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BLACK SABBATH, RAMMSTEIN & MANY MORE ANNOUNCED FOR HELLFEST 2016

Posted in Festival News, Music with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 30, 2015 by Tickets There

untitledIt’s really, really true. Hellfest 2016 have just made their first official line-up announcement which has confirmed the rumours that Black Sabbath and Rammstein will be headlining the 3 day event. A third headliner and over 20 more bands will be announced at a later date with Metallica, Tool, System of a Down and AC/DC all getting nods from fans.

Along with the headliners, Hellfest have also announced Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax – further adding fuel to the potential Big 4 rumors. And just in case that wasn’t enough for you, they’ve also thrown in KoRn, Volbeat, Gorjira, King Diamond, Twisted Sister, Testatment, Over Kill, Napalm Death, Decide, Dark Funeral, Vader, Voivod, Sick of it All, Down, The Melvins and many, many, many more. Visit www.hellfest.fr for full details.

Hellfest 2016 is officially the best heavy metal event of the summer we’ve seen so far. With more than 75% of passes already sold, the time to pull the finger out is upon you!

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Slane 2015 officially announced

Posted in Festival News, Gig Listing, Music, News with tags , , , , on November 26, 2014 by Tickets There

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It’s official, MCD have announced The Foo Fighters will headline Slane castle on May 30th, 2015.

Joining the most loveable rock band in the world at one of Ireland’s most iconic festivals will be Kaiser Chiefs, Hozier and two other bands still TBC.

Tickets go on sale Dec 1st priced €79.50 including booking fees.

Day in the sun anyone?

Graspop and Sweden Rock announce 2015 line-ups

Posted in Festival News, Gig Listing, Music, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 20, 2014 by Tickets There

10686728_10152508908419077_2140990077237567170_nOh it’s getting serious now folks, First Download and Hellfest and now Graspop and Sweden Rock have unleashed the beasts for next year’s festivities. Both have fairly enticing attractions so the pressure is now on for decision making.

10686728_10152508908419077_2140990077237567170_nGraspop: 19,20,21 JUNE 15
Graspop is coming out mighty strong this year. As one of Europe’s most scared festivals, the chances of a good line-up are always pretty decent and 2015 will be no different. They’ve managed to capture most of the mouth watering touring line-up’s this year.

KISS, Slipknot and Scorpions will headline the event with serious support coming from Judas Priest, Motorhead, Alice Cooper, Exodus, KoRn, Body Count, In Flames, Lamb of God, Cradle of Filth, Arch Enemy, Cannibal Corpse, PRIMORDIAL and many, many more. Full line-up details and ticket info available here.

CA65FA5ECB43A44ASweden Rock Festival: 3,4,5,6 JUNE 15
One thing – Headliners are the best I’ve seen yet. Def Leppard, Motley Crue, Judas Priest and …ahem, ToTo will headline this four day extravaganza. That’s not all though.

Five Finger Death Punch, Backyard Babies, Opeth, Meshuggah, Hammerfall, D-A-D, Airbourne, Nuclear Assault, Exodus, H.E.A.T., The Quireboys, Exciter, Delan and again, lots more. Sweden Rock have confirmed they still have roughly 50 more bands to be announced so keep an eye on their official site for details as they unfold.

So, what are folks thinking so far?

Download 2015: Day 1 and 2 confirmed. 3rd leaked?

Posted in Festival News, Gig Listing, Music, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 18, 2014 by Tickets There

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Well festival season is off to an early start this year. Yesterday the mighty Hellfest released info on over 120 bands that are set to perform at next year’s event and this week Download have been teasing out the first two days of next year’s event with the third and final day set to be confirmed tomorrow, Nov. 19th.

So far, Download have confirmed Slipknot, Judas Priest, Five Finger Death Punch and Black Stone Cherry will be the major names for Day one of the festival (June 12th 2015) followed by MUSE, Faith No More, A Day to Remember and Marilyn Manson on Saturday the 13th of June.

In a TBC post, it seems Gene Simmons, legendary bassist and singer with KISS, Gene Simmons, may have ‘accidently’ leaked the Day 03 line-up. According to his pretty genuine looking poster, the bands set to appear are KISS themselves, Motley Crue, Slash and Enter Shikari. However this hasn’t been confirmed and all will be revealed tomorrow morning at 08:00 am so stay tuned to the official website.

Over a hundred or so more bands will be announced over the coming months. Basic weekend tickets (3 nights camping) will set you back about £205. Check Ticketmaster for more options and prices. They go on sale this Thursday, Nov. 20th.

