11.05.13 - Do not panic - Just head
over to facebook for the next couple of weeks!
Your trusty webmaster is
taking a short holiday so all upcoming announcements whilst he's away will
appear on our facebook page, so if you check this page for all the
latest news all you need to do for the next few days is
click here and all the latest
Hawkwind news will be straight to hand, once he returns from his travels,
normal service will resume!
Also, if you've missed
them we've added a couple of new dates in July, for full details see the
tour dates page
It's HawkEaster this weekend, and now here's 3 more dates for your diaries
Many of you will no doubt
be heading off to Devon in the next 24 hours, however if you can't make it
or simply want more Hawkwind later in the year here's something for you, as
we can now announce the following dates as part of Warrior 2013 Tour -
16th August - Princes Pavilion,
23rd August - 02 Academy, Bournemouth
24th August - Shepherds Bush Empire, London
Tickets for these shows go on sale
over the next few days from the relevant outlets so either keep checking
with them or visit the tour dates page where we will update with the
appropriate links once they are in place.
Looking forward to seeing folks in
Devon over the weekend and on all the upcoming tour dates :-)
Hawkeaster Monday Lunch party
We are having a lunch party at 'The Gateway'
Seaton Town Hall on Monday April 1st, the day after HawkEaster, so that
everyone can get together, swap photos, stories etc and say goodbye until
next time :-). It will be free to attend and
you can bring your own picnic lunch, takeaway.....whatever you prefer. We
will provide tables, chairs, utensils etc and a full bar service will be
available.. We need to know how many are attending, so if you want to come,
please send us your names by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks, the
HawkEaster Team :-) x
Good news for HawkEaster! We are going to open up
registration for HawkEaster attendees on Friday 29th March, so anyone who is
coming to Seaton on the Friday can come and get their wristband on and have
a bit of a social at Seaton Town Hall......There will be music and full bar
on Friday night to welcome Hawkfans to the town...
And also -
Flamboyant Drum 4 Fun have just confirmed they
will bring along their gear and be a part of the 'Kids Zone' during HAWKFEST
so for all of the fans bringing children this will be a FUN experience for
them ...we have lots planned for them but how cool ...that additional groups
are joining in to make it even more fun for our 'Kids Zone HAWKFEST
family'.....if anyone else is interested in providing specific activities
for children under a controlled environment please get in touch with The
Gateway....we have a whole weekend to fill ....much thnx to all x
the Cherry Red
Records label managed by Esoteric Recordings, the home of the
entire HAWKWIND catalogue released between 1975 and 1997, are very
pleased to announce that the classic HAWKWIND album “WARRIOR ON
THE EDGE OF TIME”
will be released in May 2013 as a
newly remastered edition from the original stereo master tapes. Atomhenge
label manager Mark Powell said; “Contrary to popular myth, the master tapes
of this classic album were never lost. They remained in the United Artists
vaults. The Atomhenge reissue will be the first ever CD edition to be taken
from the original first generation master tapes. All previous editions have
been taken from vinyl transfers or inferior copy master tapes”.
Aside from a single disc remastered
edition, there will be two other expanded editions of the album. Mark Powell
adds; “I’m extremely pleased to say that Steven Wilson has mixed the album
into a stunning 5.1 Surround Sound mix from the original multi-track master
tapes and has also undertaken a new stereo mix of the album which has an
amazing depth and clarity whilst remaining faithful to the original release.
“Warrior” is one of THE classic albums of the 1970s and is a land-mark album
in Hawkwind’s history. The forthcoming reissues will do justice this
Full details of the editions of
“Warrior” will be announced in the coming weeks.
managing director, Adam Velasco added; “The album “Warrior on the Edge of
Time” has been unavailable officially on CD for many years and it is our
intention to make the forthcoming releases definitive editions in terms of
audio remastering (from the original master tapes), content and packaging”.
will be touring in April 2013 performing WARRIOR ON THE EDGE OF TIME,
with further dates planned later in the year. Confirmed dates ca be found on
the Tour dates page by
Another date for April and news of some vinyl releases
Good news for fans in the
East Anglia region, we've just added a further date to our Warrior At The
Edge Of Time 2013 Tour, the new show takes place at the Epic centre in
Norwich on Sunday 7th April, we've not got a ticket link yet but the
website can be accessed here and all other details ca be found as
ever on the
tour dates page.
We can also reveal that
the 2 recent Hawkwind related releases, namely the Hawkwind Light Orchestra
and Dave Brock solo albums will be coming out on limited edition vinyl
on April 1st, to purchase follow the links below -
Manchester support and a couple more bands for HawkEaster
Just letting you know
that Tim Blake will be doing a solo set as support for the gig at Manchester
this coming Friday. As ever full details of this and all upcoming Hawkwind
gigs can be found on the
tour dates page but please make special note of the stage times
for this show as there is an early curfew due to the venue also holding a
club night -
We had a meeting with the campsite owners the
other day. It's a beautiful site with amazing views over Lyme Bay. The
campsite is approximately 15 minutes walk to the venue, (a little more
coming back as it's uphill :-). The venue is
2 minutes walk from the sea front :-).
The price per pitch for a large/family tent (and car) is £10 or £5 for
single/small tent (and car), payable directly to the site owners.
There are a few electric hook-ups available on the campsite, but
unfortunately, only for tents as the site is not suitable for motor homes
etc, unless the ground is exceptionally dry. There are however, extra spaces
for motor homes elsewhere on the site, which do have electric hook ups.
These sites are limited....probably only around 15, more if you book
together and don't mind sharing a pitch...
Good news! Dogs are welcome and the owner (Tim) will put up a marquee with
picnic tables as a meeting area for HawkEaster folk.
You may also be interested to know that
Seaton Tramway are offering HawkEaster wristband holders a 10%
discount, for more details on this visit their site by
11.01.13 - Breaking news! - Hawkwind
to play classic album Warrior on the Edge of Time..
The spring Hawkwind tour, which launches at their HawkEaster event in
Devon on 30th and 31st of March will include a full performance of the
Warrior on the Edge of Time album, and will be complemented by a long
awaited and very special album release ;)
In what will be a first for Hawkwind, the current line up will play the
entire Warrior album in it's original sequence as part of their set.
Warrior 2013 tour kicks off with some regional dates in April, with more
dates being planned for later in the year.
10.01.13 - HawkEaster information page
If you've purchased tickets in the last day or so or receive newsletters
then you'll probably have seen this already but for those of you who don't
then click here to view our
HawkEaster information page with all the up
to date news regarding this weekend.
Tickets are going fast so
to avoid disappointment get yours now by
07.01.13 - HawkEaster tickets are now
First off a happy new
year to everyone, apologies for the delay but as we are sure you'll
appreciate the last few weeks have been a bit emotional to say the least.
Anyway lets get 2013 off
to a positive start by putting on sale tickets for the HawkEaster event that
takes place over the weekend of 30 - 31st March 2013, click here to visit
the online ticketing facility.
First bands to be
confirmed include Hawkwind, Girlschool, Here and Now, Krankschaft and Krel.....more
to be announced soon..
We would like to thank those of you who braved the terrible weather on
December 20th to join us in the Celebration of the Life of Huw
Lloyd-Langton. It was a wonderful tribute to Huw, that so many people
attended to pay their last respects and helped to make it a day that Huw
would have approved of..
Marion, Kirsty and family would like to thank everyone who sent messages of
tribute and condolence.
Your support was truly appreciated.
Later in the year, we are planning to erect a memorial, with a commemorative
plaque, in a place where fans and friends can visit to remember Huw.
This will be in the summer and we will make it a day of celebration.
Hopefully it will give those of you who could not attend on Thursday, the
opportunity to come, share your stories and say farewell.
More details on this soon
20.12.12 - Huw's funeral - Order of
In case you missed the
link elsewhere simply click here
As you can imagine there has been an overwhelming
response to the very sad news of Huw’s passing. We have had thousands of
messages from all around the world.
There are so many folk who would have loved to come and pay their respects
to Huw in person on Thursday, but practicalities would not allow.
Marion and Kirsty have expressed their wishes that those people from around
the world, who cannot be present, light a candle at 12 noon and say a few
words in Huw’s memory.
If you would like to follow the service, we will be publishing the Order of
Service on Thursday via the website, keep an eye out for the link to appear.
For obvious reason we won't be posting
from the usual address so if there are any problems we will also be putting
the link details onto facebook so if nothing has appeared here by midday uk
time on Thursday then please check there for the relevant details, thank
Update - A couple more points for you
No dress code, come as you feel
Huw's family have requested that people do not take pictures on the day,
We are sure everyone will understand and respect their wishes.
