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The Moshville Times

Stone Free Festival 2018 – brand new acts announced

Kilimanjaro Live and The O2 are proud to announce a brand new selection of artists and spoken word entertainers who will be appearing at the third annual Stone Free Festival, which will be happening on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th June 2018 at The O2, London.

Joining legendary German rockers Scorpions and thrash titans Megadeth in the main arena on Saturday will be sleazy Californian good-time rockers Buckcherry, while headlining Indigo at The O2 will be British stoner rock icons Orange Goblin.

Also in Indigo on Saturday will be fast-rising British rock band Stone Broken, Belgian blues-rockers Triggerfinger and German heavy-rock biker-duo The Picturebooks. 

Elsewhere, the Big Entrance Stage will be there to welcome all Stone Free Festival goers with a bang as they arrive into the venue, with sets from British hard-rock bands Daxx & Roxanne, Dirty Thrills, Anchor Lane and Aaron Buchanan & The Cult Classics featuring the ex-Heaven’s Basement frontman.

On the Sunday, joining prog-rock royalty YES featuring ARW, celebrating their 50th anniversary, and former Supertramp frontman Roger Hodgson in the main arena will be the hugely acclaimed band Anathema, who won the prestigious Album Of The Year awards at the 2017 Progressive Music Awards for their magnificent eleventh album The Optimist. Completing the main arena bill on Sunday is Joanne Shaw Taylor.

In Indigo on Sunday, former Poison and The Winery Dogs guitar hero Richie Kotzen will be closing the stage, performing tracks from his prolific catalogue. Also appearing will be NYC 80’s hard-rockers Tyketto and The Wildhearts frontman Ginger Wildheart. 

Meanwhile The Big Entrance Stage will be featuring thunderous Black Country natives The Bad Flowers and the dynamic soulful Scots The Rising Souls.

As well as performances from world-class bands, The Speakeasy Lounge at All Bar One returns to Stone Free Festival over the course of the weekend, with its comedians, literary brainiacs, maniacs and much more, hosted by MC Garrett Millerick across both days. Featuring stand-up comic indulgence from the likes of Abigoliah Schamaun and Fin Taylor on Saturday and Glenn WoolChris Betts and Bec Hill on Sunday, it is guaranteed to make you shed tears of laughter.

All the festival extras will also be back this year including the acoustic beer garden, featuring performances from some of the best upcoming acoustic and rock talent in the country, all curated by Richer Unsigned, the Vinyl Fair, a fabulous Saturday Night After Show Party and Rock Royalty VIP packages.

The Beer Garden

With no chance of rain stopping play, there will still be the chance to bask outside in London’s summer sun. Outside the entrance to The O2 will be The Beer Garden with street food stalls and a busking stage where anyone with a bit of talent can get up and play.

Vinyl Record Fair

Free to the general public, VIP Record Fairs will be returning to Stone Free for the weekend. VIP Record Fairs produce more Vinyl Record Fairs than any other company in the world and at the Stone Free Festival they will present specially selected vinyl dealers from around the UK. You can browse through and buy vinyl from Prog Rock, Punk Rock and Hard Rock to Glam Rock, Classic Rock and 60s Rock!

VIP PACKAGES AVAILABLE

ROCK ROYALTY PACKAGE

This upgrade includes:

•    Access to the Rock Royalty VIP Lounge & Bar
•    Premium arena ticket
•    Priority access to official Stone Free events and stages
•    Exclusive Stone Free VIP gift
•    Access wristbands, VIP laminate & lanyard
•    Access to the VIP Hospitality Lounge

Available to book as an individual day or full weekend package.

ROCK ROYALTY – GAUCHO DINNER

The package includes:

•    Access to the Rock Royalty VIP Lounge & Bar
•    Priority access to official Stone Free events and stages
•    Premium arena ticket
•    Exclusive Stone Free VIP gift
•    Official Stone Free programme
•    3 Course, set menu Gaucho meal including welcome glass of Chandon, ½ bottle of wine per person and water for the table and 2 choices per course
•    Access wristbands, VIP laminate & lanyard
•    Access to the VIP Hospitality Lounge

You can see all details of VIP packages and find more information at the official Stone Free Festival website.

Tickets are available from:

Stone Free Festival: official | facebook | twitter

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Ross

Described as a gig junkie, can be seen at anything from the Quireboys to Black Label Society and everything in between.

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