Upload Festival 2016

Upload Festival is a showcase of the very best independent rock & metal that the UK has to offer and Skarlett Riot complete a superb line up for the very first event.

Upload Festival is a showcase of the very best independent rock & metal that the UK has to offer and Skarlett Riot complete a superb line up for the very first event.

Formed back in 2010, this female-fronted band were soon taking their local scene by storm with their powerful, riff-led songs, blending melody and grit with a muscular garage rock’n’roll backbone. Add to that an ear for infectious hooks, and you have a band that not only has bags of attitude but the songs to back them up!

The band’s debut EP, the critically acclaimed Villain, set the benchmark high and led to glowing praise within the rock community; Big Cheese, Kerrang, Powerplay, Rocksound were all glowing in their praise. The band released a music video in support of the EP which hit rotation on Scuzz and Kerrang TV which led to the band landed a slot at the legendary Download festival where the band were invited to open the Pepsi Max stage. A chance they grabbed with both hands and earnt themselves another 4K review in Kerrang, as well as a place in Scuzz TV’s ‘Top 40 Bands Who Rocked Download’ piece.

Skarlett Riot will be joined at Upload Festival by Jupiter Falls, Chasing Dragons, Altered Sky, A Mouth Full of Matches, Stone Broken, Stand Alone, Orangefall, City of Ashes, Ellis Red, Closer & Hell’s Addiction

Upload Festival 2016 is proudly sponsored by TBFM Network, TMR TV, Evolve Guitars, DeeRocksRadio & Rock At Night

The Very First Annual Upload Festival held at the amazing Warehouse 23 in Wakefield, West Yorkshire.


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Gareth Rooke

April 18, 2016

Hi I'm Gareth, A foolish Welshman that has found himself living in Scotland. I adore live music and this all started back in University when a friend dragged me along to my first gig and I saw Travis. From then on I spent a lot of time going to see bands from rubbish uni bands that had formed one drunken night to the mighty Blur. When I finished uni there was a 10 year gap between gigs (long story). Now though, on any given day of the week I can be found in the venues of Glasgow. With regards to my music taste I love anything with great lyrics and heavy drums. When I was younger (and still am) I was obsessed with a band called Alisha's Attic.
When not at a gig I will be found at my computer playing games like Prison Architect, Hearthstone and Wolfenstein.

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