Category Archives: Festivals & Large Events

Latest line-up changes and announcements about festivals.

Gig review: THE PRETTY THINGS & THE IMPERIAL CROWNS – Relache Festival, Bordeaux, SW France, 7 July 2017

Jimmie Wood – Relache Festival, Bordeaux, SW France, 7 July 2017

There’s a lot to be said for the art of performance. And tonight The Imperial Crowns front man Jimmie Wood works hard to preach the blues to a sun drenched crowd initially cowering on the edges of the festival square, … Continue reading

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News: Ramblin’ Man Fair announce more acts and headliners

Extreme - Manchester Academy, 5 July 2014

Following the second successful year in 2016, the two-day Ramblin’ Man Fair returns 29-30 July. In addition to the main stage there is the Prog In The Park Stage, Outlaw Country Stage Blues and Grooverider Stage. Headliners already announced include … Continue reading

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News: First big UK rock festivals of 2017 – GREAT BRITISH ROCK & BLUES and GIANTS OF ROCK (January 2017)

STEVE HARLEY - Giants Of Rock, Minehead, Somerset, 29-31 January 2016

In his weekly show on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio on Sunday 8 January, David Randall previewed the Butlins Big Weekends: The Great British Rock & Blues Festival and Giants Of Rock Two major rock events get 2017 underway in … Continue reading

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News: WINTERSTORM – Troon rocks in November with FM, Ricky Warwick, Last In Line and more

Winterstorm - Troon, Scotland, November 2016

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 … Continue reading

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News: The Great British R&B Festival, Colne, Lancashire 26-29 August 2016 – win tickets!

Willie And The Bandits - GREAT BRITISH ROCK & BLUES FESTIVAL - Skegness 22-24 January 2016

In his weekly show on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio on Sunday 24 July, David Randall previewed some of the acts appearing at this year’s Great British R&B Festival. (10:39) The 27th Great British R&B Festival takes place Bank Holiday … Continue reading

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News: Early festivals set scene for summer – BEARDED THEORY and ACOUSTIC FESTIVAL of Britain

Bearded Theory Festival - Catton Hall, Derbyshire, 22-25 May 2014

Multi award-winning family-friendly festival, Bearded Theory have announced that the festival has completely sold out of tickets in every category. Tickets are no longer available through any physical or online outlet, and organisers are urging anyone without a ticket not … Continue reading

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News: 7 Bands to Watch – Download 2016

Atreyu

Here GRTR!’s Dillon Grant casts his expert eyes and ears over seven of the ‘must see’ bands at this year’s Download Festival. You can read the full article here including some who just missed the cut. Download 2015 reviews 7. … Continue reading

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News: WINTER ROCKS FESTIVAL – Corporation, Sheffield, 5 December 2015

The Temperance Movement

After the huge success of Winter Rocks Festival 2014, the rock all day event returns on Saturday 5 December with an even bigger line up of international and rising artists. Keeping to its Sheffield roots, the event will take place … Continue reading

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News: THE FACES, UDO, SUPERTRAMP– Thursday 6th August 2015

The Faces have announced a one-off reunion after 40 years. They appear on September 5th with a special gig as part of the 3rd Rock ’N’ Horsepower charity event for Prostate Cancer UK. Original surviving members Rod Stewart, Kenney Jones … Continue reading

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News: JOEL HOEKSTRA, FOZZY, THE LEMONHEADS – Saturday 1st August 2015

Guitarist Joel Hoekstra (Whitesnake/ex-Night Ranger) releases his new solo album, ‘Dying To Live’, on October 16th on Frontiers. Guests include Jeff Scott Soto, Russell Allen, Tony Franklin, Vinny Appice, Derek Sherinian amongst others. Nalle Påhlsson’s ROYAL MESS release their debut … Continue reading

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

Skarlett Riot

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 … Continue reading

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News: GREAT BRITISH RHYTHM & BLUES FESTIVAL looks for future stars in unsigned competition

  Coco Montoya (Photo: Mark Hughes/MHP) The Great British Rhythm and Blues Festival celebrates its 26th year over the Bank Holiday Weekend of 28-31 August with an impressive line-up of new and established artists. Once again the Festival will be … Continue reading

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News: KINGDOM COME, HRH AOR, QUEEN – Friday 22nd May 2015

Nightranger - HRH AOR - Pwllheli, Wales, 14 March 2015 (Day 2)

Kingdom Come’s planned reunion of the original line-up failed to materialize, however original members Lenny Wolf (vocals), Danny Stag (guitar) and Johnny B. Frank (bass) are back. They are joined by drummer Hendrik Thiesbrummel. First live dates have been announced … Continue reading

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News: CHRIS SQUIRE, WARREN HAYNES, SEPULTURA – Tuesday 19th May 2015

Royal Hunt have launched a Pledge music campaign for their next album. They also have a new drummer Andreas “Habo” Johansson. Bullet For My Valentine release their new album ‘Venom’ on August 14th. Warren Haynes (Govt. Mule) releases his new … Continue reading

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News: JEAN MICHEL JARRE, KOBRA & THE LOTUS, ERIC CLAPTON – Sunday 18th May 2015

Thea Gilmore - Telford

Eric Clapton charts at no.8 in the UK album charts this week. Leonard Cohen debuts at no.18, Thea Gilmore at no.39 and Magnum’s live album charts at no.91. Jean Michel Jarre and Edgar Froese (Tangerine Dream) have been working on … Continue reading

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News: PARADISE LOST, BULLETBOYS, GLENN HUGHES – Wednesday 13th May 2015

Glenn Hughes, photo by Mark Hughes

JOE SATRIANI releases his 15th solo studio album, ‘Shockwave Supernova’, on Friday 24th July. Joe also tours the UK in November with support from South African guitarist Dan Patlansky.  (Ticket hotline: 0844 888 9991, Book online: ticketline.co.uk) Manchester o2 Apollo  … Continue reading

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News: TRACER, DEGREED, NIGHTWISH – Monday 11th May 2015

Tracer - Sheffield, The Plug, 8 June 2013

Degreed release their new album, ‘Dead But Not Forgotten’ on June 19th. The reissed Jethro Tull album ‘Minstrel In The Gallery’ has entered the UK album charts at no.59. David A Saylor (Push UK) will release his new album ‘Built … Continue reading

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News: ASIA, EXTREME, BOREALIS – Friday 8th May 2015

Asia release ‘Axis XXX Live in San Francisco MMXII’ as a 2CD/DVD and blu-ray formats on July 3rd on Frontiers. The Darkness have a new drummer, Rufus Taylor, son of Queen drummer Roger. Spotify are rumoured to be planning to … Continue reading

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News: THE WILDHEARTS, STATUS QUO, DAN REED NETWORK – Tuesday 5th May 2015

Good news in that Joni Mitchell could soon be released from hospital, although B.B. King is currently seriously ill. Genesis keyboards player Tony Banks releases a 4CD set of his solo work entitled, ‘A Chord Too Far’ on July 6th … Continue reading

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News: ANVIL, TIM BOWNESS, REO SPEEDWAGON – Thursday 30 April 2015

Burning Point release their self-titled new album on June 12th on their new record label AFM Records. Supremacy is a new band featuing singer Claus Lessmann (ex-BONFIRE), Michael Voss (CASANOVA/MAD MAX),Robby Boebel (ex-FRONTLINE/EVIDENCE ONE), Axel Kruse (ex-JADED HEART) and former … Continue reading

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