When Port Vale made the FRONT page of Melody Maker…

When Port Vale made the FRONT page of Melody Maker…

Yes, it really did happen. Coverage of Port Vale’s only rock concert made the lead headline on one of the country’s leading music magazines. And we have the images to prove it.

What was the Heavy Metal Holocaust?

0382f16ac Ozzy OsbourneIt was the only rock concert to be played at the Vale Park stadium (complaints over noise that day mean any subsequent concerts are highly unlikely).

It took place nearly thirty years ago and featured the likes of Motorhead, Triumph, Mahogany Rush and a certain Ozzy Osbourne (then fronting “The Blizzard of Ozz”).

Want more photos? We have a dedicated section on the concert on our OVF Pictures site

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