News: SOS Festival features THE QUIREBOYS, A JOKERS RAGE, MASSIVE (Manchester, 12-14 July 2019)

In this festival preview, tracks from The Quireboys, Luke Appleton and Massive.  First broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, 14 April 2019 (14:57)

The Quireboys - HRH AOR – Pwllheli, Wales, Saturday 10 March 2018

The 12th annual SOS event will take place at Longfield Suite, Prestwich, nr. Manchester 12-14 July.

Headliners include The Quireboys (pictured), A Joker’s Rage and Massive.

A separate acoustic stage will include performances from Luke Appleton (Iced Earth/Absolva) and brother Chris (Absolva, Blaze Bayley).

The event is complemented by a “metal market” with clothes, jewellery and wares, and a wide range of ales, wines and hot food. Free parking, and free for kids under 12.

Gig review (Quireboys, September 2018)

FRIDAY
DEAN HOCKING STAGE:
HEADLINER : The Quireboys
The King Lot
Witch Tripper
The Howling Tides
Snakewater

WIZZ ACOUSTIC STAGE:
Fallen Mafia
Sons of Liberty UK

SATURDAY
DEAN HOCKING STAGE:
HEADLINER: A Jokers Rage
Collibus
Florence Black
Fantasist – special reunion show
Metaprism
Gio
Tomorrow Is Lost
Samarkind
Toledo Steel
Beth Blade and the Beautiful Disasters
Hell’s Gazelles

WIZZ ACOUSTIC STAGE:
Headliner: Luke Appleton
Spires
Empyre
Cadence Noir

SUNDAY
DEAN HOCKING STAGE:
Headliner: Massive
Skam
Black Whiskey
Tequila Mockingbyrd
Kane’d
Ward XVl
Scarlet Rebels
Gang
Atlas

WIZZ ACOUSTIC STAGE:
HEADLINER: Chris Appleton
Promethium
Hatfield Rising
Stonewire

Prices are the same as in 2018….
Weekend £20
Friday £10
Saturday £10
Sunday £10

Festival website

SOS Festival 2019



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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