Ghostfest

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Ghostfest
Location(s) Leeds
Years active 2005 - 2006, 2008- Present
Genre Metalcore, deathcore, hardcore punk, death metal
Website [1]

Ghostfest is a metal/hardcore festival that first took place in the Leeds Cockpit across 2 days in August 2005, returning in 2006. It brought together the best of the UK’s underground hardcore and metal crop along with metal and hardcore bands from Europe and America. There was no Ghostfest in 2007, but it has returned every year since 2008, and has now become a household name on the European indoor metal & hardcore scene growing to ten times its original capacity since its inception in 2005 selling out nearly every year in advance.

Ghostfest 2005[edit]

The first Ghostfest took place on Saturday 13 August and Sunday 14 August at the Leeds Cockpit on its smaller stage due to the main stage being unavailable. 18 of the underground metal and hardcore acts played. It was priced at £15 for a 2 day pass. The whole festival was shot and released as a DVD.

Saturday 13 August Sunday 14 August

Hondo Maclean
Eden Maine
Love That Kills
Azriel
Penknifelovelife
Test Switch Isolator
Everette
Her Words Kill
Son Of A Fiend

Sikth
Johnny Truant
November Coming Fire
Bring Me The Horizon
The Legacy
Shaped by Fate
Architects
Carbine
Spasticated Razor Masturbator

Ghostfest 2006[edit]

The second Ghostfest took place on Saturday 12 August and Sunday 13 August. It was once again held in the Cockpit, but on both stages. In a bid to let people see as many bands as possible without any potential clashes, stage times were alternated between the two stages so one band would play on the main stage while another would set up on the second stage.
A day ticket cost £19, whilst a weekend pass cost £25.

Main Stage

Saturday 12 August Sunday 13 August

Cryptopsy
Knuckledust*
Job For A Cowboy
Azriel
Broken Oath
Clone The Fragile
Viatrophy
The Murder Obsession
Submerged

Bring Me the Horizon
Devil Sold His Soul
Architects
Penknifelovelife
Flood Of Red
Baysix
From The Carnival Of Horrors
So Red The Rose
April Dead

Second Stage

Saturday 12 August Sunday 13 August

Gorerotted
The Seventh Cross
Burning Skies
Raise The Dead
Eternal Lord
Everette
Test Switch Isolator*
Soon To Be September*
The New Jonny Saville Mystery Project

Send More Paramedics
The Blackout
Cry For Silence
D-Rail
8control
Camorra
From Grace
A Thousand Battles Lost
Buried Between The Cross*

  • Pulled out*

Ghostfest 2008[edit]

The third Ghostfest took place on Saturday 28 June and Sunday 29 June and was this time held at Rios Leeds. A day ticket cost £20 and a weekend ticket cost £30. Some bands pulled out of their slots including Consort With Romeo who were replaced by Clone The Fragile for their last ever show and Annotations Of An Autopsy who were replaced by The Rotted.

Turbog Stage

Saturday 28 June Sunday 29 June

Cult of Luna
Architects
Devil Sold His Soul
Azriel
Dead Swans
Your Demise*
Blackhole
The Rotted
Martyr Defiled
The Eyes Of A Traitor

Johnny Truant
The Berzerker
Exit Ten
Raging Speedhorn
Glamour Of The Kill
Burn Down Rome
Clone The Fragile
Cry For Silence
Miss Conduct
Dividing The Line

Jagermeister Stage

Saturday 28 June Sunday 29 June

Trigger the Bloodshed
Shaped by Fate
Postmortem Promises*
The Ocean Collective
Gold Kids*
Many Things Untold
The Arusha Accord
Ingested
Lower Than Atlantis
The Torture Of Comacine

The Ghost of a Thousand
The Plight
Malefice
The Legacy
Ted Maul
Anterior
The Secret*
Bury Tomorrow
Fei Comodo
The Vehicle Field

  • Pulled out*

Ghostfest 2009[edit]

Ghostfest 2009 took place on Saturday 27 June and Sunday 28 June and was again held at Rios Leeds. The ticket prices dropped to £17.50 per day and £25 for the weekend.

Front Stage

Saturday 27 June Sunday 28 June

Whitechapel
Annotations of an Autopsy*
Azriel
The Eyes of a Traitor
Trigger The Bloodshed*
Evita
Postmortem Promises*
Lower Than Atlantis
Martyr Defiled

Despised Icon
Sylosis
Your Demise
Viatrophy
More Than Life
Traces
Brutality Will Prevail
Project Metropolis

Monster Energy / Honour Over Glory Stage

Saturday 27 June Sunday 28 June

Ted Maul
The Arusha Accord
Ignominious Incarceration
Yashin
Bury Tomorrow
Ingested
Heart In Hand
This Is Colour

Dead Swans
Flood Of Red
Failsafe
The Argent Dawn
Chaos Days
Veils
Throne Of Decia

  • Pulled out*

Ghostfest 2010[edit]

Ghostfest 2010 took place at Leeds University Union on 26 and 27 June.

