Raise a beer and raise your horns at Brofest #5.
If you thought there wouldn’t be enough metal to go around, get your denim together, slap on your battle jacket and come rock out with us at Brofest 2017!
All night, all right!
Now in its fifth edition, the annual Classic Rock and Heavy Metal festival BROFEST is gearing up for a return to Newcastle Upon Tyne on the 24th & 25th February 2017! Rocking the stage at Northumbria University over the course of the weekend will be a host of top bands from today’s thriving Rock & Metal scene, along with a few surprises, many cult favourites, and some rare and one-off shows! Once again the hordes of denim and leather-clad fans from all over the world will return to celebrate this extraordinary event in the North East – the spiritual home of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM) movement!
Headlining the Friday evening at BROFEST #5 will be Graham Oliver and Steve Dawson from the original line-up of SAXON, treating fans to a critically acclaimed live show that will showcase all the band’s classic anthems. Friday night’s line-up also features a very rare show from local legends BATTLEAXE! Joining them will be South Shields heroes MYTHRA, now reunited after almost 30 years, playing shows all over Europe and with an exciting new album “Still Burning” due for release this year!
Saturday at BROFEST #5 is similarly packed full of must-see bands. The likes of DEMON and TOKYO BLADE are household names among NWOBHM fans nowadays, and yet this will be their first ever show in Newcastle! Traditionally the BROFEST bill features some top international bands and this year is no exception, with the USA’s HIGH SPIRITS being one of the most entertaining up-and-coming rock bands. They’ll be joined by fellow countrymen GHOUL, whose unique brand of “splatterthrash” will appeal to fans of the heavier end of the metal spectrum!
Brofest is the brainchild of the likely lads at Bro(UK) Promotions, who are already responsible for a revival of their own, bringing top underground bands to the North East live music scene.
Fellow bros! We are happy to say that the running order for this years incredible line-up is now ready – check it out here!
Hey you crazy and awesome headbangers. Welcome to Brofest 2017, the 5th iteration of the best classic metal festival in the world. Check out the amazing bands we have organised…