Portals Festival Announces More Acts

PORTALS Festival have announced a host of further bands for its 2023 event, including main stage sub-headliner for the Saturday, the magnificent Bossk. Also announced today include AK/DK who are replacing Elephant Tree (who have had to drop out), Hundred Year old Man, Astrosaur, A Burial At Sea and more.

Festival organisers Sam and Asher – “We’re thrilled to reveal the almost complete lineup for Portals Festival 2023 at EartH Hackney. We’re especially delighted to welcome Bossk back to Portals Festival after their mind-blowing headline set at Portals Festival 2021, we’re expecting to be drenched in post-metal and we can’t wait.”

“Elephant Tree have had to cancel and we send our best wishes and a speedy recovery to Jack. In their place we welcome AK/DK back to the Portals stage; they first performed for us at an all-dayer at the Brixton Windmill in the early days of Portals. It’s been incredible to see them grow over the years and we’re looking forward to seeing what they can do on such an incredible stage at EartH. We’ve had shed loads of requests for this year’s day splits and day tickets, so it’s great to get them out. There are limited numbers so don’t wait around!”

Bands announced today are as follows:

Bossk (sub-headline Saturday), AK/DK (replacing Elephant Tree who have pulled out due to injury), Hundred Year Old Man, Astrosaur, A Burial at Sea , Dead Bird, Ogives Big Band, Mount Forel, Qariaq

Portals Festival will take place at EartH in Hackney, London on Saturday 27th and Saturday 28th May 2023.

Tickets for the event are available from the following link.

Brighten The Corners Festival Announce Second Wave Of Acts

Brighten The Corners Festival today add a raft of new acts for their 2023 event, taking place on Friday 9th & Saturday 10th June in five venues throughout Ipswich town centre.

Leading the new wave of additions to their inclusive and exciting line-up are headliners cult Brighton indie-pop heroes The Go! Team, established London icons Gengahr and punk rabble-rousers Pulled Apart By Horses. Alongside them is influential UK rapper Jehst, psychedelic multi-instrumentalists Triptides, exciting and provocative new act Nuha Ruby Ra and alternative rap sister-duo ALT BLK ERA.

They join the already announced 86TVs, the new project from The Maccabees’ Felix and Hugo White, and The Lounge SocietyRozi PlaindeathcrashCoopsMoreish IdolsKyoto Kyoto, alongside a selection of the finest talent in emerging music. The festival’s late-night electronic programme and in-conversations will be announced in the coming weeks.

The multi-venue event, formerly known as Sound City Ipswich, saw editions in 2019 and 2021 and has brought artists such as Yard Act, Working Men’s Club, The Murder Capital, Novelistand others to the town. 

Detailing the line-up expansion, Head of Programming Marcus Neal explained: “We’re really excited to announce the next wave of artists confirmed for our festival in June. Headliners The Go! Team are guaranteed to bring the party to the Corn Exchange and we’re thrilled to have them alongside other new additions to the bill ranging from UK hip-hop figurehead Jehst, sax and drums duo O. and Hindustani psych band Karma Sheen, to jazz collective Ishmael Ensemble, sibling metallers ALT BLK ERA and the warped indie dance of Baba Ali. More artists, including our late night electronic programme and our in-conversation sessions are to be announced in the coming weeks.”

Brighten The Corners Festival will take place FRIDAY 9th // SATURDAY 10th June 2023 in Ipswich.

Tickets are on sale from the following link.

2000 Trees Announces More Acts For 2023 Festival

2000trees Festival have announced a whole more bands, acts and artists for their 2023 event.

Heading up this announcement are the stunning US emo rock band American Football, Californian rock band Eagles Of Death Metal, Sacremento punk band Destroy Boys, the Belgians Brutus, Detroit ‘high voltage’ rock band par excellence Electric Six and Brighton band Black Honey.

