COMPETITION: A pair of Winter Rocks Festival tickets are up for grabs. To be in with a chance of winning them, enter now!

After the huge success of Winter Rocks festival 2014, the rock all day event returns on Saturday the 5th December with an even bigger line up of international and rising artists.

Keeping to its Sheffield roots, the event will take place at The Corporation: an award winning music nightclub that has been established for over 20 years in the heart of the city.

WINTER ROCKS 2015 e flyer-2Headlining the main stage will be British rock & blues band THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT. After receiving critical acclaim that as seen them tour worldwide including supporting The Rolling Stones, incredible album sales of their 2013 debut and just poised to release their new album ‘White Bear’ on 15th January 2016, this is guaranteed to be a show to remember from one of the UK’s hottest bands.

“We are looking forward to tearing it up along with the fantastic line up at Winter RocksFestival at The Corporation on December 5th. Let’s carve the date in Sheffield’s immense rock heritage…it’s gonna be an awesome way to round out a brilliant year.” – The Temperance Movement

American hard rockers FOZZY (featuring WWE’s wrestling superstar Chirs Jericho on vocals) will be main support.  Now with 7 studio albums under their belts and an ever growing fan base they will be one of the ones to watch on the day: Here’s what Chris Jericho had to say about the event:

“Let me ask you this Fozzy fanatics…what’s the best way for us to end off yet another crackin Fozzy UK tour and kick off the holiday season? How about starting a war with hundreds of our closest friends (onstage and off) in Sheffield at Winter Rocks?? Sounds GREAT to me!! Father Christmas has already text me for comp tix and I told him to fuck off and get in line with everybody else…YOU guys get the presents this year at WINTERROCKS!! See you there for a Merry ChristJerichomass!”

The excitement of Fozzy playing the festival has been heightened by the news that they will be bringing US metal heavyweights NONPOINT with them to play the event.  Another established touring band that will be bringing their electric show to the Corporation stage: Elias Soriano from Nonpoint is excited about the day: “If you’ve never seen us before be fucking ready. It’s goanna be one crazy, sweaty, hair swinging, beer drinking, ass kicking, sing along night like you won’t believe. Bring an extra pair of underwear… You’ll need em.”

Nominated for the best new band award by Classic Rock Magazine, CROBOT are a fast rising band with a big reputation. With so much hype and excitement about them, this is a real chance to remember where you saw them first.

Texan rockers Scorpion Child will also be joining the WinterRocks main stage: “Who’s going to be at Winter Rocks 2015? That’s right, we are! Hopefully all of you will come out and celebrate this amazing lineup with us. We couldn’t be more excited! See you soon Sheffield!” Aryn Jonathan Black – Scorpion Child

TAX THE HEAT are more proof of the current thriving UK rock scene.  Add in The Graveltones to that mix, the two-piece Australian / London are definitely not to be missed.

The rise of female fronted rock bands are in abundance at Corporation this December too with American band SUMO CYCO joining the UK’s THE DIRTY YOUTH and SKARLETT RIOT at Corporation. All now masters of the touring circuit.

Also confirmed are BAD TOUCH and FALLING RED, and the rest of the main stage line up to be made up of established international touring artists.

The second stage sees a real mix of rising and Sheffield talent with Welsh rockers BUFFALO SUMMER taking on headlining duties. Recently signed LIBERTY LIES will be the main support having opened up Winter Rocks 2014.


Winter Rocks headline act The Temperance Movement

Winter Rocks 2015 is one event not to be missed. What started as a small idea is now turning into one of the first names on people’s calendars for a quality assured Rock all day festival.

Promoter Stuart Turner is delighted with the level of bands that have been attracted to Winter Rocks“I always wanted to do an all day event where I could give rising Sheffield bands the chance to play with exciting touring artists. Last year proved that the Sheffield music scene has a good rock following and the bands get the opportunity to play to a big audience. The crowd get the chance to see many bands they wouldn’t get the opportunity to see otherwise. To get international artists of this caliber wanting to playWinter Rocks for the past two years means we are creating something truly special. I hope you can all join us again for #WR15 for what will be an exciting day of rock and roll, and who knows you may just find your new favorite band!:)  With no stage clashes this will be one event where you get to experience every artist with good ticket and drink prices to boot. Don’t miss it! “

Trooper (Iron Maiden Beer) Are the official sponsor and will have a pop up stall as well as having special Winter Rocks Merchandise a nd competitions.

Rich Tone Music are also sponsoring the festival and will have a music shop on the day offering tips and advise for any musicians.

WinterRocks Festival 2015 takes place at Corporation, Sheffield on Saturday the 5thDecember. Doors at 12pm and tickets are priced £25 available from

So, how do you fancy winning a pair of tickets to Winter Rocks Festival? Thanks to guys at The Corporation Sheffield, we’ve a pair of tickets up for grabs. All you have to do is correctly answer two simple questions and your name will entered into the prize draw. (By entering this competition you are confirming you are 14+ years of age).


[Competition Rules: You must be 14+ years of age to be eligible to enter this competition. Only entries submitted through this form will be accepted. The ‘Winter Rocks Festival Competition’ closes on Thursday 19th November at 9pm, and the winner will be announced just before 10pm.]

Good luck!

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COMPETITION: Win a pair of tickets to Winter Rocks Festival!

During ‘The Classic Rock Show’ last Thursday, we gave away a pair of tickets live on-air to one lucky listener. Thanks to the good people at The Corporation, Sheffield, we’ve another pair of tickets up for grabs in our ‘Winter Rocks Festival’ Competition!

The Corporation will play host to the first annual Winter Rocks Festival on Saturday, 6th December. The event will mix international artists with up and coming Sheffield bands playing over two stages.

