HRH Announce the Line-Up for HRH Blues 5 in 2019
Listen up Blues Lovers, those fine purveyors of the Brandy of the Damned, HRH, have announced the initial line-up for HRH Blues 5. A further swig from the Blues hipflask, blended from some choice artistes and acts, some new, some vintage. There’s something for every fan of the Blues and Blues/Rock in this line-up and the celebration of the genre will hit town at the O2 Academy in Sheffield, running between 13th April and 14th April, 2019.
Aynsley Lister will be headlining the event, along with another exciting, yet-to-be-announced act, who’ll be announced in the next 7 days, completing the deck. They lead a field packed with talent, chosen by the HRH community.
Aynsley Lister is a British blues-rock guitarist/singer and songwriter, known for his explosive natural talent and fiery, feeling-filled compositions. A gifted songwriter, with an impressive body of work filled with heart and soul; also a remarkable guitarist and mesmerising live performer. Music is deep-woven into Lister’s DNA and flows from his fingertips like bolts of sonic lightning. Having sold over 86,000 albums, garnered much critical acclaim, and put in years of high-profile touring, Lister’s record speaks for itself, firmly securing his position as a leading light in the resurgence of British Blues-infused music.
Other great bands announced include:
The Climax Blues Band – Chantel McGregor
The Quireboys (Blues Set) – Pontus Snibb's Wreck Of The Blues
The Billy Walton Band - Erja Lyytinen
John Verity Band – Gerry Jablonski & The Electric Band
Sam Kelly’s Station House – Xander and the Peace Pirates
Babajack – Gabriella Jones
Henry’s Funeral Shoe – Clare Free
Thr3e - Jack J Hutchinson Band
Hot Tramp – Southbound
Matt Pearce and the Mutiny – Blind Saints
Like all HRH events, HRH Blues will be a close-knit, kickass, shenanigans-rich community experience, where fans of the Blues and Blues/Rock get to meet up, quench their thirst for great live music, and party with friends old and new. Quality acts, chosen by the fans. Top notch accommodation, with hotels on the doorstep for your convenience and to keep the community buzz alive and intact. HRH Blues 2 will be a two-day event, with hotels and breakfast included, as well as entrance over the weekend.
So sign up for HRH Blues 5, and immerse yourself in the Blues!
For further info, including details of the passes and packages, check out the website at https://www.hrhblues.com.
HRH AOR VII ADDS 15 MORE ACTS TO ITS SOLD-OUT CELEBRATION OF AOR.
SOME WEEKEND PASSES CAN STILL BE BOUGHT www.hrhaor.com – BUT WHEN THEY’RE GONE, THEY’RE GONE!
HRH have announced the final 15 acts who’ll be joining the line-up for their pedal to the metal celebration of Adult-Oriented Rock: HRH AOR VII, at Camp HRH between Thursday 14th and Sunday 17th March, 2019. This brings the total line-up to 41 hand-picked artists, all chosen by the fans and HRH Community - the HRH way.
Joining the already-announced headliners Tyketto and UFO, HRH is proud to announce that Ted Poley (the voice of Danger Danger) will also be headlining.
Ted joined Danger Danger back in the late ‘80s and together the band rode the end of decade wave of glam metal to much acclaim. Ted sang on two Danger Danger albums: the self-titled ‘Danger Danger’ and ‘Screw It!’ and toured with giants like Alice Cooper and KISS. In 1993, Ted parted ways with Danger Danger and formed Bone Machine with guitarist John Allen III, releasing three albums (including a live album made while touring in the UK in 1995).
Ted has also been in Melodica and Poley Pichler. He reconciled with Danger Danger, first reaching an agreement to release their album ‘Cockroach’ as 2 discs: one Ted Poley’s vocals and another by the vocalist who’d replaced him, Paul Laine. Then in 2004, Ted rejoined Danger Danger and began to tour with them once more.
If you’re a gamer as well as a rocker, you might’ve heard Ted Poley on tracks he recorded for Sega’s Sonic the Hedgehog games: there’s a first for HRH AOR!
Also joining the line-up are Jizzy Pearl's Love/Hate and Wayward Sons; also Heavy Pettin; Rest; Knock out Kaine; The New Breed; Burnt out Wreck; Tomorrow is Lost; Reece; Black Star Bullet; Sykko Dolls; Trench Dogs; Last Great Dreamers; Wraith; and Damn Dice.
They join the amazing array of talent assembled and announced, including Dave Bickler (ex Survivor,) – singer of the massive hit Eye of the Tiger, and many, many other bands. For full details, see the website
Enjoy this uber- awesome line-up, along with state-of-the-art staging, high quality accommodation, and beautiful surroundings in North Wales, not to mention HRH’s trademark fun, shenanigans and vibrant rock-lovin’ community.
For full and up-to-date listings, check the website (www.hrhaor.com ), and follow the festival on social media.
HRH AOR VII takes place at Camp HRH, Pwllheli, North Wales, Gwynedd, between Thursday 14th and Sunday 17th March, 2019, amidst its beautiful North Wales coastal surroundings.
