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Buma ROCKS! welcomes Wacken Open Air and EVRA, registration open for remaining Dutch showcase slot

After presenting a Heavy Panel and a successful showcase evening LOUD & PROUD at Eurosonic Noorderslag in January, Buma ROCKS! is now announcing new names for its next edition on June 4. Dutch bands can apply for the last remaining slot on the Buma ROCKS! stage at FortaRock through www.bumarocks.nl. Tickets for Buma ROCKS! 2016 are set at € 45 and are available through the website as well.

The men behind Wacken Open Air

New panelists are Thomas Jensen and Thomas Kreidner, co-director and head of bookings of Wacken Open Air, respectively. This insanely popular metal festival started as a wild idea of Thomas and his friend Holger Hübner, and has grown from 6 bands/800 visitors in 1990 to 158 bands/84.500 visitors in 2015. Jensen and Hübner have built a flourishing company on Wacken’s success: ICS Network. They are active in many fields, amongst which metal festivals like Full Metal Cruise, Wacken Roadshow, Full Metal Mountain, Wacken Winter Nights, the yet to be realised Full Metal Ibiza and conference Hamburg Metal Dayz during the Reeperbahn festival. As of 2009, the non-profit Wacken Foundation is supporting ambitious bands and even festivals in their development. Besides booking for Wacken, Thomas Kreidner is working for Seaside Touring, an international booking and touring company in ICS Network. Rock and metal bands that have been contracted by Seaside Touring are Doro, Endstille, Prong, Morgoth, Saxon, Devil Driver, Iced Earth and Annihilator, next to newcomer bands like Djerv, Tenside, Steak Number Eight and Dunderbeist.

Danish metal band EVRA added to Buma ROCKS! line-up

For the third year in a row, Buma ROCKS! will exchange bands with the Danish showcase festival When Copenhell Freezes Over, an initiative of Music Export Denmark and metal festival Copenhell. Mandrake’s Monster opened When Copenhell Freezes Over at Copenhagen rock club VEGA on January 30, after being selected during Buma ROCKS! 2015. Of the five Danish bands performing that night, EVRA has been selected to play a showcase on the Buma ROCKS! stage at FortaRock.

This young five-piece from the Danish capital caught the attention with their powerful stage presence and the way they manage to bring together various modern metal and hardcore styles in their songs. After Redwood Hill (2014) and Night Fever (2015), EVRA is the third Danish band to be featured during Buma ROCKS!.

Registration is open for the remaining showcase slot of Buma ROCKS! @ FortaRock

With the announcements earlier on of Legion Of The Damned and Heidevolk and now EVRA for the Buma ROCKS! stage @ FortaRock, there is still one slot in the showcase programme to be secured. Dutch bands who are interested in performing can register the whole month of February through the Buma ROCKS! website. And make sure you check out our report on all Buma ROCKS! activities during Eurosonic Noorderslag: the showcase gigs LOUD & PROUD with John Coffey, Mandrake’s Monster and The Charm The Fury, the Heavy Panel.

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