MelodicRockFest

Mon
23
Oct

MELODICROCK FEST 5 USA Ticket Details

MELODICROCK FEST 5 - USA
HOME BAR; MAY 4-6, 2018
 
Marc Scherer​ and Jennifer Batten join the MelodicRockFest party!
 
GOLD VIP ($995) (20 ONLY!)
 
3 day MRF ‘Gold VIP’ Pass
Exclusive 'Gold VIP' TShirt
Exclusive 'Gold VIP' Personalized Laminate Pass
Exclusive customized ‘Gold VIP’ souvenirs (TBA) 
‘Gold VIP’ wrist band
Event Poster
Exclusive access to the artist 'Green Room' for the entire event
Customized ‘Gold VIP’ MRF5 Tote Bag (CDs/Promo Items)
50x MRF5 Raffle Tickets (Valued at $250)(Electric Guitar, Drum Heads and much more on offer)
MRF5 Compilation CD
Exclusive access to one of the two elevated 'Gold VIP' Booths (10 spots available in each)
Beer and water supplies in Gold VIP Booths
Early entry to MRF5 each day
Private artist booth visits 
$50 Food Credit with HOME Bar
$50 MR.com merch credit
Guarantee of room availability at Event Hotel
Guarantee of getting everything signed by required artists over the weekend
Reserved front of stage space
 
PLUS!
Invitation to the Exclusive Acoustic/Meet & Greet event Thursday night featuring FM and Boulevard!
Other artists participating in the M&G include Treat, Crazy Lixx, The Radio Sun, Grand Design, Paul Laine, Shotgun Symphony and more! Venue TBC
 
GREEN VIP ($495) (40 ONLY!)
 
3 Day MRF ‘Green VIP’ Pass
Exclusive 'Green VIP' TShirt
Exclusive 'Green VIP' Laminate Pass
Event Poster
Exclusive access to the artist 'Green Room' for the entire event
Customized ‘Green VIP’ MRF5 Tote Bag (CDs/Promo Items) 
20x MRF5 Raffle Tickets
Private Green Room Bar open after 6pm each night
MRF4 Compilation CD
 
PLUS!
Invitation to the Exclusive Acoustic/Meet & Greet event Thursday night featuring FM and Boulevard!
Other artists participating in the M&G include Treat, Crazy Lixx, The Radio Sun, Grand Design, Paul Laine, Shotgun Symphony and more! Venue TBC
 
BLUE VIP ($220) (75 ONLY!)
 
3 Day MRF ‘Blue VIP’ Pass
Exclusive 'Blue VIP' TShirt
Exclusive 'Blue VIP' Laminate Pass
Event Poster
10x MRF4 Raffle Tickets ($50 value)
MRF5 Compilation Audio Download
MRF5 Compilation CD
Designer MRF Bag
 
PLUS!
Invitation to the Exclusive Acoustic/Meet & Greet event Thursday night featuring FM and Boulevard!
Other artists participating in the M&G include Treat, Crazy Lixx, The Radio Sun, Grand Design, Paul Laine, Shotgun Symphony and more! Venue TBC
 
OTHER TICKET OPTIONS:
FRIDAY GENERAL ADMISSION ($69)
SATURDAY GENERAL ADMISSION ($69)
SUNDAY GENERAL ADMISSION ($69)
3-DAY WEEKEND GENERAL ADMISSION TICKET ($175)
 
TICKETS ON SALE 11.00 TUESDAY OCTOBER 31 AEST
- Los Angeles: Monday October 30, 17.00
- Chicago: Monday October 30, 19.00
- New York: Monday October 30, 20.00
- London: Tuesday October 31, 01.00
- Stockholm: Tuesday October 31, 02.00
- Tokyo: Tuesday October 31, 10.00
- Rio: Monday October 30, 22.00
 
EVENT HOTEL:
 
Crowne Plaza Chicago-Northbrook
2875 North Milwaukee Avenue, Northbrook | Illinois | 60062 | United States | 1-847-2982525
 
 
MRF Room Rate $89/night
 
Questions, comments, thoughts, whatever: ajm@melodicrock.com
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Fri
06
Oct

MelodicRockFest Scandinavia 2018

For the first time ever in Scandinavia we present MelodicRock Fest!
 
Three days filled with the finest of AOR and Melodic Rock. Early bird tickets on sale now, artist announcements coming soon!
 
The Early Bird 3-Day Pass for Melodic Rock Fest Scandinavia 2018 grants you access to the whole festival (except V.I.P. area), all three days. A very limited number of tickets at a reduced price, once they're gone, they're gone!
 
 
The festival was founded by Andrew McNeice back in 2007 and in collaboration with Rock Stage Malmo the three day festival now find it's way to SLAGTHUSET, Malmo, Sweden.
 