Remember, HRH events sell out very quickly. There are only 48 weekend passes left, with a last chance to win one, if you’re fast and lucky, but when they’re gone, as Head Concho Jonni Davis puts it: “BOOM!”
If you want to experience this amazing event, snap up those few remaining weekend passes ASAP, either online at www.hrhaor.com ], or ring the booking office on 0207 193 1164. And if you’ve after a campervan rock festival opportunity, get in touch to check out what HRH AOR VII can offer you!
HRH AOR VII ANNOUNCES FIRST WAVE OF BANDS FOR 2019
LAST FEW BOOKINGS AVAILABLE
Heads up! HRH AOR VII are ALREADY down to their last 11 Rooms for next year’s great genre-rock event.
Fielding an awesome line-up of AOR talent, HRH AOR VII has seen bookings surge to the point where under a dozen room are still available. “We’ve only got eleven rooms left,” says CEO Jonni Davis, “And when they’re gone, they’re gone! BOOM!”
Headlining Friday night are the legendary UFO: an iconic band formed way back in 1969, with decades of excellence in the business. The band is fielding a kickass line-up: fronted by Phil Mogg (vocals), with Paul Raymond (keyboards and guitar), Andy Parker (drums), Vinnie Moore (lead guitar) and Rob de Luca (bass). UFO have long been known for their meaty riffs, distinctive hooks, the range and intelligence of their songwriting and carefully crafted lyrics, not to mention their stage presence and performance. A great chance to see a great British band!
Thursday’s headliners are Tyketto: a hard rock band from New York City, formed in 1987 by former Waysted vocalist Danny Vaughn. Tyketto’s current line-up features Vaughn (lead vocals, acoustic guitar; also harmonica, mandolin, and percussion), Michael Clayton Arbeeny (drums, percussion, and vocals), Ged Rylands (keyboards and vocals), Chris Green (guitar and vocals) and Chris Childs (bass guitar). Tyketto have long been HRH favourites, with HRH Mag noting back in 2016, “Tyketto have forged their reputation on incendiary live shows fronted by the effervescent Danny Vaughn.” See them again at HRH AOR VII.
HRH are also delighted to announce an appearance of Dave Bickler (ex Survivor). Dave Bickler, a vocalist known for his range and power, was the frontman of Survivor between 1978 and1983, and is particularly known as the singer of the band’s seven-week Number One Billboard charts hit The Eye of the Tiger (the theme tune to Rocky III). Sylvester Stallone himself asked Survivor to provide the theme song for the film, which also marked the big screen appearance of Mr T (as "Clubber" Lang), so dig out those gold chains and get jogging and rocking, Dave Bickler’s coming to HRH AOR VII!
In total, HRH AOR has already drawn together 26 for its 2019 line-up, including the above artists; also: The Electric Boys, Tigertailz, Mitch Malloy, Pretty Boy Floyd, Vega, Romeo’s Daughter, Kane’d, The Radio Sun, Bai Bang, Saints of Sin, Psycho Kiss, New Generation Superstars, Fahran, Captain Black Beard, Heartbreak Remedy, Void, Epic, Haxan, Sordid Lies, The Wicked Jackals, Corvus, Silent Jack, and Kiss the Gun.
The high demand isn’t surprising, given HRH’s rep for delivering the goods, such as an awesome line-up along with state of the art staging, high quality accommodation, beautiful surroundings in North Wales, and of course HRH’s trademark fun, shenanigans and rock-lovin’ community.
26 bands have now been announced, with MORE TO COME (including a major headliner for Saturday night)
For full and up-to-date listings, check the website (www.hrhaor.com), and follow the festival on social media.
HRH AOR VII takes place at Camp HRH, Pwllheli, North Wales, Gwynedd, between Thursday 14th and Sunday 17th March, 2019, amidst its beautiful North Wales coastal surroundings.
Remember, HRH events sell out very quickly, and AOR VII is no exception, with just 11 bookings left, so if you want to experience this amazing event, snap up those few remaining tickets ASAP, either online at www.hrhaor.com], or ring the booking office on 0207 193 1164.
HRH C.R.O.W.S. ADDS MORE HAND-PICKED TALENT TO ITS DEBUT LINE-UP
HRH have added a new string to their bow: HRH C.R.O.W.S. - Country Rock, Outlaw, Western & Southern Rock. It’ll bring whole new areas of music into the tribes of the HRH nation, and five more bands have been added to the line-up for the festival’s debut weekend at the O2 Academy in Sheffield, on the 8th & 9th September 2018.
“HRH has always listened to its fans and community. Always!” explains head honcho Jonni Davis, “It was kind of a surprise to be asked to extend the HRH experience into Country, but we listened, looked into it, and have put together what our music-loving posse wants: a potent brew of cool Country Rock, Outlaw, Western & Southern Rock, banded together as HRH C.R.O.W.S!”
“It’s a hand-picked line-up,” Jonni adds, “Can’t stress that enough, and as you’d expect, the HRH community has been involved in picking and voting for the talent they want to hear, all along the way. So what you’re going to get is a great range of bands over an awesome weekend, delivered by Europe’s leading residential festival provider.”
Five more bands have been added to the line-up, all chosen for musical talent and live showmanship:
The Fargo Railroad Co: a 4-piece Southern Rock, Alt Country and Americana band from Sheffield, with a well-deserved rep for hard work and excellent live shows. Stonewire: a female-fronted heavy Blues-Rock band, known for British Rock with a dirty Southern twist. Gorilla Riot: purveyors of no holds barred, bluesy, grimy, beer drinking music. Case Hardin: fronted by Pete Gow and praised by UK Americana as “the UK’s best live band”! Journey Home: a multi-award-nominated Country Rock band from Oxfordshire.
These five will join the handpicked artists already announced, including headliners Devon Allman(blues-rocking son of the legendary Greg Allman) and Dan Baird & Homemade Sin (pioneer and leading light in cowpunk and alt-country music).
Also already announced are Jared James Nichols, Jo Harman, Zack Logan, Broken Witt Rebels, Elles Bailey, Rebecca Downes, Federal Charm, Wille and the Bandits, Scarlette Fever, Buffalo Summer, Western Sand, Thirteen Stars, The Outlaw Orchestra, Dawson Smith and the Dissenters, Cellar Door Moon Crow, and The Nile Deltas.
As with all HRH events, C.R.O.W.S. will provide quality accommodation: 4 HRH Hotels on the venue’s doorstep, with one designated as Royalty (a package that includes passes to the upstairs balcony with private lounge, bar, toilets, security and seating).
At the event itself, there’ll be FOUR living, breathing, roof-raising strands of country-influenced Rock n Roll, chosen by fans and woven together with HRH’s expertise and flair, plus the usual fun, shenanigans and fellowship!
For further information, check out the website https://www.hrhcrows.com/ or contact our ticket hotline on 0207 193 1164.
HARD ROCK HELL ANNOUNCES MORE BANDS
HRH have announced the storming second wave of bands who’ll play at the Glorious Twelfth Hard Rock Hell, rocking Camp HRH in Pwllheli, between Thursday 8th and Sunday 11th November 2018.
HRH are particularly proud to announce Thursday’s headliners: Michael Schenker Fest.
Michael Schenker has mesmerised the rock community since the ‘70s with his distinctive guitar playing style and solidified his place in music history. His playing has proven to be inimitable and hugely influential for several generations of guitar players. Last year, his amazing achievements were acknowledged and celebrated by the HRH community, whose votes earned Schenker the HRH Axeman Award at the premiere HRH Awards.
As lead guitarist of UFO, Michael Schenker wrote hits like 'Doctor Doctor' and 'Rock Bottom', whilst with the Scorpions he composed classics like 'Lovedrive', 'Coast To Coast' and 'Holiday'. Not content with being a key player in these iconic groups, back in ‘79 Michael decided to forge his own path, which led him to found the legendary Michael Schenker Group (aka M.S.G.).
Recently, Michael has been recording with his band Michael Schenker Fest, who as we go to press, are preparing for the release of their forthcoming studio album ‘Resurrection’ (to be released on 2nd March). Michael Schenker Fest will be fielding a line-up of legends: original M.S.G musicians Ted Mckenna (drums, keys), Chris Glen (bass) and Steve Mann (guitar), also M.S.G. singers Gary Barden, Graham Bonnet and Robin McAuley, as well as Doogie White (of Michael Schenker's Temple Of Rock).
In addition to MSF, HRH are also delighted to announce more bands joining the already impressive line-up: Rock Goddess, Vintage Caravan, Blitzkrieg, Hawklords, Demon, Witchfynde, The Wild!, The Dust Coda, VA ROCKS, Smoking Martha, Voodoo Blood, Anchor Lane, City of Thieves, The Bad Flowers, Blind River, deVience, Riders to Ruin, SINSIDE, Red Hawk Rising, Stand Amongst Giants, and Walkway!
These join an already impressive line-up of rock, including headliners Saxon and The Dead Daisies. Other bands already announced include Femme Fatale, Girlschool, Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons, Tygers of Pan Tang, Thunderstick, The Rising Souls, The Dukes of Bordello, Renegade Twelve, Ryders Creed and there is still more to come later on in the year.
“If you didn’t book early, you’re going to miss out on some amazing acts, as well as the usual HRH fun and fellowship,” says HRH’s CEO Jonni Davis, “We’ve been totally sold out since last November. What else would you expect? We’re Europe’s leading residential festival provider! And with a line-up like this? If you’re not already on board, check the website, call the hotline and join the waiting list. You might get lucky. Failing that, you’ll need a miracle.”
For further details and ongoing updates, check out www.hardrockhell.com or ring Fleur on 0203 2876684
GENRE GIANTS AND TALENT APLENTY ANNOUNCED FOR HRH PROG VII
Heads up, Prog Rockers! HRH Prog VII (15th-18th November, 2018) is revving up and has announced a super-strong line-up of headliners and acts, including pioneers and giants of the genre.
