THY ART IS MURDER, MISS MAY I & more confirmed for IMPERICON FESTIVAL 2017

IMPERICON Festival is thrilled to announce the first wave of bands for the UK leg of the festival in 2017, which is set to take place at Manchester Academy on the 17th April.

Headlining the Bank Holiday event is deathcore heavyweights THY ART IS MURDER, who will be joined by US titans MISS MAY I, hard-hitting five-piece BEING AS AN OCEAN and Australia’s fast-rising metalcore outfit IN HEARTS WAKE.

For more information and the chance to purchase early bird tickets (from only £27.90!), follow this link: http://smarturl.it/IMPERICON-FESTIVALS

Following 2016’s smash success (including appearances from Hatebreed, Emmure, Northlane, and more), playing to capacity crowds across Europe, the IMPERICON Festival tour looks set to grow and grow. Returning to Manchester once again, stay tuned for more news as the festival hits the British Isles for the third year running.

Full list of dates:

14/04/2017 Wien, Arena (AT)
15/04/2017 Leipzig, Neue Messe (DE)
17/04/2017 Manchester, Academy (UK)
21/04/2017 Zürich, X-TRA (CH)
22/04/2017 Oberhausen, Turbinenhalle (AT)
30/04/2017 München, Zenith (DE)

For more information:

https://www.facebook.com/ImpericonFestivalUK

BLOODSTOCK announce 3 more bands for 2017

BLOODSTOCK is excited to roll out their next band announcement for 2017 and it’s a brutal one!

Florida death metal kingpins, OBITUARY land themselves a Sunday slot on the main stage.  With a brand new studio album coming in Spring 2017 via Relapse Records, the band recently unleashed the ‘Ten Thousand Ways To Die’ CD, featuring two brand new studio tracks and a full live set from the ‘Inked In Blood’ World Tour.  Check out a taste of what’s to come on that new studio album via brand new track, ‘Loathe’ – https://youtu.be/VI8gz54O-i8 and get excited for their Catton Park set!

Poland’s tech/death-meisters, DECAPITATED are lined up for a Friday slot.  Having delivered some of the most influential death metal of the 21st century, anticipation is high for DECAPITATED’s new studio album set for release in 2017.  Guitarist/founder Vogg tells us, “We’re very excited to be returning to Bloodstock Festival – it will have been three years since our last time.  We’re currently in the studio getting ready to unleash the monster we’ve been working on for the past twelve months and can’t wait to play some Polish metal for our UK fans next Summer!”

Mexican-American agitators, BRUJERIA also join the main stage bill!  The band recently released their first album in 16 years, ‘Pocho Aztlan’ via Nuclear Blast, comprising twelve tracks of uncompromising riffs and brutality.  Check out the video for ‘Vive Presidente Trump’ here; https://youtu.be/iGJzMzW3kuY then grab your CD bundle or vinyl over at http://bit.ly/2fxlot3.

Already announced for 2017 are Friday’s headliners AMON AMARTH, plus BLIND GUARDIAN, HATEBREED, TESTAMENT, WHITECHAPEL, POSSESSED and HELL.  Many more are still to be announced!

Early bird weekend camping tix are on sale at a discounted £120 and due to exceptional demand, a limited number of VIP packages were put on sale last month on a first come, first served basis.  This allocation quickly SOLD OUT!  The remaining VIP allocation and a number of VIP upgrades (to accompany previously purchased early bird tickets) and will be available from 16th December, but don’t hang around if you want these, as VIP is set to sell out even earlier in 2017.  Also stay tuned for details of 2017’s ticket deposit scheme (payable over 5 instalments) in just a few weeks time!

BLOODSTOCK will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 10th-13th August 2017.  Early bird weekend tickets with camping are available now, priced from £120 (+ booking fee) at http://bloodstock.seetickets.com/event/bloodstock-2017/catton-park/1010726/.  Children’s weekend tickets are also available, priced £35 (+ booking fee).  Camper van pitches have now SOLD OUT.

Checkout The Unchained Rock Show on Mondays from 9pm on http://www.arfm.co.uk

DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL 2017 IS LAST CHANCE TO CATCH AEROSMITH IN THE UK

AEROSMITH TO SAY ‘AERO-VEDERCI BABY!’ AT DONINGTON PARK

 

Download Festival, the world’s premier rock and metal event will be playing host to the only UK date of Aerosmith’s ‘Aero-Vederci Baby!’ Farwell tour as they close the main stage for the last time on Sunday 11 June. Aerosmith are joined by headliners System of a Down, Biffy Clyro and many more of the the world’s most exciting bands in rock, pop punk, hardcore and metal. The three day festival takes place on 9 – 11 June 2017 at the spiritual home of rock in Donington Park, Leicestershire. Tickets are on sale now at downloadfestival.co.uk/tickets.

Aerosmith first appeared at Donington 27 years ago in 1990 at Monsters of Rock Festival. The band have since returned three times, with the last two appearances delivering jaw-dropping Download Festival headline sets.

For more than 45 years, Aerosmith has been the quintessential Rock & Roll band, becoming one of the most influential and loved groups in the world, due to their mass appeal, unforgettable songs and groundbreaking live shows.

