And it’s a biggie! I’m really, really pleased to announce that Les-Fest have nabbed none other than Glasgow’s own Bleed From Within as their Friday night headliner for the 2014 festival in Lesmahagow.
If there’s a band who deserve an award for hard work over the last couple of years, it’s this bunch. I’ve seen them twice (opening for Megadeth and just behind Carcass on the Defenders of the Faith tour), and I know they’ve also done their own tour and opened for other acts.
Well, they can add to that a festival headlining slot – possibly their first!
Les-Fest continues to go from strength to strength. It’s hard to believe this is only their third year. I’ve heard nothing but great reviews from both fans and the bands who’ve played there. Long may it continue and I can’t wait to hear who they have as their third main stage headliner.
Next year’s event will run from 27-29 June.
The official announcement reads as follows:
Organiser Dave Ritchie stated. “I am highly delighted to secure a band with the rapidly growing stature of Bleed From Within, who are undoubtedly now Scotland’s largest and most successful metal band, so it makes absolute sense for them to headline Scotland’s biggest metal festival”
Switching from metal to hard rock, we are also delighted to confirm hotly tipped UK bravado rockers The Burning Crows, whose infectious mix of good time rock n’ roll with an attitude has earned them the reputation of being one of the very best live bands on the scene today.
They will be joined by North Eastern, Scottish hard rockers GutterGodz rated “particularly awesome” by Kerrang radio.
Concluding our fifth main stage announcement and the last one in 2013 we are also delighted to confirm 3 of the bands that performed at the recent Scottish showcase gigs in the shape of Edinburgh based thrashers Disposable, metal rockers Vantage Point and Glasgow based stoner rock outfit Bacchus Baracus.
We can also now officially confirm our latest additions to the very exciting Cackblabath.com Stage, this year featuring headline act Steel Threads making a triumphant return for the second year. They will be joined by a number of acts doing acoustic/unplugged sets including Bad Touch, Inferno, Exit State, Incassum and singer songwriter Scott Cowie.
Full confirmed line up to date:
Bacchus Baracus, Bad Touch, Black Belt Karate, Bleed From Within, Cambion, Cypher 16, Deadly Circus Fire, Defy All Reason, Demonic Resurrection, Disposable, Exit State, Fallen Fate, Falling Red, Fireroad, Fury, Grifter, GutterGodz, Hostile, Incassum, Incinery, Inferno, Mask of Judas, Massive Wagons, Mothers Ruin, Nightmare World, Reign of Fury, Revoker, Sa-da-KO, Screaming Eagles, Spill 16, Spirytus, Stormzone, Skreamer, The Burning Crows, Vantage Point, Voodoo Vegas and the Wild Lies
Bad Touch, Exit State, Incassum, Inferno, Scott Cowie and Steel Threads