From James Scarlett, 2000trees Festival organiser and booker – “For us, seeing fans just as excited about the bands lower down the line up as they are about the bigger artists is what 2000trees is all about, and this announcement is no different. Heriot and Kneecap were big personal highlights from 2000trees 2022, so to be able to have Heriot return to smash the Main Stage and Kneecap bringing the carnage to the Forest Stage is going to be something special! And there’s still two headliners to come sooner than you might think…”

Here’s today full announcement of bands:

Eagles of Death Metal

American Football

Electric Six


Destroy Boys
Black Honey

Employed to Serve


The Joy Formidable


Kublai Khan TX

De Staat

Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly

Bat Sabbath



Prima Queen


Militarie Gun

The Hurt Process


Big Special

Cage Fight


Dick Valentine

Exit Child


Gaz Brookfield

Graphic Nature

Hannah Rose Platt

House Of Wome


Modern Error



And here’s the full festival poster.

Leeds & Reading Festivals Announce 70 New Acts

Legendary British Festival Leeds & Reading has added a massive 70 acts to the upcoming weekend set to take place this August.

The August bank holiday festival has previously announced You Me At Six, The Killers and Imagine Dragons. Today they are adding to the line-up with Palaye Royale, Arlo Parks, Easy Life, Frank Turner, Holly Humberstone, Mimi Webb, The Amazons, Caity Baser, Sea Girls, Bakar and more all set to play.

Reading and Leeds festival will take place on August 25-27th 2023 with all artists playing in both locations.

Check out the full festival lineup below.

ArcTanGent Festival 2023 Announces More Bands For August 2023

The brilliant ARCTANGENT FESTIVAL 2023 can today announce their next round of bands for this years event, following on from last years ATG Advent Calendar announcement week that happened in December 2022. The festival will be taking place between August 16th through to August 19th, at Fernhill Farm, a short drive from Bristol City Centre.

The acts announced today include the magnificent US NYC experimental rock band Swans, the newest ‘super group’ in town Empire State Bastard which features Simon Neil from Biffy Clyro and Mike Vennart ex of Oceansize, as well as Norwegian extreme metal legends Enslaved. Also announced include PETBRICK, A Burial At Sea, A-Tota-So, Copse and many more.

These brilliant acts join the already announced headliners Heilung, as well as other acts including Converge, Deafheaven (playing ‘Sunbather’ in full as a UK exclusive), Igorrr, Jaga Jazzist, Pigs7, And So I Watch You From Afar, Loathe, Cave In, Russian Circles and more.

From festival organiser James Scarlett – “ArcTanGent Festival has always been about championing the most exciting, experimental, left-field artists and this year will absolutely be no different. There’s zero chance you’ll find another line up like this anywhere in the UK – this is not to be missed!”

All the bands for this announcement:

Swans / Empire State Bastard / Enslaved / PETBRICK / A Burial At Sea / A-Tota-So / Copse / Dawn Ray’d / Din of Celestial Birds / fakeyourdeath / False Hope For The Savage / Haast / Joliette / LOS SARA FONTAN / Mt. Yonder / Other Half / Poisonous Birds / Project MishraM / Pruillip / Thought Forms / Wallowing.

Check out the full lineup on the festival poster below.

Slam Dunk Festival Adds More Bands, Announces Stage Splits

The Slam Dunk Festival 2023 lineup is complete and it’s beautiful!

PVRIS, The Maine, Jxdn, Sueco, Escape The Fate, Teenage Bottlerocket, Scene Queen, Emarosa, LANDMVRKS, Higher Power, Youth Fountain, ZAND, LØLØ, Millie Manders and the Shutup AND The Tyne

They join the already announced Enter Shikari, The Offspring, Billy Talent, Creeper, Trash Boat, Kids In Glass Houses, Fireworks, The Academy Is…, Yellowcard, Four Year Strong, We Came As Romans, Movements, Static Dress and loads more. 

Anddddd the stage splits have also dropped! There’s going to be some clashes there!

