Three Stages, One Iconic Venue and a whole lot of metal!
Uprising is excited to announce the addition of three stunning bands to an already packed line up. Following on from last year’s fire-and flame-drenched performance from Hell, we are proud to announce that Irish black metal legends Primordial will be headlining the event.
A favourite on festival circuits, Primordial are set to bring their bleak yet elegant epics to the prestigious De Montfort Hall.
A major coup for Leicester’s burgeoning music scene, Primordial promise to close the night with a grandeur and gravitas that few extreme metal artists can hope to match.
Also added to the bill are renowned British black metallers EASTERN FRONT. Formed in 2006, the band released their impressive debut album, ‘Blood on snow’, via Candlelight records (former home to Opeth and Anaal Nathrakh to name but two) whilst last year’s astonishing ‘EmpirE’ saw the band record one track with Dani Filth as a guest, cementing their reputation as a black metal band of potent force.
Last, but most definitely not least, we are pleased to announce that Barb Wire Dolls, the Greek grunge/punk band, are also set to appear. Quite aside from the band’s numerous support slots to legends of the punk scene such as L7, Sonic Youth, TSOL and Television, Barb Wire Dolls are notable for having attracted the attention of Lemmy Kilminster and they signed to Motorhead music in 2015, releasing their third album, ‘Desperate’ last year to considerable acclaim.
Already announced for the festival are a number of acts including Onslaught official, Lawnmower Deth, Kill II This, Dave McPherson (InMe acoustic ), Boss Keloid and Hærken marking out UPRISING as one of the best value and most exciting rock/metal events in the calendar and there are still a number of acts to be announced, so get your tickets purchased early to avoid disappointment!
Moreover, Uprising is not just about established acts and the festival is once again playing host to the region’s Metal 2 The Masses final during the afternoon where the top five bands compete for a slot at Bloodstock Festival, following in the footsteps of Garganjua and Conjurer, both of whom went on to play the Festival in 2016.
There will be stalls offering some fabulous merch, top quality foods and most importantly, plenty of choice of real ales and beverages including those from Guinness, Fireball and The Motley Brew!
Children aged 10 - 15 years must be accompanied by an adult and are free to enjoy all stages but are restricted to balcony seating in the main auditorium.