“We’re proud to deliver what’s got to be the biggest, best, residential prog festival on Planet Earth,” says HRH’s Progster-in-Chief Jonni Davis, “There will be 27 bands in total, including acts that shaped prog and much more.”
Hawkwind will be a headline act. First formed in 1969, the band has gone through more incarnations and evolution than Doctor Who and Charles Darwin combined, with founder Dave Brock remaining a constant presence throughout. Famed for their psychedelic, spacey sound (and of course landmark tracks like Silver Machine), Hawkwind will bring solid prog to the party.
Pendragon hail from 1978 and played a major part in the progressive rock revival of the 80s (along with bands like Marillion, with whom they often performed, both on tours and at the Marquee). If you’re a lover of great neo-prog, be sure to catch their set.
The Strawbs have long been a favourite flavour among the HRH Faithful. HRH Prog VII will give fans a great chance to see this excellent band.
Martin Turner, meanwhile, was a founder member of Wishbone Ash and will be performing under the banner of Martin Turner Ex Wishbone Ash, performing classic Wishbone Ash music and more. Again: a set not to be missed.
There’s also a great chance to see The Crazy World of Arthur Brown. Fire became one of the Sixties’ greatest one-hit wonders whilst Arthur’s fiery antics onstage made for spectacular shows, notoriety (and reportedly got him kicked off Jimi Hendrix’s tour!). He has, however, influenced countless musicians and performers (like Peter Gabriel, David Bowie, Kiss, and Alice Cooper) thanks to due to his madcap look, persona and flamboyant performance, not to mention his operatic vocal style, which influenced prog and heavy metal. See this prog pioneer, live and first-hand, at HRH Prog VII.
Also announced are: Panic Room, Gandalf’s Fist, The Attack (Featuring Davy O’List), Tír na nÓg, Goldray, Jump, The Amber Herd, I Am The Manic Whale, The Winter Machine, Final Conflict, and Gryflet.
HRH will also be announcing another wave of bands to fill up the second arena, taking it to an impressive 27 acts over the festival’s long weekend.
HRH Prog VII will take place between Thursday 15th-18th November 2018 at HRH’s favourite habitat: Camp HRH, at the Hafan y Môr holiday park, near the seaside village of Pwllheli, in North Wales. Just minutes from the coast and set against the beautiful backdrop of the Snowdonian mountains, the site offers a choice of high-quality chalets, apartments and mobile homes, providing HRH’s trademark onsite quality accommodation, including self-catering facilities, cosy furnishings, and all mod cons. There’s also a great choice of places to eat and three supermarkets (exclusively for HRH customers’ use), all within walking distance of the live arenas.
In 2018, HRH Prog VII will be once more be taking over the whole site and adding in the ever-popular second arena. All arenas will be kitted out with state-of-the-art sound and lighting production, comfortable seating in warm, welcoming rooms, with plenty of food stations and well-stocked, round-the-clock bars.
Early Bird bookers will receive a whopping 15% off for bookings made from now until Friday 2nd Feb and 20% for full payment. Both can be claimed by ringing Dan on 0207 193 0490
All accommodation features two or three bedrooms: the more people you bring the cheaper it gets. N.B. VIP & Royalty tickets are almost sold out, so to find out more and book your tickets, check out https://www.hrhprog.com or contact our ticket hotline on 0207 193 0490.
Bring on the Prog!
Martin Turner (Ex Wishbone Ash)
The Crazy World of Arthur Brown
The Attack (Featuring Davy O List)
Tir na nOg
The Amber Herd
I Am The Manic Whale
The Winter Machine
HRH VIKINGS ADDS A NORSE GOD AND MORE HEROES TO ITS MIGHTY METAL ADVENTURE
All hail! HRH VIKINGS are proud to announce that the mighty TYR will be making a rare appearance and headlining the Sunday night at the 2-day, 2-Arena Adventure, which will unfold at the O2 Academy in Sheffield on 1st & 2nd December 2018.
TYR are a metal band established back in 1998 A.D. Named after the Norse god of war, law and justice, the band hails from the Faroe Islands (one of the Nordic countries). Their music blends all the new heavy metal styles and weaves in old Nordic folklore, drawing on rich veins of history and myth as well as ancient texts and melodies. What sets TYR apart from most other bands of the Viking metal genre are the authentic roots of their music. Vocalist/guitarist Joenesen explains “Traditional music dating back to the Vikings (that is not preserved anywhere else in the world, not even in Iceland) is passes on in an oral tradition here and it is still alive and well. This is what we build our music on and draw great inspiration from.”
Also making the voyage to Sheffield will be heavy metal warriors Pythia. The band quickly established their own blend of thrash, power and gothic metal, with epic symphonic keys and soaring female soprano vocals. They believe that the art of music is a hallowed path, only to be undertaken by the strong-willed and the dedicated.
And that’s not all! Prepare yourselves for Atorc: the battle-hardened folk metal warriors of East Anglia! Their sound combines clean and harsh vocals, roaring guitar riffs, booming bass lines, harmonic keyboards, leg-slapping violins and fist-pounding drum beats. Atorc promise they’ll land in Sheffield, ready for battle and glory!
