The news we've all probably been expecting, but dreading, is here. As much as it pains every single member of the crew we are going to be unable to deliver Stonedead 2020 under current Government guidelines. We are postponing the show until 28 Aug 2021 at the same venue with the same line up. The Stonedead Crew, from Festival Directors downwards, is made up completely of unpaid volunteers and we have tried to hold on until as late as possible for no other reason than to give the festival the best chance of going ahead.
Since the start of the pandemic we have been in weekly consultation with Newark District Council to see if we could find a way to go ahead safely whilst not compromising the Stonedead experience. Regrettably live performances are still banned; it is still illegal to have gatherings of over 6 people and everyone is still expected to socially distance and wear PPE . The Governments roadmap on when traditional live music performances can return has no timeline suggesting that these restrictions will not be lifted anytime soon. The recent re-locking down of nearby Leicester is another example of how unstable the situation still is. We will simply not risk the health and safety of the Stonedead family.
We will be back bigger and stronger in 2021. We have secured the same line-up, who are all chomping at the bit to grace our stage in front of you all. In addition we are bringing in some extra surprises, as a way of saying thank you for your amazing and continued support.
We would like to invite everyone who has a ticket to rollover for next year and join us in a field for our most spectacular show yet. If you are happy to rollover, simply keep your existing ticket safe as it remains valid for 2021. This is the best way to support the festival and secure it’s future but if you are unable to make the new date, we will be offering a refund on the face value of tickets purchased. If you are rolling over, you will also receive a 2021 ticket stub on the gate to add to your collection.
Refunds will be available until the 18th of July 2020. To process a refund we will require all tickets and passes to be returned.
In has been a hugely disappointing time for all of us and an extremely difficult decision to make but we are certain it is the right one. We are also certain that the Stonedead family will understand the reasoning behind it and continue to support us going forward. Here's looking forward to seeing you all for our best show yet on 28 Aug 2021.
Any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Well in this bad year of our lord 2020 some music still kicks arse an that is one band to watch out for is The Autumn Killers ith two singles under there belt this 3 piece band from the valleys of the Dragons South Wales release Chains AND Fight both on youtube the band are on Facebook just ask
Rob Reece - Lead Vocals & Bass Guitar Duncan Richardson - Guitars & Keys Jordan Wright - Drums & percussion
or check out youtube for vidieo was send from Rick Palin from Skyfire PR there singles if you need something new go check out this Welsh band Video to follow ... ExpandHide
It is with a heavy heart that we have made the decision to postpone RockWich 2020, due to the current COVID19 pandemic. It was a difficult decision to make but feel it’s the right one and we have to make the safety of our great fans, the bands, the venue staff and our own staff a priority. We are currently in talks with all of the bands and artists and are happy to confirm that 95% of the line up have confirmed for RockWich 2021. Please be assured that we are putting everything in to this and working hard behind the scenes to guarantee we deliver yet another stellar line up. People who have already purchased tickets will have 2 options. 1) Ticket roll over for RockWich 2021 – You don’t need to do anything 2) Request a refund – Please do this by sending an email to email@example.com, before the end of June 2020. All requests received will be processed within 28 days. Whilst we will honour every request for a full refund, please bare in mind that we will be taking the hit on the processing charges directly. We hope you understand and support our decision and thank you all for your continued support in these difficult and challenging times. Stay safe The RockWich team ... ExpandHide
An important message and a lovely tribute from Jamie of King Voodoo
"It's still #mentalhealthawarenessweek.
It's so important to keep the dialogue going on Mental Health, especially at this time when we are so isolated from each other, our usual routines and way of life.
With this week also being the anniversary of the day we lost Chris Cornell, I wanted to remember this by doing something that I find cathartic and therapeutic - Music. I've tried my best to do a vocal cover of one of my favorite tracks from one of my favorite vocalists to honor this.
Here is a live recording of Black Hole Sun. Hope you enjoy, Stay safe and keep on being kind to each other x" ... ExpandHide
We are absolutely heartbroken to have to announce that it’s not possible for this year’s Rebellion to go ahead.
Please keep your WEEKEND TICKETS as they will get you in to Rebellion 2021.
All day tickets will be refunded.
