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Glenn Hughes to perform Deep Purple classics at Steelhouse Festival

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Steelhouse Festival organisers have announced that Glenn Hughes is one the Saturday night headliners.

In a UK festival exclusive, Glenn will perform a ‘Classic Deep Purple – Live’ set that will feature tracks from his tenure with the band in the MK III and MK IV line-ups together with other Deep Purple classics.

Glenn enthuses: “I'm incredibly excited to get out there and play tracks like Burn, Mistreated, Stormbringer and Getting Tighter, as well as some of those older songs that helped define the genre. With this band, I can assure you of a concert that’ll blow your mind.

‘‘I’m really looking forward to this. Come see me up the Mountain…Peace, love and remember, music is The Healer’.

Steelhouse Festival will be the first time Glenn has performed a set consisting entirely of Deep Purple anthems in the UK.

Promoters Mikey Evans and Max Rhead said: “When we were growing up in Ebbw Vale, absorbing all the rock music we could, listening to records handed down by older siblings and saving up our own pennies for a Saturday afternoon binge at the local ‘Record Centre’, a game-changing piece of hi-tech entertainment hardware started to appear in houses all across the land - the video recorder had arrived and brought with it the possibility of seeing our heroes in glorious moving technicolour as well as hearing them. Our local video rental outlet had a copy of Deep Purple’s filmed appearance at Cal-Jam, 1974, a live concert so legendary and so exotic that it may as well have taken place on Mars. It proved to be a more popular rental in Ebbw Vale than ‘Friday the 13th’, ‘Any Which Way But Loose’ and ‘Jaws’.

“We marvelled at the sheer scale, the virtuosity, the riffs, the vocals and a certain white suit. It was worn of course by one Glenn Hughes, who not only laid down the foundation of that live wall of sound but was also in possession of one of those extraordinary voices.

“35 years after seeing that concert on Betamax and 43 years after that concert took place we literally cannot believe that we can announce that Glenn Hughes - the voice of rock - will make his Steelhouse Festival debut playing the classic songs of Deep Purple. This is a truly mind-blowing announcement for us - the catalogue has helped define a genre, and the voice is still truly incredible... Glenn Hughes in Ebbw Vale - no video recorder or television required, just a Steelhouse Festival 2018 ticket.”

Glenn Hughes joins an already incredible Steelhouse Festival line-up that boasts Black Star Riders, The Wildhearts, Dan Reed Network, Phil Campbell & The Bastard Sons, The Quireboys, King King, Stone Broken and many more.

Dubbed ‘The Welsh International Classic Rock Festival’, the eighth Steelhouse Festival takes place at Hafod-Y-Dafal Farm in Ebbw Vale, Gwent, Wales from Friday 27th to Sunday 29th July 2018. Tickets are on sale from Planet Rock Tickets now.

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