Alice Cooper and Rick Wakeman to headline Stone Free Festival

New two-day rock and prog festival at The O2, London in June 2016

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This article is from 2015.

Alice Cooper and Rick Wakeman to headline Stone Free Festival

There's a new festival on the horizon with a heavy rock and proggy flavour with the announcement that Alice Cooper and Rick Wakeman will headline the first ever Stone Free Festival at the O2 in London (18 & 19 June, 2016).

Shock rocker Cooper is renowned for his extravagant live shows and tops the bill on the Saturday. 'Coming to the UK is always like coming home for us, fans in the UK are high energy, always there,' says Cooper. 'Headlining the very first Stone Free Festival at London’s The O2 in June next year is an example of why we feel so welcome. It will be my only performance in the UK next year, so that makes it even more special. And as always with my show you can expect the unexpected!'

'After the success of the Journey To The Centre Of The Earth shows last year, I’m over the moon to have the opportunity to perform [The Myths & Legends Of] King Arthur [and The Knights Of The Round Table] for the first time since 1975 with an orchestra and choir. It’s going to be wonderful!' adds Wakeman who headlines Sunday.

Joining them on the bill will be Marillion, Blackberry Smoke and former Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett with more to be announced. The huge space available at the O2 will be fully utilised with multiple stages, a vinyl fair, artist Q&As, film screenings, craft beers and street food.

Stone Free Festival runs Sat 18 & Sun 19 Jun, The O2, London. Tickets on sale from Fri 20 Nov.

This article is from 2015.

Stone Free Festival

Solid classic rock music. 2017's fest is headlined Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow with Sweet, Blue Oyster Cult, Gun, The Answer, Steve'n'Seagulls, Evikl Blizzard, Buck & Evans plus comedy from Phil Nichol, Rich Wilson and a special live recording of Stuart Goldsmith’s Comedians’ Comedian.

The O2 Arena, London SE10

Sat 17 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 856 0202

With SWEET and The Crazy World of Arthur Brown.

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