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Uprising Festival

Returning for its fourth episode on 14th September 2019 and to say that we haven’t stood still is an understatement; what did that ever achieve?

Our venue for 2019 is the O2 Academy Leicester incorporating all of its stages plus ones it doesn’t even know it has yet(!)

With “Kings of the UndergroundNapalm Death headlining the show this year, being joined by Acid Reign who make a welcome return from the first Uprising with a brand new album (it would be rude to not have them back) along with Krysthla our Leicester favourites hitting the main stage this year.

We have managed to capture and convert lengthy riff sluggers OHHMS to join us too – we have been wanting these guys since seeing them smash the Sophie stage at Bloodstock Festival 2017!


Also as you have now all come to expect …our food stalls will leave you (not) hungry for more, we are catering for vegetarian and vegan diets this year, and for the beer connoisseur we have real ales and a Guinness bar, something to suit all pallets!

We will have relaxing indoor and outdoor areas with seating and only a short walk into the city centre should your need for culture be hungry too!

Age limit 8+ under 14’s to be accompanied by an adult.

O2 Priority tickets on sale Wednesday 26th June 10am

General release on Friday 28th June from 10am via Ticketmaster and Gigantic

Loads more bands to be announced over the next few weeks, we will also be giving details of our fringe events “THE NIGHT BEFORE …AND THE AFTERMATH” so stay tuned for details!

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27th May, De Montfort Hall, Leicester
Three Stages, One Iconic Venue and a whole lot of metal!

With the epic festival fast approaching, Uprising is thrilled to announce the final bands for a line-up that should already have any true metal head foaming in anticipation. With Irish black metal legends Primordial already announced as event headliners and with the Greek grunge/punk whirlwind that is Barb Wire Dolls headlining the second stage, this is one event that should be firmly emblazoned into the embers of your calendars.

The Night Before

Added to the iconic main stage are local Leicester legends,and previous Metal 2 the Masses winners Resin whose unique brand of melodic and yet fearsomely heavy grunge has earned them a dedicated following. The band are opening the main event after the Leicester Metal 2 the Masses winner is announced, and are guaranteed to get people in the mood. Check out the stunning ‘persecution complex’ EP for a taste of what this band is about and make damn sure you get to the festival early because you’ll be kicking yourself for days if you miss it.

Meanwhile, the second stage has gained three amazing acts. Bruising Midlands sludge warlords The Darkhorse, former Bloodstock, Mammothfest and Mosh Against Cancer favourites whose epic new album ‘The carcass of the sun will sleep’ is snapping necks everywhere, will bring their demonically heavy low-end rumble to Leicester. Also added are the mighty Divine Chaos, an intense band whose crushing technicality is matched only by the sheer ferocity of their live presence. You would truly be foolish to miss them, ask anyone that saw them destroy the Sophie stage at Bloodstock last year! Last, but most certainly not least, are doom favourites Witchsorrow, whose last album, ‘No Light, Only Fire’, is considered a masterpiece of the doom genre. A compelling act on stage, the band will douse the sunlight with a performance that is sure to be memorable.


Previously announced acts include Onslaught official, Lawnmower Deth, Kill II This, Dave McPherson (InMe acoustic ), Boss Keloid and Hærken and the festival will also host the region’s Metal 2 The Masses final during the afternoon, acts TBC.

Tickets are astonishing value at £25 and that’s including postage to your door and zero booking fee, grab yours now here:

That, however, is not all. On Sunday 28th May, Aftermath will provide the kind of after party that most festivals can only dream of. With guest headliners Courtesans (who play Bloodstock this year), as well as the legendary Mage (former BOA stars), Welcome Back Delta, Black In Sun, Codex Alimentarius, Obzidian and Deified all joining a line-up that truly represents the cream of the current underground metal scene, this FREE ENTRY gig will take place in Leicester’s respected Firebug venue. This is how all metal festivals should look, with an eye on the underground and a finger on the pulse of the metal scene and it provides the perfect antidote to post-Uprising blues.


