Burnout Festival - Who To Catch?

With the festival season well and truly in full swing now, it’s time for another awesome festival with another equally awesome line-up: it’s time for Burnout Festival!

After a successful first outing last year featuring the likes of TRC, Don Broco and Mallory Knox, Burn Out Festival has returned; moving on from its origins in Andover and on to its new home in Bournemouth – more specifically, at the Old Fire Station and the Anvil. Being one of Britain’s newest and most exciting festivals, Burn Out has a lot to prove that it belongs within an already clustered and congested festival calendar. Thankfully, they stepped up to the plate last year and, from the looks of the line-up to their 2013 outing, they seem set to do it all over again boasting a predominantly British line-up that promise an explosive weekend. So, without further ado, here’s a guide to just some of the unmissable bands that Burn Out Festival has planned for us on the 27th and 28th July…


Fresh from their appearance at Manchester’s Summerjam Festival, Gnarwolves are set to bring their own brand of grizzled and energetic pop-punk to the Burn Out Festival’s Front Stage @ The Old Fire Station. Forming back in 2011, these boys from Brighton have made their name known insanely quickly – pumping out two EP’s and jumping onto any tour that’ll let them. In 2013 alone, they have already toured with The Story So Far as well as electrifying the stages of Radstock and Slam Dunk with the unparalled energy. These are definitely a great way to get your adrenaline going!


After the release of their third album, Uprising, earlier this year, the Glasgow-based metalheads are bringing their back catalogue of head banging anthems (both new and old) to Burn Out 2013. These young lads have made a name for themselves since they formed in 2005 by relentlessly touring the country and inspiring mosh pit after mosh pit everywhere they go. Their brutal shows must’ve got somebody’s attention because they boast a touring history with bands such as All That Remains, Suicide Silence and, yes, even Megadeth as well as becoming a mainstay attraction at Download Festival.  With credentials like that, you go do a hell of a lot worse if you are looking for a good ol’ fashioned mosh pit so make sure you check them out as the headline the Second Stage


Formed back in 2007, Glamour of the Kill are a band that fuse the trademark guitars (shredding definitely included) of metal with the screaming emo vocals of bands such as Bullet for my Valentine. With 2 well received EP’s and 2 albums under their belt, Glamour of the Kill have steadily built a dedicated fanbase that like nothing more than to rock out at their shows, which has secured numerous appearances at Download Festival as well as the chance to tour with such prominent bands as Avenged  Sevenfold and, more recently, Papa Roach. If you’re a fan of Bullet for My Valentine, you won’t want to miss these guys as they headline the second stage on the Saturday of Burn Out Festival 2013


The story of Neck Deep has been a short one, seeing as they only formed mid-2012, and yet it has been a meteoric rise to success for the Manchester based pop-punkers. The past year has been very kind to these lads, seeing the release of their first mini-album, ‘A Part of Me’ and the follow-up ‘History of Bad Decisions’ EP as well as seeing them travel up and down the country with bands like Enter Shikari and Me Vs Hero and even let them set up an upcoming tour of the land down under! It looks like the Neck Deep story is far from over and looks to be going from strength to strength so you might want to catch them right here at Burn Out Festival as they take to the Atticus stage at the Anvil at 16:40 on the Sunday


The Cardiff pop-rockers are here to headline the main stage on the Saturday of Burn Out Festival. After forming back in 2004, and finding success touring with bands like 30 Seconds to Mars, New Found Glory and Paramore but it wasn’t long before Kids in Glass Houses found success of their very own with the release of their debut album Smart Casual in 2008. With a back catalogue full of great pop-rock anthems like ‘Give me what I want’, ‘Saturday’ and ‘Matters at all’ as well as a live show that are the envy of many other bands, these are the perfect band to bring the festivities of the first day to an explosive close.


Taking to the Front Stage at 17:55 on the Sunday are Straight Lines and they’re definitely one band you don’t want to miss. Straight Lines flawlessly combine clean guitar riffs with clever lyrics, resulting in a mature sound that will definitely pique your interest especially when they stand as one of the more unique bands of the weekend. Further than that, they are just a fantastically fun band to go and see live – a point they have repeatedly demonstrated as they toured with bands like We are the Ocean and Canterbury as well as their acoustic set at Download 2013 where they finished their set by instigating a conga line through the crowd. Seriously. If you are looking for a break from the heaviness of the rest of the festival, Straight Lines are here to oblige you.


Formed back in 2008, the melodic hardcore rockers from Bournemouth/Southampton have quickly rose to prominence as one of the champions of the British hardcore scene. Despite their relative youth, this band has achieved so much in such a short amount of time – touring with Gallows, Carpathian, Lower than Atlantis and (fellow Burn Out 2013 attendees) TRC. Further still, with the release of their sophomore album, Almost There, back in May we can hopefully look forward to some new stuff to go along with their older anthems. Either way, their show will be one to remember so you definitely don’t want to miss it when they take to the second stage on the Saturday of Burn Out!

  1. POLAR

Hard to believe that a sleepy town like Guildford could spawn such a raw and devastating example of Hardcore/Metalcore but that’s exactly what happened when Polar burst onto the scene in 2009. Their raw sound is set to tear down the roof  of the Anvil when they take to the Atticus Stage at 18:20 on the Saturday of Burn Out and you definitely won’t want to miss it when it does. They boast a tour history alongside the likes of Palm Reader, TRC and While She Sleeps as well as a great performance at Radstock earlier this year so we’re looking forward to see what they are capable of at Burn Out!

And there’s a hell of a lot more on offer than those with shows form We are the Ocean, Yashin,  Carcer City, Palm Reader and Demoraliser all making welcome appearances to the line-up. It’s great to see a new festival on the British scene, especially with such a British feel to its line-up so we’re excited to head down to Bournemout this weekend to get a piece of the action. Hopefully, we’ll be seeing you down there!

For further information on Burn Out Festival – check out their website at http://burnoutfest.co.uk/