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Fireball’s Hottest Band 2019 Competition Launched in Association with Kerrang

Fireball’s Hottest Band 2019 Competition Launched in Association with Kerrang! MagazineEnter now: https://bit.ly/2LPU8Xt

Win an opening slot on the ‘Fireball – Fuelling The Fire’ Tour December 2018 alongside: FLOGGING MOLLY + FACE TO FACE + LOST IN STEREO + Very Special Guests Still TBA

Overall Winners Crowned Fireball’s Hottest Band 2019 + Play The Entirety of Next Year’s Tour + More Incredible Opportunities

Tickets Just £15 Each!

Tickets on sale 10am Friday 1st June 2018



Friday 1st June 2018; Academy Events and Fireball are pleased to announce that the Fireball’s Hottest Band 2019 Competition is now open for entry, with this year’s newly introduced live heats proudly presented in association with Kerrang! Magazine.

Bands can enter here: https://bit.ly/2LPU8Xt

In a new twist for this year, the initial top three entrants from each city will perform at five regional heats to be held at O2 Academy venues around the country, with the nine overall winners in each city hand-selected on the night by a panel of judges including music industry professionals from Academy Events, Fireball UK, Kerrang!, and a host of specialist regional music websites, blogs and radio shows.

From there, the nine regional winners will each perform at a slot on this year’s ‘Fireball – Fuelling The Fire Tour’ in their respective city, with the overall finalist crowned Fireball’s Hottest Band 2019 and going on to play the entire ‘Fireball – Fuelling The Fire Tour’ next year, along with a host of other incredible opportunities and year-long support and guidance from both Fireball and Academy Events.

The competition closes on Monday 16th July 2018 with finalists announced on Wednesday 1st August 2018. See competition entry page for full T&Cs.

Hitting the road throughout December 2018, the ‘Fireball – Fuelling The Fire Tour’ will once again feature a star studded line-up of the best in punk music, headlined by Celtic-punk legends Flogging Molly, with support from So Cal punk veterans Face to Face, Glasgow pop-punks and Fireball’s Hottest Band 2018 Lost in Stereo, and VERY special guests still TBA.

The ‘Fireball – Fuelling The Fire Tour’ is your only chance to see some of the finest live bands the punk scene has to offer on one stage this December – make sure you don’t miss out. #FuelledByFireball

Tickets go on general sale at 9am on Friday 1st June from: www.ticketmaster.co.uk

‘Fireball – Fuelling The Fire’ 2018 Tour Dates with Flogging Molly + Face To Face + Lost In Stereo + Very Special Guests TBA:

02.12.18 – London – O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
03.12.18 – London – O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
05.12.18 – Glasgow– O2 Academy
06.12.18 – Newcastle – O2 Academy
07.12.18 – Bristol – O2 Academy
09.12.18 – Manchester – O2 Ritz
10.12.18 – Sheffield – O2 Academy
12.12.18 – Birmingham – O2 Academy
13.12.18 – Oxford – O2 Academy
14.12.18 – Bournemouth – O2 Academy


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About Fireball:

Fireball is the number one recommended spirit brand in the US*, and after dominating its homeland, the flames have leapt over to UK shores.

Fireball is a Canadian whisky-based cinnamon-flavoured liqueur produced by the Sazerac Company. The product was developed in Canada in the mid-1980s, forged during one of the coldest Canadian winters on record by blending smooth Canadian whisky with sweet, spicy cinnamon. It’s best enjoyed ice cold from the freezer as a shot.

Fireball is loud, uncompromising and relentless. And it’s coming for you.

*Acturus, 2016

More about the Fireball – Fuelling The Fire Tour 2018:

A huge success since its debut in 2015, the tour has already played host to the likes of legendary names including Less Than Jake, The Skints, Mariachi El Bronx, KEMURI, The Bennies, Reel Big Fish, Anti-Flag, Mad Caddies and Fireball’s Hottest Band 2017 winners Sweet Little Machine. To date, the tour has sold nearly 30,000 tickets across twenty of the UK’s most prestigious live music venues, with the annual run of dates fast becoming a calendar favourite amongst the alternative crowd.

Signing to legendary jazz, folk and blues label Vanguard Records for their latest album LIFE IS GOOD, Celtic-punks and this year’s headliners Flogging Molly have truly achieved legendary status over the course of their 20 year career. Known for their exuberant live shows and festival appearances, the band boast an ever-increasing arsenal of anthemic songs which revel in their Irish heritage, making the seven piece the perfect accompaniment to the ‘Fireball – Fuelling The Fire’ Tour’s party atmosphere.

Recently returning to their spiritual home of Fat Wreck Chords (the label owned by NOFX’s notorious Fat Mike), So Cal punk veterans Face To Face celebrated their 25th anniversary as a band in 2016. In that time they’ve released nine studio albums. Since returning from their self-imposed hiatus in 2008, face to face have been on a roll, touring worldwide and writing tons of new music; latest album Protection is their third full-length in five years, outpacing the output of many of their peers and devotees alike.

Glasgow pop-punks Lost In Stereo were crowned Fireball’s Hottest Band 2018 following last year’s tour, where they wowed the judges with their perfectly honed, pop-punk 2.0 tunes and an impressively captivating live show for a band of such tender years. Already netting support slots with the likes of SayWeCanFly, The Janoskians and punk legends The Ataris, the band’s debut album Famous First Words is out now. They will be announcing details of new material in the coming months.