The Runes have been cast, the HRH Oathsworn have been summoned, so heed the call, brothers and sisters in rock! Grab your garb (and any chosen Hero or Valkyrie, if fortune so favours you) and make the voyage to Sheffield for what will surely live in legend as one of the rousing and raucous HRH events to date.
Old Corpse Road
Already 91% sold so get your tickets quickly here www.hrhvikings.com or phone on 0207 193 9564
HRH C.R.O.W.S. SPREADS ITS WINGS AS HRH EXTENDS INTO COUNTRY ROCK, OUTLAW, WESTERN & SOUTHERN ROCK
Introducing HRW C.R.O.W.S: Country Rock, Outlaw, Western & Southern Rock.
HRH has always been shaped by its community, but when the fans approached us and asked us to extend the HRH experience into Country, well, we were wary. But when we went deeper and found out what they yearned for was a broad base of cool Country Rock, Outlaw, Western & Southern Rock bands, then all reservations disappeared.
Head honcho Jonni Davis and his rebel posse put together HRH C.R.O.W.S. – Country, the HRH way: a dazzling spectrum of carefully-selected bands (as voted for & curated by the fans); delivered with all the know-how, energy and excellence you’d expect from Europe’s leading residential festival provider.
HRH C.R.O.W.S. will see its inaugural weekend at our award-winning city venue, the O2 Academy in Sheffield, where other stormingly successful HRH events have been showcased in the past. The event will hit town on the 8th & 9th September 2018.
This adds another new chapter to the ever-unfolding and widening HRH portfolio: one we’ve spent the last 18 months researching and putting together. As with all HRH experiences, it’ll feature quality accommodation: 4 HRH Hotels on the venue’s doorstep, with one designated as Royalty (a package that includes passes to the upstairs balcony with private lounge, bar, toilets, security and seating).
This ain’t no penny ante, line dance, folks! This is HRH C.R.O.W.S. - FOUR living, breathing, roof-raising strands of country-influenced Rock n Roll, chosen by fans and woven together with all the usual HRH expertise ‘n’ shenanigans!
Headlining is Devon Allman, son of the legendary Greg Allman. Despite being the son of one of the legendary Allman Brothers, Devon is very much his own man, and has found his own sound from the music in his blood.
Also confirmed: Dan Baird & Homemade Sin. Best known as the lead singer and rhythm guitarist from Eighties chart-topping rockers The Georgia Satellites, Dan left the band in 1990 to pursue a solo career. He’s a leading light and pioneer in cowpunk and alt-country music, bringing together a heady brew of rock, country, outlaw, and punk.
Wisconsin-born, Los Angeles-based singer, writer and guitarist Jared James Nichols will also be joining the bill. Music Radar named Jared as one of the Top Upcoming Guitar Players in the World. He’ll be bringing plenty of gusto, raw and raucous rock ‘n’ roll to the CROWS stage next year.
Described by The Mail On Sunday as a “cracking rootsy blues singer well-known to festival audiences”, award-winning Jo Harman will be showing the talent that won her “Female Vocalist of the Year” with timeless, crafted songs, which will easily blow your mind away.
Also blowing your mind will be Brum-based Broken Witt Rebels, who’ll be bringing some retro 70s rock to the C.R.O.W.S. party, with their twin guitar attack Danny Core’s grit-raw voice and wall of sound.
Elles Bailey, meanwhile, is a super-smoky-voiced singer-songwriter with a rare talent for crafting blues, country, and soulful rock with a contemporary edge. Elles recorded her debut album, ‘Wildfire’ in Nashville and hasn’t looked back since, having recently been nominated for the prestigious European Music Award, in the Best Female Vocalist category and voted the Number 1 album in the IBBA radio charts.
Also announced for the initial line-up are Zack Logan, Federal Charm, Willie and the Bandits, Scarlette Fever, Buffalo Summer, Western Sand, Thirteen Stars, The Outlaw Orchestra, Dawson Smith and the Dissenters, Cellar Door Moon Crow, and The Nile Deltas.
Saddle up, Compadres! This will be one helluva ride. Follow the C.R.O.W.S!
For further information, check out the website https://www.hrhcrows.com/ or contact our ticket hotline on 0207 193 1164.
HARD ROCK HELL ANNOUNCES THE FIRST WAVE OF ACTS FOR ITS GLORIOUS TWELFTH!
The festival’s Eleventh Coming came to pass, but Jonni Davis and his team are already putting together their Glorious Twelfth for 2018. Team HRH are thus proud to announce a first salvo of storming acts, chosen by the fans, who’ll be performing amidst the beautiful backdrop of North Wales, at Camp HRH in Pwllheli from 8th -11th November 2018.
