With last years all-dayer event being such a huge success, it was only rigt to do it all again this year too! Playing on the day will be….
FURIOUS ( England)
Ruthless, gritty and hellbent Rock ‘n’ Roll from the streets of Liverpool! With a relentless touring schedule, FURIOUS have been cemented as one of the hardest working & wildest live acts around. Their appeal crosses so many borders and with their self penned songs about teenage life today, they are turning the world’s kids onto a wild Rock ‘n’ Roll beat.
Even from their early days playing in youth clubs around Liverpool, they caused a big stir! Their first single, the ASBO shuffle became an anthem at Liverpool football club, their debut album reached number 10 in the UK vinyl charts (above Elton John & Thin Lizzy) and more recently, their music has been featured on the computer game ‘Rock Band’ as well as a Dolce & Gabanna ad campaign in the USA.
They have played countless gigs abroad, all over the world touring with the likes of Glen Matlock of The Sex Pistols, Slim Jim Phantom, UB40 and they’ve even had a beer named after them! This is the real roots of Rock ‘n’ Roll, so prepare yourself, Furious ain’t for the faint hearted!
THE SLAPBACKS (Austria)
There’s no need to introduce The Slapbacks. Hailing from Vienna/Austria, these guys are a household name in the European Rockabilly scene since 1995. They played countless shows and drove thousands of miles all around Europe and the US and are well known for their easy going but at the same time highly professional working style, on and off stage.
As a classical four piece outfit with two guitars, double bass and only a snare drum(!) The Slapbacks play wild authentic 1950s Rockabilly spiced up with a slight dose of Rockin‘ Blues mixing up their setlist with well chosen covers everybody wants to dance to and a considerable amount of originals. It’s this musical diversity that makes them special and much recognizable.
Since their entrance to the world of recording The Slapbacks have recorded seven albums and several songs have appeared on international Rockabilly compilations.
The latest platter, Rust ‘n‘ Dust, is published by rockin‘ roots label Rhythm Bomb Records and contains not less than 14 self written songs. Recorded the way it should be done (i.e. live in one room without overdubs and analog on tape machines) the sound of Rust ‘n‘ Dust is wild and fresh but also authentic and doing 1950’s Rockabilly justice. It captures the atmosphere of men riding their motorbikes, drinking beer and just having a good time.
So take a sip and blow your top – The Slapbacks make sure that the bop won’t stop!
THE RUNAWAYZ (England)
The Runawayz started out in 2015 as, overall, the youngest band on the scene at the time. The trio did a full 4 year spell playing all across the UK & Europe with their high energy versions of Rockin’ classics mixed with some of their own self penned tracks. After a few line-up changes and the band members getting involved in other work & projects the band stopped performing. Over a year later the band has been reformed by founder and original ‘Runaway’ Joe Newbon. The band are back and are ready to rock once again just as high energy and powerful as we were ‘famous’ for. The brand new Runawayz will blow your minds so if you’re coming to our gigs don’t turn up halfheartedly.
THE SABREJETS (Belfast)
“SABREJETS ARE GO…..Soap up that quiff, ladies and gentlemen, and get the pomade out as rockabilly group The Sabrejets return to the live stage. The Sabrejets are leading lights at home and abroad in the rockabilly revival. If you’re into The Cramps, Link Wray and pre-army Elvis then be there when The Sabrejets pick up their guitars.” – Belfast Telegraph (N Ireland)
“The epitome of low budget B-Movie chic – leathers, bikes, gang rumbles et al – The Sabrejets are fronted by Brian Young and play good, meaty, rootsy stuff with a touch of the psycho: a far cry from the sugary or tinny retro-billy that has given roots rock a bad name. The Sabrejets style is akin to a combination of pre-burger Elvis, The Stray Cats and The Cramps. Rockabilly aficionados will also detect Link Wray influences.” – The Newsletter (N. Ireland)
“The only thing Sabrejet Brian Young might know better than rockabilly is the sting of a tattoo gun. These guys do rockabilly like they wrote the damn book! This is a band that could have played on the same bill with Gene Vincent in 1957 or The Cramps in 1977.You can hear what I’m raving about on their latest CD. Trust me, if you’re a fan of rockabilly like I am, you’ll wanna get your greasy little fingers on this one.” – Tailspins (USA)
With DJs Alan Gibson (Belfast) and Sean Gilbert (England) supporting throughout!