Following the triumphant success of our inaugural event, Planet Rock’s Winter’s End is returning for a second year in February 2018!
Ensuring we say goodbye to those cold winter months in style once again, the weekender takes place at Sandford Holiday Park in Poole, Dorset from Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th February and our incredible full line-up showcases some of finest new and established rock bands from every corner of Britain.
We’re extremely proud to announce that headlining the Friday night are Walsall’s prodigal sons and daughter Stone Broken.
The Winter’s End headline slot will come off the back of an incredible 2017 for Stone Broken, which has already seen them rock Download Festival, Steelhouse Festival and Ramblin’ Man Fair, with a tour supporting Living Colour and a coveted Thursday night slot at Planet Rockstock yet to come.
Topping the bill on Saturday are a band that need very little introduction; blues rock sensations The Temperance Movement.
Having toured with The Rolling Stones, scored two Top 20 albums and played a string of sizeable headline shows, The Temperance Movement are currently hard at work on the follow-up to 2016’s ‘White Bear’ and will be in imperious form at Winter’s End following an intimate UK tour in late autumn.
Landing the prestigious honour of bringing Winter’s End to an emphatic close are the mighty King King.
The band’s headline slot will come hot on the heels of a five-date Planet Rock presents January 2018 tour and will be your chance to see them perform tracks from their excellent new album ‘Exile & Grace’ in their searing live glory.
As if the headliners weren’t enough to tempt you, we’ve also lined up three very special guest performers and a wide-ranging supporting bill across the weekend.
One of the undoubted zeniths of last year’s Planet Rockstock, Phil Campbell and The Bastard Sons will be rocking the Friday shortly before Stone Broken take to the stage – expect to hear Motörhead anthems aplenty alongside Phil’s own thunderous music.
Special guests on the Saturday evening are the magnificent Wayward Sons – the brainchild of Little Angels, Fastway, Dio Disciples and Gun vocalist Toby Jepsen who release their eagerly-awaited debut album ‘Ghost of Yet To Come’ on Friday 15th September via Frontiers Music srl.
On Sunday night, the prestigious penultimate slot will belong to hard rock heroes The Quireboys, whose tenth studio album, blues covers record ‘White Trash Blues’, is unleashed in September. Always a rip-roaring live spectacle, Spike and co.’s slot at Winter’s End promises to be very special indeed.
Also confirmed for Winter’s End evening slots across the weekend are Aaron Buchanan & The Cult Classics, Broken Witt Rebels, The Fallen State, Those Damn Crows, The Bad Flowers, Deever, Fragile Things, Redline and Theia.
Our mightily impressive daytime bill (Saturday and Sunday only) will be headlined by The Amorettes and Voodoo Six and also boasts Gasoline Outlaws, JOANovARC, Erin Bennett, Ghost Community, 13 Stars, The Dust Coda, Dirty Diesel Outlaw Orchestra and Jet Black 3.
Tickets to Winter’s End 2018 go on sale from 9am on Friday 1st September. There are two levels of accommodation available – Standard and Premium – together with weekend tickets without accommodation.
The full Winter’s End 2018 line-up is as follows:
Friday 23rd February
Stone Broken (Headliner)
Phil Campbell and The Bastard Sons (Special guest)
Aaron Buchanan & The Cult Classics
The Bad Flowers
The Fallen State
Saturday 24th February
The Temperance Movement (Headliner)
Wayward Sons (Special guest)
Those Damn Crows
Broken Witt Rebels
The Amorettes (Afternoon headliner)
The Dust Coda
Sunday 25th February
King King (Headliner)
The Quireboys (Special guest)
Voodoo Six (Afternoon headliner)
Dirty Diesel Outlaw Orchestra
Jet Black 3