Sunday, 18 August 2013

Charles Dickens character Uriah Heep hits Veliko Tarnovo in the shape of a memorable world class rock band!

Moto Rock Fest 2013

Day 3 of the Veliko Tarnovo Grand Moto Rock Fest International gig next to the Monuments of the Asen also had a charitable mission - with all funds collected, from specially made T-shirts and donation boxes at the entrances, to support the treatment of a young 9 year old boy, Radoslav Borisov.
Radoslav, suffering from muscular dystrophy and whose parents are unemployed, needs 40 thousand Levs worth of treatment at a clinic in Israel.
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The event was organised by the MC Old Bastards

Organisers of the Moto Rock Fest, Moto Club "Old Bastards", supported by the Municipality of Veliko Tarnovo - which is candidate for European capital of Culture 2019, got the loud support of Uriah Heep band members who said "they support the candidature of Veliko Tarnovo for European Capital of Culture for 2019 and one day will return here".




In fact at the start of the two-hour concert attended by over 3000 fans and bikers from across Europe next to the spectaculaer monument Asenevtsi, Bernie Shaw said, "this is a great place for concerts, just amazing,  incredible!"  after singing the 1st song hearing the acoustics of the almost natural amphitheatre of the River Yantra Gorge!
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Bernie Shaw was amazed by
Veliko Tarnovo!

In the novel by Charles Dickens, Uriah Heep is not a person; he's an evil machine comparable to a sloth like version of the Terminator, hell bent on destructing everyone who has it better than him! How many characters from Victorian novels have lived on to inspire late 20th-century heavy metal bands?

Trust me after briefly being priviledged to meet John Lawton (Guest vocals), Phil Lanzon (keyboards, moogs etc:-), Mick Box (Guitar) and Russell Gilbrook (drums) these gyuys are far from being like the character of Charles Dickens!
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Uriah Heep, last seen in 1978 at the old Mancheter Apollo Theatre,
now in Veliko Tarnovos' natural theatre!










Lets hope they return sooner than we think and promote Veliko Tarnovo's unique open air theatre in the Yantra to other big international bands and artists!

Saturday, 17 August 2013

Veliko Tarnovo Moto Rock Fest 2013 headlining Uriah Heep in Bulgaria

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Veliko Tarnovo hosts Uriah Heep thanks to the Old Bastards of Veliko Tarnovo
supported by the municipality

The Old Bastards Moto Club of Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria should be rightly proud of the organisation of the 3 day event here in Veliko Tarnovo.
Its still not too late to come and enjoy this great event! Details are in this link "moto rock fest 2013"
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Great organisation by the Veliko Tarnovo "Old Bastards" MC

This Rock Fest is situated right next to the Monument of the Assens (ASENEVTSI MONUMENT) by the River Yantra, opposite from Gurko Street.

To date we have enjoyed on Thursday August 15th:-
Veliko Turnovo Bulgaria

Bulgaria rock fest and tribute bands
Bikes from all over Europe!
05.00 P.M. - RECEPTION OF THE MOTOCYCLE CLUBS FROM FOREIGN COUNTRIES AND OTHER BULGARIAN CLUBS

08.00 P.M. – LIVE MUSIC – JUDAS PRIEST TRIBUTE BAND

10.00 P.M. – LIVE MUSIC – OBRATEN EFFEKT BAND-BULGARIA



Yantra River Veliko Turnovo
ready and waiting
Last night Friday 16th August we enjoyed:-

06.30 P.M. - OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE FEST

07.30 P.M. – LIVE MUSIC - RAMMSTEIN TRIBUTE BAND which were awesome with the fire show and outstanding realistic vocals and music
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Rammstein Tribute Band

09.00 P.M. – LIVE MUSIC – PROROCK BAND /SERBIA/

10.30 P.M. – LIVE MUSIC – KIKIMORA BAND /BULGARIA/

11.30 P.M. – AFTER PARTY BAR ROCKA ROLLA which after the performnces of these bands I left to the younger members of the audience and I dare say a few of the Old Bastards!

TODAY Saturday 17th it's Uriah Heep with John Lawton heading up the show at 10-30pm but with Iron Maiden Tribute Band from Serbia, before and ER GOLYAM BAND from Bulgaria, along with chrome shows and stunt exhibitions in the afternonn it promises to be a great last day!
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Last night of rock!

Finishing off the performance around midnight will be an EROTIC SHOW!
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Who knows what erotica will be here?

SO DONT FORGET IT'S NOT TOO LATE, TICKETS AT THE ENTRANCE, ONLY 25 LEVA OR 10 LEVA IF YOU'RE RIDING A BIKE HERE!! CAMPING AVAILABLE TOO!