Metal 2 the Masses
SCOTLAND | DEVON & CORNWALL | SHEFFIELD | NORTHERN IRELAND | REPUBLIC OF IRELAND | POLAND | HITCHIN | NEWCASTLE | NORTH WALES | BRIGHTON | MILTON KEYNES | STOKE | NORWAY | LEEDS | NOTTINGHAM | SOUTH WALES | WOLVERHAMPTON | OXFORD | SOMERSET | BRISTOL | CHELTENHAM | LONDON | ESSEX | NORWICH | MANCHESTER | BIRMINGHAM | MERSEYSIDE | CHESTERFIELD
LA BELLE ANGELE
Finals Date: Apr 11
Holding heats in various regions within Scotland this is the first time we’ve brought the M2TM to Edinburgh.
DEVON & CORNWALL
THE PALLADIUM CLUB
Finals Date: May 02
- 07398 532548
The Palladium Club is one of Devon’s longest running music venue. The venue offers boasts a top of the range PA system, easy access for bands and its very own kitted out green room for all residing acts and artists. The aim of bringing Metal to the Masses to The Palladium is because of our faith of the Rock and Heavy Metal in Devon, and to be able to showcase the talent that we have in the South West. Now is not the time for peace and tranquillity, now is time to bring the noise! Heats: 24th January 14th February 5th March 27th March Semi Finals: 2nd April 23rd April
Finals Date: May 09
Up and coming Sheffield City Centre venue holding the M2TM for the 4th consecutive year. With its multi roomed facility, The Mulberry is fast becoming the go-to destination for any metal heads trip out to the Steel City.
Finals Date: May 15
- 07779 729 547
Voodoo Belfast is a small but vibrant live venue situated in the centre of Belfast. It caters for rock and metal bands of all shades and has hosted a variety of national and international touring acts, as well as catering for a vibrant local metal scene. This will be the fourth year that Voodoo has hosted the M2M finals and semi’s and it’s never less than an amazing night of grass roots local metal!!
REPUBLIC OF IRELAND
Finals Date: May 16
Located in the heart of Dublin city, Fibber Magees could well be described as the headquarters for the Irish Metal scene. Having been an established rock/metal/alt venue since the late 80’s, Fibber Magees boasts two floors dedicated to live music, with a large outdoor beer garden and a capacity of 450 on the main floor and 250 in the basement. For more details please visit https://www.facebook.com/fibbermagees.ie For all other information on Metal 2 The Masses Ireland, please visit www.overdrive.ie, the official location for all things metal.
RUDE BOY CLUB
Finals Date: May 23
- 881 445 521
Perfect place for metalers well known in south Poland as a one of the best clubs for metal and rock concerts. It will be great opportunity for local bands to have chance play Bloodstock Festival.
Finals Date: May 29
- 01462 434801 or 07702 595525
Heats: Sun 9th Feb, Sun 16th Feb, Sun 23rd Feb, Sun 1st Mar, Sun 8th Mar, Sun 15th Mar, Sun 22nd Mar, Sun 29th Mar. Quarter Finals: Sun 12th Apr, Sun 19th Apr, Sun 26th Apr, Sun 3rd May. Semi Finals: Sun 10th May, Sun 17th May. Club 85 is a dedicated live music venue in Hitchin, Hertfordshire. Established in 1985, the venue has hosted live music for 30+ years, and continuously for the last 23. With a large stage, PA system and lighting rig in a 300 capacity black room with high ceiling, we aim to give bands the best platform to shine from in the area. Bar prices are standard, and age limit is 16+, but younger patrons are welcome if accompanied by a grown up. We are 5mins walk from Hitchin Station, which is 35mins on the mainline London - Kings Cross. www.club-85.co.uk
Finals Date: Jun 19
Trillians Rock Bar is a firm staple in the North-East Rock Community. Although there were some uncertain times in recent years, it’s seen a new lease of life under the management of sound man Dave Hills and Barbara Blair. The passion by the management team puts a spark into a very important North-East venue, just looking at the gig hall of fame tells you all you need to know – a mixture of strong established bands and upcoming bands who went on to better things. A beacon in the rock scene for sure – and – yes, they serve Hobgoblin on tap.
