Poole, Dorset Full line-up announced

Winters End Festival

Planet Rock unveil the full line-up for Planet Rock presents Winter’s End 2019.

The third annual weekender celebrating the finest up-and-coming and established rock acts in Britain takes place once again at Sandford Holiday Park in Poole, Dorset at the slightly later dates of Friday 8th to Sunday 10th March 2019.

On the back of a truly phenomenal 2018 which has seen them triumph at Download Festival, storm into the album chart at number 12 with their towering album ëFull Nelsoní, support their idols Status Quo and play their biggest shows of the career to date, the mighty Massive Wagons will headline the Friday night at Winterís End 2019. Topping the bill on the Saturday night is a man who needs very little introduction, the one, and only Ginger Wildheart. An incredible live performer, Ginger has toured relentlessly throughout 2018 as a solo artist and with The Wildhearts, and back in March released his intensely personal album “Ghost In The Tanglewood” to great critical acclaim.

Bringing the event to an emphatic close on the Sunday night are Glastonbury’s prodigal sons Reef. A chart-conquering tour-de-force in the nineties thanks to ubiquitous anthems like “Place Your Hands” and “Come Back Brighter”, back in May Reef released their first album in 18 years, “Revelation”, which marked them out as a force to be reckoned with once again. Joining Massive Wagons as special guests on the Friday are Brian Downey’s Alive & Dangerous who will be performing songs from Thin Lizzyís legendary live album ëLive and Dangerousí to mark its 40th anniversary.

Winters End Festival

Also playing on the Friday are former Jagged Edge, Skin and Red White & Blues guitarist Myke Gray, Stockportís Federal Charm who will be on searing form following Planet Rock presents tour with The Bad Flowers this month, and rock and roll firecrackers Screaming Eagles. Special guests on the Saturday are Kingdom Of Madness: Classic Magnum featuring ex-Magnum keyboard maestro Mark Stanway and drummer Mickey Barker. The group will be performing seminal Magnum songs from the years 1978 to 1994 including, of course, material from “Kingdom of Madness”.

The Saturday line-up also boasts Norfolk rockers Bad Touch who release their new album “Shake A Leg” this October before playing a massive 18-date tour, County Tyrone rock ní roll purists Blackwater Conspiracy and soulful blues rockers Xander and The Peace Pirates. Completing the Saturday bill are flamboyant glam rockers Hightown Parade, the immensely talented Kaleb McKane, progressive rock powerhouses Temples On Mars, riff-heavy hard rockers Dead Man’s Whiskey and high-energy classic rockers Safire.

Set to light up Winterís End as special guests on Sunday are The Kris Barras Band. Fronted by one of most exciting and talented blues rock guitarists on the circuit, the titular Kris Barras, the band are a truly a live force to be reckoned with serving up chugging bluesy riffs, epic guitar solos and gravelly vocals.

Winters End Festival

Taking to the stage before Reef and The Kris Barras Band on Sunday are Glasgow-based multi-national melodic hard rockers Edenís Curse, rip-roaring South Wales blues rockers Henry’s Funeral Shoe and Northern Irish singer-songwriter extraordinaire Amy Montgomery. Completing the Sunday line-up are rock n’ roll bastions Departed, reassuringly heavy Nottingham quintet Fahran, melodic rockers Dante Fox, fast-rising Cambridgeshire quartet Hollowstar and purveyors of hard-hitting riffs Wicked Stone.

Day and weekend tickets to Winterís End 2019 go on sale from 8am on Friday 21st September. There are two levels of accommodation available ñ Standard and Premium ñ together with weekend tickets without accommodation.

The full Winterís End 2019 line-up is as follows:

Friday 8th March
Massive Wagons (Headliner)
Brian Downeyís Alive And Dangerous
Myke Gray
Federal Charm
Screaming Eagles

Saturday 9th March
Ginger Wildheart (Headliner)
Kingdom of Madness: Magnum Classics featuring Mark Stanway
Bad Touch
Blackwater Conspiracy
Xander And the Peace Pirates

Daytime Bill
Ryders Creed
Kaleb McKane
Temples on Mars
Dead Man’s Whiskey

Sunday 10th March
Reef (Headliner)
The Kris Barras Band
Eden’s Curse
Henry’s Funeral Shoe
Amy Montgomery

Daytime Bill
Dante Fox
Wicked Stone

Tickets to Winter’s End 2019 go on sale from Friday 21st September from www.planetrock.com