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Planet Rock unveils music lineup at the Great British Beer Festival takeover on Thursday

 Press Release

30 April 2018

Planet Rock unveils music lineup at the Great British Beer Festival takeover on Thursday

Further news on the festival's entertainment programme to be announced shortly

In a first for the Great British Beer Festival, entertainment on Thursday will be hosted by Planet Rock, the largest rock radio station in the UK.

Planet Rock will bring a whole day of unforgettable entertainment to this year's festival, featuring the following bands:

  • Broken Witt Rebels are the festival's headline act - a four piece group beautifully crafting soul, blues, rock and electronic, hailing from Birmingham.

  • Danny Bryant, a blues rock guitarist from Royston, Hertfordshire.

  • The Dust Coda, a four member group delivering rootsy, soulful, yet edge-driven hard rock ‘n' roll.

  • Bad Touch, formed in 2010, originally from Norfolk, have started building a reputation for their dynamic live shows, making them one of the "must-see" acts at many local venues.

  • Mollie Marriott, a versatile singer/songwriter from the UK with a rock, soul and R'n'B side, and daughter of the late Steve Marriott.

  • Fireroad, a hard hitting, quality rock ‘n' roll from the Valleys, South Wales.

Planet Rock will also run a competition to win VIP tickets to the Thursday session, which one of their radio presenters will be attending. They will keep their followers up-to-date with exclusive behind the scenes content and interviews live from the festival floor.

The ultimate festival for beer lovers, the Great British Beer Festival will return to Olympia London from 7-11 August. In addition to Planet Rock's Thursday session, more exciting news for the lineup for the rest of the week's entertainment will follow shortly.

Catherine Tonry, the organiser of the Great British Beer Festival said: "We are very excited to welcome Planet Rock and their six talented acts to the Great British Beer Festival. Attendees will be able to savour plenty of good beer and experience 30 different bars under one roof, while enjoying some fantastic entertainment and music. The combination of great beer and great music will make the Great British Beer Festival an unmissable event."

Jon Norman, Head of Marketing at Planet Rock, added: "It's great to be part of the biggest beer festival in the UK. Beer drinking and listening to rock music has gone hand in hand for decades. Marry that up with the Planet Rock stage on Thursday, it is going to be rocking weekend at the Olympia."


Media Contact:
CAMRA Press Office
01727 337863

About Planet Rock

Planet Rock is the largest rock radio station in the UK, playing rock music from the 70s, 80s, 90s, 00s and the present day. They are available on DAB Digital Radio, on Freesat (Channel 730), on Sky (Channel 0110), on Virgin Media (Channel 924), online and via free iPhone, iPad and Android apps.

About the Great British Beer Festival

The Great British Beer Festival is one of the biggest, most exciting and well-known events in the beer and cider world. Organised by the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) and run almost entirely by volunteers, it brings hundreds of real ales, international beers and real ciders and perries under the iconic Olympia roof. Tickets can be purchased online: The festival opening times are: 7th August – 12 noon-5pm (Trade Session) ,7th August – 5pm-10:30pm (Public Session), 8th August – 12 noon-10:30pm, 9th August – 12 noon-10:30pm, 10th August – 12 noon-10:30pm, 11th August – 11am-7:00pm, with last admission half an hour before close.


CAMRA is an independent, voluntary organisation which campaigns for real ale, cider and perry as well as protecting and promoting community pubs and clubs and fighting for consumer rights. We have over 190,000 members across the country who work to champion beer and cider drinkers as well as pub and club goers.