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28 February 2014

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Award winning festival Les-Fest, Scotlands only Rock and Metal festival, are pleased to announce another six bands for the festival which is being held at its new location, Wiston Lodge near Lanark at the end of June, including the Saturday night headliners.

British Metal band Savage Messiah have been confirmed as the headline act for Saturday 28th June, completing a very strong line up of Metal based music for that day.

Formed in London in 2007, the band release of their new album 'The Fateful Dark' through Earache Records on Monday 10th March and are currently touring the UK as support for Soulfly.

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Les-Fest Organiser Dave Ritchie commented "We are absolutely delighted to add Savage Messiah to this years event. We try to pick bands that we believe can bring a captivating performance to the stage and genuinely please people and if you like your Metal these guys will not disappoint, with a new album imminent, expect something special, from worthy headliners"

They will be joined on the Saturday by House of X - a new name perhaps to many but a band with an impeccable history, consisting of Danny Peyronel who featured on UFO's 'No Heavy Petting' album plus guitarist Laurence Archer formerly of Phil Lynott's Grand Slam who later joined UFO for the 'High Stakes And Dangerous Men' album along with drummer Clive Edwards. On bass is Rocky Newton best known for his time with McAuley Schenker Group.

"As musicians they may all have that excellent pedigree, but having heard their forthcoming album of all new tunes these guys are much more than a covers or tribute act. The new material is excellent, but of course what better way to close of the Saturday evening than with some UFO classics sprinkled within the set too".

They will be joined over the weekend by Glasgow Progressive Metal band Epsilon, new British Metallers Stormbringer, whose album, "MMXIII" is garnering critical acclaim, plus highly regarded Hard Rockers Crash Mansion and the "best kept secret in Rock N' Roll", Curran who are guaranteed to put a smile on your face.

As Dave says, "This continues our something for everyone policy with a broad range of rock and Metal bands now confirmed from Death Metal right through to Classic Rock making Les-Fest 3 a must do music festival in the Summer of 2014"

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Les-Fest 2014 Main Stage Line Up (in alphabetical order):
Bacchus Baracus
Bad Touch
Black Belt Karate
Bleed From Within
Crash Mansion
Cypher 16
Deadly Circus Fire
Defy All Reason
Demonic Resurrection
Exit State
Fallen Fate
Falling Red
House of X
Mask of Judas
Massive Wagons
Reign of Fury
Savage Messiah
Spill 16
The Burning Crows
The Dirty Youth
Vantage Point
Voodoo Vegas
The Wild Lies Stage (in alphabetical order):
Bad Touch
Exit State
Scott Cowie
Steel Threads

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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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