Steven Harrison

Steven Harrison

Wednesday, 25 November 2015 20:02

Slam Dunk 2016 - First Band Announcement!

Wow, wow, wow! That is all! Well maybe not!

That is one hell of an opening announcement for the 10th Anniversay of Slam Dunk Festival! It's going to be an exceptional weekend at whichever venue you choose to go to! Perhaps even all three.

Panic At The Disco, Four YearStrong, Of Mice & Men, New Found Glory, Every Time I Die, Issues, Memphis May Fire, Real Friends....and still a shed load more bands to announce. Leeds City Centre, Hatfield and Now Birmingham NEC are set for a rocking weekend!

Check out more details on SlamDunk 2016.

 

Saturday, 07 November 2015 13:51

Winter Rocks Festival 2015

Saturday 5th December 2015- Corporation Sheffield. UK

 
After the huge success of Winter Rocks festival 2014, the rock all day event returns on Saturday the 5th December with an even bigger line up of international and rising artists.
 
Keeping to its Sheffield roots, the event will take place at The Corporation: an award winning music nightclub that has been established for over 20 years in the heart of the city.
 
Headlining the main stage will be British rock & blues band THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT. After receiving critical acclaim that as seen them tour worldwide including supporting The Rolling Stones, incredible album sales of their 2013 debut and just poised to release their new album ‘White Bear’ on 15th January 2016, this is guaranteed to be a show to remember from one of the UK’s hottest bands.

" We are looking forward to tearing it upalong with the fantastic line up at Winter Rocks Festival at The Corporation on 5th Decemeber. Let's carve the date in Sheffields immense rock heritage.....it's gonna be an awesome way to round out a brilliant year." - The Temperance Movement

 American hard rockers FOZZY (featuring WWE’s wrestling superstar Chirs Jericho on vocals) will be main support.  Now with 7 studio albums under their belts and an ever growing fan base they will be one of the ones to watch on the day: Here’s what Chris Jericho had to say about the event:

"Let me ask you this Fozzy fanatics...what's the best way for us to end off yet another crackin Fozzy UK tour and kick off the holiday season? How about starting a war with hundreds of our closest friends (onstage and off) in Sheffield at Winter Rocks?? Sounds GREAT to me!! Father Christmas has already text me for comp tix and I told him to fuck off and get in line with everybody else...YU guys get the presents this year at WINTER ROCKS!! See you there for a Merry ChristJerichomass!"

 Winter Rocks Festival 2015 takes place at Corporation Sheffield on Saturday 5th December. Doors at 12pm nd tickets are priced £25 available from www.corporation.org.uk

Wednesday, 28 October 2015 17:15

More bands announced for Bloodstock 2016

After recently revealing TWISTED SISTER’s final UK show and the mighty MASTODON as two of their three main stage headliners for 2016, BLOODSTOCK is excited to announce three more main stage bands for next year’s event.

Power metal fans rejoice! Be sure to practice your air guitar skills in advance, because the shredtastic DRAGONFORCE have confirmed that BLOODSTOCK will their only UK show in 2016! Guitarist Herman Li informs us; "It’s been over 10 years since DragonForce played Bloodstock, and both of us have come a long way in that time. Back then, we were a new band with only our debut album out, and Bloodstock was a smaller indoor festival, but still a magnet for true, die-hard rock & metal fans, just as it is today. We had some of our best times that year at Bloodstock and felt great excitement at being invited to play. That excitement is just as real today having been invited back again, only this time it's even better because I won't need to pack the gear and drive up there in my car with Sam Totman as my map reader!!"

British doom pioneers, PARADISE LOST also join the bill for their only UK show of 2016. Guitarist Greg Mackintosh comments “It is great to be confirmed to play Bloodstock 2016! We haven't played there since 2012 and we had a blast. It will also be our first UK festival appearance since the release of our new album, ‘The Plague Within’. We look forward to seeing you all there and adding the doom and gloom to Bloodstock 2016.”

Greek extreme metallers, ROTTING CHRIST will also blaze into Catton Park for their only UK show of 2016. Frontman Sakis comments; “We’re very proud to be coming back to the biggest metal festival in the United Kingdom! Bloodstock, let's create hell on earth next year! Until then...keep the spirit alive!”

