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Black Label Society headline Thursday @ Hard Rock Hell 9
Thursday, 30 April 2015




Following huge fan demand, Black Label Society will be gracing the HRH stage for a long overdue performance in North Wales this November, alongside other HRH favorites Saxon and UFO.


To see BLS click here


Continuing the onslaught will be another two hot tickets from the U.S. namely Scorpion Child & Crobot who will both be making their HRH debut.


Scorpion Child




Lastly we have another four to add who add to the huge spectrum of rock and metal on offer at HRH. First up are Swedish Rockers, The Scams and then the homegrown stuff, namely Stone Kings, Stags and Dendera


The Scams



Stone Kings




Hard Rock Hell 9 takes places @ Camp HRH, Pwllheli on 12 -15 November 2015 and tickets can be bought @ or ring 0203 287 6684


Full line up so far stands as


Black Label Society



Rock Goddess


Scorpion Child


Black Spiders


Trucker Diablo

Screaming Eagles

Pig Iron

Skanska Mord

Sky Valley Mistress

King Creature

Riot Horse

The Scams

Stone Kings





With more to follow shortly

UFO et others added to HRH 9
Monday, 23 February 2015

By popular HRH fan demand,UFO have confirmed to join Saxon @ HRH 9 for a main stage rock off. The last time the two bands met was at HRH 4, but with another 5 years worth of material plus all the legendary classics, this will be a double header not to be missed.


To catch at glimpse of UFO back @ HRH 4 click below


Hard Rock Hell 9 - House of Horrors Trailer 2015


Joining an already exciting line up, will be world super bike champion & legend James Toseland's band aptly named Toseland. With some exciting performances already under his belt, this high energy Rock Outfit will find themselves right at home with the HRH fan base.

To get a feel for the band click here



Next up are Danish Hard Rock heroes SuperCharger, if you ain't seen them yet, then we're sure you'll love this well kept secret from up North

Click below to have a listen



The Screaming Eagles are no strangers to HRH but after their recent scoop of being placed on the soundtrack for the latest season of American Drama hit, " Justified" and a new album out this spring, it seems only right that they bring it all with them and join us @ HRH9

To catch a glimpse click here

Screaming Eagles


After a small hiatus its with great pleasure we can announce that Trucker Diablo are back, cracking band and with a new album just about to be released then why not,

Click below to get a feel

Trucker Diablo


Last two up are our latest HRH discoveries which we think will only add to the 50 plus bands that will grace the stages of HRH 9 this November, both UK organic rock with their own signature sounds, have a listen to Sky Valley Mistress and King Creature


Sky Valley Mistress


King Creature



Hard Rock Hell 9 takes place this November, 12-15 th at our usual camp in North Wales


Last few remaining day passes now on sale


0203 287 6684


Saxon head the onslaught for this year’s Hard Rock Hell 9.
Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Hard Rock Hell, aptly titled ‘House of Horrors’, which is now in its 9th cycle are pleased to welcome Heavy Metal Titans, Saxon back into their realm of mayhem by popular demand from the HRH Fans. It will be 5 years since their last visit and this year’s set will be a 2 hour jaw dropper. With a mammoth back catalogue that stretches back to 1976, even with 2 hours it will be difficult to fit enough in.


Joining Saxon will be 80’s all-female NWOBHM Vets, Rock Goddess, who have recently enjoyed a positive resurgence and are looking forward to grace the stage in front of the HRH Loyal. Another band which have been ordered in by popular HRH fan demand, are the unstoppable Black Spiders, who just seem to be hitting every part of the globe with their Hard Rock sound.


To see Rock Goddess click here


To see Black Spiders click here


HRH are renowned for plucking some gems out of far flung territories and the first one to be announced this year with a huge injection of Psychedelia are Swedish Heroes Skanska Mord.


to hear Skanska Mord click here


Keeping things Swedish, we are also pleased to welcome Swedish rockers Riot Horse to the proceedings. Check out their track Medicine Man below.


Completing the first announcement are Outlaw Biker Rockers, Pig Iron who have just signed to sister label, Off Yer Rocka Recordings.


to see Pig iron click Here


HRH 9 will be held at its base Camp HRH, Pwhelli, Gwynedd , North Wales 12th / 15th November 2015


Day Passes have now been released and can be booked @


Less than 41 rooms available
Thursday, 20 November 2014


HRH 9 on track for a Xmas Sell out
Wednesday, 05 November 2014

Hard Rock Hell 9 officially goes on sale today with 82% of its packages already sold out on pre sale. HRH 9 which takes place next November 2015, brings to life its latest production, "HRH House of Horrors" which promises to be a deep and dark experience laced with over 50 bands from around the globe performing throughout the weekend at this annual residential event.

HRH CEO Jonni Davis commented; HRH 8 sold out 11 months in advance and we had a lot of pre bookings lined up for next year who missed out on this years experience. That being said, the response to HRH 9 has been unprecedented with a big surge from European customers on top, which has resulted in us releasing the last rooms now rather than after this years event.

HRH continues to be the European leader in residential live experiences.

HRH 8 - The Slots
Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Clash, Bang, Boom…time for the slots Rockers…Anyway, here’s HRH 8…eyes down, spread sheets out, grab your best under pants and get ready for our annual Rock n Roll Riot

Only 22 sleeps til we open the gates of hell once more




Thursday HRH Helloween Party

18-00 - 18.45 Midnight Messiah

19.00 - 19.45 The Earls of Mars

20.00 - 20.45 Hellion Rising

21.00 - 21.15 HRH Opening Ceremony

21.15 - 22.00 Feral Sun

22.15 - 23.15 Massive Wagons

23.30 - 00.45 Lizzy Borden

01.00 - 02.30 Godsized



Stage One - HRH Part 1

14-00 -14-45 The Texas Flood

15.00 -15.50 Santa Cruz

16-05 -16-55 Electric Mary

17.10 -18.00 Buffalo Summer

18.15 -19.10 The Brew

19.25 - 20.25 Y&T

20.40 - 21-55 Krokus

22.10- 23.25 Queensryche

23.40 - 00.45 Bonafide


Stage Two - HRH Riffage

12.00 - 12.45 Piston

12.55 - 13.35 SKAM

13-50 - 14-45 Carousel Vertigo

15.00-15.45 Fire Red Empress

16.00-16.45 Persian Risk

17.00-17.45 The Amorettes

18.00-18.45 The Mercy House

19.00-19.40 Western Sand

19.55-20.30 Chemia

20.40-21.20 The Black Marbles

21.35-22.10 Horisont

22.30-23.20 Spiders

23.45-00.45 Vidunder

00.45 -01.30 Massive


HRH Blues

13.00 - 13.55 Vargas Blues Band

14.10 - 15.10 Aaron Keylock

15.20 - 16.20 Mitch Laddie


Stage One - HRH Part II

12-00 - 12-45 Old Man Lizard

13-05 - 13-45 Witchrider

14-00 - 14-45 Blues Pills

15-00 - 16-00 Truckfighters

16-20 -17-20 Vardis

17.40 - 19-00 Big Elf

19-15 - 20-15 Diamond Head

20-30 - 21-45 Michael Schenker's TOR

22-00 - 23-20 Blue Oyster Cult

23.40 - 00.50 Girlschool

01.05 - 02.00 Vintage Caravan



Stage Two -  NWOBHM, Doom,n Metal

12-05 - 12-45 More

12-55 - 13-35 Black State Highway

13.50 - 14-30 Heavy Metal Kids

14-45 - 15-30 Pist

15.45 - 16.30 Bend Sinister

16.45 - 17.30 Grifter

17.40 - 18.20 Theia

18-35 - 19-15 Thunder Mother

19.30 - 20.30 Blacxwolf

20-45 - 21-25 Bad Touch

21-45 - 22-30 Jolly

22-45 - 23-45 Broken Chords

Vargas Blues Band to release new album, “From The Dark " this fall and showcase at HRH Blues @ HRH 8
Monday, 06 October 2014



Following up from last years “ Heavy City Blues”, The Vargas Blues band are hot out of their local studios in Madrid, with what looks like their best album to date. Early reactions from music critics and fans towards the new release, creatively named "From The Dark", have been nothing short of incredible, which can only help spread the trademark Bluesy slide guitar style and song writing talents of this Hispanic Blues Rock legend.


