Amplified Festival 2018 adds Huge, Legendary act DOYLE
Thinking the line-up was complete, Amplified Festival have announced Ex Misfits Lead Guitarist Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein and Cancerslug's frontman Alex Story will bring DOYLE to the Cotswolds on the Sunday. After a hugely successful UK tour, the festival is super excited about having such a legend play this year.
Formed back in 2012 looking like they had just walked straight out of a vintage Horror Movie They released their debut album “Abominator” in 2013.
With the release of their second album “Doyle II – As we Die” and a worldwide tour, the band have brought their own brand of horror punk metal to the masses. Aiming straight for the jugular with ferocious guitars, DOYLE are relentless intense and completely unhinged aggression with a touch of danger, along with a feeling that anything could happen at any moment!
Amplified Festival get ready because DOYLE are coming!!!
Festival organisers have stated there may be one or two more surprises for this year; so if you haven't sorted your tickets yet, you should.
Day, Family, Weekend, VIP and Campervan tickets are still available at: www.amplifiedrocks.com/tickets
Amplified Festival finalise line-up with a UK Festival exclusive earlier than scheduled.
In what had been scheduled for announcement on Friday 9th March, festival organisers have decided that following the last week's weather they'd say “F*ck the Snow” and give fans a little something to warm up with, making a UK festival exclusive appearance as none other than US based SOiL.
Formed in 1997, Chicago heavy rock band SOiL quickly took the scene by storm, selling countless millions of records worldwide with hit singles such as “HALO”. A global crowd rebel rouser, “Unreal”, “Redefine”, “The Lesser Man” and “Shine On”.
With a blistering 'in the crowd' live show to match their perfectly crafted songs, the band consistently toured in support of such names as Ozzy Osbourne and Rob Zombie.
After celebrating their 20th Anniversary last year, SOiL entered into the studio to record new material to be included on “Scream: The Essentials”, their greatest hits collection, so expect to hear the crowd indeed screm in perfect union.
We're so proud to bring you this band and finalise an already stunning line-up. To anyone unfamiliar SoiL are a band with a monumental stage presence and earth shattering vocals that flat out blow you away, emotive songs, raw, deep and heavy... SOiL are here with a vengeance!!! Haloooooooooo on Friday here at Amplified 2018.
With the announcement this finalises the 2018 incarnation of the festivals line-up. With a few more surprises still to come, Amplified Festival is now ready. Are you?
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***Amplified Festival 2018 announce Sunday Headliner.***
Costsowlds based Amplified Festival are proud to announce that closing out this years event is none other than Northern Ireland's Multi Million album selling THERAPY?
Bursting on to the scene in the early 90's, their short, sharp blasts of metal were given an alternative slant by merging it with a post-punk Wire/Gang of Four guitar sound. Therapy? Had a sinister edge through songwriter Andy Cairn's pre-occupation with religion, alcoholism, death, self-hate and general dissolution cunningly masked beneath big choruses and an outlook beyond the metal scene they were categorised into.
One of Northern Ireland's success stories, with fourteen albums, has seen a consistent touring schedule performing their hits such as Teethgrinder and Potato Head along with tracks off their million selling album 'Troublegum' such as Screamager, Knives and Nowhere.
There's also A Moment of Clarity, Misery and their haunting Husker Du cover Diane off their critically acclaimed album 'Infernal Love' where they moved away from their own punk-metal roots to create a broad epic cinematic soundscape, even performing it in it's entirety at Sonisphere Festival in 2014.
Their career, so far has seen them outlast competitors and outwit industry attempts at categorisation, Therapy? are still headbangers with their thinking caps screwed on and their influence clearly inspires the likes of Biffy Clyro and every other band who merges rock, punk, metal and big ideas equally and they still sound as fresh as they did more than twenty five years on!
Amplified, get ready for something special from across the water.
Joining Therapy? On Sunday, after a blistering set on the New Blood Stage at 2017's Bloodstock Open Air Festival are Ward XVI.
The gates of Whittingham Asylum have been struck open and for the first time in history the High Security Ward XVI invites members of the public to meet face to face with the UK's most violent serial killers. The Ward's longest-standing resident Psychoberrie, listed as the UK's most dangerous criminal, will give an insight to her life prior to her incarceration. With assistance from medical staff Alex, Dr. Stott and fellow inmate Jake she will tell the story of the reckless life led by herself and former partner Beardy McStumble, and the narcotic induced murders that took place prior to his own decapitation. This is a sordid tale of deceit and manipulation represented with a genre defying mix of hard-hitting metal riffs, off-beat Ska rhythms, melancholic piano, accordion, catchy female vocals, a hint of electro and to top it all off, an engaging energetic theatrical live show. Ward XVI are a sight to behold. Look out Amplified, the Ward is open.
With the announcement, fans will notice that Evil Scarecrow have moved to the Saturday Headline slot and the Friday headline act will be announced soon. Any fans who have purchased day tickets will be notified and arrangements will be made. Regardless of the small change, Amplified Festival is shaping up to place itself firmly on the Festival map.
VIP, Standard, Day and Family tickets are now on sale at www.amplifiedrocks.com/tickets to be sure to get yours today. You don't want to miss out on what will truly be a memorable weekend.
