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  VANS WARPED TOUR TO RETURN TO UK AFTER 13-YEAR ABSENCE WITH LOST PROPHETS, BRING ME THE HORIZON TO TOP BILL
9th May 2012

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The legendary Vans Warped Tour will be making its first stop in the UK in 13 years this November. Last seen in the UK at Reading and Leeds festivals in 1999, Vans Warped UK 2012 will see over 10,000 music lovers descend on North London's Alexandra Palace on Saturday November 10th.

Heading up the bill are Welsh chart-topping rockers Lost Prophets, who take their stunning new album 'Weapons' across the UK, and former Vans Warped Tour US headliners Bring Me The Horizon, who bring their only UK show of 2012 to the Vans Warped UK stage.

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Joining them is an impressive array of acts spanning the alternative genres, both established artists and the hottest new talent. From pop-punk legends New Found Glory and ska-punk heroes Less Than Jake to the new breed of acts, including Man Overboard and The Story So Far who kick off the Vans Warped fever and pave the way for November 10th with the Road To Warped tour.

And it doesn't end there, with appearances already confirmed from 3OH!3, The Acacia Strain, Awolnation, A Loss For Words, A Skylit Drive, Architects, Blood On The Dance Floor – who make their first ever UK appearance – Bowling For Soup, Breathe Carolina, Bury Tomorrow, Crossfaith, Dead Sara – another UK debut – Family Force 5, Me Vs Hero, Middle Finger Salute, Yashin, and a heap more names still to be announced.

The Vans Warped Tour is well established as America's longest-running and best touring festival, breaking up-and-coming talent as well as both creating and showcasing major established artists since 1995. The nationally-renowned festival has cemented its place in history by playing a major role in bringing punk rock/skate/action sports culture from the underground to the forefront of global youth culture, while at the same time helping those in need and being the first tour to consistently use groundbreaking environmental techniques every year on the road.

Although far removed from the summer sunshine of its US cousin, Vans Warped UK will recreate the historical Warped tour vibe, with UK Vert Skate Championships, artist merch village, signing sessions, stalls and non-profit displays on offer alongside the dozens of bands playing across the four stages. Keeping with Warped tradition, the running order will be decided on the day, with set times posted on a giant board as doors open. Fans are advised to get down early to ensure they don't miss any of their favourite acts.

Ian Watkins from Lost Prophets has this to say of the festival's first standalone trip to the UK: "When we were growing up, we were always jealous of kids in the States who had the opportunity to go to Warped Tour. It was something we always wanted to do, and of course always wanted to play. Now we find out it's making its way to the UK, and to make things even sweeter, we've been asked to headline. To say we're honoured and excited is an understatement."

Of their only UK show of 2012 BMTH's Jona Weinhofen says: "We couldn't be more stoked to play Warped Tour UK this November! We had an absolute blast on Warped Tour USA in 2010 and after such a long break writing the album this year, we'll be ready to hit that stage HARD! Hopefully this will be the beginning of many future Warped Tour events all over the UK."

Vans Warped UK 2012 takes place Saturday November 10th at London's Alexandra Palace.

LINE-UP SO FAR:

LOSTPROPHETS
BRING ME THE HORIZON
3OH!3
A LOSS FOR WORDS
A SKYLIT DRIVE
THE ACACIA STRAIN
AWOLNATION
ARCHITECTS
BLOOD ON THE DANCE FLOOR
BOWLING FOR SOUP
BREATHE CAROLINA
BURY TOMORROW
CROSSFAITH
DEAD SARA
FAMILY FORCE 5
LESS THAN JAKE
MAN OVERBOARD
ME VS HERO
MIDDLE FINGER SALUTE
NEW FOUND GLORY
THE STORY SO FAR
YASHIN
+ MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED.

THE ROAD TO WARPED TOUR

Pop-punk legends New Found Glory and ska-punk heroes Less Than Jake team up with two of pop-punk's hottest new acts Man Overboard and The Story So Far to kick off the Vans Warped fever and pave the way for November 10th with the Road To Warped tour.

NOVEMBER
Nottingham Rock City (04)
Manchester Academy (05)
Leeds University (06)
Glasgow Barrowland (07)
Cardiff University Great Hall (09)

Lost Prophets make ten stops around the UK on their route to Warped in support of their top 10-selling album 'Weapons'.

NOVEMBER
Wolverhampton Civic Hall (01)
Preston 53 Degrees (02)
Sheffield O2 Academy (03)
Edinburgh HMV Picture House (05)
Inverness Ironworks (06)
Manchester O2 Apollo (08)
Portsmouth Guildhall (09)
Norwich UEA (12)
Lincoln Engine Shed (13)
Newport Centre (14)


WACKEN WINTER NIGHTS IS HEAVY METAL WONDERLAND

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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