Thanks in advance for your co-operation.
First of all on behalf of Huw's wife Marion, daughter Kirsty and the rest of
the Hawkwind family, we'd like to send out a heartfelt thanks to all of you
who have sent tributes and kind words of support at this sad time, via the
forum, facebook and e-mail.
Due to an overwhelming response and restrictions on space we need everyone
who would like to come and pay their respects to Huw on the 20th December,
and who has not already confirmed, to contact us at
as soon as possible and at the latest by Monday 17th December. We will then
collate a list of names which will be checked on the day. Unfortunately if
you are not listed, we will not be able to guarantee entry for the reasons
Thanks for reading and we look forward to hearing your confirmations over
the next few days.
It is with immense
sadness that we have to let you know our great friend of many years and
fellow musician Huw Lloyd Langton passed away peacefully last night.
Huw had been bravely fighting cancer for a couple of years, but was
determined not to let the battle affect his day to day life. He continued to
play his guitar, laugh, joke and share the great love he had in his heart,
with all who knew him.
As he wished, he was at home when the time came, with his ever strong and
loving wife Marion at his side.
Huw was one of the great guitarists with an individual style and character.
He is gone but never forgotten by any of us. He will live on in our music
and in our hearts.
We will update you all with details of funeral and remembrance plans as and
when we have them.
Meanwhile we have opened a book of condolence on our forum
click here to visit,
for all of the many people who will wish to share their thoughts at this sad
If you do not wish to
join the forum but still want to leave a message then please send an
and we will make sure these are added to the book at an appropriate time.
28.11.12 - 3 More dates for you
Hello folks, we are
pleased to announce the following shows
Tuesday 2nd April -
Cardiff Coal Exchange
Wednesday 3rd April - Bath Komedia
Friday5th April - Preston 53 Degrees
For more details check
out the tour dates page,
the first 2 dates are already on sale at See Tickets and we'll add a link to
Preston once that's been added.
Stop press - Preston
ticket link now added
Stay tuned for more
26.11.12 - Feathers R.I.P
A dear old friend
of ours from Ireland passed away last week.
We had known Feathers for many years and he helped the band out on
So glad we had a chance to catch up in May when we played in
RIP old friend, we won't forget you xx
17.10.12 - Easter 2013 event
HawkEaster event confirmed for Sat/Sun March
30/31st in Seaton E Devon. Tickets on sale in 2 weeks. We are hoping to get
a local campsite to agree to provide us with a private field.
More information to follow shortly
30.09.12 - Dave and Huw acoustic
performance now online
Take a look at the
media page where we've
just uploaded Dave and Huw's performance from Sidmouth earlier this year in
aid of the Devon Air Ambulance. There is also a link to this worthwhile
charity so if you enjoy the clip then why not make a donation.
25.09.12 - Hawkwind to play Hard
Rock Hell Prog event next year
Next April will see
Hawkwind play the inaugural Hard Rock Hell (HRH) Prog event to be held in
the Magna centre in Rotherham.
For full details of dates
and a link to the events website visit the
tour dates page.
14.09.12 - Dave Brock solo album
coming in November
Sure the eagle eyed
amongst you would have noticed this on our Twitter or Facebook feeds, but
just in case -
Newsflash:- Dave Brock
solo album, Looking for Love in the Lost Land of Dreams, will be released on
the Cherry Red label in November 2012
14.08.12 - Clumber Park show -
Hawkwind now headlining act!
Fans attending this
Fridays "Rocking The Park 2012" please take note that the band are now
headlining the show with a revised stage time of 9:45pm.
We wanted to let you know
asap as we realise this may impact on your travel plans and arrangements.
See you there :-)
04.08.12 - Rhythm Festival
So sorry, we were looking
forward to it and we know lots of our fans were too :-(
For full statement
from the festival organisers
03.08.12 - New date added
We can now confirm that
Hawkwind will be appearing at Bedford Corn Exchange on the 27th January.
Don't forget that the
band also play Manchester on the 25th January and Butlins Skegness the
following night as part of the "Great British Rock and Blues 2013" event
For more details on all
these shows visit the tour
31.07.12 - Hawkwind support for
Dave Brock and Huw
Lloyd-Langton will next week turn out to support a fund raising, open mic
event during the annual Sidmouth Folk Week in Devon.
The event, which is
organised by local students, is to be staged in The Connaught Gardens,
Sidmouth and will be a showcase of local talent featuring everything from
singer/songwriters to metal acts.
Dave remarked, "I'll be
bringing my harmonica and guitar along, and me and Huw will do a couple of
numbers together. It'll be fun and its for a very good cause".
Entry is free, but there
will be a collection to raise money for The Devon Air Ambulance Trust, a
charity which relies solely on donations.
Wednesday, 8 August 1pm - 6pm. Connaught Gardens, Sidmouth.
26.07.12 - A few snippets of news
New shows - Latest
9th September, Inowroclaw Poland, Ino - Rock Festival 2012
23rd September, Bristol, Brisfest
25th January 2013, Manchester, The Ritz (Tickets on sale Monday 30th July)
25-27th January 2013, Rock and Blues weekend, Butlins Skegness (Hawkwind
headline Saturday night, 26th January)
For more details on these and all other confirmed Hawkwind gigs please check
the Tour Dates
page for additional information.
More dates to follow........
Hawkwind appear in
latest edition of Record collector magazine
Dave Brock talks to Terry
Staunton about the free festival scene that Hawkwind helped start. The
legendary guitarist recalls the music, the mud and the magic in a revealing
interview that is both hilarious and deadly serious. How did the Hawks
influence the Levellers, Ozrics and the entire crusty movement? Why was Roy
Harper horribly sick? What happened when the police were sent in by the
Government in the 80's and 90's? All is revealed, Plus Record Collector
looks at the rarities the crusty movement created.
Record Collector 404
Hawkwind Theremin and Ax player, Tim Blake has broken his wrist in a freak
pruning accident at his French home near Poitiers...
It seems that Monsieur Blake, was pruning the wall vines in his small
vineyard, when the ladder collapsed under him, shattering his wrist.
Tim was rushed by ambulance to Poitiers University Hospital where he was
operated on by the head of orthopaedics, le
The plaster-cast will be taken off on August 13, and doctors will operate
immediately to remove the 3 pins.
Tim will then travel to Hawkwind HQ in the UK to join the rest of the band
for their performance at Rockin the Park festival in Nottinghamshire, on
Tim commented, "When the medical team saw a video of me playing with
Hawkwind, they said, 'Okay, we'll get you playing for the 17th, but this
will hurt !'"
We might well see Tim playing a little more Theremin than Ax, at Clumber,
however he pointed out, "that a very expressive wrist is needed!"
03.07.12 - First date of 2013
confirmed, we're off to Butlins!
We are pleased to
announce that Hawkwind will be appearing at the "Great British Rock and
Blues" event that takes place at Butlins holiday park in Skegness over the
weekend of the 25th - 27th January 2013.
Hawkwind are set to
headline Saturday nights proceedings
More details and a link
to the Butlins website that has more information on this can be found on the
tour dates page.
Seems like a perfectly
good way to wipe away those winter blues so we hope to see plenty of
We are really sad to have to pass on this sad news. We will do an update
when we return to England with details of Johns life and how he has spent
his years since leaving Hawkwind.
We thought it appropriate to share the message that we received from John's
sister Franny in its entirety.
"Hi Dave & Kris,
Sadly, John passed away on Saturday evening 26th May. He went peacefully,
after a wonderful day.
I'll just back track a week... John wanted to celebrate his forthcoming
birthday by giving the staff at Garden Crest a lunch party. So food was
brought in and everyone had a good time.
During that week he began to sleep a lot more than usual, and although his
breathing was a bit more laboured, he was still speaking pretty good.
The great thing was.. He received all our family birthday cards, and was so
thrilled to receive cards and letters from you lovely folk, and many
Hawkwind fans (some too young to have seen John play) all saying such
wonderful things,. His best friend Linda , was amazed by the content of the
letters, as John had never really talked about this part of his life. She is
going to send them over to me later on , So that me n sis n cousins can
enjoy reading them.
John was also very happy to receive a package from me, containing photos I'd
taken when i visited him last month, of his carers, and also some beach life
at "Surf City USA" where I stayed. Also included were copies of
illustrations I had just finished for a book a friend has written, (these
had been giving me nightmares as they'd taken me so long to do). He thought
they were brilliant ( well he would - he's my bruv ! ha ha).
So on Saturday 26th when Linda visited, she re-read his cards and letters
with him, and also my package which he had been saving for her to show
him,and to read all my attatchments. He really enjoyed himself, deciding
which things to add to his pinboard, or the wall.
