Heavy Scotland is back for 2018!

Heavy Scotland festival will return  in 2018 with a new date, lasting for three days from Friday 31 August to Sunday 02 September, at to Edinburgh’s Corn Exchange.

Exclusively playing in Scotland in 2018 are: metal legends Carcass, thrash titans Gama Bomb, Brazilians Nervose and local favourites Perpetua.

Purchase tickets from this link.

Under-18 tickets are available now. Super Early Bird tickets available from just £66.60 and Student Weekend tickets at just £50.

The news follows a highly impressive first year from Heavy Scotland, placing Edinburgh on the international metal map. Headliners Behemoth and Arch Enemy topped a stellar bill, which also included the likes of Fleshgod ApocalypseDestructionFinntrollHavok and more. Garnering local and international acclaim, Heavy Scotland is fast becoming Scotland’s national heavy metal festival, and is the largest of its kind in the country’s capital of Edinburgh. Borne from a love of all things loud and with a passion for the local scene, Heavy Scotland is an event deserving of the attention so far received. Stay tuned for more information as it comes.

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