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NEW MUSIC AND BEER FESTIVAL ANNOUNCED FOR 2022! With everything starting to get back to normal in the music scene, music promoters STMS Group have launched a brand new festival for August 2022 called STMS Fest featuring a host of bands from all parts of the rock scene.

The team have a wealth of knowledge and experience in the music industry and have been carefully hand picking a great selection of bands. Not only that, the first of the 3 days of the festival is also International Beer Day and therefore this will not only be a music weekend but will incorporate a beer festival too with guest beers & ales both local and International.

Friday sees Cambridge rockers 4th Labyrinth open the festival, following on from them will be folk rock band Cadence Noir. Sub-headlining the first night will be local hard rockers White Tygër before former AC/DC drummer Chris Slade takes the stage for a 2 hour musical roller coaster through 50 years of his career as The Chris Slade Timeline. Chris has been a part of a whole host of bands including Tom Jones, Manfred Mann's Earth Band, Michael Schenker, Gary Numan David Gilmour Original Asia Paul Rodgers Official Uriah Heep and of course 2 big spells with one of the greatest bands of rock AC/DC.

Saturday includes some amazing bands too. King Voodoo open the day's proceedings followed by Gallows Circus and Sulvain. As the evening approaches supergroup The City Kids give us a taste of something from the rock and punk scene before we take a step back in time to the new wave of British heavy metal band Airforce who give us a real blast of early rock and metal. Some will recognise the drummer from early Iron Maiden days too as Doug Sampson takes the sticks. The evening is rounded off with American hard rock band Warrior Soul fronted by Kory Clarke. With 14 albums in their discography, fans will be treated to some old classics as well as songs from their 2020 album Cocaine and Other Good Stuff.

Sunday promises to be one hell of an end to the 3 day weekend. deVience is a London based rock band fronted by former (2018) X-Factor finalist Gio Spano. A superb trio steps up to give us a bit of a taste of Official Motörhead Hawkwind and Led Zeppelin in the form of the band Gorilla Going local is a band that have travelled and toured the globe quite impressively including Japan, USA, Philippines and most of Europe but never so close to home as this sub headline slot. It'll be a much loved welcome home to the band that started in 2009 as we welcome VEGA to the stage!

The finale of the first STMS Festival had to be one with a bang. When you talk about the rock n roll hall of fame, you'd be hard pushed not to include Status Quo. Now, bringing Quo to the festival was not going to happen but the next best thing has. John Coghlan joined the band in 1963 and had a 20 year spell with the band performing drums on the first 14 albums. The original drummer and a founder member of one of the country's greatest rock n roll bands started John Coghlan's Quo in the 1990's and plays classic tracks in his bands set. Expect to hear hits including Down Down, Paper Plane and Roll Over Lay Down amongst other great songs.

There is still a host of bands to add to the bill but unfortunately we cannot announce them just yet. For tickets and info visit


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