He also spent his usual time in the garden, under the tree, shaded from the
hot Californian sun, overlooking the wonderful views, eating ice cream.
In the evening, William was attending to John around 7.45pm. John thanked
him for looking after him. William looked in on him again around 8pm and
found he had passed away.
Linda returned to see him, and said his face was so peaceful, and showed no
signs that he'd been distressed . which is a great relief to us all, as it
was expected that his final time could be quite traumatic.
She also said that during the week Robyn, his lovely visitor from social
services, had a nice talk with him, and Linda too had a conversation with
him about what might happen. She said he was very "at peace" no longer
afraid, and felt it would be just like going to sleep.
I think I mentioned that John had arranged that his body would go to UCLA
medical centre. They were notified straight away, and a very nice white
vehicle collected him .Several carers and staff watched him leave ,and said
their goodbyes to "Mr John". He was treated with great respect and dignity.
Once again many thanks Dave and Kris , Hawkwind, and Fans, for your kindness
in sending messages, cards and letters to John. It played such a great part
in giving him happiness and contentment in his final days.
When you update your website with the news about John , you may use any info
from this e mail if you wish.
Meanwhile, Hope the tour has kicked off well, and you are all having a
fantastic time. with sell-out venues.
Love n Best wishes
- Crystal Palace gig cancelled
Unfortunately we have
just found out that the Crystal Palace Garden Party gig that was scheduled
to take place on the 23rd June has been cancelled due to "Structural damage
to the stage".
Whilst we are sorry to
have to announce this it is obviously beyond Hawkwind's control.
According to the official
statement, fans should contact the agency or outlet where they brought
tickets from with regards to a refund. If we get any further information
regarding this we will keep you informed and update this news item as
- Some news regarding original Hawkwind bassist John Harrison
We have some sad news about our friend and original Hawkwind bass player
John Harrison. John was diagnosed with Huntington's disease about 7 years
ago, and is now in the later stages of it. It's a horrible situation for
sufferers, as in John's case the brain stays sharp, but a single gene
mutation causes neurons in the brain to die which affects movement etc. The
body starts shaking in the first stages and then gradually closes down.
He is in a clinic and virtually bed ridden, but thanks to the brilliant team
of carers, and his own laid back, cheery personality, he has adapted to his
condition, and is very popular.
His view is the Hollywood hills, the "Hollywood" sign, the Griffith Park
Observatory, and beyond those, the mountains.
He has happy memories of his time in Hawkwind and has agreed to allow us to
share the news of his condition with you all. He sends his best wishes.
He will be 70 on 28th May and if anyone would like to send him a birthday
card he is at:
909 North Lucile Avenue
Los Angeles 90026California
Thanks for reading
- Crystal Palace Garden Party
We can now confirm that
Hawkwind be appearing at the Garden Party event taking place at the famous
Crystal Bowl on the 23rd June .
Simple enough as they appear in yellow, we'll add more as things are
confirmed. Below is the current list of dates for Hawkwind in 2012 together
with support acts where noted. More shows are likely to be added so make
sure you check back on a regular basis or keep in touch with latest Hawkwind
news via our Twitter and Facebook feeds.
Fri 25th May - Bridport,
The Electric Palace - Support Huw
Sat 26th May - Off The Tracks Festival, Castle Donington
Sun 27th May - Stamford Corn Exchange Theatre - Support Maria Daines
Mon 28th May - Cork, Rep Of Ireland, The Pavilion
Tues 29th May, Dublin, Rep Of Ireland, The Button Factory
Wed 30th May - Middlesbrough Town Hall - Support Mr Quimbys Beard
Fri 1st June - Buckley, The Tivoli - Support Familiar Looking Strangers
Sat 2nd June - Edinburgh, Queens Hall - Support Syren
Sun 3rd June - Holmfirth, The Picturedrome - Support Nanobots
Mon 4th June - Southampton, The Brook - Support Huw lloyd Langton
Sat 9th June - Wychwood Festival, Cheltenham Racecourse, Glos
Friday 17th Aug - Clumber Park, Near Worksop - Classic Rock Concert
Fri 24th Aug - Rhythm Festival Biggleswade
Unfortunately the Carlisle show has been cancelled due to the sudden closure
of the venue. Please contact your ticket seller for a full refund.
Please accept our apologies for this unforeseen situation, it is totally out
of our hands. If any of you have problems getting your refund, please
contact us at
and we will do what we can to help.
Hopefully we will see you all at another show soon.
-- New year update
We are happy to
announce that the new Hawkwind album "Onward" will be released on April 30th
via the Plastic Head label, take a look at the artwork below -
We can also confirm
a couple festival appearances so far -
26th May Hawkwind will
headline the Off The Tracks Festival; at Donington Park, whilst on the 24th
August we'll be playing at the Rhythm Festival in Biggleswade Bedfordshire.
There are more dates to be announced in the near future so make sure you
check back on a regular basis. For all information regarding confirmed
shows see the tour dates
are really saddened to hear the news that the drummer of Syren, Jo, amazing
person, gifted musician, wife and best friend of Erin from Syren, has sadly
passed away. Like many of our loved ones, she fought a brave fight against
cancer and died at peace surrounded by those close to her.
Our thoughts are with
Erin, Amanda and all of their extended family in this hard time. Any of you
who have attended Hawkfests in the last few years will appreciate the
contibution they have made to this our Hawkwind family x
30.11.11 - Update for
Just a quick update to let you know what’s going on in the world of Hawkwind….
Next week sees us hit the road for a few winter dates of psychedelia, dance
and music and we are pleased to say that Jon Sevink from the Levellers will
be joining us with his fiddle at all the shows…
Special guests on the tour will be the fabulous LLG (Lloyd Langton Group)
fronted by our one and only Huw Lloyd Langton
We have spent much of 2011 in the studio and a new Hawkwind album will be
released in spring 2012. Keep an eye on this page for a release date and
details of the launch. You can also keep up with all things Hawkwind on our
or follow us on twitter @HawkwindHQ
That’s that for now….Hope to see some of you next week!
05.10.11 - A brief
We can now confirm that Hawkwind will be playing in El Puerto de
Santa María, Spain, on Sat 29th Oct 2011, as part of
Monkey week festival
The nearest major town is Cadiz, the nearest airports are Jerez and Seville.
Its a beautiful seaside town in the South of Andalusia. Tickets are €25 euro
and are available by
Back in the UK, we are pleased to announce that our guests for the December
dates will be the Lloyd Langton Group fronted by our very own Huw
Lloyd-Langton who has been busy with a variety of projects recently. If
you'd like to know more about what he has been up to, then
and download his latest press release.
Hope to see you there :)
23.09.10 - Hawkwind to play Spain
confirm full details early next week but wanted to give folks a quick heads
up in case they fancied to trip to Spain Europe gigs and
need to make arrangements to get time off work!
will be playing Spain on the 29th October .
Once we have
all the necessary links and information in place we'll update these details,
all being well this will be by next Tuesday (27th Sep) at the latest, so
make sure you check back regularly!
10.09.11 - Hawkwind release exclusive download track in aid of Sea Shepherd
coincide with the band's appearance on HMS Belfast this coming Tuesday
night, Hawkwind have re-recorded the track Green Finned Demon and now offer
it for sale as a download with all profits from the release going to the Sea
Shepherd Conservation Society.
missed the various adverts for this on the way to this page then you can
purchase and download it by
We'd like to
point out that 48 hours ago this was nothing more than a pipe dream, we've
literally brought all this together in that time, so for that reason we
realise that there could be problems we may have overlooked, although
initial tests have proved 100% successful we'd like to hear of any problems
you encounter whilst purchasing or downloading the track, so if you have
anything you would like to report then please drop us an e-mail by
clicking here. We are aware that there
appears to be a glitch with the preview option on the shop page and we will
endeavour to get this fixed at the earliest opportunity.
The Dead Sea Mob are gonna design a special cover for this single
at the Sea Shepherd fundraiser on HMS Belfast on Tuesday night. The cover
will then be available free from this site so make sure you come back and
out facebook over the next few days, especially if you encounter any
problems. If it's something that is affecting several people we will post a
quick message on there, to visit Hawkwind's facebook page,
We hope you
enjoy this and at the same time you are safe in the knowledge that you are
helping a very worthwhile cause :-)
- Hawkwind to play HMS Belfast
pleased to announce that they will be playing on HMS Belfast on Tuesday 13th
September, in support of the Sea Shepherd fundraising event.
Click here to go to the Sea Shepherd site.
More details as we get them....
