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On the 31st of May the Camden Rocks Festival will see over two-hundred high-energy bands perform across Camden Town. It’s a one-mile run of thrilling music that takes in over twenty different venues, all happening on what has always been London’s most rock n’ roll streets.

 A mixture of established and brand new acts will be rubbing shoulders throughout the day and Camden Rocks Festival is now proud to announce that Sam Duckworth (Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly.), Dinosaur Pile Up, The Xcerts, Exit Calm and Irish punks Wounds have been added to the line-up.

“It’s been a long time since we last played in London,” states Xcerts guitarist and vocalist Murray Macleod. “So we are psyched to be playing at Camden Rocks Festival. We have just finished making our new record and we’re looking forward to playing some new jams and seeing some familiar/new faces.”

Sam Duckworth (Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly.) adds “Camden is the alternative heart of London. It’s a special place when it bursts into life and no more so on occasions like this. I’m excited to be a part of Camden Rocks, bringing you some new songs, checking out some great bands and enjoying the chaos”

The new bands, however, are equally important to Camden Rocks day, giving fresh acts the chance to be heard and seen by the rock n’roll revellers flowing through the festival.

The following bands are also now confirmed to play: Cypher 16, The Struts, I Am In Love, Dead Harts, Drones, Storms, Hero Fisher, New Desert Blues, Nevermind, Calling All Cars, Tropical Contact, Weatherbird, Raglans, Mr Shiraz, Life, The Petals, Matty James, Gemma Rogers And The Mil Men, Ugly Love, Jamie Kimmett, The Honey Ants, Sample Answer, Gang Of Gypsies, Ariel Light, Richa And Shoulders Of Giants.

These artists join already announced acts such as The Subways, Reverend & The Makers, Gnarwolves, Blitz Kids, Nine Black Alps, Turbowolf, The Blackout, Orange Goblin, Ginger Wildheart, Hacktivist, Sonic Boom Six and The Virginmarys plus a host of others, see flyer for full details.

This is one big Rock n Roll street party,” says event organizer Chris McCormack. “It’s now in pretty much every venue in Camden. It’s pretty cool to be able to turn Camden into the noisiest place on earth for a day! 200 of the best new guitar bands in 20 venues”

Camden Rocks Festival is going to be the rock n’ roll street party of the year. Over two hundred of the best new and established guitar bands performing across twenty venues in Camden Town, celebrating everything that is vital, exciting and life-affirming about rock music right now in 2014.

£25 tickets are available from the link below subject to booking / transaction fees

Over 200 bands for £25 playing in twenty different venues, that’s roughly 10p per band!

Venues include:


More information on the links below.



Orange Amplification is reinforcing its hard rock credentials as it sponsors, for the third consecutive year, the Metal Hammer Golden God Awards presented in association with World Of Tanks. This prestigious event, hosted by Steel Panther, takes place at the London Indigo2, Greenwich on the 16th June 2014, preceded by the pre-show boat party on HMS Hammer presented by Vans.

 The Metal Hammer Gold God Awards are some of the most coveted metal music awards in the world. They’re always accompanied by an exclusive, explosive party, which features intimate live music performances from the most sought after bands in the business. Orange Amplification has a long history of being the amp of choice for metal guitarists and bassists and their credentials were further reinforced recently with the launch of the very metal Dual Dark amplifier whose earth shaking tonal depth would make the heart of any metal head melt!

 Satch, Michael, Lexxi and Stix of Steel Panther, renowned for their ability for absurd mimicry of the 1980’s metal are hosting the event. Expect spandex, mad jokes and superb craftsmanship in their performance! The Dillinger Escape Plan are looking forward to wrecking havoc on HMS Hammer, as are Texan hell raisers Upon A Burning Body, Rex Brown’s Kill Devil Hill and death metal heroes Dying Fetus. Names for the main event will be announced in the coming weeks.

 At the core of every Golden God celebrations are the fans, because they vote for many of the awards. This year is no exception, and every fan that votes will be in with a chance of winning tickets to attend this highly respected event. Nominations are up on theMetal Hammer website and voting opens Tuesday April 8th 2014 until Friday 23rd May 2014. Other awards presented on the night, and chosen by the Metal Hammer team included The Golden God award presented by Orange Amplification.

 Orange ambassadors in the nominations include Justin Aufdemkampe (Miss May I) for the Dimebag Darrell Shredder Award, Killswitch Engage for Best Live Band, Scorpion Child in the Best Underground category andArchitects for Best UK Band. Vote and be in with a chance of getting shoulder to shoulder with your favourite artists.

 To find out more about the Golden God Awards please go to Metal Hammer for the latest news. To find out more about Orange, the Dual Dark and all the other gear please go to

#OrangeGives Campaign to Benefit National Nonprofit Little Kids Rock

(Atlanta – February 19, 2014) Orange Amplification will get loud at SXSW 2014 to support music education in schools amidst budget cuts nationwide that are eliminating programs in low-income communities. The renowned amplifier manufacturer – known for its unique tones and distinctive design – is encouraging music fans at SXSW and around the world to join them in bringing free music education and instruments to children in under-served public schools across the U.S.

