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18 October 2013

The award winning rock festival Les-Fest, Scotland's only Rock and Metal festival, has a knack of finding some of the best smaller signed and unsigned bands that Britain and Europe has to offer.

In order to make the 2014 festival the very best, over the past few months they have been busy listening to hundreds of submissions from bands wanting to appear at the festival and are now taking the decision making process to the next stage (literally).

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The Les-Fest organizers, in association with Ridgeback Rock Promotions, were so taken by the number and quality of bands from North West England that they couldn't narrow it down to any less than seven bands that they wanted to see live.

The Les-Fest team will be travelling down to The Flying Shuttle, located on Clerke Street in Bury, on Saturday 2nd November to see the seven chosen bands perform right in front of them and with the prospect of winning a slot at Les-Fest 2014, you can bet that these seven bands will be the very best that the North West has to offer.

The full line-up for the first ever Les-Fest North West includes:
Silent Slave

When you also throw in two time Les-Fest performers and Scottish metallers Dana O'Hara, that means that you -'re getting an amazing six hours of rock and metal from eight bands - all for the bargain price of £7 (on the door).

Advanced tickets will also be available shortly from the Les-Fest website - - for reserve and collection at the venue.

Please note, though, that this is not a battle of the bands.

The Les-Fest Crew will be in attendance and will look at all the bands playing. If they meet the criteria in terms of professionalism, stage presence and strength of material, they WILL get a slot at Les-Fest 3 in June 2014. The poster does not necessarily represent the running order - that will be decided on the night.

Running Order (to be decided on the night):
Doors - 5.30pm
BAND 1 - 6.00pm
BAND 2 - 6.45pm
BAND 3 - 7.30pm
BAND 4 - 8.15pm
BAND 5 - 9.00pm
BAND 6 - 9.45pm
BAND 7 - 10.30pm
BAND 8 - 11.15pm
Venue Curfew - 12.00

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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.


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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