2024 will see the return of rock to Maidstone’s Mote Park after the success of this year’s Maid of Stone Festival. The festival has today announced the first 12 acts who will be performing across the weekend at the sophomore MoS, an all-ages festival celebrating rock, heavy rock, blues rock, and metal.
Superstar US rock band Mr Big will return to the UK after their ‘BIG Finnish UK Tour’ to headline Maid of Stone on Sunday 21st July 2024. In what will be one of their final ever UK shows, the band will play classics from their illustrious career, specifically the Lean Into It album.
Saturday 20th will see Those Damn Crows, fresh off their headline tour European tour and Download performance take to the stage making their Mote Park debut. Described as the “most exciting band in UK rock” and as one of the most asked after bands, they are sure to be a big hit with the Maidstone Moterheads!
Also joining them will be Scottish rockers GUN who will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of their hit album Swagger by headlining the opening night on Friday 19th July 2024.
The weekend will also feature diverse artists, such as melodic rockers Tyketto, southern rockers Preacher Stone, energetic blues rocker Jared James Nichols and Essex blues rock duo When Rivers Meet, fresh off their UK album chart success.
Maid of Stone also welcomes Canadian roots rockers The Commoners – currently appearing on Planet Rocks A List and often described as “the new Robert Jon and The Wreck” and they are sure to make a big splash at Mote Park.
Also performing across the weekend are highly regarded up and coming artists which ERB readers will be familiar with South of Salem, As December Falls and White Raven Down.
And fresh from a speedy recovery, ex Wolfsbane and Iron Maiden legend Blaze Bayley will be performing a special 30th Anniversary Iron Maiden set.
Maid of Stone 2024 will also welcome back the New Blood Stage, which will feature the best up and coming unsigned bands from many different genres including rock, blues and metal, including local talent from all over Kent.
Tickets are available from www.maidofstonefestival.com