The former slaughter house "Slagthuset" in Malmo is today one of Scandinavia's most conveniently located event facilities, only 20 minutes from Copenhagen Airport, 2 minutes from Malmo Central Station and 35 minutes from Copenhagen City. The venue is ideal for conferences, expositions, theatrical performances and concerts!
 
For MelodicRock Fest Scandinavia 2018 we will use 3 of the bigger rooms + an outdoor area with a total capacity of 1,500.
 
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Tue
11
Jul

MELODICROCK FEST 5 Updates!

MELODICROCK FEST 5 – UPDATES!
 
I know the biggest question going around right now – is WHEN will we hear the MRF5 details?
That’s a VERY good question!
 
I appreciate everyone’s patience. The lengthy process underway right now is necessary and extra special care is being taken to bring the very best possible lineup to both events.
 
I also want to ensure that the lineup announced is the lineup that turns up. Changes are always a risk with long term planning and so many artists, but MRF has a very good reputation for delivering what is promised.
 
Right now I am in the final stages of negotiations with several artists that will complete the lineup of MRF-USA.
 
Likewise for MRF-Scandinavia – but in that situation I’m working with Johan Nylen and the Rock Stage team to finalize all plans there.
 
I can confirm that the Malmo, Sweden event will take place May 31-June 2. That date is FINAL! The venue is booked and will be announced shortly.
 
MRF-USA is of course taking place May 4-6 at the site of MRF3&4 – H.O.M.E Bar Chicago in Arlington Heights.
There will be an event hotel, but don’t book yet…there will be a deal and it may not be the hotel from last time.
 
A couple of points I’d like to make for both shows in general:
- Ticket prices announced will be the same price right up until event weekend.
- There will be VIP options that embrace the whole event experience and once gone, are ALL GONE!
 
MRF-USA is set to feature a mix of classic, cult and new artists, from within the USA and around the world – more international acts than any other show to date!
 
As final details fall into place, at this stage I envision a lineup announcement at the end of this month and tickets on sale a couple of weeks after that.
Stand by for those details….

And yes, I am still happy to hear from potential EVENT SPONSORS or interested advertisers and vendors.

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Fri
17
Feb

The Return Of MELODICROCKFEST!

 
MelodicRock.com is excited to announce the return of MelodicRockFest for one more round!
 
MRF5 will happen in May 2018
 
Stuck with the problem of deciding between two amazing locations and two amazing venues, with two great partnerships to work with, we've taken the only responsible option - two MelodicRockFest events, back to back!
 
MRF-USA and
MRF-Scandinavia
 
MRF5 will be happening  as usual in the Chicagoland area; and for the very first time is also heading to the other side of the globe, for a special event in Sweden!
 
This initial announcement is being made 14 months out from the events to allow interested fans to plan ahead and save for what will be two unforgettable events.
 
Full lineups for both events are in advanced planning and will be announced in the not too distant future.
 
Both MelodicRockFest events will take place in May 2018 and will feature the best characteristics of previous fests, with a couple of new twists to keep diehard fans happy and offer up some tempting VIP options.
 
MRF organizer Andrew McNeice: "I was initially reluctant to dive into another event, but the partnership offers on both side of the Atlantic give me the confidence and enthusiasm to really deliver two exclusive events. I'm doing this for the fans. The true fans of this small, but amazing genre. I want to put on the two best MRF events yet and discussions with artists I'd love to take part suggest they will be.
I'm going to deliver lineups that offer something you won't get at any other event, with the emphasis on the hottest acts fans in both locations have been demanding to see.
You can expect there to be a crossover of some artists at both events and for those looking for a double holiday, there will be ticketing options that cover both events.
It's also a great opportunity for some artists to perform that wouldn't otherwise get a chance and I'd love to deliver a few surprises from yesteryear that the diehards will embrace."
 
Further details will be announced in coming weeks including locations, exact dates and the all-important lineup and ticketing details.
 
There will be various vendor and sponsor opportunities. If interested, please contact: ajm@melodicrock.com
 
Any other questions, enquiries or comments can also be directed to: ajm@melodicrock.com
 
#mrf5
#mrf5se
#mrf5us
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Tue
23
Aug

MRF vs RocknSkull event Headliner STEPHEN PEARCY & Special Guests!

 
ROCKNSKULL vs MELODICROCKFEST 2016 is happening this October in the Chicago area. The poster says it all....or does it?
 
"RNS is working on something very special for the fans of this music we all love! Sunday's headliner is Stephen Pearcy with special guests!
Earlier we announced Juan Croucier joining SEP, how about we add another special guest, guitarist Carlos Cavazo! Are you excited yet?!??
Grab your tickets now!! 
 
