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More Bands Added to Mammothfest UK 2017 Line-up!

Having recently made the first Mammothfest 2017 announcement, which included one of the headliner acts, Rotting Christ from Greece to play a UK exclusive show at the festival, with main support from Norwegian band, Tsjuder. Other acts added in the first reveal were Meta-stasis, Bleed Again, Lagerstein and OHHMS. The festival add another wave of acts to the bill, including Hole In The Sky who make their return after their 2014 appearance. The bands frontman, Rik Moskera sadly lost his life to brain cancer and the festival paid tribute by naming a stage in his honour the Rikstock stage, a platform for upcoming emerging artists. The festival has always prided itself for supporting local and underground acts, giving them the chance to play amongst heavyweights such as Rotting Christ and in the past, Textures, Venom Inc, Sylosis, Onslaught and many more.
Other bands added are Materia, Kill All The Gentlemen, Synaptik, Heathen Deity, Necronautical, Negative Measures, Rotten Foxes and Guttural Carnage.
Many more acts are to be announced including two headliners.

Mammothfest will take place on October 6-8th 2017 at The Arch, Brighton.

Tickets for Mammothfest are available now with a variety of options, including day tickets and VIP weekend tickets:


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Amplified Open Air Festival launches: New bands added to line-up / Early bird tickets now on sale

What? Amplified is an exciting new three-day rock/metal festival featuring a top quality line-up of chart-topping artists, breaking new bands, great food and drink, and excellent amenities.
When? 21st – 23rd July 2017
Where? Quarrydowns, between Northleach and Aldsworth, in Gloucestershire.



Amplified Open Air is an exciting new three-day rock/metal festival featuring a top quality line-up of chart-topping artists, breaking new bands, great food and drink, and excellent amenities.
Situated in the glorious Cotswold countryside, Amplified is set to be one of the best events for festival goers this Summer. Confirmed acts include Puddle Of Mudd, Evil Scarecrow, Trapt, Diamond Head, Acid Reign and many more.

Festival organiser Gary Paterson said, “I can’t quite believe Amplified is almost here… I guess it just goes to show that hard work pays off, and with the support of good friends and colleagues in planning your dream, anything can happen.”Paterson, a well-known and respected promoter with over 20 years experience in the music industry, continues, “Whilst bringing chart-topping multi-platinum album selling rock bands from around the world here to the Cotswolds, we’ll also showcase some of the best up n’ coming acts of the rock/metal scene from not only here in Gloucestershire but from all regions of the UK. Expect a few surprises and get ready to get Amped in 2017!”

Amplified Open Air Festival take places on 21st – 23rd July 2017 at Quarrydowns, between Northleach and Aldsworth, in Gloucestershire.

Confirmed acts so far (headliners and more to be announced):


Main stage

Puddle Of Mudd / Trapt / The Amorettes / Departed / Tess Of The Circle / The Fallen State / New Volume / Rival Bones / The Vigil

Very Metal Art stage

Acid Reign / Trucker Diablo / Exist Immortal / Conjurer / Oakhaart / Bleed Again / Damaj


Main stage

Reign Of Fury / Krysthla / Anti-Clone / Broken Jaw / Emp!re / Press To Meco / Welcome Back Delta / Outright Resistance

Very Metal Art stage

Evil Scarecrow / Massive Wagons / One Machine / Divine Chaos / Ramage Inc. / Witch Tripper / Chasing Dragons / Scarsun


Main stage

Unzucht / Vega / Massive / Courtesans / Instill / Fragile Things / Goldbirds / Crooked Little Sons

Very Metal Art stage

Diamond Head / Beholder / Sumer / In Search Of Sun / Fury / Garganjua / Twisted Illusion / Hell’s Gazelles

Shoot Your Hoops stage

As Lions / Bad Sign / Holding Absence / Shvpes / I The Lion / Woes / Valensole / Ten Tombs / Scene Of My Demise / Spunge / Healthy Junkies

The Tavern stage

Stop, Stop / Captain Accident & The Disasters / Michigan Avenue / Vajazzle Dynamite / Hard Stairs  The Hawthorns / Desperados / Solid Gone / Fred Roberts Family / Beaver And The Foghorns
The Lighter Thieves / The Strays / Rock Foundry / Charlie Baxter / Rollin Sixes


Early Bird Ticket £60 (usually £80) includes free parking and camping
VIP Early Bird Ticket £95 (usually £125) includes free parking, camping and VIP hospitality access.

Available at

About Amplified Open Air Festival:

Address: Quarrydowns, Eastington Road, Northleach, Gloucestershire.

Instagram: amplifiedrocks
Twitter: @amplified2017
Facebook: Amplified Festival Group

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Mammothfest 2017 first wave of announcements including headliner Rotting Christ for UK exclusive!

Mammothfest 2016 was a resounding success with heavyweight acts such as Textures, Venom Inc and Conan leading the metal assault that resulted in a near complete sell out, and saw the festival nominated for three festivals award nominations, including the UK Festival Awards in two categories, Best Metropolitan and Best Small Festival 2016 as well as the TBFM Best Independent Festival 2016. The festival continues to expand and grow each year and this year will be no exception…

Only one month into 2017 and Mammothfest have already announced the first ‘Mammothfest presents’ show in April, along with redesigning the artwork and concept. Now armed with the metal mammoth, we are getting straight to what we all want to know…the line-up for this year’s festival!


Along with the redesigned image and artwork of the festival is a new website – so check it out now, sign up to  mailing list and be the first to get the latest news as well as discountsprizes and more.

Tickets for Mammothfest are available now with a variety of options, including day tickets and VIP weekend tickets:

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