BREAKING BANDS FESTIVAL 2017 – First bands announced.

BREAKING BANDS FESTIVAL 2017 26th-28th May 2017

Popular festival announces the first batch of bands for next year’s event!

The ever growing and ever popular Breaking Bands Festival returns for its third year next May. Housed at the fantastic Stoke Prior Sports & Country Club in Bromsgrove, the Festival promises to deliver the very best emerging Metal, Punk and Rock bands to the general public. Holding true to its manifesto, Breaking Bands Festival will showcase not only more bands in 2017, but will also host more events for fans. As ever, the festival runs for three full days throughout the late May Bank Holiday, which next year falls on 26th-28th May.

Today, we are pleased to announce the first seven bands confirmed for next year’s festival. They include Friday night headliner Forgotten Remains, the opening band of the event – Dakesis, Donkerkarnuffel (TBFM Factor 2016 runners-up), Syteria, Footprints In The Custard, Seething Akira, and the returning band from 2016 as voted for by the fans – Superhooch.

If you’re new to Breaking Bands Festival, then you’ve been missing out. Organised by Mucka Jay and the team at TBFM, the event was born in 2015 and the much anticipated inaugural festival actually sold out a month beforehand. Last year, BBF went even further to sell out ten weeks before the event. Now due to popular demand, 2017’s festival will have a greater capacity and even wider bill of artists. Over one hundred weekend tickets have already been sold for next year’s event, and with further band announcements due later this Summer, Breaking Bands is destined to sell out again, and fast. So purchase your tickets now at and discover the new bands you’ve been missing in your life.

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Forgotten Remains –

Hailing from Chesterfield, North Derbyshire, Forgotten Remains are influenced by the likes of Cannibal Corpse and The Haunted, and have been described as combining cut throat old school thrash with Scandinavian death metal. Forgotten Remains were crowned the winners of the 2015 East Midlands M2TM competition, and wowed crowds at last year’s New Blood Stage. They have also received glowing praise from TBFM Radio, Rockcast 100, and Metal Hammer

For fans of: Slayer, Cannibal Corpse, The Haunted

Dakesis –

Dakesis are a four-piece Progressive Power Metal band from Birmingham, UK. Formed in 2008, the riff merchants have toured the UK extensively and have
enjoyed prestigious support and festival slots including playing with Edguy, Thunderstone, Blaze Bailey and Pagan’s Mind, and performing at Glastonbudget, Bloodstock Open Air 2012, Valkyrian Festival and headlining the Cackblabbath Stage at Wildfire Festival in 2015.

For fans of: Symphony X, Nightwish, Kamelot

Donkerkarnuffel –

Ladies and Gentlemen, behold the magnificent deviancy of phantasmagorical proportions! Risen from the grave by the Great Entertainer, Donko. in life these musicians had performed in bands such as Spitting Blood and Unredempt, in death they have united and brought forth the cirque de mort and herald the coming of the Zombie Clown Apocalypse. Feast on the most spectacular event of your death!

For fans of: Morbid Angel, Fear Factory, Slipknot

Footprints In The Custard –

Footprints in the Custard are five younger gentlemen based in Manchester, who continue to write and perform tongue in cheek ditties about various bodily functions, outlandish situations and bears. The music is derived from the band’s love of punk and metal. It’s stocked with riffs, shouting and wailing solos, and is designed to get fans boogying and generally wondering why the hell they’re doing it.

For fans of: Psychostick, Evil Scarecrow, Municipal Waste


Seething Akira –

Portsmouth based five-piece hardcore dub steppers Seething Akira are a highly motivated band who are determined to show the world their style.
These guys breathe new life into an increasingly growing underground scene. Their primary influences are blatant, with hooking beats like The Prodigy and a unique style akin to Enter Shikari. This band create something personal whilst proving the ability to become front runners in an ever growing popular genre.

For fans of: Prodigy, Beastie Boys, Enter Shikari


Superhooch –

Two guitars, drums and bass, a singer’s voice that’ll melt your face, fuzz, feedback and almighty riffs. Fusing blues, garage rock, stoner and psychedelia, Superhooch are ready to convert you!

For fans of: Queens of the Stone Age, Black Sabbath, Clutch


Syteria –

Featuring Jaxx from the legendary Girlschool and Keira of Straightshooter, Syteria are a rock band from the UK formed in 2015 who released their first single the same year. In 2016, the band dropped their debut EP Wake Up. Melodic and catchy, they will easily have you nodding your head and tapping your feet, will raise your spirits, and put a feel-good smile on your face for a long time!

For fans of: Paramore, Lower Than Atlantis, Girlschool

About David Farrell

General Manager and 'THE' competition guy at Manager of The Goddanm Electric, Tour manager for Serpentine, and ex-general Dogsbody at Media partner to numerous bands. Also takes photos, writes reviews and likes classic rock, with a touch of thrash to get the blood flowing.