In addition to giving SXSW-goers the opportunity to demo Orange gear at the Orange-sponsored Under the Radar day parties March 12-14 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Flamingo Cantina, 515 E. 6th Street, Austin, Orange will donate $1 to Little Kids Rock every time someone posts to Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #OrangeGives (limited to one entry per person/social media identity). You don’t need to be at SXSW to participate, but bonus points if you post a photo or video of a band getting loud with Orange gear along with the hashtag #OrangeGives.

The #OrangeGives campaign benefitting Little Kids Rock will kick off Wednesday, March 12 at 11am CST and ends Sunday, March 16 at 11:59pm CST.

What’s more, everyone who includes the #OrangeGives hashtag along with a photo or video showing Orange gear – whether on stage at SXSW, in their home studio or with bands rocking out at a local club – will be entered into a drawing to win a premium Orange OR15 Amp Head.

“The future of music is Little Kids Rock,” says Alex Auxier, Artist Relations Manager for Orange Amplifiers. “Across the country music programs are losing financial support. Every lost dollar could mean another child never learns to play an instrument – a skill that can be vital to their well being. Orange Amps supports Little Kids Rock because we believe it is our obligation. Tag #OrangeGives and let’s create another generation of talented musicians together!”

“Little Kids Rock is thrilled to be partnering with Orange Amplifiers,” says Little Kids Rock Founder and Executive Director, David Wish. “Their support will help us turn up the volume in public schools across the country by bringing our free, rockin’ music education program into their kids’ lives!”

The Orange-sponsored Under the Radar day parties at Flamingo Cantina March 12-14 are free and open to the public—no RSVPs or badges required. Orange will donate $1 to Little Kids Rock for each #OrangeGives hashtag during the duration of the campaign, up to $2,000.

Little Kids Rock is a renowned nonprofit that transforms children’s lives by restoring and revitalizing music education in disadvantaged public schools. Supporters include James Hetfield, Steven Van Zandt, Elvis Costello, Josh Groban, Carlos Santana, Bonnie Raitt and other renowned musicians.

The #OrangeGives campaign was created by M4G (Music for Good) Media, which connects top-notch brands, artists and non-profits to create mutually beneficial campaigns and events.

Orange Gives Contest Rules

Official Contest Rules

No purchase necessary to enter or win.

Contest Dates:

Orange Amplification’s Orange Gives contest will begin March 12, 2014 at 11am CST and ends March 16, 2014 at 11:59pm CST.

Everyone who includes the #OrangeGives hashtag on Twitter or Instagram will be entered into a drawing to win a premium Orange OR15 Amp Head (valued at $600 USD), limited to one entry per person/social media identity.


The Contest is open to legal residents of the 50 United States, including the District of Columbia, who are registered users of Twitter and Instagram. Submissions may only be submitted by a single registered user. Employees of Orange Amplification are not eligible to enter or win a prize. Anyone found to use multiple accounts to enter will be ineligible. Use of the #OrangeGives hashtag on Twitter or Instagram constitutes acceptance of the contest rules.

How to Enter:

Use the #OrangeGives hashtag on Twitter or Instagram from 11am CST March 12, 2014 – 11:59pm CST March 16, 2014. Entries are limited to one entry per person/social media identity.

Prize Winner Selection:

The prize winner will be selected at random after the contest end date and will be notified via the Twitter or Instagram account used to create the entry, no later than April 1, 2014.

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Slipknot and Stone Sour guitarist, Jim Root, one of the most iconic of the last fifteen years, Deep Purple and Black Country Communion’s legendary bassist and voice of rock, Glenn Hughes and the energetic, versatile Fall Out Boy guitarist Joe Trohman will all be appearing on the Orange Amplification booth at the Winter NAMM 2014.

Singer / songwriter and founding member of punk pop group Fall Out Boy, Joe Trohman will be visiting the Orange booth at 2.00pm (PST) on Thursday 23rd January 2014.

primary-eagles of deathAt 1.00pm on Friday 24th members of the band Eagles of Death Metal, including frontman Jesse Hughes and guitarist band mate Dave Catching, will be calling at the Orange booth.


Then, on Saturday 25th January 2014, Orange welcomes two mega rock stars to its booth; appearing from 2.00 pm to 3.00pm is legendary bassist Glenn Hughes, who has been laying down his signature groove from the golden era of rock to the present day. Following him on the Orange Booth between 4.00pm and 5.00pm is longstanding endorsee and celebrated Slipknot and Stone Sour axe man, Jim Root.

Plus don’t miss Monte Pittman, Madonna’s long time guitarist who will be popping on to the booth at 1.00pm on Sunday 26th January 2014.

All the artists will be talking about the Orange gear they use, answering questions, signing autographs and meeting and greeting fans. To meet them go to the Orange Music Booth 4890 Hall C. Photos of the artists on the booth will be published on and