Rockingham Entertainment


19, 20, 21 October 2018 - Nottingham Trent University, UK

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


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2018 Lineup

First bands announced 24 February exclusively live on ARfm's Steve Price Rock Show

2018 Info

Tickets, Hotel Packages & VIP Information


VIP Hotel Packages & Early Bird Tickets

The Ultimate Rockingham VIP Package from £499

This will be the best experience possible. We are going to offer you the chance to party with everyone during the 2018 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 after closing time, as well as all the facilities the hotel has to offer. 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. Room options include Doubles, Twins & Single.

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. 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 VIP area is generally where the bands will hang out during the weekend. 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: Free t-shirt, laminate with lanyard and goody bag.

THE PRICE: Packages are available for three or four nights, in either single, twin or double rooms. Prices start from £499

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.

The Strathdon Hotel Room and Ticket Packages from £290

This is a great alternative to the Crown Plaza, with options of rooms and tickets to choose from

Here's what you'll get...

THE HOTEL: Includes 3 nights accommodation at the Strathdon Hotel, which is 100m from the Crown Plaza. You'll get full buffet breakfast each morning, as well as all the facilities the hotel has to offer. The hotel is superbly positioned, just down the road from the Crown Plaza, and the venue is a short walk away. Room options include Mini Doubles, Full Doubles, Twins & Single.

THE SHOW: Comes with a choice of VIP Weekend Tickets or General Admission Weekend Tickets.

Early Bird VIP Weekend Tickets £199

Your VIP Weekend 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.

Early Bird Weekend Tickets £140

Weekend Tickets give you access to the main show area (The Level) in the venue.


More ticket options coming soon...

Spread The Cost

All Hotel Packages and Ticket Only options are available on easy payment terms, which involves a deposit, followed by four monthly payments. You can find out more here.

Note - All bookings are subject to a 45p plus 2.5% non-refundable booking fee imposed by our merchant services provider. Your printed e-ticket will be exchanged for an appropriate wristband on the day.

General Info:

Age 14 and over
All under 18's must be accompanied by an adult
No alcohol to be brought into the premises

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

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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

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 1000 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 capacity for 200 people. 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.




Rockingham Festival 2017

"...slices of humble pie to all the naysayers that said Vince Neil wouldn't show, would be crap, didn't deserve to play etc. He blew the roof off. This was like watching the Crue in a small club only with a better Mick Mars, a better Nikki Sixx and a most definitely better Tommy Lee. This was gold and then some...." - Rob Evans - AOR Underground/Powerplay Magazine

"...the third year of Rockingham Festival , the natural successor to the much loved Firefest in its autumnal Nottingham position, it really felt as if the festival came of age...the best Rockingham yet" - Get Ready To Rock

"...once again a great weekend, superbly well organized and filled with friendship and surprises...2017 is gonna be a hard year to follow!" - Uber Rock

"...Besides the phenomenal bands which filled the bill and the friendly atmosphere, I have to say how well organised and run the event was. Everyone wearing an item of clothing emblazoned with 'Crew' was seen working their socks off, and forever had a smile on their face - a true credit to the festival. Everything ran like clockwork, and it was a pleasure to attend...." - Denim & Blether




Rockingham Festival 2016

"...It was the perfect end to the festival to witness a true great of AOR...the standard of acts at Rockingham this year was almost uniformly high, providing a memorable experience. In the final analysis the second year of the festival and first in a new venue had to be counted as a success, and it looks as if solid foundations have been laid for the long term..." - Get Ready To Rock

"...a second Rockingham festival, although in a new location...some of the bands announced were the kind of acts that I couldn't have dreamed of seeing, major surprises..." - Rock United

"...Delivered at short notice, the second Rockingham festival proved to be a wonderful weekend of fabulous music...this was a great festival..." - Powerplay Magazine

"...undoubtedly one of the highlights of the melodic rock calendar..." - Screaming Guitars




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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