Early bird weekend tickets with camping are available now, priced £120 (+ booking fee) from http://bloodstock.seetickets.com/event/bloodstock-2016/catton-park/902838. BLOODSTOCK is family-friendly and welcomes rockers of all ages! A weekend ticket with camping for kids aged 4 - 11 is just £35 (+booking fee) and if your little mosher is under 4, they can join you for free (Note: all children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian over the age of 18)! Campervan pitches are already on sale and these move very quickly, so pick yours up ASAP to avoid disappointment.

So there you have it. The headliners announced for Download 2016 and there'll be discussions galore right upto the day of who should, who shouldn't and why not headline this illustrious festival. Needless to say the deed has been done!

Rammstein will be joined by Saturday night headliners Black Sabbath and Iron Maiden will close out the Sunday night with there only UK performance in 2016 of Download 2016.
For tickets and more details click here!

Monday, 26 October 2015 23:14

Bloodstock 2016 Line-up is hotting up!


Hot on the heels of their MASTODON announcement last weekend, BLOODSTOCK are thrilled to confirm that their Friday night headliner will be TWISTED SISTER.

Not only that, this will be the only UK show on the band's ‘Farewell 1976 – 2016’ tour, so your last chance to catch the band live in the UK, as they are set to call it a day after the untimely passing of their drummer AJ Pero earlier this year.

Guitarist Jay Jay French comments: “Our journey in the UK that began in Wrexham in 1982, ends with Bloodstock 2016! Without the recognition that we received from our UK fans, the world would never have known nor would we ever have reached our 40 year milestone!”

BLOODSTOCK’s early bird weekend tickets with camping are on sale now, priced £120 (plus booking fee) from www.bloodstock.uk.com. BLOODSTOCK welcomes rockers of all ages! A weekend ticket with camping for kids (age 4-11) is just £35 (+booking fee), and if your little mosher is under 4, they can join you for free (Note: all children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian over 18). Campervan pitches are also already on sale and these move very quickly, so pick yours up ASAP to avoid disappointment.

Competition Time! What a chance! Win! Win! Win!

Here's an easy competiton for you to enter! Go on do it! You know you want to!

In conjunction with Warped Tour UK, The Unchained Rock Show & ARfm bring you this little beauty of a competition

For the chance to win a pair of tickets to Warped Tour UK on 18th October at Alexandra Palace and a bucket load of merch all you got to do is:

Send an email with your name and address to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the title Warped Tour UK Competiton.

Entries close at 8pm on 14th October and will be notified after the draw at 9pm the same evening  

 

Monday, 14 September 2015 22:14

ARFM/JSY Rock January 2016 -News

OK people, so the summer festival season is over and our thoughts have already turned to what gig next? Christmas? Where shall we go on Holiday next year? But before you get down to all that, prioritise and get along to the ARfm/JSY Rock January at The Spot, Derby on 30th January 2016.

Featuring Hand Of Dimes, Fahran, Newman, Blood Red Saints, Lifeline and No Hot Ashes

Tickets are available from Skiddle  at BPM Records, Sadler Gate, Derbyand also via Paypal at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Priced at £17.50

This event aims to raise awareness and money for young people living with cancer. Just Say Yes is a non profit community fund raising money for young people living with cancer. We also help raise awareness & fund research into childhood cancers.

"This is a fund in memory of Mark Bulman.
Mark was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma (a rare and aggressive bone cancer) in October 2007, he had 11 months of intensive chemotherapy and major surgery.

Mark went into remission in September 2008, the next day he went back to 6th form to continue with his A levels and in September 2009 he went to university in Newcastle to study Zoology.

5 weeks into University life, devastatingly Mark relapsed and was told the cancer had returned to his lungs and other areas of his body and was now terminal..It was then Mark took on the motto 'Just Say Yes' and never without a smile he lived his life to the full and enjoyed every moment he could with his friends and family.

In October 2010 Mark lost his battle with the disease at the age of 21.

