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12th April 2012


GuilFest organisers are delighted to announce their partnership with Big Cheese Magazine for the second year in a row, with Big Cheese Magazine once again hosting The Rock Cave at GuilFest in July.

The festival's 21st anniversary will see an amazing rock line up, beginning with the first headliner confirmed for The Big Cheese Cave this year due to popular demand: Skindred – headlining on Saturday 14th July!

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If you were at the performance at 2011s festival, you will have no doubt in your mind that this band will literally raise the roof of The Big Cheese Cave with their incredibly infectious mix of dub reggae, Heavy Metal, punk rock and hiphop.

Fronted by the explosive Benji Webb, Skindred have the ability send any arena into a frenzy, and are famous for their full on live shows and ability to ignite crowds.

To date Skindred have released four studio albums and eight singles, with their first album, 'Babylon', topping the Billboard Top Reggae Albums Chart. Skindred's video to the track 'Doom Riff' from the album 'Union Black' is at the bottom of this page.

It's gonna get wild in The Big Cheese Cave on Saturday night!

The coming weeks will see loads more incredible rock talent announced for this year's festival, spanning across The Big Cheese Cave, The Main Stage, The Second Stage and the two unsigned Liveclub stages. Previous year's festivals have seen major bands such as Motorhead, Status Quo, Roger Daltrey, Gallows, The King Blues, Youmeatsix and many more rocking bands grace the stages, and 2012 is guaranteed to be no exception. Keep your eyes peeled and ears to the ground for more announcements soon.

Remember - tons of other attractions are on offer, including the Dance Tent, Acoustic Lounge, Cosmic Comedy Tent, Theatre Tent, massive 150 foot long bar, a huge variety of food stalls, cocktail bars, weird and wonderful street performers, and a wealth of other entertainment – there really is something for everyone.

For a weekend of rock, musical mayhem and family fun get down to GuilFest this July.



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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