The ever-mighty Saxon (Official) will be headlining HRH XII. Saxon need no introduction to fans of the genre, who’ll see their iconic logo in their mind’s eye the moment the band gets mentioned. Formed back in ’77, Saxon were at the forefront of the scene, much beloved by fans of Hard Rock Hell. What’s more, Saxon played the very first Hard Rock Hell (the Winter Ball, back in 2007). Having sold more than 15 million albums worldwide, the band also continues to influence later giants of the genre, like Metallica, Metallica, Mötley Crüe, and Pantera, and will be raising the rafters at HRH XII.
Co-headliners The Dead Daisies are a formidable Australian-American outfit that brings together amazing talent for this collective project. The band has toured worldwide and was the first the first Western rock band to play Cuba after President Obama reopened trade ties with the country. An amazing achievement. Have a cigar, as the saying goes! The Dead Daisies will be bringing their world-famous Live and Loud sound to Hard Rock Hell next year.
Like Saxon, Girlschool school played the very first Hard Rock Hell, way back when the world was young. Firm favourites of the HRH crowd, Girlschool have just won the HRH “Angels of Rock” award at the brand-new HRH AWARDS. They’re the longest running all-female rock band IN THE WORLD, and still strong and active after more than 35 years in the business.
Femme Fatale were due to play HRH XI, but weren’t able to do so because some of their guitarists were playing on another project. HRH are delighted to welcome the band to HRH XII. Listing “Loud Guitars, Vodka, Black Boots, Black Eyeliner, & Beer!” as the band’s interests, Femme Fatale will bring all this and more to Camp HRH next year!
Also announced in the very tasty first wave of bands playing the festival are Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons, Tygers Of Pan Tang, Thunderstick, Ryders Creed, The Rising Souls, The Dukes Of Bordello, and (appropriately for HRH XII) Renegade Twelve.
N.B. HRH has been busier and more popular than ever, particularly after the triumphant Eleventh Coming (which sold out LAST November). Tickets for HRX XII will sell out FAST, so book early! Ring Fleur on 0203 287 6684
For further details and ongoing updates, check out www.hardrockhell.com
HRH DOOM VS HRH STONER
HRH are proud to announce the opposing armies of talent who’ll be lining up for HRH Doom Vs HRH Stoner Chapter III (at the O2 Academy, in Sheffield, between Saturday 29thand Sunday 30th September
Headlining these fan-chosen favourites will be Crowbar: an American band famed for pioneering sludge doom metal, along with other outfits from the New Orleans scene. Crowbar’s early commitment to the extreme remains legend today, even though (as their guitarist, singer and songwriter, Kirk Windstein, told Rolling Stone), “Being heavy for the sake of being heavy or loud for the sake of being loud is fine, but to me, it gets old kind of quick. There needs to be real songs and melody along with the aggression.”
Joining the headliners will be the Ukrainian Doom/Stoner band Stoned Jesus with their heady post-metal brew of psychedelia, occult and sludge; also Conan: a British doom metal band, with their heavily distorted and downtuned sound, memorably described as "caveman battle doom.”
Elephant Tree are a relatively new band on the scene, blasting out ballsy blues rock and heavy riffs, who’ve carved out a niche within the current growing Stoner Metal genre. OHHMS are also a relatively new band: formed in Kent in 2014, they’ll be bringing their thick riffs and Paul Waller’s trademark gravelly Viking-like vocals to DVSIII.
Also announced for Doom Vs Stoner Chapter III’s initial line-up are Psychedelic Witchcraft, Desert Storm, Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard, Bong Cauldron, Conjurer, Morass of Molasses, Desolate
Pathway, 1968, Cybernetic Witch Cult, Gevaudan, Tuskar, Ritual King, The Grudge, Buffaloed, and Ba’al. Names to conjure with, indeed!
Built on expertise forged and honed like Excalibur at the legendary Camp HRH in North Wales, HRH Doom Vs Stoner Chapter III brings the same high standards of thunderous music, quality gaffs, close-knit kindred spirit community, and much malarkey to Sheffield at the O2 Academy site.
We are truly excited about Chapter III, as are our sponsors: Marshall, Eden, Natal, HRH Mag and HRH TV; not to mention the awesome array of bands, who’ll be doing what they do best at this truly amazing event. And it won’t be quiet!
As with all HRH events, tickets will sell FAST, so book early to avoid disappointment and missing out on Europe’s #1 celebration of Doom and Stone.
As ever, HRH will also be featuring three exclusive hotels on the O2’s very doorstep, and offering Royalty & Classic packages. However, if you’re local and just need weekend passes then that's fine with us.
For first 7 days only, full weekend passes will be 20 GBP with no booking fee, and will go on sale Monday 13th November at 12:00 GMT.
If you fancy a Hotel package ( which includes your ticket) for a 30 % discount, again for 7 days only,
Use accom links below to get discounted rates with the 30 % already off, Royalty Hotel Packages include Royalty Pass for private seated balcony, lounge, bar & toilets plus 20 % off all event Merch.
Two Day Passes
Classic Hotel Package - Holiday Inn Express Sheffield
Royalty Hotel Package - Jurys Inn Sheffield
For updates and further info, check out www.hrhdoom.com or https://www.hrhstoner.com/, or ring Dan on 0207 193 0490.
HRH XII NEWS!
We are not yet at this November’s HRH XI and already the tickets for November 2018 are moving fast! Check out the HRH website and media platforms to make sure you don’t miss out!
HRH Control have posted that in less than 48 hrs, the whole event is 71 % Sold and it hasn't gone on General Sale yet.
Royalty is Sold Out, there are Only 5 VIP RED ( 4 night package) Rooms left, 8 VIP ( 3 night package) and Classic is currently 53% gone
Don’t miss out!
Book online https://www.hardrockhell.com/tickets.html
or ring Bex on 0207 193 9564
By Lindsay Smith-Boam
Hard Rock Hell gallops towards number 11 with a cracking line up over 3 days from 9th to the 12th November at Hafan y Mor Holiday Park, Pwllheli, Wales.
HRH have again gone above and beyond and assembled a wonderful array of legends and favourites to delight and entertain.
Thursday night has the wonderful Killcode opening the proceedings followed by Black Aces. Wayward Sons, who have over this summer delighted crowds at many festival appearances, pave the way for the truly iconic Dee Snider to bring the first day to a rip-roaring sing-along close.
Revellers will have to get some sleep and recharge their batteries ready for Friday when the frivolity continues with a full afternoon and evenings schedule.
Blind River kick things off followed by Chasing Dragons and Bad Dog. Killit take to the stage followed by psych rockers Goldray.
The wonderful Jackie Chambers’ band Syteria and the amazing duo Graveltones will ensure everyone is rocking out. The New Roses take to the stage as do firm fan favourites Tyketto, who last blew the roof off the main hall in 2016.
With over 40 years worth of tunes to go at, American melodic Rock Gods Y&T will no doubt have the crowd singing every word alongside Dave Meniketti, while Aussie rockers Airbourne will be continuing their ‘Breakin Outta Hell’ world tour when they rip up the stage with some classic tunes and some new ones!
If that wasn’t enough, Saturday’s line-up rolls into town with even more rock and roll!
Hark, Louder Still, The Blanko and The Brink kick things off with King Creature, Black Whiskey, Wicked Stone, Dead City Ruins and Buffalo Summer ensuring the day continues well.
Bring on the wonderful Toseland, awesome Von Hertzen Brothers and the almightly Gun for even more rousing rock. If the crowd are getting tired after all the singing and fist pumping, Lynch Mob and Reef with have everyone sweaty and pumped before the wonderful Black Star Riders bring things to a tremendous close.
This is going to be a very full on weekend of awesomeness and your team at Down The Front will be there to join in with the fun Buy your tickets, buy the merch and come and say hi.
HRH Draw Together Lodestones of Talent: a Magnetic Line-up for HRH Metal.
It’s loud, proud, with a passionate crowd, and made of pure, solid metal. Yes, it’s HRH Metal, promising to be the best yet, to be held up at O2 Academy, Birmingham between 17th & 18th February 2018.
This legendary event, from Europe’s leading residential festival provider, brings together more metal than the Mines of Moria and forges in Asgard combined, and boasts a truly talent-packed line-up.
“Metal has always been part of our lives here at HRH,” says HRH boss Jonni Davis, enthusiastically, “and we listen to our community to make sure we choose the acts the fans want to hear. This year’s HRH Metal line-up is proof of that.”
Alestorm need no introduction as the Seven Seas’ leading purveyors of Pirate Metal. They’ll be bringing their vibrant piratical sound to HRH Metal: ideal for reeling, carousing, chanting and raiding any galleons that happen to be passing.
German heavy metal Grave Digger are famed for their up-tempo, ballsy tunes with heavy power riffs. “It’s some of the purest metal you’re apt to find these days, and that’s a good thing,” said Angry Metal Guy, and we concur.
Other great bands announced include: Evil Scarecrow, Memoriam, Elvenking, Power Quest, Haerken, Fury, Attica Rage, Desert Storm, Ballsdeep, Monument, Kaine, Cypher 16, Collibus, Fire Red Empress,
Gravil, Warcrab, Footprints in the Custard, Dakesis, Lifer, Torous, Sister Shotgun, Skarthia, Elimination, Nightmare World, Trivax, Ironrat, The Mighty Wraith, Vice, Incinery, Metaprism, The Face of
Ruin, Sodomized Cadaver, XIII, Masters Call, Wrath of the Gods, Ashen Crown, and Devils Playground.
That’s a whole lot of metal, and heavy enough to generate its own gravity!
As it’s an HRH event, HRH Metal will be a close-knit community experience, where fans with real passion for the genre meet up, rock out to some incredible bands and sets, and of course enjoy revels and shenanigans with old friends and new. Great acts, chosen by the fans, with quality accommodation – The HRH way.
So sign up for HRH Metal, and remember, HRH events sell out very quickly, so book soon to avoid disappointment, either online at www.hrhmetal.com or ring Bex on 0207 193 9564.
