The Leicester Uprising is a full day metal festival and this year it was hosting it’s 4th edition.
In the previous years Uprising stages have seen artists like Primordial, Lawnmower Deth, Conan, Phil Campbell and many others. The one day festival had this time two extra days added held at a different location of the main day.
The Night before Uprising was held at the Firebug bar right in the heart of Leicester city centre. The small room upstairs was hosting 4 bands. The eve was closed with Ward XVI taking the stage. A massive amount of props and haunting melodies mixed with hard hitting riffs were bringing to life stories from Whittingham mental asylum 9 (grew in 20th century into Britain’s largest mental institution).
The main day of Uprising Festival had bands featured on two stages of the Leicester O2 Academy.
Second stage was closed with the return of the influential trio and NWOBHM legends Vardis. A very overlooked band, most likely due to their nearly three decade hiatus, but since 2014 have been having a warm welcome from fans playing at different festivals.
Main stage headliners, fathers of grind Napalm Death made the moshpit erupt from the first note. With frontman Mark Greenway frantically running up and down the stage, the group was going through all fan favourites. The setlist was custom tailored and had pieces included from Napalm Death’s whole career including their debut album Scum.
On Sunday for Uprising Aftermath we were again back at Firebug bar. This time with a full day of 10 bands. The headlining duty on the last festival day went to Godthrymm – a new band created in 2018 and featuring veterans from British extreme metal scene. The trio is: Bob Crolla as well as Hamish Glencross and Shaun Taylor Steels- both ex- members of My Dying Bride.
Uprising 2019 has been a great weekend and brilliant experience with a strong line up, great sound, lots of fun and wonderful people. Looking forward to see what the next edition of Uprising will bring!
The Night Before Uprising
Foul Body Autopsy
Control the storm
Dishonour the Crown