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24th March 2018

stone free

The third annual Stone Free Festival is happening on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th June 2018 at The O2, London and will be headlined by Scorpions and Yes Feat. ARW in the main arena.

Jared James Nichols has now joined the already impressive line-up is Jared James Nichols, who opened the festival two years ago. With his hair-raising and raucous blues playing, he’ll be tearing up the Indigo at The O2 alongside Richie Kotzen, Tyketto and Ginger Wildheart.

About his return to the festival, Jared tells us:

"It's an absolute honour to be asked back to Stone Free this summer, playing on the same bill as Richie Kotzen and Joanne Shaw Taylor, who I both admire so much, and of course our good friends The Bad Flowers and not to mention Yes (feat. ARW)!!! We are gonna bring the Blues power in triple overdrive!!"

Joining British stoner rock icons Orange Goblin and fast-rising British rockers Stone Broken in Indigo at The O2 on Saturday will be New York City rockers Warrior Soul, who with their mix of hard rock, punk and Metal will be setting the stage alight alongside Belgian blues-rockers Triggerfinger and German heavy-rock biker-duo The Picturebooks.

Now added to the Big Entrance Stage will be London hotshots KilliT. With their sublime guitars and powerhouse vocals, they will be welcoming festival goers with a bang alongside Daxx & Roxane, Dirty Thrills, Anchor Lane and Aaron Buchanan & The Cult Classics.

Headlining The Speakeasy Lounge on Saturday will be stand-up comedian Tiffany Stevenson, who has appeared on TV shows 'Mock The Week' and '8 Out Of 10 Cats'. Her show, 'Mad Man', was also a huge hit and one of the most reviewed shows at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2015.

Opening proceedings at the Indigo at The O2 will be Cardiff's Godsticks, with their hard-hitting progressive rock, while Sunday also sees two new additions to the Big Entrance stage with Fire Red Empress and their thunderous riff-fuelled hard rock and London's Vambo with their raw 70s-inspired rock'n'roll.

Also on the bill are the previously announced thrash titans Megadeth, sleazy Californian good-time rockers Buckcherry, former Poison and The Winery Dogs guitar hero Richie Kotzen, thunderous Black Country natives The Bad Flowers and the dynamic soulful Scots The Rising Souls.

As well as performances from world-class bands, The Speakeasy Lounge at All Bar One returns to Stone Free over the course of the weekend, with comedians, literary brainiacs, maniacs and much more, hosted by MC Garrett Millerick across both days. Featuring stand-up comic indulgence from Abigoliah Schamaun and Fin Taylor on Saturday and Glenn Wool, Chris Betts and Bec Hill on Sunday, it is guaranteed to make you shed tears of laughter.

All the festival extras will also be back this year including the acoustic beer garden, featuring performances from some of the best upcoming acoustic and rock talent in the country, all curated by Richer Unsigned, the Vinyl Fair, a fabulous Saturday Night After Show Party and Rock Royalty VIP packages.

Stone Free 2018 tickets are available right here.


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