The World’s First-Ever Conference on Rock and Metal

Heavy Con 2016

Really? I’d have thought that there would have been something like this already, although apparently not. I may have to consider going. Classic Rock Magazine reports:

HeavyCon, a new rock and metal convention, will launch this autumn. The event is to be held at ExCel London in Royal Victoria Dock between September 30 and October 2. The organisers promise a wide range of activities, from artist Q&As and workshops to collections of memorabilia and merchandise. There will be 150 stalls stocking rock and metal-related items, as well as film screenings and meet-and-greets.

“HeavyCon is a unique opportunity for fans of rock and metal to immerse themselves in the world they love at the first-ever show of its kind,” say the organisers. “Rock and metal’s living legends – plus stars-in-the-making and key figures from behind-the-scenes – will be in attendance at the ultimate fan convention alongside gear, stage props and memorabilia that have shaped the last fifty years of riotous rebellion.”

Further details will be announced shortly, and tickets will go on sale on February 5.

More information about HeavyCon.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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