10 UK Festival Sets You Cannot Miss This Summer
2. SikTh - Breakout Fest - Following their mammoth comeback show at Download Festival last year and the follow up tour, tech metallers SikTh are headlining Breakout Fest in Brighton. A band possessing an incredible amount of live energy infused with crazy mind-mending music, you'd be a fool to miss this (especially for only £25).
3. Bring Me The Horizon - Reading and Leeds - Although unfortunately this is not a headline set, seeing Bring Me play to thousands upon thousands as the sun sets over the main stage of Reading/Leeds will be an incredible experience for any onlooker. Also, how often will you get to hear tracks off Suicide Season in this situation again?
4. Alexisonfire - Reading and Leeds - Much like Thrice, post-hardcore outfit Alexisonfire are performing their comeback show this summer. Probably one of the most loved and appreciated post-hardcore bands of their time, watching the mental riffs and screams of the band on the main stage of Reading/Leeds is nothing short of spectacular.
5. Slipknot - Download Festival - Not a lot really needs to be said here, does it? The metal giants return to the UK to smash Download Festival - AGAIN.
6. Hatebreed - Ghostfest - The absolutely crushing noise of Hatebreed is gracing the UK once again, this time headlining Ghostfest(which is now in Leeds and Bristol). Not many bands could make someone like Emmure look like a child's music, but fortunately Hatebreed are one of them. This is not one to miss by any means
7. Lamb of God - Download Festival - Groove metal ambassadors Lamb of God travel to the UK again, subbing to Enter Shikari on the second stage, as they prepare to wreck havoc among the thousands of drunk metal heads with pummelling riffs and disgustingly heavy breakdown sections.
8. The Fall of Troy - Hevy Fest - Definitely year for post-hardcore, sin't it? Performing their stunning album Doppelganger in full, The Fall of Troy's long awaited return is going to be absolutely mind-blowing. Frantic explosive music and intense atmosphere will drive this performance to be one of the best of the year.
9. Slice The Cake - UKTMF - The worldwide exclusive debut performance by tech-death band Slice the Cake has been a long time coming, and the band's first show is going to be something that will be celebrated for years, even as a relatively small band. Get to Tech Fest to see this monumental experience.
10. The Dillinger Escape Plan - Hevy Fest - Erratic mathcore band TDEP follow up their successful Download 2014 appearance at Hevy this year. Given this band's live show track record of absolutely insatiable madness, no one in the world would be forgiven for missing this truly incredible mix of insanity and talent.