Events

ROCKINBURGH – 27th, 28th and 29th SEPTEMBER 2024

Rockin for Tots are pleased to announce our Sunday Headliner and day splits for Rockinburgh 2024 ..
 

EMPYRE

Empyre are on the rise. They signed to the record label Kscope in late 2022, announcing their second electric album ‘Relentless’, follow up to 2019’s Self Aware, released on March 31st 2023.
Sonically, Empyre perform intense, atmospheric rock, with a dark and introspective edge to their writing. In the words of BBC Introducing their music ranges from “Triumphant, chest beating rock” to more subtle but just as arresting numbers inviting you to do the deepest of soul searching. They’ve also been described as the love-child of Pink Floyd and Soundgarden.
Plaudits have included being awarded a ‘High Hopes’ feature by Classic Rock Magazine, along with winning their “Track Of The Week” on three separate occasions. Kerrang! described their sound as “slick, vast and like the music was written with the help of an architectural blue print for an arena” and Planet Rock heralded the band as ‘Ones to Watch’.
Just as adept performing “unplugged” as they are fully electric Empyre have performed acoustic sets before rock legends Eagles, Shinedown and Alter Bridge at Arena Birmingham and been one of very few rock acts to be featured on ‘Whispering’ Bob Harris’ “Under The Apple Tree” Sessions. They released the acoustic studio album The Other Side in 2021.

Other superb acts appearing over the weekend, at Rockinburgh 2024 will be..

CERTAIN DEATH

Erupting from a spiritually malnourished South Central KDY in Scotland, “Certain Death” have been tearing up venues and festivals throughout the UK, Europe and Scandinavia since 2001. Their explosive live shows have already won them an army of fans all over the UK and beyond. Their unique sound comes from various musical influences which has been brought together and evolved into what is very aptly described as “Rap, Thrash n Roll”. Their blend of humour, massive riffs and good time attitude has made their live performances legendary!
The band have provided the soundtrack to numerous extreme sports videos including the world renowned “Thrasher” skateboarding series as well as their first single “Jailbait” featuring on the massive international selling video game “GTA VI” giving the band exposure to millions worldwide and then went on to also feature on “Session” skateboard game with song “Super Smokin’ Thunder Bowl” and online game “APB Reloaded” with tracks “Sex Drive”, “Burnin’ Up” & “Beat from the Street”.
The band recorded their debut album “Taste the Paste” in 2009 with record producer Greg Haver & mastered by Ryan Smith at the legendary Sterling Sound NYC. They then released the “Burnin’ Up” EP in 2012 and continue to get hits on spotify etc as “Certain Death” definitely have a unique timeless sound and are currently in the studio again recording album number 2.
They have shared the stage with many diverse acts such as Soulfly, Saxon, Skindred, The Exploited, Black Bomb A, The Real McKenzies, Cro Mags, Discharge and also headlined the Masters of Rock Festival in Czech Republic along side 69 eyes, Dragonforce, Prong and Devon Townsend and others supporting them.
With live shows that have been known to include beer filled super-soakers, stage invasions and the Guinness book of records hottest curry in the World, these guys don’t do gigs…they throw parties!
“A straight up assault of Scottish street attitude, hulking groove and no-thrills adrenaline. Coming on like a fuel injected Soil with hip-hop flair, there’s plenty of promise here if you like no-nonsense white knuckle metal.” -Metal Hammer
“Burnin’ Up” EP 2012
“Fight for your Right” Single 2012 (UK only)
“Taste the Paste” LP 2009
Excerpt taken from https://www.bloodstock.uk.com/…/boa…/bands/certain-death

Our Saturday headline act..

Oli Brown and the Dead Collective.

The trio consists of Oli Brown (Raveneye) and the Dead Collective (Sam Wood – Black Star Riders, Wayward Sons and Wayne Proctor – King King). I dont think we need to say much about them, Just read the reviews..
“There’s a sense of scale here, a windswept grandeur that elevates every move beyond the ordinary. Early days it may be, but there’s much here to chew on mentally”PLANET ROCK
“We don’t know it yet, but we are about to witness something of such magnitude that it will (if you were there) have a lasting effect on your musical life”FRAME MUSIC
“Truly a spectacular and electric performance which will be held in mine, along with a few others’ hearts forever”MAXIMUM VOLTAGE
“From the very off this is ‘DIFFERENT’. This is good, very good, both musically and visually. There is so much more to come from this new set-up, mark my words”FRAME MUSIC
“All are stunning songs showing the virtuosity of this trio, and the crowd warms to them immediately“– METAL TALK
“Watching this band is an experience. The music is majestic and emotional, which translates to an emotional performance.”MOSHVILLE TIMES
“This is the British Rival Sons!”METAL PLANET MUSIC
“Music this good doesn’t just “talk” for Oli, It shouts. Very loudly. And what it says is this: Oli Brown & The Dead Collective are one of the most promising bands around”MAXIMUM VOLUME
“Their style stands out. If you are looking for a different take on the rock genre, with The Dead Collective, you have got it”RAZORS EDGE
“Within seconds of their set, I couldn’t help but feel that what we were hearing and seeing wasn’t far from a festival’s main stage. Oli Brown & The Dead Collective made me feel like they were playing to thousands. And I’m sure they soon will be”ROCK N LOAD


