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All the latest news and announcements festivals for festivals across the UK, Europe and the rest of the world. Tickets for festivals are also available.

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Subterranean Festival 2017

The line-up for the first ever Subterranean Festival, a brand new indie and rock festival in the heart of Cambridge which takes place on Saturday 23 September, has just been announced. Headlining the Underworld stage are Scottish three-piece rock band The Amorettes who will be bringing their distinctive style to the Festival. Since they exploded onto the music scene with the release of their album Game On, they have toured… Keep Reading

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COPENHELL adds to the final lineup!

Slayer, Alter Bridge, The Dillinger Escape Plan…See who else is on! COPENHELL, Denmark’s all-metal/hardrock festival on June 22-24, announce today the bands to finalize this year’s festival lineup. Adding to the already impressive program with bands like System Of A Down and Prophets Of Rage, we’re excited about Slayer and the extremists BÆST and The Dillinger Escape Plan!! They weren’t supposed to come back, plus Dillinger recently had a bus crash where they… Keep Reading

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Wirral Live 2017

The Wirral Festival 2017 Looking like its going to be a right good old knees up! Chairman Mark Palios said: “We’re really excited about being able to bring three great days of music to the people of Wirral. There is nowhere else on the Wirral that could host an event like Wirral Live. Madness 19th May The Libertines | The Corral | Reverend and the Makers 20th May “This event could be… Keep Reading

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1000Trees Festival 2017 Announces Headliners

37 brilliant acts also announced today including: NOTHING BUT THIEVES, JAMIE LENMAN and PULLED APART BY HORSES The multi-award-winning 2000trees Festival is a 10,000 capacity music festival set in the rolling Cotswold Hills. You’ll get two nights camping (three if you attend Thursday Early Entry night) and a friendly, intimate atmosphere – plus amazing food and locally produced ciders, ales & lagers. 2000trees Festival is all about the music, with… Keep Reading

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Stellar Line Up For Camden Rocks 2017

Sheffield’s recently reformed indie pioneers Milburn have joined the line-up for Camden Rocks Festival, alongside Camden’s own Carl Barat & The Jackals, The Rifles, The King Blues, The Membranes and many more. Following a sold-out fifth year in 2016, this year will see Camden Rocks Festival up the stakes again, set to host a staggering 250 bands and artists across 25 of Camden Town’s venues on June 3rd 2017. “We can’t wait to play this year’s Camden Rocks… Keep Reading

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FOTF Top Picks for Kendal Calling 2017

As Kendal Calling Release their stunning line up for this years festival, heres the FOTF top picks. With the likes of  the Phonics, Manics, Franz and Brian Wilson taking up the spot light this year, there are plenty of must see bands who have impressed us all year round.  Last years Kendal Calling was another complete sell-out and having once again won Best Medium Festival at the UK Festival Awards, the first acts… Keep Reading

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Download Festival Reveal another 48 Bands

STEEL PANTHER, A DAY TO REMEMBER, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, IN FLAMES, KVELERTAK, BARONESS, HACKTIVIST, CREEPER, MOOSE BLOOD AND MORE JOIN THE WORLD’S BIGGEST AND BEST ROCK AND METAL EVENT GET TICKETS Download Festival, the world’s premier rock and metal event has made an unprecedented announcement, adding over forty of the world’s biggest bands to an unparalled bill including Steel Panther, A Day To Remember, The Dillinger Escape Plan,… Keep Reading

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Handmade Festival 2017

Handmade Festival will be returning to Leicester’s O2 Academy in 2017 for two days of the finest music, comedy, art, film, performance and photography, hand-picked and carefully curated. The festival will take place on 29th and 30th April 2017. In December 2016 Handmade Festival announced the first wave of bands for the 2017 music programme: Twin Atlantic, Frightened Rabbit, British Sea Power, Pulled Apart By Horses, Honeyblood, JAWS, Muncie Girls,… Keep Reading

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Rock The Refectory For Cancer Research UK & Yorkshire Ambulance

The University of Leeds is proud to present Rock The Refectory on FRIDAY 25 November featuring some of the region’s premier up and coming bands at their legendary concert venue, with all proceeds going to CANCER RESEARCH UK and YORKSHIRE AIR AMBULANCE. The event will feature many other forms of entertainment throughout the afternoon and evening, with over £1000 worth of prizes donated by bands and businesses to be won, with… Keep Reading