Javier Vargas is no stranger to large audiences worldwide, sharing stages with everyone from Santana to The artist formerly known as Prince as well as having multiple studio collaborations with the likes of Chris Rea, Frank Marino, Pat Travers, Junior Wells, Glen Hughes, Jack Bruce & Devon Allman to name a  few.


Javier Vargas will now perform on Friday 14th on the HRH Blues stage @ HRH 8


To see Javier performing with Santana click here


Joining Javier will be Blues singer / song writer Aaron Keylock


Since headlining London’s Charlotte Street Blues Club at the tender age of only 12, Oxford’s 16 year old Aaron Keylock is now a veteran of over 300 live shows, playing either solo or with his great young rhythm section, sharing festival stages in Spain, Holland & France with Slash, Joe Bonamassa and Black Stone Cherry.

“We were here to see Nine Below Zero, but thought we might as well check out the support act. While we were chatting, a trio of teenagers (we're talking pre GCSE here) had mounted the stage and ripped into a hard 'n' heavy instrumental blues. All around us jaws dropped. Diminutive and fresh-faced, with straggly hair and wearing a check shirt and jeans, Aaron Keylock looks like a young Rory Gallagher - except that I doubt that Gallagher was as good as this at the age of 15. Boy, can that boy play blues guitar; fast and intricate, slow and heavy, the works”. (Word Magazine)

Whilst paying homage to influences such as Johnny Winter, Rory Gallagher, The Faces, Rolling Stones and Blackfoot the 16-year old guitar prodigy has written over 30 songs including the impressive “Medicine Man”.

"Sporting clothes and hair straight out of 1974, he looks like Rory Gallagher and sounds like him on the hard rocking blues of "Medicine Man", whilst slow numbers such as “One More Question” bring to mind Eric Clapton in his 1970’s prime". (Nightshift Magazine)

Keylock is the real deal despite his adolescence, he is influenced by US mid western blues in a way that is both genuinely and shockingly authentic. He is an aspiring new blues talent unaffected by the mainstream media and marketing clichés. If you are looking an antidote to transient music celebrity you just found it….come and see him at HRH Blues.


To see Aaron click here


Completing the triple header HRH Blues Brunch will Blues phenomena Mitch Laddie


Marked for greatness from an early age by Blues behemoth Walter Trout, Mitch Laddie has been honing his virtuoso guitar playing on the big stage since being signed to Provogue Records at 17.


He has released two albums to critical acclaim, and is known throughout the european scene as a volcanic guitar genius with musical subtleties and a maturity far beyond his years, cemented when follow-up album “Burning Bridges” was voted 'Best Blues Album of 2012' by Blues & Soul Magazine. Fans demanded a live album, and Mitch obliged. Recorded in 2013 at the Cluny in Newcastle at a sold out show, the band laid down defining versions of fan’s favourites including an atomic effort of signature tune ‘Mr Johnson’, alongside new material that showcases their precocious maturity. Mitch Laddie Band "Live In Concert" has since been adored by critics and blues alumni, cited as a near-perfect mix of blues heritage with pop-funk sensibilities.


He was voted by a throng of passionate fans to play the Galtres Parklands Festival in 2013, and was unaware until the festival organisers contacted him.


Mitch is complemented by two extraordinary musicians in their own right: powerhouse drummer Matt Connor, and the effusively cool Rhian Wilkinson. With his rhythm section underpinned by a firm and genuine friendship, the trio are airlock-tight and are known for delving into ethereal, funky jams.


Influenced by Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Johnson, Michael Jackson, Prince and The Police, Mitch Laddie Band blend a plethora of styles into a unique and modern take on soulful, guitar driven music.


Mitch has it all: Talent, humility and a musical integrity that galvanises an international fan-base.


Mitch Laddie Band's style is genre destroying. Many commentators have declared him the future for those who are yearning for an artist who delivers pure music: Find out why @ HRH Blues


To see Mitch click here


All three join an already explosive line up covering many genres right across the rock n metal spectrum, now we have a dash of blues

Girlschool confirmed for HRH 8
Thursday, 02 October 2014


Well, they've had to put the stops on the song writing and are now getting ready to drop into HRH for another jaw breaking performance.

NWOBHM Vets, Girlschool are back, and it couldn't be better timing as they are just about to go back into the studio, to lay down their next album. Girlschool have wooed the HRH loyal before but after a 3 year gap and by public demand they're back for this one off special performance.

Jonni Davis founder HRH commented, it was a long time ago, when I first met the girls, while touring with Motorhead and don't think I've ever heard a female band play at that level of sound. TBH, I've not heard it at that level since, hence why I'm going to put them on an even bigger stage and rig this time and see what the sound like at 113...for that, I can't wait.

Queensryche confirmed for HRH 8
Monday, 29 September 2014

Queensryche confirmed for HRH 8



Following the official cancellation of W.A.S.P., HRH are pleased to announce that Queensryche will be stepping up to the the top slot and will be jetting in for a UK exclusive at HRH 8 this November. Queensrÿche, featuring Todd La Torre have recently been enjoying tremendous success performing to hundreds of thousands of fans worldwide and now cant wait to perform their latest show in front of the HRH loyal.


Queensrÿche first burst onto the music scene in 1982 with the release of their self-titled 4 song EP Queensrÿche. They very quickly gained international recognition and performed to sold out audiences around the world. With the follow up first full length album "The Warning" in 1984, and the ground breaking 1986 release of "Rage For Order", Queensrÿche continued to prove their worldwide dominance as one of the most respected and creative bands of the 80's. In 1988 the band turned out yet another monumental album"Operation:Mindcrime", which would go on to become one of the TOP 10 best selling concepts records of all time,


Queensrÿche have sold over 30 million albums worldwide.


Current Members include


Todd LaTorre - Lead Vocals;

Michael Wilton - Guitar;

Eddie Jackson - Bass;

Scott Rockenfield - Drums;

Parker Lundgren - Guitar



To catch a glimpse of the latest version of Queensryche click below


It was a shame to see Lizzy Borden complete their 30 years of Metal World Tour without any UK shows, however after a quick chat we are now pleased to announce that Lizzy Borden will also fly in for a UK exclusive this November @ HRH 8.


To see Lizzy in action click here


HRH 8 has been sold out since January and takes place in just over 40 days time. We've still got a few bits to add to what I’m sure is going to be another cracking weekend.


Cant wait to see you all



Jonni and all @ HRH Towers.


Big Green Coach, the Events Travel Company, are operating return coach services direct to the doors of Hard Rock Hell 2014.
Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Big Green Coach, the Events Travel Company, are operating return coach services direct to the doors of Hard Rock Hell 2014.


Coaches arrive on Thursday 13th in time for check in and depart at midday on Sunday 16th November. Services operate from Birmingham, Glasgow, London and Manchester and return fares start from only £34!


To view all the service information and to guarantee your seat on board please visit:





Hard Rock Hell 8 announces more acts including The Vintage Caravan, Blue Pills & Horisont
Friday, 22 August 2014

Hard Rock Hell 8 is pleased to announce the addition of more acts including The Vintage Caravan, Blue Pills, Horisont, Spiders and Santa Cruz as well as a host  of other great International new acts as this year’s edition looks to be one of the best to date. They join a line-up that includes Blue Oyster Cult, WASP, Krokus, Michael Schenker (Temple of Rock), Y&T, Bigelf, TruckFighters, Diamond Head and many more.


Blue Pills recently went Top 5 in Germany as well as entering the charts in 10 Countries. Their new album on Nuclear Blast is making them one of the hottest new rock acts in the world as of this moment. They will  be joining another HRH favourite The Vintage Caravan who absolutely smashed it when they played the closing set of last year’s HRH.


For a taster of some of the above mentioned acts and other new additions to this year’s bill from across the globe click the  below links . Whoever it was that said Rock was dead could not be further from the truth.


Blue Pills – Black Smoke


The Vintage Caravan - Expand your Mind


Horisont – She Cried Wolf


Spiders – Hang Man


Bend Sinister – Teacher


Santa Cruz – We are the Ones to Fall



Other acts added The Vintage Caravan, Blue Pills, Horisont, Spiders,  Vidunder, Santa Cruz, Witchrider,  Bend Sinister, Old Man Lizard, Black State Highway,  Red Fire Empress, Pist,  Blackwolf & Exorcisim.


