Organisers of Call of the Wild Festival have responded quickly to the inevitable loss of a handful of bands after being forced to reschedule the festival due to the outbreak of coronavirus. The sad loss of Glam Punk legend Michael Monroe from the Saturday headline posed quite a task to festival booker Raz White who worked swiftly to secure an equally well loved band that carry a similar vibe with their balls out, leave it all on the stage, live performance. 

Finnish Rock band RECKLESS LOVE will now headline Saturday night on the Kilmister Stage. Voted Kerrang! Best Newcomer in 2012, Reckless Love roared to mainstream success with the release of their second album, Animal Attraction. 

This will be Reckless Love’s only UK show in 2020 & organisers promise it will be the much needed shot of good fun rock n roll we all will be seeking come September. 

British AOR band ROMEO’S DAUGHTER are welcomed as Special Guests on the Saturday evening. Spanning an incredible 30 years, the band have been firm favourite’s on Radio 1’s Rock Show & even turned up on the Nightmare on Elm Street 5 soundtrack with Heaven in The Backseat. Live performances are very popular with vocalist Leigh Matty a firm favourite with all Rock fans. 

Always eager to show faith in the rising stars of tomorrow and hail the British New Wave Of Classic Rock bands, Call of the Wild are delighted to confirm that Scottish rock band MASON HILL as Special Guests to MASSIVE WAGONS on the Kilmister Stage on Sunday evening, and Scottish rockers ANCHOR LANE as Special guests to EVERY MOTHER’S NIGHTMARE on Cloven Hoof stage Sunday evening. 

“Both of these bands are flying the flag for Scottish rock just like GUN & THE ALMIGHTY did back in their day. In fact, GUN still is, and as strong as ever! MASON HILL are one debut album away from shooting to fame & I have absolute faith in the band being a huge favourite over the weekend of the festival.” claims Raz White. 

West midlands-based SISTER SHOTGUN brings a huge slab of melodic metal to the bill. Described as a furiously entertaining live act, they will be very popular with the COTW audience. 

The phenomenal project started out by multi-instrumentalist JJ Watt called THE CITY KIDS has developed into a fully formed band featuring bassist Berty Burton from TIGERTAILZ, Dennis Post from WARRIOR SOUL & Dave Sanders from FALLING RED. The debut album also includes a whole host of musicians from around the world, including Tracii Guns & Kory Clarke. THE CITY KIDS will perform on the Kilmister stage on Saturday afternoon. 

Bringing full throttle punk n roll to the proceedings are THE HIP PRIESTS, while LYONESS lay down huge groove laden riffs with tasty vocals. Manchester’s SCRUFFY BEAR – who massively impressed earlier in the year at ROCKMANTIC FESTIVAL – are also added to the bill. 

Organiser’s released 500 FREE weekend tickets to NHS staff – still a few handfuls up for grabs – as a thank you for their huge effort to save lives during the coronavirus pandemic.


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  • Jeanette  Downing
    Jeanette Downing South yorkshire
    Hi, I'm a massive reckless love fan and also work as a health worker for the NHS, how do we apply for the free tickets please? X

    Hi, I'm a massive reckless love fan and also work as a health worker for the NHS, how do we apply for the free tickets please? X

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