Beermageddon 2020 – if this doesn’t shift every last ticket, we don’t know what will…

We’re going to let the press release fill in all the details, but Beermageddon’s Sunday night headliner is something beyond special. A genuinely one-off, unique performance which will be something to tattoo on your arm to mark a special “I was there” moment…

Fronted by Paul Di’Anno and including four former Iron Maiden members, we will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the release of Iron Maiden’s debut album in a headline Beermageddon set from Ides of March.

The lineup has been specially formed for this totally unique occasion and this will be a one-off and never-to-be-repeated performance. The band lineup consists of Paul Di’Anno – vocals (ex-Iron Maiden), Terry Wapram – guitar (ex-Iron Maiden), Terry Rance – guitar (ex-Iron Maiden), Doug Sampson – drums (ex-Iron Maiden), Speed Harris – bass (Hi-On Maiden).

This will be vocalist Paul Di’Anno’s final ever live performance. After experiencing serious health difficulties in recent months, Paul has now taken the advice of his doctors and will retire from the live stage in 2020 after the Ides of March performance at Beermageddon. It is going to take one mighty effort for Paul to pull off this performance but he is determined to go out in style and give his fans one memorable final thank you and goodbye.

Paul said: “It’s been a tough four years waiting to play again. I hope to be standing for this show and I’m really looking forward to it. Standing up would be great – if not, Hell on wheels coming to ya!”

The Ides of March setlist for Beermageddon will include plenty of surprises with some songs being played live for the first time in literally decades. Stand by for further announcements during the run-up to August.

Guitarist Terry Wapram said: “Really looking forward to working with these guys. Our paths have crossed many times but we never played together. Should be a killer line-up and a very special night.”

A forthcoming biographical documentary movie on Paul’s life is currently in the making and the producers will be filming the Beermageddon performance on 30th August. The movie is being created and directed by Wes Orshoski, the creator of Lemmy – The Movie and more details about it will be released during 2020.

Jim Beerman, festival organiser added: “Beermageddon has always been about creating magical moments, and as an old school metal head I can think of nothing better than closing this years festival with Ides of March, musicians who have played such a pivotal role in the history of metal, playing songs, from arguably one of the greatest debut albums ever released, plus so much more, it doesn’t get any more magical than that.”

In addition to this incredible headliner, the following acts have been announced:

Bringing old school death metal, from right here in Birmingham, the birthplace of metal, Beermageddon welcomes the brutality of Absolution.

After a close to 20 year break the band burst back onto stages up and down the country five years ago! Back in November we caught Absolution live, our jaws hit the floor, and knew their brand of old school death would be perfect for this years festival.

Now they are set to lay waste to our stage at Beermageddon 2020, and it will be one hell of a show, so brace yourselves as Absolution bring the Brutality to Bromsgrove!

From Old England’s heart a new Devil is spawned! Crushing slabs of old fashioned Death Metal, raw and primal, churning and evil courtesy of Pemphigoid.

The name of a rare autoimmune blistering skin disease, Pemphigoid was chosen as the band’s moniker. And this medical theme features prominently in the bands lyrics. Songs telling stories of disease, mental illness, surgery and various clinical institutionalised horrors…

The debut album Where Compassion Comes to Die released in March 2018 (downloadable for free via bandcamp) cements the bands mission statement. OSDM for fans of Obituary, Bolt Thrower, Carcass, Autopsy etc. Coming to Beermageddon 2020!




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