Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow will be the headline act for the second Stone Free Festival at the O2 in London on Saturday 17th June 2017 with tickets on sale from Thursday December 8th. More artists will be announced soon but in the meantime more about Rainbow and Stone Free Festival follows:
The O2 and Kilimanjaro are pleased to announce Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow will be headlining the second annual STONE FREE FESTIVAL at The O2, London on Saturday 17 June 2017.
Tickets go on sale Thursday 8 December and are available at www.theo2.co.uk or by calling 0844 856 0202.
This year’s STONE FREE FESTIVAL follows the hugely successful and highly acclaimed inaugural Festival in June this year – which featured electrifying performances from the likes of Alice Cooper, Rick Wakeman, The Darkness, Marillion and many more.
The festival returns utilising the full array of facilities at The O2 and is the perfect chance for rock fans to immerse themselves in the music they love in the very best environment. Featuring multiple stages, special acoustic performances, the Speakeasy Lounge, the Vinyl Fair, Q&As with performers, cinema screenings and exclusive after parties.
Playing classics from both Rainbow and Deep Purple’s anthemic catalogue, the legendary guitarist needs no introduction and is universally acknowledged as a singular and visionary talent, one who has helped shape and define the landscape of rock music and the evolution of the guitar at its core. With a background immersed in classical and r’n’b he was a founding member and driving force of Deep Purple, going on to form Rainbow in 1973, who sold in excess of 28 million albums.
The Ritchie Blackmore Rainbow performance at Stone Free promises to be an unmissable event, not only for Deep Purple and Rainbow fans, but also those who want to soak up the electrifying genius of the legendary guitarist live and to revel in the unforgettable songs he crafted with two of music’s most celebrated bands. Blackmore will also be joined by former stalwart Meister Bob on bass, Blackmore Nights’ drummer David Keith, Stratovarius’s keyboardist Jens Johansson and singer, Ronnie Romero from Santiago, Chile who Blackmore describes as, “a cross between Ronnie James Dio and Freddie Mercury.”