Burrfest, the event put together to remember late Iron Maiden drummer Clive Burr, is returning for its third year in 2019. Burr, who passed away in 2013 after a battle with multiple sclerosis, played a key role in the band's early days, performing on the albums 'Iron Maiden' (1980), 'Killers' (1981), and 'The Number Of The Beast' (1982).
Taking place at The Dome in north London on Saturday 9th March 2019, this year's event will double in capacity, with the line-up featuring some key players from Iron Maiden's early history.
Headlining up the bill will be former Maiden guitarist Dennis Stratton, who will join Maiden United for a special set. Stratton who will be no stranger to Maiden fans, appeared on the band's self-titled debut album as well as early singles 'Sanctuary' and 'Women In Uniform'.
Formed by Ruud Jolie (Within Temptation) and Joey Bruers (Up The Irons), Maiden United perform acoustic rearrangements of Iron Maiden classics, and rarities.
NWOBHM legends Praying Mantis also join the bill. Having boasted no less than four former Maiden members amongst their ranks over the years, Mantis released their latest album 'Gravity' in May 2018.
Elsewhere, opening the bill will be the only man to have ever been an official keyboard player for Iron Maiden, returning for his 2nd Burr Fest outing, Tony Moore.
The Deep complete the line-up. Featuring former members of Deep Machine and Airrace, the band were formed in 2013 and released their debut album 'Premonition' in 2015. With a couple of line-up changes, the band are back on the road and set to hit the studio to record their second album.
Aside from the musical acts, the event will also mark the first ever public meet & greet with former Iron Maiden guitarist Paul Cairns, who appeared in an uncredited role on the band’s debut EP 'The Soundhouse Tapes'.
Tickets for Burr Fest 2019 are available now (no under 14s), with limited merchandise bundles available to accompany the festival.