Architects, Machine Gun Kelly And More Announced For London Festival

A new festival has been announced for London this coming summer, and its first line-up announcement is pretty good 

Titled as ALT: LDN, it will be taking place on August 30 at Clapham Common and is set to celebrate alternative hip-hop and rock in all of its form. 

Architects are set to headline the Indoor Arena and Machine Gun Kelly is set to appear as well!

Sleep Token, Mario Judah, Ski Mask The Slump God, Lil Skies, Bob Vylan, Mimi Barks, ZAND are set to play on the festival as well!

To sign up for Pre-sale tickets are available via the following link.

Waterparks Join Slam Dunk Festival 2021

Waterparks have joined the bill for Slam Dunk 2021.

In addition to the announcement ticket holders who pre-order the band’s new album ‘Greatest Hits’ from Crash Records  will get exclusive access to an acoustic session right at the festival.

Headline sets at this year’s iteration of the 2021 festival will come from Sum 41 and Don Broco, with Crown The Empire, While She Sleeps, Comeback Kid, The Story So Far, We Are The In Crowd, NOFX and more also on the bill.

Download Festival Add Over 70 Names To Their 2022 Lineup

After confirming that the 2021 iteration of Download festival will not be taking place this year, the festival have revealed some more of the names who will be playing Donington Park in 2022. 

Joining the already announced headliners KISS, Iron Maiden and Biffy Clyro will be…

Deftones
Korn
The Pretty Reckless
Rise Against
Black Label Society
Theory
Monster Truck
Power Wolf
Wayward Sons
Those Damn Crows
The Raven Age
Megadeth
Steel Panther
The Distillers
The Darkness
Airbourne
Daughtry
Skillet
Lacuna Coil
Bush
Of Mice & Men
Wednesday 13
Ayron Jones
Massive Wagons
The Last Internationale
Control The Storm
The Ghost Inside
Funeral For A Friend
Descendents
Boston Manor
Sleep Token
The Faim
grandson
Trash Boat
Holding Absence
Marianas Trench
Wargasm
Loathe
Jamie Lenman
The Hara
Press Club
Salem
Cemetery Sun
Blackout Problems
Dead Posey
Static Dress
Electric Wizard
Sepultura
Blues Pills
Dying Fetus
British Lion
Bleed From Within
Twin Temple
Bokassa
Venom Prison
Spiritbox
Tempt
Fire From The Gods
A.A. Williams
Higher Power
Kill The Lights
Dead Poet Society
Joyous Wolf
Modern Error
Cellar Door Moon Crew
Lotus Eater
The Scratch
Dead Label
Phoxjaw
JJ Wilde
Anchor Lane
Temples On Mars
As Everything Unfolds
Injester

That’s a lot to get excited for.

Download Festival will take place at Donington Park on June 10-12 2022. 

Tickets are available via the following link.

2000Trees Announce Postponement Of 2021 Festival

After hoping and hoping festivals would be returning in 2021, 2000trees have announced that they are postponing until 2022.

In a very honest statement as well as one that’s quite lengthy, the organisers of the festival have said that a combination of overseas bands unable to come over and a lack of insurance-based support from the UK government has meant that the best option is to come back next year. 

But there’s some good news, they have also confirmed the first batch of bands who will be returning.

You can read it in full below: 

“Over the last two weeks, it has become clear that, due to the ongoing COVID pandemic, bands based outside of the UK will not be able to travel to 2000trees in 2021.

We’ve had confirmation that around 20 of the biggest bands from our line up will not be coming to Upcote Farm this summer. This list, which is growing every week, includes our headliners Jimmy Eat World & Thrice, plus Knocked LooseYoung GunsThe Get Up KidsLaura Jane GraceAnti-Flag and Stray From The Path.

As a result, we have been forced to take the absolutely heart-breaking decision to postpone 2000trees to July 6-10 2022. Up until a week ago we were still furiously working behind the scenes to try make the festival happen. We really wanted (& needed) a party just as much as you this year. But after losing these bands, it’s clear that we are unable to give you the award-winning Trees experience that you know and love this year.

LACK OF GOVERNMENT BACK CANCELLATION INSURANCE

Bands dropping out is one thing, but to make matters worse, the UK government have repeatedly refused to provide any COVID cancellation insurance for the I’ve events industry.

Hundred of festivals have been asking for months for a Government-backed insurance policy allowing us to confidently host the event this year. We were hopeful that this insurance would be in place by now. Although they’ve provided a similar scheme for film & TV, the Government have completely let the live music industry down by refusing to back a simple insurance policy.

This would have cost them next to nothing unless the roadmap dates are changed (or we are put into another lockdown), & it’s the single most effective thing that could have done to get festivals back up and running this summer. Many independent festivals have already postponed because of this and we know of many other events that will shortly be announcing their postponement.

