Here’s Another For You! KORN Just Added To Reading and Leeds 2017 Line up

After the latest announcement, here’s another one hot on the heels to get the blood flowing. The mighty KORN are playing this years Reading and Leeds festival. Trail-blazing across Europe in 2017 and making a welcome return in summer to British shores to hit the stages at one of our premier festivals.

See you down the front!

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SECOND HEADLINER FOR READING & LEEDS 2017

KASABIAN announced as headline act for Reading and Leeds 2017.

TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB, FLUME, FATBOY SLIM,

WILEY, CIRCA WAVES, JIMMY EAT WORLD,

THE AMITY AFFLICTION AND RAT BOY ALSO ANNOUNCED

JOIN PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED HEADLINER MUSE, AND MORE 

FOR THE AUGUST BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND

http://www.readingandleedsfestival.com

Reading and Leeds announces Kasabian as the second headliners for this year’s Festivals, taking place on 25 – 27  August 2017 at Richfield Avenue, Reading, and Bramham Park, Leeds. Tickets are available here.

With their sixth studio album set for release this spring, rock juggernauts Kasabian stand as one of the biggest and  most beloved British bands of the 21st century. Their unmistakable modern-day rock & roll anthems have seen them reinvent themselves from the vintage classics of West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum, through to the electro-infused party starters of recent album 48:13. A band leading the charge in modern British rock – their UK Festival Exclusive performance at Reading & Leeds will mark an invigorating new chapter for a defining band of our time. Kasabian commented: “It’s been five years, and as a band we have come a long way since then. We’re looking forward to playing tunes from the new record and bringing the mosh pit to Reading & Leeds Festival!”

Melvin Benn commented: “I’m thrilled to be able to announce Kasabian as the second headliner for Reading and Leeds 2017. It’s been five years since they played; I’m excited about what this memorable headline performance will bring. The Reading and Leeds line up is already shaping up to be one of the best yet, and I’m looking forward to revealing the third and final headliner soon.”

Two Door Cinema Club join the impressive line up for another vibrant performance at Reading and Leeds. Expect old favourites alongside new tracks from latest album Gameshow, as the Northern Irish trio smash yet another festival crowd on their way to indie immortality.

Two Door Cinema Club commented: “It’s so good to be back at Reading and Leeds, it’s always a highlight of our summer. Good to see so many guitar bands on the bill this year as well.”

Aussie electro king Flume is set to touch down at Reading & Leeds this summer. Latest album Skin saw him branch into stunning collaborations with AlunaGeorge, Vic Mensa, Vince Staples and Beck amongst others. Expect a stellar production of the soundtrack to 2017 when one of the most in-demand producers in modern dance, Flume takes to the Reading & Leeds stage for a UK Festival Exclusive performance. 

No British DJ stands as iconic as Fatboy Slim. In the span of his 20 year career, he not only pioneered an entire revolution in British dance, but became the genre’s leading face and changed a generation in the process. From ‘The Rockafeller Skank’, through ‘Praise You’, ‘Right Here, Right Now’ and many more, Fatboy Slim’s first ever performance at Reading & Leeds this summer is guaranteed to leave festival-goers wanting to ‘Eat, Sleep, Rave, Repeat’ for the entire weekend.

Following the success of his top ten album The Godfather, Wiley returns to Reading and Leeds in 2017. Widely acknowledged for laying the foundations for one of the most explosive and important genres of the 21st century, catch the godfather himself performing his art in its purest form.

Circa Waves will mark their unstoppable return with an appearance at this year’s festivals, bringing their hotly anticipated new album Different Creatures to life with the live presence that has catapulted them to sold-out shows across the globe.

Talking about playing Reading & Leeds this year, Circa Waves said: “We are SO made up to be playing Reading and Leeds again. We are so ready for the festival and can’t wait to tear the stage up!”

Festival favourites and influential heroes of their genre, Jimmy Eat World are set to deliver their unrivalled catalogue of life-affirming classics to the Reading & Leeds crowd with a UK Festival Exclusive performance. Expect anthems  ‘The Middle’, ‘Sweetness’ and much more amongst hits from latest album Integrity Blues.

Aussie metalcore titans The Amity Affliction will make their way to Reading & Leeds this summer for a UK Festival 

Exclusive performance, bringing their unmistakable sound to new levels after a mammoth 12 months of touring around the globe. One of the most talked about post-hardcore bands of the moment, their debut appearance at Reading & Leeds will be a calling moment of a band in their element.

Joel Birch of The Amity Affliction says: “I can’t actually believe we’re going to be playing Reading and Leeds. What a wild dream we’re living in. After seeing insane photos of these festivals for my entire adult life and wishing I could just go as an attending music lover, it’s going to be an extremely special experience for me personally to be standing on those stages.” 

After a mammoth 12 months of trail-blazing live moments with a growing legion of devoted fans, Rat Boy will be returning to Reading & Leeds in August. Sparking with a youthful rebellion that’s captivated a nation, his riotous performance is not to be missed this summer. 

These names join a stellar bill already confirmed for Reading & Leeds 2017, joining previously announced headliners 

Muse with Major Lazer, Bastille, At The Drive In, Architects, Tory Lanez, Glass Animals, Against The Current, Danny Brown, Andy C and While She Sleeps, for a weekend that brings the most exciting sounds and artists from across the musical spectrum, capturing a year in music like no other.

ANNOUNCED TODAY

Kasabian | Two Door Cinema Club | Flume | Fatboy Slim | Wiley | Circa Waves | Jimmy Eat World | The Amity Affliction | Rat Boy

PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED

Muse | Major Lazer | Bastille | At The Drive In | Architects | Torey Lanez | Glass Animals | Against The Current | Danny Brown | Andy C | 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

AVENGED SEVENFOLD ANNOUNCE POP UP STORE ‘VLAUDER LAUDERS GENERAL STORE’ IN LONDON’S CAMDEN OPENING FRIDAY 20TH JANUARY

Avenged Sevenfold , currently on tour in the UK, has announced a treat for their UK fans.  From Friday 20th January until Monday 23rd the band will be setting up a pop-up shop – Vlauder Lauders General Store – in London’s Camden to coincide with their two live dates at the 02 Arena, this coming weekend.  The shop will be based at Camden Market, 215-216 Chalk Farm Road, London, NW1 8AB, and open 10a.m – 6p.m.

The store will be hosting in-store raffles and giveaways of exclusive and signed merchandise every hour on the hour, so fans are advised to check in frequently.  Every purchase made at the store also comes with an entry (enter to win) to win surprise gifts.

In addition, world-renowned painter, sculptor and designer from Huntington Beach, Cam Rackam, who collaborated with the band on the album artwork for “Hail To The King” and “Nightmare” will also be in-store creating art pieces in front of a live audience.

Avenged Sevenfold kicked off their 10 date UK tour on 7th January in Dublin, which is already picking up fantastic reviews, prompting the Guardian to comment that “the five-piece methodically discharge booming, arena-filling songs that are as hefty as they are heavy” in their 4* review.

The band’s last visit was in 2013 for a sold out arena tour plus an awe inspiring headline slot at Download Festival in June 2014 which cemented their unshakable reputation for breath-taking live performances.

In October last year Avenged Sevenfold played a groundbreaking live 360 Virtual Reality gig on the roof of Capitol Records in LA after which they surprised fans with the announcement that their new album ‘The Stage’ – their first for Capitol Records – would be available that night.  Previously they had made headlines with the release of the title track, co-produced by the band and Joe Barresi (Queens of the Stone Age, Tool) AND a companion video directed by Chris Hopewell (Radiohead, The Killers). The latter has already amassed well over TWELVE million YouTube views – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBYVlFXsEME

The Stage is a work of immense scope and ambition, featuring 11 panoramic tracks tied together by an Artificial Intelligence theme. Inspired by the writings of Carl Sagan and Elon Musk, the album is the band’s first thematic release. While the term “AI” conjures up images of robots and fantasy films, the band steers clear of a science fiction storyline. Instead, the album sees them taking a futurist’s look at the accelerated rate at which technology’s intelligence is expanding and what that means—good and bad—for the future.