- Dave Brock's birthday party
to thank everyone who sent him birthday wishes for Saturday. Here's a few
photos of the surprise party thrown for him at Beautiful Days
Festival......Here's to many more!
courtesy of Kev Tait
Hawkwind related appearances at Beautiful days 2011
of you are going to Beautiful Days Festival this year, look out for a few
unique appearances from our very own Hawks!
there will be a Q&A session with Dave and Matthew.
SATURDAY 20 AUGUST 2011
Dirty Davey’s Bandstand
Q&A -John Robb talks
to Dave Brock (Hawkwind) and Matthew Wright
Elsewhere on the site, Dibs and Nial will be hosting their very own
Hawkwindesque DJ set. Expect to hear some unique remixes, not only of
Hawkwind, but of other favourites from across the musical spectrum.
- Dibs and Nial DJ
set confirmed for the Bimble Inn 9:30pm Sunday 21 August
and join them and experience their twisted beats with a few psychedelic
28.07.11 - Huw Lloyd Langton in the USA
Hawkwind would like to
remind their American friends that, former Hawkwind guitarist, Huw Lloyd
Langton will be making a rare solo trip to the USA in August opening
shows for Nektar.
Dates confirmed so far
17th Aug - New York
NY - BB King Blues Club & Grill
18th Aug - Foxborough MA - Showcase Live
19th Aug - Springfield VA - JAXX Concert Hall and Nightclub
20th Aug - Lancaster PA - Chameleon
21st Aug - Sellersville PA - Sellersville Theatre
24th Aug - Milwaukee WI - Shank Hall
25th Aug - St Louis MO - Fubar
26th Aug - Lincolnshire IL - Viper Alley
27th Aug - TBC
28th Aug - Cleveland OH - Beachland Ballroom
30th Aug - TBC
02nd Sep - Capistrano CA - Coach House
03rd Sep - West Hollywood - Key Club
For more information and
all the latest news on the tour please visit the official Nektar website
send their condolences to the friends, family and all who loved Würzel, who
sadly passed away at the weekend.
A fine musician and one of the good guys....a true gentleman, you will be
remembered with affection by us all.
Rest in peace our friend.
06.06.11 - 3 New dates confirmed for December
We can now confirm
that Hawkwind will play the following shows in December in addition to the
one already announced for London the the 10th, they are -
7th December -
Sheffield, The Plug
8th December - Birmingham HMV Institute
9th December - Manchester Academy 2
Tickets for these
shows go on sale this coming Friday the 10th June, for more details and for
details on all confirmed Hawkwind shows visit the tour dates page by
should have brought this information to you sooner, but better late than
drummer Richard Chadwick, along with his friend Mr Badger are regular
contributors to the show "Underground Overground" which is aired on the
internet community radio station Frome FM. It's a monthly show with the next
new edition due on the 19th June. To give you a flavour of what to expect
older shows can be accessed via the site, unfortunately we can't link
directly to the page so please follow these simple instructions -
direct you to the station's home page, from here click on the "Programmes"
tab and from there the link marked "Music"
On the left
hand side of the page you'll now see a list of programmes produced by the
station, scroll down this until you find "Underground Overground" and click
on that link and you'll get to the show's homepage where you can listen to
past editions, it's an eclectic mix of music and great fun and is sure to
appeal to Hawkwind fans
- Huw Lloyd Langton to support at Falmouth
from his popular solo appearances at last weeks Leamington Spa and
Southampton shows, we can now announce that Huw Lloyd Langton will also be
supporting Hawkwind when they play the Falmouth Princess Pavillion in
Cornwell on the 12th August.
As with all
other confirmed Hawkwind shows, more details can be found on the tour dates
page which can be reached by
- Exclusive new material for you
On the eve
of the years first UK show we have some goodies that we'd like you to have a
look at and listen too!
missed the homepage on the way here,
click this link immediately, there's 3
exclusive new track for you to listen to as well as a brand new video clip,
details are as follows -
- In the Footsteps Of The Great One, featuring Graphics from Martin Krel
accompanying music by Dave Brock, note the credit to Dave Law was required
by the upload provider but he has nothing to do with the production.
like what you see and hear and look forward to seeing plenty of you at both
Leamington Spa and Southampton over the next couple of days.
- Hawkwind to play Friars Aylesbury birthday bash
We can now
announce that Hawkwind will play a show at the world famous Friars club in
Aylesbury on Saturday 28th May.
The gig is
in celebration of Friars 42nd birthday and Hawkwind will be the only band to
have played all 4 phases of it's existence, first appearing in 1971 with
subsequent shows in 1972 and 1976, it's also the first Friars concert on a
Saturday night since 1984 and takes place in the town's brand new 1800
capacity Waterside theatre with support coming from Canvey Island's finest -
on sale this Saturday, 16th April at 11:00, make sure you order early as the
Friars club membership is in excess of 90,000 so demand is sure to be high.
details on this and all other upcoming Hawkwind shows don't forget to visit
the Tour Dates
- Southampton support confirmed
pleased to announce that Huw Lloyd Langton will be supporting Hawkwind at
the Southampton show on the 16th May as well as his previously confirmed
slot at Leamington Spa the night before.
details of these and all other upcoming confirmed Hawkwind shows take a look
at the tour dates page by
Due to the
effects of the earthquake in Japan, we are sorry to advise that for now, the
Hawkwind shows in Tokyo are cancelled. Hopefully new dates for these shows
will be arranged soon. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused and our
thoughts are with the people of Japan at this terrible time.
For more details about refunds etc, please go to the venue website by
- To make our first UK show of the year a little bit extra special we'll be
opening doors at Leamington Spa at 6:00. Running times of the bands still
have to be confirmed but we thought it would allow fans a chance to get into
the venue early enjoy a leisurely drink and generally soak up the
- Another live date confirmed - this time it's Greece!
now confirm that they will be making a welcome return to Greece later this
year, playing a gig at the Athens venue
Gagarin 205 on the 7th May
on this and all other confirmed shows please visit the
tour dates page
- December London show announced
from yesterdays news of 2 new UK shows we can now confirm that Hawkwind will
also be playing London's 02 Empire in Shepherds bush on Saturday 10th
previously mentioned, for more details regarding this and other confirmed
shows, including venue contact details, visit the
tour dates page
- Another couple of UK date for your diary
2 more dates
for UK fans, and anyone wishing to travel :-)
We can now
confirm that Hawkwind will be appearing at Leamington Spa, The Assembly on
the 15th May and the following night, 16th May the band returns once more to
The Brook in Southampton.
As ever more
details regarding these shows, including venue contact details can be found
on the tour dates page
- First UK date for 2011 confirmed
We can now
confirm that Hawkwind will be playing the Princess Pavillion in Falmouth on
Friday 12th August.
details on this and all other upcoming confirmed shows please visit the tour
dates page by clicking
- Hawkwind to play Japan for the first time
read that correctly, in a career now into it's 42nd year we can now announce
that Hawkwind will make their debut in Japan this April.
2 Dates have
been confirmed, on the 9th and 10th April, at the Club Citta venue in
Kawasaki city which is just outside Tokyo, for more details (in Japanese)
- Hawkwind confirmed for Sweden Rock Festival
First off a
happy new year to Hawk fans the world over.
self explanatory this one but for the record we can now confirm that
Hawkwind will be appearing at this years Sweden Rock Festival. The event
takes place between the 8th and 11th June near the town of Solvesborg, for
Stop press -
Hawkwind will be appearing on the 11th June at 21:15
for more announcements and updates in the near future
03.12.10 - Hawkwind
- a message from the road
than never, like many of you, your trusty webmaster has been battling with
the terrible weather conditions that most of the UK is experiencing.,
however the band have asked that I relay the following message -
tour bus"..... So far so good, Hawkwind are on the road. All gigs are on
unless otherwise stated on Hawkwind website. If we can make it so can you!
The Hawks. X
Hawkwind for Hellfest
Hawkwind can now confirm
they will be appearing at France's 3 day Hellfest next year. The event
runs from the 17 - 19 June in the town of Clisson. For more details
visit the festival's website by
clicking here and for all other shows check out the
tour dates page
on this site.
Australian dates for 2011 announced
delighted to announce that Hawkwind will be returning to Australia in March
2011, to play shows in Sydney and Melbourne before moving on to the highly
prestigious Golden Plains festival which features an array of international
Golden Plains is held at the Supernatural Amphitheatre in the town of
Meredith, approximately 90 miles from Melbourne. For more details on the
the tour dates page
for more details on this and the other shows.
See you down
Hello, we're still here!
apologies for the lack of activity on the site over the last couple of
months, a combination of recuperation from Hawkfest, much needed holidays
and other commitments means it's all been a bit quiet here, however with the
December tour fast approaching we'll be spooling up the engines once more so
you can expect more news over the coming days and weeks.
For now we'd
like to officially announce that the support act for all dates on the
upcoming December tour will be The Jokers.
your patience, stay tuned, more transmissions to follow soon
Final calling for all of you coming to Hawkfest
well be the last message before Hawkfest, but then again maybe not, it'll be
worth checking in over the next couple of days just in case.
off, if you've only just purchased your Hawkfest ticket in the last 48 hours
please make sure you read on and pay careful attention -
Those of you
who have recently brought Hawkfest tickets please bring along a print of the
electronic receipt that was sent to your e-mail address on payment together
with your Hawkwind passport. If you do not have a Hawkwind passport at this
time it's imperative that you bring along a completed application form,
here for more details on how to download one. You must also
supply 2 passport sized pictures for the passport can be processed, thank
you for your attention in this matter.
and finally we can also announce that there will be a stall of exclusive
collectable memorabilia from Dave's Brock's own private collection, items on
offer include CD's, Posters and Sci Fi Book.
of whether this turns out to be the last post, pre Hawkfest or not we look
forward to welcoming Hawkfans from far and wide to the site from Friday
morning, see you then
Coming to Hawkfest? this may also be of interest to you
the Isle Of Wight we highly recommend that you pay a visit to the
Dimbola Galleries and Photographic Museum who are staging an
exhibition celebrating the 1970 festival where Hawkwind famously played
outside the perimeter fence, what's more if you show them your Hawkfest
wristband you'll get half price admission!
situated approximately 2 miles from the festival site, just enter the
postcode PO40 9QE into
Google maps and hey presto Dimbola Lodge
will appear before your eye's
2 More bands for Hawkfest
Just a quick
note to say both Spirits Of The Earth and Silo Portem have now been added to
the Hawkfest bill, for details on these and all the other bands scheduled to
play the festival please
Some more Hawkfest news and info
over a week to go it's fair to say things are getting pretty hectic at
is that we can now confirm that Honky Dub and DJ Psy Phi will be performing.
confirmed are the following acts - Gravity Junkie, The Project, Roundhouse
and Welcome To The Machine. These bands are part of a project called "Gig
Club" that is run by Mel Rogers of Tarantism, who will of course also be
appearing next weekend, for more details on Gig Club,
now we can also confirm that there will be open mic sessions taking place on
the bar stage at various times over the weekend, more details to be posted
once things are shored up but anyone wanting to have a go - please
come prepared :-)
for now folks but keep checking in for all the latest up to date Hawkfest
Lets have some ideas for Hawkwind question time
again be hosting Hawkwind question time at this years Hawkfest, so if
there's something you've always wanted to ask but up until now have been
afraid too then now's your chance, submit your question by dropping us an
guarantee that we'll use your question but the more the merrier and if you
don't ask you'll never know!
forward to your submissions
13.08.10 - Hawkfest -
First batch of tickets despatched and a couple more bands added to the bill
Phew, bit of
a headline but self-explanatory at the same time, today the first batch of
Hawkfest tickets were despatched with the rest to follow over the next
couple of days. In the unlikely event of any delay in the postal services do
make sure you bring a print off of your electronic receipt that you would
have received via e-mail when you purchased your tickets.
now, but rest assured there will be further updates shortly, we can now
confirm both Bird Architects and Celtech will be appearing at this years
event. For all the latest information and links to most of the bands
playing, check out the dedicated Hawkfest page by
03.08.10 - Hawkfest -
Exclusive ferry deals announced
up with Wightlink ferries to offer discounted rates on crossings from the
mainland to the Isle Of Wight for the duration of Hawkfest, for more details
Hawkfest - Another 4 bands for Hawfest
these have been on the Hawkfest page for a day of so now, where you'll find
all the very latest news of the event in one place, however if you haven't
looked recently the latest additions to the line up are as follows - Alan J
Bound, Bigtopp, Aurora and Starfighters are now all confirmed.
Hawkfest - 4 More bands added to the bill (yes i know it says 3 on the
homepage but the latest one has just come through!)
We can now
confirm that Flutatious, Gaia, Kolacoca and 70's legends Leaf Hound have all
been confirmed for this years Hawkfest.
the History of Hawkfest that many of you may have already read via Myspace,
but if not it can be viewed by
as more announcements will be following shortly
Hawkfest, some more additions for you
this time, but we can now confirm that the
"Naughty Pixie crew and their 16ft Yurt"
will be making an appearance at Hawkfest together with a selection of
traditional fairground side stall attractions that includes Coconut shy,
Archery, Hoopla, Can game, Ball in the bucket, Juvenile strikers and Swing
additions and confirmations will follow min due course so make sure you
check in on a regular basis
Hawkwind Join Facebook!
long overdue in many peoples eye's but we now have a Facebook page, to visit
honesty this is completely new to us so come and have a look and give us
some guidance on what we should be doing with it! :-)
Oh and one
more thing, Hot Steppers, featuring Captain Rizz added to the Hawkfest bill
FAQ's for Hawkfest added
plenty of you have something you need to find out or clarify regarding this
years Hawkfest, for that reason we've added a frequently asked question page
form your convenience, to view just
find it useful.
it's not too late to get a ticket for this years event, for more details
simply click here.
Girlschool for Hawkfest
Yes you read
it correctly, we can now confirm that the Legendary Girlschool are the
latest band confirmed for Hawkfest.
It's not too
late to get a ticket for this event and for all the information you require
simply click here.
Dave Brock to open new music college
The Academy of Music and
Sound in Exeter will be officially opened by Dave along with the Deputy Lord
Mayor tomorrow evening (Monday).
Admission to this event
is free and for more details visit the following article that appeared in
the local Devon press by
clicking here (ignore the album title :-) )
or visit the venues own site to learn a bit more about them by
Another 3 bands for Hawkfest 2010
We can now
add Tragic Roundabout and Familiar Looking Strangers to this years line up,
both bands proved to be hugely popular with the audience at Hawkfest 2008.
Secondly, we can also confirm that Dick Taylor who you will no doubt be
aware produced Hawkwind's first album some 40 years ago, will be making a
special appearance along with his band, The Hillmans.
As ever look
out for more announcements coming your way in the near future and for all
the current Hawkfest news and details
Even more bands confirmed for Hawkfest 2010
Today we can
confirm that the following -
Tribe Of Cro
Will all be
appearing at Hawkfest 2010, add to this workshop's being conducted by Dave
Brock, Huw Lloyd Langton, Richard Chadwick and Hawkwind's resident dancers
we're sure you'll agree that this years event is shaping up very nicely
looking, more announcements soon........
2 more bands confirmed for Hawkfest 2010
pleased to be able to announce that both Here and Now and the One Eyed
Bishope have now been confirmed for this years event.
For the rest
of the line up and for all Hawkfest information
Hawkwind appear in local Devon press regarding Jason Stuart memorial ( and
an important link! )
and get a few pictures up over the next couple of days but for now here's an
article that's on the local Devon Midweek Herald website, to take a look
Those of you
who missed Dave Brock's appearance on Planet Rock can now listen to the
recorded version simply by,
Dave Brock on Planet Rock Monday evening
the release of the new Hawkwind album Blood Of The Earth on the same day,
band leader Dave Brock will be the special guest on Planet Rock's Nicky
Horne show this coming Monday, the 21st June
To listen in
click here and follow the instructions (
clue - click on the listen here feature in the top left of the page ),
alternatively Planet Rock can be heard on
dab radio, sky 0110,
Virgin Media 924, Freesat 730, just in case you can't tune in via one of
those methods on Monday night the interview should also be available on the
listen again service from Tuesday ( 22 June )
A busy weekend approaches ( and awards show footage )
Not only are
the band appearing at Carnglaze caverns this weekend but Sunday sees the
unveiling of the Jason Stuart memorial Arbour at the Volunteer pub in
Honiton, Devon . As previously mentioned all Hawkwind fans are welcome
to come along and join us for this event and if you are intending to drop by
please be advised that proceeding will begin around 12 o'clock midday with
the official unveiling taking place at approximately 1pm.
details on the Volunteer including full address and links to maps etc please
click here to see footage of the band being
presented with their Mojo maverick award last week.
