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
Enuff z' Nuff
Hard Rock Hell takes place at Haven Hafan y Môr Holiday Park, Pwllheli, Gwynedd, North Wales.
For more details and tickets go to www.hardrockhell.com
or for tickets call 08700 110034
Hard Rock Hell 6 - THE SLOTS
Friday, 02 November 2012
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 foremost.....as you know, we've been sold out since June, but even now, we are still being inundated with requests for accom...so help out your fellow rockers...we have nothing to sell them...you 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 places.....so 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
18.00-18.45 Havana Rocks
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
Ugly Kid Joe
The Dogs D"Amour
Red White and Blues
The Burning Crows
Die So Fluid
The Mercy House
Kobra and the Lotus
Night by Night
The Idol Dead
Plus acoustic performances from
Lee Pistollero (Ex Gyspy Pistolleros)
I AM I
For more details and tickets go to www.hardrockhell.com
or for tickets call 08700 110034
Monday, 30 July 2012
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
Exclusive release of brand new Tigertailz http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujFWzsxvN0E&fb_source=message
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
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 www.hardrockhell.com
To Watch the Sebastian Bach Video for Kicking and Screaming click here.
Sebastian Bach – Official Website http://www.sebastianbach.com/updates.html
Christmas party - first 2 bands announced
Monday, 18 June 2012
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.....
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
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
Thursday, 19 April 2012
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 Hunt.....in 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
featuring AL ROMANO (gtr/vocal,ex LESLEY WEST SUN RED SUN, BELLADONNA
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 again...so
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
TNT - http://www.youtube.com/tntthebandtv
McCoy - http://youtu.be/MuWM-OyCucs
Samson - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKAmeD7gjjA&feature=fvsr
Gillan - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0JOE-tQ7P4
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,..no 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
March forward with another multi genre announcement.
Friday, 23 March 2012
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 AOR..so 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
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
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 running...it'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 year.....in 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
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
Tuesday, 29 November 2011
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
Thursday, 27 October 2011
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
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.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gj6M3k4WYBE
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 main...in 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
Wednesday, 29 June 2011
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
Thursday, 09 June 2011
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
Simon Mc Bride
Million Dollar reload
Young Blood stage being selected at HTH2
Black Stone Cherry
Thursday, 02 June 2011
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