From humble beginnings of a one-of festival in the arse end of Wales, HRH has – like many festivals before – gone on to prove that our beloved brand of music is anything but floundering. Now hosting several themed dates a year at various locations around the country (all 2016 dates sold out in 2015!), they’ve added a “Christmas Rocka” to the schedule for 2016, at the O2 Academy in Sheffield over the 2nd and 3rd of December.
The theme of NWOBHM has opened the gates for a tremendous number of acts to perform and the line-up is staggering for fans old and new. Some of the bands don’t play much and some have retired in some ways, or went on a hiatus crusade, but the horn has sounded and HRH are calling in twenty five of the best.
Jonni Davis CEO Chic Festivals and the creator of the Hard Rock Hell empire says:
Sometimes everyone can be guilty of forgetting our roots and the bands and music that have played such a huge part in our lives as we’ve grown up. We want to dedicate this HRH Xmas Rocka to a genre of music that lay the foundations for a lot of us, whilst we emerged into our own circles of music. Most people touch on it, or probe at it, we want to dedicate a whole weekend to it. We want the HRH Horn to sound the ‘Roll Call’, and gather the bands and tribes we call created under this unique genre banner that we’ve all come to love, N.W.O.B.H.M.
HRH NWOBHM will probably be a one off, however will feature three exclusive HRH Hotels on the venues doorstep, with the usual Classic, VIP and Royalty packages.
Early Bird Weekend Tickets and Hotel Packages go on sale Monday 21st March at 12.00 Noon GMT. and can be booked online @ www.hrhnwobhm.com or by calling 08700 110034 and ticketweb.co.uk or 0844 477 2000.
Oh, yeah… the bands…
- Venom Inc
- Rock Goddess
- Grim Reaper
- Jess Cox ( Tygers of Pan Tang )
- Tokyo Blade
- Geddes Axe
- Cloven Hoof
- Witch Hazel
- Persian Risk