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Westfest Announce Final Additions to 2014 Lineup

Westfest Announce Final Additions to 2014 Lineup

Wednesday 8th January, 2014 9:02AM

Westfest have announced a couple of a final additions to the 2014 lineup including mysterious British psych-metallers Uncle Acid and The Deadbeats. An offshoot of Soundwave, the festival is making it's debut over two nights in Auckland next month with Korn, Rob Zombie and Megadeth headlining. Locals 8 Foot Sativa and Devilskin have also been added to the lineup, here are the details...

WESTFEST
Wednesday 19th & Thursday 20th February
Vector Arena, Auckland NZ

Korn, Rob Zombie, Megadeth, Asking Alexandria, Five Finger Death Punch, Black Veil Brides, Eagles Of Death Metal, August Burns Red, Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats, Whitechapel, Terror, 8 Foot Sativa, Saving Grace & Devilskin

Tickets available from Ticketmaster.

Here's a track from Uncle Acid's 2012 release Bloodlust...


Press Release:

WESTFEST 2014 ANNOUNCE FINAL ADDITIONS TO LINE UP.

Westfest; A festival already paving it’s way as the newest and biggest event in New Zealand heavy music boasting a now 14 strong band line up over two days with the likes of Korn, Megadeth, Rob Zombie and many more has just announced more bands! Additions include two locals and even an extra international.

WESTFEST
Wednesday 19 & Thursday 20 February
Vector Arena, Auckland NZ
Korn, Rob Zombie, Megadeth, Asking Alexandria, Five Finger Death Punch, Black Veil Brides, Eagles Of Death Metal, August Burns Red, Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats, Whitechapel, Terror, 8 Foot Sativa, Saving Grace & Devilskin

From humble beginnings in the witchy flat lands of Cambridgeshire, England, Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats have devolved into an international band of street creeps, burnouts and draft dodgers. Since unleashing the monumental, internationally feared and revered set of blood-curdling chainsaw anthems known as Blood Lust, they have been locked away in the barn ignoring all the ensuing hype and publicity, whilst preparing to deliver their own new nightmare message of madness.

It is a fact that Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats have, in recent times, become one of the most talked about rock bands currently in existence. The fact that no one even knew what they looked like until very recently is testimony to the enigma that surrounds this terrifying, yet extremely melodically minded cult. It is another fact that they have become one of the most collectable bands on the planet, with first press vinyl editions of Blood Lust fetching up to and over £700 (yes, British Pounds!) on the collector’s market. Pretty remarkable for a record that is barely two years old.

With 8 Foot Sativa reuniting with original vocalist Justin “Jackhammer” Niessen and original bass player Brent Fox, Sativa guitarist and mastermind Gary Smith has patiently waited for the stars to align. Now, along with new guitarist Nik Davies and drummer Corey Friedlander, the line-up could not be any more devastating.

With an enviable reputation as New Zealand’s most ferocious live act, 8 Foot Sativa have channeled this fury to create ‘The Shadow Masters’ the new 8 Foot Sativa album that quite simply says “This is how Heavy Metal is done!”

Devilskin are a four-piece band from Hamilton New Zealand formed in June 2010, they already have guts, class, kudos and confidence. The sum total of a determined and accomplished group of musicians who know what they want, the music is organic, dynamic and real.

Together, Devilskin have the ability to write songs that have depth and passion. They create a compelling and irresistible sound and perform a stunning, explosive, live show. Fresh off the back of a full New Zealand tour with huge turn outs at each venue the band are ready to dominate the Westfest stage.

TICKETS ON SALE NOW FROM TICKETMASTER.CO.NZ
Westfest bought to you by The Rock, ODR Productions, Groove Guide, Digital Mobile and Music Planet.





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