We're absolutely delighted to announce a further 6 bands for SOS Festival…. Attica Rage, Babylon Fire, Velvet Star, Betraeus, Skarlett Riot & Inferno.
Also our good friends from Polefire will be heating things up for us on the Saturday night with Manchester's finest exhibition of pole dancing.
Confirmed for our Sunday line-up are Scots Attica Rage who recently signed to Rocksector Records for the release of their 2nd album "Road Dog" which is launched at Hammerfest this current weekend, & bring us their incredible giant-sized riffs & beer-fuelled biker rock….
"Totally blown away on first listen.. with this new album they've excelled themselves" Tom Russell, 96.3 Rock Radio
"Big, burly & balls-out.. like the greatest hits of rock & metal in a bar brawl"
Dom Lawson, Metal Hammer
Babylon Fire are firm Manchester favourites at SOS & will once again feature on Saturday night with a set time just before headliners Fury UK. The Babylon metalheads are currently working on new material for a full debut album release. www.myspace.com/babylonfireuk
Velvet Star hailing from the Selby/Goole areas, recently signed to Rocksector Records for the release of their debut official album "In The Face Of Vanity" on 4th April. Early reviews of their glam-come-70s punk n roll have been excellent.. "proof that the UK has a vibrant & relevant music scene" Sinister Angels Realm www.myspace.com/velvetstarband
Betraeus played Bloodstock festival last year, having won Manchester's Metal 2 The Masses/Battle For Bloodstock contest with their intricate, sensitive & at times brutal take on prog metal, with more than a hint of Opeth. We welcome them to the Saturday line-up at SOS. www.myspace.com/betraeus
Skarlett Riot from Scunthorpe, join us on Sunday with a fresh & energetic modern rock sound. Fronted by Chloe Drinkwater, they've been kicking up a storm in support of the likes of The Crave & Heaven's Basement & promise to be an excellent addition to our line-up. www.skarlettriot.co.uk
Inferno hail from Anglesey, North Wales & recently released independently their album "Welcome To The Lions Den". Inferno bring a unique brand of uncompromising driving rock to open up our Saturday line-up & also watch out for a brilliant acoustic set on Sunday. www.myspace.com/infernorockband
SOS Festival takes place at Radcliffe Civic, in Manchester, on 16th & 17th July & as always, offers excellent live music in a friendly atmosphere, with all ages welcome. Plenty of free parking, excellent local transport links & inexpensive hotel accommodation are all within easy reach.
Line-up so far….
SATURDAY : Fury UK, Babylon Fire, esOterica, Nightvision, Fantasist, Spires, Evil Scarecrow, Betraeus, Inferno.
SUNDAY : GUN, Exit State, Attica Rage, Citizen Charlie, Vega, Wizzard, Velvet Star, Afterdown, Skarlett Riot, Ten BY Ten.
2, maybe 3 more bands to be announced for main stage soon.
Acoustic stage details yet to be confirmed.
Please visit www.sosfestival.net for more information
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