FESTIVAL NEWS: Black Star Riders and Stone Broken first headliners confirmed for Steelhouse 2018 Print
Friday, 01 December 2017 10:22

Black Star Riders have been confirmed as one of the headliners at next summer’s expanded Steelhouse Festival, which takes place at Hafod-Y-Dafal, just outside Ebbw Vale, over the weekend of 27 – 29 July.


Black Star Riders


The event has now been extended to the Friday evening, which will be headlined by Stone Broken.


Promoter Mikey Evans said:


“Here we go again - Steelhouse 2018. Our eighth consecutive year. We are enormously buzzed to welcome back some old friends on this first announcement!  It’s also vital to Steelhouse to continue to introduce young and hungry, exciting first-timers; this little island has produced some of the greatest rock bands to ever grace a stage and on this evidence it continues to do so.

“We couldn't resist the opportunity of Black Star Riders making a return to 'The Mountain'. They've gone from strength to strength since their first appearance in 2014. Top Ten albums, global touring - they are true Steelhouse headliners - a perfect fit.”


BSR frontman Ricky Warwick added:


“[We] are delighted to come back and headline Steelhouse Festival for a second time. We cannot wait to see you there...Bring YOUR rock ‘n’ roll, because we will be bringing OURS”.


Announcing the "upgrading" of the festival's Friday night, promoter Max Rhead said:


“Stone Broken’s rise has been incredible and proof that rock certainly isn't dead. You can feel the momentum that's with them. Friday night at Steelhouse has just gone up a level.


Stone Broken


“For years we've been putting on a 'warm-up' evening on the Friday, but it’s become such a pivotal part of the weekend, it now feels necessary to shout about it. We think it's fair to say Stone Broken are the fastest-rising UK rock act out there and it just feels right and proper for such an exciting 'new' act to be taking the bold step of headlining the night that grew beyond a warm-up.”


The lads from Stone Broken told Über Rock:


“We are really excited to be returning to the Steelhouse festival stage next year after our debut this year. Not only do we get to play this great event again, we get to top the bill on the Friday night, which just blows us away! We will be bringing brand new songs from our new album ‘Ain’t Always Easy’, which will be out on 2 March. We can’t wait to get back up the mountain and put on an awesome ROCK SHOW for you all!”


King King dutifully take up the spot they had to miss last year. Alan Nimmo commented:


"I’m so very happy that King King have been honoured with a second opportunity to perform at Steelhouse Festival again! I was absolutely gutted not to be able to make it last time due to my illness but we are very much looking forward to coming back and giving it our all for the fans this time around! From all of us here at King King, Thank you for your patience and kindness! We can’t wait to Rock it up for you!"

Additionally, the Quireboys return to the mountain for the first time since they headlined the first ever Steelhouse back in 2011. Spike and the boys will be raising a glass and letting the good times roll on Sunday afternoon. Aaron Buchanan & The Cult Classics, Massive Wagons, The Dust Coda, The Bad Flowers and Those Damn Crows also take up spots over the weekend.

Tickets for Steelhouse 2018 are available HERE.




Steelhouse 2018 First Announcement