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MelodicRockFest

Tue
17
Apr

MELODICROCK FEST 5 USA Event Schedule

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MELODICROCK FEST UPDATE #173
 
I'm informed by their label, that JOEY C JONES doesn't want to play MRF. Righto then.
 
So let's update that slot with the return of WARP DRIVE!
 
And on Sunday, AOR Blvd Records artist GARY BRANDON will slot into proceedings, just to make the event that little bit better.
 
Tickets have been mailed out to those purchased prior to Monday. Remaining ones will be sent via email ASAP.
 
Those with VIP passes - bring those tickets to the event Thursday to collect your VIP laminate and Tshirt.
 

THURSDAY May 3

ACOUSTIC VIP EVENT - Home Bar
 
FM 8.40-9.10
Jean Beauvoir Q&A 7.45-8.25
Jaded Past 7.00-7.30
Paul Laine 6.15-6.45
The Radio Sun 5.50-6.15
Cassidy Paris 5.30-5.50
 
Doors 5.00
 
FRIDAY May 4
 
Treat 9.45-11.15 (90)
Jean Beauvoir 7.45-9.15 (75)
Station 6.15-7.25 (70)
Grand Design 5.00-6.00 (60)
Fierce Heart 4.00-4.45 (45)
Warp Drive 3.00-3.45 (45)
Jaded Past 2.00-2.45 (45)
 
Doors 1.30
 
SATURDAY May 5
 
H.E.A.T 10.35-12.05 (90)
Crazy Lixx 8.55-10.10 (75)
Gary Moon & Friends 7.05-8.35 (90)
Adriangale 5.30-6.45 (75)
Madman’s Lullaby 4.15-5.15 (60)
Far Cry 3.00-4.00 (60)
Dave Friday Band 2.00-2.45 (45)
SJ Sindicate 1.00-1.45 (45)
 
Doors 12.30
VIP 12.00 - Boulevard VIP Acoustic 12.00-12.30
 
SUNDAY May 6
 
FM 10.30-12.00 (90)
Paul Laine 8.30-10.05 (80)
Boulevard 7.00-8.15 (75)
Shotgun Symphony 5.30-6.45 (75)
Maxx Explosion 4.15-5.15 (60)
The Radio Sun 3.00-4.00 (60)
Gary Brandon 2.00-2.45 (45)
Lynn Allen 1.00-1.45 (45)
 
Doors 1.00
 
 
Fri
09
Mar

MELODICROCK FEST 5 USA - LINEUP CHANGE

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MELODICROCK FEST 5 USA – LINEUP CHANGE
 
It is with great disappointment and considerable sadness that I must announce the withdrawal of MECCA and SCHERER/BATTEN from MRF5 USA.
 
First of all – this is entirely regrettable, but it is one of those risks you have to accept when booking an event 12 months out from the go date.
 
I’d like to reaffirm that neither of these cancellations are due to anything under my personal control.
In both cases, unrelated issues combined with the logistics of putting together working lineups for both acts has proven too great a challenge to achieve.
 
Joe Vana: “Due to scheduling circumstances beyond my control Mecca is unable to perform @ MRFest5...I will still be there supporting Andrew at the fest!!! My sincerest apologies as this was unforeseen!!! I’m very disappointed as well....”
 
I’m talking to Joe about a role for him on the VIP Thursday event, hopefully an acoustic performance of some Mecca tunes.
 
Marc Scherer is also hopeful of making an appearance at the VIP event and throughout the weekend to meet fans and thank them for the amazing support of the Scherer/Batten album.
 
As the Saturday lineup was becoming a little crowded, at this moment other sets will just be expanded, and Gary Moon will be given as much time as he likes to bring the highlights of his career to fans with the backing of Evolution Eden with Eric Ragno.
 
To reassure event attendees of any further issues, I’m pleased to update fans with news that flights are booked and paid for Treat, Crazy Lixx, FM, Grand Design, The Radio Sun, Adriangale, Boulevard and H.E.A.T and arrangements for the remainder of the lineup are all in place.
 
VIP and GA Tickets to the event are currently at the printers and will be mailed out in the next week or two. VIP Laminates will be ready for collection prior to the Thursday VIP event.
 

 

 
Mon
05
Mar

MELODICROCK FEST 5 USA - LAST CHANCE VIP!!