Joe Perry said: “Every time we go on tour I look at the schedule for cities, towns or events that I look forward to playing. Download Festival is always one of the ones I circle. Donington is like home to us. I have some great memories playing there and I can’t wait to make some more.”

Steven Tyler said: “Aerosmith just got done ripping through South America like true ambassadors of rock…The band is unstoppable right now and in Europe, we’re going to keep doing what we do best… Let The Music Do The Talking…Living On The Edge, and living to rock another day.”

Download goers should be prepared to be blown away as  Aerosmith say Aero-Vederci Baby! Ripping through mega hits Dream On, Sweet Emotion, Toys In the Attic, through to the genre defining Walk This Way, Dude Looks Like A Lady, Love In An Elevator and I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing, Aerosmith will unquestionably deliver an unforgettable stand out show of Download Festival.

Don’t miss this chance to see Aerosmith headline Download Festival for the last time Sunday 11 June 2017… It’s Aero-Vederci Baby!

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 three day festival takes place on 9 – 11 June 2017 at the spiritual home of rock in Donington Park, Leicestershire. Tickets are on sale now at downloadfestival.co.uk/tickets.

BLOODSTOCK FESTIVAL 2017 – First bands announced

BLOODSTOCK is thrilled to announce a bumper batch of Ronnie James Dio main stage bands for 2017, including their Friday night headliner!

Prepare your drinking horns!! Swedish overlords, AMON AMARTH will be sailing their Viking longboat on to the Catton Park shore as Friday night’s headline band!  Chief berzerker Johan Hegg declares, “What’s up UK!  On August 11th 2017, we are invading BLOODSTOCK!  It’s going to be a fucking awesome party, with immense bloodshed and you better be there!”  Get ready for battle and raise your horns with us via their latest video at https://youtu.be/Ndu33Uv7Aco.

Landing the special guest slot on Friday are power metal kingpins, BLIND GUARDIAN.  Their set will be a UK exclusive for 2017. BLOODSTOCK prides itself on being by the fans, for the fans, and are pleased to welcome one of the fans most requested acts to the lineup. If you’re not familiar, you’ve three decades of music to investigate, but why not start with the more recent ‘Twlight Of The Gods’, at: https://youtu.be/Ep1B_aIFPDE.

Bay Area thrash beasts, TESTAMENT are set for a Friday slot.  With their crushing brand new album, ‘Brotherhood Of The Snake’, released just a week ago by Nuclear Blast, check out the awesome video for new song ‘The Pale King’ at https://youtu.be/wkHT86Ei7DY.

Hardcore kings, HATEBREED make a welcome return to Catton Park on Saturday. Check out their video for ‘Looking Down The Barrel of Today’ from current album, ‘The Concrete Confessional’ here – https://youtu.be/eGOr91Wx4DM.  Expect firebrand frontman, Jamey Jasta to play ringmaster to some epic circle pit activity, so get your pit skills honed in preparation!

Also landing a spot on the Ronnie James Dio main stage over the weekend are Tennessee deathcore beasts, WHITECHAPEL, seminal death metallers, POSSESSED and flying the flag for English heavy metal, BLOODSTOCK favourites, HELL.

Early bird weekend camping tix are already on sale at a discounted £120 and due to exceptional demand, a limited number of VIP packages were put on sale last month on a first come, first served basis.  This allocation has now SOLD OUT!

VIP sold out well in advance in 2016.  VIP upgrades (for those who’ve already bought an early bird ticket) and the remaining VIP allocation will be available from 16th December, but don’t hang around if you want these, as they will sell out even earlier for 2017.BLOODSTOCK will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 10th-13th August 2017.  Early bird weekend tickets with camping are available now, priced from £120 (+ booking fee) at http://bloodstock.seetickets.com/event/bloodstock-2017/catton-park/1010726/.  Children’s weekend tickets are also available, priced £35 (+ booking fee).  Camper van pitches have now SOLD OUT.

SYSTEM OF A DOWN, BIFFY CLYRO & AEROSMITH ANNOUNCED AS 2017 DOWNLOAD HEADLINERS


SLAYER, ROB ZOMBIE, PROPHETS OF RAGE, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, AFI, OF MICE & MEN, SLEEPING WITH SIRENS, MOTIONLESS IN WHITE,  SIMPLE PLAN, EVERY TIME I DIE, THE STORY SO FAR,  AND FOZZY ALSO JOIN THE INCREDIBLE BILL

Download Festival, the world’s premier rock and metal event has announced System of a Down, Biffy Clyro and Aerosmith as its 2017 headliners, as well as twelve of the world’s most exciting bands in rock, pop punk, hardcore and metal. The three day festival takes place on 9 – 11 June 2017 at the spiritual home of rock in Donington Park, Leicestershire. Tickets are on sale now at downloadfestival.co.uk/tickets.

Alt rock / metal favourites System of a Down make a welcomed return to headline Download Festival for the third time on Friday 9 June. Always putting on a live performance of epic proportions, the dynamos behind some of the biggest selling metal hits of all time; Toxicity, Chop Suey, B.Y.O.B and Aerials will open the show with their unique blend of disjointed hardcore metal.

