Wildfire Festival’s stellar line-up has just gone into orbit with the announcement of a New Wave Of British Heavy Metal heavyweight being added to the bill.
Diamond Head will be appearing on Sunday’s Main Stage and Wildfire have bagged themselves the NWOBHM legends only UK festival appearance of the year. Quite the coup!
Wildfire’s official press release provides the details…..
WILDFIRE FESTIVAL ANNOUNCE SUNDAY SPECIAL GUESTS, THE ACOUSTIC LOUNGE AND MORE!
You know that festivals just love to have “special guests”, well all our bands at Wildfire have something special about them. However there are only ever a handful of bands that can attain the legendary status of the latest addition to the Sunday night’s main stage attractions. This is a band for whom the tag “legendary” fits! They’ve shared the Sonisphere stage with the big 4, they’ve inspired a generation of bands and now Diamond Head will make a rare trip north of the border as part of a small run of dates in 2015. Adding to an already strong NWOBHM vibe going through the weekend, this will be your only chance to see them in Scotland this summer.
Bringing an international flavour and with another exclusive appearance Benedictum finally return to the UK to play this years Wildfire. Fronted by the one and only Veronica “The V” Freeman with her unmistakable powerhouse vocals and stage presence, they are sure to bring some serious metal mayhem to the event.
Making the trip from Arizona to Wiston, the band will be performing tracks from most of their released albums to date and will also be showcasing one or two tracks from Veronicas new solo album, due out on Frontier Records this summer We’re still setting the finishing touches to the rest of the bill too, and having sealed their place, with some brilliant shows of late Die No More are a name that everyone here at Wildfire HQ agreed would fit right in at this years festival. They’ll be joined by one of Cumbria’s hottest new bands Thirteen Stars and if you like your rock with a “Southern” flavour then this is the band for you. In addition to the previously announced main stage and a brilliant array of talent on the CackBlabbath.com stage we’ve listened to fan feedback and for 2015 the Acoustic Lounge is back, bigger and better than ever. Preston’s Jamie Brewer is the first announcement for The Wiston Lodge Rock Cafe which will be the place to kick back, relax and enjoy some great value catering away from the electric intensity of the two main stages.
Tickets are available now and selling fast, for the weekend or by the day from www.wildfirefestival.co.uk
Under 14’s go free.
Line up now includes: ANIHILATED, ANIMATOR, BAD TOUCH, BALLS DEEP, BENEDICTUM, BIGFOOT, COLDSPELL, CORRUPT THE SYSTEM, CRIMES OF PASSION, DAKESIS, DEATH VALLEY KNIGHTS, DIAMOND HEAD, DIE NO MORE, DISPOSABLE, DOG TIRED, EMPEROR CHUNG, EMPIRE, ESTRELLA, EXILE THE TRAITOR, FAHRAN, FALLEN MAFIA, HELLION RISING, HOLOCAUST, I.C.O.N., JAMIE BREWER, KAINE, LAWLESS, LAWNMOWER DETH, LIBERTY LIES, LINE OF FIRE, LORD VOLTURE, MASON HILL, MAX RAPTOR, NIGHT BY NIGHT, PRESS TO MECO, PROMETHIUM, PTEROGLYPH, RANK BERRY, RE-ANIMATOR, RONIN, SALEM, SCORDATURA, SILVERJET, SOLITARY, SOUL REMOVER, SPIRYTUS, TEN, THE IDOL DEAD, THE MERCY HOUSE, THE PARALLAX METHOD, THIRTEEN STARS, TYGERS OF PAN TANG, TYSONDOG, UNCLE RUST