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The Wildhearts

Rock legends, The Wildhearts is the Saturday headliner.  With over 20 years as a leading UK export, Saturday at Call Of The Wild just got wilder!

From their entrance in 1993 with ‘Earth VS…’ which cemented their claim as Britpop destroying rockers from day one, The Wildhearts have consistently released great music, entertained fans across the world and have done more than their share at encouraging new talent to rise up – an ethos Call Of The Wild share with passion!

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The Virginmary’s

The Virginmarys are Friday night headliners at Call Of The Wild Festival 2019.

The Macclesfield punk rockers formed in 2009 and have toured all over the world with the likes of Slash, Shinedown, Terrorvision, Skunk Anansie, Eagles of Death Metal, The View, Ash, Feeder, Queens Of The Stone Age and We Are Scientists, as well as playing their own headline gigs throughout UK, Europe, US and Japan.

Named ‘Best Breakthrough’ act at the 2013 Classic Rock Awards, The Virginmarys have gone from strength to strength with Spotify and iTunes streaming into the millions.

Hardcore Superstar

One of their biggest hits is ‘We Don’t Celebrate Sundays’ but without a shadow of doubt, Hardcore Superstar will be joined by thousands of festival-goers as the curtain closes on the inaugural Call of the Wild Festival at Lincolnshire Showground. Providing the ultimate feel-good party to end the weekends’ festivities.

More bands…

The organisers are equally thrilled to confirm Tax The Heat as special guests on Saturday Kilmister Stage.

Also completing the highly energised sleazy Sunday main stage are Brit Rockers The Treatment, Bigfoot & Swedish pop-rockers Bai Bang.

Joining the festival all the way from Norway, Razorbats are going to be bringing their punky, glam rock to Cumbria. Having released their second album, ‘II’ earlier in 2018 you can be sure that the bands international acclaim will be a great addition to Call Of The Wild.

Hailing from Cumbria, COLT 45 are returning from a brief haitus, Adam Lewis from the band has explained why Call Of The Wild is a perfect match for the bands’ return.

“We’re really excited about the Call of the Wild show already – it’ll be our first proper show after nearly a year off from the band.  We’ve enjoyed some downtime, but we’ll be raring to go – and playing this brand new event right on our doorstep in beautiful Cumbria ticks all the boxes.  There’s so much talent in the region and it’s awesome that local acts have the opportunity to step up and play alongside more established names and build their fanbase and experience.  It’ll be great to catch up with some old friends and check out some bands we haven’t seen before too. There’ll be plenty more to come from us in 2019 – keep an eye out!”

Mansfield’s WitchTripper are going to give those in attendance an unhealthy dose of their full-on groove-laden, shred’n’roll. Go watch State Of Mind now!

London based alt-rockers The Kut are having a great year, with their album hitting the charts, their self-described ‘basement rock’ is probably moving to the penthouse sometime soon. Check out Mind Games.

Heavy riffing stoner rockers Drudge have just played Bloodstock New Blood stage, check out Cosmic Goddess to see why they earned the spot!

Scotland’s Tantrum bring classic British Heavy Metal to Call Of The Wild. Championing the new wave of old school, check out N.W.O.B.H.M, if you can listen to this and not bang your head, there’s something wrong!

West Yorkshire based Hellbound Hearts will be bringing their grungey hard rock to the stage. A rising band, these are ones to check out. See their Broken Hearted Video.

Also, from West Yorkshire are Bad Pollyanna with the sublime vocals of Olivia Hyde, you can expect to be blown away by these guys! Check out Monstrous Child now!

Burnt Out Wreck will be delivering a slice of bluesy classic rock, fronted by former Heavy Pettin’ drummer Gary Moat, check out their recent release Flames.

From Belfast, Baleful Creed like their rockin heavy & that’s what they’ll be bringing across the water. Check out the rifftastic Devil’s Side.

Retro rock driven blues will be offered by The Sourheads. Wakefield will be missing these guys while they rock Call Of The Wild, you can get your groove on early to Don’t Get Caught (I Am The Lotus).

Basingstoke posse The Black Bullets bring their punky rock’n’roll and dirty licks to raise the temperature and the roof. Watch the video for DOLLS.

Newcastle NWOCR rising stars Tomorrow is Lost will be wowing the festival crowd in much the same way they’ve done up and down the country during their short career. This band only get better, check out We Are The Lost.

