Steelhouse Festival won't be happening this year, but it will return in July 2021 for a 10th annive…

Steelhouse Festival won't be happening this year, but it will return in July 2021 for a 10th anniversary celebration to remember!
Steelhouse Festival won’t be happening this year due to the coronavirus pandemic; however, the good news is that it returns in 2021 and the first 10 bands have been revealed!

Organisers Max Rhead and Mikey Evans have released a statement today (Saturday 16th May) confirming that it’s with “very heavy hearts” they have been forced to postpone this year’s Welsh extravaganza, but it will return bigger and better than ever on the weekend of Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th July 2021.

The belated 10th birthday celebrations next year will feature eight of the bands on the 2020 line-up - Cinderella's Tom Keifer, Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons, The Quireboys, H.E.A.T., Kris Barras Band, RavenEye, Florence Black and Revival Black.

Bridgend’s prodigal sons Those Damn Crows (who triumphed at Steelhouse Festival 2019) and ever-entertaining classic rockers Collateral also both join the bill!

All tickets to Steelhouse Festival 2020 remain valid for next year’s event, and on top of this, the Friday night warm-up night will now become a fully loaded day of rock ‘n’ roll celebration featuring a full line-up of bands and at absolutely no extra cost to ticketholders.

Steelhouse Festival will once again take place up the mountain at the picturesque Hafod-y-Dafal Farm on the southern edge of the Brecon Beacons. For 2021 tickets and further information, visit now.
Steelhouse Festival 2021 line-up (so far):

Max Rhead and Mikey Evans’ full statement reads:

Dear Steelhouse Friends.

We hope each and every one of you is safe and well.

It is with very heavy hearts that we have to tell you that the 10th anniversary Steelhouse Festival will be postponed until the 23rd-25th of July, 2021. All Steelhouse 2020 tickets remain valid for next year’s event.

We have looked at every possible scenario to try and make it work this year, but the fact of the matter is, the health and safety of you, the audience, our staff and volunteers, service providers, artists and crews must come first.

However, we’ve been working away behind the scenes and you’ll see from the poster art here we’ve already got the first names for next year’s dates already confirmed.

We hope you all know by now that we put our hearts and souls into Steelhouse. We are, first and foremost, hard rock/classic rock/heavy metal loving blokes. Steelhouse was created from a fan’s perspective for our fellow rockers – a place we could all watch and listen to the music we’ve loved since we were kids, enjoy it with old friends and meet (and sometimes marry!) new kindred spirits. Each and every one of you has helped create this unique, crazy celebration of all things rock on that mountain top in Wales – and we thank you for sticking with us and helping grow the event.

And so we ask you to stick with us now. All tickets and camping options that have been so far purchased for the 2020 event are valid for next year’s dates. By rolling over your tickets into next year, you help secure the festival’s future. 10 years of being an independent festival is pretty cool and we are very much looking forward to the next decade with you. Simply hold on to your tickets and we’ll see you next year.

If you haven’t bought your 10th anniversary ticket as yet, we’ve frozen the price of earlybirds for an extended period. On top of this we will be introducing a payment plan when tickets go to full price. The most of exciting news of all though is our traditional warm-up Friday evening will now become a fully loaded day of rock ‘n’ roll celebration. Yes…A full programme of bands will be lighting up the stage all afternoon at no extra cost to all you weekend ticket-holders.

If you wish to claim a face value refund please email with your order reference number and a photo of your ripped up festival tickets. You have until midnight 31st of May to claim. Refunds will be issued within 30 days of requesting the refund via email. Tickets will remain valid for Steelhouse 2021 so the ticket agent must see evidence that they have been destroyed before they can issue a refund. If you were one of the ‘First 1000’ ticket purchasers and wish to claim a refund, please email Steelhouse Festival directly at

So, The Mountain will be quiet this year, but we both look forward to seeing you all at ours July 23rd-25th 2021…Until then…

Diolch – stay safe

Max and Mikey

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