News: SOS Festival, Radcliffe, near Manchester, 17-19 July 2015 (Metal and Rock)

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)

Skarlett Riot

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).

More information
Gig review
(SOS Festival, 2014)


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In this show, first broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio on 2 February 2020, David Randall plays a selection of tracks from some of the artists who impressed at this year’s Giants Of Rock event in Minehead (24-27 January).

Featured Albums w/c 3 February (Mon-Fri)

09:00-12:00 ROBERT HART Pure (Escape Music)
12:00-13:00 DIRTY SHIRLEY (Frontiers)
14:00-16:00 STEVE HARLEY Uncovered (indie)

Power Plays w/c 3 February (Mon-Fri)

CRIMSON STAR Living A Lie (indie)
FALSE HEARTS Remedy (indie)
AMONGST LIARS Over And Over (indie)
FLASHFIRES Circus Boy (indie)
MATT SPRINGFIELD Things I’ve Said (indie)



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