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.

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