The Rock for People festival has announced the first of four headliners for its 28th edition, which will take place from 12 to 15 June 2024 in the multifunctional Park 360 in Hradec Králové. With nominations for the prestigious Grammy and BRIT Awards and multiple Kerrang and Heavy Music Awards to their credit, British band Bring Me The Horizon are fast becoming one of the most successful contemporary rock bands and have featured heavily on the Rock for People fan wishlist. “Fans come first with us, so when they let us know that they wanted Bring Me The Horizon the most, we did everything we could to make sure they got their wish,” says festival director Michal Thomes, adding: “Booking bands is not a simple thing at all, a lot of circumstances have to come together correctly, such as the band is touring that year, it suits the date and so on. So I am very happy that we managed to do it!” With the announcement of the first headliner, the festival promoters are also fulfilling the second wish of the fans, which is once again a four-day event format, with the original date now extended to Wednesday 12 June 2024. Fans can look forward to another batch of bands and the traditional Advent calendar coming soon.
The quality of Bring Me The Horizon is evidenced by their move into the top league of world bands, successfully joining the ranks of traditional headliners who have dominated primetime at the biggest festival stages around the world for decades. Bring Me The Horizon dominated the Reading & Leeds Festival lineup last year and this year headlined alongside greats Metallica and Slipknot at the legendary UK Download Festival in front of a crowd of 100,000. They were responsible for the festival being completely sold out for the first time in its history.
We are expecting strong demand for the current limited edition tickets, which are now on hold. Pre-sales will resume for RfP app holders today, 26 September at 13:00. The public on-sale will start on Wednesday 27 Sep from 10:00am on GoOut.net or at: https://rockforpeople.cz/cs/vstupenky/. Higher-priced tickets will follow once the current edition is sold out, so don’t hesitate and get yours quickly!
The brash rockers with a pull on the gate from Sheffield, England, will return to the Czech Republic after a year, when they put on an unbeatable show at the Fortuna Sports Hall in Prague at the beginning of 2023. It was this that contributed to their huge local popularity, which is still rocketing. The audience’s favourite is the band’s charismatic frontman Oliver Sykes, whose croaky, expressive voice encourages togetherness in times of anguish and sorrow. He sends a clear message to the fans that no one is alone! Unbridled energy, rebellion and controversy – that’s Bring Me The Horizon. That the guys in the band aren’t afraid of this is proven, for example, by their live performance at the 2016 NME Awards, when during the song “Happy Song” frontman Oli demolished the Coldplay table he climbed on.
Bring Me The Horizon, whose name comes from a catchphrase in Pirates of the Caribbean, got together in 2004 and have been on a roll ever since. They have sold over 5 million albums and have legions of fans around the world. Their last two albums “Post Human: Survival Horror” and “amo” debuted at #1 on the UK Albums Chart, 2015’s “That’s The Spirit” debuted at #2 and 2013’s “Sempiternal” debuted at #3 on the same chart. Aggressive melancholics who disregard tradition along the way, they oscillate between deathcore to electro metal, here with elements of pop, heavy rock, punk, numetal and of course their creeping emo style can’t be denied. With their work they honestly work on dismantling the old emptied world, trying to hasten its end with soundscapes, massive guitar walls that overwhelm you like a tsunami. The lyrics tear deep, and the melodic vocal refrains that the musicians can write fight their way forward with ease. Oliver Sykes and Jordan Fish are the main songwriters. The sound is powerful to the point of bombast, backed by keyboards and multiplied guitars, a testament to BMTH’s multi-genre span, with inspirations ranging from Linkin Park to Justin Bieber. They have collaborated with stars such as Ed Sheeran, Machine Gun Kelly, Yungblud and Sigrid.