 

Rock N Skull meets MRF5 - Oct 28-30, 2016

FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE (Full show and ticket/VIP info): https://www.facebook.com/events/949919568404706/
 
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Release Year: 
2015
 
Mon
30
May

MELODICROCKFEST Australia - Remaining Tshirts For Sale

 
Remaining stock of MelodicRockFest Australia Tshirts are now available for anyone to purchase at a discounted price while stock lasts.
 
There are very limited numbers in some sizes, but all are limited.
 
Designs are pictures below. There is only the single design, but that is available in Black, Grey (darkish) and Navy Blue Long Sleeve.
The event logo and lineup is on the back of all shirts; while the bigger MRFAU logo is center of the front shirt print.
 
Tshirts Available:
 
BLACK – M, L & XL
GREY – L & XL
 
LONG SLEEVE – M, L & XL (1 of each only!) Email for availability please - ajm@melodicrock.com ($40AUD/USD)
 
AUSTRALIAN ORDERS - $23AUD (INCLUDING SHIPPING)
 
 
 
ALL OTHER INTERNATIONAL ORDERS $23USD (INCLUDING SHIPPING)
 
 

 

Front & Back Designs Pictured

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Mon
02
May

MELODICROCKFEST Australia - Final Call For Tickets (May 13-14)

 
THIS IS IT FOLKS! MELODICROCK FEST AUSTRALIA is less than 2 weeks away.
Here’s everything you need to know about the event.
 
This week is your LAST CHANCE to get tickets in advance. If you want to receive tickets in the mail before the event, please ORDER NOW!
 
 
Door sales will be open for all on both days from the start of each day for those that don’t have pre-ordered tickets.
 
There are limited VIP tickets available. The perks are numerous, but the best part is an exclusive acoustic ERIK GRONWALL performance and the chance to spend the weekend hanging with the bands in the VIP Green Room.
All artists appearing will be in attendance most of the weekend!
 
MERCH – there is an exclusive MRFAU Event Shirt that will be available in two different colours plus in Long Sleeve also.
All current and new MelodicRock Records titles will be available!
Titles include: July Reign (with Carsten Schulz); Constancia (Special Edition); Royal Mess (Special Edition); The Radio Sun (Special Edition); Serpentine Sky (Special Edition); Amboaje; Vindictiv (Special Edition); Room Experience; Xtasy; ShowBiz; Street Talk (3x re-issues) and more…..plus the MRCD Compilations (Vol 4, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13)
AND the worldwide exclusive release of PJ Farley’s solo debut Boutique Sound Frames!
 
 
May 13 & 14, 2016
Elephant & Wheelbarrow, St. Kilda
 
Set Times:
 
Friday May 13:
VIP Ticket Holders – Soundcheck / Meet & Greet - 2.00pm
VIP Ticket Holders – Erik Gronwall (unplugged) - 3.00
3.30 - 5.00 (TBA)
 
The Radio Sun (unplugged) 5.00 - 5.30
Paul Laine (unplugged) 5.45 - 6.25
Black Majesty (unplugged) 6.40 - 7.20
Tonk 7.45 - 8.45
Vanishing Point 9.00 - 10.00
Sisters Doll 10.20 - 11.30
 
Saturday May 14:
Doors: 1.00
Teargas 2.00 - 2.30
Serpentine Sky 2.45 - 3.30
The Radio Sun 3.45 - 4.45
White Widdow 5.00 - 6.00
BB Steal 6.30 - 7.40
Erik Gronwall 8.00 - 9.00
Paul Laine 9.15 - 10.30
Eclipse 10.45 –
 
Tickets & Artist Information:
Friday May 13 - $35
Saturday May 14 - $65
2 Day Ticket - $89
 
VIP Weekend Pass $220 (100 only)
- VIP entry both days
- Exclusive Meet & Greet/Soundcheck with all artists Friday Afternoon
- Exclusive access to VIP/Artist Green Room Area during entire event
- VIP laminate
- Exclusive acoustic performance by Erik Gronwall!
(All prices include GST)
 
 
 
 
SEE YOU AT THE SHOW!
 

 

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Fri
04
Mar

MELODICROCKFEST Expands ERIK GRONWALL Set & Jona Tee Will Join In

 
MelodicRockFest Australia is taking place in Melbourne on May 13 and 14, 2016 at the Elephant & Wheelbarrow in St. Kilda.
 
International Headline acts Eclipse (Sweden) and Paul Laine (Canada)(ex-Danger Danger) will be joined by Australia’s brightest rock talent, including BB Steal, Black Majesty, Vanishing Point, The Radio Sun, Serpentine Sky, White Widdow and Teargas.
 
And it just got bigger…
 
H.E.A.T vocalist and event special guest Erik Gronwall will no longer be performing with Eclipse for their encore at MelodicRockFest Australia.
 
