Video footage of Diemonds, Princess Pang, Rock N Hull Allstars, etc. on Day Three of Hair Metal Heaven UK

Video footage of Diemonds, Princess Pang, Rock N Hull Allstars, etc. on Day Three of Hair Metal Heaven UK

Day Three of the Hair Metal Heaven Festival that took place in Hull, UK from August 25 to 27, 2017 finished on a high with the Rock N Hull Allstars featuring singer Sebastian Bach, guitarists George Lynch and Brent Woods, bassist Chris Wyse and drummer Vinny Appice.

Hair Metal Heaven organizer Ian released a statement about the inaugural event’s positives and negatives via Facebook earlier today:

“We are happy we managed to pull it off but obviously we had many teething problems. It would have been easy to pull the plug and walk away but we committed to the weekeend -50k worse off but but happy that the majority understood this was a massive undertaking and lessons have been learnt.

Our hearts were in the right place but sadly the structure we had in place for the weekend quickly crumbled as it became a rampaging beast that we couldn’t take. I was being pulled in 20 different directions – picking up bands, chasing up hotels for selling a large portion of OUR VIP rooms on Booking.com so people had no rooms when they got their. I was happy to find them rooms elsewhere but it meant, in effect there was nobody directing things at the venue. This is when things began to go wrong.

I understand some of the negative comments and as I have all weekend will continue to take the bullets but I want to personally thank the crew who worked tirelessly and epically in the face of adversity. The venue’s for being so accommodating. The bands for being amazing onstage and offstage and for understanding the issues that we were facing.

Special mention goes to Brent Woods, Sebastian Bach, Vinny Appice, George Lynch and Chris Wyse – for making one of many dreams a possibility. Not only were they amazing onstage but they are all sweethearts too – especially you Brent baby!

The city of Hull was alive this weekend with so many smiley happy faces. Please focus on the amazing performances and not the organisation because the latter can always be improved by fixing the mistakes but the chance of seeing another bill like this in Hull or the UK again is probably zero.

Of course I apologise profusely for the Mike Monroe show not happening. I was working tirelessly for 4 hours trying to get that thing moving on Saturday night. They wanted 5k cash which I was happy to provide them but as a consequence of paying another band earlier in the day in cash – with money scrabbled together from friends and family I could only offer him 3k and a transfer of the rest after he played. His management didn’t want to know. I still didn’t give up and spent another hour on the road busting my balls pulling money from cash points but got a call to say they didn’t want to do it. I was gutted but more so for the fans eagerly waiting for him in Fruit. That is hard for me to take. I bear no I’ll will to Michael or his management. I shoulder that burden of people waiting excitedly and that thought alone broke me on Saturday night.

To understand how finely balanced this was I had to borrow 50k to get through the weekend. I never once stiffed a band. I organised solutions to make them happy and im still doing that now. They came. They played. They 100% deserve to get payed. Im not sure many other promoters of a first time festival would have done this. Most would have cut their losses and done one. The festival had to go on for the fans and sending them home depressed and in riot mode was not plan A. I don’t care how many mistakes were made you cannot deny that this line up and performances were absolutely special.

So now I figure a way to pick myself up, pay the money back to those that supported me and move forward. Skint? Yes. Happy? Kinda. Regretful? No. Optimistic. Yes.

To Jase, Dave, Mark, Mark, George, Mum, Dad, Bex, Becky, Martin, Marlo, Owen, Alisha, Kat, Alan, Theresa, Keri, Angel, HPSS, Welly, Fruit, C.C, Alex and Richard Black, Rob De Luca, Chas and the Code, Shuff, STS Touring, TandSImmigratiion, Brent Woods, Hull City Hall staff, Holiday Inn Express.and special mention to my daughter Elana who ruled the backstage area entertaining one and all.

I know there are a lot of negative comments but I’ve also seen some amazing ones too.

I always focus on the positive but after something this big that has consumed my life for a year and juggling it with family and a 10hr a day job it’s tough to get motivated knowing the pressures of time and money that now face myself and my beautiful family.

Thanks to everyone that came. Sorry for the fuck ups.

Thanks for the memories.

Ian

The line-up for Day Three was outstanding with: Rock N Hull All Stars, Reckless LoveD-A-D, Loudness, Shark Island, Leatherwolf, Diemonds and Hell’s Addiction. The video footage below does not reflect all of the band performances on Day Three simply because the YouTube video footage that was found at this point for Day Three was only for the bands below.

Rock N Hull All Stars performing AC/DC‘s “Highway To Hell [Hull]” at Hair Metal Heaven in Hull, UK on August 27, 2017:

Hair Metal Heaven 2017 – Hull All Stars Highway To Hull (AC/DC)

Hair Metal Heaven Hull, UK 27-8-2017 Hull All Stars – Highway To Hull (AC/DC)

Rock N Hull All Stars performing Dokken‘s “The Hunter” at Hair Metal Heaven in Hull, UK on August 27, 2017:

Hair Metal Heaven 2017 – Hull All Stars The Hunter (Dokken)

Hair Metal Heaven Hull, UK 27-8-2017 Hull All Stars – The Hunter (Dokken)

Princess Pang performing “Sympathy” at Hair Metal Heaven in Hull, UK on August 27, 2017:

Princess Pang – Sympathy, Hair Metal Heaven, Hull, 27th Aug 2017

New York rockers Princess Pang playing the Hair Metal Heaven festival in Hull , August 2107

Princess Pang performing “Trouble In Paradise” at Hair Metal Heaven in Hull, UK on August 27, 2017:

Princess Pang – Trouble in Paradise, Hair Metal Heaven, Hull 27th Aug 2017

New York rockers Princess Pang playing the Hair Metal Heaven festival in Hull , August 2107

Diemonds performing “Take On The Night” at Hair Metal Heaven in Hull, UK on August 27, 2017:

Diemonds – Take on the Night, Hair Metal Heaven, Hull, 27th Aug 2017

The fabulous Diemonds from Toronto playing at the Hair Metal Heaven festival in Hull , August 2017

Diemonds performing “Get The Fuck Outta Here” at Hair Metal Heaven in Hull, UK on August 27, 2017:

Diemonds – Get The Fuck Outta Here, Hair Metal Heaven, Hull 27th Aug 2017

Canada’s Diemonds at the Hair Metal Heaven Festival in Hull august 2017

Shark Island performing “Paris Calling” at Hair Metal Heaven in Hull, UK on August 27, 2017:

Shark Island – Paris Calling, Hair Metal Heaven, Hull 27th Aug 2017

The Amazing Shark Island performing the classic ‘Paris Calling’ at the Hair Metal Heaven festival in Hull 2017

Leatherwolf performing “The Calling” at Hair Metal Heaven in Hull, UK on August 27, 2017:

Leatherwolf Calling

Leatherwolf Live @ Hair metal Heaven Hull