Lock-Up Stage Announced For Reading & Leeds

The bands who will play the Lock-Up stage at this years Reading & Leeds festivals have been announced:

Friday 27th August (Reading)/ Sunday 29th August (Leeds):
Alkaline Trio, Sick Of It All, Against Me!, Hatebreed, Streetlight Manifesto, Strike Anywhere, This Is Hell, Static Thought, Civet, The Skints, Crazy Arm and Blood Or Whiskey.

Saturday 28th August (Reading)/ Friday 27th August (Leeds):
Bad Religion, The Get Up Kids, Cancer Bats, Zebrahead, Crime In Stereo, RX Bandits, Trash Talk, Paint It Black, Off With Their Heads and Moral Dilemma.

AFI – Glasgow ABC – 8/4/10

Excitement was building in Glasgow as fans got ready for what looked like a fantastic concert.

Opening band The Dear & Departed sound like a mix between Alkaline Trio and The Cure. They aren’t the best band in the world, but the fans seemed to enjoy it.

After they left the stage, the anticipation started building for Sick Of It All, the New York hardcore legends. their set was brutal, exciting and so much fun. The crowd went crazy and every single person loved them, I’m sure they found a few new fans from that crowd.

After a long wait, AFI take the stage, opening with Medicate from Crash Love and playing a setlist of mainly the three newer albums. There was not a bad song in their set and the fans went crazy for everything. Everyone was singing along and the thunderous applause between each song showed how much the fans love this band. Even the fans only there to see Sick Of It All enjoyed AFI, they are a band that anyone can love, because they have covered so many different genres of music. Davey took the time to tell the fans how beautiful Glasgow was and spoke about his favourite Scottish bands, which adds a great personal touch to the concert. The band left the stage, which was followed by about five minutes of the crowd chanting “AFI, AFI”

They returned to the stage and played two more songs, including a superb rendition of Silver And Cold from Sing The Sorrow.

This was by far the most enjoyable concert I have ever been to, and im sure every fan in the crowd would agree with me.

The only downside was, after the concert, Jade Puget of AFI walked outside and completely ignored all the fans waiting, hoping for an autograph. I can understand that he had just played a full show and was tired, but so many other bands take the time to talk to their fans and sign stuff for them, and I think ignoring all your fans is a despicable thing to do.

Sonisphere Add New Bands

The UK Sonisphere festival has added 12 new bands to their line up:

Europe, Therapy?, Alice In Chains, Lacuna Coil, Municipal Waste, Evile, Pendulum, Rise To Remain, Renegades, Terrorvision, Sick Of It All, Dir En Grey