Bloodstock Festival 2015: Overkill talk UK metal fans and 2016 tour plans

Overkills Bobby Blitz talks to the Ticketmaster blog backstage at Bloodstock Festival 2015

The sun's out, riffs are roaring from the stages and we've been chatting to Overkill frontman, Bobby 'Blitz' Ellsworth, backstage at Bloodstock Festival 2015.

Ahead of the New Jersey metallers' set on the Ronnie James Dio stage, Blitz told us a few things that make Bloodstock so special for him, as well as the band's plans to tour the UK in 2016.

Check out the video in full below.

Bloodstock Festival 2015: Sabaton talk tanks, pyro and songwriting

We chat to Sabaton frontman Joakim Brodén backstage at Bloodstock Festival 2015

Bloodstock Festival 2015 is officially underway with day one of the heavy metal mania unfolding at Catton Park.

We catch up with Sabaton frontman, Joakim Brodén, before the Swedish metallers hit the Ronnie James Dio stage.

Joakim talks tanks, songwriting and, of course, pyro in the video below.

Premiere: Muskets unveil new video for Colourview

Be first to watch Muskets new video for Colourview here - plus details on their tour with Moose Blood

If you haven't heard the delightful racket Brighton's Muskets have been making, then now is your chance.

The Venn Records four-piece have just unleashed their new video for Colourview and it's simply brilliant.

Taken from the band's debut EP, Spin, it's proof that what this British mob are producing - namely by blending the best qualities of grunge pop and emo punk - is something to take serious notice of.

https://youtu.be/Nx6olVxOANc

Ed Sheeran replaces Justin Bieber at Fusion Festival 2015

It's official, Ed Sheeran will headline Friday at Fusion Festival 2015. Full details...

Ed Sheeran will headline Friday (28 August) night at Fusion Festival 2015, filling in for Justin Bieber at the Crofton Park bash.

The British star confirmed the news on Twitter tonight, explaining plans to extend his headline tour following Bieber's announcement earlier this week.

Listen: Ticketmaster football podcast #15

Ben Carter brings us the latest football news before the Barclays Premier League kicks off

Here is it, the last Ticketmaster Football Podcast before the Barclays Premier League and France Ligue 1 kick off again!

Sports Blogmaster, Ben Carter, tells us his predictions for the upcoming season, as well as last minute transfer news and a feature on Nicklas Bendtner. Listen in below.

https://www.mixcloud.com/BenCarterRadio/tickemaster-blogmaster-football-...

Don Broco: O2 Academy Brixton gig is a “real milestone that stuff is going well”

We talk to Don Broco ahead of their biggest ever UK headline show

It's a busy week in the Don Broco camp, with the UK rockers' second album, Automatic, released TOMORROW (Friday 7 August).

The Bedford boys have headed out on a week-long UK tour to support the new record, and follow up to 2012's Priorities, including a hometown show on the eve of its release.

Andy C returns to O2 Academy Brixton October 2015 – full ticket details

Catch Andy C headline O2 Academy Brixton this October 2015 - tickets Friday 7 August

Andy C is heading for London this Autumn, as he headlines O2 Academy Brixton on Friday 30 October.

This will be the first time to catch the iconic DJ headline the capital after festival season, and if 2014's All Night event is anything to go by, it's not one to be missed.

"Playing in your hometown is special for any artist but the love I get when I play in London is indescribable!," Andy C says, "Last year at Brixton Academy was a dream come true and I can't wait to do it all over again this year.

New Found Glory to play Reading and Leeds warm-up show in London

New Found Glory will play O2 Academy Islington on 24 August - ticket details

Like New Found Glory? Love seeing them play intimate venues? Well, you're in luck.

The Florida pop-punkers will play a Reading and Leeds Festival warm-up show at O2 Academy Islington on 24 August 2015.

https://twitter.com/TicketmasterUK/status/628250251636436992

Ohh, it's going to be SO GOOD.

https://youtu.be/TTRC7W0yeNQ

Review: 13 of our finest moments from Wickerman Festival 2015

Sam Law reports from an unforgettable Wickerman Festival 2015

We head down to East Kirkcarswell to soak up the tradition at Wickerman Festival 2015...

South Scotland’s biggest festival looked in doubt following the sudden passing of event-director Jamie Gilroy late last year, but with the help of Jamie’s daughter Jennie Camm, over 15,000 passionate revellers and a raft of international superstars including The Waterboys, Example and Tom Odell, it proved to be the iconic gathering’s strongest showing yet.

Here, Sam Law counts down his thirteen moments that defined Wickerman 2015.

1. The Waterboys

Premiere: We Came As Romans Vans Warped Tour diary #6

We Came As Romans check in with Ticketmaster from Vans Warped Tour

We Came As Romans are deep into Vans Warped Tour 2015, and they're still having a total blast by the looks of things.

The Michigan metalcore mob have given us first dibs on their latest tour diary to show us just how much fun they're having on the road. Spolier: it's loads.

Pre-show rituals, backstage hockey and tour bus mayhem is all part of their sixth video instalment, available to watch in full below.

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