July 12, 2021

Steelhouse Festival was delighted to get the greenlight to go ahead for this year’s event.  This news was truly something positive for the summer and a reward for the Steelhouse family for their patience, understanding, sticking with us and wanting the festival to move forward. Covid will, of course, still have an affect and the travel restrictions have meant that both Europe and H.E.A.T. are unable to join us at the top of the mountain. Whilst this is of course sad news, Covid will not have the last laugh as Steelhouse is proud to announce that two great British acts and indeed friends of the festival, Uriah Heep and NWOCR front-runners Stone Broken, have stepped in to the breach. So, whilst we’ll have to wait a little longer to see Europe and H.E.A.T, there is plenty of top notch entertainment to be had once again. Making their only UK appearance this Summer, Heep will close out this event on Sunday 25th of July and Stone Broken will appear the same day.  Very limited weekend tickets for the event which takes place over the weekend of the 23rd-25th of July remain [day tickets are now sold out]

Mick Box said, “What an honour after playing Steelhouse Festival in 2019 to come back and headline in 2021. The mighty Heep are out of Lockdown and into Rockdown, and to say we are excited, would be a major understatement. We cannot wait to get back to what we enjoy the most, playing live. It will be special, magical, heartfelt, and full-on rock! ‘Appy days!”

In combined statement Europe said, “It is with deep regret that we have to announce our withdrawal from this year’s Steelhouse Festival. Unfortunately, the travel restrictions in place for overseas personnel have made it impossible for us to get our band, crew and equipment into the country for this show.  We left it until the last possible minute in case there were any changes to the procedures but sadly nothing has been forthcoming.  We will be back up the mountain as soon as we can though and, in the meantime, enjoy this year’s event and the bill the promoters have worked so hard to put together”;  Joey, John, John, Mic & Ian.

Steelhouse promoters, Mikey Evans and Max Rhead added, “We looked at every practical way to get both Europe and H.E.A.T. over to the UK for Steelhouse. It was also hoped that guidance would change in time for their appearance – ultimately though, it’s come to the point where we all had to call it. At this point we’d just like to thank both bands and their representatives for trying their very best to make it happen – their commitment to that end is massively appreciated. Fear not though they will both return to Steelhouse in the not-too-distant future.

“It is, however, our great pleasure to welcome their replacements – the perfect mix of classic and contemporary – Uriah Heep‘s last appearance went down as one of the most popular sets ever at Steelhouse. They have the heritage, songs and energy to put in an incredible headline set – a perfect way to bring down the curtain on SH2021…As for Stone Broken, they are without doubt one of the most exciting young classic rock acts in the UK right now. They’ve already done incredible things and they’re about to go to another level…We’re beyond excited to welcome them back”.

Glamping is now sold out, as are Live-In Vehicle tickets.
Weekend tickets are £110 in advance… Friday is free to anyone holding a weekend or single Sat/Sun day ticket.


About Steelhouse Festival: With its unique mountain top setting on the edge of the beautiful Brecon Beacons, this family friendly great value event has built up a true following and a real heritage of its own over nine successful years. Previous performers at The Steelhouse Festival have included Thin Lizzy, Glenn Hughes, Myles Kennedy, Black Star Riders, The Wildhearts, Thunder, The Darkness, UFO, Europe, Rival Sons, Saxon, Anvil, Michael Schenker, and Skindred. The event now includes a larger stage, an official Friday night, more glamping and an official signing tent sponsored by our media partner Planet Rock where the fans will get to meet a selection of musicians rocking the mountain in July.