Saturday 1st JUNE
22.00 – 22.50 GANG
From Fismes France, Bill Gang and the guys, have been playing classic heavy metal since 1990. They are heavily influenced by Maiden, Priest, Motorhead, Saxon, Lizzy, and Thin Lizzy. Every year they host a NWOBHM festival BRITISH STEEL, In their hometown. Bringing from the UK the best bands around. They will round off the first day of celebrations with the most mind-blowing set.
SUNDAY 2ND JUNE DOORS OPEN 13.00
13.00 – 13.40 CULLODEN
They bring youth, excitement, and their own band of classic heavy metal, all the way from The North East. Expect screams of Satan.
At the end of this set a magical moment when the Legend that is
Steve Grimmett from Grim Reaper
joins them for ‘See you in Hell!’
14.00 – 14.40 CHEMIKILL
A female fronted band, this Midland power house have been plying their
trade in classic metal since 1986.
Expect classic heavy metal played with power and passion!
This is a Mearfest first! Our first NWOBHM band to reform especially for Mearfest. This Essex based band formed back in the midst of time in 1980 when the world was truly monochrome, now resplendent in rich colour and light, they bring the metal into the new millennium.
Another Brilliant NWOBHM band who were absolutely stunning at Mearfest North last year, we are proud and excited to host them again. So powerful Ste Byatt plays barefoot, they certainly blew our socks off!
17.00-18.00 VICTORIUS EMPIRE
A combined set comprising of Victorius travelling all the way from Glasgow. This tremendous old school style band keeps the flame of true metal burning bright.
They join, firm Mearfest favourites SATANS EMPIRE who will be playing some brand-new material from their forthcoming new album, along with some older classics and a few new surprises. All hail the Empire!
18.30-19.30 WEAPON UK
Initially formed in 1980 and have toured extensively with Motorhead and many others. Having travelled from all corners of Europe to be with us. They bring power, melody and above all entertainment. Prepare for the set of a lifetime.
20.10 – 21.10 THUNDERSTICK
We are honoured to have the ex- Iron Maiden/Samson drummer and the new line up of Thunderstick with us at Mearfest this year. Barry Purkis is the true face of the NWOBHM, even though you never see it!! Expect theatre, expect passion, expect excitement, expect yours truly to be sacrificed LIVE ON STAGE!!!!! A visual and musical spectacle awaits us all.
LETS ROCK LETS PARTY LIKE IT’S 1979!
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