We have been monitoring the situation and looking at all options and whilst we were genuinely very optimistic 2 months ago and honestly thought that this would all be done and dusted half a year ahead, it’s clear that as each day passes things are taking a lot longer to go back to any sense of ‘normal’. All the indications are that mass indoor gatherings will not take place for some time to come. Obviously ticket sales have ground to a halt since the lockdown so the conclusion we’ve come to is that even if the Winter Gardens is allowed to open in August, we won’t be able to put on the same standard of festival that you’ve all come to know and love. We are already losing key bands and there would be people that had bought tickets that either can’t travel (if overseas travel is still banned) or choose not to travel and it’s unfair on them too. Further, we’ve listened to bands, fans and crew and the feedback has tended to move from an optimistic and positive response with people wanting it to happen to many of us now reluctantly accepting that it’s not the best thing to do for our communities health and well-being. So for those of you that wanted us to cancel, we feel we’ve done the right thing but for those of you that wanted us to carry on you can rest assured that we looked at every available option on how long we could keep going before we had to make an awkward decision. Putting on a festival of this size is a huge undertaking and our lives have been on hold with regards to pre-production and ticket sales so to be honest we’re running out of time now to make this happen anyway.
REBELLION 2021 is BOOKED!! – AUGUST 5th – 8th
Next year is our 25th Anniversary and we are planning an incredibly special event. We aim to come back bigger and better and put on the party that we are all going to be craving. It is not possible to have the same line up so we will be starting again for 2021. However we’re mindful that many people keeping their tickets bought them off the back of this year’s line up so we will do our best to re-book as many bands as we can subject to availability, budget and our plans for 2021.
PLEASE HELP SUPPORT YOUR FESTIVAL
Cancelling this year’s event is obviously very damaging. We do not have ‘backers’, we do not have ‘sponsorship’ - Rebellion is a truly independent festival. The venue is not ours. Our only income is from ticket sales and out of that we must cover all our expenses which as you can imagine are massive for a festival this size. We’ve had good years and we’ve had bad years, but we’ve always bounced back from the losses and if we break even then we’ve lived to see another year! But this is unprecedented – we’ve had all the expenses from August to May but if we have to refund everyone’s money it will frankly be devastating. There is a number of ways that YOU can help REBELLION
1) KEEP HOLD OF YOUR TICKET AND USE IT FOR 2021 – You will be getting in to next year at this years prices! You can save up to £45 (depending on when you bought your ticket) by using this year’s ticket to get you in to next year’s event. This will help minimise the amount of refunds we need to do. So no need to buy another ticket. Keep your weekend ticket safe for 2020 and turn up to wristband exchange next year and you'll get in. 2) BUY A TICKET FOR 2021 NOW! – Tickets are ON SALE NOW for 2021, if you haven’t got a ticket for this year and weren’t coming, an early purchase of 2021 would really help. Our ‘EARLY BIRD’ prices last from TODAY until August 31st and we will be hitting our ‘mid price’ from Sept 1st onwards which is a lot earlier than usual. So now really is the best time to buy. 3) FREE ‘VIP’ PASSES - The first 300 tickets we sell for 2021 will go into a raffle and we will be drawing 50 winners that will receive a VIP PASS for 2021 which will get you all sorts of exclusive access and goodies.
We’ve already been overwhelmed by offers of support and generosity with suggestions to set up a funding page etc. We hope that things don’t get that bad. We are uncomfortable asking for anything as we know times are going to be hard for many. However, for those of you that are asking and are in a position to, you could DONATE YOUR 2020 WEEKEND TICKET. It would make a massive difference to the future of Rebellion and the type of festival and stages we can offer next year if you didn’t use your 2020 weekend ticket and just bought a new one. There will be a goodie bag to say THANKS for anyone that turns up to WRISTBAND EXCHANGE next year with BOTH weekend tickets showing that they had one they could have used but chose to donate that and support Rebellion by purchasing a new ticket. We certainly don’t expect this and know many can’t afford to but for the many people that have contacted offering ways to support, this is probably the easiest and fairest.
For those of you that neither want to come next year or are not in a position financially to support us then of course REFUNDS are available and the information regarding how that works can be found in detail on our WEBSITE – www.rebellionfestivals.com.
We know that many of you go to many different festivals and gigs. We don’t view any other event as a ‘rival’ event to us. We see all live events as one big family that feeds each other with our passion for music. We would urge any of you that also have tickets for other shows that are cancelled to try and avoid refunds if possible. This virus is going to have such a devastating impact on the economy and on businesses and individuals and one of the worse industries to be hit will be the entertainment industry and especially LIVE MUSIC. Many of us in this industry are getting NO SUPPORT from the government. There is no ‘grant’ if you don’t have rateable high street premises, there’s no furloughing if we’re not on PAYE and there’s no support for being ‘self-employed’ if you take money out of the business only when it’s in profit via dividends and there’s no insurance that is going to cover us for cancelling. REBELLION certainly isn’t covered by an insurance policy for this. We’re taking a hit. So many promoters, agents and bands will slip through the net regarding support. Unlike sports events which get huge revenues from TV sponsors, Live Music will be hit terribly. Our only ‘sponsors’ are the people that buy tickets and come to the gigs. Please support all our colleagues at other festivals and shows if you can by minimising REFUND REQUESTS and getting back out and buying tickets for future events as soon as we’re all allowed out again.