They will join the below acts for what promises to be an amazing


Hard  Rock Hell  8 The line-up so far

Blue Oyster Cult



Michael Schenker (Temple of Rock)





Diamond Head

The Vintage Caravan

Blue Pills

The Brew


Electric Mary



Buffalo Summer


Santa Cruz,

Heavy Metal Kids





Bend Sinister

Thunder Mother


Old Man Lizard


Carousel Vertigo

The Black Marbles


Black State Highway


Fire Red Empress



For more details and tickets go to






Hard Rock Hell 8 - SOLD OUT
Wednesday, 14 May 2014

HRH8 Now Sold out of all accommodation packages and day passes - for waitlist email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it







Hard Rock Hell announces 10 hot new acts from across the globe including Truckfighters, Bigelf & Massive.
Friday, 02 May 2014

LA psychedelic rockers Bigelf and Sweden’s Stoner rock act Truckfighters join a wealth of great new talented bands added to the line-up for this year’s Hard Rock Hell 8.  Other acts added include the much raved about Aussie rock act Massive, Polish rockers Chemia, Sweden’s The Black Marbles & female shredders Thundermother and The Brew, Piston, More and Buffalo Summer from the UK.




For links of the above mentioned acts check out the below




Truckfighters – Desert Cruiser




Bigelf – The Evils of Rock & Roll




Massive – One by  One




Chemia – Bondage of Love




The Brew – Repeat






They join already announced acts WASP, Blue Oyster Cult, Michael Schenker & Y&T for what promises to be one of the best line-ups to date.




The line-up so far:-


Blue Oyster Cult






Michael Schenker (Temple of Rock)










Diamond Head




Electric Mary






The Brew




Buffalo Summer


Heavy Metal Kids






Carousel Vertigo


The Black Marbles





For more details and tickets go to or call 0203 287 6684



The Reaper Descends On HRH 8
Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Hard Rock Hell, Europe's leading residential rock festival, is pleased to announce Blue Oyster Cult, Krokus & Vardis added to its 8th cycle.




It's with extreme pleasure, that HRH announce the arrival of New York Rockers, Blue Oyster Cult to lead the Saturday night at this year’s Hard Rock Hell. With 24 million album sales over a 47 year career, we can’t wait to welcome The Reaper to an already impressive line-up.






Joining BOC after a 7 year absence from the UK are Swiss multi-platinum selling rockers, Krokus. With 14 million album sales and over 17 studio albums,  it's about time they get back onto the UK shores and join the rest of the bands at HRH 8.




Finally after much persuasion, NWOBHM legends Vardis have now agreed a reunion and a much anticipated return to the HRH rock royalty circle this November.




Hard Rock Hell 8 takes place at Hafan Y Mor, Pwhelli, North Wales from the 13-16th November 2014




Current line-up stands as:






Blue Oyster Cult


Michael Schenkers ‘Temple of Rock’






Diamond Head


Electric Mary








Heavy Metal Kids


Carousel Vertigo



Wednesday, 12 March 2014


Hard Rock Hell 8 (Helloween) (13th-16th November 2014)  at Hafan Y Mor Holiday Park in Pwllheli, North Wales


WASP return to HRH by popular demand to headline the Friday Night at this years Hard Rock Hell 8 (Nov 13th -16th)


Other acts announced include MSG ,Y&T , Diamond Head , Electric Mary , Bonafide , Grifter, Heavy Metal Kids & Carousel Vertigo with more acts to be announced imminently joining rock musics leading


UK Winter music festival .


For a taster of WASP s Classic Wild Child -





The lineup so far:-






Y&T ,


Diamond Head,




Electric Mary ,


Grifter ,


Heavy Metal Kids


Carousel Vertigo.


For more details and tickets go to or call 0203 287 6684

Hard Rock Hell 8 Now On Sale
Thursday, 28 November 2013



Hard Rock Hell 7 Slot Times
Wednesday, 06 November 2013



Thursday 28th November

Stage Two - Cirque Du Rock Ball 

17:00 - 17:40 Massive Wagons
18:00 - 19:45 Uli Jon Roth.
19.55 - 20.10 Official Opening Ceremony
20.20 - 21.30 Bernie Torme
21.45 - 22.45 Arthur Brown
23:00 - 00:00 Attica Rage
00.15 - 01.00 Fireroad
01.00 - 02.00 Krusher

Friday 29th November 

Stage One - HRH Heaven 

13.45 - 14.25 Screaming Eagles - HTH National Winners
14:40 -15:40 Tygers Of Pantang
16:00 - 17:00 Logan
17:15 - 18:15 Crucified Barbera 
18:35 - 19:35 Enuff Z Nuff
19:50 - 20:45 Phil Campbell
21:00 - 22:30 Black Star Riders
22:50 - 00:00 Skindred

Stage Two - Jagermeister Stage 

12:00 - 12:45 Wildside Riot
12:55 - 13:35 Jameson Raid 
13:50 - 14:45 Alunah 
15:00 -15:45 Voodoo Six
16:00 -16:45 Grifter
17:00 -17:45 Stubb
18:00 -18:45 Scarlet Riot 
19:00 -19:40 Druganaut
19:55 -20:30 Sister 
20:40 - 21:20 Groan …
21:35 - 22:15 States of Panic 
22:30 - 23:20 Cross Eyed Mary
23:45 - 00.45 Alpha Tiger
01:00 - 02:00 Trippy Wicked

HRH Unplugged @ Bonga Wonga

13:00 - 13:30 Mia Klose 
13:40 - 14:00 Massive Wagons 
14:10 - 14:30 Bernie Torme 
14:40 - 15:00 Skindred TBA 

Saturday 30th November 

Stage One - Hard Rock Hell 

12:00 - 12:45 Arthemis
13:05 - 13:45 The Treatment
14:00 - 14:45 Pat Mcmanus
15:00 - 16:00 Black Spiders
16:20 - 17:35 Snakecharmer 
17:45 - 18:50 Blaze Bailey
19:00 - 20-:15 Paul Di'anno
20:30 - 21:30 Michael Monroe
21:50 - 23:10 Airbourne
23:25 - 00:40 The Answer

Stage Two - Jagermeister Stage

12:05 - 12:45 The Jokers
12:55 - 13:35 Enos ..
13:50 - 14:30 Chrome Molly
14:45 - 15:30 Fake Club
15:45 - 16:30 Desert Storm
16:45 -17:30 Gonga
17:40 - 18:20 Gold
18:35 - 19:15 Cage the Gods 
19:30 - 20:30 Fatal Smile
20:45 - 21:25 Stormzone
21:45 - 22:30 Spit Like This
22:45 - 23:35 Screamer
23:50 - 00:30 Striker
00:40 - 01:30 Tracer
01:45 - 02:30 Lawnmower Deth
Skindred join Airbourne and Black Star Riders for this November’s Hard Rock Hell 7 Nov 28-30th.
Thursday, 26 September 2013

Hard Rock Hell are pleased to announce the addition of Festival favourites Welsh Ragga Rockers Skindred to this winters bill, rounding off what  looks like being one of the best Hard Rock Hells to date.




Skindred join the likes of Aussie rockers Airbourne, Black Star Riders and Mike Monroe for this November’s seminal SOLD OUT event. The event has been sold out since May but a limited handful of day tickets had been kept back and have been made available to support the addition of the new acts.




HRH are also pleased to be able to announce the addition of Germany Power Metallers Alpha Tiger plus a welcome return for Cambridge rockers The Treatment and Scotland’s finest Logan and Attica Rage who both come back to join this year’s festivities.




Other acts also added include stoner rock act Gonga, The Jokers, Massive Wagons, Cross Eyed Mary & an acoustic set from Mia Klose.




Skindred front man Benji Webbe says "Bring the dead and we'll bring them alive! There’s only two things a crowd can do while me and the boys are rocking a stage - It aint about people watching us it’s about us ALL rocking together. Can't wait to step on stage and bring the noise! "Hard Rock Hell! Prepare to be rocked!!!"




