First bands announced for Ghostfest

We can't announce the headliners just yet but there's a load of moshmongers heading into Leeds University in June. We're pretty excited.

The UK’s premier hardcore festival has announced its first 16 bands and there’s some pretty tasty names in there. Spread across two days (2829 June), Leeds University will play host to 2000 fans baying for blood… and a good pit to get involved in.

Today, we can announce Being As An Ocean, Nasty, Martyr Defiled, TRC, Black Tongue, Rotting Out, Betraying The Martyrs, Hundredth, Ingested, Desolated, No Second Change, Nexilva, Lock And Key, Close Your Eyes, Shields and Astroid Boys.

Check out the full poster below.

Tickets cost £37.50 Weekend / £27.50 Single day. Find out more 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.