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  SAXON AND THE DEAD DAISIES TO HEADLINE HARD ROCK HELL XII
19th November 2017



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The three day music festival that is Hard Rock Hell (HRH) may have just finished for this year, and no sooner had those who enjoyed the weekend arrived home than the organisers, Chic Festivals, confirmed nearly a dozen acts for the next event, to be held in November 2018.

The ever-mighty Saxon will be headlining HRH XII and they need no introduction to fans of the genre, who will see their iconic logo in their mind’s eye the moment the band gets mentioned.

Saxon were formed back in 1977, and were at the forefront of the scene, much beloved by fans of Hard Rock Hell. What's more, Saxon played the very first Hard Rock Hell (the Winter Ball, back in 2007).

Having sold more than fifteen million albums worldwide, the band also continues to influence later giants of the genre, like Metallica, Metallica, Mötley Crüe, and Pantera, and will be raising the rafters at HRH XII.

Co-headliners, The Dead Daisies, are a formidable Australian-American outfit that brings together amazing talent. The band have toured worldwide and were the first Western rock band to play Cuba after President Obama reopened trade ties with the country. An amazing achievement. Have a cigar, as the saying goes!

Like Saxon, Girlschool played the very first Hard Rock Hell, way back when the world was young. Firm favourites of the HRH crowd, Girlschool have just won the HRH 'Angels of Rock' award at the brand-new HRH Awards. They're the longest running all-female rock band IN THE WORLD, and still strong and active after more than thirty-five years in the business.

Femme Fatale were due to play HRH XI, but weren't able to do so because their guitarists were playing on another project. HRH are delighted to welcome the band to HRH XII. Listing "Loud guitars, vodka, black boots, black eyeliner and beer!" as their interests, Femme Fatale will bring all this and more to Camp HRH next year.

Also announced in the very tasty first wave of bands playing the festival are Phil Campbell And The Bastard Sons, Tygers Of Pan Tang, Thunderstick, Ryders Creed, The Rising Souls, The Dukes Of Bordello, and (appropriately for HRH XII) Renegade Twelve.

HRH has been busier and more popular than ever, particularly after the triumphant Eleventh Coming (which sold out LAST November).

Tickets for HRX XII will sell out FAST, so book early! Ring Fleur on 0203 287 6684 to book your place. More bands will be announced.

Based at the The Hafan y Môr Holiday Park outside the Welsh town of Pwllheli, Hard Rock Hell offers a range of bands split over the three days. The festival really has a 'something for everyone' feel about it, and the fact it sells out every year has a lot to say about the venue, the entertainment and the organisation.

HRH XII will take place between Thursday 8th and Sunday 11th November 2018, amidst the beautiful landscape of North Wales. Once again the HRH community will come together for the ultimate mash-up of loud, live music and malarkey that makes up an HRH event, along with the quality accommodation you'd expect from Europe's leading residential festivals.

Hard Rock Hell XII Confirmed Line Up (so far):
Phil Campbell And The Bastard Sons
Dead Daisies
The Dukes Of Bordello
Femme Fatale
Girlschool
Renegade Twelve
The Rising Souls
Ryders Creed
Saxon
Thunderstick
Tygers of Pan Tang





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WACKEN WINTER NIGHTS IS HEAVY METAL WONDERLAND

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Wacken Winter Nights 2018 takes place between February 23rd and 25th 2018 and the great news is that you can now experience a full-on, top class German Metal Festival easily and affordably.

It only takes an hour to fly to Hamburg from London and we've had longer journeys than that within the capital and they were certainly more expensive than the £33 air ticket that just appeared in our 'flights to Wacken Winter Nights' search.

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Wacken Winter Nights is organised by the same team who are responsible for the world's greatest Metal festival, Wacken-Open-Air and the 2018 bill includes Skyclad, Orphaned Land, Elvenking, Finntroll, Grave Digger, Aeverium, Comes Vagantes, Coppelius, Corvus Corax, Die Pressgëng, Elvellon, Heimataerde, Hell-O-Matic, Ignis Fatuu, Ingrimm, Irdorath, Johnny Deathshadow, Krayenzeit, Letzte Instanz, Mr Hurley und die Pulveraffen, Pampatut, Pat Razket, Schandmaul, Sündenrausch, The Aberlour's, The Moon And The Nightspirit, Torfrock, Visions Of Atlantis, Vroudenspil, Wind Rose and more.



Besides this rich billing of superb Metal bands, there is so much more to see in the festival area including the medieval market and also the walking acts and jugglers you will meet at the theme worlds, including Robert Blake, three-time World Cup winner of street magic.

Wacken Winter Nights is something not to be missed and you can check out the amazing ticket and accommodation prices right here.

We just priced up the whole four day trip with hotels, flights, shuttles and festival tickets for less than £300 and we don't think you will get a better value festival than that, anywhere.

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MetalTalk recently sat down with Wacken founder and owner Thomas Jensen and that interview will be online next week and it's a fascinating insight into how Wacken originated from nothing to become the world's premiere Heavy Metal event.

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Wacken 2018 takes place from 2nd to 4th August 20218 and as with Wacken Winter Nights, if you have never experienced all it has to offer, then you owe it to yourself to remedy that.

Already announced for Wacken 2018 are Judas Priest, Nightwish, Running Wild (exclusive), Arch Enemy, Dirkschneider, Doro (Special Anniversary Show), In Extremo, Sepultura, Amorphis, Amaranthe, Firewind, W.A.R., Belphegor, Mantar, Knorkator, Deserted Fear, Watain, Night Demon, Epica, Knorkator, Belphegor, Firewind, Deserted Fear and many more and we'll have more Wacken 2018 announcements during December.

As well as being the greatest Heavy Metal festival in the world, it is without a doubt the Mecca of Metal and the one thing that every single person who loves our music should have on their bucket list.

For 2018, MetalTalk have joined forces with Wacken-Open-Air to help you get to Wacken easily and inexpensively and you can peruse the ticket and travel options right here.

If you are interested in going to Wacken 2018 and have questions, please fill out the form below and we will contact you with answers to all your enquiries. You are under no obligation whatsoever by filling this form out. We won't add you to any mailing lists or send you loads of spam - all we will do is help you get to Wacken as easily and inexpensively as possible.

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