Apr 072019

Last Friday, we reported that reunited metal band Detritus cancelled their performance at Alive Festival (Formerly known as Rock Alive). The festival would take place next month (May 17-18-19) in Zelhem, the Netherlands. At the time of writing, there was no statement from the organization, until last night:

No longer Alive…

Once in a while you will be faced with hard decisions as a festival, or are you confronted with a reality you rather wouldn’t be in. But the one we are facing now just can’t be ignored. The ticketsales for this edition of the (Rock) Alive festival have been disappointing so much that it’s no longer sensible or justified to continue. So to our deepest regrets we see no other way than to cancel the whole festival. This also puts an end to a journey that started five years ago with a whole lot of passion and enthusiasm for the Christian music scene. That even adds to the regret we feel for having to make this decision. Continue reading »

Apr 052019

In Dec. of last year, Mark Broomhead confirmed a reunion concert with Detritus on the Alive Festival (formerly known as Rock Alive) next month May 18th. This would be the first International (and currently only planned) Detritus concert for more than quarter of a century. But today there was sad news from the Detritus camp. especially for for the people who have already bought a ticket for this special comeback show from Detritus. The band checked in the following:

Sadly, due to key logistical terms of our contract with the Alive Festival being unable to be met, we are sorry to say that we will be unable to to make it to this years Alive festival. We are on good terms with the team and wish them well with their endeavours. We understand that people will be disappointed and we are deeply sorry for that. In the interest of remaining professional and respectful we will not be offering further comment and we hope that you will be able to be supportive of both us and Alive in this. The good news is Detritus is back and we are working on something special for you and we will do everything in our power to be back in the Netherlands ASAP and make it up to you.

Peace Detritus Continue reading »

Dec 252018

Earlier this month, Mark Broomhead confirmed a reunion concert with Detritus on the Rock Alive 2019 festival . This will be the first International (and currently only planned) Detritus concert for more than quarter of a century. Detritus will be playing on May 18th.

Other performing band’s will be: Jerusalem (SE), Larry Norman Tribute feat Charles Norman, Next Door To Heaven (RU), Bowery (RU), Speak Brother (UK), Last Of The Spoken (UK), Holy Blood (UA), Last Son of Eve (NL), Dark Sky (DE), I Am The Deceiver (DE), Rising Insane (DE).

As previously reported, the next edition of the Rock Alive festival will be 3 days, May 17-19 2019. At a different location as last year, namely De Betteld in Zelhem (the Netherlands).

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Nov 012018

Rock Alive proudly announces that fans of the Christian festival will no longer have just one day, but a whole weekend to enjoy the music and more. With this the festival is giving its visitors more time and space to enjoy a wide variety in music, but also the small arts and culture.

More days also means that there will be moments that one would like to enjoy a well-earned night of sleep. We also thought of that. To complete the whole experience the festival visitors will be able to camp at the campsite next to the festival. Continue reading »

Apr 132018

Although, both Rock Alive and Waiting For Ravens have not yet published this news, we have been informed that after the previous cancellations of Deliverance, Dark Sky and Relesser, also Waiting For Ravens will not make its appearance on the Rock Alive stage. Unfortunately for the fans of this American hard rock band who had already bought a ticket to see them tomorrow at Rock Alive.

Check out the line-up and timetable here.

Now some good news, next month, Waiting For Ravens will do a short tour through the United Kingdom together with Rifterspock and Vamoosery, dates and locations are shown below. Continue reading »