SOS Festival


RockSector Records the people behind Wyrd Ways Rock Show favourite, the SOS Festival have literally just announced four more additions to the festival line-up for 2017.

News has reached WWRS HQ that Lynne and Mark at RockSector Records have announced four more bands for the bill of British Underground Rock and Metal showcase, the SOS Festival 2017.  The first band on the list are the newly reformed British Power Metal band, and longtime friends of The Wyrd Ways Rock Show, the mighty PowerQuest.  They have been given the prestigious headlining slot and will be given the task of closing the show for 2017.

PowerQuest formed in 2001, the brainchild of former DragonForce and more recently Eden’s Curse keyboardist Steve Williams.  Over the years the band has also featured another friend of The Wyrd Ways Rock Show, Andrea Martongelli of Italian Heavy Metal band, Arthemis.

PowerQuest achieved an enviable reputation in the Power Metal genre, rubbing shoulders with many of the genre’s top names, whilst surviving a series of line-up changes and releasing a succession of great albums until 2013 they split after a final show on the Sophie Lancaster Stage at Bloodstock (after which The Wyrd Ways Rock Show conducted this emotional interview).  After three years, including a stint in Eden’s Curse, Steve Williams resurrected PowerQuest in 2016 with a new line-up including Ashley Edison from the highly regarded Dendera and a fresh energy and enthusiasm.

Also playing on Sunday we have Fire Red Empress from the Midlands who Classic Rock magazine have described as “a hard-charging, riff-fuelled, radio-baiting monster”, plus Metallers Kill Or Cure hailing from Manchester and Brighton return, having been a revelation for so many people in our 2015 event. On Saturday we additionally announce a return for local heroes Sister Rose who also helped to light up our festival in 2015.

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