Former BLACK SABBATH singer Tony Martin's HEADLESS CROSS, whose live set celebrates the 20th anniversary of the release of the SABBATH album "Headless Cross", has been confirmed for next year's Hammerfest II festival, set to take place March 11-13, 2010 at Pontins, Prestatyn Sands, North Wales, United Kingdom.
The festival billing is now shaping up as follows:
CARS ON FIRE
CONQUEST OF STEEL
MAN MUST DIE
NO MADE SENSE
RISE TO REMAIN
THE MORE I SEE
TONY MARTIN'S HEADLESS CROSS
HEADLESS CROSS includes the following musicians:
Tony Martin (BLACK SABBATH)- Vocals
Rolf Munkes (EMPIRE) - Guitar
Jamie Mallender - Bass
Danny Needham (BAILEY'S COMET, RAZORBACK) - Drums
Geoff Nicholls (BLACK SABBATH) – Keyboards
BLACK SABBATH released six albums with Tony Martin on vocals: "The Eternal Idol" (1987), "Headless Cross" (1989), "Tyr" (1990), "Cross Purposes" (1994), "Cross Purposes Live" (1995) and "Forbidden" (1995).
Fan-filmed video footage of Tony Martin performing the SABBATH classic "The Shining" on September 6, 2009 at Blackmore Rock Bar in São Paulo, Brazil can be viewed below (courtesy of "kajibrino").
The original Hammerfest brought together some of the biggest names in metal for a truly memorable weekend at Pontins, Prestatyn Sands, North Wales. Headliners OPETH, SEPULTURA and SAXON were joined by the likes of HAMMERFALL, PARADISE LOST, SKINDRED, CATHEDRAL, ARCHITECTS and many more…
In addition to the usual Friday and Saturday night lineup, Hammerfest II will also feature an extra night's entertainment on Thursday, March 11. This comes included in VIP packages or can be purchased separately with Gold or Silver packages.
Hammerfest II is put together by Hard Rock Hell (the people behind the hugely successful Hard Rock Hell in 2007, Hard Rock Hell II in 2008 and forthcoming Hard Rock Hell III in December 2009) and the legendary Metal Hammer magazine.
Hammerfest II will be an event not to be missed. The festival will include a bumper lineup of established metal and rock acts — with celebrated veterans rubbing shoulders with the metal scenesters of today — alongside the future of metal’s upcoming talent, as championed by Metal Hammer.
Hammerfest II is open to anyone aged 16 and over.
For further information and ticket sales, visit www.hammerfest.co.uk.