Steelhouse Festival is delighted to announce Black Star Riders’ return as one of the weekend’s main headliners for Steelhouse 2018. The Festival will take place 27 – 29 July 2018, running for its 8th consecutive year.  

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Promoter Mikey Evans said, “Here we go again – Steelhouse 2018. Our 8th consecutive year. We are enormously buzzed to welcome back some old friends on this first announcement!  It’s also vital to Steelhouse to continue to introduce young and hungry, exciting first-timers; this little island has produced some of the greatest rock bands to ever grace a stage and on this evidence it continues to do so.

We couldn’t resist the opportunity of Black Star Riders making a return to ‘The Mountain’. They’ve gone from strength to strength since their first appearance in 2014. Top Ten albums, global touring – they are true Steelhouse headliners – a perfect fit.

Ricky Warwick said, “Black Star Riders are delighted to come back and headline Steelhouse Festival for a second time. We cannot wait to see you there…Bring YOUR rock n roll, because we will be bringing OURS”.

Promoter Max Rhead said, “Stone Broken’s rise has been incredible and proof that rock certainly isn’t dead. You can feel the momentum that’s with them. Friday night at Steelhouse has just gone up a level.

For years we’ve been putting on a ‘warm-up’ evening on the Friday, but it’s become such a pivotal part of the weekend, it now feels necessary to shout about it. We think it’s fair to say Stone Broken are the fastest-rising UK rock act out there and it just feels right and proper for such an exciting ‘new’ act to be taking the bold step of headlining the night that grew beyond a warm-up.”

Stone Broken says: “We are really excited to be returning to the Steelhouse festival stage next year after our debut this year. Not only do we get to play this great event again, we get to top the bill on the Friday night, which just blows us away! We will be bringing brand new songs from our new album “Ain’t Always Easy”, which will be out on the 2nd March. We can’t wait to get back up the mountain and put on an awesome ROCK SHOW for you all!”

King King dutifully take up the spot they had to miss last year; Alan Nimmo from the band said, “I’m so very happy that King King have been honoured with a second opportunity to perform at Steelhouse Festival again! I was absolutely gutted not to be able to make it last time due to my illness but we are very much looking forward to coming back and giving it our all for the fans this time around! From all of us here at King King, Thank you for your patience and kindness! We can’t wait to Rock it up for you!”

Additionally, the Quireboys return to the mountain for the first time since they headline appearance at the first ever Steelhouse back in 2011. Spike and the boys will be raising a glass and letting the good times roll on Sunday afternoon.

Aaron Buchanan & The Cult Classics, Massive Wagons, The Dust Coda, The Bad Flowers and Those Damn Crows also take up spots over the weekend.

And there’s much more to come…