Maid of Stone Festival announce first wave of bands for 2024

The first 12 bands to perform at Maid of Stone 2024 announced

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.

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About Maid of Stone Festival

Maid of Stone Festival brings both world-renowned international and British rock artists to the County Town of Kent in an arena which is also home to cask ales, the best in worldwide street food vendors, walkabout entertainment, a signing tent, festival market, axe throwing, and an upgraded VIP chillout area. In addition to arena only tickets, full camping, glamping and motorhome tickets are also available. Rockers of all ages will feel at home at this hard rocking event in the beautiful surroundings of Mote Park.

Festival booker Chris Wright said “We set the bar pretty high for a new, independent rock festival in 2023 and it’s been hard work to ensure we not only grow but improve in every way we possibly can. We’re so excited to have Maid of Stone return in 2024. It’s our ‘difficult second album’ but we’re all focused on delivering a mind-blowing event and with this first announcement we have staked our flag in the sand. Maid of Stone is back – and it’s here to stay.”

With another 25 acts still to be announced including stage headliners, MoS 2024 is a festival not to be missed.

Event Information


Mr Big
Those Damn Crows
Jared James Nichols
When Rivers Meet
As December Falls
The Commoners
South of Salem
Blaze Bayley
Preacher Stone
White Raven Down

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