LINE-UP SO FAR....
SATURDAY 19TH JULY
THE DEAN HOCKING STAGE : ABSOLVA, SAVAGE MESSIAH, MONUMENT, INCASSUM, CAPTAIN HORIZON, LORD VOLTURE, ASYLUM CITY ZOO, ETERNAL BREATH, BLOODYARD, THE IDOL DEAD
ACOUSTIC STAGE : EXIT STATE, WIZZ WIZZARD, FANTASIST, THE GODDAMN ELECTRIC
SUNDAY 20TH JULY
THE DEAN HOCKING STAGE : I AM I, TYSONDOG, TRIAXIS,
WIZZ WIZZARD, GANG, FAHRAN, SKAM, BLACK STAR BULLET
ACOUSTIC STAGE :
BLAZE BAYLEY (WITH CHRIS APPLETON), INCASSUM, I.C.O.N.
PLENTY MORE BANDS TO BE CONFIRMED
Bands wanting to play SOS - email mark(at)mwaweb.com with details of your band including a link where we can listen to your songs.
First established since 2008, this will be the 7th SOS Festival.
2 day indoor rock & metal festival at Radcliffe Civic, Radcliffe, Thomas Street, Manchester. M26 2UH.
Previous headliners.... GUN, Tygers of Pan Tang, Blaze Bayley, Fury UK, Heaven's Basement, Black Spiders, Dave Evans, Beholder, Babylon Fire.
Tickets already on-sale - www.sosfestival.net
Announcement 23rd December 2013 >>>>
MORE BANDS ANNOUNCED FOR SOS FESTIVAL 2014!
After several weeks' wait, we have great news for rock and
metal fans as the latest additions to the SOS line-up
are announced, headed up by I AM I. The band fronted by
former DragonForce vocalist ZP Theart is to headline
Sunday on the Dean Hocking (main) stage. Also, confirmed to headline our acoustic stage on Sunday is Blaze
Bayley (ex-Iron Maiden, Wolfsbane). Blaze (pictured below) will be accompanied on guitar by Chris Appleton of Absolva - Absolva headline the Dean Hocking Stage on
We're also very happy to add French traditional thrash
metallers GANG, Welsh classic metalheads Triaxis,
alternative rockers Captain Horizon who signed to
Rocksector Records just recently, and sleaze rockers
The Idol Dead. Meanwhile, on acoustic stage we can also
confirm Saturday headliners Exit State, plus acoustic sets
also from Incassum, Wizz Wizzard, Fantasist, I.C.O.N.
and The Goddamn Electric.
Announcement : 25th September 2013 >>>>
ABSOLVA, TYSONDOG, MONUMENT, INCASSUM, WIZZ WIZZARD AND ETERNAL BREATH CONFIRMED FOR SOS FESTIVAL 2014
We're extremely happy to confirm the first 6 bands for SOS Festival 2014, the 7th such event which takes place this time on 19th-20th July and has a "Summer Horror" theme.
Absolva : with a meteoric start in May 2012, formed from the ashes of Fury UK when Luke Appleton left to join Iced Earth, Absolva played a debut show at SOS in 2012, prior to releasing a widely lauded debut album "Flames Of Justice" later that year. They've toured UK and Europe consistently including Bloodstock, Hammerfest, plus support shows with Iced Earth and Michael Schenker. A live album and DVD is released on 30th September amid a widespread European Tour. By the time they play SOS 2014 a 2nd studio album will have been released. www.absolva.com
Tysondog : released a debut album in 1982 with a fine position in the NWOBHM scene, which many critics expected to project the band into the big league but when lady luck failed to smile, they disbanded in 1987. Unheard for many years they've launched a comeback during the past 5 years which is gathering momentum both at home and abroad, very ably reminding us why they were such hot property in the first place. www.tysondog.co.uk
Monument : Peter Ellis, formerly of White Wizzard and The More I See, formed Monument and has stirred an incredible support and praise as purveyors of true British heavy metal. With dual guitar harmonies and signature falsetto wails, this is a band determined to make a difference on the metal scene. Witnesses to their performance at Hammerfest this year will testify to their quality. They are currently touring as main support to White Wizzard. www.planetmonument.com
Incassum : the first of our heavier bands is a returning band from last years' festival. Those in attendance on day two last year saw a delivery of technical , progressive, multi-textured, melodic death metal. There was also the matter of an inspired acoustic set on day one with the band's songs lovingly re-crafted for unplugged delivery and superbly performed. Fans that witnessed the band at Bloodstock 2013 will also vouch for their quality. www.incassum.com
Wizz Wizzard : regulars at SOS Festival, becoming firm favourites especially in the past couple of years, Wizz Wizzard hail from Belgium and are fronted by the charismatic former pirate DJ Wizz who carries with him more than a hint of Dio and Biff Byford. The band released a debut official album, Tears From The Moon, late in 2012 and whilst developing a growing fanbase in their home-country have also connected extremely well with British classic metal followers. www.wizzard-rock.be
Eternal Breath : another band from Belgium, Eternal Breath have, despite being around in various line-ups for some 15 years, only quite recently come to real attention in the UK. A second more extreme band confirmed for 2014 that has gathered serious momentum in their homeland during the past couple of years and we're delighted to help introduce them further to UK audiences. www.eternalbreath.be
SOS Festival takes place annually in July, at Radcliffe Civic in North Manchester. Previous headliners include GUN, Heaven's Basement, Blaze Bayley, Fury UK, Black Spiders, Tygers of Pan Tang, Babylon Fire. It's a two-day indoor rock and metal event, featuring in excess of 20 bands, with two stages - a main stage and an acoustic stage. In 2013 and now ongoing, the main stage was re-named the Dean Hocking Stage in honour of the bass player of Lincoln-based rock band Nightvision - Dean tragically lost his life in a serious car accident in December 2012.
For further information please visit www.sosfestival.net