Birthplace of Heavy Metal welcomes latest HRH Fest


hrh meteal

In the week that the Second City said farewell to it’s favourite Heavy Metal Son’s, it’s only fitting that Chic Festivals should bring its HRH Metal weekender to the birthplace of the genre that launched a plethora of musical careers spanning the past 5 decades.

HRH Metal is the latest genre specific event from the camp that brought us the original HRH and Hammerfest weekends and for it’s first one it’s assembled some of the best unsigned and underground metal acts in the country to rub shoulders with some real heavy hitters such as headliners Sodom and Skindred.

The event kicks off at 1pm on Saturday 11th Feb at the O2 Academy complex right in the heart of the birthplace of Heavy Metal, in fact less than half a mile away from the legendary Crown pub where Black Sabbath played their first gig!

All three rooms at the O2 will be used over the two days, with Newports finest Skindred headlining day 1 and German Thrash Metal giants Sodom closing out the weekend.

Full line-up and all ticket info can be found at
The whole weekend though is full of some very popular and familar names on the Midlands Metal scene, all proud to be part of that legacy that started here 49 years ago with four working class lads from Aston.

HRH Metal Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th February.
02 Academy Birmingham (all three rooms )
16-18 Hores Fair, Brimingham, B1 1DB, United Kingdom