Bradford & Leeds is honoured to call Stand Alone their export, and we’re delighted to be importing their rifftastic rock to Call Of The Wild. Check out Save You.

Voted number 10 on Planet Rock Top 20 albums of 2017 for their self-titled debut, Samarkind demand your attention! Check Out Sun Stroke Heart for a slice of their contemporary bluesy classic rock.

A key component for Call Of The Wild is to give a showcase to local and smaller bands the opportunity to get on stage with festival regulars. Announced so far are:
Hot Hot Death are loud and unrelenting hardcore/punk. Check out their first track Howl. With a distinctly 90s tinge to their sound, Droll Man can be experienced by watching Pennies Worth. Penrith’s Beachmaster serve their genre-crossing alternative rock in style, check out WreckheadBrocken Spectre‘s noise art rock, bring something different to the line-up. Be sure to check them out, do so now with Drive By Election.

Even more bands…

Also confirmed for the first Call Of The Wild are Atlanta based rockers Kickin Valentina with their highly anticipated UK arrival.

Celebrating 20 years of rockin’, Bullets & Octane (Los Angeles) release their new album “Waking Up Dead” 25th May worldwide and will be sure to bring the ‘wild’ to Call Of The Wild.

Rising rockstars Falling Red continue the hard-rockin’ party, making the festival their only Cumbrian show of 2019. They’ll be raising the proverbial roof as a local band at Call Of The Wild.

Bringing their rock n roll with a punk soul attitude, Leeds based The Idol Dead will be ripping up the stage, after gaining a reputation as one of the hardest-working DIY bands in the UK right now.

And the final band being announced are the hot property, Digital Criminals. who will be raising hell with their rocky pop-punk from across the border in Wales.

A Jokers Rage are bringing their winning mix of powerhouse rock, hugely memorable tunes and a delivery not unlike being trampled by a herd of dinosaurs with their haemorrhoids on fire.

Assembled from parts lying around Melbourne in 2012, Australia’s Massive are a volatile macho-rock engine fueled on adrenaline, lager and a determination to party hard. Known to travel thousands of miles across the baking desert between gigs, these riot-starting, fist swinging road dogs mean business.

Hailing from Northern Ireland, Trucker Diablo are set to bring their huge stadium quality sound to Call Of The Wild. With 3 full-length albums and a couple of EP’s under their belt, this band isn’t just road tested, it smashed the road and rebuilt it!

The King Lot are descending on the festival from Central Scotland, currently working their 2nd album, these guys have played around the UK with bands such as The Answer, Inglorious, FM, Big Country, Dan Reed Network, Electric Boys, Beasto Blanco, The Last Vegas, Vain, H.E.A.T., Supercharger, Thundermother, Love/Hate, Quireboys, Venrez.

Proving that 2 heads are just as good as five, Rival Bones will be serving their raucous hard rock to the masses at Call Of The Wild. These guys have turned enough heads to land a slot at the Isle Of Wight Festival 2018. and we know they’ll rock the stage with us next May.

Stevie R Pearce & The Hooligans, as a member of Warrior Soul and guitarist for Jizzy Pearl’s Love/Hate, it’s hard to fathom how Stevie R Pearce has time for a solo career! But along with his Hooligans, he’s making music that stands tall, with a distinct raw sound & classic UK flavour.

Being imported from Italy, Speed Stroke add a touch of Sleaze to their Hard Rock.  RIffs aplenty, and smothered with a healthy dose of attitude, expect blazing guitars, soaring vocals and probably a bandana or two!

Want to play?

Submissions are being welcomed from bands interested in performing.

The organisers are keen to include local bands of all ages throughout the 3 days to perform alongside International acts.

Submissions to: FULLY BOOKED!!!


Want to open our Main KILMISTER Stage ?

Launchpad has several heats to take place at the AlleyKat Club in Lincoln through March & April. And the prize for the winning band is quite simply immense! As well as opening the main stage at COTW, you will win studio time to record & release a single via WDFD Records. The release will receive a PR campaign targeting print, radio & digital. On top of all of that you will receive a 12 month sponsorship & support package from CLOVEN HOOF RUM.

The final part of the prize is a live studio session at The Rock Train show @ Siren FM where the band will have the session recorded & mastered. You will also be interviewed by the hosts.


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