|VIXEN added to HARD ROCK HELL tenth anniversary line up|
|Written by Mark Ashby|
|Monday, 12 September 2016 21:14|
US hard rock goddesses VIXEN have been added to the line-up of this November’s sold out tenth edition of Hard Rock Hell, which takes place at Pwllheli in north Wales from 10 - 13 November.
They join British blues/rock legend BERNIE MARSDEN in the last line-up announcement before this year’s event in two months’ time. They join a bill that already boasts Ugly Kid Joe, Ratt, Glenn Hughes, Molly Hatchet, Living Colour, Last In Line, Warrior Soul and many, many more.
“The stage is set and we can’t wait to share it with the HRH faithful,” exclaims HRH CEO Jonni Davis.
“After Bernie Marsden's masterclass at HRH Blues, we had to get him in to do "his thing, his way": It's a must-see performance!”
With HRH now celebrating its tenth anniversary, Jonni recalls of the festival’s origins:
“I still remember clearly what happened when we announced our intentions at HRH 1. Industry were unsure, fans loved it, but it was the bands who really endorsed it, from Cthonic opening the show until Tesla closed it. It was a dream rollercoaster that became reality. Even Twisted Sister didn't know what to expect until they encountered the HRH Roar firsthand. As Dee Snider asked at the time, “Where the f**k is Minehead??? Near Stonehenge, brother? Ahh, got it!” Unsurprisingly, HRH 1 went on to win ‘Event of the Year’ at the Metal Hammer awards in Spring 2008, which was picked up by Biff Byford from Saxon. His reproof to all the naysayers and disbelievers was crystal clear: “You missed out! It was a great gig, and this just proves it. In their first year FFS!”.”
Since HRH launched in 2007, the brand and its affiliates are now involved in more than 200 shows a year worldwide. They boast an active international community of over 600,000 and HRH runs its own label, Off Yer Rocka Recordings, and the TV channel, HRH TV, on the side, with more new experiences and media developments promised to follow early in 2017.
“Although we’re ten years down the line, it feels like we only started our rock ‘n roll shenanigans yesterday,” commented Jonni.
“Chapter Two in the evolution of HRH starts now, with a full year of special, one-off celebrations during 2017 to mark this momentous landmark in the Road of Rock.
One sign of Hard Rock Hell’s success and popularity is that HRH X has been sold out since last November, with 1600 on the waiting list, trying to get in since January this year.
“We could have run two weekends this year,” explained HRH Live Director, Fleur Elliott, “and we could have made it bigger, but since Day One we have always said that our community would stay one size. This is what we've done: keeping it the way the fans want it. I really, really can't wait to share this 10th adventure with everyone. I want them to sing their hearts out and leave totally voiceless!”
|Last Updated on Monday, 12 September 2016 21:24|