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Guns ‘N Roses To Headline “3” South American Lollapalooza Festivals In 2020

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Hey there my friends, now you know we occasionally like to share the news about a festival or two and sometimes that means we need to look a little bit further than our own side of the ocean. The Official Lineups for the South American Lollapalooza Festivals have been announced and it looks like Guns N’Roses will be headlining each and every one of them. We are talking about Argentina, Brasil and Chile so if you were thinking of some travelling next Spring to these parts – This should help to motivate you. Take a look at the posters down below and I’ll try to type up the whole gamut of artists as well.

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Lollapalooza: Argentina – Guns N’ Roses, Travis Scott, The Strokes, Lana Del Rey, Martin Garrix, Gwen Stefani, Armin Van Buuren, Vampire Weekend, Cage The Elephant, James Blake, Brockhampton, Alan Walker, Illenium, Rezz, Ratones Paranoicos, Duki, The Lumineers, Kacey Musgraves, Rex Orange County, Rita Ora, A Day To Remember, Charli XCX, Perry Farrell’s Kind Heaven Orchestra, Madeon, King Princess, LP, Jaden Smith, Litto Nebbia, Hayley Kiyoko, Vos, Lauv, Airbag, El Mato A Un Policia Motorizado, Nathy Peluso, Rels B,Emmanuel Horvilleur, Denzel Curry, Kali Uchis, Paloma Mami, Mike, Chris Lake, R3hab, J Mena, Yungblud, Louta, Pablo Vittar, Ysy A, Bizarrap, AJR, Two Feet, Fabiana Cantilo, San Holo, Fuego, Amaia, Emilia, Yung Beef, Idles, Trueno, Dani, Wallows, Masego, La Deliio Valdez, The Hu, Kaydy Cain, Zoe Gotusso, Elsa Y Elmar, Girl Ultra, Natalie Perez, Las Ligas Menores, Maye, Ainda, Ghetto Kids, Goldfish, Cimafunk, Boombox Cartel, Ms Nina, Feli Colina, D3fai, Florian, Lucia Tacchetti, Axel Fiks, Miranda Johansen, Paco Leiva, Dabow, Metro Live, DJ Sky, Limon, Alejo Y Valentin, El Buen Salvaje, Louly, Reydel
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ProgPower USA Reveals 2020 Day 3 & 4 Lineup

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At the time of our posting this, there are hundreds and hundreds of Metalheads making their way to a place called The Center Stage in Atlanta, Georgia for the annual ProgPower USA Heavy Metal music festival which actually is starting later on today. While these fans are getting ready to rock, we caught wind of a promotional video for next years 3rd and 4th day and are sharing it with you below so you know what we are both missing out on at the moment and how excited we should be for next years happening. Watch the video to see clips of all the announced bands. It’s a bit long but I found it rather enjoyable so you should as well. Here we go.

The Lineup: Shattered Skies, Witherfall, Eternal Tears Of Sorrow, Night Flight Orchestra, Conception, Arion, Thank You Scientist, Jeff Scott Soto, Beast In Black, The Gathering, Ihsahn, Turilli/Lione: Rhapsody.

Be Advised: Tickets will go on sale -Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019 at 10am ET via Ticketmaster. Only 900 tickets will be made available to the general public. The festival’s 2019 edition sold-out in 3 hours!
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Roadburn 2020 First Announcements

While we are pretty much NYC focused on the shows and regional events we cover here at PiercingMetal, we do love to help rally the charge for some of the awesome festivals that are happening either stateside or across the pond. One such upcoming festival is Roadburn which is held in Tilburg, Netherlands. Take a look at the first official announcement down below.

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The Press Release:

CURATORS:
Each year we give over a slice of Roadburn’s line up to a carefully hand picked curator; they put their distinctive stamp on a corner of the festival and make it their own. For 2020, we have not one but two curators stepping up to the plate. Operating entirely separately, and connected by little more than their common association with Roadburn Festival – and of course their insatiable appetite for creativity – Roadburn’s 2020 curators are limbering up to deliver something special. Expect the unexpected.

CURATOR: EMMA RUTH RUNDLE:
Emma has left such a mark on the festival, and the wider musical landscape over the past few years; we’re honoured to invite her back to Roadburn as a curator – a new role for her, but one that she is more than ready for. Her expansive creativity and curious explorations have already led her towards collaborations – both live and on record. Her musical taste is broad and in keeping with Roadburn’s desire to explore the many facets of heavy music. Read more about Emma’s curation here.
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Raising A Glass To Woodstock’s 50th Anniversary (1969-2019)

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If you’re finding yourself in a bit of a peaceful vibe and thinking of songs from yesteryear today, it’s probably due to the fact that on this day some 50 years ago that the “Woodstock Music and Art Fair” took place up in Bethel NY on Max Yasgur’s farm. Yeah, despite the name, the event was about 45 miles away from the town of Woodstock but that no longer seems to matter. The very well documented affair started out as a pay to enter thing but as the masses began to assemble after lengthy pilgrimages up the highways of New York State they just let anyone who arrived in for free. When it all came down to it there were about 400K in attendance. In honor of the music festivals milestone 50th year, I’ve culled together some topical images and information about who played on what day but left it at that since so much of the logistics and more are easily learned via the official Wiki which is linked down below.

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Friday, August 15 – Saturday, August 16:
Richie Havens, Swami Satchidananda, Sweetwater, Bert Sommer, Tim Hardin, Ravi Shankar, Melanie, Arlo Guthrie and Joan Baez.
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Wacken Open Air Festival 2020 Is Sold Out

Do you readers remember just the other day when I shared the First Bands that were announced for the Wacken Open Air Festival of 2020? If you said “NO” just click HERE to read that press release. Then continue on down below because the festival for next year is already SOLD OUT!!! I know, that’s insanity right? Read on.

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The Press Release:
The 31st edition of the Wacken Open Air, which will take place from the 30th of July until the 1st of August 2020, is sold out after less than a day. The advance sale of the 75,000 tickets had traditionally started after the festival at midnight on Monday, August 5th. Fans from 83 countries have purchased tickets.

“We are stoked that tickets for the Wacken Open Air 2020 have again sold out in a sensationally short period of time”, comments festival founder Thomas Jensen. “The great success of this year’s anniversary edition and our announcement of the first bands for next year have obviously convinced our fans that they can rely on us for which we are extremely thankful. Well, it also might be that the reason for this humbling vote of confidence is that metal god Rob Halford will celebrate 50 years of JUDAS PRIEST in Wacken.”
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