Carnglaze support announced and Hawkwind are Mojo Mavericks
We can now
announce that our very own Tim Blake will also be playing a solo set at the
upcoming gig at Carnglaze caverns in Cornwall, for more details on this show
picked up their Mojo maverick award at a ceremony in London last night,
presented by former Pulp front man Jarvis Cocker, at the time of
writing pictures and clips are starting to appear on the internet, the
following 2 links are of the most interest -
passport holders should have recieved a message via e-mail over the last few
days. If this was not the case then we need to update our records with your
current e-mail address. To do this just send a short note with the relevant
Latest Hawkfest news
things to update you with -
First off we
can now confirm that both Prime Sinister and the Morris Quinlan Experience
have been added to the bill for this years event.
for now if you are a band who has applied to appear at this years Hawkfest
and have not heard back yet then don't despair, we've been inundated with
applications to play and at present the band are working their way through a
mountain of demo tapes, so please be patient.
reading and don't forget for all the latest Hawkfest news either visit this
page of the official information page for the event that can be accessed by
Hawkfest in a Tipi!
something different and unique for this years Hawkfest? then look no further
as we've teamed up with the appropriately named "Isle Of Wight Tipi's" , for
more information simply
Another band for Hawkfest
We can now
reveal that Mr Quimby's Beard will be playing an exclusive show at this
years Hawkfest, this will be the bands first live appearance in some years.
They join the list of bands set to appear that was announced last night, see
below for more details
more announcements to follow shortly.................
Some Hawkfest news and a general round up
done and dusted it's time to get back to business, so a few snippets of
information that you should find interesting.
First off we
can now announce the first batch of bands confirmed to play this years
Hawkfest are -
(obviously), TOSH, Lloyd Langton Group, Krankschaft, Syren, AOS3, Tarantism
and Headjam. Question time will also make a welcome return this year, more
details nearer the time as to how you can submit a question. Expect further
announcements over the coming days and weeks as we confirm more acts.
never been to a Hawkfest before, here's a link to the 2008 information page
to get an idea of what's in store, to view simply
thing for now, Hawkwind can now confirm that they will be headlining the
Rock Knights Festival in Larzac, France on the 21st August, for more details
on this visit the official website for the event by
reading and be sure to check back regularly visits as more announcements
will follow shortly.
07.05.10 - News updates for the next few days
regular web master is taking (I wont go as far to say well deserved!) break
so any news items will be posted as myspace blogs until I return, to go to
the Hawkwind myspace page simply
have noticed we've been updating furiously over the past few days for this
very reason so hopefully all important information is out there for you,
however do make sure you still make regular visits to the sites for more
06.05.10 - Hawkwind announce major December tour
come via the main page you will have probably already noticed but if not get
over to the tour dates
page where full details of Hawkwind's 2010 December tour have just been
aware that tickets go on sale this coming Monday May 10th.
Hawkwind honoured with Mojo award
If you were
at the HMV gig tonight you'll know this already but we would just like to
confirm that Hawkwind with be the recipients of the Mojo Magazine
Maverick award for this year.
ceremony takes place in June, for more details on the award
On Sunday 20th June, we will be
holding a small reception in Honiton to open the Jason Stuart Memorial
Arbour which is to be placed at the back of the Volunteer pub on the High
Street. It is a place that Jason loved and spent much of his time. Everyone
is welcome to attend to celebrate and remember Jason for the fantastic
character that he was.
As we are playing in Cornwall at
the Carnglaze Caverns the night before, we thought it would be a good day
for the commemoration as many folk will already be in the area.
So come and join us for food,
drink and a smoke in Jay’s arbour as he himself, would have been sure to
Hawkwind - new studio album details revealed
Recordings has announce the signing of legendary space rockers
The original pioneers of space rock return with their eagerly awaited new
album, "Blood Of The Earth",
their first in five years. Produced by the band at state-of-the-art
recording facility Earth Studios, "Blood Of The Earth"
takes the listener on a journey through crushing visceral space rock, doom
driven poetry, whimsical mantras and imagination opera. An example of humans
and machines pulsing in harmony out into the void....
Hawkwind is an English rock band, one of the earliest space rock groups.
Their lyrics favour urban and science fiction themes. They are also a noted
precursor to punk rock and now are considered a link between the hippie and
Formed in early1969 by singer-songwriter and guitarist Dave Brock, Hawkwind
has gone through many incarnations and styles of music. Critic Jim Green
describes their trademark sound as characterized by "that gargantuan and
impenetrable pre-metal/hardcore drone, those great riffs, that inexorable
drive to destinations unknown". Dozens of musicians have worked with the
group; notable fantasy and sciencefiction writer Michael Moorcock
was an occasional collaborator.
will be available in 3 formats -
Deluxe 2 CD
LP (Vinyl Double Album)
02. Blood Of The Earth
05. Inner Visions
06. Sweet Obsession
07. Comfy Chair
09. You'd Better Believe It
11. Starshine (Bonus Track)
02. Blood Of The Earth
04. Green Machine
05. Inner Visions
06. Sweet Obsession
07. Comfy Chair
09. You’d Better Believe It
Disc 2 - (Live)
01. Galactic Angels (Bonus Track)
02. Wraith (Bonus Track)
03. Tide Of The Century (Bonus Track)
04. Magnu (Bonus Track)
05. Levitation (Bonus Track)
06. Long Gone (Bonus Track)
02. Blood Of The Earth
04. Green Machine
05. Inner Visions
06. Sweet Obsession
07. Comfy Chair
09. You’d Better Believe It
12. Sunship (Bonus Track)
29.04.10 - Hawkfest tickets now on sale
pleased to announce that Hawkfest will go ahead on the Isle Of Wight over
the August bank holiday weekend (27th - 29th) , more details regarding the
actual site and what's happening will appear here over the coming weeks
apply for tickets by clicking
here also remember that you need a Hawkwind passport so if you
haven't already done so you can download the relevant paperwork by
forward to seeing plenty of you there in August
24.04.10 - Listen to BBC Radio6 music Sunday evening
title says it all really but just to fill you in a bit more, presenter of
Channel 5 show the Wright Stuff and well known Hawkwind fan Matthew Wright
is taking over as guest presenter on the BBC6 music show Freak Zone the
Sunday at 18:00 UK time, needless to say the fact we are giving it a little
plug here means it'll be worth listening to!
BBC 6 music
is a dab radio station and can be picked up with any decent digital radio,
as well as this you can also access the show via the BBC iplayer either live
on Sunday night or via the listen again facility and finally (phew) there
should also be a podcast to download with highlights of the show, here are a
few links you may find useful -
Click here - For full details and listings
for Sunday's show
Click here - For the Freak Zone home page
(includes listen again facility)
Click here - For the Freak Zone podcast
page (please note this is only edited highlights, duration approximately 25
Look out for
members of Hawkwind making a special appearance at the Progeny 3 event
coming up soon, for more details
Hawkwind to appear at Mojo honours list launch celebrations
We are pleased to announce that Hawkwind will be headlining the Mojo honours
list launch gig at London's HMV store in Oxford street on Tuesday 4th May
This will be a free show.
Additional information , including any ticketing arrangements when we get
them, but for now more details can be found by
Hawkwind to headline second stage at Guilfest 2010
news now and really the headline says it all, well most of it anyway!
We can now
confirm that Hawkwind will be headlining the second stage on the Saturday
night at Guilfest 2010. The festival runs from 16 - 18th July 2010 and for
more details and ticketing information
It is with
heavy heart that we have to let you know, our good friend Carol Clerk passed
away peacefully in her sleep yesterday at 11.45am.
She had been battling breast cancer for over a year. In November she
suffered a stroke and was diagnosed with an additional brain tumour. Over
the weeks the tumour grew and put pressure on her brain.
She was admitted to Wisdom Hospice on Thursday and slept through.
Yesterday morning, with her husband Nigel by her side, she just stopped
breathing and slipped quietly away.
Carol wanted to keep her illness quiet and she suffered in silence for so
long - but now the world needs to know that she is no longer with us.
It was a privilege for us to call Carol our friend, she was a beautiful,
intelligent, funny, woman, a great friend and a talented journalist.
Carol loved Hawkwind and always said that the Hawkwind book was the best she
had ever written.
We felt an affection for Carol which went far beyond that of a purely
After writing the book, we stayed in touch, we met socially and she attended
the last Hawkfest with her family and had a great time
She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Our thoughts are with her husband Nigel and her daughter Eve.
Rest in peace our friend.........
11.03.10 - Hawkfest 2010 information page launched
for the lack of updates recently but we've been busy behind the scenes.
fruits of this activity is our new Hawkfest 2010 information page,
click here to
take a look.
We will be
updating this on a regular basis as and when things are confirmed so make
sure you bookmark the new page and visit frequently, all major announcements
will also be linked from this page.
Hawkwind appear on this months Mojo magazine free cd!
all Hawkwind fans grab yourselves a copy of this months Mojo magazine (dated
March 2010) as the free cover mounted cd features the bands re-working of
Syd Barrett's "Long Gone".