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Recently signed to Marshall Records; VMA Stage Friday headliners, THE DIRTY YOUTH, will be bringing songs from their critically acclaimed Red Light Fix and Gold Dust and also forthcoming tracks
from their new album.
JINJER are currently tearing up Europe and you can catch them on the Amplified Main Stage on Saturday.
THE HYDE PROJECT will be showcasing tracks from their debut album, This Damn Dead Circus on G's Bar Stage on Sunday. It's going to be very very heavy so be prepared!
Final Headline announcements coming soon...
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Amplified earlybird ticket sale ends midnight 31 January 2018
With acts coming to Amplified 2018 from around the globe it’s sure to be one of the events of the summer so grab your discounted tickets now!
Go to amplifiedrocks.com/2018-earlybirds.
***Amplified Festival announce 3 more bands***
Cotswolds based festival Amplified has announced 3 more stellar bands to its’ line-up.
Joining this years festival are:
The Dirty Youth – With credentials that’d be the clear envy of many an artist in the rock industry, multiple Download Festival appearances, over ten million YouTube views and massive critical acclaim for their albums Red Light Fix and Gold Dust featuring a sound that is big ballsy anthemic hard rock with essences of punk and harmonious vocal melodies which is catchingly infectious! Recently signed to Marshall Records expect more infectious, raw, heavy and melodic anthems... more importantly, expect something fresh and exciting from the Dirty Youth here Headlining the Very Metal Art Stage.
The Hyde Project – A collective of musicians bringing you an evolving creation, taking lyrical inspiration from some of the worlds most prolific killers. Drawing styles from metal, hardcore and djent, the band are a powerhouse of groove that can’t be contained as the recording project it once was!
The Kut – Infused with the fuzz of 90’s grunge and alt.rock, The Kut perform live as a trio in the vein of Deftones, L7, Nirvana, Hole, Incubus and Placebo. Voted into the winning spots of the MTV Brand New Unsigned Poll for 2014, subsequent EP releases have gained support from The Guardian, Metro, Scuzz, Kerrang! Magazine, Planet Rock, BBC Introducing, Kerrang! Radio, Metal Hammer, Big Cheese, Q, Classic Rock and MTV USA. This year has seen The Kut featured as one of Kerrang! Magazine’s Breakthrough acts of 2017, while ‘The Kut EP’ was released on 500 limited edition discs featuring at number 4 in Kerrang! Magazine Top 10 Record Store Day Releases. The rest of the year saw them perform all over the UK and several dates across Europe. Her songwriting talent also saw Princess Maha as a finalist in the National UK Songwriting Contest. Currently in the studio finishing their debut album, 2018 promises to be the year of The Kut... They’re going to be seismic!
The last remaining Early Bird Tickets are still available until 31st January via the Amplified website: www.amplifiedrocks.com
By Michelle Flynn
A new rock and metal festival is set to burst onto the scene this weekend in the shape of Amplified Festival. Set in the heart of the beautiful Cotswolds, this 3-day festival boasts a host of established acts from around the world and a wealth of talent from up and coming bands spread across it's four stages. With over 100 bands to choose from, I'm looking forward to catching bands who I've not yet had the chance to see along with others who are completely new to me; I find this to be one of the most exciting aspects of the summer festivals, finding a new band is like unwrapping the best Christmas present.
Amplified have also created a handy clashfinder which can be downloaded here http://amplifiedrocks.com/download_file/view/190/183 I am currently colouring mine in with a highlighter pen.
If the music isn't enough to keep you occupied, Amplified Festival have come up with some great ideas to keep you busy. You could have a go on The Devil's Mud Run water slide, watch some Attack! pro-wrestling, take a gander at the pro-skate exhibition ramp, or even take a hula class! Or for those of us who are less active, relax and enjoy the culinary delights on offer from one of the many food stalls and sup a Motorhead ale. Amplified Festival is also hosting the launch of Neptune Rum so you can treat yourself to a taste of the Caribbean in the Gloucestershire countryside.
My must-see bands for Amplified Festival are:
The Fallen State – Red Stripe Main Stage – 15.00-15.30
The Amorettes – Red Stripe Main Stage – 17.00-17.45
Departed – Red Stripe Main Stage – 18.15-19.00
Trucker Diablo – Very Metal Art Stage – 19.00-19.45
Puddle of Mudd – Red Stripe Main Stage – 21.30-23.00
Scarsun – Very Metal Art Stage – 12.30-13.00
Chasing Dragons – Very Metal Art Stage – 13.30-14.00
Ramage Inc. - Very Metal Art Stage – 15.30-16.00
Massive Wagons – Very Metal Art Stage – 19.00-19.45
Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons – Red Stripe Main Stage – 21.30-23.00
Fragile Things – Red Stripe Main Stage – 12.30-13.00
Bad Touch – Red Stripe Main Stage – 16.30-17.05
Massive – Red Stripe Main Stage – 17.40-18.20
Shvpes – Shoot Your Hoops Stage – 19.15-19.45
Reef – Red Stripe Main Stage – 21.30-23.00
There's still time to get your tickets, and if you buy a full weekend pass you have the chance to win a custom Harley Davidson!! Head over to http://amplifiedrocks.com/tickets to get yours.
See you down the front! (Or perhaps at a hula class)