Getting into Leicester early? Well warm up at Firebug! Internal Conflict, Witch Tripper, Garganjua and Ramage Inc all Bloodstock Festival alumni get the Uprising weekend underway and it’s free entry if you have an Uprising ticket!
UPRISING will be held at De Montfort Hall, Leicester on 27th May 2017. Full details are available here, Keeping you up to date.

Sponsors: Guinness, Fireball Whisky, Moshville Times, Get Your Rock Out, Very Metal Art, Firebug, Resin Events, Blackstar Amplification, The Motley Brew, BJF PR, FATangel PR, Goblin Dreams, Sonic Abuse.


More bands added to the line-up!

27th May, De Montfort Hall, Leicester, Three Stages, One Iconic Venue and a whole lot of metal! Now into its second year, we are beyond pleased to announce our first bands, a selection from each of the three stages: Onslaught, Lawnmower Deth, Kill II This, Dave McPherson, Boss Keloid, Haerken.

Uprising 2017

Once again Leicestershire’s most prestigious music venue hosts one of the biggest metal events of the year with some of the finest up and coming acts joining what can only be described as icons from the world of metal. We spoke to a few of the bands about how they feel playing Uprising at De Montfort Hall.

Lawnmower Deth:
“De Montfort Hall. Who the hell doesn’t want to play De Montfort Hall. All Steve bangs on about is seeing Motorhead on the ‘Another Perfect Day’ tour at De Montfort Hall. It fits the Lawnmower ethos perfectly, it’s a tick box. Big rooms, friends, and killer bands. So, hello Leicester it is. Stand by your beds. Old men rolling into town… Now who’s going to offer us Wembley?”.

Kill II This:
“We’re absolutely delighted to be asked to appear at the 2017 Uprising Festival. The line-up is awesome and De Montfort Hall is a special venue. We can’t wait to bring Kill II This to Leicestershire to play for the Uprising crowd”.

Dave McPherson (InMe) acoustic:
“”I’m thrilled & honoured to be a part of Uprising in 2017. It’s always nice to play to new folk & try to win them over plus meet the acts playing & have a beer or three. Leicester holds a special place in my heart & the De Montfort Hall looks absolutely stunning. See you there!”.

Boss Keloid:
“Boss Keloid are most certainly looking forward to playing Uprising and De Montfort Hall for the first time. By all accounts last year’s event and line up was immense. A week after we’ll be going into Skyhammer Studios to record our next album, so Uprising will be a great opportunity for us to showcase our new material.”

Weare truly humbled to have received an invitation to join the mêléeat UPRISING in Leicester in 2017. Not only as a privileged part of this astounding hastilude, but as partisans of the M2TM tournament, having ourselves benefited greatly thither. Indeed, had it not been for our taking part many moons ago, our place in the lsits at the hallowed hall of De Montfort may never have come to be. We await the day with augmented anticipation! Was Hell!”.

With plenty more bands still to announce including our Headline acts and loads more for everyone to do on the day, UPRISING has to be the best value rock/metal even in the calendar. We are also pleased to announce that we will once again be hosting the regions Metal 2 The Masses final during the afternoon where the top five bands all play for a slot at Bloodstock Festival, following in the steps of Garganjua and Conjurer who both went on to play the Festival the year after their stellar performances at UPRISING in June.

Therewill 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!

Tickets at the moment are being held at our early bird price of £20 and that’s including postage to your door and zero booking fee, grab yours new here:

UPRISING will be held at De Montfort Hall, Leicester on 27thMay 2017. Keep up to date with the latest info on UPRISING’s official website.

Guinness, Fireball, Moshville Times, GetYourRockOut, VeryMetalArt, Firebug, ResinEvents, Blackstar, The Motley Brew, BJF PR, Goblin Dreams, FatAngel PR.

The bands:
UPRISING, Evil Scarecrow, Tess Of The Circle, Kingbreaker, Seething Akira, Nine Miles South, Burnt Out Wreck, Last Flight To Pluto, Dethonator, Killatrix, Stone Circle, Vektrill, The Parasite Syndicate, Flotsam And Jetsam, One For Sorrow, Esther, Doomsday Outlaw, Temple Of Lies, I AM I, Stormbringer, Mordred, Jac Dalton, Blackmail Snaps.