Category: festivals 2019

Polish black metallers, MGLA, and American heavy-rock outfit, BIG BUSINESS, head up the final batch of talent set to perform at this year’s Damnation.

Mgla will headline a Tone Stage stacked with extreme metal from the likes of Venom Prison, Gaahls Wyrd and Blood Red Throne while Big Business will close a day of prog, stoner and doom riffs in the Eyesore stage, courtesy of The Vintage Caravan, Inter Arma and Lord Dying.

Rounding off the 28-band, four-stage festival at Leeds University Union on Saturday, November 2, is LA’s harsh noise collective CROWHURST, German sludge trio EARTH SHIP and England’s own black metal offering, THE INFERNAL SEA.

The five addition complete a staggering line-up which also boasts the likes of Opeth, Mayhem, Alcest and Primordial.

Organiser Gavin McInally said: “Mgla are one of, if not the, most requested band for this year’s event along with Alcest and My Dying Bride, so it’s been worth the effort to land two of the three.

“We’re delighted to announce what will be their only UK outing following the release of their much-anticipated new album, headlining our TONE Stage, rammed with some of the best extreme music on the metal circuit.

“While Big Business are the perfect fit to close an Eyesore Stage which will play host to a day of guitar – and cello – worship.

“Debuts by Crowhurst and Earth Ship as well as an overdue return by The Infernal Sea bolster the deepest and strongest bill we’ve ever had the pleasure of building.”

He added: “After three sell outs on the bounce we were determined not to get complacent and the booking of Opeth – by far and away the biggest band we’ve ever confirmed – has pushed the event forward while an aftershow by Gost and focusing the Cult Never Dies Stage on black metal; Imperial Triumphant, Mork, Voices, Dawn Ray’d… are moves we’re confident will offer a better Damnation to our fanbase – some who have been with us since Jilly’s Rockworld in 2005.

“All these years in, we’re hopeful fans realise it’s not a sales bluff when we say we expect to sell out again. We expect to sell out again.”

On September 14th and 15th, Birmingham celebrates the television show that has catapulted its history to a global audience. Now, the show’s creator, stars, famous fans and its home city come together to create a spectacular, immersive and ‘legitimate’ event in its honour.

The Legitimate Peaky Blinders Festival will bring together immersive theatre, live music and fashion inspired by the series, a cinema showing, a museum, food, drink, poetry and more. Tickets on sale 9th August at 10am via

With 5 stages of music, live recreations of Peaky Blinders scenes involving 200 actors, fashion shows and mens’ grooming – fans will be living in the show’s world encompassing the Digbeth, Central Birmingham area. Using its historic streets, warehouses and factories and employing lighting, sound, smoke, video mapping and special effects, the post World War 1 era will come to life for an unmissable day.

Artists confirmed across the weekend include Primal Scream, Anna Calvi,Slaves, Nadine Shah, a BBC Introducing Stage and a host of excellent music performances, reflecting one of the sharpest soundtracks on television.

Martin Coat, the creative mind behind Boomtown and immersive theatre specialists Dank Parish, bring the world of Peaky Blinders to life, taking over the streets of Birmingham. Expect close up entertainment and immerse yourself in the underbelly of early 20th century Birmingham and all the high hitting drama of the Peaky Blinders world.

Contemporary dance company Rambert will perform a specially commissioned performance, choreographed for the festival by artistic director Benoit Swan Pouffer.

Steven Knight will reveal all in a live Q&A, also featuring the show’s stars.

Following the Kent and Curwen catwalk show in January 2019 where the collaboration with hit series Peaky Blinders was first shown, Kent and Curwen are proud to announce their involvement in the Peaky Blinders Festival 2019. VIP ambassadors will be dressed in the Kent and Curwen x Peaky Blinders collection. Kent and Curwen’s creative Director Daniel Kearns will host a conversation, discussing ‘The Peaky Look’ and how to achieve this with Kent and Curwen collaboration.

In addition, there will be a fashion show from Steven Knight’s Garrison Tailors clothing range, plus the show’s influence on modern style will be reflected in onsite tailoring and men’s grooming.
Steve Knight:
“It is with enormous pleasure that I announce the first ever LEGITIMATE Peaky Blinders festival, which is happening in the streets and alleys of Digbeth, Birmingham on Saturday  14th and Sunday 15th of September.

