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3 February 2014

Out Of The Ashes is a three day Rock and Metal event that features around a hundred bands playing across three stages. The venue for the festival is the Vauxhall Motors Sports and Social Club, Ellesmere Port and will be held on the 11th-13thJuly 2014.

The festival is an opportunity for bands that stretch across a wide range of Rock and Metal sub genres to be given the chance to play in front of hundreds of new and old fans.

Dan Read, one of the festival organisers said "Out Of The Ashes want to deliver a festival with a diverse line up, of multiple genres with some old favourites and exciting debutants".

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The festival is a charity based organisation and this year they have chosen to support The Headbangers Balls who raise money for The Teenage Cancer Trust and raise awareness of testicular cancer.

Andy Pilkington of The Headbangers Balls said: "Headbangers Balls are exceptionally proud to be partnering up with Out of the Ashes festival as their good cause for 2014. As a supporter of the best UK emerging talents, the festival was a perfect fit for us, and the 2014 line up looks to be the strongest yet. It's a testament to the work we've been doing that we're attracting such formidable partners."

The line-up for Out Of The Ashes this year is already shaping up to be one for fans to embrace. There are 29 bands booked so far such as Metal giants Huron, Reign of Fury, Sa-Da-KO and Def-Con One with many more to be announced over the coming weeks.

Out Of The Ashes is a festival that music fans are tipping to be huge due to their willingness to offer festival goers established acts as well as new up and coming bands. With around 100 acts to be announced for the festival across the three days, Out Of The Ashes is certainly one to mark on the calendar this year.

Tickets are £18 per person for the weekend, including camping and can be booked at





Wacken Winter Nights 2018 takes place between February 23rd and 25th 2018 and the great news is that you can now experience a full-on, top class German Metal Festival easily and affordably.

It only takes an hour to fly to Hamburg from London and we've had longer journeys than that within the capital and they were certainly more expensive than the £33 air ticket that just appeared in our 'flights to Wacken Winter Nights' search.


Wacken Winter Nights is organised by the same team who are responsible for the world's greatest Metal festival, Wacken-Open-Air and the 2018 bill includes Skyclad, Orphaned Land, Elvenking, Finntroll, Grave Digger, Aeverium, Comes Vagantes, Coppelius, Corvus Corax, Die Pressgëng, Elvellon, Heimataerde, Hell-O-Matic, Ignis Fatuu, Ingrimm, Irdorath, Johnny Deathshadow, Krayenzeit, Letzte Instanz, Mr Hurley und die Pulveraffen, Pampatut, Pat Razket, Schandmaul, Sündenrausch, The Aberlour's, The Moon And The Nightspirit, Torfrock, Visions Of Atlantis, Vroudenspil, Wind Rose and more.

Besides this rich billing of superb Metal bands, there is so much more to see in the festival area including the medieval market and also the walking acts and jugglers you will meet at the theme worlds, including Robert Blake, three-time World Cup winner of street magic.

Wacken Winter Nights is something not to be missed and you can check out the amazing ticket and accommodation prices right here.

We just priced up the whole four day trip with hotels, flights, shuttles and festival tickets for less than £300 and we don't think you will get a better value festival than that, anywhere.


MetalTalk recently sat down with Wacken founder and owner Thomas Jensen and that interview will be online next week and it's a fascinating insight into how Wacken originated from nothing to become the world's premiere Heavy Metal event.


Wacken 2018 takes place from 2nd to 4th August 20218 and as with Wacken Winter Nights, if you have never experienced all it has to offer, then you owe it to yourself to remedy that.

Already announced for Wacken 2018 are Judas Priest, Nightwish, Running Wild (exclusive), Arch Enemy, Dirkschneider, Doro (Special Anniversary Show), In Extremo, Sepultura, Amorphis, Amaranthe, Firewind, W.A.R., Belphegor, Mantar, Knorkator, Deserted Fear, Watain, Night Demon, Epica, Knorkator, Belphegor, Firewind, Deserted Fear and many more and we'll have more Wacken 2018 announcements during December.

As well as being the greatest Heavy Metal festival in the world, it is without a doubt the Mecca of Metal and the one thing that every single person who loves our music should have on their bucket list.

For 2018, MetalTalk have joined forces with Wacken-Open-Air to help you get to Wacken easily and inexpensively and you can peruse the ticket and travel options right here.

If you are interested in going to Wacken 2018 and have questions, please fill out the form below and we will contact you with answers to all your enquiries. You are under no obligation whatsoever by filling this form out. We won't add you to any mailing lists or send you loads of spam - all we will do is help you get to Wacken as easily and inexpensively as possible.



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