He will instead be doing a FULL SOLO SET with the help of a few locals. Yes! That's plugged in, full band, in your face Erik Gronwall!
Pumping out an hour of solo and H.E.A.T tracks, Erik was only too happy to jump in and help out in the wake of Mitch Malloy's withdrawal.
 
My sincere thanks goes to Erik!
 
He made only 1 request. In order to deliver a knockout set, he would need a one of his buddies to help. So please welcome H.E.A.T's own Jona Tee to MelodicRockFest! Jona will join Erik for his set and will also hang out for the weekend to meet local fans.
 
But that’s not all…
 
I’m pleased to announce that another great local band will be joining the event to headline Friday night. Fresh from their performances on national TV on Australia’s Got Talent, welcome Sisters Doll to MRF!
 
The addition of these two performances completes the MRFAU lineup.
 
For those that have purchased tickets already – those will be at the printer next week, so should start arriving in mailboxes the week after (March 14 onwards). Thanks for your patience there and for your support of this event!
 
Appearing at MelodicRockFest is:
 
Saturday May 14 (Headline Day)
 
ECLIPSE (Sweden)
PAUL LAINE (Canada)
ERIK GRONWALL & JONA TEE (Sweden)(Special Guest)
BB STEAL (Adelaide) (Original lineup!)
WHITE WIDDOW (Melbourne)
THE RADIO SUN (Melbourne)
SERPENTINE SKY (Melbourne)
TEARGAS (Melbourne)
 
Friday May 13:
 
SISTERS DOLL (Melbourne)
VANISHING POINT (Melbourne)
TONK (Canberra)
PAUL LAINE (Acoustic Set)
BLACK MAJESTY (Exclusive Acoustic Set)
THE RADIO SUN (Acoustic Set)
ERIK GRONWALL (Acoustic Set for VIP ticket holders)
 
MELODICROCKFEST AUSTRALIA, MAY 13/14, 2016
 
VENUE: Elephant & Wheelbarrow - St. Kilda; Melbourne.
 
TICKETS:
Friday $35
Saturday $65
2-Day Ticket Deal $89
 
Tickets on sale now via www.melodicrockfest.com (via Paypal secure links)
 
VIP Weekend Pass $225 (100 only)
(All prices include GST)
 
- VIP entry both days
 - Exclusive Meet & Greet/Soundcheck with all artists Friday Afternoon
 - Exclusive access to VIP/Artist Green Room Area during entire event
 - VIP laminate
 - Exclusive acoustic performance by Erik Gronwall!
 
MRF is sponsored by Loan Link: www.loan-link.com.au
 
Further sponsorship opportunities are available. Email for details: ajm@melodicrock.com

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Release Year: 
2015
 
Fri
26
Feb

MELODICROCKFEST Australia; Mitch Malloy Pulls Out

 

It is with great regret that I must announce the withdrawal of MITCH MALLOY from MelodicRock Fest Australia.

Mitch was really looking forward to making his Australian debut with his backing band Kaato, but an increasingly packed production schedule in Nashville and ongoing recording of a new solo album ahead of Mitch’s UK tour have forced him to have to pull out of this event.

Mitch sends his apologies to Aussie fans.

In light of the short time frame between now and the event, an international guest is unlikely to be able to replace Mitch, rather each band on the day will play longer sets. I know Paul Laine’s happy to get more time and BB Steal will be taking as much time as they like to run through their classic debut and some Boss tracks.

Further information on an addition to the Friday lineup (in place of Kaato) will be announced shortly.

MelodicRock Fest takes place May 13/14, 2016 at the Elephant & Wheelbarrow, St. Kilda.

Full details and tickets available at: www.melodicrockfest.com

 


 

After 4 successful events in the USA, Australian website and record label MelodicRock.com is bringing the popular MelodicRockFest event home.
MelodicRockFest Australia will make its local debut in Melbourne on May 13 and 14, 2016 at the Elephant & Wheelbarrow in St. Kilda.
 
International Headline acts Eclipse (Sweden) and Paul Laine (Canada)(ex-Danger Danger) will be joined by Australia’s brightest rock talent, including BB Steal, Black Majesty, Vanishing Point and The Radio Sun.
 
For nearly 20 years now, MelodicRock.com has been covering the movements of the best melodic and hard rock acts from all over the world. From chart topping stadium fillers to independent studio projects, the site covers all the legends of the rock world, while placing a strong emphasis on new and upcoming artists plus the labels and people behind them.
 
MelodicRockFest takes that same attitude and brings it into a live setting. Mirroring the USA event's vision, MelodicRockFest Australia will exclusively showcase some of the best international melodic rock acts, some making their Australian debut, with support from some of the best local rock acts rounding out the line-up.
 
This is a festival demanded by the loyal local fans. It’s a one of a kind. It’s small, it’s intimate and it’s for those that recall the glory days of Adult Orientated Rock.
 
