The weather was perfect, for this year’s Edgar Davies Ground (EDG) rock day. First band Ghosts of Social Networks turned out to be just front man Nathan Till. For whatever reason the two other band members couldn’t make it. So very bravely Nathan took to the stage for a solo appearance. Nathan looked comfortable playing all the bands songs including outside the wheel, which was very well received by the growing crowd.
Next up were 2 slots from music degree student Jack Evans. Jack has appeared previously at the EDG for Eligh Toadd. Jack played various classical tunes on his acoustic guitar. The Ellipsis were on after Jack and delivered a great set of very energetic rock pop. The Ellipsis will go far.
After Jacks second set came the Birmingham’s Valous. Most of their material was from their 2nd Album “The Devil’s Seven”, however they did play new tracks from their soon to be released EP. Valous were incredibly tight and lead singer Mat Shutt hit every note in which was a very polished “metal” performance.
Next Sister Shotgun fronted by the awesome Chloe Ozwell. Sister Shotgun performed a blend of very catchy hard rock and metal. Why haven’t they been offered record deal yet? The very best of luck to Sister Shotgun in the future.
Then it was the first of two performances from our Special guests “The Soap Girls”. They made an impromptu acoustic performance on the last years high street stage. This year their second set was an electric set featuring new drummer Jonn Walker. The Soap Girls drew lots of attention and went down a storm. Many Many thanks to Jonn Walker for helping to arrange this appearance at short notice. In between the two Soap Girls performance was Telford’s Guns for Girls who had earlier appeared at Shrewsbury’s Fake Festival. A great performance kept the growing crowd entertained.
Top of the bill and rounding off what was a great day was Glasgow’s Mason Hill. Mason Hill have has a superb year, after signing a major record deal, appeared at download and have been booked for their first “Planet Rock” gig. Absolutely note perfect throughout the set, but the stand out song was definitely the shows last “Where I belong”. People of Bridgnorth will remember Mason Hill for many years. Has one of the crowd put it “They are pure class”. Can’t wait for the album release!
Many thanks to all the bands who very kindly gave up their time to appear this year and raise money for the Bridgnorth Food and national charity Shelter.
Also many thanks to all of the volunteers who again gave up their time to Marshall the event
EDG Event Organiser
Just looking over this year’s line up for the EDG rock day and wondered what has happened to previous band’s that have appeared. Hostile headlined in 2013 and have recently supported Megadeath in front of a sell out crowd in Russia. Butterfly Stone appeared in 2014 and then returned to headline in 2015. They have recorded soundtracks for two animated full length movies and soundtrack for top selling computer game dirt track called “who is leading who”. Appearing at last year’s Epic event we had Stone Broken, who were Planet Rocks new band of the year runner up. In the past 12 months they have appeared at Download and were voted in the top ten band’s of the year on Planet rock, btw it was won by Iron Maiden. Recently they appeared at the Rambling Man festival on the main stage which was later headlined by ZZ Top.
So what about this year’s band’s? Headlining we have Mason Hill all the way from Glasgow. They are another band appearing at Planet Rock events. Our special guests are the Soap Girls, who made an impromptu appearance on the Bridgnorth High street last year, and went down a storm. We have local Telford favourites Guns for Girls, Sister Shotgun who are doing great on the local circuit. We also have Valous with the awesome vocals of Mat Shutt. From Coventry “The Ellipsis” and opening the show Ghosts of Social Networks.
We are very proud of the great band’s who have appeared at the EDG and this year’s no different. If you like rock please come and enjoy the event starting around 1pm. It’s free entry, there is food, a licenced bar and kids entertainment. It’s weather protected as we use the Rugby clubs giant marquee. See you all soon!
It’s just £7 on the gate today advance tickets were available at just £5 each from Bamboo Wine Bar, Whitburn Coffee House and the Friars but it’s on the gate only price now, hope you can make it down!
This year the Bridgnorth Sun Fest returns on the slightly later date of Sunday 28th May. Another change this year is the introduction of the marquee that was used for last years Bridgnorth Festival Rock day in August. So this year the weather can’t dampen the spirits.
There are other events planned through the bank holiday weekend so why not enjoy our weekend camping which you will soon be able to pre-book this via the Bridgnorth Festival website.
There will be a reduced price for admission by buying advance tickets for those who like to plan ahead.
We have an on-site licensed bar and food plus activities to keep the young ones busy. The day has a very friendly family orientated atmosphere where everybody will be made to feel welcome
So what about the Music? We have a great mix genre bill. The Regulars a hard hitting, foot tapping, finger clicking, indie rock band from Wombourne. From Birmingham, The Delta Rhythm a cross breed of blues, hard rock, indie and prog rock. From Worcester the Mark Leedham band. Mark has deep toned soulful, emotive vocals with virtuosic guitar playing and finely crafted song writing. We have last year’s EDG battle of the bands winners Eligh Toadd who are a progressive rock band from Walsall. From the Midlands we have Ebenezer Weasel who perform various country classics. From previous Sun Fest we firm favourites Alien Embassy back. Hot Rod 55 are a three piece powerhouse, who whip up a storm with their dynamic delivery of some of the greatest rock and roll and rockabilly numbers to ever grace the planet. Opening the show at noon will be torque who describe themselves as Stadium rock, can’t wait. Whatever your musical taste, you won’t be disappointed.
Advance Tickets £5 From Bamboo and Whitburn Coffee Or on the day £7.
Approximate times all subject to Change
20.00-21.00 The Regulars
19.00-20.00 The Delta Rhythm
18.00-19.00 Ties Unbroken
17.00-18.00 Mark Leedham Band
16.00-17.00 Eligh Toadd
15.00-16.00 Ebenezer Weazel
14.00-15.00 Alien Embassy
13.00-14.00 Hot Rod 55
Come and join for what will be an absolutely great weekend.
A rain soaked Saturday at the Edgar Davies couldn’t stop the amazing atmosphere for this year’s rock day.
Eligh Toadd, this year’s battle of the bands winners kicked off proceedings, with many great bands following throughout the day. As the daylight faded Stone Broken took to the stage to what was then a packed out marquee. Reuben Archers Personal Sin rounded off what a truly amazing day that was enjoyed by all. The weather couldn’t stop us ‘Rocking’