Alton Towers Resort have revealed details of their Festival of Thrills event, a celebration of the resort’s iconic rollercoasters.

With a season full of “thrilliant” events planned, including the returning Mardi Gras, Oktoberfest, Scarefest, Fireworks and Christmas, Festival of Thrills is the first of a strong line up of celebrations that will takeover the resort this year.

Billed as a “celebration of the big seven rollercoasters as they reawaken this spring”, the attractions will come to life by featuring an appropriately themed live music act adjacent to the relevant attraction. With stages currently being constructed in each area, the artists will play from 12pm each day, and feature a variety of genres including pop rock, drum and bass, gothic, classical and grunge, to suit all tastes.

Chris Carter, Events and Entertainments Director at Alton Towers Resort said:

This year we plan to host a series of thrilliant events which will provide fun and thrills for families and thrill-seekers throughout the season like never before.

We are really excited to kick off the 2022 season with a brand-new event for our guests. Festival of Thrills will be a thrilliant celebration of our awesome world-class rollercoasters, with a host of fantastic live music which will represent the personality and iconic backstories of the rides.

The bands include:

The Smiler
Join the Ministry of Joy as they introduce a brand new band in their latest experiment to beat you into submission. Prepare for the all-controlling live dance band HYPERHAUS that will marmalise your mind!

The Oblivion Army are introducing a brand new drum and bass DJ, DJ Sidor in an attempt to push candidates to their mental and physical limits.

Don’t forget about the monster that resides in Forbidden Valley as it has been getting more and more restless over the past few years. Join the grunge rock band LUNAFALL as they aim to keep the beast tamed with music from another dimension.

Join the intergalactic crew at Galactica who present their brand new electro-pop princess StacÆ 3. Prepare to be launched into Galaxies across space and time!

Wicker Man
Feed the flames with Indie folk-rock band The Rituals, who will perform alongside folk duo Mia and the Moon.

Go go go! It’ll be 80’s rock sounds courtesy of GLOW.

Gothic Strings will bring a ‘pop classical crossover’ to the Dark Forest.

Festival of Thrills will take place from 4th April – 6th May, with the park open until 6pm on select days.

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