 
 
Appearing at MelodicRockFest is:
 
Saturday May 14 (Headline Day)
 
ECLIPSE (Sweden)
Eclipse are one of Sweden’s premiere melodic hard rock acts. They boast a strong following across all of Europe and are sought after session musicians when not touring. In 2015 the band released their critically acclaimed 5th studio album ‘Armageddonize’ and just recently were invited to participate in the Swedish heats for the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest.
This will be the band’s first trip down under and they plan on making the most of it by delivering a blistering set that won’t be soon forgotten.
 
ERIK GRONWALL (Sweden)(Special Guest)
Erik is the energetic frontman for one of Europe’s most in-demand rock bands, H.E.A.T. The band will be looking to hit Australia next tour, but for now, their popular frontman is making his own way down under to sample some local brews, hang out with fans and join Eclipse on stage for an extended encore that is sure to bring the house down!
Erik will also deliver an exclusive acoustic set for VIP ticket holders on the Friday afternoon.
 
PAUL LAINE (Canada)
Paul Laine has a career spanning over 25 years, starting off in the Vancouver rock scene, before signing with Elektra Records for his major label debut ‘Stick It In Your Ear’, an album produced by the legendary Bruce Fairbairn. In 1995 Paul joined American rock band Danger Danger as their new frontman for a 4 album run. His other projects include Shugaazer and Andersen Readman Laine, plus his currently touring country rock band Dark Horse.
Paul will perform a true best of set, featuring favourites from Danger Danger as well as all aspects of his career. This will be Paul’s second trip down under.
 
BB STEAL (Adelaide) 
BB Steal are legends of the Australian melodic rock scene. Their major label debut was produced by Def Leppard’s Phil Collen and the band has often been touted as the “new” Def Leppard due to their layered, anthemic sound.
This will be their first Melbourne show in many years and will also feature permanent member, vocalist Craig Csongrady and the return of original guitarist Kevin Pratt! Expect the band to deliver a set heavy with tracks from their cult debut album as well as a few from 2013’s comeback album ‘Resurrection’.
 
WHITE WIDDOW (Melbourne)
White Widdow are the torch bearers for the classic 80s keyboard driven AOR sound here in Australia. The band are regulars on the Melbourne rock circuit and will deliver a set featuring tracks from their first three albums and their soon to be recorded fourth studio opus.
 
THE RADIO SUN (Melbourne)
The Radio Sun are fast becoming Australia’s harmony kings, with two highly acclaimed albums now available, both filled with classic harmony driven AOR. The guys have also doubled as Paul Laine’s backing band for the last few years, appearing with him at events in USA as well as here in Australia. Expect a great set of song from the two albums and a few surprises too.
 
SERPENTINE SKY (Melbourne)
Releasing their debut album 20 years after originally forming, Serpentine Sky are looking to make up for lost time and will blow fans away with their energy and the highly addictive songs from their recently released debut.
 
TEARGAS (Melbourne)
Teargas are back together after a 10 year hiatus. Last seen acting as Jeff Scott Soto’s support act for his 2004 OZ tour, the Melbourne lads are ready to kick it back into high gear and will open the main day with the energy of a headliner.
 
 
Friday May 13:
 
VANISHING POINT (Melbourne)
Melbourne’s own melodic metal heroes are excited to take part in this event. Without doubt, the heaviest band of the festival, but for this occasion the guys are going to delve into their back catalogue for some more melodic numbers alongside their most epic tracks.
 
TONK (Canberra)
Tonk take the hard rock back to the glory days of the American Sunset Strip. They have a groove and an attitude Guns N Roses would be proud of. Another rarity to have the band playing in Melbourne.
 
PAUL LAINE (Acoustic Set)
A completely different set of solo and Danger Danger tracks to blow fans away.
 
BLACK MAJESTY (Exclusive Acoustic Set)
An Australian exclusive! The Black Majesty guys have never played an acoustic set in their home country, so expect them to deliver something very special.
 
THE RADIO SUN (Acoustic Set)
Kicking off the event is one of the hardest working bands this weekend. The band will be promoting their upcoming acoustic project.
 
 
MELODICROCKFEST AUSTRALIA, MAY 13/14, 2016
 
VENUE: Elephant & Wheelbarrow - St. Kilda; Melbourne.
 
TICKETS:
Friday $35
Saturday $65
2-Day Ticket Deal $89
 
Tickets on sale now via www.melodicrockfest.com (via Paypal secure links) or CREDIT CARD VIA: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/melodicrockfest-tickets-20070594689
 
VIP Weekend Pass $225 (100 only)
(All prices include GST)
 
- VIP entry both days
 - Exclusive Meet & Greet/Soundcheck with all artists Friday Afternoon
 - Exclusive access to VIP/Artist Green Room Area during entire event
 - VIP laminate
 - Exclusive acoustic performance by Erik Gronwall!
 