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MELODICROCKFEST 5 USA UPDATE
 
I've gone through and counted all VIPs sold and have updated the event page.
 
The good news - I have just added 2 GOLD and 2 GREEN passes. THERE ARE NO MORE AFTER THESE!
 
And BLUE VIP has only 10 left available. There will be no more of those available once gone.
 
Thanks everyone for the support so far for MRF5 - The Final Fest.
 
Tickets and limited VIPs at: www.melodicrockfest.com
 
And if you haven't heard the news:
 
GARY MOON (ex-Night Ranger) is joinging the party, full band set, backed by EVOLUTION EDEN with Eric Ragno.
 
MAXX EXPLOSION is joining the Sunday lineup in place of Midnite City.

 

 
Wed
24
Jan

MELODICROCK FEST 5 USA LineUp Change

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MELODICROCKFEST 5 (USA) UPDATE
 
MRF5 unfortunately must make a couple of changes to the previously announced lineup due to circumstances beyond our control.
 
This is not unusual in the festival business as artist circumstances change over time, but nevertheless, it is regretful and disappointing to make any change.
There has been a slight shuffle of appearance days with a couple of the artists – done to benefit the fans as extended sets will now be possible.
If anyone has issues with changes, please let me know and if anyone needs to swap daily tickets to fit the changes, please advise ASAP.
 
Tickets and passes for the event will be sent out during February (if all goes to plan).
 
There will be NO further changes. Visas, flights, hotels for all other artists are currently underway.
 
THE DEFIANTS regretfully must withdraw from the event due to the unavailability of guitarist Rob Marcello. Rob has recently taken up the guitarist role with The Poodles and despite hoping the USA event could still be scheduled in, but sadly that is not the case.
Frontman of The Defiants PAUL LAINE will still appear for his solo set on Sunday, promising to make room for a few Defiants songs.
 
Australia’s ROADKILL were looking forward to their international debut, but must withdraw due to a member’s wife expecting their first child the very weekend of MRF. I’m sad the guys can’t make it, but if there’s one reason to withdraw, then that’s gotta be it. Congratulations!
 
TEER have informed me they are unable to make the journey due to a few of their own issues. I send my best regards to the guys and look forward to hearing some new music.
 
THE CHANGES:
 
TREAT will now headline Friday night and play as long as they like. STATION and GRAND DESIGN and everyone else will get a little longer to play on Friday.
 
CRAZY LIXX are moving to Saturday to perform before H.E.A.T.
 
JOINING:
 
Of course we must add for what is taken – so please welcome to the event:
 
 
 
There is also the opening slot not yet announced for Sunday – I’m just waiting for confirmation before announcing that. 
 
Tickets are available now via Paypal from www.melodicrockfest.com now!
MRF5 is being hosted by Chris & Neeley from The Classic Metal Show www.theclassicmetalshow.com
 
MRF5 is proudly sponsored by ONE RIFF MERCHANDISE www.facebook.com/oneriffmerchandising /
 
More sponsors and vendors will be announced shortly.
 
  
 
Mon
23
Oct

MELODICROCK FEST 5 USA Ticket Details

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MELODICROCK FEST 5 - USA
HOME BAR; MAY 4-6, 2018
 
Marc Scherer​ and Jennifer Batten join the MelodicRockFest party!
 
GOLD VIP ($995) (20 ONLY!)
 
3 day MRF ‘Gold VIP’ Pass
Exclusive 'Gold VIP' TShirt
Exclusive 'Gold VIP' Personalized Laminate Pass
Exclusive customized ‘Gold VIP’ souvenirs (TBA) 
‘Gold VIP’ wrist band
Event Poster
Exclusive access to the artist 'Green Room' for the entire event
Customized ‘Gold VIP’ MRF5 Tote Bag (CDs/Promo Items)
50x MRF5 Raffle Tickets (Valued at $250)(Electric Guitar, Drum Heads and much more on offer)
MRF5 Compilation CD
Exclusive access to one of the two elevated 'Gold VIP' Booths (10 spots available in each)
Beer and water supplies in Gold VIP Booths
Early entry to MRF5 each day
Private artist booth visits 
$50 Food Credit with HOME Bar
$50 MR.com merch credit
Guarantee of room availability at Event Hotel
Guarantee of getting everything signed by required artists over the weekend
Reserved front of stage space
 
PLUS!
Invitation to the Exclusive Acoustic/Meet & Greet event Thursday night featuring FM and Boulevard!
Other artists participating in the M&G include Treat, Crazy Lixx, The Radio Sun, Grand Design, Paul Laine, Shotgun Symphony and more! Venue TBC
 
GREEN VIP ($495) (40 ONLY!)
 