The obvious concern is that there may still be delays or changes to the COVID restrictions at the last minute. Without this vital COVID cancellation insurance, going ahead with this year’s event would simply be a huge financial risk, potentially jeopardising our long-term survival. So we were left with no other choice than to pull the plus before it was too late.

THE GOOD NEWS

The GOOD NEWS is that things are already looking amazing for 2000trees 2022. As not stands, we’ve very nearly sold out for next year and we are very excited to announce that the following bands from this year are now confirmed for 2022:

Jimmy Eat World
Thrice
The Amazons
Dinosaur Pile Up

Knocked Loose
The Get Up Kids
Dream State
Laura Jane Grace
Anti-Flag
Lonely The Brave
Stick To Your Guns
Deez Nuts
No Devotion
Dragged Unde
r

We also have a super exciting 3rd headliner to tell you all about real soon as well as over 100 more of the best bands playing across our 6 wonderful stages.

TICKETS

All 2021 tickets are automatically valid for next year’s festival and if you already have your ticket, you do not have to do anything to reserve your place. Your existing ticket is now your ticket to 2022.

As a small, independent business that’s been hit extremely hard by the pandemic, we really need as many people as possible to roll their tickets to next year, just so we can keep paying our staff and secure the long-term survival of 2000trees.

You kept us alive in 2020 when over 95% of you rolled your tickets to this year. If you could do the same for us again by holding onto your tickets until 2022, not only will uni get next year’s festival at 2019, but we will love you forever & promise to make the 2022 festival one to remember.

Thanks for reading and for your continued support, it means the world to us & we look forward to partying extra hard with you all next year.

James, Bren, Si, Andy, Mark and Rob”

 

For more information, check out the following link.

Creeper, Boston Manor, Spiritbox & More Announced For Leeds And Reading 2021

OVer ninety plus acts have been announced for the upcoming 2021 iteration of the Leeds And Reading Festival.

Yungblud, Neck Deep and Fever 333 will be joined by Boston Manor, Creeper, Machine Gun Kelly, Spiritbox and more!

Also, I’m going to throw in a guess that MGK and Yungblud will pop in and out for each others sets? Only because they have made some huge tracks together and they’re right next to each other on the lineup!

Yonaka, Nova Twins, Wargasm, The Hunna and loads more are on the lineup!

Check it out in full below.

Ghost Road Festival Announces Lineup

Live music is coming back! We’ve got everything crossed but we have one festival you are going to want to be at this year!

Commencing in November (6th-7th 2021) Ghost Road Fest is a multi city two fay festival with a mission to offer opportunity for the UK’s most exciting up and coming bands, provide mentoring programmes and paid work experience for young people who are interested in a career within the music industry.

The festivals ethos strongly supports inclusivity, creativity, gender equality and opportunities for the young.

The festival will have proportional representation with a hope to stimulate the underground music scene post Covid-19. The two shows will help smaller bands gain a further reach with their music, with a chance to play to a larger and difference audience outside of their hometown, along with national and regional DJ’s performing at the events opening doors for networking for artists, interns and audience members alike.

Ghost Road Fest supports not only up and coming artists but the creatives within the industry to. By offering a mentoring programme and paid work experience, it opens opportunity to young people (aged 18-25) to work within a live music environment at a festival’s inagural year.

This sounds absolutely amazing not just for the music scene but for the creatives as well. It’s all about providing a safe space for music to return to and the inclusivity is definitely fantastic to see!

The plan for the festival is for it to grow every year with the first year offering a mentoring programme and further development for a number of young people who are wanting pursue a career within the music industry and

Here’s the lineup for Ghost Road Fest

6th November 2021 – Kolis, London

The Virginmarys

Riskee And The Ridicule

The Pearl Hearts

Moses

Salvation Jayne

Snayx

Sadness & Complete Disappointment

Charlie Ashcroft

Kelly Chard

7th November 2021 – Belgrave Music Hall, Leeds

Bang Bang Romeo

Sheafs

Salvation Jayne

Novustry

Snayx

Sadness & Complete Disappointment

Shell Zenner

Christian Carlisle

Tickets are available via the following link.

And via the following link you’ll find a Spotify playlist of the bands currently announced.

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Therapy?, Blood From Within, And More Join Bloodstock 2021 Lineup

Derby’s Bloodstock Festival 2021 lineup just got a little bigger with the announcement of five new additions.

Therapy?, Bleed From Within, Mother Vulture, Famyne, and Party Cannon have all been announced to play the festival.

In addition, Bloodstock has also announced that four overseas acts – The Black Dahlia Murder, Cattle Decapitation, Nekrogoblikon, and Toxic Holocaust – are unfortunately no longer able to make the 2021 event due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and vaccine constraints.