To Watch Skindred’s video for Warning click below




To watch Skindred’s new lyric video to their taster Track Ninja featuring the voice of Arthur Brown from  their forthcoming album Kill the Power click below.




HRH 7 (aka Cirque Du Rock) takes place November 28-30 at Hafan Y Mor Holiday Park in Pwllheli, North Wales.




The line-up so far:-




Black Star Riders






Michael Monroe


Uli Jon Roth


Enuff Z’Nuff




Paul Di’Anno


Crucified Barbara


Blaze Bayley (Maiden Set)






The Answer


The Crazy World of Arthur Brown


Tygers of Pan Tang




Lawnmower Deth


Black Spiders


The Treatment


Gentlemans Pistols


Attica Rage




Voodoo Six


Alpha Tiger


The Jokers


Chrome Molly


Jameson Raid








Rocky Shades


Spit Like This






Desert Storm


Mia Klose




Trippy Wicked










Skarlett Riot


Massive Wagons


Cage The Gods


Reds’ Cool



26th July - Black Friday Sale Day is Here
Friday, 26 July 2013

Hail HRH and all Rock enthusiasts everywhere




How you all doing ?




For the record the 26th July, is also our HRH Independence Day




Its also our crazy Black Friday Sale Day….we had to do something to celebrate it




Anyway, hope everything is going well back home and the weather is picking up for the Summer.




Just a small update from HRH HQ…As you’ve probably heard all Royalty & VIP packages have sold out for all events and HRH 7 has completely sold out of all accom just before Download, however we have Hard Rock Packages available to all the Chic brands, namely Hammerfest 6, HRH AOR2, HRH Prog 2, HRH:Blues and our sister brand SFW5.( Sci Fi weekender)




.More importantly and as a big heads up, we will be celebrating our HRH Independence day this week as it marks the 6th year of Chic Festivals being an independent promoter. To celebrate this momentous occasion and for one day only, we will be offering all HR packages at a straight 500 GBP plus booking fee, regardless of how many are in the room,… for example every unit, regardless if it’s a lodge, apartment or mobile, all sleep up to 8 people…in other words, if you can get a few friends or family together…they could be experiencing 3 days at any of the above events with accommodation included for as little as 63 GBP per person.




The choice is yours if you want to put, 4, 5, 6, 7 or 8 in it, obviously the more you allocate the cheaper it is, infact it’s the same price no matter how many you stick in it .




It’s an incredible offer and one we wanted to share with you just before the 26th July as it will only last for 24 hours !!




Basically as HRH Vets and one of our loyal circle, we are giving you a heads up to take what’s available first as it will operate on a strictly first come first served basis…Its all a bit WOW, but if you can get it together soon, give Terri or Fleur a ring on 08700 110034, we can reserve your place at any of these incredible events which are all being held at our HRH base in Pwllheli.








You have two options, you can reserve the room for as little as 100 GBP deposit per room or pay in full, whatever suits your pocket.




Whatever you choose, we just want to make sure you take advantage of this final offer and join us at one or more of the above events.


When booking HRH AOR, HRH PROG or HRH Blues - all bookings made prior to 15th August will have access to all 3 festivals



Take care and hopefully catch up soon




HRH Watchtower







































Hard Rock Hell 7 announces more acts including Aussie Rockers Airbourne and Tracer .
Saturday, 15 June 2013

Aussie Rockers Airbourne and Tracer are set to join fellow countrymen Electric Mary for an all out Australian onslaught at what looks like being one of the best HRH bills yet.

HRH 7 (aka Cirque Du Rock) takes place November 28-30 at Hafan Y Mor Holiday Park in Pwllheli, North Wales.


Airbourne return to HRH by popular demand to headline the Saturday Night in support of their newly released album Black Dog Barking on Roadrunner records .

They join an all star lineup that’s is similarly topped by Black Star Riders who headline the Friday Night .

Other acts added include Uli Jon Roth , Black Spiders , Jameson Raid , The Treatment , Stormzone, Rocky Shades , Sister , Gold, Desert Storm, Trippy Wicked, Groan, Reds’ Cool & Enos.


The lineup so far:-


Black Star Riders

Michael Monroe


Paul Di’Anno (Farewell Show)

Blaze Bayley (Maiden Set)


The Answer

The Crazy World of Arthur Brown

Uli Jon Roth

Enuff Z’Nuff


Tygers of Pan Tang


Crucified Barbara

Lawnmower Deth

Black Spiders

Electric Mary

The Treatment

Gentlemans Pistols

Voodoo Six

Chrome Molly

Jameson Raid




Rocky Shades

Spit Like This



Desert Storm

Trippy Wicked





Skarlett Riot

Cage The Gods

Reds’ Cool

States of Panic



For more details and tickets go to or call 0203 287 6684






































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Hard Rock Hell 7 announces more acts including Michael Monroe, Vain, Snake Charmer and many more for this November's Event
Thursday, 25 April 2013

Hard Rock Hell 7 announces more acts including Michael Monroe, Vain, Snakecharmer and many more for this November's Event…and with only 76 rooms left, you better hurry!



Hard Rock Hell 7 (Cirque Du Rock) which takes place November 28-30th at Hafan Y Mor Holiday Park in Pwllheli,  N.Wales, has announced more acts for this year’s event including the iconic uber-energetic front man and rock n' roll legend Michael Monroe, whose new studio album ‘Horns and Halos’ is released on August 26th on Spinefarm Records.


Michael Monroe will line up alongside a cast of other exciting acts including: ex Whitesnake members Mick Moody and Neil Murray’s new group Snakecharmer, San Francisco Glam Metaller’s Vain and the legend that is The Crazy World of Arthur Brown.


If that’s not enough, we are also pleased to welcome back Tygers Of Pan Tang and the extremely well received Aussie rockers Electric Mary, plus Voodoo Six, Pat McManus, Chrome Molly, Striker (Canada), Screamer (Sweden), Stubb, Spit Like This, Druganaut, States of Panic, Alunah, Fatal Smile, Cage the Gods and Skarlett Riot.



They join a lineup that also includes ex Thin Lizzy Members Black Star Riders, Nazareth, Paul Di'Anno, The Answer and Lawnmower Deth.


For those of you that need a reminder of Michael here’s a link to his classic 76.



For a full listing of acts confirmed to date see below:


Black Star Riders


Michael Monroe

Paul Di’Anno ( Farewell show)

Blaze Bayley (Maiden Show)


The Answer

The Crazy World of Arthur Brown


Enuff z’Nuff,


Tygers Of Pan Tang

Crucified Barbara,

Lawnmower Deth,

Electric Mary

Gentlemans Pistols,

Voodoo Six

Pat McManus


Fatal Smile

Chrome Molly



Spit Like This



Skarlett Riot

Cage the Gods

States of Panic



Hard Rock Hell takes place at Haven Hafan y Môr Holiday Park, Pwllheli, Gwynedd, North Wales.



For more details and tickets go to
or for tickets call 08700 110034.






Hard Rock Hell 7 announces its first round of acts including Black Star Riders for this Novembers Event
Tuesday, 05 February 2013


Hard Rock Hell 7 (Cirque Du Rock) which takes place November 28-30th at Hafan Y Mor Holiday Park in Pwllheli, N.Wales is pleased to announce its first round of acts for this year’s event including a co-headline appearance by Black Star Riders. This brand new band featuring Thin Lizzy members Ricky Warwick, Scott Gorham, Damon Johnson and Marco Mendoza and who have now been joined by Jimmy DeGrasso (Alice Cooper/Megadeth) on Drums. The band have just signed a new Global deal with Nuclear Blast Records and will release their much anticipated album this summer.




BSR’s Ricky Warwick “We really can’t wait to take Black Star Riders on the road and I’ve heard so much about Hard Rock Hell… Roll on November!”




Also confirmed to play on this year’s Hard Rock Hell bill are legendary Scottish rockers Nazareth, Former Iron Maiden Frontman Paul Di'Anno who will make his last ever appearance at this year’s event, Plus Northern Irelands The Answer whose new album is due out on Napalm Records later this year.




