On Sunday 21 August, in his weekly show on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, David Randall previewed the Winterstorm event playing tracks by some of the artists appearing including Tygers of Pan Tang and FM. (20:09)
Troon’s only real rock claim is that Elvis Presley set foot in Britain once at the nearby Prestwick Airport. The Ayrshire town is perhaps best known as the home of this year’s Open Golf Championship rather than being a hotbed of rock.
However one man is trying to change all that. Ian McCaig has promoted a few summer shows in recent years in Troon but has now set his sights on an altogether more ambitious plan – Winterstorm – a two day indoor festival in the town with an impressive initial line up announced including FM, Ricky Warwick, Toseland and Last In Line, the “superband” featuring Vivian Campbell and Vinny Appice.Read more...
The town centre location means there will be no camping, no bad thing in November in Scotland, but there are accommodation packages available in several local hotels.
Tickets went on sale on 1st of August starting at £49 for the weekend. As well as the main stage at Troon Concert Hall three pubs in Troon will be offering live music during the weekend, after show parties with guest rock DJs, and a host of other surprises.
Friday 25th November
FM/ Toseland / Praying Mantis/ Tygers of Pan Tang / The King Lot (Plus more to be announced)
Saturday 26th November
Ricky Warwick Fighting Hearts/ Last In Line/ Inglorious/ Amorettes/ Vega/ Mason Hill/ Bloodlines/ Hyena Kill
(Plus more to be announced)
More information (Official website)
Gig reviews (archive)
On Sunday 28 July 2019, David Randall celebrated his 600th show. “Assume The Position” started in June 2007 on UK City Radio before transferring a year later to Get Ready to ROCK! Radio. The show includes tracks played on the first show plus Upton Blues Festival highlights, new music and the regular features “Live Legends” and “Anniversary Rock” which this week celebrates the Island Records label 60th anniversary.
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Power Plays w/c 19 August (Mon-Fri)
BEFORE FIRE Dead Eyes (indie)
SCOTT & MARIA Never Give Up (indie)
CORELEONI Queen Of Hearts (AFM Records)
BERLIN Transcendance (Cleopatra Records)
PHIL CAMPBELL These Old Boots (Nuclear Blast)
PHIL LANZON Blue Mountain (Phil Lanzon Ditties/Cargo Records UK)
Featured Albums w/c 19 August (Mon-Fri)
09:00-12:00 SOLEIL MOON Warrior (Frontiers)
12:00-13:00 ROXY BLUE Roxy Blue (Frontiers)
14:00-16:00 DREW HOLCOMB & THE NEIGHBORS Dragons (Magnolia Music/Thirty Tigers)
Albums That Time Forgot (Mon-Fri)
JAMES STEVENSON Everything’s Getting Closer To Being Over (2013)
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