Uprising 2017 announce first bunch of bands

Courtesy of our media partnership with the the lovely folks at Uprising, we get to bring you this brilliant announcement before anyone else. Feast your eyes on the press release below and then immediately get online and book tickets for what is already looking to be an incredibly juicy event! They’re being held at an early bird price of £20, but these prices can’t last! as they say in the furniture commercials.

uprising-2017-127th 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, Hærken.

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.”


“We are truly humbled to have received an invitation to join the mêlée at 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 lists at the hallowed hall of De Montfort may never have come to be. We await the day with augmented anticipation! Wæs Hæl!” [congratulations to Hærken on making me actually have to look up what “hastilude” meant – Mosh]


The U.K. Thrash legends have just completed touring for the year and we are beyond happy to have them grace our stage!

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.

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!

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 now here.

UPRISING will be held at De Montfort Hall, Leicester on 27th May 2017. Keep up to date with the latest info on UPRISING’s official website at:  http://www.uprisingleicester.com


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