STONEDEAF MONSTERS PRODUCTIONS LTD presents
STONEDEAF FESTIVAL, NEWARK SHOWGROUNDS, NOTTS
SATURDAY AUGUST 25, 2018
PROMOTED BY HARD ROCK FANS, FOR HARD ROCK FANS
The hard rock community has today been given a huge boost with news of a new festival with a difference: it’s organised and promoted entirely by fans.
Seeking to recapture the spirit of the original Monsters Of Rock festival, Stonedeaf will feature some of the finest names in hard rock at a new and potentially game-changing festival organised by 14 fans who met on the Monsters Of Rock Veterans Facebook group.
In a link back to that very first Monsters Of Rock, Stonedeaf will star The Graham Bonnet Band. Bonnet was frontman for Rainbow when they headlined the inaugural Monsters in 1980.
Chrome Molly have sounded better than ever since reforming in 2009, as their recent album Hoodoo Voodoo attests. They toured with Alice Cooper and even gained unlikely Radio 1 airplay in their first 1980s incarnation, before the lure of hard rock proved too hard to resist after an 18-year break.
Stonedeaf’s stellar headliner, to be announced shortly, is a name guaranteed to excite classic rock fans. But Stonedeaf isn’t a backwards-looking festival. It will also champion new acts who have the same uncompromising, thrilling ethos of true hard rock.
Lancaster five-piece Massive Wagons have consistently blown audiences away with their Saxon and Thunder-influenced wall of noise. They’ll also be familiar to wrestling fans, as New Zealand brawler The Kiwi Buzzsaw uses their song Nails as his entrance music.
Stonedeaf will be opened by the winner of a battle of the bands contest, details of which will be announced shortly.
The festival will be at the 10,000-capacity Newark Showgrounds in Notts and is priced at an affordable £50 (£60 with camping).
Explaining the reasons why Stonedeaf needs to happen, the organisers say: “We’re a group of veteran rockers who spent every year waiting for that one magical day in the calendar: Monsters Of Rock.
“We shared our stories and that evolved into a feeling of loss, that Monsters Of Rock no longer existed. What happened to buying a festival ticket that didn’t involve having to take out a second mortgage? Having one stage, half-a-dozen good bands, crashing out back at your tent and talking to your mates about the day? Then packing up and going back to the real world on Sunday?
“Our aim is to take a mix of established and up-and-coming British bands with that classic rock sound. If you miss this as much as we do, you’ll love Stonedeaf.”
Tickets and all other information is at www.stonedeaffestival.co.uk
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