If that’s not enough HRH is also pleased to announce Love/Hate, Enuff z Nuff, Blaze Bayley (who is set to perform classic Maiden songs from his tenure with the band), Crucified Barbara, Lawnmower Deth, Gentlemans Pistols, Chrome Molly and Grifter.






Hard Rock Hell 7 (Cirque Du Rock) Lineup so far.


Black Star Riders




Paul Di'Anno


The Answer




Enuff z' Nuff


Blaze Bayley


Crucified Barbara


Lawnmower Deth


Gentlemans Pistols


Chrome Molly




Hard Rock Hell takes place at Haven Hafan y Môr Holiday Park, Pwllheli, Gwynedd, North Wales.


For more details and tickets go to

or for tickets call 08700 110034






Hard Rock Hell 6 - THE SLOTS
Friday, 02 November 2012

Hail HRH




With only 20 odd days to go, its time to start planning, work out the clashing n getting your diary ready for one of the best Rock n Roll shows on earth.

First and you know, we've been sold out since June, but even now, we are still being inundated with requests for help out your fellow rockers...we have nothing to sell have

If your not aware, all you wonderful HRH people who have booked accom for 2 to 4 pax, they all actually take 6/8 pax each and are 2 / 3 bedroomed units...loads of wasted space. We will be encouraging sharing big time for HRH 7 as it’s not like before with 1 bedroomed units and you can save yourself up to 35 %.

We pay the same whether its two or 6 in these do yourself a favour and help out someone you know or might have wanted to come and share out your accom...every person added means the overall price per person comes down and it's really going to be a cracking show..

If you have someone to add, whether it be friend, family or fellow rocker...just ring Fleur or Terri with their name n details on 08700 110034


Likewise we have 63 places left on Thursday night if you fancy getting on it earlier but haven't got it booked yet...again simply ring the girls


Well be writing to you with full check in and info pack within 2 weeks but in the meantime we are also pleased to announce loads of other fun activities which will be open on site, which will include

Paint Ball         10:00 – 16:00 (pre-book required)

Laser Quest     12:00 – 16:00

Go Karts          10:00 – 16:30

Boats               10:00 – 16:30

and maybe even a bucking bronco if we can fit it in…just to get us in the mood


So finally, what you've all been biting your nails over...the Slots..

As mentioned we shut down stage 3 ...mainly due to sheer numbers and have consequently opened stage 1 & Stage 2 a lot earlier

This means :- More Space......More Sound......More Seats......More Bars.....More Food

And all in the same place...there will be a VIP area in both arenas with seating and private bar

So heads down and start planning.....don't friggin moan, there are always clashes but hopefully with two distinct fully genre specific stages it should hopefully be minimal

Rock on brothers !!!!


Stage Two - Gunslingers Ball

17-00 - 17-40 Bad Touch

17-50 - 18-30 Night by Night

18.40 - 19.20 Toadstool

19.30 - 20.10 Sons of Icarus

20.20 - 21.00 Persian Risk

21.50 - 22.50 Tigertailz

23.00 - 00.00 TNT

00.15 - 01.05 Gypsy Pistoleros

01.20 - 02.00 Hangfire

02.00 - 03.00 Krusher



Stage One - Southern Heaven

14-45 -15-25 Massive Wagons

15-40 - 16-30 Estrella

16-45 - 17-30 The Idol Dead

17-45 -18-45 Buffalo Summer

19-00 - 19-55 Dan Baird

20.05 - 21.05 Blackfoot

21-15 - 22-30 Molly Hatchet

22-45 - 00-15 Sebastian Bach

00-30 - 01-30 Gravedigger



Stage Two - HRH Riffage

12.00 - 12.45 Black Wolf

12.55 - 13.35 Millsyeck

13-50 - 14-45 Ajenda

15.00-15.45 The Burning Crows

16.00-16.45 Electric Mary

17.00-17.45 Motherload

18.00-18.45 Havana Rocks

19.00-19.40 Serpentine

19.55-20.30 Ten

20.40-21.20 Dante Fox

21.35-22.10 Slam Cartel

22.30-23.20 Die So Fluid

23.35-00.30 The Mercy House

00.45 -1.40 Conan

01.50 - 02.50 Attica Rage (88 MPH Album Launch)



HRH Unplugged @ Starbucks

13.00 - 13.20 Gypsy Lee Pistolero

13.35 - 14.10 Mike Tramp

14.15 - 14.30 Bonafide

14.40 - 15.00 IAMI




Stage One - Northern Hell

12-00 - 12-45 Wildside Riot

13-05 - 13-45 Little Caesar

14-00 - 14-45 Electric Boys

15-00 - 16-00 Bonafide

16-20 -17-20 The Quireboys

18-00 - 19-00 Jettblack

19-15 - 20-15 The Dogs D'Amour

20-30 - 21-30 Primal Fear

21-50 - 23-10 Testament

23-25 - 00-40 Ugly Kid Joe

01-00 - 02-00 Graveyard



Stage Two - NWOBHM, Doom n Metal

11.15 - 11.55 Gaskin

12-05 - 12-45 More

12-55 - 13-35 Overdrive

13.50 - 14-30 Dawn Trader

14-45 - 15-30 Soldier

15.45 - 16.30 Tytan

16.45 -17.30 Chasar

17.40 - 18.20 Handsome Beasts

18-35 - 19-15 Dominica

19.30 - 20.30 Lionsex

20-45 - 21-25 Cauldron

21-45 - 22-30 Afterlife

22-45 - 23-35 Spiders

23-50 - 00-30 SKAM

00.45 - 01.30 X11 BOAR

01.40 - 02.30 IAMI





Stage One - HRH Xmas Rockers Ball

12-00 - 12-45 Pig Iron

12-55 - 13-35 Trucker Diablo

13.45 - 14-35 Breed 77

14-50 - 15-35 Savage

15.50 - 16.30 Stray

16.40 - 17.20 Kobra and the Lotus

17:30 - 18:20 Red White and Blues

18-30 - 19-30 The Union

19-45 - 20-45 Dr Feelgood

21-00 - 21-55 Fozzy

22-10 - 23-10 Soil

23-25 - 00-40 Buckcherry




Jonni & all at the HRH Watch Tower





Hard Rock Hell Announces Final Line-up changes and additions
Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Hard Rock Hell Announces Final Line-up changes and additions


Hard Rock Hell is pleased to announce the Final line up for this year’s 2012 Edition, with more last minute Ch Ch Ch Changes than David Bowie as Ace Frehley cancels for the second year running - this time failing to produce a doctor’s certificate, or to give a proper reason. His slot on the bill has been warmly handed to Californian rockers Ugly Kid Joe who jumped at the opportunity and for us to make for an even more exhilarating line up.


For a quick reminder of Ugly Kid Joe’s video for their classic “Cats in the Cradle" ­ Click Below.


Joining Ugly Kid Joe, we are also pleased to welcome a wealth of other acts including no less than three acts from Canada. Firstly we are pleased to Welcome Toronto’s finest new Metal act Cauldron who bring their own new wave Of Toronto Heavy Metal to the proceedings.



Joining them and following a run of Canadian shows with the Scorpions is Canadian Vixen Domenica who brings her own classic brand of melodic guitar driven pop based metal to the UK for the first time.


To Watch Domenica’s new video Better in Us All. Click below.


Also from Canada and returning to Hard Rock Hell is HRH favourite Kobra and The Lotus who return, now signed to a global record deal with Universal Records by Kiss’s Gene Simmons.


Moving swiftly on we are also pleased to announce the return of HRH Favourites Breed 77 and The Quireboys who have just inked a deal with Off Yer Rocka Recordings.



To hear their classic ­ 7 O Clock click below.



Also coming to play Hard Rock Hell for the first time are much talked about Swedish garage rock band Spiders who we are also really excited to have

grace this year’s edition.


For a glimpse of the Spiders ­ Click here.


If that¹s not enough, we also have confirmed Buffalo Summer, Motherload, Persian Risk , Hangfire, The Mercy House , Wildside Riot , Afterlife , Gypsy Pisteleros , I Am I, Slam Cartel, Sons of Icarus, Lionsex plus for those that like things a bit more stoner and doom based we welcome Liverpool’s Conan and Aldershot’s X11 Boar .