N.B. For 6 days only, you’ll pay 19.90 for full weekend pass with no booking fee
HRH ANNOUNCE THE EXCITING HRH BLUES 2018 LINE-UP
Listen up blues fans, HRH have announced the line-up for HRH Blues 2018: a heady swig of the Brandy of the Damned, to be held up at the O2 Academy in Sheffield between Saturday 14th and Sunday
15th April, 2018.
Bernie Marsden and King King will be headlining the event, which boasts a talent-packed line-up.
Best-known as founder member of the iconic Whitesnake, Bernie Marsden wrote or co-wrote many of the group’s hits, such as ‘Fool For Your Loving’ and ‘Here I Go Again’. To call Bernie a major player in rock and blues is an understatement. “There are only two men can play the blues, Eric Clapton and that bloke from Whitesnake,” said B.B. King in a 90s radio interview. High praise indeed!
“King King are setting the Blues world on fire!” proclaimed Classic Rock. That flame is coming to HRH Blues. No smoke and mirrors - just a fist-tight line-up delivering killer songs.
The ‘Pat McManus Band’ are a powerful three piece blues/rock Trio, headed up by Pat McManus (a.k.a. ‘The Professor’), the former Mama’s Boys’ and Celtus’ guitarist/violinist virtuoso.
Glaswegian Steve Nimmo played in The Nimmo Brothers, with his brother Alan (now of King King), but is a strong solo artist, songwriter, guitarist and vocalist. “Man, this guy can sing!” said Storyville, and sing he shall at HRH Blues 2018!
Other great bands announced include:
Pontus Snibb’s “Wreck of Blues"
The Danny Giles Band
Jim Kirkpatrick & Heavy Weather
Sugarman Sam and the Voodoo Men
Brian Rawson Band
The Della Grants
Kris Barras Band
Tom Killner Band
The Black Thunder Revue
Like all HRH events, HRH Blues will be a close-knit community experience, where fans of the music get to meet up, absorb great music, and party with friends old and new. Great acts, chosen by the fans. Quality accommodation, with all hotels on the doorstep to keep the community spirit intact. This will be a two day experience with hotels and breakfast included, as well as entrance to the event over the weekend.
So sign up for HRH Blues 2018, and celebrate the Blues!
N.B. We’re already down to 76 rooms left for the weekend, and these will go fast, so book early.
Call Sam on 0207 193 1307
HRH ANNOUNCE NIGHT RANGER AS HEADLINER FOR HRH AOR VI IN 2018
Heads up, AOR fans! HRH are delighted to announce that San Francisco rockers Night Ranger will be headlining HRH AOR VII.
Night Ranger join an impressive line-up of dozens of acts for the festival.
Famed as a truly awesome live band, Night Ranger will be delivering a storming set of undiluted, adrenaline-fuelled rock n roll. The group was formed in the early Eighties, and their first five albums sold more than 10 million copies worldwide. Now, they’ve sold a colossal 18 million albums in total, earning multi-platinum and gold album status along the way. They’ve built up a back catalogue to die for (including instantly recognizable hit singles and signature album tracks hits, like the power ballad ‘Sister Christian’) yet are still releasing new material (such as their new single, ‘Somehow Someway’ from their 11-song album ‘Don't Let Up’ released earlier this year). The band was also one the first big video bands, putting out over ten number one videos on MTV.
Night Rangers have long been firm HRH AOR favourites. What’s more, HRH AOR has actively helped the band reconnect with its UK audience and fans. After many years of discussion, HRH were able to draw Night Ranger North as headliners for HRH AOR III. There, frontman and bassist Jack Blades used Night Ranger’s HRH AOR III headline slot to promise fans the band were on a mission to reconnect with their too-often-ignored UK audience, then followed up his pre-show promise with a stellar set lasting almost two hours.
Blades signed off Night Ranger’s HRH AOR III set with ‘You Can Still Rock In America’, but HRH are glad to confirm Night Rangers can still rock in the UK too - at HRH AOR VI , Camp HRH!
Check out Night Ranger’s High Road (Official / New Album / 2014) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vRty6qwGzI
Check out Night Ranger’s interview for HRH TV at HRH AOR lll. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnaMSdoDal8
HRH AOR VI takes place at Camp HRH, Pwllheli, North Wales, Gwynedd, between Thursday 8th – Sunday 11th March, 2018
Night Ranger join dozens of great bands already announced, including: Skid Row, Jack Russell’s Great White, Joe Lynn Turner, BulletBoys, Enuff Z’Nuff, and many others. For full details, check out the HRH AOR website (www.hrhaor.com).
Remember, HRH events sell out very quickly, and with only 23 pairs of weekend passes left, you better Run... fast! So book soon to avoid disappointment, either online at www.hrhaor.com], or ring Sam on 0207 193 1307.
For more information on Night Ranger, visit:
www.nightranger.com, www.facebook.com/nightranger, www.twitter.com/nightranger
DOWN THE FRONT PODCAST HRH BLUES REVIEW SPECIAL
HRH BLUES UNPLUGGED
By Naomi Jeremiah & David Lydiard (Photo Credits: Naomi Jeremiah)
Review for HRH Blues Unplugged, Sunday 16th April has now been published, check it out....