The annual Stone Free festival has just announced a host of bands joining the bill, which takes place Saturday the 16th and Sunday the 17th of July at the O2 Arena, London.
Joining legendary German rockers Scorpions and thrash titans Megadeth in the main arena on Saturday will be sleazy Californian good-time rockers Buckcherry, while headlining indigo at The O2 will be British stoner rock icons Orange Goblin.
Also in indigo on Saturday will be fast-rising British rock band Stone Broken, Belgian blues-rockers Triggerfinger and German heavy-rock biker-duo The Picturebooks.
Elsewhere, the Big Entrance Stage will be there to welcome all Stone Free Festival goers with a bang as they arrive into the venue, with sets from British hard-rock bands Daxx & Roxanne, Dirty Thrills, Anchor Lane and Aaron Buchanan & The Cult Classics featuring the ex-Heaven’s Basement frontman.
On the Sunday, joining prog-rock royalty YES featuring ARW, celebrating their 50thAnniversary, and former Supertramp frontman Roger Hodgson in the main arena will be the hugely acclaimed band Anathema, who won the prestigious Album Of The Year awards at the 2017 Progressive Music Awards for their magnificent eleventh album The Optimist. Completing the main arena bill on Sunday is Joanne Shaw Taylor.
In indigo on Sunday, former Poison and The Winery Dogs guitar hero Richie Kotzen will be closing the stage, performing tracks from his prolific catalogue. Also appearing will be NYC 80’s hard-rockers Tyketto and The Wildhearts frontman Ginger Wildheart.
Meanwhile, The Big Entrance Stage will be featuring thunderous Black Country natives Bad Flowers and the dynamic soulful Scots The Rising Souls.
As well as performances from world-class bands, The Speakeasy Lounge at All Bar One returns to Stone Free Festival over the course of the weekend, with its comedians, literary brainiacs, maniacs and much more, hosted by MC Garrett Millerick across both days. Featuring stand-up comic indulgence from the likes of Abigoliah Schamaun and Fin Taylor on Saturday and Glenn Wool, Chris Betts and Bec Hill on Sunday, it is guaranteed to make you shed tears of laughter.
All the festival extras will also be back this year including the acoustic beer garden, featuring performances from some of the best upcoming acoustic and rock talent in the country, all curated by Richer Unsigned, the Vinyl Fair, a fabulous Saturday Night After Show Party and Rock Royalty VIP packages.
See the full line up below: