Full line-up revealed for new Rock and Metal Festival

Article from the Aberdeen Evening Express on Thursday 5th April 2018 speaking to some of the headliners at Full Metal Haggis 2018.

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Date published: 10th Apr 2018

A festival dedicated to rock and metal music has announced its full line up ? with a city band set to headline the main stage.

Full Metal Haggis, organised by Captain Toms studio and Fat Hippy Records, will be held at Deeside Activity Park, near Aboyne at the end of May.

The two-day outdoor event will see 44 bands take the stage on May 26 and May 27.

Headlining the even on the main stage on the Saturday is Zombie Militia from Inverness and the Sunday?s headliner is Aberdeen band Hellripper.

Captain Toms stage will also be headlined by city band Rage Against The Deen on the Sunday.

Hellripper band member James McBain said ?Tom told us during rehearsal that we would be headlining and we were quite shocked. I think it?s going to be a fun time ? we?re just looking forward to playing, making a party out of it and watching other bands perform.?

Zombie Militia bassist Ian Howie ? who goes by the stage name Huggy ? said the festival would be the first headlining act for the band. He said ?This is the first time we?ll be headliners. We?ve done small festivals before that to get our name on the map, but the organiser Tom was really excited to tell us we had secured a good spot on the line-up. We?re really excited to play and we?re thinking of playing a continuous set.?

Tom Simmonds, owner of Captain Toms and organiser of Full Metal Haggis, said the festival is something the area ?really needs? and hope the event can ?grow into something bigger?.

Although there are local bands taking part, there will also be touring artists ? including some from England and Europe.

Other bands set to take the stage are Ten Tonne Dozer, Celtic Beast, Black Talon and more.

Tickets for the festival cost fro 33.35 for a single day ticket, to 55.25 for a two-day weekend ticket. There are also camping passes than be bought for those staying the weekend, which are valid from Friday to Sunday.

By Ana Da Silva

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