TIBERIUS

Awarded “Best Metal Act” in 2017 by the Scottish Alternative Music Awards, Tiberius have been quickly establishing themselves as a popular alternative to what is expected from the metal genre. Writing tongue-in-cheek songs that shed light on global and personal struggles, the band have carved out a niche position for themselves which emphasizes the personalities of the men behind the music and has seen them support heavyweights such as The Contortionist and Twelve Foot Ninja, as well as securing a main stage slot at UK Tech Fest.
Beginning their musical venture with a style which incorporated the rhythmic and melodic motifs typical of the djent and tech metal genres, the musical direction of Tiberius has evolved since their eponymous debut EP in 2015 to reflect the ambition and maturity of five individuals who seek to continually challenge themselves (and each other) writing music that they love, about topics of which they are passionate. Their sound development has culminated with the debut album, A Peaceful Annihilation released in June 2020, which has quickly garnered numerous positive reviews and solidified Tiberius as a prog metal mainstay. Tiberius have various festival bookings in 2022, including a return to UK Tech Fest and their debut at the rapidly growing RADAR festival.

JEANICELEE

Fronted by Jeanice’s deep emotive vocals and supported by Marco’s neoclassical style lead guitar, Jamie’s driving bass and Tony’s impactful drumming, we tell stories with powerful melodies.
Band Members:
Jeanice Lee – Vocals and rhythm guitar
Marco Morelli – Lead guitar
Jamie Hunter – Bass
Tony Hodge – Drums

BLACKFYRE RISING

“Combining excellent presence and confidence the skilled combination of alternative, hard-to-heavy rocking tunes, melodic riffs, and grungy vocal flares quickly gave the impression of a band with a strong future ahead.” – Metal Mole Reviews
“With a forest fire of oomph, showmanship, and presence the 4-piece quickly carved their niche through an eager yet well-crafted song list.” Metal Mole Reviews
“Blackfyre Rising kicking off proceedings with a very energetic and solid set from the Edinburgh based quartet. Each song is expertly delivered and these gus really know how to wring every last note from their instruments whilst jumping about, crossing the stage to the delight of the early birds in front of them.” Jace Media

Friday will see local legends BIG IRON and Medusa Touch take the stage with our Friday headline act Certain Death.
Appearing alongside Oli Brown and the Dead Collective on Saturday will be White Raven Down , Molly Karloff, King Kraken and JeaniceLee.
Sunday’s main support will be The Howling Tides. Also appearing to compliment the Sunday line up will be Tiberius, Blackfyre Rising and Dread Persephone.

More bands will be announced in the coming weeks along with our Sunday headliner.

Tickets available NOW priced at a very reasonable £39 for the full weekend. Day tickets will also be available priced at £15 for Friday 27th, and £18 per day for Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th. All tickets will be subject to a booking fee. On the door prices will be more so best get one beforehand.

Past Events

Friday 29th and Saturday 30th September 2023
La Belle, 11 Hasties Close, Edinburgh, EH1 1HJ

A wee weekend event in Edinburgh with a few bands – £25.
Individual day tickets also available – £15

Over 14/Under 16’s must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
FRIDAY – DOORS 17:30
BAD TOUCH – SHE BURNS RED – WILD FIRE – NOTHING SPEAKS
SATURDAY – DOORS 14:00
DAXX & ROXANE – MOTHER VULTURE – VALHALLA AWAITS – BATTALION OF FLIES
A RITUAL SPIRIT – DEADFIRE – HOLYRUDE VAULT
CURFEW FRIDAY AND SATURDAY – 22:00



 


24th June 2023
King Kraken plus Support
The Mash House, 37 Guthrie Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1JG.


Doors 18:30 Curfew 22:00
Over 14/Under 16’s must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Tickets £8 – available from Tickets Scotland, 127 Rose Street, Edinburgh, EH2 3DT. 



 

Mactallica + Last Alibi – 26th November 2022


KILTWALK 2022 – Edinburgh Mighty Stride 18th September

It’s been a while..
The Edinburgh Kiltwalk is a bit of a local event for us here at RFT. This year, we have a small team of walkers registered for the Mighty Stride (24 miles) and Arne will be completing his trio of Kiltwalks to add to his 156 miles of Hebridean Way with the funds split between Rockin for Tots and Tartan Army Sunshine Appeal.