3 Day MRF ‘Green VIP’ Pass
Exclusive 'Green VIP' TShirt
Exclusive 'Green VIP' Laminate Pass
Event Poster
Exclusive access to the artist 'Green Room' for the entire event
Customized ‘Green VIP’ MRF5 Tote Bag (CDs/Promo Items) 
20x MRF5 Raffle Tickets
Private Green Room Bar open after 6pm each night
MRF4 Compilation CD
 
PLUS!
Invitation to the Exclusive Acoustic/Meet & Greet event Thursday night featuring FM and Boulevard!
Other artists participating in the M&G include Treat, Crazy Lixx, The Radio Sun, Grand Design, Paul Laine, Shotgun Symphony and more! Venue TBC
 
BLUE VIP ($220) (75 ONLY!)
 
3 Day MRF ‘Blue VIP’ Pass
Exclusive 'Blue VIP' TShirt
Exclusive 'Blue VIP' Laminate Pass
Event Poster
10x MRF4 Raffle Tickets ($50 value)
MRF5 Compilation Audio Download
MRF5 Compilation CD
Designer MRF Bag
 
PLUS!
Invitation to the Exclusive Acoustic/Meet & Greet event Thursday night featuring FM and Boulevard!
Other artists participating in the M&G include Treat, Crazy Lixx, The Radio Sun, Grand Design, Paul Laine, Shotgun Symphony and more! Venue TBC
 
OTHER TICKET OPTIONS:
FRIDAY GENERAL ADMISSION ($69)
SATURDAY GENERAL ADMISSION ($69)
SUNDAY GENERAL ADMISSION ($69)
3-DAY WEEKEND GENERAL ADMISSION TICKET ($175)
 
TICKETS ON SALE 11.00 TUESDAY OCTOBER 31 AEST
- Los Angeles: Monday October 30, 17.00
- Chicago: Monday October 30, 19.00
- New York: Monday October 30, 20.00
- London: Tuesday October 31, 01.00
- Stockholm: Tuesday October 31, 02.00
- Tokyo: Tuesday October 31, 10.00
- Rio: Monday October 30, 22.00
 
EVENT HOTEL:
 
Crowne Plaza Chicago-Northbrook
2875 North Milwaukee Avenue, Northbrook | Illinois | 60062 | United States | 1-847-2982525
 
 
MRF Room Rate $89/night
 
Questions, comments, thoughts, whatever: ajm@melodicrock.com
 
Tue
11
Jul

MELODICROCK FEST 5 Updates!

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MELODICROCK FEST 5 – UPDATES!
 
I know the biggest question going around right now – is WHEN will we hear the MRF5 details?
That’s a VERY good question!
 
I appreciate everyone’s patience. The lengthy process underway right now is necessary and extra special care is being taken to bring the very best possible lineup to both events.
 
I also want to ensure that the lineup announced is the lineup that turns up. Changes are always a risk with long term planning and so many artists, but MRF has a very good reputation for delivering what is promised.
 
Right now I am in the final stages of negotiations with several artists that will complete the lineup of MRF-USA.
 
Likewise for MRF-Scandinavia – but in that situation I’m working with Johan Nylen and the Rock Stage team to finalize all plans there.
 
I can confirm that the Malmo, Sweden event will take place May 31-June 2. That date is FINAL! The venue is booked and will be announced shortly.
 
MRF-USA is of course taking place May 4-6 at the site of MRF3&4 – H.O.M.E Bar Chicago in Arlington Heights.
There will be an event hotel, but don’t book yet…there will be a deal and it may not be the hotel from last time.
 
A couple of points I’d like to make for both shows in general:
- Ticket prices announced will be the same price right up until event weekend.
- There will be VIP options that embrace the whole event experience and once gone, are ALL GONE!
 
MRF-USA is set to feature a mix of classic, cult and new artists, from within the USA and around the world – more international acts than any other show to date!
 
As final details fall into place, at this stage I envision a lineup announcement at the end of this month and tickets on sale a couple of weeks after that.
Stand by for those details….

