After the previous year’s successful festival with the brilliant Breed 77, Steve Grimmet’s Grim Reaper and a whole host of other cracking bands, I bet the guys at Rock Diabetes HQ struggled to think how they would top it this year ! Well just having even the briefest of glances at the 2014 line up you would be right in thinking they have smashed it again.
The well travelled Diamond Head, influential as ever (and playing their first high profile gig in the UK since Sonisphere a couple of years ago) are at the top end of the bill, alongside some other nwobhm favourites Jaguar, More & Salem, that are bound to whet the appetite of the most seasoned metalheads ! Add this to the fact that they have a selection of up and coming bands such as the brilliant Skreamer, Fury, Sinnergod and Left For Red, it all looks to be shaping up to be a fantastic day out in the West Country !
This charity festival has dragged itself out of the shadows and is now demanding to be heard !! With its main aim to raise money for the Diabetes Charity JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) being the reason a lot of the bands on the bill being happy to be associated with a great cause.
Again the festival will be an indoor event and will be held at the Trowbridge Civic Centre (Wiltshire), a recently refurbished purpose built, 1500 capacity venue with two halls and two stages. The sound will again be run by the guys from Audio Forum, who will be just fresh back from running several stages at this year’s Glastonbury !
So the scene is set, with a professional sound crew, equipment, venue and line up ! All they need now is for you to get your tickets, get down to Trowbridge on the 11th October, drink plenty of Hobgoblin (one of the festivals sponsors) and bang your heads and make a noise ! With no excuse of having to drive home either as right next door to the civic centre and well within staggering distance is a Premier Inn hotel, a Nando’s, Frankie & Bennies, Prezzo and a 7 screen cinema, so why not make the weekend of it.
The festival is sponsored by Marston’s Brewery & Hobgoblin ! Media Partners TBFM Radio & Magazine, and the All Heavy Metal.net website.
Early Bird Tickets are on Sale now at £8.00 from Skiddle.com until June 5th, £10 from then on.
For more info on the festival please visit www.rockdiabetes.co.uk or visit them on Facebook by searching “Rock Diabetes”
or join the Facebook event here https://www.facebook.com/events/806559582706026/