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Download Announce 2017 Announced & Tickets

Download Festival 2017 Headliners – Tickets available Saturday  SYSTEM OF A DOWN BIFFY CLYRO AEROSMITH are your Download 2017 headliners! System of a Down return on Friday 9 June, followed by Saturday headliners Biffy Clyro and a closing performance from Aerosmith on Sunday. Also confirmed for Download 2017: Slayer, Rob Zombie, Prophets of Rage, Five Finger Death Punch, AFI, Of Mice & Men, Sleeping With Sirens, Motionless In White, Simple… Keep Reading

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Copenhell 2017 adds new names to the festival

Copenhell – one of Europe’s biggest metal festivals, adds 4 new names to next year’s metal-fest: Once a year since 2010, the earlier B&W shipyard in the north docks of Copenhagen is, for a few days at least, transformed into a mayhem of metal-heads, presenting some of the biggest names in hard rock and metal. After having Black Sabbath grace the stage in 2016, it’s time to start teasing for next year’s… Keep Reading

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Neighbourhood Festival 2016, Manchester

A sunny Saturday afternoon saw the start of the first Manchester Neighbourhood Festival when eleven different venues hosted ninety one different acts. Running from mid-day until late in the evening there was a wonderful vibe at all the venues as people criss– crossed the city to the different venues. Whether it was Liam Fray, Blossoms and White Lies or young upcoming bands such as The Blinders and Cabbage that you… Keep Reading

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Rec Rock Festval 2016, Buxworth

Set in the Peak District Hills with views over Manchester the Rec Rock Festival is the perfect antidote to those monster mud festivals of the summer. Set up by Verve and Charlatans drummer Pete Salisbury and his wife Pam this boutique style festival with a capacity of around 1000 donates any profit to the local community, and in keeping with this sentiment, most of the bands play for free or… Keep Reading

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Leeds ‘On Roundhay’ Festival

Roundhay Park in Leeds as a venue has hosted The Rolling Stones, Michael Jackson, Madonna and U2 to name just a handful of the top artists in the last 35 years. However, it hasn’t been used for live music for at least 10 years, that is until Harvey Goldsmith decided to twin the location with his successful South London ‘On Blackheath’ festival. 2016 sees the inaugural ‘On Roundhay’, a one-day… Keep Reading

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Leeds Festival 2016

Muddy & awesome – Die Antwoord and Cabbage stole the show: Leeds Festival returned to its home at Bramham Park for more bank holiday musical shenanigans. Headliners this year were Biffy Clyro, Foals, Disclosure and Red Hot Chilli Peppers. However it was party late comer Jack Rocks This Feeling who stole the show. The team at TF/JD have been doing the rounds at UK music festivals this summer, creating their… Keep Reading

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REC ROCK FESTIVAL 2016

For a good cause – Pete Salisbury’s do-good festival, come by if you can: The past few years has seen a proliferation in UK music festivals but with the choice so great some have struggled to attract the crowds. Some of the more successful festivals have been the smaller, more varied independent ones of which the Rec Rock Festival is one. This not for profit community festival is run by The… Keep Reading

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Van’s Warped Tour 2016, Mountain View CA, 6. August

Van’s Warped Tour once again arrived in Mountain View, CA, and although the date was moved from June to August, the powerful atmosphere still remained throughout the day. As always, the tour garners long lines of diverse people; from small children to grandparents still full of angst, hundreds made their way to Shoreline Amphitheatre harboring excitement as the day begins. Of the seven stages to choose from, I began at… Keep Reading

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Noel Gallagher headlines Y Not Festival. Full Images & Review

Y Not Festival returned to its usual place in the Derbyshire Dales for its 11th year this month. This festival has steadily increased in size and after winning last year’s ‘Best Mid-sized’ event it jumped from a crowd size of 18.000 to 25,000 and sold out with weeks to spare. Despite the increase in size, the organisers have done well to maintain that boutique feel that has made it one… Keep Reading

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Blackthorn Festival 2016

Set on the edge of Etherow Country Park in Compstall close to Stockport and Manchester Blackthorn Music Festival is almost a showcase for young up and coming bands. The relaxed atmosphere in the tranquil surroundings of Whitebottom Farm sees many bands hanging out together and often camping for the whole weekend. With none of the silly food and drink prices seen at the bigger festivals, Blackthorn, at £55 for the… Keep Reading

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