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WinterStorm Rock Weekender

About WinterStorm

WinterStorm was born in Troon Scotland in 2016 and since then it has continued to prosper through some highly challenging times with the 2023 edition selling more than 3000 tickets over the four days of the event.

It continues to punch above its weight in terms of bands and artistes attracted and we have no doubt that this is down to the unique atmosphere that the venue and its audience creates.

We are committed to offering the best experience an old school concert hall venue can provide and WinterStorm achieves that with the bands ALWAYS more than impressed with the sound provided and the levels of service given.
WinterStorm’s reputation has grown through the word of mouth of bands and management and this support has undoubtedly helped us attract others to the stage year on year.

It truly is a unique atmosphere and when fans and bands alike compare it favourably to the sound and atmosphere of the old Glasgow Apollo, we don’t take the compliment lightly, but it is what we set out to achieve.

WinterStorm alumni now include so many of our heroes and bands, old and new – Michael Schenker Group, Skid Row, Dead Daisies, Magnum, Focus, GUN, FM, Last in Line, The Quireboys, Wayward Sons, Tyketto,  – Heavy Metal and old school bands such as Tygers of Pan Tang, Diamond Head, Praying Mantis, Vardis, Quartz, Girlschool, OD Saxon, Geordie and Rock Goddess and individual heroes such as Bernie Marsden, Bernie Marsden, Uli Jon Roth, Graham Bonnett, Geoff Tate, Pete Way, Ricky Warwick, Neil Murray, Blaze Bayley and Paul Di’anno, Pat McManus and Marco Mendoza.

European talent has played its part too; H.E.A.T, The New Roses, Eclipse, Crazy Lixx amongst a catalogue of others; add in the new generation bands such as Those Damn Crows, Stone Broken, Massive Wagons, Florence Black and a whole load more of bands embraced enthusiastically by the WinterStorm fan base.

And of course we're proudly Scottish so it's no surprise to have featured the occasional pipe band, Celtic tribal bands and the obligatory Lone Piper to close each event out!

Seven years and more than 250 bands later, WinterStorm HAS no doubt punched above its weight and we’ve only been able to do this through bands and artistes supporting the ethos of WinterStorm and its audiences. 

The 2024 event will again take place over four days with the three days of the Rock Weekender and the now standard After the ‘Storm Sunday with separate headline event and acoustic stage.

Otherwise will remain the same in Troon Concert Hall with the usual eclectic mix of NWOBHM, Blues, Prog, AOR and maybe a bit of hair metal again! 

We are fully committed to taking The Next Chapter of WinterStorm forward towards its tenth anniversary in 2026 but in the meantime why not explore some of our past. 

Enjoy The Story so Far...

WinterStorm 2023

WinterStorm 2023

WinterStorm 2023 was marketed as Legends and Legacies and brought back some of the best artistes that had performed since 2016 along with some new artistes amongst them, quite astonishingly, Michael Schenker. 2023 saw the event expand into a third day and feature fifty live acts. The 2023 archive page is not complete yet but in the meantime why not sit back and watch some of the most spectacular performances that any small festival could produce.

View 2023 Video Gallery

WinterStorm Rock Weekender

Website Privacy Statement

Our policy relating to data collection and privacy has fairness at its heart and is never intended to cause objection or complaint and to that end if there is any dubiety we will not store your information. As a business we wish to stay in communication with your and keep you up to date with news, offers and updates on our product which you may find of interest, but we will only do this with your clear and specific consent.

Standard Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how WinterStorm uses and protects any information that you give WinterStorm when you use this website.

WinterStorm is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

WinterStorm may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 19th June 2018


We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. To prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online and offline.

Where we collect this information

As a business we collect data for a number of sources, but our data policy applies to all of the following including personal data collected at reception, check in, exhibitions, on and off-line competitions, guest questionnaires, online bookings, online communications, digital newsletter sign ups from websites and social media, shared promotions with partners and others not listed.

We confirm that unless specific consent is given by the user the information shared will not be stored beyond the purpose intended. If specific consent is given to use the information collected it will be stored securely and digitally encrypted and password protected. 

How we use cookies

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We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data, using Google Analytics normally but on occasion other aggregation tools that advise us about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:
•    whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes
•    if you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us at [email protected] or by clicking unsubscribe where available.

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting only if you specifically consent to us that you wish this to happen.
We undertake that third parties will only include businesses that support our business and your stay such as travel providers, visitor attractions, event providers and others directly related to our business offering.

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

Our Website and In House Data Collection Policy

Our email collection policy is fully consent based and in entering your details clear consent is given by the user to receive future marketing materials from ourselves. The following information makes clear our policy on use of consent based email marketing and communications.

What we collect

We may collect the following information on a consent only basis:
•    name and job title
•    contact information including email address
•    demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests
•    other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers

What we do with the information we gather

The majority of the information we gather is required for contractual and legal purposes and to allow us to offer products and services as purchased. 
When consent is given to sue the information for marketing and communication purposes it is used for the following reasons:
•    We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
•    From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you using your provided email address for market research purposes. 

Your information will never be shared with any third parties and at all times you have the right to unsubscribe permanently from our database with a simple click of the unsubscribe information at which time your details will be deleted form the mailing lists and removed from the database permanently with no archived records retained.

WinterStorm Rock Weekender

Website Terms and Conditions

Your use of the WinterStorm Web Site is subject to these terms and by using the Site you show your agreement to such terms. If you do not accept our terms, please do not use the Web Site.

WinterStorm Rock Weekender

Website Accessibility

We have tried to make this website as accessible as possible and easy to use for everyone, regardless of circumstance or ability.

All our page templates comply with the WCAG Priority 2 checkpoints as a minimum requirement. And we make every effort to ensure that all the content on our site meets this standard too. We are making every effort to ensure that we don't exclude any users. For example:

  • We try to use clear and simple language.
  • We use alternative text for all our images 
  • Were possible the HTML we produce conforms to the standard: XHTML 1.0 Strict
  • We have tested the colours we use in the design for contrast.

We try to publish all our text content as accessible HTML rather than in other formats such as PDF. Where we do publish PDFs or other formats our policy is to make them as accessible as we can.

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