ONE LAST THING – Rebellion 2020 is cancelled. Tickets are valid for 2021. That will not change. But what IF the lockdown is lifted by August and many of you choose to come to Blackpool as your Hotels are booked? It would be crazy to not have some event on. Therefore, we’ve kept the dates saved with the Winter Gardens for the possibility of a scaled back event if there was any possible way we could pull this off. This might not be something we can make a decision on until much nearer the time and the type of event, the amount of days, stages and if some of it could be outdoor etc would all have to be decided and turned around quickly. If this were possible it would be a completely separate ticketed event and not be a REBELLION FESTIVAL but an alternative show within the parameters of what would be allowed to happen legally and safely. It’s a long shot and has no bearing on the decision to cancel this year which has been made.
This has been the hardest thing to ever write or publish. Both emotionally and also logistically. We’ve been working tirelessly behind the scenes to work out all the procedures for a cancellation. It’s actually a lot harder to cancel a festival than it is to put one on! So, for everyone that has been moaning about us taking too long to cancel, it’s not as simple as you think! We have many ticket outlets, many price points for the tickets and so lots to get in place before we can just say ‘it’s off’. We also need to let the venue, 350 bands and agents know and all our staff, crew and suppliers as it’s not right that the first they hear about it is via Facebook. There’s also massive implications for doing this and despite what you all think we’re a small family team who’s experience is in putting punk gigs on. Therefore, making sure that everything is legal, compliant and transparent also takes time. So - we did listen to your views and that helped us make the decision to cancel. We’ve since been putting everything in place to make this a smooth process. If there’s anything you guys aren’t happy with or think we could / should have done better or differently then please go easy – we’re in unchartered territory and we’re doing the very best we can.
For now, all we ask is that you all remain safe and healthy and we hope to see as many of you as possible in 2021. Your support as ever is appreciated and never taken for granted. We love you.
We hope each and every one of you is safe and well.
It is with very heavy hearts that we have to tell you that the 10th anniversary Steelhouse Festival will be postponed until the 23rd-25th of July, 2021. All Steelhouse 2020 tickets remain valid for next year’s event.
We have looked at every possible scenario to try and make it work this year, but the fact of the matter is, the health and safety of you, the audience, our staff and volunteers, service providers, artists and crews must come first.
However, we’ve been working away behind the scenes and you’ll see from the poster art here we’ve already got the first names for next year’s dates confirmed.
We hope you all know by now that we put our hearts and souls into Steelhouse. We are, first and foremost, hard rock/classic rock/heavy metal loving blokes. Steelhouse was created from a fan’s perspective for our fellow rockers – a place we could all watch and listen to the music we’ve loved since we were kids, enjoy it with old friends and meet (and sometimes marry!) new kindred spirits. Each and every one of you has helped create this unique, crazy celebration of all things rock on that mountain top in Wales – and we thank you for sticking with us and helping grow the event.
And so we ask you to stick with us now. All tickets and camping options that have been so far purchased for the 2020 event are valid for next year’s dates. By rolling over your tickets into next year, you help secure the festival’s future. 10 years of being an independent festival is pretty cool and we are very much looking forward to the next decade with you. Simply hold on to your tickets and we’ll see you next year.
If you haven’t bought your 10th anniversary ticket as yet, we’ve frozen the price of earlybirds for an extended period. On top of this we will be introducing a payment plan when tickets go to full price. The most of exciting news of all though is our traditional warm-up Friday evening will now become a fully loaded day of rock ‘n’ roll celebration. Yes…A full programme of bands will be lighting up the stage all afternoon at no extra cost to all you weekend ticket-holders.
If you wish to claim a face value refund please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your order reference number and a photo of your ripped up festival tickets. You have until midnight 31st of May to claim. Refunds will be issued within 30 days of requesting the refund via email. Tickets will remain valid for Steelhouse 2021 so the ticket agent must see evidence that they have been destroyed before they can issue a refund. If you were one of the ‘First 1000’ ticket purchasers and wish to claim a refund, please email Steelhouse Festival directly at email@example.com
So, The Mountain will be quiet this year, but we look forward to seeing you all at ours July 23rd-25th 2021…Until then…
Diolch – stay safe
Max and Mikey and The Steelhouse Family ... ExpandHide