Time for one of the highlights of my year, the rather excellent SOS festival. A festival envisioned 12 years ago by Lynne Hampson of Rocksector Records as an antidote to the plethora of family un-friendly festivals around at the time. Continue reading
Spread across the three adjoining Academy venues in deepest, darkest Birmingham, the third annual HRH Metal indoor fest is well into its second day when I finally arrive (a long story involving illness and unforeseen hospitals), and gathering pace on the main stage with Nottingham stoner trio Witch Tripper. The band’s beer-fuelled, Black Sabbath inspired riffery capturing the attention of a respectably sized early evening audience.
Long-running independent metalfest S.O.S. Festival will return in 2019 and has announced a great lineup. The Quireboys, A Joker’s Rage, Massive, Skam, Luke Appleton (acoustic), Chris Appleton (acoustic), The King Lot, Witch Tripper, Florence Black and many more head the three-day bill from 12th to 14th of July in Manchester UK. With a £20 price tag for the whole weekend, all ages entry, free parking, metal market, food, ales, wines, disabled access and more, SOS has proven to be a fantastic value, a welcoming environment for families, and accommodating for all music fans. Tickets on sale now at the link below. Continue reading