Friday, 28 September 2018

Festival News - GIZZARDFEST RETURNS AND FULL LINE-UP ANNOUNCEMENT

GIZZARDFEST RETURNS TO ROTHERHAM! FULL LINE-UP ANNOUNCEMENT! 


On 24th November 2018 at The Trades in Rotherham from 1pm while 2am, Rotherham is set to shake to its foundations.​ ​After 2017's successful GizzardFest, which saw Belfast Doom/Sludge lords "Slomatics" headline the event, 2018 promises a bigger, better and more complete event with 20 of the finest underground bands already signed up to play. 

Polish ritual doom band "Sunnata" are set to headline this years event, a rare UK appearance for the band - and the only one they’re doing in the UK this year. Alongside them, Wigan's finest "Boss Keloid" and Sheffield's legendary "Kurokuma" have also put their names to the bill. It's the next logical step for the upstart underground festival, that takes place in one of the UK's most notorious towns. 

The Green Wizard has put together a line-up which is to be spread across two stages and promises a diverse look into the UK's underground. 

Main Stage (Wizard Stage) 

Sunnata 
Boss Keloid 
Spaztik Munkey 
Chubby Thunderous Bad Kush Masters 
Lowdrive 
Ritual King 
Soden 
Archelon 
Psython 
Witch Tripper

Small Stage (Green Stage)

Kurokuma 
VOW 
Ba'al 
Silverchild 
Geomancer 
Elder Druid 
Under 
6Needles 
Hundred Year Old Man 
Fakehead

The Trades, a larger indoor venue (than last year's Cutlers Arms) and nearer to Rotherham’s train station, and boasting a capacity for 350+ patrons. The ticket price has remained unchanged from the previous year, staying at the affordable price of ​£10 advance and an on the door charge of £20.

The Green Wizard was the brainchild of Daniel Brown, who started the music promotional endeavour in 2012. Whilst working at Sheffield’s DQ he began hosting events which saw the likes of Conan, Slabdragger and Iron Witch take to the stage. A moniker which Daniel used to put on shows in the Rotherham and Sheffield area, up until 2017 when he teamed up with United in Fuzz to put an extra special show on (GizzardFest #1 in 2017). This would be Daniel’s last show under The Green Wizard, passing the mantle of what he’d built onto Christopher Hardwick and Chris J. E. Bingham. 

2018 will be the first event The Green Wizard has done on this scale, with a majority of the potential profits set to go to the performers, it promises to be a musically diverse dive into the UK’s underground music scene, with many genres being represented from hard rockin blues through post-metal, doom metal, sludge along with good old rock and roll. 

Many of the bands on the bill have new releases due this year, all of which should be available in the dedicated merchandise area. 

Food vans outside of the venue will cater to dietary needs as vast and varied, with an emphasis on Vegan/Vegetarian options being available. “Go Get Stuffed”, will be providing catering for the event to ensure that these options are available. 

The Green wizard is looking for advertisement opportunities 

Email: GizzardFest2017@gmail.com
On-going band Interviews: GizzardTube - Band Spotlights

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