Saxon confirm Download Festival 2012 warm-up date in Hatfield

22:16 17 April 2012

British heavy metal legends Saxon will play the Forum Hertfordshire in Hatfield ahead of their appearance at this summer

British heavy metal legends Saxon will play the Forum Hertfordshire in Hatfield ahead of their appearance at this summer's Download Festival

Archant

HEAVY metal legends Saxon will warm-up for their 2012 Download Festival appearance this summer with a live date in Hatfield.

Hot off touring with Judas Priest, the Barnsley-bred British heavy metal veterans will play the Forum Hertfordshire on Friday, June 8.

The band will be joined at their pre-Download show by a special guest to be announced.

Metalheads who enjoy Denim & Leather and Heavy Metal Thunder can expect classic after classic when the front-runners of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal play the College Lane venue.

The Yorkshire group – frontman Biff Byford, rhythm guitarist Doug Scarratt, lead guitarist Paul Quinn, drummer Nigel Glockler and bass player Nibbs Carter – are rightly seen as one of the premier vanguards of heavy metal and, alongside the likes of Iron Maiden, were a major influence behind platinum-selling stars such as Metallica and Megadeth.

Tickets for Saxon’s Donington Park warm-up gig at the University of Hertforshire in Hatfield cost £18.50.

* Saxon release live DVD/CD package Heavy Metal Thunder - Live - Eagles Over Wacken on April 23.

Related articles

0 comments

More news stories

8 minutes ago
The archive already holds a wealth of images

Tales of the new town are being sought by historians exploring the growth of Stevenage in the postwar years.

17:00
Twizzle and Twirl are the mascots of 360 Play at Stevenage Leisure Park

A Stevenage play centre is getting set to support community groups with a week of free tickets.

14:00
Solicitors who supported Garden House Hospice wills promotion, Sarah Cousins (Ross Williams): David Heymans (Chair of Trustees): Jane Marland and Parmjit Johal (HRJ Foreman Laws): Tim Penn (Penn Sassoli): Tina Fletcher (GHH): and Bob Lawrence (David Barney and Co)

Solicitors from firms across North Herts and Stevenage signed up on the dotted line when the Garden House Hospice held its first wills week promotion.

12:00
More than 115 staff from 12 local companies took part in the One True Grit challenge held in Benington in March and made over £18,000 in sponsorship for the Forget Me Not Appeal.

More than £18,000 has been pumped into the appeal which aims to make the Lister Hospital a more welcoming place for patients with dementia.

”North

Most read stories

Most commented stories

Digital Edition

Image
Read the The Comet e-edition today E-edition