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1st August 2017

black star riders

Black Star Riders have been revealed as the final headliner for Hard Rock Hell XI as they join Dee Snider and Airbourne as co-headliners for what promises to be the biggest and best Hard Rock Hell festival to date.

Fresh from Saturday's Ramblin' Man Fair main stage set, BSR head to Wales on for a festival closing set on Saturday 11th November. Along with that, the organisers are also pleased to announce the addition of Waywards Sons (featuring former Little Angels frontman Toby Jepson) and The Graveltones – last seen laying waste to HRH Blues in Sheffield – to an already eclectic bill.

A total of fourty-three bands will play at Hard Rock Hell XI and a whole host of other bands have also been announced this week including Hard Rock Hell favourites Toseland, Swiss rockers Sideburn, Southern-tinged blues rockers Buffalo Summer, psych rockers Goldray and the descendants of Taint – Hark.

Also joining them will be Dead City Ruins, Bad Touch, Western Sand, The Blanko, The Brink, King Creature, Black Whiskey, Wicked Stone, Those Damn Crows, King Breaker, Kikamora, Blind River, Chasing Dragons, Bad Dog, Killit, and Beth Blade and the Beautiful Disasters.

These bands all join the previously announced stellar line-up which includes Reef, Lynch Mob, Y&T, Tyketto, Gun, Von Hertzen Brothers, Black Aces, Idlewar, Burnt Out Wreck, The New Roses, Syron Vanes, Killcode, Florence Black, Syteria, The Jokers, Fire Red Empress, The Kut and Louder Still. Previously-announced artists Femme Fatale have some of their guitarists playing out on another project, so they have moved out to HRH XII.

Based at the The Hafan y Môr Holiday Park outside the Welsh town of Pwllheli, Hard Rock Hell offers a range of bands split over the three days. The festival really has a 'something for everyone' feel about it and the fact it sells out every year has a lot to say about the venue, the entertainment and the organisation.

HRH XI will take place between Thursday 9th and Sunday 12th November 2017, amidst the beautiful landscape of North Wales. Once again the HRH community will come together for the ultimate mash-up of loud, live music and malarkey that makes up an HRH event, along with the quality accommodation you'd expect from Europe's leading residential festivals.

HRH XI has been sold out since last November, however, to be added to the waiting list for cancellations (or miracles!), ring Sam at HRH HQ on 0207 193 1307.

Hard Rock Hell Confirmed Line Up (in alphabetical order):
Bad Dog
Bad Touch
Black Aces
Black Star Riders
Black Whiskey
Beth Blade And The Beautiful Disasters
The Blanko
Blind River
Buffalo Summer
Burnt Out Wreck
Chasing Dragons
Dead City Ruins
Fire Red Empress
Florence Black
The Graveltones
The Jokers
King Breaker
King Creature
The Kut
Louder Still
Lynch Mob
The New Roses
Dee Snider
Those Damn Crows
Syron Vanes
Von Hertzen Brothers
Waywards Sons
Western Sand
Wicked Stone

judas priest


monsters of rock

Monsters Of Rock In Full Flight is strictly limited to 300 worldwide and is available from 30th November but those ordering before 31st October will have their name published within a dedicated page in the book.

It's a deluxe 128 page hardback book in a metal flight case with a narrative by Jerry Bloom.

When promoter Paul Loasby put on the first Monsters Of Rock Festival in 1980 he could probably never have imagined it would become an annual event that would endure for so many years.

Featuring bands from the UK, Germany, Canada and USA, Loasby chose to stage the event at the Donington race circuit in the middle of England and it would prove to be a defining moment for many of the bands on the bill.

Not least for headliners Rainbow as it was the their last ever show to feature drum legend Cozy Powell. As it would happen it turned out to be the last for vocalist Graham Bonnet as well. For many of the other bands on the bill such as Scorpions, Judas Priest and Saxon, they were all on the ascendancy and would soon go on to even greater success.

Now in celebration of this first ever Monsters Of Rock Festival comes this hardback book full of glorious photos of the bands that took to the stage for that inaugural event including back stage shots. Most of these shots have not been published before which add to the uniqueness of this deluxe 128-page book which is packaged in its own flight case.

Also included are stories surrounding the event with tales and recollections from those who were there, including artists and fans alike. Each book will be signed by the author. The 300 will sell fast and definitely go on to become collector's items so order yours now right here to avoid disappointment.


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