STONEDEAD FESTIVAL aims to excite both classic and new rock fans in providing a unique one day, one stage festival where the music is the focus.  Stonedead is firmly placed on the rock festival map and places the rock fan experience at its core.

    The festival is solely organised by volunteers and created for music fans, STONEDEAD is a festival experience not to be missed. With a free signing tent brought to you in conjunction with Planet Rock Radio. A dedicated covered wellbeing area with seating and sun cream! We allow alcohol to be brought into the arena – 4 cans of ready mixed spirits or beer / cider. STONEDEAD Festival is carrying on it’s solid tradition of bringing both well-known and new rock bands to Newark Showground, Nottinghamshire.

    BLACK STAR RIDERS are currently one of the most exciting bands in the rock world. Formed in 2012 with Ricky Warwick (Vocals), Scott Gorham (Lead Guitar), Robbie Crane (Bass) Chad Szeliga (Drums) and Christian Martucci (Lead Guitar). 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 (2013) which was promptly followed by Killer Instinct (2015), Heavy Fire (2017) and Another State of Grace (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 90’s iconic bands: Reef, The Wildhearts and Dodgy in 2018 and a number of shows to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the release of the iconic LP “Regular Urban Survivors”. Tony Wright (vocals), Mark Yates (guitar), Leigh Marklew (bass), Milly Evans (keys) and Cam Greenwood (drums) will certainly take the party up a notch in August. Terrorvision has true Yorkshire grit with a host of hits from Tequila, Alice What’s the Matter, My House, D’ya Wanna Go Faster to Oblivion, the vibrant rockers guarantee to get you bouncing, singing along and waving your arms in the air.

    Legendary Scottish rockers GUN will bring an arsenal of hooky riffs and catchy songs to the STONEDEAD Tommy Vance stage. Celebrating 30 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 double album release R3LOADED, 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, for which the band won the prestigious MTV Europe Music Award for Best Cover. Dante Gizzi (vocals), Jools Gizzi (guitar), Paul McManus (drums), Andy Carr (bass) and Tommy Gentry (guitar) never fail to deliver, and are guaranteed to put on one hell of a show for the STONEDEAD faithful!

    H.E.A.T have established themselves as one of the hottest melodic rock bands on the scene. With their self-produced 6th album H.E.A.T II, released to critical acclaim, H.E.A.T bring powerful high octane melodic vocals with a huge sound. The album has gained plaudits worldwide, returning to a heavier style and cementing their place in the Melodic Rock genre.

    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.

    Tygers of Pan Tang hail originally from Whitley Bay and fully capture the raw spirit of classic NWOBHM. Tygers of Pan Tang bring their full swagger and galloping riffs for our pleasure and enjoyment.

    Guitarist Myke Gray founder and song writer of Skin, Jagged Edge and Red White and Blues brings his exciting new Shades of Grey project and old classics to STONEDEAD.

    Dead Man’s Whiskey won the Opening Poll Competition. London based Dead Man’s Whiskey have a solid reputation as a hard working NWOCR band. With big vocals, huge guitar hooks, energetic performances and catchy as hell choruses, this 5 piece will offer a scintillating opening performance.

    The legend that is Krusher Joule is acting as compere for the day. 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 / park 5 minutes from the level ground arena.





    To kick off STONEDEAD, MMH RADIO are bringing one huge party with 4 bands to start the Bank Holiday Weekend in style. With DJ sets, competitions and more! Available to all campers (arena ticket upgrades are available) .

    TICKETS and further information HERE







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