Monster Energy Stage

Saturday 26 June Sunday 27 June

The Acacia Strain
Clone The Fragile
Azriel
The Arusha Accord
Bleed from Within
More Than Life
TRC
Desolated

Gallows
Devil Sold His Soul
Evergreen Terrace
The Seventh Cross
The Eyes of a Traitor
Lower Than Atlantis
Ingested
Brutality Will Prevail

Honour Over Glory Stage / Thirty Days Of Night Records Stage

Saturday 26 June Sunday 27 June

Knuckledust
Trigger The Bloodshed
Martyr Defiled
Ignominious Incarceration *
This Is Colour
Throats
Monuments
Curses

Dead Swans
Evita
The Boy Will Drown
Last Witness
The Argent Dawn
The Torture Of Comacine
While She Sleeps
With One Last Breath

  • Pulled out*

Ghostfest 2011[edit]

Ghostfest 2011 took place at Leeds University Union on 25 and 26 June.

Monster Energy Stage

Saturday 25 June Sunday 26 June

Bury Your Dead
Your Demise
Bury Tomorrow
Viatrophy
Annotations Of An Autopsy
Ingested
Martyr Defiled
Demoraliser

Suicide Silence
Bleed from Within
After The Burial
TRC
Evita
Against The Flood
Silent Screams
With One Last Breath

Honour Over Glory Stage

Saturday 25 June Sunday 26 June

While She Sleeps
Brutality Will Prevail
Last Witness
Heart Of A Coward
Hero In Error
Breaking Point
Bays
Broken Teeth

Deez Nuts
More Than Life
Heights
Heart In Hand
Basement
Polar
Crossbreaker
The Ocean Between Us

Ghostfest 2012[edit]

Ghostfest 2012 took place at Leeds University Union on 30 June until 1 July and for the first time bands were spread across 3 stages.

Impericon Stage

Saturday 30 June Sunday 1 July

The Black Dahlia Murder
Comeback Kid
Bleed from Within
Heights
Silent Screams
Heart Of A Coward
Ingested

Emmure
Your Demise
Bury Tomorrow
All Shall Perish
TRC
Demoraliser
Polar

Monster Stage

Saturday 30 June Sunday 1 July

Brutality Will Prevail
No Turning Back
Broken Teeth
Brotherhood Of The Lake
Grader
Desolated
Heavy Hands

Defeater
Last Witness
Former Thieves
The Eyes of a Traitor
Breaking Point
Departures
Crossbreaker

Time Will Tell Stage

Saturday 30 June Sunday 1 July

Heart In Hand
Carcer City
The Bridal Procession
Prowler
Steak Number Eight
Continents
Red Seas Fire

Feed The Rhino
Pay No Respect
Martyr Defiled
Odessa
Astroid Boys
Villa Rise
Empires Fade

Ghostfest 2013[edit]

Ghostfest 2013 took place at Leeds University Union on 29 June until 30 June.

Impericon Stage

Saturday 29 June Sunday 30 June

Terror
Bury Your Dead
Brutality Will Prevail
Veil Of Maya
Heights
Monuments
Betraying the Martyrs
Heart In Hand

The Devil Wears Prada
Chelsea Grin
Bar School 101*
Heart Of A Coward
Thy Art Is Murder
Silent Screams
Martyr Defiled
Odessa

Hype Stage

Saturday 29 June Sunday 30 June

Vanna
Harms Way
Polar
Demoraliser
Malevolence
Astroid Boys
Napoleon
Black Tongue

Knuckledust
Antagonist A.D.
Broken Teeth
Breaking Point
Dead Harts
Frustration
Mind Control
Survival

Ghost Music Stage

Saturday 29 June Sunday 30 June

The Elijah
Continents
Desolated
Twitching Tongues
Grader
I Exist
Give 'Em Blood
Fathoms

Iwrestledabearonce
Azriel
Oceans Ate Alaska
Departures
The Catharsis
Chronographs
Despite My Deepest Fear
Empires Fade

  • The Acacia Strain pulled out of their European tour and were replaced by a secret band, called Bar School 101, who then revealed themselves (on stage) to be Your Demise.

Ghostfest 2014[edit]

Ghostfest 2014 was announced 18/03/14 with secret headliners finally revealed 16/06/14. The event took place at Leeds University Union on 28 June until 29 June across 2 stages.

Impericon Stage

Saturday 28 June Sunday 29 June

Suicide Silence
Bleed from Within
Betraying the Martyrs
Hundredth
Annotations Of An Autopsy
Desolated
Astroid Boys
Demoraliser
Black Tongue
Acrania

Memphis May Fire
Stick to Your Guns
Heart Of A Coward
Being as an Ocean
TRC
Malevolence
Martyr Defiled
Nexilva
Novelists
Early Seasons

Skull And Bones Boys Club Stage

Saturday 28 June Sunday 29 June

Nasty
Palm Reader
Ingested
Azriel
Continents
No Second Chance
Cold Hard Truth
Fathoms
Sentenced
Hardships
Anchored By Avarice

Broken Teeth
Dead Harts
The Catharsis
Pay No Respect
Trial & Error
Black Dogs
Shields
Grader
Lock & Key
Counting Days

  • Close Your Eyes and Rotting Out pulled out of their european tours and were replaced by Breakdown Of Sanity and the 2004 lineup of Your Demise. Your Demise also pulled out and were replaced by Pay No Respect. Breakdown Of Sanity pulled out due to illness the day before and were replaced by Demoraliser.

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