MRF is sponsored by Loan Link: www.loan-link.com.au
 
Further sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact promoter Andrew McNeice for details: ajm@melodicrock.com
 

 

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Release Year: 
2015
 
Sun
17
Jan

MELODICROCKFEST Australia: ECLIPSE, PAUL LAINE, BB STEAL, MITCH MALLOY and More!

 
A good number of VIP Tickets still available. Come join the Australian rock event of 2016!!!!!
 
After 4 successful events in the USA, Australian website and record label MelodicRock.com is bringing the popular MelodicRockFest event home.
MelodicRockFest Australia will make its local debut in Melbourne on May 13 and 14, 2016 at the Elephant & Wheelbarrow in St. Kilda.
 
International Headline acts Eclipse (Sweden); Paul Laine (Canada)(ex-Danger Danger) and Mitch Malloy (USA) will be joined by Australia’s brightest rock talent, including BB Steal, Black Majesty, Vanishing Point and newcomers Kaato.
 
For nearly 20 years now, MelodicRock.com has been covering the movements of the best melodic and hard rock acts from all over the world. From chart topping stadium fillers to independent studio projects, the site covers all the legends of the rock world, while placing a strong emphasis on new and upcoming artists plus the labels and people behind them.
 
MelodicRockFest takes that same attitude and brings it into a live setting. Mirroring the USA event's vision, MelodicRockFest Australia will exclusively showcase some of the best international melodic rock acts, some making their Australian debut, with support from some of the best local rock acts rounding out the line-up.
 
This is a festival demanded by the loyal local fans. It’s a one of a kind. It’s small, it’s intimate and it’s for those that recall the glory days of Adult Orientated Rock.
 
 
 
Appearing at MelodicRockFest is:
 
Saturday May 14 (Headline Day)
 
ECLIPSE (Sweden)
Eclipse are one of Sweden’s premiere melodic hard rock acts. They boast a strong following across all of Europe and are sought after session musicians when not touring. In 2015 the band released their critically acclaimed 5th studio album ‘Armageddonize’ and just recently were invited to participate in the Swedish heats for the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest.
This will be the band’s first trip down under and they plan on making the most of it by delivering a blistering set that won’t be soon forgotten.
 
ERIK GRONWALL (Sweden)(Special Guest)
Erik is the energetic frontman for one of Europe’s most in-demand rock bands, H.E.A.T. The band will be looking to hit Australia next tour, but for now, their popular frontman is making his own way down under to sample some local brews, hang out with fans and join Eclipse on stage for an extended encore that is sure to bring the house down!
Erik will also deliver an exclusive acoustic set for VIP ticket holders on the Friday afternoon.
 
PAUL LAINE (Canada)
Paul Laine has a career spanning over 25 years, starting off in the Vancouver rock scene, before signing with Elektra Records for his major label debut ‘Stick It In Your Ear’, an album produced by the legendary Bruce Fairbairn. In 1995 Paul joined American rock band Danger Danger as their new frontman for a 4 album run. His other projects include Shugaazer and Andersen Readman Laine, plus his currently touring country rock band Dark Horse.
Paul will perform a true best of set, featuring favourites from Danger Danger as well as all aspects of his career. This will be Paul’s second trip down under.
 
MITCH MALLOY (USA)
Mitch Malloy was already making waves in the late 80s but for AOR fans he burst onto the scene in 1992 with a debut album for RCA which immediately became a classic. Since then he’s recorded another 8 studio albums and toured worldwide. He continues to record and perform and is an in demand producer in Nashville.
This will be Mitch’s first trip to Australia and will see him deliver a high energy set featuring his hits and classic album cuts, backed by a powerhouse band.
 
BB STEAL (Adelaide) 
BB Steal are legends of the Australian melodic rock scene. Their major label debut was produced by Def Leppard’s Phil Collen and the band has often been touted as the “new” Def Leppard due to their layered, anthemic sound.
This will be their first Melbourne show in many years and will also feature permanent member, vocalist Craig Csongrady and the return of original guitarist Kevin Pratt! Expect the band to deliver a set heavy with tracks from their cult debut album as well as a few from 2013’s comeback album ‘Resurrection’.
 
WHITE WIDDOW (Melbourne)
White Widdow are the torch bearers for the classic 80s keyboard driven AOR sound here in Australia. The band are regulars on the Melbourne rock circuit and will deliver a set featuring tracks from their first three albums and their soon to be recorded fourth studio opus.
 
THE RADIO SUN (Melbourne)
The Radio Sun are fast becoming Australia’s harmony kings, with two highly acclaimed albums now available, both filled with classic harmony driven AOR. The guys have also doubled as Paul Laine’s backing band for the last few years, appearing with him at events in USA as well as here in Australia. Expect a great set of song from the two albums and a few surprises too.
 