PENNY BLACK & XS
Finals Date: Jun 20
- 01244 544195 or 07809 185121
GREEN DOOR STORE
Finals Date: Jun 28
Tucked under Brighton station lies the south coast’s best alternative venue, with its own unique style and cobbled floor The Green Door Store has seen some of Brighton’s best metal shows in the last few years. We have worked tirelessly with the venue over the years to help bring these shows to Brighton and look forward to continuing the partnership in bringing M2TM to this city.
Finals Date: May 30
- 01908313864 or 07402802341
Milton Keynes Premier live music venue, rapidly making its name as one of the best grassroots independent venues in the country for both bands and spectators. Strong supporters of Young acts and breaking bands, The Craufurd Offers bands from rock school start up bands, to debut shows and International touring bands. In the past couple of years we have had Metal and rock legends such as Evil Scarecrow, Hell Yeah, Napalm Death, Soil, Hed PE, Ugly Kid Joe, Skindred, Heart of a Coward, Tesseract, Therapy?, Conan, Phil Campbell, Soulfly, Avatar, Sikth, Animals as Leaders, Diamond Head, Anvil, Will Haven, Life of Agony, Eye Hate God, Conjurer and Thousands More.
Finals Date: Jun 05
The Underground has long been one of Staffordshire's leading venues for live music. The Underground is an active supporter of unsigned metal music and is delighted to be part of Metal 2 The Masses for a second successive year.
Finals Date: Jun 13
Rock In hosts a variety of concerts with the Rock & Metal genres. With a seating area, seating approx. 70 people, and a concert area with a capacity of 160+, the venue has the opportunity to host both intimate settings and larger initiatives, alike. Facilities including Pool, Snacks and a selection of local brews. Grønland is also the most varied area for night life and meals in Oslo. Public transport is close at hand, and one of the towns all-night buses can be found close by. Rock In was also the venue for M2TM Norway 2019, and the match seems to have been made. Being one of the traditional bars in Oslo, it has a following that is interested in having concerts available, and to see the metal scene flourish.
Finals Date: Jun 20
- Matt.email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
66 Merrion St, Leeds, LS2 8LW HEATS 11TH OF APRIL 18TH OF APRIL 9TH OF MAY 30TH OF MAY SEMI FINALS 6TH OF JUNE 13TH OF JUNE FINAL 20TH OF JUNE
Finals Date: Jul 11
Just a stone’s throw away from one of the most respected and credible live music venues in the country, and already a well-established hard drinking and music lover's meeting place, with its long standing rock 'n' roll roots, The Tap 'n' Tumbler, an apt name in itself, has also got the benefit of the perfect location and the perfect host to the M2TM heats. Having the ideal foundations with many changing guest cask ales and whiskies and an unrivalled kick ass in house PA system it is 'the' premier live music bar and ultimate rocker's paradise. Whether you are a promising or professional musician, music fan, or just a guest who prefers a proper good old fashioned honest pub, rather than a cheesy, pretentious town bar, what you see is what you get and the TNT truly delivers exactly what it says on the tin; Cask, Shots & Rock and Roll! From this point on the finalists will get to play one of Nottinghams finest venues – The Rescue Rooms!
FUEL ROCK CLUB CARDIFF
Finals Date: Jul 04
- 02920644176 or 07970063107
Fuel Rock Club was started as a club night in 2006, before opening as a full-time venue a few years later. As a dedicated rock and metal venue, Fuel is committed to the grassroots music scene and hosts around 200 live gigs a year. Notable shows include the debut performance by Holding Absence and the second ever performance by Venom Prison. Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson has pulled pints behind the bar and BFMV bassist Jamie Mathias used to work at Fuel before leaving to join the band. Fuel is proud to once again be part of the MTTM initiative and is looking forward to seeing who will follow in the footsteps of Blind Divide, Fallen Temples, Democratus, Malum Sky, Agrona, Chaos Trigger, Intensive Square, Ten Cent Toy and Hogslayer in flying the flag for Welsh Metal at Bloodstock.
Finals Date: Jun 06
- 07581 438565 or 07968 061797
Live Rock and Metal Venue in the Heart of the Midlands! Events hosted by Heavy Metal Legend KK Downing founder member of Judas Priest.