Check out the lineup below.

Bloodstock Open Air Festival will take place on August 11th – 15th 2021 at Catton Park, Derbyshire.

Tickets for the festival are on sale now via the following link.

Bloodstock Festival Confirm Their Revised 2021 Line-Up

The organisers of Bloodstock Festival have confirmed their revised line-up for their 2021 event, which is set to take place in August.

Due to ongoing restrictions with the pandemic, the festival organisers have stated that some overseas bands are unable to make the dates, with Mercyful Fate dropping from the line-up as Saturday main stage headliners, though they are set to return to headline the festival in 2022.

Kreator will now take the vacant Saturday slot to headline the festival for the first time. Also added to the line-up are Bloodshot Dawn, Seidrblot, and Evile.

The festival has also announced that Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Butcher Babies, Life Of Agony, Sacred Reich, Necrot, Exhumed, and Unto Others will unfortunately not be able to make the 2021 festival.

Slam Dunk Festival Announce Artists For September 2021

September 2021 is locked in for Slam Dunk Festival where we now have confirmation of the acts who will be playing this years iteration of the festival.

Along with confirming the acts who will still be playing from the originally scheduled May dates, the festival organisers have also announced that Crown The Empire, Escape The Fate, Malevolence, Hacktivist, and Snuff will also be joining the bill.

The acts who sadly are unable to confirm that they can make the rescheduled dates and are no longer part of the bill are 3OH!3, Billy Talent, Code Orange, Dance Gavin Dance, Grayscale, Hands Like Houses, I Am The Avalanche, Issues, Motion City Soundtrack, Sleep On It, The Wonder Years, Young Guns, and Yours Truly.

More acts are set to be announced in the coming weeks.

Check out the full list of bands below.

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The Baboon Show
Basement
Blood Youth
The Bottom Line
Bury Tomorrow
Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!
Comeback Kid
Counterparts
Crown The Empire
Days N Daze
Deez Nuts
Doll Skin
Don Broco
Dream State
Escape The Fate
Face To Face
The Faim
Four Year Strong
Free Throw
Hacktivist
I Am The Avalanche
Ice Nine Kills
Knuckle Puck
Malevolence
Mayday Parade
Me First And The Gimme Gimmes
Movements
NOFX
Normandie
Pennywise
Popes Of Chillitown
Reel Big Fish
ROAM
Snuff
Spunge
State Champs
Static Dress
The Story So Far
Stray From The Path
Sum 41
This Wild Life
Trash Boat
The Vandals
Vukovi
Wargasm
We Are The In Crowd
While She Sleeps
With Confidence
Your Demise
Zebrahead

Slam Dunk Festival 2021 will take place on September 4th 2021 at Temple Newsam, Leeds and on September 5th 2021 at Hatfield Park, Hatfield.

Tickets from last years event will be honoured and remain valid for 2021.

Remaining tickets are on sale now with a range of payment plans, and can be purchased online from seetickets.com.

Download Festival 2021 Cancelled, Headliners For 2022 Confirmed

Download Festival organisers have announced that the 2021 event has been cancelled for a second consecutive year due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The 2021 iteration was set to take place on June 4th – 6th but the news of the cancellation comes following the announcement last week from the UK government of their roadmap out of lockdown, in which they stated that they wouldn’t allow large scale events to go ahead any earlier than June 21st 2021.

The organisers have since been confirmed that though the 2021 event won’t go ahead, 2022 plans to go forward, with main stage headline performances from KISS, Iron Maiden and Biffy Clyro already locked in.

A full statement from the festival can be read below.

“We can now confirm that Download Festival will no longer be taking place this year. But we do have exciting news for 2022.

We never gave up hope of bringing the festival back to Donington this June and had been working so hard behind the scenes to make that happen, but we now know it’s not possible. We’re heartbroken for everyone in the Download family, from artists to suppliers and of course our passionate Download fans.

We’ll be back on 10th-12th June 2022, as strong as ever, with an amazing set of headliners – KISS, Iron Maiden, and Biffy Clyro.

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank the NHS for their extraordinary efforts in rolling out the vaccine, as well as thanking all of you for your patience and for keeping the spirit of Download alive until we can be together again.

You are all very welcome to retain your ticket and carry it over to next year. Alternatively, you will be able to receive a refund from your ticket agent. Look out for an email from them very soon and please only contact them if you have not been contacted after 5 days as they are very busy at this time.

Horns up. We’ll see you in 2022.

Team Download”

Download 2022 will take place on June 10th – 12th 2022 at Donnington Park, Derbyshire. Tickets purchased for Download Festival 2020 or 2021 will remain valid for the 2022 dates.

Early bird tickets, instalment plans, and RIP accommodation will also go on general sale from Friday (March 5th 2021) and can be purchased online from the festival’s official website.