Valkyrian Festival, which is in aid of Rape Crisis, has added six new bands to this year’s line-up from the UK and Europe. This year’s Valkyrian Festival already boasts a number of talented bands from both the UK and Europe, include Cnoc An Tursa, Bharghest, Aonia, Azylya, Divided We Fall, Reign of Fury and Ex Libris, who boast Xandria’s new vocalist Dianne Van Giersbergen amongst their ranks.
Joining headliners Cnoc An Tursa on Friday 21st as the opening act are Hull-based bluesy rock and rollers Crooked Lizard, who combine thoughtful lyrics with an irresistible groove to create a unique and memorable sound. The band comments:
We are very excited to be playing this year’s Valk-Fest, and we’re very much looking forward to making new friends. So come over, say hi and have a beer!
Joining the likes of Belgian symphonic metallers Azylya, alternative artist Sakara and London black metal coven Mørktår on Saturday 22nd November are Hull sleazy thrash boys Clunger Hammer and Bridlington’s own NWOBHM heroes Badge, as well as Hungarian symphonic metallers Sorronia who recently toured Europe with former Nightwish vocalist Tarja Turunen and joined Xandria last year for four shows in Spain. This will be Sorronia’s first ever UK festival appearance and will be part of their first UK tour.
Added to the bill on Sunday 23rd November are Synchronix, the new band formed by Aonia guitarist Przemek Druzkowski – better known as Slick – and Scarborough girly-fronted metallers Avalon who have made an impact on the local scene and recently supported the likes of Sworn Amongst and Hell City with special guest Blaze Bayley. Both bands will be joining the likes of Ex Libris, Aonia and Exile The Traitor.
In related news, Pantheon have withdrawn from this year’s Valkyrian Festival due to unforeseen circumstances.
The full line-up for Valkyrian Festival 2014 is as follows:
Fri. 21st November
CNOC AN TURSA (Headliner) – Bharghest (Main Support) – Drekavac – Crooked Lizard (Opener)
Sat. 22nd November
AZYLYA (Headliner) – Sakara (Main Support) – Sorronia – Northern Oak – Badge – Chemikill – Mørktår – Divided We Fall – Clunge Hammer
Sun. 23rd November
EX LIBRIS (Headliner) – Reign of Fury (Main Support) – Alice In Thunderland – Aonia – Avalon – Exile The Traitor – Synchronix
Valkyrian Festival 2014 is in aid of Rape Crisis and will take place at Basement (formerly Shades Nightclub) in Bridlington from 21st – 23rd November. Weekend tickets are priced at £15 and are available for pre-order from http://vmevents.bigcartel.com.
Day tickets are also available for this year’s Valkyrian Festival. Prices are as follow:
Friday Day ticket: £7
Saturday Day ticket: £12.50
Sunday Day ticket: £12.50
Weekend ticket: £15
More information at https://www.facebook.com/ValkFest