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18th April 2017

the faces

According to The Daily Star and Festival organiser John Giddings, Rod Stewart will reunite The Faces to play the Isle Of Wight Festival on 11th June.

John Giddings is quoted in the British tabloid:

"I suspect Ronnie [Wood] and co may come along.

"He [Rod Stewart] will put on a bit of a show because it was on his bucket list to play the Isle Of Wight.

"And he's got a hit called 'Sailing'!"

"One of the groups on the bill are recording a song with Rod Stewart, but I'm not going to tell you who it is because I'd be letting the cat out of the bag.

"The idea that they would be working with him was really interesting."

The Daily Star says that act is rumoured to be Catfish & The Bottlemen and that Rod wants a celebrity duet on stage. John Giddings added:

"There's a girl on the bill who I'm trying to get to do a duet with him too."

The Star speculates that is Melanie C or possibly Imelda May.

John also told the paper how he managed to book Rod Stewart for the festival.

"I bumped into Rod at a charity do and I said: 'Why've you never played the Isle Of Wight Festival?' and he said: 'Well no-one's ever asked me.'

"I said: 'They have now' and that was it!"

As well as Ronnie Wood, drummer Kenney Jones is also tipped to join The Faces reunion party on the Sunday of the three day event and if everything goes to plan it will only be Rod's second performance with The Faces in more than twenty years, the last being at a prostate cancer benefit gig in 2015.




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.


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.


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.


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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