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.
Headlining 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 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 www.corporation.org.uk
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 HAS NOW CLOSED
[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.]