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Great White

Rockingham Festival – Day 3 – Sunday 22nd October 2017

Review & photos by Stephen Brophy

Black Star Riders

Hard Rock Hell XI @ Hafan Y Mor Holiday Park, Pwlheli, North Wales – Day 2

Day Two, Saturday, November 11th, 2017 Reviewed by Paul Quinton

Y&T

Hard Rock Hell XI @ Hafan Y Mor Holiday Park, Pwlheli, North Wales – Day 1

Day One, Friday, November 10th, 2017 Reviewed by Paul Quinton

Ramblin' Man Fair 2018 - First Line-Up Announcement

Ramblin’ Man Fair 2018 – First Line-Up Announcement

Following on from the critically acclaimed and commercially successful third year in 2017, Ramblin’ Man Fair returns in 2018! This year the festival will move from its traditional end of July slot to the 30th June and 1st July 2018

Bloodstock add Doro, Fozzy, Bloodbath & Septicflesh to 2018 festival

Bloodstock add Doro, Fozzy, Bloodbath & Septicflesh to 2018 festival

Bloodstock Festival have announced four more additions to their August 2018 line-up. German metal legend, Doro will headline Friday night on the Sophie Lancaster stage.  With a career spanning over 30 years and 17 studio albums under her belt (including 4 with Warlock), Doro’s current label Nuclear Blast recently celebrated her 30 year anniversary with a 3 […]

Vince Neil

Rockingham Festival – Day 2 – Saturday 21st October 2017

Review & photos by Stephen Brophy

Guns 'N' Roses announced as third and final headliner for Download 2018

Guns ‘N’ Roses announced as third and final headliner for Download 2018

Rock Legends Guns N’ Roses complete Download 2018 headliners alongside Ozzy Osbourne and Avenged Sevenfold at the UK’s premier rock event. Download Festival has today announced its final headliner as the legendary Guns N’ Roses, alongside the previously announced Ozzy Osbourne, and Avenged Sevenfold. The three day festival takes place 8 – 10 June 2018 at the spiritual home of rock in Donington […]

John Parr

Rockingham Festival – Day 1 – Friday 20th October 2017

Review & photos by Stephen Brophy

Damnation Fest interview with Aaron Aedy of Paradise Lost

Damnation Fest interview with Aaron Aedy of Paradise Lost

Lost in Paradise…

Bloodstock announce four more bands for 2018 line up

Bloodstock announce four more bands for 2018 line up

Just in time for Halloween, Bloodstock have announced four more spooktacular bands and add the 2018 Rock Society tickets to the ticket store. Watain will bring their black metal ritual to headline Sunday’s Sophie Lancaster stage in a UK festival exclusive.  Frontman Erik Danielsson tells us, “Our last performance at Bloodstock in 2012 was also […]

Damnation Festival 2017 - Preview

Damnation Festival 2017 – Preview

Fire and Damnation…

Rockingham festival preview

Rockingham festival preview

  About to run for it’s third year, Rockingham has quickly established itself on the Hard Rock/AOR scene because of the quality of the lineups and how well it has been run. With Rockingham 2017 set to take place in Nottingham Trent University, in The Level which turned out to be an excellent venue for last years Festival. It’s […]

Bloodstock announces Judas Priest as third headliner for 2018

Bloodstock announces Judas Priest as third headliner for 2018

Bloodstock have announced that their third and final headliner for 2018 will be JUDAS PRIEST! The metal icons are one of the most-requested bands by the festival’s loyal fan base and finally make their Bloodstock debut at Catton Park in 2018 on Friday night, 10th August.

Bloodstock 2017 @ Catton Park, Walton on Trent, Derbyshire - Friday August 11

Bloodstock 2017 @ Catton Park, Walton on Trent, Derbyshire – Friday August 11

Review: Emily Castles Photos: Rich Thompson

Reef

Amplified Festival – 21st to 23rd July 2017 – Day Three

Words & photos by Tony Gaskin and Rich Ward

Evil Scarecrow

Amplified Festival – 21st to 23rd July 2017 – Day Two

Words & photos by Tony Gaskin and Rich Ward

Festival Preview - Stonedeaf 2018

Festival Preview – Stonedeaf 2018

A few week ago, word came out about plans for a new festival, The Stone Deaf Festival, to be held in August next year. Apart from the fact that it’s to take place in the Midlands, at Newark Showground, one the most interesting features of the festival is that it’s planned to be modelled along […]

HARD ROCK HELL XI ADDS 25 MORE BANDS TO ITS LINE-UP

HARD ROCK HELL XI ADDS 25 MORE BANDS TO ITS LINE-UP

All hail the Eleventh Coming! All hail Hard Rock Hell!

Codex Alimentarius - Amplified Festival 2017

Amplified Festival – 21st to 23rd July 2017 – Day One

Words and photos by Tony Gaskin and Rich Ward

Explosive New Video for Devil's Playground. A Midlands Rocks Exclusive

Explosive New Video for Devil’s Playground. A Midlands Rocks Exclusive

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