This is a
brand new recording featuring the the bands current line up and was
completed just before the December 2009 tour.
As far as we
are aware the magazine is already in shops and newsagents so should be easy
enough to hold of, but for anyone having problems or for overseas fans then
suggest you take a look at the publications web site that can be accessed by
All dayer tickets to go on sale
As hinted at
in last months end of year round up we can now confirm the the "All Dayer"
mentioned will take place at the Leamington Spa Assembly on Sunday 2nd May.
details to follow but for now tickets are available from the venue's online
ticket outlet that can be accessed by
clicking here and following the appropriate
for more information as and when we get it.........
06.01.10 - Welcome to 2010, some new pictures to get started
have all recovered from the recent festive season and getting back to some
sort of normality.
To get the
new year started we've just posted some more pictures from last months tour,
these were taken at the Sheffield show, to view
24.12.09 - End of year round up
probably seen it on the previous page but if not here's a little message
from the band -
Hawkwind wish you all a
Happy Christmas and a Great New Year!
Thanks to all of you who
attended the recent dates and made them the success that they
were.....Thanks also to Jon for a fine bit of fiddle playing and to
Arthur for opening the shows with style and panache...it was a great
We have more dates
planned for the spring starting with Cardiff St David's Hall on Friday
30th April, Leeds Academy on Sat 1st May plus an all day event being
planned for Sunday 2nd May, more news about that very soon......
We'd also like to thank
all of the Hawkwind crew and extended family for their hard work over
the year. (You know who you are :-)
A couple of other things
click here to watch a recently
conducted interview with Dave Brock outlining plans for next year.
Secondly we've also
added a second set of pictures from the recent tour, this time from last
weeks Wolverhampton gig, to view these
That should conclude
activities for 2009 although do check in as any news will be posted here
first (well along with myspace and the forum) but for now have a great
Christmas and new year and we'll see you all in 2010
22.12.09 - First pictures from December tour now posted
By way of a
little pre Christmas treat we've posted a Gallery of pictures from the
to follow but for now click
here and enjoy!
- Hawkwind nominated inPlanet Rock end of year poll 2009
pleased to announced that Hawkwind have been nominated in not 1 but 2
categories in the aforementioned poll, they are -
Reissue/Box set of the
year - Hawkwind - remasters
Marion has asked me to tell you that we need some more positive thoughts and
prayers for Huw. Unfortunately the doctors are not happy with his kidneys
and if it does not improve in the next month he will have to go back on
dialysis. He is also anaemic and needs to put on weight........So come on
everyone, lets put our minds together and send him some good energy...
The good news is that he says nothing will stop him doing the 9th at the
Brook and it will probably do him good!
I will update you all with any news as I get it.
Thanks, Kris x
- Southampton support announced
pleased to announce that such is his recovery, Huw Lloyd Langton will be
supporting Hawkwind at their warm up date for the upcoming tour at The
Brook, Southampton on the 9th December.
Thanks for reading and hope to see plenty of you here and at the other dates
on the tour, for more details take a look at the
Tour Dates page.
- Monsterous Psychedelic Bubble album launch cancelled
"We have just been told
that Amorphous Androgynous have cancelled their album launch for "A
Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble volume 2" at The Matter @ O2 on October
30, therefore the Hawkwind performance at that event will no longer be
taking place. We apologise on behalf of the organisers to all of our
fans who have purchased tickets for this event, unfortunately it is
beyond our control. Anyone with tickets will receive a full refund from
the organisers. Contact your point of purchase in the first instance.
We are really
sorry about this cancellation and understand the inconvenience and
expense that this may cause. Please direct any enquiries to
In case of
any difficulties in contacting or getting a response from either of
the above please contact us at
and we will do our best to sort out any problems.
Thanks for reading
and once again sorry.......
- Huw out of Hospital!
More great news! Huw has been allowed home from hospital. His kidneys are
stable, he is very weak, but happy to be back. He needs lots of rest and
feeding up.........Marion will be making sure that this is what he gets
Thanks for all the thoughts, prayers, cards and presents......they all had
such a positive effect on Huw that they most certainly helped towards his
More updates when we get them..
- Vote for Hawkwind at the UK Festival awards 2009
Hawkwind have been
nominated in the "Best Headline Performance" category for their
appearance at this years Beautiful Days Festival.
To cast your vote for the band please follow this link -
Thanks in advance
- More Huw news
Some more good news about Huw
I have just spoken to Marion and she has been given the news we have all
been waiting for.......Huw's kidneys have started functioning for
If this continues, its is likely that he will make a full recovery
Although he is not out of danger yet, this is a fantastic step in the right
So keep up your thoughts and prayers, they are definitely helping and giving
both Huw and Marion lots of strength when they need it most..
They both pass on their thanks to you all.
More news when I have it.
- Latest Huw update
We saw Huw yesterday and he
is in good spirits
Although he is not out of the woods yet, he is certainly going in the right
direction and the positiveness that has come from all your messages and
prayers has certainly helped.....
The next few days are going to be crucial, so keep up those positive
thoughts and prayers....
Unfortunately Huw also broke his finger when he was very ill and had it
operated on today.........(It should fully recover and he will be back
playing his guitar as soon as he is able...)
We had a little caption competition at the hospital, but would welcome any
suggestions you have, please post these to either the forum or myspace for
the attached photo
All entries will be passed on to Huw and Marion to judge...
We will keep you updated of any news...
- More news regarding Huw Lloyd Langton
One of our forum members
happens to work at the same hospital where Huw is being treated and has just
posted the following message which you'll no doubt want to read -
Just a quick message from
Marion and Huw to post :
Ah! Thank you. Actually you could post a message from me please.
Yesterday Huw was in a remarkable frame of mind and is being very positive
and philosophical about it all. Quote "look so what if it is dialysis for
rest of my life or a kidney transplant c'est la vie - I can think of a lot
worse things cancer being one of them". So he is back fighting the cause.
Which of course gives me a huge amount of
energy to carry on.
I believe the wonderful prayers, good vibes and support sent out by the
Hawkwind family have given him real courage to fight this. So thank you one
and all and keep sending them up!
- Huw Lloyd Langton very ill
Sadly we need to tell you all that Huw is very ill at the moment due to his
kidneys failing. This is as a result of a recent bout of food poisoning, the
doctors are working to find out more and in the meantime he has been put on
dialysis at The Dorset County Hospital.
Please send all your thoughts, prayers and good vibes to Huw and Marion to
get them through this.
If you would like to send a card, please send it to :-
Huw Lloyd Langton
Prince of Wales Ward
Dorset County Hospital
Dorset DT1 2JY
We will update you of any news as soon as we hear it.
- A couple of things for you
First off some of you may have noticed this on the home page
but it's worth repeating here -
Hawkwind are subject of a 1 hour special entitled "The
Mighty Wind – Hawkwind at 40" that will be aired for the first time on
Planet Rock radio this coming Saturday at 7pm UK time, the show will feature
interviews with both the band and fans recorded at the recent Porchester
Hall gigs and promises to appeal to both the hard core fan as well as those
less familiar with the band, so i doubt that part applies to anyone reading
show will also be repeated on the 17th September (time unknown) and as well
as this it will also feature on the stations media player meaning you will
be able to access it for 7 days after the initial broadcast via the
internet. Planet rock is available on DAB digital radio and the world wide
web, to visit the stations web site
tomorrow, the 8th September marks the first anniversary of the sad passing
of Hawkwind keyboard player Jason Stuart, may we suggest that Hawkfans the
world over take a brief moment during the day to remember him and raise a
glass in his honour whenever and wherever you happen to be.
Thanks for reading
- Amorphous Androgynous album launch party update please read
The eagle eyed amongst you will have noticed that the date of
the Matter @ O2 gig has been put back to the 30th October.
We have literally been informed of this within the last hour so wanted to
let fans know as soon as possible.
Our understanding is that the 30th October is now the preferred date for the
show but is not 100% cast in stone as this announcement is being written, as
soon as we have a definite date this entry will be updated to reflect this,
Apologies for this but please be aware that this is outside the control of
Hawkwind as the band are appearing on someone else's bill and as such have
no influence over their decision to move the date back.
- Hawkwind to play at Amorphous Androgynous album launch party
Hawkwind are due to
appear at the Matter, a club inside the O2 arena complex as part of of an
evening to celebrate the launch of Amorphous Androgynous's new album, the
show is billed as - A Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble Exploding In Your Mind
More news if and when we
got it but please note this is not a full Hawkwind show.
