+ The Miser + Wicked Stone
Entry Requirements: 14+. Under 16s MUST be accompanied by an adult
Mason Hill - www.facebook.com/masonhillofficial
Glasgow’s Mason Hill are hot property right now! From winning the Highway To Hell UK battle of the bands competition, appearing at Download festival’s Board Takeover, Ramblin’ Man Fair, supporting the likes of Airborne and GUN to signing a multi-album deal with Frontiers Records - this is a group very much in demand! The Scottish quintet's brand of Modern Hard Rock results in a batch of uncompromising riffs accompanied by anthemic sing along choruses and stadium friendly ballads. Their high energy live shows impress wherever they play, and they display the swagger and confidence of a band that has being doing it for twentysome years. In 2008 two school friends, vocalist/guitarist Scott Taylor and lead guitarist James Bird, acted upon some musical commonality and hooked up to write songs together. The duo found almost instantaneous success, pipping some 12,000 artists to win the Scottish section of the European battle of the bands Surface Festival competition. This led to them performing at the O2 in London, but more importantly, planting seeds in their minds of what the future may hold. With their appetites well and truly whetted from this modicum of success, Taylor and Bird formed Mason Hill in 2013 with drummer Craig McFetridge being the first to join the ranks. After a few personnel changes, bassist Matthew Ward settled into the role in 2015, with guitarist Marc Montgomery completing the current line-up in 2016 - allowing Taylor to concentrate solely on vocals. Mason Hill spent the next few years "learning their craft" on stages up and down the UK. This included some high profile shows supporting the likes of Graham Bonnet (Rainbow), Snakecharmer (feat. ex-Whitesnake, Thunder & Wishbone Ash members), Toseland, Marco Mendoza (Whitesnake, Thin Lizzy, Ted Nugent, The Dead Daisies) and Stone Broken. “this is the best new heavy rock act currently performing in the UK.” FabricationsHQ “a prodigious talent that belies their fledgling years.” Planet Rock In Dec. 2015 the band released their debut E.P, the self titled 'Mason Hill', featuring four tracks that highlighted exactly why this band are turning heads - outstanding songs that demonstrate a maturity far beyond their years. Recorded at The Foundry Music Lab with Sandy Jones (Wet Wet Wet) in the producer's chair, the E.P has been critically acclaimed amongst the music press and fans alike. 2016 brought several breakthroughs in the band's career, firstly the invitation to perform on The Rising Stage at Ramblin' Man Fair, headlined by Whitesnake and Black Stone Cherry, winning the UK wide Highway To Hell battle of the bands competition that earned them opening the main stage slot at Hard Rock Hell, alongside the likes of Ugly Kid Joe, Ratt & Glenn Hughes, appearing at Winterstorm Festival, alongside the likes of Ricky Warwick, Last in Line (ex-Dio) & Inglorious to selling out their first ever headline show at the famous Cathouse Rock Club in Glasgow with one month left to spare - a feat only achieved in recent times by Anthrax & Black Stone Cherry. The career progression continued into early 2017 when they signed a multi album record deal with Italian label Frontiers Records, home of Whitesnake, Journey & Toto, were special guests to Inglorious in London at their sold out second album launch show, appeared triumphantly at Download on The Boardie Takeover Stage and opened for Airbourne at their sold out club show in Edinburgh. They released their first promo video for 'Now You See Me' and returned to their hometown for their second headline show at G2 which again sold out with demand so great that it was upgraded to the 750 capacity The Garage where the likes of Magnum, Tesla, Symphony X and many more perform - packing the place to the rafters. The year ended with support for GUN at the Glasgow Barrowlands in December plus an appearance at Planet Rockstock as well as a run of dates up and down the UK including a headline at The Underworld Camden, in London. So far, in 2018 pre-production on the debut album has been the main focus. However, many summer festivals have been booked including Steelhouse in North Wales along with bands such as Black Star Riders, Glenn Hughes & The Dead Daises.