Wildfire festival 2015 preview

Wildfire 2015

It barely seems almost a year ago since I attended Les-fest, now renamed Wildfire, an annual 3 day classic rock & metal festival situated in the picturesque setting of Wiston Lodge, South Lanarkshire in Scotland. Now in it’s 4th year it has gone from strength to strength and organiser Dave Ritchie has once again pulled out all the stops with yet another strong line up.

Being a fan of NWOBHM I will be definitely be watching/reviewing Diamond Head, Holocaust, Tygers Of Pan Tang, Tysondog and Salem along with Balls Deep, Benedictum, Fahran, I.C.O.N, Lawless, Lawnmower Deth, Lord Volture and Spirytus, but these and many more can be found on an impressive bill of over 50 bands.

My fellow planetmosher, Steve, has highly recommended Ireland’s Animator, who recently won the M2TM Dublin competition.

This year’s installment of Wildfire runs from the 26th-28th of June.

Tickets – individaul day & weekend, with or without camping and can be purchased now from www.wildfirefestival.co.uk


Main Stage

Anihilated, Bad Touch, Benedictum, Coldspell, Crimes Of Passion, Death Valley Knights, Diamond Head, Emperor Chung, Empire, Estrella, Exile Fahran, Hellion Rising, Holocaust, Kaine, Knock Out Kaine, Lawless, Lawnmower Deth, Liberty Lies, Line Of Fire, Lord Volture, Max Raptor, Press To Meco, Re-Animator, Ronin, Salem, Scordatura, Silverjet, Solitary, Spirytus, The Burning Crows, The Idol Dead, Ten, Tygers Of Pan Tang, Tysondog, Uncle Rust

Cack/Racpa Stage

Animator, Bigfoot, Corrupt The System, Dakesis, Die No More, Disposable, Dog Tired, Exile The Traitor, I.C.O.N., Mason Hill, Promethium, Pteroglyph, Rank Berry, Soul Remover, The Parallax Method, Thirteen Stars

Acoustic Lounge 

Adriana Spina, Dave Kerr, Jamie Brewer, The Rising Souls


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Full time downtrodden album/gig reviewer and part time rock God!