Saturday 27th August, Newark Showground
Michael Schenker Group with Very Special Guests: TBC feturing The Wildhearts, H.E.A.T, The Treatment, Tygers Of Pan Tang, Thundermother.
And the Opening Poll Winner for 2022
The legend that is Krusher Joule will once again compere for the day
Now in its 5th year Stonedead is an outdoor, one day, one stage, monster of a festival where rock music reigns eternal. We place the rock fan experience at its core. The festival is organised by volunteers and created for music fans, Stonedead is a festival experience not to be missed. Stonedead Festival is carrying on its solid tradition of bringing both well-known and new rock bands to Newark Showground, Nottinghamshire.
Michael Schenker will be celebrating 50 years in the business, 40 of which as a solo musician, meaning The Michael Schenker Group will be playing a special 50th Anniversary Show and will take Newark by storm! With his iconic black and white Dean Flying V and what can only be described as a supergroup surrounding him, they will bring us a headline show to remember. Over his extensive career, Schenker is well known for his time in The Scorpions and UFO before forming the Michael Schenker Group in 1979. Post the iteration of Michael Schenker Fest with two albums in 2018 and 2019, MSG re-formed in 2020 bringing their latest album ‘Immortal’ to our attention early in 2021, even featuring a track by the name of ‘In Search Of The Peace Of Mind’ with Schenker himself stating it to be his 50th anniversary celebration song as it holds much meaning, being his very first musical composition at the age of 15.
With The Wildhearts classic line up of Ginger, CJ, Ritchie and Danny still holding strong, this creatively brilliant band who helped change the landscape of British rock through the 90s are showing no sign of slowing down. Currently on tour showcasing their brand-new album released earlier this month, 21st Century Love Songs, The Wildhearts and their incendiary shows have cemented their reputation and legacy as one of the best bands the UK has ever produced. On speaking of their new album, Ginger Wildheart himself exclaimed “This is where I become a fan of the band, when we ditch the rule book and just follow our instinct. Sarcastic, fun, angry, proud, experimental and belligerent… this is the sound of the band in their natural habitat. This time we’re in control.” With over 30 years behind them, several top 20 singles and a top 10 album, The Wildhearts are ready and raring to go with their collection of British hard rock – so get ready for them to rock your socks off!
After welcoming back Kenny Leckremo on vocals H.E.A.T will bring their adrenaline fuelled melodic rock to Stonedead. The Swedish Rockers dug deep with their self-produced heavier sounding 6th album H.E.A.T II, released to critical acclaim, bringing powerful high-octane vocals and a huge sound. The album has gained plaudits worldwide, returning to a heavier style and cementing their place in the Melodic Rock genre.
English rockers The Treatment formed in 2008 with a powerful blend of guitars, catchy choruses, with strong vocals. They have supported Kiss, Mötley Crüe and Slash. In 2019 the band took on a radically different style and released ‘Luck of the draw’. The band will be bringing the party and their loud fresh sound will resonate with Stonedead fans, especially for those who have had them on the wish list for quite some time.
Tygers Of PAn Tang originally from Whitley Bay fully capture the raw spirit of classic NWOBHM. Tygers of Pan Tang bring their full swagger with galloping riffs, squealing guitars and a solid base for our pleasure and enjoyment.
Thundermother this Swedish high voltage band have one aim rock’n’roll world domination. Bringing a mix of blues, punk, heavy metal which all weave together to bring the Thundermother rock’n’roll experience. Think AC/DC, Motörhead with fresh modern rock with a 70’s groove.
Stonedead’s stellar line-up suits both classic and new rock fans in providing a unique one day, one stage festival where the music is loud, the beer and food are priced competitively, and you can camp / park 5 minutes from the level ground arena. We have a dedicated covered wellbeing area with seating! We allow alcohol to be brought into the arena – 4 cans of ready mixed spirits or beer / cider / wine. Sheltered area is available for those who need it, by the first aid tent, with a fridge for medication, accessible toilets, and permanent shower facilities for disabled camping ticket holders and a staffed viewing platform.