All money raised will go to Young Adults in Newcastle's RVI & Freeman hospitals where treatment is no longer curative, as a cash gift to spend as they wish, helping to bring a little happiness and create memories for family & friends ♥"

Please support this great cause and enjoy the evenings entertainment. We look forward to seeing you there!

 

You've just had time to unpack your kit, hang your tent out to dry, throw the clothes in the washing machine, dive in the shower and getting yourself ready to sleep for a week and what do you know. Leeds and Reading Festival 2016 Tickets are on sale now. Yep thats right, so get your dosh out!

'Reading and Leeds 2015 saw 150,000 festival fans revel in an unforgettable weekend of music, including headline acts Mumford & Sons, Metallica, and The Libertines, plus hundreds of performances from artists, bands, comedians and DJs.

Weekend and instalment tickets for Reading & Leeds Festivals 2016 are on sale now for a limited time at this years price of £205.00. 

Tickets are available from www.seetickets.com and www.ticketmaster.co.uk'. The dual site event will take place on 26th,27th, 28th August 2016.

Festival Republic's Melvin Benn reflects on the weekend: “This year has been an incredible highlight for Reading and Leeds. Metallica brought us the largest production in the history of the festivals, whilst Mumford & Sons and The Libertines proved themselves worthy of their headline name. I would like to thank our sponsors and media partners for their ongoing support. I know it will be difficult to beat, but I can already promise 2016 is going to be worth the wait.”

Just under two months to the very first Rockingham Festival!

Who said rock is dead? Well they need to check out Rockingham Festival in October 2015.

And things are starting to really heat up. Tickets are flying out of the box office fast so if you're going, you better get em quick!

The festivals inaugural line-up consists of twenty-two bands, including a band that hasn’t played 1983, six that have never played in the UK, nine that have never played at Nottingham Rock City and three that haven't been to the UK in over a decade.

Headliners for the three days are Tom Keiffer of Cinderella, Gotthard and Dokken with a whole host of bands throughout the weekend that prove Melodic Hard Rock is still, well and truly alive.

For more details and tickets:

http://www.rockinghamlive.com/

https://www.alt-tickets.co.uk/rockingham/rock-city/2015-10-23-12-00

 

In case you hadn’t noticed, there’s a guitar invasion happening in the UK over the next few months.

Yes those guitarists extraordinaire from all over the world are will be demonstrating their digital dexterity for your apoplectic delight. From the technical brilliance of Tony Macalpine, Josh Middleton of Sylosis, Alexi Laiho of Children of Bodom and more, to the blues soaked soulfoul tones of Laurence Jones, Joe Bonamassa, Joanne Shaw Taylor and Chantelle Mcgregor.

If you fancy it down the line of classic rock and blistering speed then you’ve got Jared James Nicholls and Doug Aldrich who’s touring with Glen Hughes.

Keep on reading for more information!

  Celebrated British blues rock guitarist and singer-songwriter, Joanne Shaw Taylor,returns to the UK in autumn 2015 for an exclusive Planet Rock Live PresentsNationwide UK Tour.

The 23-date UK tour starts at Exeter Phoenix on Tuesday 22 September, and marks the very first time that Planet Rock presents a full UK tour by an established UK artist

Due to popular demand, British blues rock guitarist and singer-songwriter, Joanne Shaw Taylor has added a second date at London Jazz Café on Tuesday 27 October to her autumn 2015 UK tour.

Also coming over for shows in the UK is the pheomenaly talented Tony MacAlpine. Tony has recently released his latest album 'Concrete Gardens' which features guests including Jeff Loomis. Be Sure to check out the album Tony and the band when they ome over to the UK. Tony is pleased to announce he will be touring Europe in October and November! More dates will be added soon. Check here for more details. 

Joining Tony is Aquiles Priester on drums, and Bjorn Englen on bass.

Oct 15 Manchester, GB – Band on the Wall

Oct 16 London, GB – Underworld

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     JOE SATRIANI 'The Shockwave Tour' 2015

        Legendary artist and performer and the hardest working guitarist in the business, Joe Satriani, is proud to announce "The Shockwave UK Tour" which will take in nine dates from 1st November 2015. Award-winning guitarist and singer-songwriter Dan Patlansky will be special guest on all UK concerts.

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