Wednesday, 20 February 2013 14:14



The bill for PLANET ROCK’S STEELHOUSE FESTIVAL just got even bigger and better.


UK melodic rock giants MAGNUM will join metal legends SAXON and guitar great MICHAEL SCHENKER (TEMPLE OF ROCK & LOVEDRIVE REUNION TOUR) for the event, over the weekend of July 27-28th. Also, in line with the festival’s commitment to the best new talent, rising South Wales band DEAD SHED JOKERS have also been confirmed, along with HEAVEN’S BASEMENT, THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT, FIGHTING WOLVES and BUFFALO SUMMER, with even more bands to be announced in coming weeks.


Magnum formed in Birmingham in 1972. Their breakthrough album ‘On A Storyteller’s Night’ remains one of the best-loved rock records of the 80s, and their era-defining ‘Wings Of Heaven’ went on to garner the hit singles ‘Days Of No Trust’ and ‘Start Talking Love’. Some 40 years into their career, Magnum are still helmed by original singer Bob Catley and Tony Clarkin, and they’re a fitting, warmly welcomed addition to the stage of Planet Rock’s Steelhouse Festival.


Now in its third consecutive year, this family-friendly event will be sited on farmland nestling the beautiful Welsh countryside of Gwent. Camping, free parking and other facilities available on site over the whole weekend, and children under 14 can enter free when accompanied by an adult ticket holder. The Early Bird Tickets have now sold out, but Weekend Passes are available for just £65. Tickets can be bought at, or by calling 01495 370080 (national call rates apply).


This Welsh international classic rock festival continues to build on the grassroots success of previous years. While being a stronghold for rock and metal, this part of the country was rarely visited by major artists in the genre, so the organisers aimed to provide a high-quality, value-for-money music event in the area. The first Steelhouse Festival was held in 2011, with an even more successful follow-up last year. Over 5000 fans have attended the event to enjoy established rock bands including THE QUIREBOYS, FEEDER and REEF and emerging acts such as SAINT JUDE, THE UNION and GENTLEMANS PISTOLS.


This year the festival is set to grow even bigger, with bona-fide legends Saxon, Michael Schenker and Magnum topping the bill, more exciting bands to be announced, and now a partnership with PLANET ROCK, the UK’s leading classic rock radio station. Planet Rock DJs will compere the event on-stage, and the festival will be promoted on-air with advertising spots, offers of VIP Membership deals, competitions and a microsite:


“We have worked with the organisers over the past two years and admired their honesty and integrity. This festival epitomises what Planet Rock is about and we just wanted to part of it and make it bigger and better.” PLANET ROCK


For tickets and updates on the bill:

Tel: 01495 370080