Opening Poll Winner Revealed !

Stonedead are happy to announce the winners of our opening band poll, Collateral, adding another top class name to the already phenomenal 2023 festival line-up. It was a hard fought battle with some of the cream of the finest talent around and we’ve been blown away by the response. There could only be one ultimate […]

Friday Night Party Announcement !

Opening the party will be The Karma Effect.  The band have received huge plaudits over the last year and have become one of the most hotly tipped NWOCR bands.

Line Up Announcement !

Stonedead Festival Line Up 2023

Stonedead 2023 – The return of the monster for its 5th Anniversary With an ethos of ‘built by music fans, for music fans’, Stonedead has become a much loved and highly anticipated event in the yearly calendar, a true family that comes together to celebrate the self-same spirit that brought us the world-changing Monsters of […]

Stonedead Charities Announced for 2022!

Stonedead Festival is proud to be sponsoring FOUR very special charities this year!  We understand that the last few years have been tough for many of us. This extends to charitable organisations who, despite facing some of the hardest years in fundraising, have continued to work hard and do their very best for the people […]



Welsh Rockers Those Damn Crows will be appearing at Stonedead 2022 as Very Special Guests to Michael Schenker. With an already stellar line-up, the Crows will take things up a level as the sun goes down at Newark. After a busy 12 months which has seen the band tour extensively and gain a prestigious main […]


Following a first time visit to Stonedead last year Roger Sketcher, Tony Harper, Steve Riordan and Mark Dempsey fell in love with the festival.In their own words it is “A really great vibe, chilled, and similar to Ramblin Man we went to a few years ago and also loved.”As a group, this team have also been […]



Once again Stonedead Festival and Camerons Brewery are teaming up to quench your thirst. You can now pre-order cold cans for collection at the show. Choose from Roadcrew APA, Overkill Pilsner and a very special limited edition Stonedead Lager which you can collect from 4pm Friday 26th August and 10am – 1pm Saturday 27th August. […]

Stonedead joins the Mercia tribe


Stonedead and Mercia have teamed up to bring something special to the show this year. As part of an exciting partnership Mercia will be running Whisky tasting sessions as well as offering their products as part of a customised bar in the arena. This is the first of many exciting additions to Stonedead we will […]

Kickin’ Valentina added to Stonedead 2022


Kickin’ Valentina have been added to the line-up for Stonedead 2022. Hailing from Atlanta Georgia, the high octane, full on adrenalin Hard Rockers will be going for the jugular. Currently touring on the back of their latest release ‘The Revenge of Rock’ the band are taking in a trip to Newark as part of their […]

ThunderMother Cancel Stonedead 2022 Appearance

Thundermother cancel

Unfortunately ThunderMother have had to cancel their appearance at Stonedead 2022. The band have been offered a USA tour and it’s meant cancelling some of their European festival shows to accommodate. We wish the band every success with the tour and all future endeavours. As ever we will be working quickly to have a replacement […]