And yes, I am still happy to hear from potential EVENT SPONSORS or interested advertisers and vendors.

 
Fri
17
Feb

The Return Of MELODICROCKFEST!

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MelodicRock.com is excited to announce the return of MelodicRockFest for one more round!
 
MRF5 will happen in May 2018
 
Stuck with the problem of deciding between two amazing locations and two amazing venues, with two great partnerships to work with, we've taken the only responsible option - two MelodicRockFest events, back to back!
 
MRF-USA and
MRF-Scandinavia
 
MRF5 will be happening  as usual in the Chicagoland area; and for the very first time is also heading to the other side of the globe, for a special event in Sweden!
 
This initial announcement is being made 14 months out from the events to allow interested fans to plan ahead and save for what will be two unforgettable events.
 
Full lineups for both events are in advanced planning and will be announced in the not too distant future.
 
Both MelodicRockFest events will take place in May 2018 and will feature the best characteristics of previous fests, with a couple of new twists to keep diehard fans happy and offer up some tempting VIP options.
 
MRF organizer Andrew McNeice: "I was initially reluctant to dive into another event, but the partnership offers on both side of the Atlantic give me the confidence and enthusiasm to really deliver two exclusive events. I'm doing this for the fans. The true fans of this small, but amazing genre. I want to put on the two best MRF events yet and discussions with artists I'd love to take part suggest they will be.
I'm going to deliver lineups that offer something you won't get at any other event, with the emphasis on the hottest acts fans in both locations have been demanding to see.
You can expect there to be a crossover of some artists at both events and for those looking for a double holiday, there will be ticketing options that cover both events.
It's also a great opportunity for some artists to perform that wouldn't otherwise get a chance and I'd love to deliver a few surprises from yesteryear that the diehards will embrace."
 
Further details will be announced in coming weeks including locations, exact dates and the all-important lineup and ticketing details.
 
There will be various vendor and sponsor opportunities. If interested, please contact: ajm@melodicrock.com
 
Any other questions, enquiries or comments can also be directed to: ajm@melodicrock.com
 
#mrf5
#mrf5se
#mrf5us
 
Tue
23
Aug

MRF vs RocknSkull event Headliner STEPHEN PEARCY & Special Guests!

Release Year: 
2015
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ROCKNSKULL vs MELODICROCKFEST 2016 is happening this October in the Chicago area. The poster says it all....or does it?
 
"RNS is working on something very special for the fans of this music we all love! Sunday's headliner is Stephen Pearcy with special guests!
Earlier we announced Juan Croucier joining SEP, how about we add another special guest, guitarist Carlos Cavazo! Are you excited yet?!??
Grab your tickets now!! 
 
 

Rock N Skull meets MRF5 - Oct 28-30, 2016

FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE (Full show and ticket/VIP info): https://www.facebook.com/events/949919568404706/
 
 
Wed
20
Aug

ROCK JUNKIE RADIO SHOW To Feature MRF4

Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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The next Episode of the Rock Junkie radio show, to begin airing 23 Aug, will feature a special MRF4 showcase and your chance to win tickets to the October event (www.melodicrockfest.com)
 
Track you can expect to hear include: 

7TH HEAVEN - THE ROCK MEDLEY
TANGO DOWN -THE THIN LINE (REVISISTED)
TANGO DOWN  RADIO - DAMAGE CONTROL
MAXX EXPL.OSION - CAN'T STOP FALLING IN LOVE
MAXX EXPL.OSION - DEVIL'S LOCOMOTIVE
THE RADIO SUN - WRONG THINGS RIGHT
THE RADIO SUN - WORLD'S CRAZY NOW
THE RADIO SUN - BEGINNING OR THE END
  
On the KQLZ Saturday Airing (8/23) and our Rock 365 Sunday Airing (8/24) the show will be running a social media contest timed to happen on the station-associated facebook pages, to give away one pair per-giveaway festival tickets.  
 
TUNE IN!
 
Saturday, 7PM EST (4PM PST USA) - KQLZ.ORG Pirate Radio 100.3FM -Tune in at http://www.kqlz.org - Facebook contest on http://www.facebook.com/PirateRadiokqlz
Sunday, 2PM EST (11AM PST USA) Rock 365 -  Tune in at  http://www.rock365radio.com   Facebook contest on http://facebook.com/365RN
 
www.rockjunkieradioshow.com
 
 
 
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