Links to each walkers individual Just Giving page is listed below. Please check them out and donate a few quid for their efforts. Ta

Arne’s Rockin’ for Tots and Sunshine Appeal walks 2022 (thekiltwalk.co.uk)
Eleni (thekiltwalk.co.uk)
Ryan (thekiltwalk.co.uk)
Rosie (thekiltwalk.co.uk)
Morag (thekiltwalk.co.uk)
Chris (thekiltwalk.co.uk)


WIN MONSTERFEST Weekend Tickets including MONSTERFRINGE tickets for Wednesday’s Those Damn Crows show, Thursday’s Bad Actress show, Sunday’s Marco Mendoza acoustic set and 4 nights bed and breakfast for 2 people at the Penta Hotel in Inverness.

Package consists of  a 4 nights Bed and Breakfast – 10,11,12,13 November 2021 – at the Penta Hotel for two people with ALL EVENT tickets included – Those Damn Crows, Bad Actress and full Monsterfest Weekend.  Including a Welcome pack (per person) and also entry to the Marco Mendoza Acoustic set on Sunday the 14th. 

(Late bar at the hotel and you will be staying in same hotel as the artists performing.) 

Enter the draw to win the amazing prize listed above.
Tickets for the draw are £2.50 each via PayPal and you can purchase as many tickets as you like up until midnight on the 6th November 2021. 

Entries for the draw are now closed.

There will be no physical tickets sent but the names will be added to the list of ticket purchasers after the closing date (If you buy one ticket, your name will be entered once, if you buy five tickets your name will be entered 5 times etc).  A winner will be drawn at random from the list and notified by the email address provided at the time of their PayPal prize draw ticket purchase after the draw has been made. The winner’s name will be displayed on our website and social media pages. The draw will be made regardless of the number of tickets sold and there will be no cash alternative. You must be 18 years or over to purchase a ticket and you will have to make your own travel arrangements to and from the festival. Tickets will be collected from the hotel on arrival with proof of ID.

Rockin for Tots will not in any circumstances be responsible or liable to compensate the winner or accept any liability for any loss, damage, personal injury or death occurring as a result of taking up the prize. By entering, you agree that any personal information provided by you with your entry may be held and used by Rockin’ for Tots to administer the competition. The prize draw is authorised by the festival organisers.

Due to Covid measures, there may be changes in the festival line up so please check the MonsterFest website for up to date Artist list. Please also see the information for attendees to the festival here.

The tickets for the event have been donated to Rockin’ for Tots by friends and supporters to whom we would like to express our immense gratitude.

 


2nd October 2021

Mactallica

To purchase tickets for the Mactallica/Battalion of Flies show you can use the Tickets Scotland event link HERE or call in at Tickets Scotland, 127 Rose Street Edinburgh EH2 3DT in person where the staff will happily sell you a ticket or two.


Win two tickets (including camping) to the
10th Anniversary Steelhouse Festival in Wales.

Entries for the draw are now closed.

Enter the draw to win two weekend tickets (including camping) to the 10th Anniversary Steelhouse Festival, Cwm, Ebbw Vale NP23 7TL held on the 23rd/25th of July. Tickets for the draw are £2.50 each and you can purchase as many tickets as you like up until midnight on the 4th July 2021. There will be no physical tickets sent but the names will be added to the list of ticket purchasers after the closing date (If you buy one ticket, your name will be entered once, if you buy five tickets your name will be entered 5 times etc). Within 1 week of the closing date, a winner will be drawn at random from the list and notified after the draw has been made . The winner’s name will be displayed on our website and social media pages. The draw will be made regardless of the number of tickets sold and there will be no cash alternative. You must be 18 years or over to purchase a ticket and you will have to make your own travel arrangements to and from the festival. Tickets will be dispatched to the winner after Rockin for Tots has received them from the ticketing agent.

Rockin for Tots will not in any circumstances be responsible or liable to compensate the winner or accept any liability for any loss, damage, personal injury or death occurring as a result of taking up the prize. By entering, you agree that any personal information provided by you with your entry may be held and used by Rockin’ for Tots to administer the competition. The prize draw has no link to Steelhouse Festival or their ticketing agent Gigantic. The tickets for the event have been donated to Rockin’ for Tots by friends and supporters to whom we would like to thank immensely.


Volts/Mactallica/Omen @La Belle

29th February 2020
Volts, Mactallica and Omen – La Belle Angele, Edinburgh


14th July 2019
Ride for Joshua – Liverpool to Treaddur Bay