The album’s epic 15-minute-plus closing track, “Exist,” features a guest appearance by award-winning astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson giving a spoken word performance he penned specifically for the album.

January 2017
Saturday 7th   Dublin 3 Arena
Tuesday 10th  Glasgow The SSE Hydro SOLD OUT
Thursday 12th Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
Friday 13th      Birmingham Genting Arena
Sunday 15th    Sheffield Arena
Monday 16th   Manchester Arena
Wed 18th         Nottingham Motorpoint Arena
Thursday 19th Cardiff Motorpoint Arena   SOLD OUT
Saturday 21st  London O2 Arena  SOLD OUT
Sunday 22nd   London 02 Arena

Heavy Scotland Festival announce final bands. – WARBRINGER and EVIL INVADERS

HEAVY SCOTLAND are delighted to announce their complete line-up for their debut year with the addition of heavyweights WARBRINGER and EVIL INVADERS.

Held at Edinburgh’s Corn Exchange between the 1st-2nd April, the two bands join the already hard hitting line-up that’s set to make this the go-to Scottish metal festival in 2017.

Full line-up:

Behemoth (UK/EIRE Exclusive)
Arch Enemy
Finntroll
Grave
Destruction
Fleshgod Apocalypse
Havok
Warbringer
Ingested
Blaze Bayley
Evil Invaders
Dyscarnate
Sodomized Cadaver
Shiraz Lane
Centrilia
Disposable

Conducting the affairs of the festival and hosting the event is alternative tattoo model FEMKE FATALE.
Set to be the biggest and best new festival dedicated to all things dark, heavy, and vicious, Heavy Scotland is borne out of a love of metal. Aimed at supporting a famously dedicated metal scene but until now without a big festival, Heavy Scotland looks set to put Scotland on the map.
To help add to the line-up, the festival have launched a Battle of the Bands for an unsigned act to join the world-class billing. Three battles, eight bands, and one winner. The three events are to be held on 28th January, 11th February and 25th February. For details see poster below

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Bloodstock Announce second headliner for 2017 – MEGADETH

BLOODSTOCK is excited to kick off the New Year by announcing MEGADETH as their Sunday night headliner!

MEGADETH’s mainman, Dave Mustaine tells us “We kick off 2017 by announcing we’ll be headlining Sunday night at Bloodstock, one of my favourite, purely metal, British festivals!  Megadeth had a blast last time and I can’t wait to bring the Dystopia World Tour to Bloodstock this Summer.  See ya at Catton Park in August!”

MEGADETH were recently nominated for a Grammy in the ‘Best Metal Performance’ category for the title track of their current critically acclaimed ‘Dystopia’ album.

Also available now is the very popular ticket deposit scheme!  The payment plan helps ease the ‘big lump’ shock of paying for your standard weekend ticket by breaking it up into five smaller, more manageable sums.  You can sign up in the ticket store at any time from now until 28th Feb, with an initial payment of £34.80 payable on sign-up.  Thereafter, four additional instalments of £27.80 will debit your bank account on 1st April, May, June and July respectively.  Get full details over at http://bloodstock.seetickets.com/content/ticket-options.

 

Already announced for 2017 are Friday’s headliners AMON AMARTH, plus BLIND GUARDIAN, HATEBREED, TESTAMENT, OBITUARY, BRUJERIA, WHITECHAPEL, SKINDRED, POSSESSED, ANNIHILATOR, MUNICIPAL WASTE, HELL and DECAPITATED.  Many more are still to come!  Stay tuned to BLOODSTOCK’s social media 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 (plus booking fee), plus limited VIP packages/upgrades and car parking tickets (at a cheaper price than ‘on the day’ purchase) from http://bloodstock.seetickets.com/content/ticket-options.  Children’s weekend tickets are also available, priced £35 (+ booking fee).  Camper van pitches have now SOLD OUT.