SERPENTINE SKY (Melbourne)
Releasing their debut album 20 years after originally forming, Serpentine Sky are looking to make up for lost time and will blow fans away with their energy and the highly addictive songs from their recently released debut.
 
TEARGAS (Melbourne)
Teargas are back together after a 10 year hiatus. Last seen acting as Jeff Scott Soto’s support act for his 2004 OZ tour, the Melbourne lads are ready to kick it back into high gear and will open the main day with the energy of a headliner.
 
 
Friday May 13:
 
KAATO (Sydney)
Just who is Kaato? You won’t forget them after this show. Get ready to hear the band’s debut album, which is currently being completed with producer and guitarist…..
 
VANISHING POINT (Melbourne)
Melbourne’s own melodic metal heroes are excited to take part in this event. Without doubt, the heaviest band of the festival, but for this occasion the guys are going to delve into their back catalogue for some more melodic numbers alongside their most epic tracks.
 
TONK (Canberra)
Tonk take the hard rock back to the glory days of the American Sunset Strip. They have a groove and an attitude Guns N Roses would be proud of. Another rarity to have the band playing in Melbourne.
 
PAUL LAINE (Acoustic Set)
A completely different set of solo and Danger Danger tracks to blow fans away.
 
BLACK MAJESTY (Exclusive Acoustic Set)
An Australian exclusive! The Black Majesty guys have never played an acoustic set in their home country, so expect them to deliver something very special.
 
THE RADIO SUN (Acoustic Set)
Kicking off the event is one of the hardest working bands this weekend. The band will be promoting their upcoming acoustic project.
 
 
MELODICROCKFEST AUSTRALIA, MAY 13/14, 2016
 
VENUE: Elephant & Wheelbarrow - St. Kilda; Melbourne.
 
TICKETS:
Friday $35
Saturday $65
2-Day Ticket Deal $89
 
Tickets on sale now via www.melodicrockfest.com (via Paypal secure links) or CREDIT CARD VIA: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/melodicrockfest-tickets-20070594689
 
VIP Weekend Pass $225 (100 only)
(All prices include GST)
 
- VIP entry both days
 - Exclusive Meet & Greet/Soundcheck with all artists Friday Afternoon
 - Exclusive access to VIP/Artist Green Room Area during entire event
 - VIP laminate
 - Exclusive acoustic performance by Erik Gronwall!
 
MRF is sponsored by Loan Link: www.loan-link.com.au
 
Further sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact promoter Andrew McNeice for details: ajm@melodicrock.com
 

 

Categories: 
Release Year: 
2015
 
Fri
18
Dec

MELODICROCKFEST Adds Special Guest ERIK GRONWALL of H.E.A.T

 
After 4 successful events in the USA, Australian website and record label MelodicRock.com is bringing the popular MelodicRockFest event home.
MelodicRockFest Australia will make its local debut in Melbourne on May 13 and 14, 2016 at the Elephant & Wheelbarrow in St. Kilda.
 
International Headline acts Eclipse (Sweden); Paul Laine (Canada)(ex-Danger Danger) and Mitch Malloy (USA) will be joined by Australia’s brightest rock talent, including BB Steal, Black Majesty, Vanishing Point and newcomers Kaato.
 
For nearly 20 years now, MelodicRock.com has been covering the movements of the best melodic and hard rock acts from all over the world. From chart topping stadium fillers to independent studio projects, the site covers all the legends of the rock world, while placing a strong emphasis on new and upcoming artists plus the labels and people behind them.
 
MelodicRockFest takes that same attitude and brings it into a live setting. Mirroring the USA event's vision, MelodicRockFest Australia will exclusively showcase some of the best international melodic rock acts, some making their Australian debut, with support from some of the best local rock acts rounding out the line-up.
 
This is a festival demanded by the loyal local fans. It’s a one of a kind. It’s small, it’s intimate and it’s for those that recall the glory days of Adult Orientated Rock.
 
 
 
Appearing at MelodicRockFest is:
 
Saturday May 14 (Headline Day)
 
ECLIPSE (Sweden)
Eclipse are one of Sweden’s premiere melodic hard rock acts. They boast a strong following across all of Europe and are sought after session musicians when not touring. In 2015 the band released their critically acclaimed 5th studio album ‘Armageddonize’ and just recently were invited to participate in the Swedish heats for the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest.
This will be the band’s first trip down under and they plan on making the most of it by delivering a blistering set that won’t be soon forgotten.
 
ERIK GRONWALL (Sweden)(Special Guest)
Erik is the energetic frontman for one of Europe’s most in-demand rock bands, H.E.A.T. The band will be looking to hit Australia next tour, but for now, their popular frontman is making his own way down under to sample some local brews, hang out with fans and join Eclipse on stage for an extended encore that is sure to bring the house down!
Erik will also deliver an exclusive acoustic set for VIP ticket holders on the Friday afternoon.
 
