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Giants Of Rock

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Procol Harum

Procol Harum appearing at this event

It's been 50 years since the release of Procol Harum's A Whiter Shade Of Pale, one of the finest classics in rock music which still continues to fascinate and haunt audiences today. This world class rock band of unique vitality and finesse promise to provide a fantastic evening's entertainment. Led by founding member, singer, pianist and composer Gary Brooker since 1967, the current lineup features bassist Matt Pegg, drummer Geoff Dunn, guitarist Geoff Whitehorn and Hammond organ player Josh Phillips.

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Hawkwind

Hawkwind appearing at this event

With the legendary Lord of space rock Dave Brock at the helm, ex-Gong synthesiser player Tim Blake on keys and Theremin, Mr Dibs on bass, long serving drummer Richard Chadwick, and Niall Hone guitar, Hawkwind bring their unmissable and spectacular stage show featuring dancers, stilt walkers, psychedelic lighting and projections to the road.

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Dave Bickler

Dave Bickler started his musical career as lead singer of 1970s rock group Jamestown Massacre (Billboard Top 100 song Summer Sun) and doing commercial jingle work in Chicago. He was lead singer of the Grammy Award-winning rock band Survivor from 1977–1983 and 1993–1999 and was the voice behind their huge hit, Eye Of The Tiger. From 1999-2009, Dave was the singing voice behind the highly successful (most award-winning radio campaign in advertising history!) 'Real Men of Genius' Bud Light radio and TV commercials, including promotional events where he sang live spots and the National Anthem at major sporting events across the country. Bickler toured the US 2013-2014 with Survivor. Today, Bickler lives in New York with his family and is performing solo.

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GUN

GUN appearing at this event

GUN’s contemporary take on authentic rock gives them an edge over their peers. Formed in Glasgow by brothers Dante and Jools Gizzi, they came to re-invent the rock ‘n’ roll genre, and were recognised with numerous plaudits and awards, including the first ever MTV Europe Music Award for Best Cover. Hit albums and singles, break-ups, line-up changes… GUN have done them all and more, and at each turn have come back stronger and better than before.

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The Quireboys

The Quireboys appearing at this event

One of the UK's finest Rock 'n' Roll Bands. Every time vocalist Spike self-confidently informs his enthusiastic audience 'We're the Quireboys ... and this is Rock 'n' Roll' everyone present has a pretty clear idea where this musical journey is about to lead. For fifteen years, the Quireboys have been synonymous with hand-made rock music, spiced with edgy riffs, driving rhythms and their frontman's unique voice.

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Bernie Marsden

Bernie Marsden appearing at this event

In his thirty year career Bernie Marsden has played with rock musicians such as Cozy Powell, Wild Turkey, Whitesnake, UFO and Deep Purple. He now tours with own band and plays an eclectic mix of deep blues, classic shuffles, funk and country.

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Arthur Brown

Arthur Brown appearing at this event

After 40 years of performing, adventuring and recording, the indomitable force that is Arthur Brown continues to come up with a genre spanning, time travelling, world bending, heavy grooving and massively eclectic collection of songs. This is music made in the now with Arthur's vital, soulful and acrobatic voice at the heart. Arthur's long career has been one of true innovation and exploration. From pioneering theatrics in music with the worldwide hit Fire to heavy involvement in '60s London at the UFO club, to a role in The Who's Tommy and an early pioneer of electronica, with Brown's band being the first to use a drum machine on stage. Arthur and The Crazy World live band have been playing stages across Europe with a voice and stage presence that leaves a trail of dust in its wake. Brown takes to the stage bedecked in full warpaint, backed by a band of players who can match his energy and power. The result is electric.

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Diamond Head

Diamond Head appearing at this event

Diamond Head are an English heavy metal band formed in 1976 in Stourbridge, England. The band is recognised as one of the leading members of the new wave of British heavy metal movement and is acknowledged by thrash metal bands such as Metallica and Megadeth as an important early influence.

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Praying Mantis

Praying Mantis appearing at this event

Praying Mantis are mainly remembered for having been a leading light in the 1980s New Wave of British Heavy Metal. The Band only produced one album before metamorphosing into Clive Burr's Escape and then Stratus. Then it seemed obscurity. However, thanks to the Japanese audience, Mantis reformed at the start of the 1990s and have been going well ever since.

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Big Country

Big Country appearing at this event

“Timeless anthems for a very Big Country…a body of work that sweeps away the test of time” - Lancashire Evening Post Big Country perform classic hits and live favourites including Harvest Home - Fields of Fire - In A Big Country - Chance - Wonderland - Look Away - The Teacher, plus many more. Steeped in a stunning catalogue of proud and stirring hit songs such as ‘Fields of Fire’, ‘Chance’, ‘In A Big Country’ (which sold 2 million), ‘East Of Eden’ and their biggest UK hit ‘Look Away’, along with massive albums such ‘The Seer’, ‘Steeltown’, ‘Peace In Our Time’ and the triple Grammy –nominated, ‘The Crossing’, Big Country continue to look beyond the next horizon. The band – Bruce Watson (guitars/vocals); Mark Brzezicki (drums, vocals); Jamie Watson (guitars/vocals) will be augmented on stage by singer/guitarist Simon Hough and bassist Scott Whitley. Formed in 1981 by guitar playing founder members, the late Stuart Adamson and Bruce Watson, both native of the band’s hometown Dunfermline in Scotland. Initially driven by a shared vision of widescreen guitar melody, harmony and lyric, the classic Big Country sound was further enhanced later that summer by the arrival of drummer Mark Brzezicki and bass player Tony Butler. This is the Big Country that (with Producer Steve Lillywhite), recorded the classic debut album ‘The Crossing’ in 1983. The band broke massively worldwide with the release of the album’s classic singles ‘Fields Of Fire’, ‘Chance’ and signature song ‘In A Big Country’, which went on to become massive worldwide hits, selling over 2 million copies and driving ‘The Crossing’ to 3 prestigious Grammy nominations in the USA. The run of success continued throughout the 1980s with the release of the anthemic single ‘Wonderland’ and the second album ‘Steeltown’ (1984), which debuted at Number 1 in the UK and contained the hit singles ‘East Of Eden, ‘Just a Shadow’ and ‘Where The Rose Is Sown’.