To hear X11 Boar ­ New Track "Smokin Bones" click here.




This year we are also able to welcome some great acoustic performances to the acoustic stage too with Mike Tramp, Lee Pistollero (Ex .Gypsy Pistelleros) , I Am I & Bonafide also playing acoustically too.




Plus to finish off this year’s line-up we can also announce the winners of this year’s Highway to Hell who will also be joining the bill on the events Young Blood Stage. This year’s outright winner was The Idol Dead, while other acts procuring themselves a slot are Estrella , Massive Wagons, Ajenda, Millsyeck and Black Wolf.




The Full Final Line up for Hard Rock Hell 6 is




Sebastian Bach


Ugly Kid Joe






Molly Hatchet








DR Feelgood


The Union


Primal Fear


The Dogs D"Amour






The Quireboys


Dan Baird




Breed 77


Electric Mary




Dante Fox


Buffalo Summer


Red White and Blues






Persian Risk




Gypsy Pistoleros






X11 Boar






The Burning Crows




Havana Rocks




Slam Cartel


Die So Fluid


The Mercy House


Attica Rage






Little Caeser


Wildside Riot


Electric Boys
















Dawn Trader








Handsome Beasts


Pig Iron


Trucker Diablo






Kobra and the Lotus


Bat Touch


Night by Night




The Idol Dead




Massive Wagons






Black Wolf






Plus acoustic performances from


Mike Tramp


Lee Pistollero (Ex Gyspy Pistolleros)








For more details and tickets go to

or for tickets call 08700 110034



















Latest News from HRH6
Monday, 30 July 2012


HRH Alert

HRH sells out ahead of schedule for a 6th consecutive year


With a bigger site ,bigger bill, bigger sound and an extra day added, HRH has once again went against the recession and sold out for a 6th year running...a staggering 5 months before the event!!

Jonni Davis CEO Chic Festivals commented :.  This will be our biggest ever production and we can only thank our loyal fans n DC for continuing to make this a must see event.

So just to keep us in the mood here's another 9 to keep your planners rolling

Joining this years Fistful of Rock production are :-

Red White n Blues


Attica Rage





Exclusive release of brand new Tigertailz





Pig Iron

Slam Cartel

Trucker Diablo

Limited day passes have now been released from 49 GBP per day & Camper van pitches are now released from 50 GBP

HRH's sister brand Hammerfest will be announcing its first batch shortly, which is already over 50 % sold before going on sale

08700 110034


















Buckcherry to headline Sunday at Hard Rock Hell 6.
Thursday, 19 July 2012


Hard Rock Hell are pleased to announce L.A's finest rock act Buckcherry will be joining this years already stunning lineup this December 2nd which this year takes place at Hafan y Môr Holiday Park, Pwllheli, Gwynedd, North Wales. (Nov 30th- Dec2nd)

Buckcherry release their Sixth studio album this Autumn titled "Confessions"accompanied by a short film that ties in with the album. The band will Headline the Sunday night at this years event and close the event.


Event owner John Davis said " We have wanted Buckcherry to perform at Hard Rock Hell since we started so we are over the moon to have them closing this years event and headlining our Sunday night. Almost all our accommodation tickets have gone already and we expect the event to be SOLD OUT in the next 24-48 hours.

Buckcherry join a weekend line-up which includes Sebastian Bach, Ace Frehley, Testament, Soil, Molly Hatchet, Blackfoot, The Dogs D’Amour, DR Feelgood, The Union, Gravedigger, Fozzy , Primal Fear, MCCOY, Dan Baird, Skinny Molly, Electric Mary, Die So Fluid, Graveyard, Bonafide and many more.


To watch the video for Buckcherry’s classic Crazy Bitch click below.

All on site tickets have now almost all SOLD OUT. We expect to sell out in the next 24-48 hours so book fast or miss out.
















Sebastian Bach Confirmed to Headline Friday Night at Hard Rock Hell 6
Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Legendary Skid Row singer Sebastian Bach has been Confirmed to Headline Friday Night at Hard Rock Hell 6 which this year takes place at Hafan y Môr Holiday Park, Pwllheli, Gwynedd, North Wales.

The dynamic Canadian frontman who built his name with Skid Row fronting the band between 1987 and 1996 and sang on their two most critically acclaimed albums Skid Row and Slave to the Grind.

Since leaving Skid Row in 1996 Bach has released 4 solo albums with his last album "Kicking and Screaming" gracing the US Chart. He has also since leaving Skid Row appeared in a number of high profile TV shows as well as fronting supergroups and opening for Guns and Roses on their Chinese Democracy tour .


Sebastian joins a weekend lineup which also features Ace Frehley of Kiss whom Sebastian sang with on his album Trouble Walkin on the track Bach-Back To School.


Acts confirmed so far for this years event include Sebastian Bach , Ace Frehley , Molly Hatchet , Blackfoot , The Dogs D"Amour , DR Feelgood , The Union , Gravedigger , Primal Fear , MCCOY , Dan Baird, Skinny Molly, Electric Mary, Die So Fluid and many many more.

Plus more acts to be announced shortly.

For more details and tickets go to


To Watch the Sebastian Bach Video for Kicking and Screaming click here.

Sebastian Bach – Official Website















Christmas party - first 2 bands announced
Monday, 18 June 2012

Hail HRH




Well, we said were doing a Xmas party on the Sunday this year and we have the first two bands ready…first up are the UK Rockers..The Union, who have done us proud with their own signature sound over the past few years…secondly..we are overwhelmed to bring in the legendary Dr Feelgood…where do you start with their back catalogue…but for sure the right vibe to get the xmas party going strong.




More coming shortly








Latest Band announcements for HRH6
Thursday, 31 May 2012

Hey you lot and Hail

All madness in Ibiza as it was the jawbreaker last night and there are many a sore head locally plus bedlam who fractured his arm..... :o

Well two of you got it and we can now confirm that Little Caesar will be flying in exclusively from the states for you lot with a new album in tow and will be joining the Sat afternoon brigade which is now looking very sexy.

The other one was another German Metal Act which had people jumping about in Ibiza last night....the real clue was in the Saxon song in the background..." beyond the grave "..,and I was digging with a spade not poking a brush...

So yes..the mighty Gravedigger are now confirmed for an exclusive December show..just for you..well done to those who guessed it....another two up just after Ibiza and then the Gods x

Rock n FKN Roll x









HRH - Band announcement.....
Tuesday, 08 May 2012



Hail HRH



It’s with the deepest respect we welcome Primal Fear to HRH this December. This German Power Metal outfit are no strangers to the ears of the metal massive and are ready to descend on North Wales with a horde of classics as well as some of their new material from the recently released “unbreakable album”.


Joining them will be another outfit, who are no strangers but are on the rise and it pleases us all to see the latest offering from Jettblack, who will grace the stage as part of this years HRH ceremony.



For more details or to buy a ticket to this years event go to




Hard Rock Hell and Hammerfest Press Release
Tuesday, 08 May 2012


Hard Rock Hell & Hammerfest Festivals upgrade to bigger location


After 4 successful sell out years at Prestatyn, Hard Rock Hell and Hammerfest have now decided to leave Prestatyn and venture along the North Wales Coast to a bigger more tailored site location.


The new larger Haven site @ Hafan y Môr in Pwllheli, will see a major hike in quality units along with bigger venues, more eateries and generally wider facilities on site . This also means that both events will effectively be increasing their capacity to bring in an altogether new more tailored Rock n Metal experience which will commence at Hard Rock Hell 6 in December.

Hard Rock Hell & Hammerfest are operated by Chic Festivals SLU, Europe’s number one operator of boutique residential festivals . John Davis MD of Chic Festivals SLU said " This is the first step for us in what we see as a natural progression and is all about giving better value and an altogether better experience to the ticket buyer. For many people Hard Rock Hell and Hammerfest are the number 1 holiday weekend destinations for the rock and metal community and we intend to give them an even better more memorable experience as well as a fantastic spread of great music.

Acts so far confirmed for this years Hard Rock Hell include Ace Frehley , Molly Hatchet , Blackfoot, The Dogs D"Amour , LA GUNs, Graveyard ,Die So Fluid and many more.

