Bulldog Bash confirms The Hamsters, Blaze Bayley, Breed 77, and more

as well as a major reduction of the police presence

published: Thu 15th Jul 2010

The Hamsters

Thursday 12th to Sunday 15th August 2010
Shakespeare County Raceway, Long Marston, Stratford Upon Avon, Warwickshire, England MAP
£55
last updated: Thu 15th Jul 2010

Hells Bells, The Hamsters, and The Brothers Grimm have been confirmed to headline the 24th annual Bulldog Bash.

The Hamsters
A whole host of rock and metal bands have been confirmed to play live on two stages at the event, which takes place from Thursday 12th to Sunday 15th August 2010 at the festival's usual site at Shakespeare County Raceway, Long Marston, near Stratford On Avon, in Warwickshire. Entertainment in the Main Stage Marquee kicks off on Thursday August 12th at 5.15pm, and at midday on Friday August 13th on the new outdoor Area 81 Rock Club Stage.

Acts confirmed for Thursday on the main stage are Hells Bells, Aynt Skynyrd, The Mods, and Nashville Pussy.

Friday's line-up includes The Hamsters, Breed 77, Blaze Bayley, Gentlemen of Distorted Sound, Imicus, and Killing Machine.

On Saturday Blues Brothers tribute band The Brothers Grimm will play their first gig for 11 years, having reformed especially for the Bulldog Bash. They are joined on the bill by Gypsy Pistoleros, The John E Vistic Experience, Eddie Martin, Emily Breeze, Groundhogs, and Andy Sharrocks And The Smokin Jackets.

On Friday the Area 81 Rock Club Stage plays host to Attica, The Ram Raid, Hollywood Tease, Leaving Eden, Snorting Dogs, Voodoo Johnson, Hellbound, Mordecai, and The Glitterati. Whilst Sunday will see Godsized, Wrathchild, Riot:Noise, The Council, Funkinsteins, Virginia Slint, and As Thick As Thieves take to the stage.

For the line-up details day and stage splits as available please click here.

The organisers have also announced a new format for the Bulldog Bash, following a multi-million pound investment in new roads, improved drainage and general on-site infrastructure. Additionally, organisers have welcomed moves to end the massive stop and search operation and a major reduction of the police presence at the event. The assistant chief constable of Warwickshire, Bill Holland, has told local people that there will be no road closures or road blocks this year and that people going to the show would no longer be funnelled into a lay-by near the site to be searched.

A spokesman for the bash said, "We welcome a return to sensible policing. The huge operations over the last two years have cost Warwickshire taxpayers a million pounds, resulted in just a handful of arrests and have caused chaos for showgoers and villagers. They also discouraged Bash visitors from going out into the local area and boosting the economy. Local people considered – and we agreed – that these operations were unnecessary. We welcome a return to the type of policing that worked well for the first twenty years of the show. We look forward to working closely with the local police as we have done every year to ensure another safe and successful Bash."

The Bulldog Bash takes place at Shakespeare County Raceway, Long Marston, Warwickshire. The four days event is described as the UK's biggest bikers party, with loads of entertainment, including the thrills & spills of the dragstrip with some of the fastest drag vehicles in the world (plus your chance to race your bike up the strip), a custom motorcycle and car show, live bands on two stages and a dance tent with top club DJs.

An adult weekend ticket with camping is priced at £55 and includes 4 days of Live Entertainment and Camping. There will be no day tickets available. 14's & Under are admitted free, no unaccompanied under 16's. To buy tickets click here.



Thursday 12th to Sunday 15th August 2010
Shakespeare County Raceway, Long Marston, Stratford Upon Avon, Warwickshire, England MAP
£55
last updated: Thu 15th Jul 2010


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