Radcliffe Civic, Manchester

Now in it's 4th year!

































17th March 2011



16th & 17th July 2011

We're absolutely delighted to announce a further 6 bands for SOS Festival.... Attica Rage, Babylon Fire, Velvet Star, Betraeus, Skarlett Riot & Inferno. Plus our good friends from Polefire will be heating things up for us on the  Saturday night with Manchester's finest exhibition of pole dancing.

Confirmed for our Sunday line-up are Scots Attica Rage, pictured above, who recently signed to Rocksector Records for the release of their 2nd album "Road Dog" which is launched at Hammerfest this current weekend, & bring us their incredible giant-sized riffs & beer-fuelled biker rock....

"Totally blown away on first listen.. with this new album they've excelled themselves" Tom Russell, 96.3 Rock Radio

"Big, burly & balls-out.. like the greatest hits of rock & metal in a bar brawl"
Dom Lawson, Metal Hammer


Babylon Fire are firm favourites at SOS & will once again feature on Saturday night with a set time just ahead of headliners Fury UK. The Babylon metalheads are currently working on new material for a full debut album release. www.myspace.com/babylonfireuk

Velvet Star recently signed to Rocksector Records for the release of their debut official album "In The Face Of Vanity" on 4th April. Early reviews of their glam-come-70s punk n roll have been excellent.. "proof that the UK has a vibrant & relevant music scene" Sinister Angels Realm www.myspace.com/velvetstarband

Betraeus  played Bloodstock festival last year, having won Manchester's Metal 2 The Masses/Battle For Bloodstock contest with their intricate, sensitive & at times brutal take on prog metal with more than a hint of Opeth. We welcome them to the Saturday line-up at SOS. www.myspace.com/betraeus

Skarlett Riot join us on Sunday with a fresh & energetic modern rock sound. Fronted by Chloe Drinkwater, they've been kicking up a storm in support of the likes of The Crave & Heaven's Basement & promise to be an excellent addition to our line-up. www.skarlettriot.co.uk

Inferno hail from Anglesey, North Wales & recently released independently their album "Welcome To The Lions Den". Inferno bring a unique brand of uncompromising driving rock to open up our Saturday line-up & also watch out for a brilliant acoustic set on Sunday. www.myspace.com/infernorockband


  Pole dancing from Manchester's finest to kick-start the aftershow party on Saturday night!


Tickets are now on-sale at Ticketline. Buy tickets.

As always SOS benefits from being an all-age event, reasonable prices, excellent local transport links, nearby inexpensive hotel accommodation, plenty of free parking & a friendly atmosphere.

More news soon!

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