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Michael Schenker will be celebrating 50 years in the business in 2022, forty of which as a solo musician, meaning the Michael Schenker Group will be playing a very special 50th Anniversary Show and will take Newark by storm!

With his iconic black and white Dean Flying V and what can only be described as a supergroup surrounding him, they will bring us a headline show to remember.

Over an extensive career Michael Schenker has gifted his guitar prowess to two of the greatest rock bands in history, namely the Scorpions and UFO.

Forming the Michael Schenker Group in 1979. Post the iteration of Michael Schenker Fest with two albums in 2018 and 2019, MSG re-formed in 2020 bringing their latest album ‘Immortal’ to our attention early in 2021, even featuring a track by the name of ‘In Search Of The Peace Of Mind’ with Schenker himself stating it to be his 50th anniversary celebration song as it holds much meaning, being his very first musical composition at the age of 15.

Those Damn Crows


Bridgend born five-piece band Those Damn Crows will be performing as our special guests at Stonedead Festival 2022!

After hitting the ground running and quickly building a dedicated fan base, the boys from the Valleys will be bringing their set to life in Newark, following an abundance of successful headline shows and prestigious festival appearances in the last few years. 

Now with two highly credited albums under their belt, Those Damn Crows are continuing to make waves in the modern rock genre as the NWOCR movement takes yet another step forward, providing the perfect platform to reach audiences of all ages. Whether you’re an old school rocker or new to the scene, the Welsh quintet will bring tracks from their debut album Murder and the Motive (2018) and Point of No Return (2021) that will have you toe tapping, head banging and everything in between.

Their passion and energy is undeniable, and their tenacity has already seen them achieve a sound that is unique to them whilst encapsulating everything good about old fashioned Rock n’ Roll.

Expect punchy crowd led choruses among an energetic performance from the ‘Crows, with vocalist Shane Greenhall bound to be leaping around the Tommy Vance stage in his now well known and celebrated adrenalized manner!


Those Damn Crows


Named after guitarist Adrian Vandenberg, the Dutch-American outfit Vandenberg will be rolling in to Newark like a Freight Train.

Formed in the early 80s, producing three albums with Atlantic Records, Vandenberg saw success with their first single Burning Heart and toured the US with Ozzy and KISS and a subsequent independent tour. They later disbanded, with Vandenberg taking a stint with Whitesnake later in the decade. The band briefly reunited in 2004, but later reformed in 2020 with an all-new line up featuring Ronnie Romero on lead vocals, releasing their first studio album in 35 years.

Fast forward to 2021 and the announcement of new lead singer Mats Leven with his powerhouse vocals, and the word of new material, has rippled excitement through the hard rock genre and we cannot wait to welcome them to Stonedead!


Formed in 2013, Stone Broken from the West Midlands bring a show packed with anthemic guitar and inspiring lyrics, drawn from their own desires to live life to the fullest and unapologetically, providing a soundtrack to precious moments for many with their music. With influences from Shinedown, Black Stone Cherry, Halestorm and Alter Bridge, their sound is modern with a classic rock undertone.

With two albums under their belt, All In Time (2016) and Ain’t Always Easy (2018) the band has quickly risen in popularity and already have a huge fan base in the Broken Army, which continues to grow. We can’t wait to see them rock Stonedead 2022!


After welcoming back Kenny Leckremo on vocals, H.E.A.T. will bring their adrenaline fuelled melodic rock to STONEDEAD. The Swedish Rockers dug deep with their self-produced heavier sounding 6th album H.E.A.T. II, released to critical acclaim, bringing powerful high-octane vocals and a huge sound. The album has gained plaudits worldwide, returning to a heavier style and cementing their place in the Melodic Rock genre.


English rockers The Treatment formed in 2008 with a powerful blend of guitars, catchy choruses, with strong vocals. They have supported KISS, Mötley Crüe and Slash. In 2019 the band took on a radically different style and released ‘Luck of the draw’.

The band will be bringing the party and their loud fresh sound will resonate with STONEDEAD fans, especially for those who have had them on the wish list for quite some time.

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Tygers Of Pan Tang, originally from Whitley Bay, fully capture the raw spirit of classic NWOBHM. Tygers of Pan Tang bring their full swagger with galloping riffs, squealing guitars and a solid base for our pleasure and enjoyment.

Kickin Valentina

Kickin' Valentina

Kickin’ Valentina, formed in 2013 the band plays loud unapologetic rock n roll. In January 2021 they released their 3rd full length album “The Revenge of Rock” worldwide to great acclaim. 

They bring with them superb live credentials and their set this year is guaranteed to be another highlight

Kickin Valentina


The Opening Poll 2022 winner is These Wicked Rivers.

Established in 2014 and hailing from Derby, the band have made quite an impact since their inception with their own brand of blues-infused modern rock, rapidly picking up plaudits for their spectacular live performances.

These Wicked Rivers are sure to kick start STONEDEAD 2022 off with a bang.

And your host for the day...


With a life and career that puts Krusher amongst rock Royalty, Steve “Krusher” Joule is a UK based designer, broadcaster and DJ.

He started his career in 1976 as a freelance designer working on album sleeves for numerous rock acts. In 1982 he became Art Director for Kerrang!

He’s designed album sleeves for Iron Maiden ‘Live After Death’, Ozzy Osbourne ‘Diary of a Madman’, ‘Speak of the Devil’ and ‘Bark at the Moon’, Hawkwind ‘Live ’79’, Gary Moore ‘Dirty Fingers’ and ‘Live at the Marquee’, Japan ‘Tin Drum’ and Black Sabbath’s ‘Born Again’.

Between 1998 and 1992 Krusher became the host of ‘Power Hour’ the UK’s only terrestrial TV rock show, which in 1992 changed its name to ‘Raw Power’ and was voted best TV show in the Kerrang! Readers poll in both 1992 and ’93.

He’s MC’d many an event and festival since then and is always good fun at parties…

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