Haken And Messenger added to Stone Free

Organisers of the inaugural Stone Free Festival, which takes place at London’s 02 Arena in June, have added a number of new acts to the bill. Haken, Messenger, Therapy?, Michael Monroe, Jared James Nichols, The Lounge Kittens and Jackaman will join a line-up that already features Alice Cooper, Rick Wakeman, The Darkness, Marillion, Steve Hackett and Blackberry Smoke.

Also featuring at the festival will be Pink Floyd’s Wish You Were Here Symphonic, an orchestral reworking of Pink Floyd’s classic Wish You Were Here album, which celebrates the 40th Anniversary of the original.

Stone Free will feature multiple stages, special acoustic performances, Q&As with headline performers, cinema screenings (including Jean Luc Godard’s Sympathy for the Devil, Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Live at Knebworth Fair 1976, and Supermensch: The Legend Of Shep Gordon), a vinyl fair, market stalls, classic album playbacks, craft beers and street food alongside the venue’s restaurants.

Stone Free takes place at London’s O2 Arena on June 18 and 19. Day, weekend and Rock Royalty tickets (including artist meet & greets and signing sessions), are on sale now.

Jerry Ewing

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock.