• Bands and Stages 2023
    Bands and Stages 2023

    Who's playing WinterStorm and when!

  • Bands and Stages 2023
    Bands and Stages 2023

    Who's playing WinterStorm and when!

WinterStorm Rock Weekender

Line Up and Stage Times 2023

Updated 2nd November 2023

WinterStorm have unveiled the full stage timings for all four days of their annual Rock Weekender on Scotland’s West Coast and are celebrating the diverse and international line up for version seven of the ever popular weekend.

The three day event (plus an After the ‘Storm wind down on the Sunday) features some of the Legends of previous years.

Running from Thursday 23rd of November 2023 the event has sold more than 3500 tickets over the four days and will bring together rock bands and fans of all ages and nationalities for the seventh time.

More than ever WinterStorm are delighted at the international thread running through the WinterStorm line up as German guitar legends Michael Schenker (ex-UFO and Scorpions) and Uli Jon Roth (also ex-Scorpions), US based Graham Bonnet, European based Tyketto and Dutch prog rockers Focus and German crowd favourites The New Roses are also all on the bill. Mix in some Aussie rockers in the form of Cassidy Paris and Wicked Smile and add in some South American blood with Brazilian rockers Electric Gypsy and Noturnall on the Sessions Stage.

They’re joined by artistes from across the UK from the tribal pipes and drums of Clann an Drumma to the blues of Pat McManus and power of Trucker Diablo from Northern Ireland, the vocals of Chez Kane from Wales and a host of bands from across Scotland and England including North of England hard rockers Massive Wagons and newly added Gin Annie who will open up the whole shebang on Thursday afternoon.

Fans of 80s New Wave of British Heavy Metal wont be disappointed with the return of both Tygers of Pan Tang and Praying Mantis  and a warm welcome to Iron Maiden’s original front man Paul Di’Anno and they’ll be complemented by the heavier sounds of Ashen Reach and the more melodic rock with Doogie White, Romeo’s Daughter and FM providing the harmonies and key changes! 

The blues have been an integral part of WinterStorm and as well as Pat McManus there will be performances from WinterStorm catalyst Jim Kirkpatrick and a much looked forward to return of Chantel McGregor for both a full band and acoustic set. 

The Sessions Stage is always popular and again features a diverse range of musical genres none more interesting than the old Scottish rockers section featuring Ayrshire legends The Penetrations and Lyin’ Rampant along with Glasgow. These three were well know in the eighties as part of the Scottish scene and it is just so right to have them all as part of the Legends and Legacies of WinterStorm. (Update Lyin' Rampant have now been moved to main stage on the Friday opening slot)

Matt Pearce and the Mutiny, Syteria, Baleful Creed, Bastette, Blue Lena, Bad Actress and The Brink complete the rest of the line up for a second stage that would stand up to scrutiny even on its own!  

After the ‘Storm was added to the weekend in year two  and features an acoustic session on the Sunday afternoon and a more locally focussed gig in the evening.

The three act line up for the Acoustic Sessions this year sees Jason Sweeney, who played with The King Lot in year one open the acoustic Stage followed by Alan and Stevie Nimmo of King King and closed out by Danny Vaughn of Tyketto. This event is almost sold out less than forty eight hours after tickets were released. 

The evening event this year celebrates 50 years of the sound of Gaelic rockers with The Runrig Experience and they are supported by Clann an Drumma and the afternoon opens with the local Ayrshire Rock Choir.

Band listing WinterStorm 2023

Thursday Line Up and Stage Times

The first ever WinterStorm Thursday features a stellar line up with doors opening at 2pm
Michael Schenker Group | The New Roses | Pat McManus | Chez Kane | Romeo's Daughter | Gin Annie | Glasgow | Bad Actress | Sin Dogs | Matt Pearce and the Mutiny

Stage TImes

Friday Line Up and Stage Times

Friday Line Up and Stage Times

Friday 24th November 2023
With doors opening at Midday it's a full day of eclectic rock!
Uli Jon Roth | Massive Wagons | FM | Focus | Paul Di’Anno | Tygers of Pan Tang | Jim Kirkpatrick | Lyin' Rampant | Pete K Mally | Noturnall | Electric Gypsy | The Penetrations | Bastette

Stage Times

Saturday Steve Strange Stage

Saturday Steve Strange Stage

Saturday 25th November 2023
Doors opening again at Midday another afternoon and evening of explosive live performances.
Graham Bonnet | Tyketto | Chantel McGregor | Doogie White and Friends | Praying Mantis | Ashen Reach | Trucker Diablo | Cassidy Paris | Clann An Drumma | Rigid Soul | The Brink | The Blue Lena | Syteria | Wicked Smile

Stage Times

WinterStorm Rock Weekender

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