Stonedeaders, We have some bad news, good news and a lot more love for you than you will ever know…..It is with very deep regret that we have to announce BLACK STAR RIDERS cancellation on this year’s Stonedead festival, taking place this Saturday August 28th at Newark Showground, UK.
The reason is all Covid related as BSR Frontman Ricky Warwick explains:I’m absolutely heart broken that Black Star Riders have had to withdraw from Stonedead this coming weekend.
I honestly believed that we would be in a better place by now and we have been monitoring the situation very closely over past weeks to do everything possible to make the trip, Flights, Hotels, Rehearsals, Crew, Transport – everything was booked ready to go, but the risk of testing positive (even though we were all vaccinated) and therefore being isolated a long way from home and family with us having to withdraw from the festival anyway was all too prevalent.
I am also very sorry to say a member of Black Star Riders went down with full blown Covid yesterday, which of course reinforced wholly the decision we had made. I would like to thank everyone involved with the Stonedead Festival for their support and understanding.
And to all of you wonderful people, have a truly wild and wonderful time. Once again my sincere apologies… we will make it up to you. See you soon and stay safe..Love, peace and rock n roll,Ricky Warwick.
At the last minute URIAH HEEP have taken time out of the studio to jump into the headline positionUriah Heep’s Mick Box:After our hugely successful and emotional headline spot at the ‘Steelhouse’ festival in Wales, where we had an exclusive agreement to not play any other UK festival this year, the promoters Mikey and Max have kindly decided to rescind that clause and allow us to headline the Stonedead festival on Saturday the 28th of August.
This is so amazing and the mighty ‘Heep’ are honoured to be asked to perform there. We are truly sorry that Black Star Riders cannot perform this year but we are all very buzzed about taking their place.
We cannot wait and see you all on Saturday! ‘Appy days! Mick Stonedeaf Productions Ltd would like to thank you The Stonedead Family for your understanding in this situation plus everyone at Steelhouse festival for helping them out and hope you all have a great day on Saturday.