-renowned festival has cemented its place in history by playing a major role in bringing punk rock / skate / action sports culture from the underground to the forefront of global youth culture, while at the same time helping those in need and being the first tour to consistently use groundbreaking environmental techniques every year on the road.

Although far removed from the summer sunshine of its US cousin, VANS WARPED UK will recreate the historical WARPED tour vibe, with UK Vert Skate Championships, artist merch village, signing sessions, stalls and non-profit displays on offer alongside the dozens of bands playing across the four stages. Keeping with WARPED tradition, the running order will be decided on the day, with set times posted on a giant board as doors open. Fans are advised to get down early to ensure they don’t miss any of their favourite acts.

IAN WATKINS from LOSTPROPHETS has this to say of the festival’s first standalone trip to the UK… “When we were growing up, we were always jealous of kids in the States who had the opportunity to go to Warped Tour. It was something we always wanted to do, and of course always wanted to play. Now we find out it’s making its way to the UK, and to make things even sweeter, we’ve been asked to headline. To say we’re honoured and excited is an understatement.”

Of their only UK show of 2012 BMTH’s JONA WEINHOFEN says… “We couldn’t be more stoked to play Warped Tour UK this November! We had an absolute blast on Warped Tour USA in 2010 and after such a long break writing the album this year, we’ll be ready to hit that stage HARD! Hopefully this will be the beginning of many future Warped Tour events all over the UK.

VANS WARPED UK 2012 takes place Saturday November 10th at London’s Alexandra Palace

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