HELLFEST 2015 LINE-UP ANNOUNCED

Posted in Festival News, Gig Listing, Music, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 17, 2014 by Tickets There

1496370_10152465534622536_5074085481015798646_o Hellfest have announced over 120 of the bands that are set to appear on next year’s bill which will take place between the 19th and 21st of June 2015 in Clisson, France. Headlining the event will be Slipknot, Scorpions and Faith No More. with Judas Priest, ZZ Top, Slash, Motorhead, Alice Copper, Marilyn Manson, Venom, Cannibal Corpse, Anthrax, Exodus, Mayhem and many, many more also on the  bill. This is the major portion of the festival with 30 more additions expected over the next few months.

Along with the line-up announcement, tickets for Hellfest X or Hellfest 15 are now on sale priced E150. Click this link to purchase. This is epic and tickets are likely to go quickly so get on it!

Line-up: Scorpions, Faith No More, Judas Priest, ZZ Top, Slash, Motorhead, Alice Cooper, KoRn, Limpbizkit, Nightwish, Marilyn Manson, Airbourne, Billy Idol, Anthrax, Five Finger Death Punch, In Flames, Lamb of God, Killing Joke, Ace Frehley, The Quireboys, The Answer, Life of Agony, Hollywood Undead, Godsmack, Armored Saint, Exodus, Nuclear Assault, Hirax, The Haunted, Dark Tranquility, Iron Regan, Beastmilk, Eths, No Return, Stickty Boys, Breakout Venom, Children of Bodom, Meshuggah, Arch Enemy, Satiricon, At The Gates, Cannibal Corpse, In Extremo, Bloodbath, Cradle of Filth, Triptykon, Mayhem, Finntroll, Samel, Obituary, Ensiferum, Arkona, Dying Fetus, Skyforger, Alestorm, Skinless, Craft….and so many more!

HELLFEST Running Order Leaks

Posted in Festival News, Gig Listing, Music, News with tags , , , , , on April 22, 2014 by Tickets There

Hellfest-2014-Programme-640x898Hellfest 2014, potentially the greatest metal festival of all time is just two months away and that should be just enough time to narrow down your viewing choices for the weekend now that the running order has been leaked. Is it genuine? It sure seems to be and this writer is currently marking off the must see’s according to it. To see the leak daily breakdown’s, pop over and give struggling metal site http://www.metalorgie.com/ (they probably don’t get half the traffic we do :))

For anyone who hasn’t realized it, Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, Slayer, Megadeth, Soundgarden, Aerosmith, Emperor, Carcass, Death, Monster Magnet and hundreds of others will be descending upon Clisson, France to raise…nah, no need to say that. They’re going to be there., they’re going to put on the greatest three days of live music we’ve ever seen and we’re going to return to our respective homes as pale, shallow vessels of our former selves. We shall never skip an opportunity about that one weekend in 2014 where heavy Metal and heaven met on a field for three days and how it was the peak in our otherwise unfulfilling lives. ..>Well, it is Tuesday after a bank holiday – I’m allowed to be depressing.

Three days passes are sold out, one day passes for the Friday and Saturday or sold out, but if you want to see Emperor, Black Sabbath, Megadeth, Soundgardern and more – you can still purchase Sunday passes from THIS LINK – DO IT NOW FFS!

EHT Announces Second UNLEASHED FESTIVAL

Posted in Festival News, Gig Review, Music, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 14, 2014 by Tickets There

10152466_10203010651101160_1445761242_nEHT have announced details for the second UNLEASHED FESTIVAL which is due to take place in Fibber MaGee’s this September. 28 bands have been announced so far with more to come. Once again the festival will take place over three days, with the third day being opened up for under age fans (no vodka, whiskey, tequila cocktails for you though – Ha!….my live hurts).

Sinocence, Malevolence and Sworn Against are topping the bills with some undeniably massive names from our local scene popping up over the three days, including Killface, Animator, Vile Regression, AeSect, Hollow Truth and many, many more. No details have been released on weekend tickets, but entry to the Friday and Saturday shows will cost a mere €8 each. Full line’s and dates can be viewed below. We’ll update you as more bands are announced and you can also follow updates from EHT on the Facebook Event page.

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 12 SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 13 SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 14 (ALL AGES SHOW)
SINOCENCE MALEVOLENCE SWORN AMONGST
KILLFACE FRUSTRATION VILE REGRESSION
AESECT FREEBASE AWAKEN DOMINION
ANIMATOR GACYS THREADS UPROOT CHAOS
ATOMINATED NIBIRU ALL THE KINGS ASHES
CROSS FIRE BY ANY MEANS AGGRO CULTURE
VISCOUS ENIGMA HOLLOW TRUTH HADEAN
MORE BANDS TBA MILESTONES CALL TO ARMS
STRONGHOLD DISPLACED
DEFYED WITH GRACE AND CHARM
STRANGE DAZE
DOORS : 7:00PM DOORS : 6:00PM DOORS : 1:00PM
ENTRY : €8 ENTRY : €8 ENTRY : €