This preview of the SOS Festival was broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio on Sunday 12 July as part of ‘Assume The Position’ presented by David Randall (21:20)
The 8th SOS Festival takes place 17-19 July at Radcliffe Civic near Manchester.
Coordinated by Rocksector Records boss Mark Appleton the three day event features upcoming bands as well as the more established.
Headlining on Friday 17 July melodic metallers Triaxis whilst on Saturday 18 July Blaze Bayley celebrates the 15th anniversary of the release of ‘Silicon Messiah’ with a special set. Headliners on Sunday 19 July are Furyon. The main stage line-up also includes Skarlett Riot (pictured).
An acoustic stage features Heartbreak Remedy, Captain Horizon and Steel Threads amongst others.
The event is indoor and with plenty of free parking and reasonably priced hotels complementing the weekend pass price of £15 (Friday £5, Saturday £10, Sunday £10).
Gig review (SOS Festival, 2014)
David Randall presents a weekly show on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, Sundays at 22:00 BST (GMT+1, repeated on Mondays and Fridays), when he invites listeners to ‘Assume The Position’. This show was first broadcast on 30 August 2020.
UK Blues Broadcaster of the Year (2020) Pete Feenstra presents his weekly Rock & Blues Show on Tuesday at 19:00 ( BST, GMT+1) as part of a five hour blues rock marathon “Tuesday is Bluesday at GRTR!”. The show is repeated on Wednesdays at 22:00, Fridays at 20:00). This show was first broadcast 8 September 2020.
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