UK Tech Fest announces TECHABILITATION 2016

Do you need some rehab after tech fest 2016 Well the organisers have sorted you out with TECHABILITATION 2016! Billed as a two-day post tech-fest rehab clinic for tech metal junkies, it is set to take place on November 19 and 20 at The New Cross Inn, London.

Butserfest 2016 line-up change

This Saturday (September 10) sees a whole host of everyones favourite bands head to Queen Elizabeth Country Park in Petersfield for the UK's biggest ancohol and drug free festival Butserfest. This year also marks the festival's tenth anniversary!


How would you like to win two weekend camping tickets to the first ever Fort Fest? All you have to do is apply here! (You will need to be over the age of 16!).

Shield Fest II (FVK/More Than Most/Junior + more) @ Hobos, Bridgend

A very emotional night but it showed that FVK are going to go on and have plenty of success in their future ventures. A very good festival overall which organiser Adam Tibbs should give himself a pat on the back for! Now to count down the days until the next Shield Fest!

First Bands Announced For Breaking Bands Festival 2017!

The ever growing and ever popular Breaking Bands Festival returns for its third year next May. Housed at the fantastic Stoke Prior Sports & Country Club in Bromsgrove, the Festival promises to deliver the very best emerging Metal, Punk and Rock bands to the general public.

Fort Fest line-up announcement

Fort Fest has announced the final bands to play the main stage of this year's inaugural event. The announcement sees The Xcerts, EMP!RE, Press To MECO, Boy Jumps Ship, THECITYISOURS, The Hyena Kill and Kingdom Keys added to the main stage.

Slam Dunk 2016 Review – Part Two

So, as you have probably seen in our extensive review coverage of Slam Dunk 2016 (if not, you can go and read it here) then you'll know that there was a lot more that we left out of that article. The reason being, we didn't want it to go on forever and you lose interest. Also as there were several of us at different dates, we thought it would be a good idea to compare some of the artists performances, as we all have varying musical tastes, you can check out some of the acts below that multiple members of our team saw and what they thought!

Slam Dunk 2016 Review – Part One

Slam Dunk festival celebrated its tenth birthday this year with a monster party! With a diverse line-up including Panic! At the Disco, Of Mice & Men, Hellions, Blood Youth, As It Is, Yellowcard and many more, it was one not to be missed! Four writers (including myself at the Midlands) attended over the course of the weekend and give their views below!

Mallory Knox @ Slam Dunk South

Five-piece rock band Mallory Knox stood out to me so much at Slam Dunk South 2016. As this was the first time I've been to SD, it was a pretty big deal for me, including being surrounded by many of my favorite bands and artists.

Upload Festival 2016

Before I start my review I would like to say that the UK needs more festivals like this one. It is rare that you will see such a great line up on a festival bill, especially one that has some of the best unsigned / DIY bands in the UK, so with anticipated excitement I took the long drive down to Wakefield for the first ever Upload Festival at Warehouse23.

2000 Trees final line-up announcement

2000 Trees festival are celebrating their tenth birthday in style! The already incredible line-up has now been completed with the announcement of the final three bands and the acoustic stage.

Fort Fest announce second wave of bands!

Fort Fest is gearing up to make its mark with it's inaugural line-up. The festival takes place in Bedfordshire between September 2-4 with early bird tickets available now at just £55 including camping AND parking! Absolute bargain!

Valleys Soundfest 2016

Valleys Soundfest is an alternative music festival that is held by students on the Music Technology course at Coleg Y Cymoedd. Each year the festival benefits a chosen charity, the past couple of years it has been the charity Love Hope Strength Foundation UK. The festival showcases up and coming artists, both locally and nationally as well as college bands.

Five Heavier Acts You Should Definitely Watch At Slam Dunk 2016

Whilst, Panic! At The Disco and traditional Pop Punk bands get all of the attention, I have singled out five of the best heavier acts who I think you should definitely check out!


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