Stonedeaf Productions Ltd proudly announces that energetic Swedish melodic hard rockers H.E.A.T will be coming to Stonedead Festival 2020.

H.E.A.T have established themselves as one of the hottest melodic rock bands on the scene and we are thrilled to announce that they will play at Stonedead. With their self produced 6th album ‘H.E.A.T II‘, released in February 2020 to critical acclaim, H.E.A.T bring powerful melodic vocals with a huge sound.

The album has gained plaudits world wide, returning to a heavier style and cementing their place in the Melodic Rock genre. H.E.A.T will be bringing their high octane live show to Stonedead 2020.

Black Star Riders special guests: Terrorvision and GUN with H.E.A.T, Kris Barras Band, Blaze Baily, Tygers Of Pang Tang, Myke Grey featuring Kim Jennett, Opening Poll Winner Dead Man’s Whiskey.

Newark Showground, Nottinghamshire, Saturday 29th August 2020

Stonedead 2020 is an outdoor, one day, one stage, monster of a festival where rock music reigns eternal. Stonedead is firmly placed on the rock festival map and places the rock fan experience at its core. Come and see it for yourself! Stonedead aims to excite both classic and new rock fans in providing a unique one day, one stage festival where the music is the focus, the beer and food are priced competitively and you can camp / park 5 minutes from the level ground arena.

The festival is solely organised by volunteers and created for music fans, Stonedead is a festival experience not to be missed.

• Free signing tent brought to you in conjunction with Planet Rock Radio

• Dedicated covered wellbeing area with seating and sun cream!

• Bring alcohol into the arena – 4 cans of ready mixed spirits, beer / cider

• Large free car parking

• Included with camping ticket purchase is exclusive access to the Friday night party with Midlands Metalheads Radio

Tickets: www.stonedeadfestival.co.uk/tickets

With the 2020 Stonedead Opening Poll competition crammed full of talent and the final 10 bands being of such a high caliber, made for a difficult decision for the Production team. We are delighted to announce that the band who will open the 2020 Stonedead Tommy Vance stage are Dead Mans Whiskey.

Since 2016, London based Dead Mans Whiskey have rapidly built a reputation as a hard working ‘one to watch’ U.K NWOCR band. With big vocals, huge guitar hooks, energetic performances and catchy as hell choruses, this 5 piece will offer a scintillating performance from their album ‘Under the Gun’ to kick off Stonedead Festival 2020. The production team feel that Dead Mans Whiskey have definitely gravitated from ‘ones to watch’ to ‘right here and now’. Dead Man’s Whiskey are: Nico Rogers (vocals) Billy Kons (lead guitar) Elliott D’Alvarez (rhythm guitar) James Titley (bass guitar) and Charlie Gray (drums).

With their ever-multiplying loyal fan base, dubbed ‘Whiskey Chasers’, voting in their masses to get DMW into the final we are in no doubt they will bring their infectious hard rock sound to the Stonedead masses and definitely get the party started in August. See you down the front! Stonedead Festival is carrying on its solid tradition of bringing both well known and new rock bands to Newark Showground, Nottinghamshire, with the final special guests still to be announced before Christmas, next year cannot come quickly enough.

Line Up for 2020:

Black Star Riders

Terrorvision

Special Guests TBA

Tyketto

Kris Barras Band

Blaze Bailey: Maiden Years

Tygers of Pan Tang

Myke Gray featuring Kim Jennett

Dead Mans Whiskey

Previous Opening Poll Winners: 2019: Samarkind 2018: Fallen Mafia

Stonedead’s stellar line-up aims to excite 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 arena.of

The festival is solely organised by volunteers and created for music fans, Stonedead is a festival experience not to be missed. With a free signing tent brought to you in conjunction with Planet Rock Radio.

We have a dedicated covered wellbeing area with seating and sun cream! We allow alcohol to be brought into the arena – 4 cans of ready mixed spirits or beer / cider.

With our Special Guests and the Opening Poll competition winners still to be announced, Stonedead Festival is carrying on its solid tradition of bringing both well known and new rock bands to Newark Showground, Nottinghamshire.

New for this year:

– all children under 4 are free entry this year!

Disabled access:

PA tickets are free with email proof. Sheltered indoor premises available for those who need it, near the first aid tent, with a fridge for medication, accessible toilets, and permanent shower facilities for disabled camping tickets and a staffed viewing platform.