For more details or to buy a ticket to this years event go to




Hail HRH...
Thursday, 19 April 2012



Hail HRH


This year we wanted to do some different things for Thursday but still keep the lively vibe as usual. We thought long and hard and one of the things we would like to start is bringing in a Legend and toasting their whole career HRH style. This isn’t the premier league usual who scoop all the prizes, but select individuals who in our eyes have contributed so much to the Rock scene in general. Starting this one off was always going to be difficult, however we had an idea, a very lengthy chat and our first featured HRH Legend will be John Mc Coy.


This prestigious slot will command a 90 minute set and feature original members as well as special guests over 4 decades of the musicians career. As we all know John has been in the business for 40 years now and is no stranger to no one, so when tasked, the first thing he’s done is reform Mc Coy with the original American members for the first time in 20 odd years, this set will be followed by a string of special surprise guests who will perform material from John’s entire career, namely Samson, Mammoth and the mighty Gillan as well as his current outfit, GMT. So there you have it, a mammoth set over 4 decades featuring guests and material from 5 bands as well as a few surprises….We asked John to comment on his career who was very emotional, but sometimes you just forget how much he’s done and achieved and what we’ve missed out on for so long…


From the mouth of Mr Mc Coy


McCOY....the original McCOY band formed in 1977 featuring John

McCoy,Paul Samson,Clive Burr.

Drums were taken over by Roger those days McCOY would also

be SAMSON playing the same set. We got more gigs like that! SAMSON got a

deal and we recorded two singles (Telephone and Mr Rock & Roll) and at

that point Clive Burr joined IRON MAIDEN and THUNDERSTICK took over the

drum stool. We recorded SAMSONS first album "SURVIVORS” songs by

McCOY../SAMSON but when I got the job with GILLAN bass duties were

taken over by Chris Aylmer, who had previously done live sound. The

GILLAN years are well documented and it was not until 1984,after the

bad/sad demise of GILLAN ,I wrote a song called "Because You Lied" and

got back on the road and recorded the albums "Think Hard" and "The

Cartoon album" featuring myself PAUL SAMSON,T-BONE REES (vocal) and RON

"REBEL" MATTHEWS (previously with Maiden early days)and COLIN TOWNS


During a British tour T-Bone Rees and Paul Samson quit and were

replaced by NIKKI BROOKS (vocal) and MARK KEEN (gtr ex THE GRIP)

Later that decade McCoy formed MAMMOTH with NICKY MOORE (ex SAMSON) and

KENNY COX (ex MORE)and this band had suitably huge success!

So into the nineties and I was asked to write songs for/with JOEY

BELLADONNA (ANTHRAX),went to USA and on the side formed McCOY mark 4


etc ) and MIKE SCIOTTO (drums/vocal ex FROM THE FIRE ,ACE FREEHLY

BAND,JEFFERSON STARSHIP etc)We recorded most of the McCOY album

"BRAINSTORM" while waiting around for Joey to decide whether he was in

or out of ANTHRAX

We rehearsed with BELLADONNA but it was short lived so we were lucky

enough to get RAY GILLEN (ex BADLANDS etc) to record a couple of McCOY

songs just before he died suddenly. These appear on the McCOY anthology

album (UNREAL).,and SUN RED SUN albums.

When I was asked to put together McCOY for HRH I called Al Romano &

Mike Sciotto and they cant wait to get over here and rock

that’s the McCOY band for 2012! And rumour has it we could be joined

onstage by surprise guests! We are the Survivors.R.I.P. Paul Samson, Mark

Keen, Chris Aylmer.They'll be onstage with us in spirit!


Just to make it even more of a special Thursday night we have managed to bring in a band who have not been here for a while, but just in time to celebrate their 30th anniversary, so as a rare but special one from Norway, were pleased to bring you TNT


We also have a quote from Ronni


Me and my guitar are looking forward to returning too the green hills of Britain -

and TNT are proud to celebrate our 30th anniversary as a part of Hard Rock Hell 2012.

Ronni le Tekro, TNT


Couple of other veterans to show off, with the return of Neil Buchanan’s, Marseille, who will be sampling out their latest album. Things will be starting off with power chords from Night by Night, Bad Touch n Toadstool


Ain’t too bad an opener, BUT REMEMBER WERE UNDER 37 ROOMS NOW …so if you aint booked shift it…and if you haven’t booked Thursday yet…Do IT NOW…as this is a one off and one not to be missed


Over and out from HRH




McCoy -

Samson -

Gillan -

New Announcements..................
Tuesday, 10 April 2012



Well as things start to hot up, we should be looking at some Thursday bands at the end of this week with a surprising reformation and a rare appearance as part of an exciting Thursday pre party.


But just to let you know, Silver has now gone completely leaving 37 rooms in Gold for grabs, so looks like this is the last of the last if you're still slow in getting sorted.


Make it easy and ring Fleur on 0203 287 6684 before it all goes bang !!!


Keep tuned, for more bands shortly to an almighty 4 days of Rock n Roll Hell

Reformations, regrouping and straight from the Vault.
Tuesday, 10 April 2012



Reformations, regrouping and straight from the Vault....we give you the 2012 NWOBHM collection for HRH6


Chosen from the heart as well as the setlist, bummff, no hype, just get listening and then get planning


One thing is for sure,you've never seen this lot together on one stage and probably nevew will again....Ravenlord has a great archive link to check this lot out


In no particular order


Dawn Trader







Handsome Beasts


Happy listening!!

March forward with another multi genre announcement.
Friday, 23 March 2012




Hail HRH


As promised we march forward with another multi genre announcement. First in from west side USA, we have a very very rare appearance from Vicious Rumors, it's been a while, but they will be all over HRH in December, with a killer show designed to just what the vets ordered.


Second up is Swedish hard rockers, Graveyard, who will be hot off of a multi sell out trek across the states, and adding a twist to Saturday afternoon with yet another HRH custom set.


As promised we will be hitting more genres than ever this year and with that in mind, we can't miss out a bit of as a Friday evening AOR trilogy , this stint will be led by Ten, who will be joined by Dante Fox & Serpentine for good measure....Howzatt!!.?


Lastly another couple of HRH discoveries that fit our 2012 sound, welcome Night by Night and Bad Touch.


We have tons to announce and lots of genres to add to and expand, get ready for the mother of all HRH ideology but with under 50 rooms left, there's not many options left, if you want to live and feel 4 days of sheer rock n roll hell


Join the 2012 Legion while you can


HRH Watchtower


08700 110034





Original Spaceman
Friday, 24 February 2012



Well it aint Monday, actually its Friday but since were on a roll and rooms are dropping like a politicians trousers...were off announcing again


We promised another Southern Legend and here they are..pioneers of Southern Rock...the legendary Molly Hatchet, personal favourites and guaranteed to deliver some Classics along with a very powerful southern stage to date.


Joining the Electric Boys in my Saturday afternoon Glam n Sleaze affair are LA Guns ( the Lewis / Riley edition)..with a new album on its way and a great selection of classics to choose from, this fits in nicely.


Lastly, kicking off the Friday special sounds stage, we have an Australian addition, from Classic Rockers..Electric Marys...we just love the sound and it fits right into the crux of that Friday agenda


Something to chew n research over the weekend, hope you feel it as much as we do



Original Spaceman
Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Original Spaceman vows to give HRH a hell like no other this December


After last years unfortunate incident, which led to a late cancellation, Ace Frehley has vowed to return with a vengeance and deliver that killer 90 minute set he promised of the 78 solo album plus all the classics. It's been a while since Ace graced the shores and with a set that should knock down the very foundations of HRH, we could hardly say no.


This years theme is on the spaghetti western grain and we have promised a Southern stage aptly branded Southern Heaven on the Friday night. Leading the charge we have a UK exclusive from the legendary Blackfoot, who are currently writing a new album, the first in 18 years with Ricky Medlocke who is also producing the band. Joining Blackfoot, will be the classic southern sound of Skinny Molly, established and led by Skynnrd n Hatchet veterans..check out the sound, we friggin love it and it does exactly what we want it to do on this legendary night.


After last years late entry, we welcome back the Dogs D'Amour for a much requested Main stage Saturday night set which will expand on what they did last year and more. Finally Swedish Funk Metallers ..Electric Boys make a much anticipated return to the UK to gel into our Saturday afternoon antics of old....