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Band of Friends

Band of Friends appearing at this event

The Band Of Friends is a celebration of Rory Gallagher's music. Rory's legendary rock and blues was popular around the world throughout the 60s, 70s and 80s. Gerry McAvoy played on every album Rory ever made, and Ted McKenna played with Rory for over 20 years. Along with Marcel Scherpenzeel (who Gerry describes as the closest guitarist to Rory that you will ever hear), they keep the music of Rory Gallagher alive.

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Deborah Bonham

Deborah Bonham appearing at this event

The younger sister of Led Zeppelin's legendary drummer John Bonham, Deborah's music is a stunning array of soulful singing and an effortless, sensitive approach to a list of styles, from blues and soul to hard rock and English folk. In the UK and Europe, Deborah has toured and performed with Nazareth, Van Halen, Alannah Myles,Tim Rose, Uli Jon Roth, Paul Weller, Humble Pie, Donovan, Lonnie Donegan, Jools Holland, Ann Peebles and Foreigner. She's also played festivals from Glastonbury to Donnington, and twice at Fairport Convention's Cropredy Festival.

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Pat McManus

Pat McManus appearing at this event

A fantastic display of guitar virtuosity Featuring Pat McManus formerly of the Mamas Boys and Celtus. If you love Gary Moore and Rory Gallagher then this is the gig for you. Celtic rock at its finest.

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The John Verity Band

The John Verity Band appearing at this event

A true survivor, the first John Verity Band was gigging in 1969 before John moved on to join Argent, Phoenix and Charlie. John has also worked with the likes of Motorhead, Colin Blunstone and The Searchers. John reformed JVB in 2001, and has been wowing the crowds ever since.

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Stray

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Malone Sibun

The UK based, Detroit soulful blues-rock star Marcus Malone teams up with explosive British blues rock guitarist Innes Sibun. Together these two stellar musicians promise a powerful mix of rock, blues, soul and funk, all underpinned by Marcus’ soulful song-driven quality and triggered by Innes’ high levels of intensity and his inherent melodic feel. It’s an exciting musical partnership born of the same musical influences, but one that offers them a broader canvas than before.

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The Rising Souls

The Rising Souls appearing at this event

The Rising souls are an all original 4 piece thumping blue eyed soul band. Hailing from Edinburgh, these lads have been together for just over 2 years and have never failed to impress an audience. With powerful vocals, catchy melodies and dynamic rhythm this band is a must see live. With an album and German tour under their belts these lads are on the ascendancy.

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Anchor Lane

Scottish rock four-piece. “Anchor Lane have attitude, ability, swagger and most importantly songs. Their passport to a very bright future is assured" - Ricky Warwick (Black Star Riders, Thin Lizzy, The Almighty).

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Rock Goddess

Rock Goddess appearing at this event

Rock Goddess are an all-female heavy metal trio from the New Wave of British Heavy Metal era who enjoyed cult status in the 1980s in Great Britain and who have recently reformed.

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Tom Killner Band

Tom Killner Band appearing at this event

The Tom Killner Band, formed in Rotherham in February 2012, mix Blues, Funk, Soul giving the band it's unique sound, giving old style music a modern feel.

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The Melvin Hancox Band

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Sons Of Liberty

Sons Of Liberty appearing at this event

The UKs hardest working, most authentic, popular and experienced Southern Rock band....playing everything and anything southern and rocking.

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Hollowstar

Hollowstar appearing at this event

Cambridgeshire rock four-piece drawing upon musical influences including; Alter Bridge, Black Stone Cherry, Thunder and Slash. This melting pot of inspiration has combined to create a punchy, heavy-hitting rock sound that certainly seems to resonate with their growing fan base.

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Voodoo Vegas

Voodoo Vegas appearing at this event

Hailing from Bournemouth, Voodoo Vegas are a raw and explosive rock band giving us a snapshot of what, will soon be a powerful force in British rock music. They have the sound, the songs, the band, and everything that’s needed to go far in the world of rock.

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Felix Rabin

Félix Rabin is a young french guitar prodigy. He played at the Montreux Jazz Festival among a slew of other festivals and supported Wishbone Ash during their fall 2018 UK tour. He cites John Mayer, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Gary Clark Jr. and Pink Floyd as his influences.

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Square One

Square One appearing at this event

Whiskey Fueled Southern Rock born in the Southwest of England. Square One have forged their sound and merged their influences to create huge stompin' riffs and songs you can't help but sing. Driven and inspired by artists like Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean and Blake Shelton, they aim to bring an all American party to this side of the pond.

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Also Appearing

Les Binks' Priesthood , Clearwater, Miguel Montalban, Vambo, Justice, Void, Matt Mitchell & The Coldhearts, White Raven Down, Verity White, Superseed, River Hounds, Loz Campbell, Cold Silver, Troyen, Hang 11

Butlins

  • Minehead
  • TA24 5SH

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