Tickets:

www.stonedeadfestival.co.uk/tickets

With free car parking and only a small excess of £2 per van for caravans / campers

Adults: £50 Arena (+£10 camping)

Children (all under 14 years must be accompanied by an adult – children under 4 are free)

: £35 Arena (+£5 camping)

Groups:

£175 per group of 4 Arena

£215 per group of 4 Arena and Camping

Family:

(all under 14 years must be accompanied by an adult – children under 4 are free)

£160 per family of 4 (2 adults and 2 children under the age of 14) Arena

£180 per family of 4 (2 adults and 2 children under the age of 14) Arena and Camping

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Review: Gravity Festival 2019

The Station, Cannock – October 19th 2019

Reviewer / photos: Dan Mann

Last Saturday was the inaugural Gravity Festival, held at the Station, Cannock. Unfortunately due to other commitments I missed the first two bands, so first off the bat for me was the excellent Trident Waters. First chance to see them live and they certainly didn’t disappoint.

Next on the line up was False Hearts, a female fronted outfit very much in the Halestorm school of rock. It’s great to see young bands showing their worth, however not my cup of tea personally.

Next up were 4th Labyrinth, something a little different genre wise, offering hints of Uriah Heep, and supplying a thoroughly entertaining set.

It was great to finally get a chance to see Fugitive, a band offering a fine style of NWOBHM inspired rock. A band who deserved a bigger audience in my humble opinion.

Next was my first chance to see a firm favourite of mine, Kent rockers Wicked Stone with their new line up.

Did they deliver? Damn right they did, they delivered in spades, the crowd pressed up to the barrier rocking out to an enthusiastic performance.

Then we were onto another firm favourite of mine, another Kent band who I’ve in fact seen four times this year!

Collateral continue to go from strength to strength and they certainly had plenty of fans in the audience.

This was my first time seeing the Burning Crows, although I’m familiar with their material. Again a band who entertained the crowd with an energetic set.

Next up was Dead Man’s Whiskey, a band who if I’m honest I prefer recorded rather than live and this occasion didn’t do anything to change that view. The crowd seemed to be enjoying them so what do I know?

The headliners Mason Hill were delayed coming onstage which meant that unfortunately I had to miss their set for personal reasons.

I cannot end the review without mentioning the loudest compère and indeed the most enthusiastic in the business, Pete K Mally (He’s also an author you know) for his superb job.

A couple of small grumbles regarding the venue, I think they’ve inherited the floor from the old Marquee as it was somewhat sticky underfoot and the stage lighting wasn’t great from a photographer’s point of view but these are things easily sorted long before Gravity Festival 2020.

I must congratulate Shaun and his team for putting together a thoroughly enjoyable event. Roll on the next one!

 

 

 

Review: Collateral EP Launch – Leo’s The Red Lion Nov 24th 2018

Reviewer: Dan Mann

This was Collateral‘s third visit to the legendary Leo’s The Red Lion venue, having first rocked the stage opening for last year’s Fibrofest and again as openers for Bad Touch as part of Rock The Red Lion earlier this year.

However, this time they were the headliners, for this was the launch of the band’s EP ‘4 Shots!‘ (review here).

Before Collateral we had the support of two bands. Openers Twisted Illusion had travelled all the way from Manchester for their short set.

A band I was not familiar with, but I’ve got to say what a great performance, with helpings of Rush, linked with traditional hard rock and the vocal pipes of front man Matt Jones hitting some pretty high notes.

They had a great reaction from the crowd, in fact I had to join a long queue to purchase a CD, of which they swiftly sold out. Always a good indication of how well a band is received!

Next up a band I know a lot of people were looking forward to seeing, Dead Man’s Whiskey.

Unfortunately vocalist Nico Rogers didn’t endear himself to the crowd with an expletive riddled introduction, and the band took some time to get the crowd back on side.

Once back onside the crowd soon started rocking along with the band, helped enormously by lead guitarist Billy Kons who was the ‘star’ of the band’s performance.

Personally I preferred the openers, but maybe I was seeing Dead Man’s Whiskey on the wrong occasion and will need to see them again.

And so onto the main course.

With an audiovisual intro, beamed onto a screen behind the band, that really helped set the scene, the band exploded into action! Yes I’m absolutely biased when it comes to Collateral, a band I’m delighted to see now get the praise and exposure they justly deserve. While the crowd were mainly Collateral affectionados, the band certainly soon made the remainder fans too.

We were treated to a mixture of tracks, some from the band’s previous incarnation as The Angelo Tristan Band, some covers including their great renditions of Neil Young’s ‘Keep On Rockin’ In The Free World‘ and Bon Jovi’s ‘You Give Love A Bad Name‘.

The biggest reaction from the crowd was for the single ‘Midnight Queen‘, with some enthusiastic singing along, mind you the crowd sang along with virtually every song the band played!

Guitarist Todd Winger is certainly an axeman to watch out for, a rising star I have no doubt. Drummer Ben Atkinson and bassist Jack Bently Smith creating a formidable ‘engine room’ and in Angelo Tristan, a true front man.

All in all a very successful and enjoyable evening was had by all. Onward & upwards!

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