Nene Valley Rock Festival
Nene Park, Peterborough, 31st Aug - 3rd Sept 2023
* Subject to licences and contracts *
This stage will usually offer a clear contrast to the bands in our other marquee.
Sons Of Liberty
The band from Bristol (UK) have established themselves as one of the most popular live and recording bands on the current original hard rock scene. With a reputation built on a solid foundation of extensive live touring, blistering live performances and a passion for creating exceptional new rock music the band's trajectory has been extraordinary. Please welcome the UK's very own 'southern rock' band - Sons Of Liberty!
Based just up the road in Northampton, Empyre signed to the record label Kscope in late 2022, Their new album 'Relentless', the follow-up to 2019’s 'Self Aware' will be released March 31st. Sonically, Empyre perform intense, atmospheric rock, with a dark and introspective edge. In the words of Planet Rock “Everything about Empyre’s beguiling music is colossal sounding" and their latest single 'Hit and Run' recently won Classic Rock Magazine's "Track of the week".
Following the withdrawal of The Emerald Dawn we are finalising details of a replacement, who will be advised very soon!
Imagine a scorching desert crossroad, vultures circling high above three heat shimmering ratrods, windows down in the haze and you'e heading towards the sound of Manchester's Blackballed. Winding around the sound of roaring engines, hard hitting rock riffs and filthy blues grooves, wrapped in a gauze of pyschedelic soulfulness. A squeal of acceleration breaks free from a blast of streaking colour and scorching tyres, exploding into one huge melting pot of highly tuned, well oiled musical mastery.
Ruby Dawn's powerful yet atmospheric sound evokes the spacious grooves of Pink Floyd and the edginess of Porcupine Tree and groove of Massive Attack, but with a truly unique post-progressive style of their own. Humanitarian issues as well as reflections about today’s world are the themes behind Carola Baer's lyrics, delivered with soulful intensity, while the band's music is a majestic mix of rock, minimalism, and haunting hypnotic space.
Originally forming as Rooster back in 1990, Peterborough's very own Crowbone (a name they have used since 2019) have played around the UK as well as France on a couple of occasions. Very popular on the local music scene, they have performed at many outdoor festivals and are always a crowd pleaser. Expect a mixture of classic blues/rock tracks sprinkled amoungst their own material that has been in the making in recent years.
Beguiled prides themselves on playing challenging songs with lots of dynamics. The Band had a hit song with singer/guitarist and songwriter Phil White's "Man in the Mirror" which reach number 15 in the Australian charts of all places in 2019. They have recorded 7 studio Albums and one live double Album. Together with original guitarist ‘PJ’ Jennings, Chris Ross (bass/keys) and Nick Meyers (drums) their influences range from Pink Floyd and Dream Theatre to Sabbath and Zeppelin.
Atlas is a 5-piece melodic rock band from the north of England founded by keyboard player James Thorley in 2017 with the intention to create a band that centered its roots around the 80s AOR and melodic rock genre whilst delving into other areas of hard rock, metal and progressive rock. They have released two studio albums to date and toured the UK sharing the stage with The Quireboys, Eric Martin (Mr Big), FM, Vega, Big Country and Praying Mantis.
Born out of the COVID pandemic, Dead Jackals were formed by Frontman and Bassist TommyK, a modern twist on a classic rock sound with dual harmony guitars, driving bass, hard hitting drums and catchy vocals. Think Thin Lizzy meets Foo Fighters, with a fantastic stage show to match, the boys from Hampshire are here to prove rock'n'roll is very much alive. Fast, up beat catchy songs, here for a good time.
Liliths Army are a three piece grunge-rock band from the UK. Described as “Babes in Toyland Meets Nirvana”, the band provides a full-throttle music assault. They have previously toured the UK and NYC at various legendary venues, and have played the festival circuit including Glastonbury. The band released their new single “Get Away” in February 2023, which was preceded by the single “Stoop” in 2022. Both are available via i-tunes and online stores. Two guys, one gal - a musical trio not to be missed!