Black Star Riders to headline Stonedead Festival 2020 in the UK


Stonedead 2020 is an outdoor one day, one stage, monster of a festival where rock music reigns eternal. Stonedead is now firmly placed on the rock festival map and places the rock fan experience at its core.  Come and see it for yourself!

BLACK STAR RIDERS are currently one of the greatest rock bands around. Formed in 2012 with Ricky Warwick (Vocals), Scott Gorham (Lead Guitar), Robbie Crane (Bass) Chad Szeliga (Drums) and Christian Martucci (Lead Guitar).  They are often billed as the next step in the evolution of Thin Lizzy. However BSR offer far more that that: rock anthems with skilfully intertwined guitars, extremely powerful vocals with a unique sound designed to leave you wanting more. Certainly a fitting headline act for the Stonedead 2020 Tommy Vance stage.

World-renowned New York AOR melodic hard rockers TYKETTO, fronted by Danny Vaughan offer a plethora of trademark melodies filled with riffs that fans know and love. Southern blues influenced hard rock doesn’t get much better than the KRIS BARRAS BAND fronted by UK guitarist and vocalist Kris Barras; it is an explosion of gritty, hard rock blues, with killer riffs.

Birmingham’s very own BLAZE BAYLEY returns to Newark having previously performed in 2018 with Wolfsbane; this time bringing a UK summer exclusive of his Iron Maiden years. TYGERS OF PAN TANG hail originally from Whitley Bay and fully capture the raw spirit of classic NWOBHM.  TYGERS OF PAN TANG bring their full swagger and galloping riffs for our pleasure and enjoyment. 

MYKE GRAY from the hard rock band SKIN has joined with KIM JENNETT. This collaboration brings a new vibe to Skin songs, as well as showcasing her own material; the songstress exudes a passion for rock’n’roll.

Stonedead Festival UK 2020 first poster
The legend that is Krusher Joule will once again be acting as compere for the day.   Stonedead’s stellar line-up aims to excite both classic and new rock fans in providing a unique one day, one stage festival where the music is loud, the beer and food are priced competitively and you can camp / park 5 minutes from the arena. 

The festival is solely organised by volunteers and created for music fans, Stonedead is a festival experience not to be missed. With a free signing tent brought to you in conjunction with Planet Rock Radio. We have a dedicated covered wellbeing area with seating and sun cream! We allow alcohol to be brought into the arena – 4 cans of ready mixed spirits or beer / cider. 

With Special Guests and the Opening Poll competition winners still to be announced, Stonedead Festival is carrying on its solid tradition of bringing both well known and new rock bands to Newark Showground, Nottinghamshire.