Unfortunately I have just been informed that HeavyCon is no longer happening in October and will instead move to be part of Insomnia60 at the NEC. The date will change to 13th – 17th April 2017.

So far so good, however Gene has not yet been confirmed but they are working on it as we speak...

We were hoping to announce the winner of the competition on Saturday (our 20th birthday), sadly that won't be the case now but we are confident this will still go ahead if Gene confirms attendance.

The organiser of Insomnia60 have now issued the following statement:  

"Parallel Contemporary Music Ltd. will amalgamate elements of Heavycon in to the Insomnia60 gaming festival taking place over Easter 2017. As part of a partnership with Multiplay, rock fans will still experience the Vinyl Village, Rock stars sports cars, the Play Music Live sessions and more but will now also get to experience the thrill of Insomnia, the UK’s largest gaming festival. Insomnia features a huge line-up of gaming tournaments, main stage entertainment, a major retail exhibition and a whole host of gaming related zones and activities for all types of gamer, including both novice and professional, of any age."

Unbelievably it's 20 years today since KISS headlined Donington Monsters Of Rock as part of the reunion tour. Not only that but it was the first time we heard official confirmation of the '96 UK tour!

This show was the reason KISSin' UK started in the first place which means we must be approaching a big birthday too.....


Unbelievably it's 4 years since KISS last played London for the one-off help For Heroes show. So many good memories of this show, from Detroit Rock City through to Rock & Roll All Nite (via Crazy Crazy Nights) followed by my first KISS back stage party! It was also preceded by a great launch for the Monster book at the Arts Club in London that I was lucky enough to attend.