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Full lineup announced for Giants of Rock Festival 2019

Giants of Rock has the enviable accolade of being the UK’s earliest, dedicated, hard rock/metal festival in the year. Taking place between Friday 25th, to Monday 28th of January, the festival plays host to some of rock music’s finest names; a tradition that the brand has built since it started back in 2015. Past festivals have included the likes of HawkwindUriah Heep, and more gracing the stages, so expectations are high for 2019.

Given that this is their fifth birthday, it makes sense that the festival would go big this year. American hard-rockers, Skid Row have already been announced, and we’re sure they’ll be bringing their A-game as a band who have been around since 1986. FM also join the ranks, the UK band bringing material that is also well known outside of their fanbase, as they have entered the UK albums and singles charts on several occasions.

Their performances are back up by further confirmations, including Roger Chapman Family and Friends (which presumably will be a playthrough of the album, Family and Friends, which Chapman released back in 2003, but who are we to say…), Atomic RoosterSweetCats in Space, and Brian Downey’s Alive and Dangerous. Seems like 2019 is going to be a big one for Giants of Rock, then.

Not least, because two further acts, H.E.A.T and U.D.O (so…many…acronyms) have now been added to the playlist. H.E.A.T will be heading to the UK from Sweden, with their inimitable style of hard rock following quickly after them. Fans will know that the band are an amalgamation of Dream and Trading Fate, but this is just semantics because fans also know that the superband can put on a hell of a show.

U.D.O bring metal with a Germanic edge to Giants of Rock. The 80’s heavy metallers have been at it for over three decades, releasing several studio albums and touring with Guns ‘n’ Roses, as well as under their own banner.

Tickets for Giants of Rock can be purchased here.

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