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5th October 2017


The third annual Rockingham festival takes place in Nottingham's Trent University from October 20th to 22nd and features a plethora of melodic hard rock bands both old and new.

Headliners for the weekend are veteran US hard rockers Kix whio are making a very rare UK appearance, Vince Neil doing a set including Motley Crue's greatest hits and Canadian AOR legends Loverboy, another band who don't play on this side of the Atlantic very often.

Elsewhere on the bill there are more veterans of the hard rock and AOR scene in John Parr, Harem Scarem, Dare and Great White plus some up and coming stars in Vega and The Amorettes.

Stage times have already been confirmed and can be seen here. Tickets can be ordered from the festival website.


AOR guru Rob Evans gives us the low down of what to expect from the weekend at Rockingham:

"Well here we go for Rockingham three, so get strapped in as this rollercoaster promises to be a thrill a minute ride. Three days, eighteen bands and more melodic rock than you'll find in one place all year as Rockingham returns to Trent University.

"You want big hitters, well step forward Vince Neil, Loverboy, Dave Bickler and Kix, a quartet of bands and artists that would grace any stage. With a supporting cast that includes Harem Scarem and Great White how can you go wrong? Throw in some hot new talent along the lines of Cruzh, Maverick and the Amorettes and all the bases are being covered.

"With a welcome return from Fortune, one of the best bands from last year's festival and a first time appearance from Blanc Faces, you can guarantee that the pure AOR fans will be more than happy.

"With English AOR ably represented by Vega, Bailey, Dare, Moritz and Airrace, this is shaping up to be one of the best Festivals of the year and it's all set to take place over the weekend of 2Oth to 22nd October at Nottingham's Trent University."

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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.


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