Uriah Heep Replace Black Star Riders As Stonedead Festival Headliners

At very short notice, Black Star Riders unfortunately have cancelled their appearance at Stonedead Festival.

Stonedeaf Productions Ltd have worked tirelessly behind the scenes to find an outstanding band to headline on Saturday. We are absolutely delighted that the legendary monster of rock Uriah Heep has stepped into the breach and will headline the Tommy Vance stage.

The band management explain:
‘’It is with very deep regret that we have to announce Black Star Riders
cancellation on this year’s Stonedead Festival, taking place this Saturday August
28th at Newark Showground, UK. The reason is all Covid related

BSR Frontman Ricky Warwick added
I’m absolutely heartbroken that Black Star Riders have had to withdraw from
Stonedead this coming weekend. I honestly believed that we would be in a better
place by now and we have been monitoring the situation very closely over past
weeks to do everything possible to make the trip, Flights, Hotels, Rehearsals,
Crew, Transport – everything was booked ready to go, but the risk of testing
positive (even though we were all vaccinated) and therefore being isolated a long
way from home and family with us having to withdraw from the festival anyway
was all too prevalent. I am also very sorry to say a member of Black Star Riders
went down with full blown Covid yesterday, which of course reinforced wholly the
decision we had made. I would like to thank everyone involved with the
Stonedead Festival for their support and understanding. And to all of you
wonderful people, have a truly wild and wonderful time. Once again my sincere
apologies… we will make it up to you. See you soon and stay safe..Love, peace
and rock n roll
’ Ricky Warwick

At the last minute Uriah Heep have taken time out of the studio to jump into
the headline position.
Uriah Heep’s Mick Box:
After our hugely successful and emotional headline spot at the ‘Steelhouse’
festival in Wales, where we had an exclusive agreement to not play any other UK
festival this year, the promoters Mikey and Max have kindly decided to rescind
that clause and allow us to headline the Stonedead Festival on Saturday the 28th
of August. This is so amazing and the mighty ‘Heep’ are honoured to be asked to
perform there. We are truly sorry that Black Star Riders cannot perform this
year but we are all very buzzed about taking their place. We cannot wait and see
you all on Saturday! ‘Appy days
!’’ Mick.