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Skyclad Announces Festival Appearances

U.K. folk metallers Skyclad have issued the following announcement about upcoming festival appearances:

"After a fantastic album launch at the Performance Academy in Newcastle (and a very drunken ‘aftershow party’), it was time for Skyclad to join in with the festival season. We have just headlined our first ever UK folk festival at Spratton. This happened on Friday June 10th and got a great reception – even though we might be a bit ‘heavier’ than the bands that normally play there, so thanks to the organisers for taking a chance and making this happen. Hopefully there will be more events like this for Skyclad in the UK – we are ready and waiting.....

"Skyclad has also just paid another return visit to the Dong Open Air festival in Germany (we have now played in 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2009). This has got to be one of our favourite festivals (and probably a favourite of many others as it sold out in just four hours) partly because of its unique location (on top of the ‘Dongberg’) but also because of its ‘small but perfectly formed’ philosophy. They could move this festival and make it bigger etc but they have created a nice ‘niche’ for themselves and long may it continue. We are planning to return next year (we know it breaks the sequence but…) for the DOA tenth anniversary and Skyclad twentieth anniversary. ‘A fistful of cows’ indeed.....

"So what’s next? Well the next festival will be the ‘Rock City Open Air’ festival in Romania. This one is at the other extreme to the Dong as it is a four-day event with over a hundred bands. Skyclad are set to play on Friday 21st August (there is a link from this site).....

"Apart from the festivals, Skyclad have also now confirmed all the dates for a tour of Eastern Europe in October (see tour dates) and there will be more news about this, and any other shows added, in the coming weeks."

The band's current tour schedule is as follows:

8/21 Rock City Open Air Fetesti
10/24 Helvete Club, Oberhausen Oberhausen
10/25 Alte Feuerwache Berlin
10/26 Escape Metalcorner Vienna
10/27 Tartaros Club, Banska Bystrica Banska Bystrica
10/28 Melodka, Brno Brno
10/29 Durer Kert, Budapest Budapest
10/30 Orto Bar, Ljubjana Ljubjana
10/31 The Box, Sofia Sofia
11/21 Pounding Metal - Wimp Reaper Festival Live Factory Adelsheim

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