The Countdown To Stonedead Festival 2020

The Countdown To Stonedead Festival 2020.

Now in its third year, 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!

BLACK STAR RIDERS are currently one of the most exciting bands in the rock world. Formed in 2012 with Ricky Warwick (Vocals), Scott Gorham (Lead Guitar), Robbie Crane (Bass) Chad Szeliga (Drums) and Christian Martucci (Lead Guitar). They are often billed as the next step in the evolution of Thin Lizzy however BSR offer far more that that: high energy rock anthems with skilfully intertwined guitars, extremely powerful vocals with a unique sound designed to leave you wanting more. BSR released their debut album All Hell Breaks Loose (2013) which was promptly followed by Killer Instinct (2015), Heavy Fire (2017) and Another State of Grace (2019) proving that BSR continues to hone their craft as a band, in that you can feel their chemistry on stage. Certainly a fitting headline act for the Stonedead 2020 Tommy Vance stage.

Rock party band Terrorvision are enjoying a resurgence of their popularity, following the ‘Britrock Must Be Destroyed Event’ which saw the band play alongside other 90s iconic bands: Reef, The Wildhearts and Dodgy in 2018 and a number of shows to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the release of the iconic LP “Regular Urban Survivors”.The lineup of: Tony Wright (vocals), Mark Yates (guitar), Leigh Marklew (bass), Milly Evans (keys) and Cam Greenwood (drums) will certainly take the party up a notch in August and should not be given the label of a nostalgia act. Terrorvision has true Yorkshire grit with a host of hits from Tequila, Alice What’s the Matter, My House, D’ya Wanna Go Faster to Oblivion, the vibrant rockers guarantee to get you bouncing, singing along and waving your arms in the air.

Legendary Scottish rockers GUN will bring an arsenal of hooky riffs and catchy songs to the Stonedead 2020 Tommy Vance stage. Celebrating 30 years since the release of their 1989 debut album Taking on The World, which saw the band tour with The Rolling Stones on their Steel Wheels tour in 1990. Momentum continued to gather when the band release Gallus in 1992 and an arena tour with Def Leppard followed. The Glasgow quintet recently released the double album R3L0ADED, featuring an amalgamation of their best singles from the band’s seven albums such as Steal Your Fire, Better Days and Don’t Say It’s Over, and a collection of cover songs, including the song that gave them a household hit Word Up by Cameo, for which the band won the prestigious MTV Europe Music Award for Best Cover. Dante Gizzi (vocals), Jools Gizzi (guitar), Paul McManus (drums), Andy Carr (bass) and Tommy Gentry (guitar) never fail to deliver, and are guaranteed to put on one hell of a show for the Stonedead faithful!

World-renowned New York AOR melodic hard rockers Tyketto, fronted by Danny Vaughan offer a plethora of trademark melodies filled with riffs that fans know and love. In 2019, the band celebrated with a 25th Anniversary Tour.

Southern 70’s blues influenced hard rock doesn’t get much better than the Kris Barras Band fronted by guitarist and vocalist Kris Barras; providing an explosion of gritty, hard rock blues, with killer riffs.

Birmingham’s very own Blaze Bayley returns to Newark having previously performed in 2018 with Wolfsbane; this time bringing a UK summer exclusive of his Iron Maiden years.

Tygers of Pan Tang hail originally from Whitley Bay and fully capture the raw spirit of classic NWOBHM. Tygers of Pan Tang bring their full swagger and galloping riffs for our pleasure and enjoyment.

Guitarist Myke Gray founder and song writer of Skin, Jagged Edge and Red White and Blues has joined with Kim Jennett. This collaboration brings a new vibe to Skin songs, as well as showcasing her own material; the songstress exudes a passion for rock’n’roll.

Since 2016, London based Dead Man’s 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 to kick off Stonedead Festival 2020. The production team feel that Dead Man’s Whiskey have definitely gravitated from ‘ones to watch’ to ‘right here and now’ and are a deserving winner of the 2020 Opening Poll Competition.

The legend that is Krusher Joule is acting as compere for the day. 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 level ground arena.

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. They have a dedicated covered wellbeing area with seating and sun cream! They allow alcohol to be brought into the arena - 4 cans of ready mixed spirits or beer / cider. Stonedead Festival is carrying on its solid tradition of bringing both well known and new rock bands to Newark Showground, Nottinghamshire.



For tickets to the festival visit:

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)

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