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Johnny Main
1st August 2016

winter storm

Yes, you read that headline correctly - a new rock festival is heading to the Scottish seaside town of Troon in South Ayrshire this November.

Under the umbrella of Winter Storm, the festival will take place over the weekend of 25th and 26th November at a number of venues across the seaside town. A bit of AOR, a touch of NWOBHM, a hint of the blues with some of the best new and classic rock bands are promised at Troon Concert Hall and other venues around the town.

Over the coming weeks, the organisers are setting out the full line-up but acts already confirmed include current media darlings Inglorious who continue their meteoric rise to the top alongside Black Star Riders frontman Ricky Warwick and his solo band The Fighting Hearts, renowned British rockers FM, ex-World Superbike Champion James Toseland and his band as well as NWOBHM legends Tygers Of Pan Tang and Praying Mantis. Amongst the local acts to be included are The King Lot from West Lothian and up and coming rockers The Amorettes. Other acts will be announced in due course.

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As well as the main stage being located at Troon Concert Hall, there will also be three pubs in the town offering live music during the weekend with after show parties and guest DJs as well as a host of other surprises.

The first batch of tickets went on sale today, Monday 1st August, with accommodation inclusive packages available as well as weekend and day tickets. All of the accommodation is within three miles of the venues and some are as close as five hundred yards so you'd better get in fast if you don't want to have to walk far.

winter storm

Two nights bed and breakfast at the three star Anchorgae Hotel, for example, including weekend tickets comes in at £130 per person but there are a very limited number of rooms. Weekend tickets are on sale for just £49 (not including any accommodation) and a limited number of tickets will be available for those people bringing children under sixteen years of age. Weekend only tickets are available under a three easy payment plan.

Advance tickets are available now with early bird single day tickets being made available from Monday 15th - Wednesday 31st August. Full weekend and day tickets can be purchased from Thursday 1st September. A full range of ticket and accommodation choices a re available on the Winter Storm website at

Winter Storm 2016 Line-Up so far (in alphabetical order):
Praying Mantis
Ricky Warwick And The Fighting Hearts
The Amorettes
The Hyena Kill
The King Lot
Tyger Of Pan Tang


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