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29th May 2017

amplified festival

Amplified Open Air Festival have finalised their line-up and Phil Campbell And The Bastard Sons will headline the Red Stripe main stage on Saturday night, 22nd July 2017.

The former Motörhead guitarist and his band join other stage headline acts including Puddle Of Mudd, Reef, Acid Reign, Diamond Head, Evil Scarecrow, Raging Speedhorn, Astroid Boys and Milk Teeth.

Phil told us:

"It's great to be headlining this brand new festival showcasing the best in UK rock and Metal. See you guys there!"

Amplified will also be giving away in conjunction with Blade Harley-Davidson, Cheltenham, a unique one-off motorcycle to one lucky ticket holder at this year's festival.

The 'Iron Man' themed Sportster XL833N custom built for the Harley Davidson 'Battle Of The Kings' event with paint livery by Reborn To Be Wild along with the special blue light-up Iron Man chest piece could be yours.

The cost value is £10,000 with an approximate £2,000 worth of customisation and full details about this amazing opportunity plus terms and conditions can be found at The winner will be announced on the main stage on Sunday 23rd July 2017.

amplified festival

Amplified Open Air Festival, 21st To 23rd July 2017:

Main Stage
Puddle Of Mudd / Phil Campbell And The Bastard Sons / Reef Massive / Anti-Clone / Trapt / The Amorettes / Vega / Rival Bones Broken Jaw / The Fallen State / Departed / Instill / Welcome Back Delta Tess Of The Circle / Bad Touch / Krysthla / Fragile Things / CDMC The Vigil / Reign Of Fury / Unzucht / Outright Resistance / New Volume Torqued / Illustr8ors / Courtesans / Crooked Little Sons / Press To Meco

Very Metal Art Stage
Acid Reign / Diamond Head / Evil Scarecrow / SÜMER / Massive Wagons Oni / Divine Chaos / Damaj / Codex Alimentarius / Garganjua / Trucker Diablo One Machine / In Search Of Sun / Fury / Bleed Again / Conjurer / Chasing Dragons Exist Immortal / Hell's Gazelles / Dorja / Ramage INC / Scarsun / Witch Tripper / Twisted Illusion

Shoot Your Hoops Stage
Raging Speedhorn / Astroid Boys / Milk Teeth / Shvpes / Heck / God Damn / Hands Off Gretel Bad Sign / High Hopes / Holding Absence / I Cried Wolf / As Lions / Woes / Freeze The Atlantic Chapter & Verse / Massmatiks / Floorboards / I, The Lion / My Only / Red Light Rebels / Veridian Ten Tombs / Black Art / The Splash / We Come From Ashes / Valensole / Goblins Scene Of My Demise / Orto / The Uncharted / Panic Switch

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 / Healthy Junkies / The Strays / Rock Foundary / Charlie Baxter / Rollin Sixes Skinsitive / Sons Of Navarone / Rollin' Cigars / Our Legionnaires / Motion Enterprise / Das Inch The Niks / The Vigil / Scene Of My Demise / Rebel Lust / Fly By Fire / Robin Hoodshaw Kharmageddon / Plunderphonics

Amplified Open Air Festival takes place at Quarrydowns, Eastington Road, Northleach, Gloucestershire.




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.

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