2000 Trees Festival Announces Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes As Main Stage Headliner

Following on from the recent ‘returning heroes’ Wednesday band announcement, 2000trees Festival 2023, taking place next year between Wednesday the 5th and Saturday the 8th of July has revealed more to their lineup

The mighty Frank Carter & the Rattlesnakes can today be announced as Saturday night headliners. One of the most electrifying live bands to come from our shores, crowds will be in for a treat from this very special, homegrown band, who are more vital, fresh and exciting as they ever have been in their career.

From 2000trees festival organiser James Scarlett  “Since their incredible set in 2017 Frank Carter & the Rattlesnakes have easily been one of the most requested bands at 2000trees. So we’re absolutely stoked that they’re coming back to close out the festival as Saturday Main Stage headliners. You do not want to miss this!”

Joining them include returning UK rock royalty Hundred Reasons, Pennsylvanian pop punk masters The Wonder Years, Liverpool genre blending and defying 5 piece Loathe and Nottingham industrial rock outfit Pitchshifter.

Here’s the full list of announced bands:
Frank Carter & the Rattlesnakes (Saturday main stage headliner) / Hundred Reasons / Rival Schools / The Wonder Years / Bob Vylan / Loathe / Holding Absence / Pitchshifter / Cancer Bats / And So I Watch You From Afar / Joyce Manor / Crows / Dream State / Aaron West and The Roaring Twenties / Sprints / Microwave / Svalbard / The Chisel / Press Club / No Devotion / Chubby & the Gang / Saint Agnes / Ithaca / The St Pierre Snake Invasion / Lambrini Girls / Koyo / Press to MECO / Big Spring / Spielbergs / The Oozes / The Scratch / Dead Pony / July Jones / Heart Attack Man / THICK / Mint / Delilah Bon / Enola Gay / Ways Away / Delaire The Liar / Pet Needs / Gurriers / Chastity / SNAYX / Hypothetics

Bloodstock Festival Adds Bands To 2023 Festival

Bloodstock Open Air has just got even bigger with the announcement of 12 more bands for their 2023 line-up. 

Those bands that have been announced are: Heaven Shall Burn, Crowbar, Sacred Reich, Seething Akira, Urne, All Hail The Yeti, Dead Label, Brothers Of Metal, Gutalax, Cobra The Impaler, Uuhai and InVisions.

They join the likes of Killswitch Engage, Megadeth, Anthrax, In Flames, Gatecreeper, Fit Foe An Autopsy, Devildriver, Biohazard and more.

Bloodstock will be taking place between 10-13 August 2023 at Catton Park, Derbyshire.

Check out the lineup below.

Slam Dunk Festival Announces Dates For Italy and France

Slam Dunk Festival has become a staple of the Festival season since its inception in the UK. It’s grown to unprecidented highs over the last date and now it’s expanding beyond the UK.

First up France is set to have its very own date where The Offspring will headline things on June 2nd 2023 at Halle Tony Garnier, Lyon. Billy Talent, Simple Plan, Zebrahead and Oaken will support.

Then just two days later, Slam Dunk Italy is set to take place over two days on June 2nd and 3rd 2023 over at The Beach at Rimini at Bellaria Igea Marina. Rancid and The Offspring will headline their respective days where Anti-Flag, Less Than Jake, Bowling For Soup and Destroy Boys are playing the Friday and Simple Plan, Billy Talent, Enter Shikari and Trash Boat the Friday.

Tickets will go on sale Tuesday 22nd November 2022 at 10AM.

These are all due to take place after Slam Dunk 2023 at Hatfield Park and Temple Newsman in 27th and 28th May 2023.

Outbreak Festival Announces 2023 Dates

OUTBREAK FEST, which celebrated its 10th Anniversary this weekend with headliners Turnstile,Knocked Loose, Deafheaven + Touché Amoré have announced dates for 2023.

The fest will take place on 23rd, 24th and 25th June 2023 at the new home of Depot Mayfield, Manchester. 

A limited number of tickets are now on sale at this years price of £95 for a weekend ticket.

tickets are available via the following link.

This years event saw it sell out almost immediately and had the most incredible sets, live podcasts, an Art & photography exhibition, Record stalls, vegan food vendors, skateboarding and so much more!

Check the video for a little piece of the weekend: