Steve Cradock Summer Tour
10/07/2017 Artist

Long-term Blackstar endorsee Steve Cradock is back on the road this summer with his Artisan 30 rig. Having recently finished touring with Paul Weller, Steve is busy again with a number of Ocean Colour Scene shows throughout the summer culminating with a headline slot at Beyond the Tracks festival in Birmingham this September. Between shows with Ocean Colour Scene, Steve will also be performing his other role as guitarist for The Specials as they take to the stage for several festivals this summer. To watch Steve talk about his Blackstar amps amongst other things visit

Agnostic Front Tour '17
10/07/2017 Artist

The legendary Agnostic Front are currently in the midst of another European tour and will be playing thirty-one dates in a month. Guitarist Craig Silverman uses a HT Metal 100 stack and had this to say about the amp, ”The HT Metal 100 is by far the best and most versatile amplifier I have ever owned. From clean to crunch to blistering high gain, no other amplifier even comes close”. For more information on the band and their current tour visit

Jared James Nichols Tour 2017
27/06/2017 Artist

Jared James Nichols is currently in the middle of a UK tour which sees him play ten dates across the UK. The first half of the tour was in support of Blue Oyster Cult and Jared and his band have just kicked off the next stage supporting UFO. The Wisconsin-born, Los Angeles-based singer, writer and guitarist kicked off the run with a storming performance at Hellfest in France and will be playing Ramblin’ Man fair and Steelhouse Festival all with his Series One 100 rig and Artist 30 combo. For more information visit

Hawthorne Heights on Instagram
22/06/2017 Artist

This Friday the 23rd June Blackstar endorsees Hawthorne Heights will be taking over the official Blackstar Instagram account and bringing you a behind the scenes look at 24 hours on tour with the band. Hawthorne Heights are currently on the Vans Warped Tour and will bring you an exclusive, behind the scenes look as the tour heads to Las Vegas. Keep an eye on our account on the 23rd for an intriguing look into life on the road with Hawthorne Heights.

Glastonbury 2017
22/06/2017 Festival

Its Glastonbury Festival this weekend. The five-day festival takes place in Pilton, Somerset and is the largest greenfield festival in the world. It is attended by around 175,000 people and first took place in 1970, back then it was known as Pilton Festival. This year it will be the 35th festival and promises to be as popular as ever. Blackstar artists performing this year include Kodaline, Birdy, Shame, Ray BLK, Wormrot, Hacktivist, Carl Barat and the Jackals plus many more. For more information on the festival visit

Guitars on the Beach 2017
12/06/2017 Festival

This weekend on Saturday 17th of June, Guitars On The Beach will take place at Lyme Regis beach and will see the record bid for the most guitarist playing one song together. The songs this year will be Rave On and In The Summertime and Guitars On The Beach 2017 is once again gearing up to be one of the UK’s biggest unique live events of the year. There will be a special appearance from Ray Dorset from Mungo Jerry who will be leading the record attempt which takes place at 5pm. There will also be bands playing throughout the day and Blackstar will be providing the backline and demonstrating amps all day. So why not come and join in to help us set a new UK record and try and beat the World Record! For more information and to join Britain’s biggest band, visit and sign up free at

Download Festival 2017
12/06/2017 Artist, Festival

Download Festival is the UK’s premier rock festival. Held annually at Donington Park in Leicestershire it has expanded into a three day rock extravaganza since it was conceived in 2003 as a follow up to the Monsters of Rock festivals. The festival kicks off this week and Blackstar artists will be there in full force including Ministry, Hacktivist, The King Blues, Simple Plan, Code Orange, Wednesday 13, Venom Prison, Aaron Buchanan & The Cult Classics, Otherkin and many more. For more information on the festival visit

Carl Barat and The Jackals
02/06/2017 Company

Carl Barat and The Jackals released their latest EP last week ‘Harder They Fall’ to rave reviews and are currently on tour in support of the EP. The tour sees the band play ten dates across the UK including Camden Rocks festival this weekend. Both Carl and guitarist Billy Tessio are using an Artisan 30, HT Club 40 VP and a S1-412. The band will be back out on tour throughout the year including appearances at Glastonbury and Beyond the Tracks Festival. For more information visit

Wednesday 13 European Tour 2017
01/06/2017 Artist

Wednesday 13 is releasing his seventh studio album, ‘Condolences’ on June 2nd and will be touring Europe to support the new album. The tour kicks off in Germany this Sunday and will be culminating at Download Festival on the 10th of June. Guitarist Jack Tankersley will be using a Series One stack as always. For more information on the tour and the new album visit

Ministry European Tour 2017
25/05/2017 Artist

Ministry will be kicking off their European tour next week. The godfathers of industrial music have been a major influence on countless bands and are still going strong after being formed way back in 1981 by founding member Al Jourgensen. They will be playing sixteen dates across Europe including appearances at Download Festival in both the UK and Spain. Both guitarist Al Jourgensen and Sin Quirin will be using Series One stacks. For more information on the band and the tour visit

Camden Rocks 2017
25/05/2017 Festival

Camden Rocks Festival is due to take place on the 3rd of June and this year it promises to be bigger and better than ever. The one day festival is staged in twenty-five different venues across North London’s Camden area. Blackstar will be providing equipment to be used in many of the iconic venues including the Electric Ballroom, Koko, and The Monarch. Blackstar artists will also be there in force this year with bands such as The Professionals, The King Blues, Fizzy Blood, Losers, The Soap Girls and many more. For more information on the festival visit

Venom Prison - Golden Gods Awards
09/05/2017 Artist

Blackstar endorsees, Venom Prison are nominated for this year’s Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards for Best New Band. Both guitarist use HT Metal 100 stacks and are currently on a European tour supporting Official Darkest Hour. For your chance to vote visit:

Yellow Arch Studios
04/05/2017 Company

Since opening, Yellow Arch has been operating successfully as a recording studio, equipment hire, teaching studio, band rehearsal facility and occasional party venue. It has established a great reputation as a key player in the music industry, both in Sheffield and further afield. Most famously known as the birthplace of Arctic Monkeys, the studio has produced albums by a diverse number of artists including Richard Hawley, Kylie Minogue, Jarvis Cocker and Duane Eddy. Blackstar is very proud to be the official amp sponsors of Yellow Arch Studios and there is now an array of Blackstar amps in their rehearsal rooms, studio and in the live venue. So get down to Yellow Arch and check out their superb facilities and Blackstar amps.

Smoked & Uncut Festival
28/04/2017 Company, Festival

The Smoked & Uncut festivals will be taking place this summer with nine festival dates held between June and September, across The Pig and Lime Wood hotels. Set to an eclectic soundtrack, two stages will play host to a line up including the Noisettes, The Blockheads, Ward Thomas, Dr Feelgood and many more. Blackstar will be providing amps for all the festival dates and with a relaxed atmosphere, great music, a passion for great food and all within the New Forest setting the festivals promise to be a highlight of the summer. In conjunction with Smoked & Uncut, Blackstar will be giving away two tickets to a festival of your choice along with a Fly3 amp. Keep an eye on Blackstar’s Facebook page for your chance to win. 

Mike Peters - The Alarm - Facebook Takeover
26/04/2017 Artist

Mike Peters from The Alarm will be live on Blackstar’s Facebook page this Friday the 28th at 7.30pm (GMT). Mike will be performing a few songs, answering questions and talking about their upcoming UK and US tour plus the Vans Warped Tour. Also, from 11pm (GMT) Mike will be taking over Blackstar’s Facebook live from Looney Tunes Records in Babylon, New York to celebrate the release of their rare Record Store Day indie exclusive vinyl soundtrack to the documentary film “Man in the Camo Jacket”. Members of the Love Hope Strength organisation will be on hand doing swabs checking for eligibility for bone marrow donors. It’s a completely voluntary swap and a wonderful organisation. For more information on Mike Peters and the Love Hope Strength Foundation visit