We’re extremely excited to announce that Planet Rock presents Winter’s End is moving to Trecco Bay – the home of Planet Rockstock – in 2023.
The three-day rock extravaganza takes place in Porthcawl, Wales from Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th February 2023, and we’re proud to reveal the plethora of established and upcoming rock acts taking to the Winter’s End stage over the weekend.
Weekend tickets (accommodation and non-accommodation) go on sale at 9am on Friday 22nd July 2022 from Planet Rock Tickets.
You can find out more ticket details further down the page.
Winter’s End 2023 headliners:
The first two headliners confirmed for Winter’s End 2023 are Finnish purveyors of spectacular experimental rock Von Hertzen Brothers (Saturday) and blues rock powerhouses Kris Barras Band (Sunday). The Friday headliner will be revealed soon.Von Hertzen Brothers
Von Hertzen Brothers
No strangers to Planet Rock events having wowed Rockstock on two occasions, Von Hertzen Brothers released their critically lauded new album ‘Red Alert in the Blue Forest’ earlier this year and they followed its release with a rapturously received UK tour.
Von Hertzen Brothers singer and guitarist Mikko von Hertzen says: “We are thrilled that the folks over in the UK have received our new album so well and that the amazing rock torch-bearers at Planet Rock have given us the chance to come over and throw petrol on the fire at their Winter’s End Festival in February!
“It will be a night to remember, we’ll make sure of it! Can’t wait!”© Press
Kris Barras Band
Always a potent force in the live arena, Kris Barras Band unleashed their epic, more rock-centric album ‘Death Valley Paradise’ in March and they supported its release with a UK tour and a coveted performance on The Opus Stage at Download Festival.
Band leader Kris Barras says: “We’re really excited to be headlining Winters End, especially now that it’s heading to Trecco Bay! Planet Rock always put on a great bash and it’s a great honour to be topping the bill.”
Winter’s End 2023 line-up:
Currently on heavy rotation on Planet Rock’s airwaves with their rock anthem ‘Dead Man Walking’, Kira Mac appear on a Friday line-up that also boasts fast-ascending songwriter Connor Selby, Gypsy Pistoleros (aka The Greatest Flamenco Glam Sleaze Band Ever!), and melodic hard rockers Beth Blade and The Beautiful Disasters.© Press
Joining Von Hertzen Brothers on Saturday are the phenomenal Oli Brown & The Dead Collective, Cardiff livewires Cardinal Black, Swiss rock n’ rollers Daxx & Roxane, Liverpool hard rockers Revival Black, Welsh prog collective Last Flight To Pluto, melodic rockers Untamed Silence and classic rock purists The Forged Hearts.© Adam Kennedy
Performing alongside Kris Barras Band on the Sunday are Macclesfield duo The Virginmarys, soulful blues rockers Xander and the Peace Pirates, slide guitar maverick Troy Redfern, dirty, sweet soul n’ rollers The Karma Effect, hard-hitting blues rock-pop band The Zac Schulze Gang, riff-heavy Welsh rockers WYNT and visceral alt-rockers Silverkord.
Winter’s End 2023 tickets:
Weekend tickets (accommodation and non-accommodation) go on sale at 9am on Friday 22nd July 2022.
There are two levels of accommodation tickets are available – Premium and standard.
A payment plan is also available so you can spread the cost of your ticket(s) over a maximum of six months.
Everyone who buys an accommodation or weekend ticket (with no accommodation) will get a free Winter’s End 2023 T-shirt. This applies to the number of people on the booking – so a three-person unit will result in three free T-shirts.
The free T-shirt offer ends on Wednesday 31st August 2022.
Please note that unlike Planet Rockstock, there is only one stage at Winter’s End 2023. However, this is reflected in the cheaper ticket price.
Planet Rock presents Winter’s End 2023 line-up:
Planet Rock presents Winter’s End 2023