Rock City To House Ashes of Lemmy From Motorhead in New Statue

Words: Glen Parver
Photos: Robert John
Thursday 14 March 2024
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Rock City and the Derbyshire-based Bloodstock festival have announced that the legendary, late, great Lemmy Kilmister will be memorialised with a new bust containing his ashes appearing at both venues...

Lemmy. Credit Photo Robert John

This project, led by Bloodstock Festival, sees them commissioning a bust of Lemmy to incorporate the ashes. Fans will be able to view the installation and pay tribute to Lemmy and his legacy in the RAM Gallery on the festival site.

Once the festival, which takes place between 8-11 August, is over the bust of Lemmy will move to our very own Rock City, where fans will have access to view the ashes all year round. With 10 Motorhead shows having taken place at the legendary venue over the years, the venue is honoured to be paying tribute to one of the figureheads of rock history.

A statement from Rock City said: “We are honoured to house the Lemmy Bust and we can’t wait to have fans from all over the world be able to pay their respects to one of the gods of rock inside our venue walls.Tying in such a figurehead of rock with our venue’s history is fitting and we’re delighted the Bloodstock team asked us to give a home to the Lemmy bust between his annual pilgrimage back to their festival each year.”

The Lemmy bust will return each and every year to its primary home on the hallowed turf of Bloodstock at Catton Park. Motörhead’s manager, Todd Singerman comments: “Bloodstock has always been a special place for Motörhead and for Lemmy. The people and the energy matched Lemmy’s values perfectly. This is definitely a fitting honour in the continuing series of enshrinements of Lemmy’s ashes in his most loved places.”

Other recent places that Lemmy's ashes have been scattered include Germany ’s Wacken Open Air Festival and they've also been put in bullets and tattooes. 

Bloodstock Festival takes place between 8-11 August at Catton Park, Derbyshire. Acts playing this year include Opeth, Architects, Amon Amarth, Clutch, Whitechapel, Flogging Molly and Deicide.

Rock City website

Bloodstock website

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