Metal Shock Finland’s Utilifest Project partners at Wildfire Festival have announced a winter showcase. Check out what festival director Dave Ritchie has to say:
Metal Shock Finland’s Utilifest Project partners at Wildfire Festival 2015 have announced a special ticket offer:
What better way to banish the winter blues than with another red hot announcement from our Utilifest Project partners at Wildfire Festival , fresh off the press at Les-Fest HQ.
Occasionally a band comes out of nowhere and just blows you away. After catching a show stealing performance in the summer, EMPIRE rocketed pretty much straight to the top of our “must have” list. Tight, melodic and with one of the best frontmen in the UK, the band will make the long trip up from the south of England to grace the Wildfire main stage.
You do not want to miss these guys on a rare Scottish appearance.
Another band who played their way onto the Wildfire bill (in their case with an unforgettable performance on the roof of their transit van for an impromptu after-hours set) Edinburgh stalwarts FIREBRAND SUPER ROCK bring their classic metal to the Wiston Lodge party.
Some heavy metal of the classic variety next. Coming in at number 6 in a recent list of “10 NWOBHM bands that are better than ever” Hull’s SALEM will be joining headliners TYGERS OF PAN TANG in flying the flag for the old school at Wildfire.
If sheer hard work alone could get you to the top, then Black Country scene stalwarts LIBERTY LIES would already be there. Having toured alongside Halestorm and Shinedown, Liberty Lies have honed their craft to near perfection and on the back of their debut album “Reflections” are making a noise in the UK scene.
Making an altogether different noise, Ex-Mishkin main man Jimmy MacGregor brings his PTEROGLYPH project north of the border for a Scottish exclusive performance.
Also making the trip over Hadrian’s Wall are awesome Manchester outfit BIGFOOT. They describe themselves as “Sludge Riffin, Toe Tappin, Ass Slappin” and we’re not about to argue with that.
Concluding our magnificent 7, Edinburgh based groove metallers DOG TIRED make a welcome return to the Wiston Stage after a succesful Les-Fest debut, followed by a triumphant performance at this year Bloodstock, there was no way we could not have them back
Another day, another 7 awesome bands. We’re sure this is a great way to round off the last Wildfire announcement of 2014, and it’s just in time for you to head over to the Wildfire website to secure your tickets in time for Christmas.”
Full line up, to date:
ANIHILATED, ANIMATOR, BALLS DEEP, BIGFOOT, DOG TIRED, DEATH VALLEY KNIGHTS, DISPOSABLE, EMPIRE, EXILE THE TRAITOR, FIREBRAND SUPER ROCK, HOLOCAUST, KAINE, LAWNMOWER DETH, LIBERTY LIES, LINE OF FIRE, LORD VOLTURE, MAX RAPTOR, PRESS TO MECO, PTEROGLYPH, RESIN, RONIN, SALEM, SCORDATURA, SILVERJET, SOLITARY, THE IDOL DEAD, THE MERCY HOUSE, TYGERS OF PAN TANG, TYSONDOG.
The autumn nights may be drawing in, but while the outside temperature is falling, Metalshock Finland’s Utilifest Project partners at WildFire HQ things are really hotting up. Nothing gets you through the colder months, quite like having something to look forward to next summer, so get set for the next big announcement from Scotland’s premier 3-day rock and metal festival.
Building on the success of 2014’s event, the plans for 2015 are already well under way. Kicking off this next stellar array of main stage bands for WildFire 2015 with a WildFire exclusive. One name popped up again and again when we asked the fans who they wanted to see in 2015, away from our rock and metal heartlands. Well you asked and we made it happen, we are stupidly excited to announce that Midlands punk rock powerhouse Max Raptor will be making the trip north of the border to blow the roof off the Wildfire main stage. Veterans of Download and Sonisphere, Max Raptor promise to raise the temperature beyond boiling point.
From comparatively new blood, to seasoned veterans. Bringing the metal we are delighted to announce that legendary British thrashers Anihilated will be flying the flag for the old school. Since reforming in 2010 Anihilated have gone from strength to strength and they’re coming to WildFire to break necks. Thrash fans will be well served at WildFire, with Anihilated and Lawnmower Deth heading an array of the best up and coming thrash bands on the UK scene. The unbeatable line up of talent sees them joined by County Wexford’s Animator alongside Lancashire’s hottest thrash property Solitary. You ask, we listen. By popular demand we announce the return of one of the highlights of LesFest 2014, Edinburgh’s sickeningly-good-for-their-age thrashers Disposable will be coming back to Wiston Lodge for 2015. A double bill of the hottest local talent sees two of Scotland’s fastest rising names grace the stage at Wildfire. Exile The Traitor and Scordatura are two of the leading lights of the Scottish scene, and next summer’s shindig at Wiston Lodge offers the opportunity to catch them both. Rounding off this latest announcement of 2014, and keeping up the WildFire “something for everything” mantra we’re also delighted to welcome the “aggressive not progressive” Balls Deep, modern metal merchant’s Death Valley Knights and stalwarts of the resurgent UK grunge scene Resin to the WildFire 2015 party.