In a pleasing day for acronyms, UFO have been confirmed for 2019's HRH AOR Festival. Joining them on the bill for the Hard Rock Hell event are Tyketto, former Survivor vocalist Dave Bickler, and a whole host of others. HRH AOR is set to take place at Camp HRH, Pwllheli, North Wales, Gwynedd, between Thursday 14th and Sunday 17th March, 2019.
The seventh edition of the popular festival, with tickets selling fast, organisers have warned; "We’ve only got eleven rooms left, and when they’re gone, they’re gone! BOOM!”
Headlining Friday night are the legendary UFO: an iconic band formed way back in 1969, with decades of excellence in the business. The band is fielding a kick-ass line-up: fronted by Phil Mogg (vocals), with Paul Raymond (keyboards and guitar), Andy Parker (drums), Vinnie Moore (lead guitar) and Rob de Luca (bass). UFO have long been known for their meaty riffs, distinctive hooks, the range and intelligence of their songwriting and carefully crafted lyrics, not to mention their stage presence and performance. A great chance to see a great British band!
Thursday’s headliners are Tyketto: a hard rock band from New York City, formed in 1987 by former Waysted vocalist Danny Vaughn. Tyketto’s current line-up features Vaughn (lead vocals, acoustic guitar; also harmonica, mandolin, and percussion), Michael Clayton Arbeeny (drums, percussion, and vocals), Ged Rylands (keyboards and vocals), Chris Green (guitar and vocals) and Chris Childs (bass guitar). Tyketto have long been HRH favourites, with HRH Mag noting back in 2016, “Tyketto have forged their reputation on incendiary live shows fronted by the effervescent Danny Vaughn.”
HRH are also delighted to announce an appearance of Dave Bickler (ex Survivor). Dave Bickler, a vocalist known for his range and power, was the front man of Survivor between 1978 and1983, and is particularly known as the singer of the band’s seven-week Number One Billboard charts hit 'The Eye of the Tiger' (the theme tune to Rocky III). Sylvester Stallone himself asked Survivor to provide the theme song for the film, which also marked the big screen appearance of Mr T (as "Clubber" Lang).!
Twenty-six acts have now been confirmed for HRH AOR including the above artists. The bill is completed by The Electric Boys, Tigertailz, Mitch Malloy, Pretty Boy Floyd, Vega, Romeo’s Daughter, Kane’d, The Radio Sun, Bai Bang, Saints of Sin, Psycho Kiss, New Generation Superstars, Fahran, Captain Black Beard, Heartbreak Remedy, Void, Epic, Haxan, Sordid Lies, The Wicked Jackals, Corvus, Silent Jack, and Kiss the Gun. More bands are expected to be announced soon, including the Saturday night headliner.
For full and up-to-date listings, check the HRH AOR website, and follow the festival on social media.
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Tickets for HRH AOR are on sale now from www.hrhaor.com, and the booking office on 0207 193 1164.