Call Of The Wild Festival 2019 has just upped the stakes on an already amazing line-up, confirming that rock legends ‘The Wildhearts’ will be the Saturday headliner. With over 20 years as a leading UK export, Saturday at Call Of The Wild just got wilder!

From their entrance in 1993 with ‘Earth VS…’ which cemented their claim as Britpop destroying rockers from day one, The Wildhearts have consistently released great music, entertained fans across the world and have done more than their share at encouraging new talent to rise up – an ethos Call Of The Wild share with passion!

Festival organisers Raz While & Dave O’Hara had the following to say about securing The Wildhearts for Call Of The Wild:

“We are absolutely thrilled that The Wildhearts accepted our offer to perform at the inaugural Call of the Wild Festival. In the truest spirit of Rock n Roll there is no other band on the entire planet that we would wish for to headline the Saturday night.

Being lifelong fans of the band, this is truly an honour for us.”.

As if Call Of The Wild isn’t already great enough, with The Virginmarys, The Wildhearts and the host of great bands already announced, there are also another 17(!!!) bands added to the celebration.Mansfield’s WitchTripper are going to give those in attendance an unhealthy dose of their full-on groove-laden, shred’n’roll. Go watch State Of Mind now!London based alt-rockers The Kut are having a great year, with their album hitting the charts, their self-described ‘basement rock’ is probably moving to the penthouse sometime soon. Check out Mind Games.Heavy riffing stoner rockers Drudge have just played Bloodstock New Blood stage, check out Cosmic Goddess to see why they earned the spot!Scotland’s Tantrum bring classic British Heavy Metal to Call Of The Wild. Championing the new wave of old school, check out N.W.O.B.H.M, if you can listen to this and not bang your head, there’s something wrong!West Yorkshire based Hellbound Hearts will be bringing their grungey hard rock to the stage. A rising band, these are ones to check out. See their Broken Hearted Video.Also, from West Yorkshire are Bad Pollyanna with the sublime vocals of Olivia Hyde, you can expect to be blown away by these guys! Check out Monstrous Child now!Burnt Out Wreck will be delivering a slice of bluesy classic rock, fronted by former Heavy Pettin’ drummer Gary Moat, check out their recent release Flames.From Belfast, Baleful Creed like their rockin heavy & that’s what they’ll be bringing across the water. Check out the rifftastic Devil’s Side.Retro rock driven blues will be offered by The Sourheads. Wakefield will be missing these guys while they rock Call Of The Wild, you can get your groove on early to Don’t Get Caught (I Am The Lotus).Basingstoke posse The Black Bullets bring their punky rock’n’roll and dirty licks to raise the temperature and the roof. Watch the video for DOLLS.Newcastle NWOCR rising stars Tomorrow is Lost will be wowing the festival crowd in much the same way they’ve done up and down the country during their short career. This band only get better, check out We Are The Lost.Bradford & Leeds is honoured to call Stand Alone their export, and we’re delighted to be importing their rifftastic rock to Call Of The Wild. Check out Save You.Voted number 10 on Planet Rock Top 20 albums of 2017 for their self-titled debut, Samarkind demand your attention! Check Out Sun Stroke Heart for a slice of their contemporary bluesy classic rock.A key component for Call Of The Wild is to give a showcase to local and smaller bands the opportunity to get on stage with festival regulars. Announced so far are:
Hot Hot Death are loud and unrelenting hardcore/punk. Check out their first track Howl. With a distinctly 90s tinge to their sound, Droll Man can be experienced by watching Pennies Worth. Penrith’s Beachmaster serve their genre-crossing alternative rock in style, check out WreckheadBrocken Spectre‘s noise art rock, bring something different to the line-up. Be sure to check them out, do so now with Drive By Election.

And there’s more…

Alongside the Saturday headliner, we have a host of other bands that have been added to the weekends festivities!

Joining the festival all the way from Norway, Razorbats are going to be bringing their punky, glam rock to Cumbria. Having released their second album, ‘II’ earlier in 2018 you can be sure that the bands international acclaim will be a great addition to Call Of The Wild.

Hailing from Cumbria, COLT 45 are returning from a brief haitus, Adam Lewis from the band has explained why Call Of The Wild is a perfect match for the bands’ return.

“We’re really excited about the Call of the Wild show already – it’ll be our first proper show after nearly a year off from the band.  We’ve enjoyed some downtime, but we’ll be raring to go – and playing this brand new event right on our doorstep in beautiful Cumbria ticks all the boxes.  There’s so much talent in the region and it’s awesome that local acts have the opportunity to step up and play alongside more established names and build their fanbase and experience.  It’ll be great to catch up with some old friends and check out some bands we haven’t seen before too. There’ll be plenty more to come from us in 2019 – keep an eye out!”

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