PAUL LAINE (Canada)
Paul Laine has a career spanning over 25 years, starting off in the Vancouver rock scene, before signing with Elektra Records for his major label debut ‘Stick It In Your Ear’, an album produced by the legendary Bruce Fairbairn. In 1995 Paul joined American rock band Danger Danger as their new frontman for a 4 album run. His other projects include Shugaazer and Andersen Readman Laine, plus his currently touring country rock band Dark Horse.
Paul will perform a true best of set, featuring favourites from Danger Danger as well as all aspects of his career. This will be Paul’s second trip down under.
 
MITCH MALLOY (USA)
Mitch Malloy was already making waves in the late 80s but for AOR fans he burst onto the scene in 1992 with a debut album for RCA which immediately became a classic. Since then he’s recorded another 8 studio albums and toured worldwide. He continues to record and perform and is an in demand producer in Nashville.
This will be Mitch’s first trip to Australia and will see him deliver a high energy set featuring his hits and classic album cuts, backed by a powerhouse band.
 
BB STEAL (Adelaide) 
BB Steal are legends of the Australian melodic rock scene. Their major label debut was produced by Def Leppard’s Phil Collen and the band has often been touted as the “new” Def Leppard due to their layered, anthemic sound.
This will be their first Melbourne show in many years and will also feature permanent member, vocalist Craig Csongrady and the return of original guitarist Kevin Pratt! Expect the band to deliver a set heavy with tracks from their cult debut album as well as a few from 2013’s comeback album ‘Resurrection’.
 
WHITE WIDDOW (Melbourne)
White Widdow are the torch bearers for the classic 80s keyboard driven AOR sound here in Australia. The band are regulars on the Melbourne rock circuit and will deliver a set featuring tracks from their first three albums and their soon to be recorded fourth studio opus.
 
THE RADIO SUN (Melbourne)
The Radio Sun are fast becoming Australia’s harmony kings, with two highly acclaimed albums now available, both filled with classic harmony driven AOR. The guys have also doubled as Paul Laine’s backing band for the last few years, appearing with him at events in USA as well as here in Australia. Expect a great set of song from the two albums and a few surprises too.
 
SERPENTINE SKY (Melbourne)
Releasing their debut album 20 years after originally forming, Serpentine Sky are looking to make up for lost time and will blow fans away with their energy and the highly addictive songs from their recently released debut.
 
TEARGAS (Melbourne)
Teargas are back together after a 10 year hiatus. Last seen acting as Jeff Scott Soto’s support act for his 2004 OZ tour, the Melbourne lads are ready to kick it back into high gear and will open the main day with the energy of a headliner.
 
 
Friday May 13:
 
KAATO (Sydney)
Just who is Kaato? You won’t forget them after this show. Get ready to hear the band’s debut album, which is currently being completed with producer and guitarist…..
 
VANISHING POINT (Melbourne)
Melbourne’s own melodic metal heroes are excited to take part in this event. Without doubt, the heaviest band of the festival, but for this occasion the guys are going to delve into their back catalogue for some more melodic numbers alongside their most epic tracks.
 
TONK (Canberra)
Tonk take the hard rock back to the glory days of the American Sunset Strip. They have a groove and an attitude Guns N Roses would be proud of. Another rarity to have the band playing in Melbourne.
 
PAUL LAINE (Acoustic Set)
A completely different set of solo and Danger Danger tracks to blow fans away.
 
BLACK MAJESTY (Exclusive Acoustic Set)
An Australian exclusive! The Black Majesty guys have never played an acoustic set in their home country, so expect them to deliver something very special.
 
THE RADIO SUN (Acoustic Set)
Kicking off the event is one of the hardest working bands this weekend. The band will be promoting their upcoming acoustic project.
 
 
MELODICROCKFEST AUSTRALIA, MAY 13/14, 2016
 
VENUE: Elephant & Wheelbarrow - St. Kilda; Melbourne.
 
TICKETS:
Friday $35
Saturday $65
2-Day Ticket Deal $89
 
Tickets on sale now via www.melodicrockfest.com (via Paypal secure links) or CREDIT CARD VIA: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/melodicrockfest-tickets-20070594689
 
VIP Weekend Pass $225 (100 only)
(All prices include GST)
 
- VIP entry both days
 - Exclusive Meet & Greet/Soundcheck with all artists Friday Afternoon
 - Exclusive access to VIP/Artist Green Room Area during entire event
 - VIP laminate
 - Exclusive acoustic performance by Erik Gronwall!
 
MRF is sponsored by Loan Link: www.loan-link.com.au
 
Further sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact promoter Andrew McNeice for details: ajm@melodicrock.com
 

 

Categories: 
Release Year: 
2015
 
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