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Steelhouse Festival (Day Two) – Ebbw Vale, 20/07/2014

Joey Tempest, Steelhouse 2014 - Photo by Ian Cates

The weather forecast for the first day of this fourth round of Steelhouse had predicted thunderstorms and torrential rain… but  neither materialized and the only protection needed from the elements was another layer of sunblock.  Like its predecessor, the second day dawned gloriously, but the question on everyone’s lips was …

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Steelhouse Festival (Day One) – Ebbw Vale, 19/07/2014

Scott Gorham - Black Star Riders - Steelhouse Festival - www.iancates.co.uk

Over the past four years, the Steelhouse Festival – held on top of a mountain on the edge of the breathtakingly beautiful Brecon Beacons – has established a reputation not only for the quality of its line-up but also for being one of the best value-for-money and most family-friendly events …

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Steelhouse Festival announces ‘early bird’ deal for 2015

Steelhouse 2015 Poster

Following on from last weekend’s event, organizers of the Steelhouse Festival have announced that early bird prices will be frozen at this year’s price of £55 for the first 500 bookings. The fifth anniversary edition of the festival, which takes place at Hafod-Y-Dafal Farm, just outside Ebbw Vale in southern …

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The Amorettes – Steelhouse 19/07/2014

When fiesty Scottish trio The Amorettes pulled into the backstage car park at the Steelhouse festival this past Saturday, they were fully expecting to able to relax with a few beers and catch a few of the other bands before their opening slot the following afternoon. What they found, instead, …

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Electric Boys – Steelhouse, 20/07/2014

Scheduled to play Saturday’s early evening slot at this past weekend’s Steelhouse Festival, flight delays resulted in Electric Boys‘ 15 hour journey from Stockholm to a Welsh mountain top ending just as they were due to finish their alloted set… A bit of juggling with stage times resulted in the …

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The Answer – Steelhouse 20/07/2014

Paul Mahon of The Answer

Half of PlanetMosh’s Belfast team endured flight delays, endless roundabouts and hikes up and down mountains to enjoy the various delights of the annual Steelhouse festival in Ebbw Vale. While there, we took the opporunity to sit down for a cold beer with our fellow countrymen, Paul Mahon (pictured right) …

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James Toseland – Steelhouse 20/07/2014

James Toseland

The opportunity to catch the charismatic former double World Superbikes champion James Toseland live for the first time was one of the highlights of this past weekend’s Steelhouse Festival in south Wales, for the PlanetMosh Belfast team at least. Before he took to the stage in the glorious sunshine of …

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Skarlett Riot interview

Skarlett Riot

As part of our continuing build up to this weekend’s fourth annual Steelhouse Festival, PlanetMosh chatted with the beautiful Skarlett from Skarlett Riot about the event and her band: Skarlett Riot play Steelhouse on Saturday (June 19), alongside Black Star Riders, Sebastian Bach, Electric Boys, The Graveltones, Tax The Heat, …

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Tax The Heat interview

Tax The Heat

As part of our continuing build up to this weekend’s Steelhouse Festival, PlanetMosh grabs a chat with Jack Taylor, drummer with Bristol’s Tax The Heat, who’ll be popping over the Severn on Saturday to appear alongside the likes of the Black Star Riders, Sebastian Bach and Buffalo Summer. We started …

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Europe – Interview with Joey Tempest

Joey Tempest of Europe

Europe headline the second night of the fourth annual Steelhouse Festival, being staged just outside Ebbw Vale in south Wales, on Sunday July 20.   As part of our build-up to the event, PlanetMosh put in an early morning call to frontman Joey Tempest to discuss the gig – which …

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Toseland – ‘Renegade’

Toseland - Renegade artwork

Like most self-respecting music fans, I have a real bee in my bonnet about so-called “celebrities” attempting to jump on the rawk ‘n’ roll bandwagon and establish their street creds by recording an album and playing a few gigs before returning to their various degrees of infamy and disappearing back …

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