It will be a festival of live music, performance, poetry, immersive theatre and experiences which will celebrate the swagger of the men and women who walked these same Digbeth streets one hundred years ago. Along with the music line up, we have the world-famous BALLET RAMBERT performing a specially written and choreographed Peaky Blinders ballet. There will be fashion shows, street food, pop ups and bars including a reimagined Garrison Tavern.

We will be celebrating in Birmingham style and everyone from around the world is invited.

Expect the unexpected, expect 1919 to come crashing into 2019 and, be assured, everything is officially by order of the Peaky Blinders…“

John Empson Festival Director & Founder:
“The legitimate Peaky Blinders Festival is a brand new concept which starts in Digbeth, Birmingham, the authentic birthplace of the Peaky Blinders.

Something totally fresh in the festival market, the show will merge cinema, live music, immersive theatre, ballet, bespoke food and drink, spoken word, pop-up performances, collaborations, exclusive previews, appearances from cast members and world class special guests.

A totally 360 degree festival experience.’”

Anna Calvi:
“I’m thrilled to be performing at The Legitimate Peaky Blinders Festival. Scoring Peaky Blinders has been a major project for me this year and I’m excited to be bringing a special one-off version of my show to the festival 🖤.”

Councillor Mohammed Azim, Lord Mayor of Birmingham:
“I am so excited that this amazing Peaky Blinders festival is being hosted here in our great city as a tribute to the polished BBC series, set on the streets of post-war Birmingham, which has captivated audiences worldwide.

The show has brought Birmingham into the spotlight; gripping and beautifully shot, it has gained national attention and I am particularly pleased to hear that Peaky Blinders is coming home, with the current and future series being shot locally.

So now is absolutely the right time for this festival, which will be a unique and exciting experience for fans of the show, as well as an opportunity for those who have not yet seen the show to find out what they are missing.

I am looking forward to visiting the festival and welcoming visitors from across the globe.”

Alcest return to Damnation festival – playing the main stage alongside Opeth and Mayhem! Also joining 2019′s line up is Raging Speedhorn, A Pale Horse Named Death and Mork!

Alcest, who played the third stage of the festival back in 2010, said: “We are really excited to finally be back at Damnation. Last time we were there was almost 10 years ago when the band just started to play live and we kept an amazing memory from it. See you all there again!“

A Pale Horse Named Death added: “A Pale Horse Named Death are honoured and proud to have the opportunity to play the Damnation Festival. We are so excited to be sharing the stage with lots of great bands at one of the best UK festivals around today.”

And Raging Speedhorn, who have graced Damnation in three different venues dating back to the debut year in 2005, said: “We are excited to be playing what we consider one of the best UK festivals. Damnation is locked firmly in the heart of RSH’s history. Always the best lineup, a favourite amongst fans and bands and run by the nicest folk you could wish to know. We are honoured to be asked to perform once again.”

The final stage headliner has been revealed for Ramblin’ Man Fair 2019 – Kenny Wayne Shepherd will headline the Outlaw Country stage on Saturday the 20th of July.

All Points East’s IN THE NEIGHBOURHOOD announces its full FREE line-up with even more activities!  The four-day programme, in collaboration with Tower Hamlets Council, the local community and local organisations, is one of the of the biggest and best FREE activities and entertainment in London, taking place between two immense weekends of music, with headliners The Chemical Brothers, The Strokes, Christine & The Queens, Bring Me The Horizon, Mumford & Sons and Bon Iver.

In The Neighbourhood kicks off on the second May bank holiday with a jam-packed day of activities for every member of the family. Have a picnic in the park whilst listening to the free sounds of London Contemporary Voices or Horn Division on the Bandstand, or if you’d rather get up and boogie, why head over to Tower Hamlet’s Dance Tent for Chisenhale Dance Workshops or new addition to the line-up Numbi: Afro Grooves Workshop.

As a Bank Holiday Monday exclusive, we have over 20 local breweries taking part in our Craft Beer Fair and JägerHaus has teamed up with Soho Radio to bring you an unforgettable line up for music!