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THE ANSWER will deliver their stunning live show as festival headliners.
“We’ve been rocking out in Sheffield ever since our first UK tour so we always feel right at home there. The line up looks great and we’re ready to play our part in a big way. Sheffield we’re coming for you!!”

Another coup for the festival is hard rockers HEAVEN’S BASEMENT returning to grace Corporation’s main stage.
“It’s been too long since we’ve been to Sheffield, we’ve had some epic times at Corp! Some of our favourite shit has gone down at these shows and we can’t wait to get back to see our Yorkshire friends! Let’s kick off Xmas early at WinterRocks Festival!”

Also bringing monstrous riffs to WinterRocks is Sheffield’s own BLACK SPIDERS
“One of our favourite top ten places to play in the Europas!! Many a city has seven hills, but the city of Sheffield is a home from home….”

The rest of the line up for the main stage sees a real blend of international talent: Eureka Machines, New Zealand rockers I Am Giant, Zodiac N Black, Swedish legends Stonewall Noise Orchestra, THE Aaron Keylock Band and Liberty Lies.
Goat Leaf will headline the second stage with their heavy groove rock show. New Zealand’s Rival State will be main support (Currently on the B lack Spiders tour and gaining Radio1 acclaim). With Sheffield bands The Verals, The Black Hands, Red Jester, Coyote Mad Seeds, Perfect Crimes and Regulus completing the line up on this epic day.

With Eureka Machines, I Am Giant, Zodiac N Black, Stonewall Noise Orchestra, The Aaron Keylock Band and Liberty Lies making up the rest of the main stage line up.

Goat Leaf headline the second stage with The Verals, Red Jester, The Black Hands, Perfect Crimes, Back To Verona also confirmed. This is a day not to be missed!

Tickets are a mere £18 for the full day which includes entry to both stages. Doors 12.30pm.   Tickets:

enter-to-winBy answering the following question, you could be in with a chance of winning a pair of tickets to Winter Rocks Festival which is taking place on Saturday, 6th December!!

The ‘Winter Rocks Festival Competition closes on Tuesday 2nd December at 9pm. The winner will be announced at 10am on Wednesday 3rd December.

Good luck!

[Competition Rules: You must be 14+ years of age to be eligible to enter this competition. Only entries submitted through this form will be accepted. The ‘Winter Rocks Festival Competition closes on Tuesday 2nd December at 9pm. The winner will be announced at 10am on Wednesday 3rd December.]

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Massive cd competition

Win a copy of ‘Full Throttle’ on CD in our Massive competition

With thanks to the guys in the band Massive and our friends at Earache Records, we’re giving you a chance to win a CD of Massive’s debut album ‘Full Throttle’ which has been revamped with four new recordings and is out July 21st.

massive‘Full Throttle’ is a breakneck all killer, no filler record which is brimming with attitude. Tracks like “One By One” fuse aggressive and anthemic choruses with fun-filled solos whilst the bass-heavy, testosterone-soaked “Dancefloor” is more sweaty circle pit than glitzy ballroom. The menace and grit of the band comes out in tracks like “Big Trend Setter”, which is an egotistical explosion of pure rock ‘n’ roll arrogance. “Now or Never” is a white-knuckle joyride with enough G-force to make your head spin, and the middle-finger-to-the-man numbers like “Hollywood” will whip up any crowd into an anarchic frenzy.

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Musically, the band keep it simple and direct, with high-energy tunes set around infectious, rabble-rousing choruses that bring out the rabid rock ‘n’ rollers in the most sterile of crowds.

Massive have already been featured on the front of Classic Rock Magazine and they recently stepped into the studio to record 4 more songs to add to “Full Throttle”, including two new tunes and covers of AC/DC’s “If You Want Blood (You’ve Got It)” and Aerosmith’s “Rats in the Cellar”.

The band have also confirmed their first visit to Europe, beginning with a slot at the Hard Rock Hell festival in November. We’ve also heard that Massive will be looking to play a few additional gigs around the UK while they’re over.

Enter the competition by answering a simple question about Massive’s new album and if you’re correct, you could be in with a chance of winning a copy of ‘Full Throttle’!

Only entries submitted through this form will be accepted:-

The competition will close on Thursday, July 17th, 9pm (UK time): The lucky winner will be announced shortly after the competition closes, live ‘on-air’, during next week’s show. Sorry, but this competition is open to UK residents only.

Good luck!

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Becks Rocks

‘Bex Rocks’ tonight from 7pm incl Black Stone Cherry album giveaway

Hey everyone!

I’m ready to give it some tonight. The thing is, are you? Get on it from 7pm.

Got some great music lined up, including all your requests. Not only that, but I’m also giving away two copies of the fabulous Black Stone Cherry album ‘Magic Mountain’.


All you have to do is head on over to our Facebook Group where you’ll see a ‘pinned post’. Add to the comments by telling us in a short sentence what you think of The Classic Rock Show BUT it must include a Black Stone Cherry song title. For example: “I love listening to ‘The Classic Rock Show’ especially when there’s so many White Trash Millionaires on Radio 1!”.

Two winners will be announced during the show tonight.

Good luck!

Bex m/

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Mott The Hoople

Fancy your chances at winning #VIP tickets to see #MottTheHoople at London’s O2 Arena?

Hello there Young Dudes!

We’re delighted to be able to bring you news of a competition we’ll be running next week to win a pair of VIP tickets to see Mott The Hoople who are playing London’s O2 Arena on Monday, 18th November.

The band reformed recently and they’re about to set off on a five-dater of the UK. These shows will be the band’s first since they reunited in 2009 – where they celebrated their 40th anniversary – and you can see them conclude this tour at London’s O2.

Stay tuned for more information on this terrific opportunity on our website and via social media.



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