Brighton gets its own rock and metal festival

The first bands have been announced for Breakout Festival.

Everyone loves the seaside. But what’s the one thing that can improve a weekend of sand castles and crazy golf? A giant dose of rock and metal!

New festival Breakout is coming to sunny Brighton this September and has just announced the patrons of French metalcore Betraying The Martyrs and the chaos-loving Silent Screams. And with the secret headliner still to be announced, plus three stages of rock an metal, this could be one very heavy weekend.

Also announced are Funeral For A Friend, Qemists and The Blackout. Tickets are just £29.50 and you can pick them up here.

Luke Morton joined Metal Hammer as Online Editor in 2014, having previously worked as News Editor at popular (but now sadly defunct) alternative lifestyle magazine, Front. As well as helming the Metal Hammer website for the four years that followed, Luke also helped relaunch the Metal Hammer podcast in early 2018, producing, scripting and presenting the relaunched show during its early days. He also wrote regular features for the magazine, including a 2018 cover feature for his very favourite band in the world, Slipknot, discussing their turbulent 2008 album, All Hope Is Gone.