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New Festival Announced - No Sleep Til Auckland - Megadeth, NOFX, Dropkick Murphys + More

New Festival Announced - No Sleep Til Auckland - Megadeth, NOFX, Dropkick Murphys + More

Wednesday 25th August, 2010 8:32AM

Look out, there's a new festival coming to town and boy it's going to be heavy. Originating from Australia, No Sleep Til is heading to Auckland for the first time this December and it's pulling out all the stops - headlining the festival are hairmetal heavyweights Megadeth who will be joined by NOFX, Dropkick Murphys, Parkway Drive, GWAR, Katatonia, Frenzal, Rhomb, 3 Inches of Blood, Suicide Silence, August Burns Red, We Came As Romans + locals Atangonist AD, Shitripper and Leeches.

Friday 10th December, ASB Show Grounds

Tickets on sale midday Thurs 9th September from Ticketek

Full details below...


Amid a sea of rumour and innuendo, we’re here to set you straight and make all your heavy music prayers come true... NO SLEEP TIL, is a national touring festival that will deliver a mix of the best international and local acts from the legendary to the up and comers.

Make sure you’re sitting down before you read further…

Leading the charge for this historic event is seminal thrash-metal act MEGADETH, who will be performing their now-classic release RUST IN PEACE in its entirety! Those lucky enough to witness Mustaine and co in action when last here in 2009 will attest that MEGADETH are in their career best form, making this a once in a lifetime experience you don’t want to miss!

As musically impressive as they are entertaining, punk rock stalwarts NOFX are one of the few within their genre that have been able to remain creatively relevant throughout their career. Armed with a back catalogue that boasts as many hits as a backyard-boxing match, NOFX are, as always, guaranteed to deliver each and every night.

Fiercely loyal to their hometown of Boston, MA, everyone’s favourite working-class heroes DROPKICK MURPHYS are now something of a household name in New Zealand with their socially-aware punk rock anthems packing out the shows they’ve played down under in the past!

Fresh off the US and UK festival circuit, metalcore heroes, PARKWAY DRIVE - one of Australia’s dominant musical exports will be making a welcome appearance. Since releasing their debut full-length 'Goddamnit' in 1998, much loved Illinois punk rockers ALKALINE TRIO have been at the forefront of the modern day punk movement, with the group's hard-rocking tunes providing the perfect musical backdrop for iconic frontman Matt Skiba's often harrowing lyrics. A band not to be missed!

For more than two decades US metal troupe GWAR have been shocking audiences all over the world, so it's about time New Zealand was able to witness the bloody carnage first hand.

In addition to this already monumental package, Sweden’s darkest sons KATATONIA and, Aussie punks FRENZAL RHOMB will also be hitting the stages, and we are pleased to announce the inclusion of the classic-metal loving 3 INCHES OF BLOOD, deathcore sensations SUICIDE SILENCE, Pennsylvanian quintet AUGUST BURNS RED and rapidly-rising US troupe WE CAME AS ROMANS also on board.

And… adding to this excellent line up - all flying the New Zealand flag with pride - are the hardcore heroes ANTAGONIST AD fresh from their European tour and ready to deliver their brutal no-holds-barred hardcore to NZs masses. Wellington based melodic punk rockers THE OUTSIDERS. Auckland based hardcore hard-outs SHITRIPPER led by an intense and layered duel vocal attack AND, NZ’s most exciting new act LEECHES, formed from the ashes of Bleeders and Goodnight Nurse and featuring members of Antagonist A.D and Brick Vs Face.

So there you have it! We promised and we have delivered.

No Sleep Til Auckland
Friday 10 December
ASB Showgrounds


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No Sleep Til Auckland
Fri 10th Dec 3:00pm
ASB Show Grounds, Auckland