Speaking about their return to Download, System of a Down said:

“It’ll have been a couple of years since our memorable Wake Up The Souls show at Wembley, so returning to the UK to headline Download, a festival we always love to play, is really exciting for us.  The energy and atmosphere there is always electric.” 

The current unstoppable rock force that is Biffy Clyro will step up for their Download headline debut on Saturday 10 June, bringing their full-throttle stadium-sized show to Donington Park. Having scored their second Number 1 album with Ellipsis in 2016, the band are embracing stratospheric success built on a foundation of huge hits such as Wolves Of Winter, Bubbles, Mountains and many more. Biffy Clyro have arrived and Download is theirs for the taking.

Classic rock powerhouse Aerosmith make their spectacular return to headline the Main Stage on Sunday 11 June, in what will be their only UK appearance of 2017. After consistently proving they are one of the best bands in the world, Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Joey Kramer, Tom Hamilton, and Brad Whitford will close the festival weekend with style and panache as they rip through Dude (Looks Like a Lady), Walk This Way, Don’t Want to Miss a Thing and more.

Joe Perry of Aerosmith said:

“Every time we go on tour I look at the schedule for cities, towns or events that I look forward to playing. Download Festival is always one of the ones I circle. Donington is like home to us. I have some great memories playing there and I can’t wait to make some more.”

For 35 years Californian thrash giants Slayer have rampaged through the metal world. The genre defining band set the bar for all that followed and are still unmatched with their ferocious brand of infernal aggressive riffs, pounding drums and face melting solos. As well as being masters of darkness, Slayer are masters of their craft and remain as vital as ever. Download 2017 will see these metal royalty legends make a memorable return to Donington, having last performed there in 2007.

Horror rock legend Rob Zombie will turn Download into his trademark twisted carnival with stomp-laden classic and new tracks. With massive hits such as Dragula, Superbeast and Living Dead Girl, both dedicated fans and the uninitiated are in for one hell of a ride when ‘King Astro Creep’ and his monstrous outfit take to the stage.

Also confirmed for the Download line up are the mighty Prophets of Rage. The funk-metal rap elite task force brings together members of Rage Against the Machine, Public Enemy and Cypress Hill. Having only formed this year, the Download crowd will be captivated by the most exciting debut on the line up, as the revolutionary musicians take to the stage to ‘take the power back’.

Alt rock / Punk legends AFI have garnered more than a cult following through 25 years of hard graft. The wildly successful Californian four-piece behind the era defining Miss Murder will be making their debut Download Festival appearance in 2017.

Five Finger Death Punch will tear Download apart with their colossal sound on their fifth appearance at Donington, whilst Orange Country metalcore behemoths Of Mice & Men make their first Download Festival appearance. Joining them are Fozzy, who, led by WWE Superstar Chris Jericho will be bringing punching riffs and huge choruses to the hallowed grounds.

Southern rockers Every Time I Die will hit the Download stage for a third time. Chaotic and grandiose, the hardcore Buffalo natives will bring a set laden with ferociousness and immediacy that is not to be missed. Sleeping With Sirens, the Floridian five-piece who combine melodic vocals with rock sensibilities are set to make the crowd go wild with their infectious anthems. Horror-metal favourites, Motionless in White also join the Download 2017 line up.

Pop punk veterans Simple Plan make a return to Download with their hugely upbeat hits, meanwhile it’ll be fist pumps, posi jumps and stage dives aplenty as pop punk heroes The Story So Far make their Download Festival debut.

Download Festival’s Promoter, Andy Copping said:

“We’re incredibly excited to announce the Download 2017 headliners. We have three giants of rock and metal topping the bill. As always, Download fans can expect world class performances across the weekend. You won’t want to miss a thing.

System of a Down made headline history back in 2011 and 2017 will no doubt see them bigger and better than ever. Saturday’s headliner, Biffy Clyro, have raised the bar for rock music – we’re always looking for bands to make their Download headline debut, and I have no doubt they’ll be worthy of the title. I’m delighted the mighty Aerosmith will be back, and their closing set will be something truly special. The band has a long history with Donington, and having them headline for us again is a real honour.”

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 icons of rock and metal to its main stage, plus some of the best and hottest new acts in the world. AC/DC, KISS, Metallica, Black Sabbath, Guns N’ Roses, Rage Against The Machine, Slipknot, Linkin Park and many more have all headlined its main stage.

For further information, please visit downloadfestival.co.uk

TICKET INFORMATION

Tickets for Download Festival are available now from downloadfestival.co.uk/tickets. A loyalty discount is available until November 18th.

RIP PARK FARM CAMPING/ CAMPERVAN TICKETS ARE NOW SOLD OUT!

Extras including parking and lockers can be purchased during the booking process or as a standalone after you’ve purchased your ticket. Limited edition Download 2017 Zippo lighters will also be available to purchase alongside your festival ticket. Zippo Windproof Lighters have become the ultimate accessory for making a bold statement in music and are the perfect way to show your appreciation for your favourite band; with a classic Encore moment. Backed by its famous lifetime guarantee, a Zippo is a lighter for life.