Finals Date: Jun 06
Based in oxford city centre ‘The Wheatsheaf’ and established it’s self as Oxford’s leading small venue. Hosting a stand-alone room for all live music with its very own private bar. Used by most promoters in the Oxfordshire area and well known by its locals for the rock and metal nights that are put on monthly making this the perfect place to host Bloodstock’s Metal to The masses
BRIDGEWATER TOWN HALL
Finals Date: Jul 05
- 01278 429865 or 07779993409
The Cobblestones (Heats) is a multi-purpose music venue and pub. Opened originally as a pub in the 1980s but taken over in 2015 and converted into a music venue. The Bridgewater Town Hall (Final) is a complex Grade 2 listed building that hosts a range of music and entertainment events.
Finals Date: Jul 04
M2TM Bristol is hosted by Mortishead at Exchange, Bristol. Exchange is a 250 capacity events space, offering an adventurous and diverse program up to seven nights a week. The space is available to the community and open to new ideas – alongside our gig program we have played host to intimate bar gigs, plays, brewery takeovers, rehearsals, workshops, pop up kitchens, flea markets, art exhibitions, book launches, talks and conferences.
FROG & FIDDLE
Finals Date: Jul 03
- 01292 701156
We’re a 180 capacity venue in the heart of Cheltenham, located in the epicentre of studentville. We are dedicated to bringing the best live entertainment to the town, be that pro wrestling, stand up comedy, drag artists, and of course the absolute finest in live music across all genres.
Finals Date: Jun 27
- O7869 249 706
Monsta Ents have hosted 9 years since 2010. #M2TMLDN now has a firm reputation for embracing the Metal 2 the Masses initiative as well as cementing the relationship of London’s metal family – bands and fans alike, uncovering the best of the Capitals New Blood. This year we move to the stand alone, grass roots venue, famous for its underground metal scene. The Unicorn Camden Live offers a great sound, cheap beer and a comfortable and relaxed environment for the local metal army. www.monstaents.com
Finals Date: Jun 26
Finals Date: Jun 05
Starting on THURS 27th FEB running all through MARCH on THURS nights. Depending on the amount of bands entering will determine the number of heats but we are planning on having five heats. Will confirm the dates for definite asap.
Finals Date: Jun 21
- 07498 324490
Based in the heart of Manchester, the Bread Shed (formerly Pubzoo) has been a well known and loved bar for decades and, after a £250,000 refurbishment, is making a name for itself as a fantastic live music venue. It offers up a fine selection of craft beers and ciders/real ales/lagers/spirits and a large food menu (including Vegan) and has been used by APF Records, Riffolution Festival, Riff-Fest, SOPHIE-Fest to name but a few with rave reviews from bands, promoters and punters alike.
Finals Date: Jul 12
Surprise You’re Dead Music being the purveyors of everything heavy and in-between across Birmingham for the last 4 years, in year 5 we wanted to be a part of the MTTM movement. As we are ‘promoters’ and not a venue, we will be hosting Heats across the various venues Birmingham has to offer, and moving them across the independent venues we love here inc Scruffy Murphy’s, The Flapper (hopefully depending on several factors), The Asylum, The Victoria, with one EPIC final held at 650 cap Asylum Main room with a bunch of guests
Finals Date: Jul 11
DeathWave Entertainment are taking over EBGBs for the third consecutive year to bring Metal 2 the Masses to the Merseyside Region. A bare brick, underground venue with metal grid work and candles giving exactly the right feel for such an event. Also packing with a top notch sound system and a very well stocked bar. Situated on Seel Street in the heart of the RopeWalks area in Liverpool City centre. We will be within easy walking distance of all forms of public transport and a host of places to grab a quick pre-gig bite to eat.
COUNTY MUSIC BAR
Finals Date: Jun 19
The County Music Bar is Chesterfield's only dedicated Rock and Metal Bar/Venue. A traditional style Rock and Biker Bar that benefits from purpose built stage and over 10000W of professional sound system. Championing original Rock and Metal over the last two years and having had international and UK touring bands play it is firmly becoming a regular in the larger metal band circuit.