Friday 23 July 2021
Ebbw Vale NP13 2ER
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
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
From the festival site, a remote farm that quite literally sits atop a mountain, you’re overlooking some of the most beautiful scenery in Wales. Not far is Marine Colliery, the deep mine that employed thousands in the area and finally closed in 1989. The nearby Ebbw Vale steelworks, which inspired the festival’s name, cast its last steel in 1978 and was finally wound down in 2002. It’s a common tale in these parts – heavy industry has been replaced by light, but the region still bears the scars of the UK’s slow industrial decline.
All of which makes the Steelhouse Festival one of the more unlikely and inspiring underdog stories of recent times. Saxon, Magnum, Europe, Black Star Riders and UFO have all graced the mountain top over the years. The valleys have always been heartland for rock, yet of the 5000-capacity crowd, just 40 per cent come from the local area. This self-styled ‘Welsh International Classic Rock Festival’ attracts people from across the UK and further afield – Finland, Japan, last year one huge Dee Snider fan flew in from Australia to watch him headline.
after the stage closes
we'll meet you in the beer tent for Rock DJ sets