The Stonedead Festival will take place at the Newark Showground on Saturday 28th August 2021.

With a line up that includes one of the most exciting bands in the rock world, Black Star Riders, who formed in 2012 with vocalist Ricky Warwick, lead guitarists Scott Gorham and Christian Martucci, bassist Robbie Crane, and drummer Chad Szeliga. They are often billed as the next step in the evolution of Thin Lizzy however BSR offer far more than that; high energy rock anthems with skilfully intertwined guitars, extremely powerful vocals with a unique sound designed to leave you wanting more. BSR released their debut album All Hell Breaks Loose in 2013 which was promptly followed by Killer Instinct in 2015, Heavy Fire in 2017 and Another State of Grace in 2019 proving that BSR continues to hone their craft as a band, in that you can feel their chemistry on stage.

Rock party band Terrorvision are enjoying a resurgence of their popularity, following the Britrock Must Be Destroyed Event which saw the band play alongside other 90s iconic bands; Reef, The Wildhearts and Dodgy in 2018 and a number of shows to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the release of their iconic album Regular Urban Survivors.

Legendary Scottish rockers GUN will bring an arsenal of hooky riffs and catchy songs to the Stonedead 2021 Tommy Vance stage. Celebrating thirty years since the release of their 1989 debut album Taking On The World, which saw the band tour with The Rolling Stones on their Steel Wheels tour in 1990. Momentum continued to gather when the band release Gallus in 1992 and an arena tour with Def Leppard followed. The Glasgow quintet recently released the double album R3L0ADED, featuring an amalgamation of their best singles from the band’s seven albums such as Steal Your Fire, Better Days and Don’t Say It’s Over, and a collection of cover songs, including the song that gave them a household hit Word Up by Cameo.

H.E.A.T have established themselves as one of the leading touring melodic rock bands currently around and we are excited to announce that they will play at Stonedead. With their most recent (self produced) sixth album H.E.A.T II which was released in February 2020, H.E.A.T bring powerful melodic vocals with a very big sound. The album goes back to the beginning in style, but brings with it the experience they have gained along the way. H.E.A.T always ask their fans what they want to hear during a set and we are sure that their set for Stonedead will be no exception.

Southern 70’s blues influenced hard rock doesn’t get much better than the Kris Barras Band fronted by guitarist and vocalist Kris Barras; providing an explosion of gritty, hard rock blues, with killer riffs.

Birmingham’s very own Blaze Bayley returns to Newark having previously performed in 2018 with Wolfsbane; this time bringing a UK summer exclusive of his Iron Maiden years.

Other bands include Tygers of Pan Tang, Myke Gray, and Dead Man’s Whiskey with Krusher Joule acting as compere.

Stonedead’s stellar line-up aims to excite both classic and new rock fans in providing a unique one day, one stage festival where the music is loud, the beer and food are priced competitively and you can camp or park five minutes from the level ground arena. The festival is solely organised by volunteers and created for music fans, Stonedead is a festival experience not to be missed.

After everyone experienced the disappointment of 2020 being cancelled due to the uncertainty over Covid 19, the organisers have put their thinking caps on and in conjunction with MMH decided that the Friday Rock Party 2021 will have some very special guests joining them. This offer is only available for Weekend Camping tickets and will take place on 27th August.



Date Venue
Sat 28th Newark Showground

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