Got small children? In The Neighbourhood has you covered this Bank Holiday with, Children’s Theatre and Kids Area, providing the little ones with hours of entertainments from free Football workshops with Alive and Kicking and free Music Workshops with Mindful Music to free children’s theatre with Half Moon Theatre and Puppet Show with Bus King Theatre.

Keeping true to their promise of making All Points East one of the UK’s most accessible festivals, AEG have teamed up with Deaf Rave for Bank Holiday Monday. Expect a fun packed family day celebrating the deaf and disabled community. Activities and line-up include emerging artist SignKid, a chance to try out a SubPac, creative and musical workshops and headlined by renowned comedian John Smith.

Think this line up is too good to be true? Well, this is only the beginning, with the FREE programme lasting a total of FOUR DAYS! All Points East’s In The Neighbourhood jam packed line-up continues to grow with new additions including, free pub quiz every day from 8pm, free bike workshops Monday
to Wednesday, free Trojan Records Documentary Screening and much much more.

Norwegian black metal legends MAYHEM will perform at this year’s Damnation. Following a headline set at London’s sold-out Incineration Festival, they will return to UK shores on Saturday, November 2, to play the main stage at Leeds University Union alongside OPETH.

Also making their debuts at this year’s event are Icelandic rockers THE VINTAGE CARAVAN, fellow Norwegian black metallers GAAHLS WYRD, American doom/sludge outfit INTER ARMA, enigmatic synthwave duo GOST and Belgium death metallers CARNATION.

Festival organiser Gavin McInally said: “In any other year, we’d be delighted to have Mayhem headline Damnation, so to have them play and then Opeth to follow is quite incredible.

"Debuts by The Vintage Caravan, Ghaals Wyrd, Inter Arma, Gost and Carnation not only highlight our efforts to keep our line-ups fresh after 14 years, but the diversity and depth Damnation has become renowned for. And there’s still plenty more to come…”

The first edition of Rock The Coast Festival is set to take place in Fuengirola, Málaga, Spain on 14th and 15th June, 2019 at the spectacular site of Mare Nostrum. Featuring two main stages plus a third located in the Sohail Castle, this new festival aims to bring together the Costa del Sol’s warm weather and the great comforts and surroundings of a holiday paradise with rock music in all its forms.

The full line-up for Rock The Coast 2019 is:
Today the festival have now shared the stage times which can be viewed here.

So the Shangri-La area of Glastonbury Festival has announced the SCUM stage line up for 2019 and it is a rager – GOJIRA, VENOM PRISON, EMPLOYED TO SERVE, IDLES and more. Great to see heavy music being represented there nicely!

UK TECH-FEST has announced 22 more bands for the four-day event at the Newark showground on 4th-8th July 2019.

Announced are: TTNG, Icefish ft. Virgil Donati (UK Exclusive), Annotations Of An Autopsy, Felix Martin, From Sorrow To Serenity, Sworn Amongst, Valis Ablaze, Mask of Judas, Ravenface, Sertraline, Deity’s Muse, Godeater, Karybdis, Familiar Spirit, VEXED, Odd Palace, Unseen Faith, The Mechanist, BOE, The Human Veil, Hanging The Nihilist and Profiler.

Camden Rocks have announced a further SIXTY bands for 2019 festival!

The full list of new bands announced is:

The Pigeon Detectives
The Ruts DC
Glamour Of The Kill
Sean McGowan
Luna Bay
Undead Raisins
The Dunts
Average Sex
Lazy Day
The Famous class
Dead Label
Behind Blue Eyes
Skarlett Riot
Daxx & Roxane
Lost In Stereo
Federal Charm
Ping Ping Warrior
The London SS
The Cruel Knives
Hello Operator
Catch Fire
Best of Enemies
White Eskimo
Rival Karma
Thousand Thoughts
Marty Broke My Heart
The Offdays
Dig Lazarus
Thieves Of Liberty
On Video
The Filty Spectacula
Calico Jack
XII Weeks
Cross Wires
Lara Smiles
Nash Albert
Black Lightning
The Dark Light
The Respites
Duck Lips
Dutch Mustard
Sugar Horse
Purple Lights
Snak Dracula