The Steelhouse Festival 2017, which will run between 29 and 30 July 2017, is delighted to announce some details regarding their amazing Free Friday event.  Yes, continuing the commitment to making this the UK’s best value rock festival, that’s FREE to everyone who has already bought a ticket – which is why we called it ‘Free Friday’! This amazing Friday night warm-up bill will feature the second 18 wheeler to haul its way up to the mountain top this year… in addition to the Monster Truck on Saturday, we have the Devil’s own ride, fresh from their recent touring stint with Thunder – Trucker Diablo. Additionally, Bernie Marsden will be making a very special appearance with Neville McDonald and the rest of Hand of Dimes on some hymns the congregation will surely join in with.

Bernie Marsden said, “I am so pleased to be returning to this wonderful festival in Wales.  My first visit was a highlight of that year for me and I really look forward to hanging out with you all for the weekend. There are some good friends of mine on the bill and I will bring a couple of guitars with me for sure.  I’ll also be signing copies of my new book “Where’s My Guitar?” at the festival, so come out and say hello!Cheers, looking forward to a weekend on the mountain”

Promoter Mikey Evans said, “The Friday night warm-up is something that’s grown over our 7 years. Up to this point we’ve kept a loose (sometimes, very loose!) lid on who might be appearing. But we’ve been opening the gates early for so long that it’s become, in reality, the official curtain-raiser to the entire weekend. Last year Buffalo Summer played a blinder in front of a field-full of the eager and the early. It went off! So, this year when there was the opportunity to pair Bernie Marsden’s exquisite guitar playing with the mountain-shaking voice of Neville McDonald and Hand of Dimes, we thought, what the heck, let’s shout about a night’s worth of incredible and unique entertainment that costs the audience not a penny more on top of their ticket price…If you’ve already purchased with us, then you’re in on Friday for FREE…FREE FRIDAY – simple as that.”

Bernie Marsden will be sticking around and playing a special acoustic set on Saturday the 29th. With Skindred, Saxon, Rival Sons, Last In Line, British Lion and many, many more already confirmed, this year’s event is looking better than ever!

This will be the seventh consecutive year for the Steelhouse Festival [The Welsh International Classic Rock Festival], which aims to be the UK’s best value rock festival.  This family friendly event has built up a true following and a real heritage of its own over the six previous successful years.

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