By late 2016, the pair had a number of connections and so, when Iron Maiden announced the UK leg of their “The Book Of Souls Tour” for May 2017, Burr Fest was born!
What started out as a bit of a dream, became a reality on 26th May 2017, with the very first Burr Fest. To say that the response was overwhelming, would be a major understatement! We went from not knowing if anyone would be bothered, to having to turn people away, before being able to expand the capacity slightly.
Every band gave it their all, and we had 6 ex-members of Iron Maiden in attendance, along with 2 former crew members, and Clive’s partner, Mimi.
Straight after their sets, we had two bands asking if they could return in 2018, and fans asking when the next event would take place.
Now, in 2019, there have been 3 annual Burr Fest events, and plans are WELL underway for a number of events in 2020!!!