metal talk
instagram Facebook Twitter RSS
metal talk
9th February 2017

dee snider

The three day music festival that is Hard Rock Hell (HRH) celebrated its tenth anniversary in style late last year, and no sooner had those who enjoyed the weekend arrived home than the organisers, Chic Festivals, announced Airbourne, Y&T, Gun, Syteria and The New Roses as the first acts confirmed for the next event to be held in November 2017.

Now the organisers have announced a slew of bands and artists with Twisted Sister legend Dee Snider leading the way. Snider performed what Twisted Sister said were their final shows last year whilst he also found time to release his new solo album, 'We Are The Ones', but the iconic frontman isn't done with us yet. He's returning to the UK this winter to headline the Thursday evening and unleash a torrent of creative fury at Camp HRH.

dee snider

Also announced are Lynch Mob. One of the most influential eighties guitarists, George Lynch, developed a ground-breaking brand of guitar virtuoso and HRH are proud to welcome this legendary band to the stage. More talent to cross the Atlantic are HRH Favourites Tyketto, currently on a high after the reception of their most recent album, 'Reach', and the reformed Femme Fatale featuring Alice Cooper guitarist Nita Strauss and The Iron Maidens guitar virtuoso, Courtney Cox.

Also on the line- up, you can expect a big curve ball of anthems from Reef who will be joined by the incredible talents of The Answer, Von Hertzen Brothers and Australia's Black Aces. On stage two, you can look forward to performances from Burnt Out Wreck (featuring Gary Moat, ex-Heavy Pettin’), Syron Vanes, Killcode, Florence Black, The Jokers, Fire Red Empress, Colour Of Noise, The Kut and Louder Still.

dee snider

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 XI will take place between Thursday 9th and Sunday 12th November 2017, 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.

dee snider

Jonni Davis told us: "We're not resting on our laurels or anything else: 2017 is going to be the biggest adventure yet! We're taking the HRH experience out to Australia, NZ and Singapore; meanwhile fresh new branches are growing from the HRH tree here in the UK - new genres and niches of rock and Metal that our community want us to add into the mix.

"It's going to be a Hell of a year, and of course we'll still be delivering our core events. HRH XI is going to be the best yet! Bring it on!"

Hard Rock Hell Confirmed Line Up (So Far):
Florence Black
Black Aces
Burnt Out Wreck
Colour Of Noise
Fire Red Empress
Dee Snider
Femme Fatale
Louder Still
Lynch Mob
The Answer
The Jokers
The Kut
The New Roses
Syron Vanes
Von Hertzen Brothers

judas priest


monsters of rock

Monsters Of Rock In Full Flight is strictly limited to 300 worldwide and is available from 30th November but those ordering before 31st October will have their name published within a dedicated page in the book.

It's a deluxe 128 page hardback book in a metal flight case with a narrative by Jerry Bloom.

When promoter Paul Loasby put on the first Monsters Of Rock Festival in 1980 he could probably never have imagined it would become an annual event that would endure for so many years.

Featuring bands from the UK, Germany, Canada and USA, Loasby chose to stage the event at the Donington race circuit in the middle of England and it would prove to be a defining moment for many of the bands on the bill.

Not least for headliners Rainbow as it was the their last ever show to feature drum legend Cozy Powell. As it would happen it turned out to be the last for vocalist Graham Bonnet as well. For many of the other bands on the bill such as Scorpions, Judas Priest and Saxon, they were all on the ascendancy and would soon go on to even greater success.

Now in celebration of this first ever Monsters Of Rock Festival comes this hardback book full of glorious photos of the bands that took to the stage for that inaugural event including back stage shots. Most of these shots have not been published before which add to the uniqueness of this deluxe 128-page book which is packaged in its own flight case.

Also included are stories surrounding the event with tales and recollections from those who were there, including artists and fans alike. Each book will be signed by the author. The 300 will sell fast and definitely go on to become collector's items so order yours now right here to avoid disappointment.


metal talk © All written site content is copyright 2008-2017, unless otherwise stated, and is not to be used without prior permission.