Pile Up Festival hits York in 2018 – and we have tickets to give away!

Riff Media have announced their plans for a new festival launching in 2018. The festival, which will run with the name Pile Up Festival, will be hosted at Fibbers in York and feature a line-up composing of punk, punk rock, rock, metal and post hardcore bands, and you can win tickets by reading the line-up very carefully indeed then scrolling down to the bottom!

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The event will run for two days from June 22nd to June 23rd (Friday and Saturday) as two all-day events at the one venue.

They have opted to use one venue in their first year to make it possible for attendees to see all bands playing and not have to move between multiple venues. And, hey, Fibbers is a great place from what we hear.

For a festival in its first year they have worked excessively hard to bring a solid line-up to help develop the festival brand and further enable them to bring bigger lineups to their events in the very near future – and we should have news of other gigs from the same organiser shortly!

As well as giving music fans a new festival they also aim to help local charities and causes with any profits made by pledging a certain amount to those in need. Plans this year are to use profits to purchase supplies and food goods for York’s homeless. So you can enjoy a great festival and see your money do some good!

Keep up to date on the facebook event page.


Friday will see two headliners as American hardcore punk rockers A Wilhelm Scream will grace us with their presence as top billed headliner with Birmingham metalcore giants Oceans Ate Alaska in a co-headline slot just before them.

In support they have aimed to stack, or pile up, if you will, a mix of genres and more favourite bands to give attendees something really special. UK rising giants Napoleon are in main support with another American guest in the shape of Kingdom of Giants also joining them. Hometown heroes InVisions will be present to give locals something to shout about and completing the line-up we have Death Remains, Skarlett Riot, Ravenface, Veridian, Chapter & Verse, Bellevue Days, Black Orchid Empire and, opening the day up, a band signed to their own record label with Scottish post hardcore outfit Tenements coming along for the ride.


Saturday will play host to a very special appearance from Teenage Bottlerocket, who will be performing one of only 2 UK shows in 2018 at the festival (the other show is in London), so anybody up North wanting to see them this is one of very few chances!

In main support are Our Hollow Our Home, Silent Screams and Siamese with Falling Red, Palm Reader, Wars, Cove, Woke Up Dead (who feature professional wrestler Sean Only on vocals), Bury The Traitor, Kill The Ideal, Deadaudiosaints and 76 Calling all in support.

There is every likelihood that the festival will sell out, and if it does so before March Riff Media will be looking to add a third date to the event! This will be a bonus to weekend ticket holders who will grab an extra day with a line-up just as big for absolutely no extra cost!

Weekend tickets are very limited! And all weekend ticket holders will be entered into a draw to win over £100 worth of merch and two lifetime event passes to all future festivals and shows!


However, we also have a pair of weekend passes to give away in our competition. Simply send your answer to the following question to along with your name.

Which Scottish band playing Pile Up is signed to Riff Media’s own label? The answer is above!

Terms and conditions

  • Deadline for entries is midday on Wednesday 31st January, 2018.
  • One entry per person.
  • Entrants must be 18 or over in case of venue restrictions.
  • Only entries sent to the email address above will be counted.
  • We’ll need your real name (and your friend’s) to put on the guest list should you win.
  • Correct entries will be pulled from a hat/mug/salt ‘n’ vinegar crisp packet and the winner informed by email within 48 hours.
  • In the case that a winner doesn’t respond within 24 hours, a second draw will be made and so on.
  • Your details will be passed on to the promoter purely for the purpose of contacting you and arranging your gig entry and for no other purpose.
  • Editor’s decision is final. Prize consists of the pair of tickets/names on the guestlist. No cash alternative. Why do they always say that in rules? If you want to win money you’d buy a lottery ticket. Duh.
  • No correspondence will be entered into. Whatever the hell that means. But it won’t be, whatever it is.
  • Why are you still reading this? Get your entry in!
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