So we're off and's 4 nights of Rock n Roll Hell this year with a thunderous Pre Party on the Thursday and the all new HRH Xmas Rockers Ball on the Sunday....we're throwing everything we can at this and more to continue the HRH cult and keep this, as a must see landmark event that's become and continues to be a highlight of the fact some may say its a religion


With the new building and what was left from the virtually sold out pre sale, we have about 140 rooms left...If you ain't booked , I shouldn't have to tell you what you need to do Toute Suite!!


Bring it on Brothers , we're rolling again


Jonni @ all at the Watchtower



Contacting Us
Tuesday, 29 November 2011

En Route to Prestayn...Currently sitting in Barcelona waiting on my connecting flight.  Anyone needing to contact us should do so via 0203 287 6684.  If there is no answer it means I am flying - so leave a message and I will get back to you asap.  See you all soon, Fleur x


Official Message
Tuesday, 29 November 2011

  Hi Guys

Well this is the official line from Ace HQ, so lets take it in whatever way you feel and move on...its shite timing, especially as were in mid flight / mid production....but HRH is an experience, he has committed to HRH 6 and we do have another 60 great bands not to mention 4500 of the best rockers on the planet, making this what it is..a FKN good weekend....Im not just sitting here twidling,..were all over it ( would you expect anything else), but did want to see official paperwork to back this up and next year before we communicate...Likewise weve been up most of the night looking at options n twists....leave that bit with us...just need a wand n a magic rabbit to round offf the night...get yourself geared up, I know this bit is disappointing but sometimes these things happen..fill you in face to face at the V.....

Ace Frehley has been forced to cancel his three upcoming UK tour dates due to a fractured left wrist resulting from a fall in his home yesterday. Doctors applied a fiberglass cast to Frehley’s hand and arm, and he has been instructed not to play guitar or use his wrist for a minimum of ten days. Ace would like to convey his deepest heartfelt apologies to all of his UK fans and to make it up to them, has already signed on to headline Hard Rock Hell 2012 next December. He hopes to be able to announce the additional rescheduled dates soon.

Landing shortly, update you all later...the show must go on and by god it will kick your arses into gear.....for a full on HRH

Catch you shortly

Jonni n HRH cartel


HRH V News
Thursday, 27 October 2011

 Hail HRH


Well HTH2 was a blast and we now have six additions to complete the Young Blood stage. Gentlemen of Distorted Sound were the overall National winners, with the Amorettes, being a very close Runner up. All 24 finalists as you know were voted down from an initial 1067 entrants to the final 24 last week end at Glasgow’s Classic Grand.


Final 6 are as follows


Gentlemen of Distorted Sound

The Amorettes

Sweet Taste

Raven Vandelle

Liberty Lies

Velvet Star


When the spiders left for Europe, I’ve been constantly thinking of what flows best there and after hearing the new Bonafide album and seeing the HRH response, I’ve upgraded them into this coveted slot. Taking their place on the Friday Special sounds stage will be a Manchester outfit that I’m really warming to…Obsessive Compulsive, look at this and you’ll see why..


The last two Thrash slots go to Liverpool short, sharp shockers…SSS and a blast from the past where we see old Thrash friends reunite under the guise of The Sanity Days…what is it, reads Steve’s explanation, it tells you what’s written on the tin….


Quote from Steve Grice


When Onslaught reformed in 2005 there was constant requests from fans to play songs from Onslaughts biggest selling album "In Search of Sanity" However, due to the personnel not being right for the songs it was almost impossible to do this. When Steve Grice split from the band in 2011 he decided to put this situation right. Now for a limited period only 2 key members from the 80's line up in Steve Grimmett and Steve Grice joined forces with Jase Stallard from Onslaughts first 2 albums and Al Jordan from Killing Peace to play a hand full of shows dedicated to the album In Search of Sanity.


The Sanity Days is just that, all eX Onslaught members going out and playing some Old School melodic Thrash metal.


In otherwords another special set for HRH..hope you enjoy it, personally I loved the album…


Well apart from the HRH Unplugged stage which were setting up for Friday early doors over breakfast J…everything is complete…looking at posting the slots up next Tuesday.


Rock Hard, Rock Loud


Jonni and all @ HRH Watchtower


3 More in the HRH Cauldron of Rock
Tuesday, 02 August 2011

Apologies for the delay and down to business


Anyway, after thinking of what we had and chatting to quite a few of you at High voltage, we are now pleased to add three more to the mix

Taking the last spot on Friday a way I'm glad, cos I know the set will be guaranteed to be monstrous

So bring in Senior Naranja......

Ginger Wildheart with a very special line up of musicians which won’t be released until just before, but it will be a killer show and a killer set for sure

Joining the Metal stage for the last slot Saturday..all the way from the USA...the Thrashtastic.... Warbringer… will be jetting over for a special ear pounding session to finish off stage 2

Finishing off stage 2 on the special sounds Friday night, will be the highly rated and totally proven The Treatment..who are pounding round the globe as we speak and will finish off quite an incredible stage on Friday night

Only 2 stage slots left plus the finalists from HTH2..but to be honest, I'm struggling to get them all in


Not many day passes left now


HRH Towers

HRH5 Latest News
Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Hail HRH

 Another 5 into the December mix now, starting with the official debut of LA shock rock legends Lizzy Borden, who are coming in for a main stage HRH rocker, special set for a special crowd. International as it is this week, next in are Swedish glamster’s Crash Diet, who just had to be in this years mix. After their Ibiza Road Trip appearance, we had to ask Kobra and the Lotus.. to make the trip back to the UK from Canada and join our Friday special sounds stage,joining them on that stage with their new sound, welcome Finnish heroes,… Anzi Destruction featuring Sisters of Mercy guitarist Ben Christo…Last up are new guys on the block…The Rocket Dolls, who bring their sound to HRH for the first time..(Mark Knopflers son Ben on drums)


All flowing nicely now with the last main stage act going up next week…Young Blood stage is now up for voting and all Vets n DC should log onto the forum and PM Horny Toad your results to ensure you see who you want. Vets can allocate 1 or 2 points to any band they consider their thing, DC can allocate, 1 2 or 3 points, sponsors have 5 points for 10 bands only, final 24 will battle it out in October in Glasgow at HTH 2. Just so you can see the final 75 in the running, here they are…get listening and get voting, must be sent to the Toad or else they don’t count…


Insert bands or spreadsheet link here


Jonni and all @ HRH

More Bands for HRH5
Thursday, 09 June 2011

Hail HRH


Things just seem to get better, things are sold out yet the acts just keep piling in…its with the deepest respect we welcome the Finnish Rock Guru ..Micheal Monroe to an already, incredibly diverse line up…after the last 12 months cycle, HRH will be blessed with an exclusive set, cobvering quite a few favourites plus a few surprises.


Thursday nights VIP party get some more riffage too with the addition of the incredible blues legend Simon Mc Bride taking the forefront…warming this up with be the respected Silverjet and the newly discovered Kontroband.


Still more to come but day passes are drying up faster than a badgers butt!!


Curent line up stands as




30th aniverssary exclusives by



Tygers of Pantang

Praying Mantis





Simon Mc Bride


Cardinal Synne











Voodoo Johnson

Million Dollar reload

Voodoo Sixc





Young Blood stage being selected at HTH2




Ace Freheley

Black Stone Cherry

Micheal Monroe


Orange Goblin


Reckless Love

Black Spiders







Little ceasar

Dan Baird



HRH5 Latest News
Thursday, 02 June 2011

  Hail HRH

It’s that time of the week and yet again we have another three bands to add to an already amazing bill. First up we welcome Jason Bonham’s Airrace, who after hearing them live, knew how much they would fit into this years HRH V Vibe. They will also hold the honour of will be opening the main stage on Friday night. Secondly we also welcome Prog Gurus ..Pallas, who are no strangers to the scene and are really looking forward to giving an extra special set for everyone at this year’s event.

Lastly we see the hugely demanded Demon, take the stage to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their first release..Night of the Demon..again this will be an exclusive set to HRH on the Thursday night, making this a belter of a start to HRHV.

More next week, day passes are burning down fast now