Rockingham Entertainment


20, 21, 22 October 2017 Nottingham Trent University, UK

Three days of the finest melodic hard rock from around the world




2017 Lineup

Line Up Announcements Begin Early 2017

The Venue


The Level at Nottingham Trent University  
The Level at Nottingham Trent University  
The Level at Nottingham Trent University  
The Level at Nottingham Trent University  
The Landing at Nottingham Trent University  
The Landing at Nottingham Trent University  


Nottingham Trent University

Nottingham Trent University, The Students Union Building, Shakespeare Street, Nottingham, NG1 4GH

With full disabled access, multiple bars, catering and rest areas, this venue and its facilities are ideal for a full weekend of socialising and entertainment.

The Level - Main Hall
This is where all of the on-stage action happens, a newly refurbished venue space with capacity for 1200 people. Two very accommodating large bars, a box office and cloakroom if required, as well as disabled access and toilets.

The Landing - VIP Area
This is an L shaped balcony bar that overlooks The Level venue below. With a fully stocked bar and kitchen diner, as well as an assortment of tables, chairs and booths. This venue has its own entrance from Shakespeare Street and has full audio, visual and lighting facilities to enhance your experience.


Tickets and VIP Information

VIP Hotel Packages & Early Bird Tickets on sale 10th December 2016

The Ultimate Rockingham VIP Package

This will be the best experience possible. We are going to offer you the chance to party with everyone during the 2017 show weekend. This includes bands, crew, organisers, special guests, and maybe a few surprise faces. If this sounds like your kind of weekend, then the Ultimate VIP packages are designed especially for you.

Here's what you'll get...

THE HOTEL: Includes accommodation at the Official Festival Hotel, the 4 star Crowne Plaza in Nottingham, including buffet breakfast each morning. It entitles you access to the hotel main bar, which is off limits to everyone except residents, as well as all the facilities the hotel has to offer. As the hotel will be almost fully occupied by Rockingham bands, crew, staff and VIPs, there's little chance of staying here without this experience. The hotel is superbly positioned, with the centre of Nottingham just a short walk away, and 5 minutes walk to the venue - the ultimate in comfort and accessibility. The rooms are twins only, giving you the flexibility to share with either your mate, or your partner.

THE SHOW: The Ultimate VIP Packages are designed to get you up close to the action, with your VIP ticket to the show included. This will permit you access to the VIP area (The Landing) in the venue, where you never know who you might bump into. It does not entitle you to a personal meet and greet, but it gives you the comfort of the spacious balcony and bars, from which to gain a vantage point to watch the action on stage. There is also ample seating for you to relax. The Ultimate VIP Packages combine your accommodation and your show tickets with VIP access into one, allowing you to experience Rockingham the ultimate way.

THE EXTRAS: Exclusive VIP t-shirt, laminate with lanyard, and loads of other free stuff!

All Ultimate Rockingham VIP guests will have a dedicated e-mail contact in the time leading up to the show, to answer any queries you may have.

There are a strictly limited number of these packages available due to the amount of rooms available in the Festival Hotel.

VIP Day & Weekend Tickets

Your VIP ticket allows ease of movement throughout the venue, including access to the VIP Balcony and bars, where you can hang out and watch the show, and rub shoulders with - well - anyone really - you really never know who is going to be there rocking out beside you. There are a limited number of VIP Tickets available. ONCE THEY ARE GONE THEY ARE GONE.

General Admission Day & Weekend Tickets

General admission Day and Weekend Tickets. You get full access to the main show area (The Level) in the venue.

General Info:

No under 18s
No alcohol to be brought into the premises

Doors open 16:30 Friday, 12.00 Saturday, 12:00 Sunday

Getting to Rockingham

Nottingham Trent University, The Students Union Building, Shakespeare Street, Nottingham, NG1 4GH

Getting here by car:

From North exit M1 at Junction 25. Follow A52 to city centre and look for signs posts to the Nottingham Trent University. From M1 Junction 26. Follow A610 into city centre, look for signs for Nottingham Trent University. All other routes, head for city centre and follow the tourist signs to Nottingham Trent University.


NCP Car Park on Wollaton Street next to Royal Crowne Plaza Hotel
Open 24 hours Monday to Sunday
(Behind the Royal Crowne Plaza Hotel)

Talbot Street Car Park - Stanley Place
Open 6am to 1am Monday to Sunday
(Next to the Welbeck Hotel)

Trinity Square Car Park - North Church Street
Open 24 hours Monday to Sunday

Getting here by train:

The nearest station is Nottingham Station, Carrington Road, NG2 3AQ. To reach Nottingham Trent University, you can take a tram directly from the station - Station Street Terminus to NTU (4 stops away), or it is approximately a 15-20 minute walk. Head right out of the station and walk towards the Broadmarsh Centre. Continue straight up Listergate, on to Albert street and across the Market Square. Cross the Square to Market Street and head up towards the Royal Concert Hall. Nottingham Trent University is towards the back of the Concert Hall on Shakespeare Street.

For more information visit East Midlands Trains

Getting here by bus:

The nearest bus station is Victoria Centre:
Victoria Bus Station
York Street

There are no public buses that stop outside the venue, but it's a short walk from the bus station. See here for route.
For more information visit Nottingham City Transport

Getting here by tram:

The nearest tram stop is Nottingham Trent University tram stop - directly outside the venue:
Shakespeare Street

For more information visit Nottingham Express Transit

Local airports:

East Midlands Airport (15 miles from Nottingham Trent University)
Bus service from East Midlands Airport

Birmingham Airport (50 miles from Nottingham Trent University)

If you need a Taxi during your stay try DG Cars

Local Accommodation

These hotels are within a ten minute walk from Nottingham Trent University, we also recommend Trivago.

Crowne Plaza Hotel, Ramada Hotel, Roomzzz Aparthotel, Premier Inn, Hilton Hotel, Park Plaza Hotel, Travelodge




Rockingham Festival 2015

"...a memorable weekend of a variety of melodic rock, old and new, with some performances that will not be forgotten in a hurry. Any sceptics who chose to stay away missed out and with a healthy turnout, hopefully foundations have been put in place for the future and Rockingham Festival will continue to be a regular gathering of like-minded music fans and a must-see event in the future festival calendar..." - Get Ready To Rock

"The event brought together a good spectrum of acts from across the melodic rock genre, with something to cater for most, if not all tastes, among its target demographic, and it was extremely well-organized, especially in terms of the efficiency of the crews working on the stage turnarounds..." - PlanetMosh

"...the weekend was a massive success. Everyone from the security to the bar staff were courteous and polite. The change-over time between bands was kept to a bare minimal with little or no issues. The sound from the majority of the bands was great with no hiccups..." - My Global Mind

"Rockingham was well run and ultimately a weekend filled with great craic with good friends and lots of (largely) great music. I'm sure Team PlanetMosh won't be the only ones looking forward to it returning for a second year..." - PlanetMosh

"With all that in mind I can't wait for next year. Rockingham is not Firefest and is not meant to be. What it is is the beginning of another great melodic rock festival..." - My Global Mind

"...the first ever Rockingham proving, by and large, a major success..." - PlanetMosh

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