However press attention
around this gig will be massive as it looks like it will be Noel Gallacher's
first appearance on stage since his very public split from the rest of Oasis
at the weekend
- Porchester Hall information
open 2pm on the Friday and 12.00 midday on the Saturday, the show will
finish at 11pm with the hall being cleared by 11.30 both nights
The gift swap is still taking place so please get involved and if possible
spread the word to let others know about it, see the entry for 23.07 for
more information on this
The final line up and running order is still being confirmed, full details
will be available on the day but it is advisable to be there for the whole
Food and drink
be available as soon as doors open
The bar will be well stocked and prices will be comparable to pubs in the
Food on offer will include a selection from
All day breakfast with vegetarian option
Chilli con carne,, both meat and veg
Smoked salmon and scrambled egg
Sausage and mash
Jacket potatoes with various fillings
as well as sandwiches cakes etc (all items subject to availability)
Our aim is to keep the food home-cooked, high quality and at as cheap a
price that we can to make it work,
So rather than go searching around the area for something to eat and drink
why not come straight to us!
Home cooking , reasonable prices, good company. What more could you ask for.
Finally for now we'd also like to bring to your attention that one of out
fans "Jimski has organised a walk around the Notting Hill area taking in the
sights and sounds of the area that relate to Hawkwind and the whole counter
culture movement, he's also produced a fine document to accompany it, which
can be read and downloaded by
look forward to seeing all those attending over the weekend.
- Hawkwind - Press enquiries
Due to the huge interest
shown in Hawkwind holidays since the recent BBC article we have now set up a
dedicated e-mail address for press enquiries, this is -
email@example.com can all media
outlets please make initial contact via this account.
- Hawkwind Holidays - interested?
Anybody who has taken a
look at the BBC online content that was announced in the previous news
update will have no doubt seen the piece on Hawkwind holidays.
This has caused huge
interest in the mainstream media with both national newspapers and radio
stations now giving coverage to this, for further proof tune into radio 2
this afternoon between 5 and 7pm!
To register your interest
in Hawkwind Holidays drop us a line by
clicking here and ask for further details.
You can also take our
online survey by
clicking here. All the data collected here
will help us plan the most suitable holidays for all concerned
14.08.09 - BBC
BBC news have just added
a page that we're sure all Hawkfans will want to see, to view
Anyone who heard the
interview with Mark Radcliffe tonight on Radio 2 will have heard him discuss
an auction to win the rights to film the Porchester Hall shows.
This is going to happen
although primarily it is a commercial venture for companies to bid on,
however that does not stop any wealthy Hawkwind fan from getting involved
Once the auction is up
and running full details will be posted here so keep an eye out.
Porchester Hall news and a couple of other snippets
Those of you who came to
Hawkfest last year will remember Malinkeys restaurant and Chameleon
bars, well the good news is that they will both be at the Porchester
Hall shows providing food and drink all day long...........
As its a party, we
thought it would be a nice idea if as many folk as possible brought a
present wrapped up, nothing expensive, just something you think others
would like, then, when the music stops, everyone will exchange presents
with the person next to them.....
More news soon...
The Birthday Team :-)
Also be aware that Dave
Brock will once again be appearing on BBC Radio2, this time as a guest
on the Radcliffe and Maconie show this Wednesday night, the 29th July,
to visit the shows page
You can also access
Dave's appearance in the one off special "Eye of the telescope"
presented by KT Tunstall via the BBC i Player by simply
Extra production tickets to go on sale for Saturday Porchester Hall show
Please note that 30
production tickets will go on sale this coming Monday, 27th July for the
40th Anniversary show at Porchester Hall on Saturday 29th August, these will
be available through seetickets -
Hope that is of help to
any of you who have not as yet got tickets for this event.
Another date added to December tour
We can now confirm we
will also be playing The Brook in Southampton on the 9th December as part of
our 40th Anniversary Tour, for more details take a look at the
Tour Dates page.
Also don't forget about
Skyfest this weekend, hope to see some of you there :-) again full details
and appropriate links to be found on the
Tour Dates page.
Have just recieved the
following message that might be of interest to any of you intending to come
to the forthcoming Skyfest gig on the 12th July -
Can you please inform anyone who is coming to SkyFest to see Hawkwind that
there will be free camping on Saturday and Sunday night for valid ticket
holders. All they have to do is make a donation of any amount to "The
http://timbersbrook.org.uk/ Anyone who wants to camp must phone Gemma on 07806782697
to reserve a pitch and can make the donation on arrival.
Hawkwind to appear at Green Man Festival
In what is becoming an
increasingly busy summer we can now confirm that Hawkwind will be playing
the Green Man festival in Wales on the 23rd August. as part of 11 hours of
"Space Music", for more details see below or visit the festival's own web
On Sunday night in the
Far Out Tent Amorphous Androgynous will be performing as a
band in their own right as well as curating 11 hours of Monstrous
Psychedelic Bubble cosmic space music. Bands will include legendary
space rockers Hawkwind, beautiful folk from the
mellifluously voiced Alisha Sufit (of 70s MAGIC CARPET fame
), The Yellow Moon Band hot off the space launch pads of
last year’s album 'Travels Into Several Remote Nations Of The World”.
Nick Nicely will enthrall with his colour saturated
universe of psychedelic songs and Cranium Pie will cover
the space-prog end of the MPB spectrum, with Amorphous Androgynous
themselves covering all sonic dimensions in between. On the DJ front expect
to hear a spectrum illuminated by psychedelic, funkoid infused progtronica,
to pagan love vibrations and Indian sitar cover versions. Basically expect
the unexpected to liberate your mind, soul and your feet from Andy
Votel and the Monstrous Psychedelic impresario himself Gaz
Cobain! With lighting by the Bardo States it'll be
an 11 hr visual and sonic feast!
40th Anniversary tour announced for December
Take a look at the
tour dates page
for full details on Hawkwind's forthcoming 40th anniversary tour in
December, looking forward to seeing plenty of you at these shows, tickets
for most venues should be on sale as of today, 1st June
Another festival show announced
Sorry it's been a bit
quiet of late but that certainly hasn't been the case behind the scenes,
however we can now confirm that Hawkwind will be appearing on the Saturday
night at this years
Standon Calling festival, for more details
either check out the Tour
Dates page or the Festivals own site by
A couple of snippets for you
Just a couple of quick
updates, first off we can now confirm that Tarantism will support at the
upcoming St Albans show, next Saturday 9th May, for more details on this and
all confirmed Hawkwind shows take a look at the
Tour Dates page
Finally for now, Dave
Brock was a guest on Radio 6 Liz Kershaw's show yesterday, thanks to the
wonders on modern technology you can listen again via the BBC web site,
click here and follow the links (it's in
the last 20 mins)
Hawkwind announce December London show
Although tickets do not
go on sale until this Friday, 1st May we can now confirm that the band will
play the Shepherds Bush Empire on Sunday 13th December, for more details
check out the
tour dates page.
Vote for Hawkwind in Planet Rocks album art poll
Our friends at
Rock radio are holding a poll to find listeners favourite album
Suggest you take a look
at the following thread on our forum to see how you can help with a bit of
Take a look at the
For Sale page
where one of the bands keyboards is open to offers
Update 20.03.09 - Have
added further details to this page to hopefully answer some of the many
questions we've had regarding this item
Update 06.04.09 - This
item is now sold
We're back, a quick resume of what you may have missed
Ok the web site should
now be fully back up and running just as before. However if in your travels
around it you find anything missing or broken links etc please get in touch
with the details, drop me a line at
firstname.lastname@example.org - thanks.
The timing of this loss
of service was hardly perfect as we had a busy week of announcements but
hopefully you were kept fully up to speed by visiting the
Myspace page, but for those of you who
didn't here's what you missed.
Both nights for the
Porchester Hall 40th anniversary gigs are now sold out.
Next up we can confirm
that Hawkwind will headline the main stage at Beautiful Days festival in
Friday 21st August, for more details and ticketing details check out
And finally if you
haven't checked out the
Hawkwind Myspace page in the last day over
the last day or so you need to asap as a new treat awaits you there!
Thanks for your patience
- onward flies the bird
Web site possible down time
The company that
currently hosts this site is ceasing trading and we are in the process of
changing providers meaning the site will probably be behaving eratically and
will almost certainly be offline for periods over the next few days, rest
assured we will endeavour to have it up and running again as soon as
possible, in an ideal world you won't even notice the change.
In the event of a more
prolonged down time any breaking news will be posted on myspace and the
forum so make sure you check these out.
Thanks for reading
Take yourself (and your ears) over to our Myspace page
Very little to add to
click here and listen in !
New date announced
We are pleased to
announce that Hawkwind will be appearing at the St Albans, Alban Arena on
the 9th May 2009.