Amplified announce more bands for 2019

With a line up that already includes the likes of JINJER, MUSHROOMHEAD, FLOTSAM AND JETSAM, MEMORIAM and CONAN along with old friends UNZUCHT, SULPHER and THE AMORETTES we think its time we ‘unwrap’ and announce some gifts for you this Christmas…

Joining us here at Amplified in 2019 are:

Europe’s biggest crossover band RISE OF THE NORTHSTAR from France bringing their ‘The Legacy Of Shi’ to the UK for the first time as a UK Festival Exclusive appearing on the Red Stripe Main Stage Saturday 20th July.–E

ARNOCORPS who are quite simply ‘The Greatest Band In The World’ are here over from the US with a brand new album as a UK Festival Exclusive on the Red Stripe Main Stage Sunday 21st July.

And we welcome back one of the hardest working DIY bands out there as HANDS OFF GRETEL headline the legendary G’s Stage Sunday 21st July bringing the Amplified 2019 edition to a close…it’s going to be raucous, sexy and a great end to what promises to be the best Amplified yet!!!

We’re also pleased to announce that amongst all the great bands here at Amplified 2019 over the weekend joining them will be…

The award-winning comedic talents of BOB SLAYER will be roaming the site enthralling you his along with the BLUNDABUS acting as the Exclusive VIP Bar.

Keeping you all entertained and wandering around on stilts will be members of ELEMENTAL EMPIRE seen here at Amplified 2018 on stage with Evil Scarecrow as well as numerous other Summer festivals bringing fire and sparks to the proceedings and joining them in lighting up the night sky with flames and the sweet smell of petrol will be the awesome talented BELLADONNA HADES troupe who regularly perform at some of the best alternative festivals and club nights here in the U.K.

Providing a whole lot of shaking will be Cheltenham’s very own SYREN ALTERNATIVE BELLY DANCERS back here for a third year to perform wherever the mood takes them.

And one of the South West’s best student alternative club night DJ crews APOCALYPSE will be here providing tunes throughout the day and late into the night after the bands have finished to continue the party.

Alongside all this we’re also pleased to announce that Adam Westgate, a regular stage presence at many alternative events will be here as our compère introducing the bands across all 3 stages so expect to see a ‘blonde streak’ rushing by as he goes from stage to stage…plus still many more acts for all ages to be announced!

With our final Red Stripe Main Stage Headliners still to be announced in the New Year we hope you’ve enjoyed ALL the acts announced so far and are looking forward to a great Christmas with family, friends and loved ones… Look after each other guys; life is precious and live music, as great as it is helping us through the joyous as well as sad times, can only ‘cure’ so much.

Merry Christmas to you all,


Gary and The Amplified Team”



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