Money For Nothing! Have you got a Rock Icon stashed away?


HeavyCon – the world’s largest rock and metal fan convention, announces the first Antiques Rock Show, in partnership with Bonhams auctioneers.

The Antiques Rock Show will be a unique service and opportunity for HeavyCon visitors to have their prized rock memorabilia valued by professionals from prestigious auctioneers Bonhams. If happy with the expert’s appraisal of your Rock memorabilia you will have the option to consign it to a Bonhams auction in December.

Bonhams is the only global auction house to hold dedicated Entertainment Memorabilia auctions in the UK and USA. Their experience in the field has led to exceptional prices for artists such as The Grateful Dead, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Queen, The Clash, The Cure and many more.

“We are very excited to attend this year’s Heavycon. We hope to see a plethora of highly treasured Rock Memorabilia, and anticipate much will be offered in a Bonhams auction.”

Katherine Schofield, Head of Entertainment Memorabilia

HeavyCon takes place at Birmingham NEC on 30th September – 2nd October.

Tickets are available at

HeavyCon visitors are encouraged to dust off anything they think might have some value – signed memorabilia, vintage clothing, pre-owned rock star kit – and bring it along for an on-the-spot valuation. You could be sitting on a small fortune…

A recent Bonhams entertainment memorabilia auction saw various rock pieces fetch thousands of pounds, including a 100% sale rate for guitar legend Gary Moore’s Collection of guitars & amps (£140,000), Freddie Mercury’s lyric handbook (£62,500), Sex Pistols promo materials (£1,625). The demand for a piece of rock history, big or small, in today’s collector’s market is high, and with Bonhams on site to give expert advice and guidance, HeavyCon visitors could unearth some serious treasure.

About HeavyCon

HeavyCon is a new platform where artists can connect with their audience, and fans can interact with their heroes outside of a live performance situation, with a chance to get their hands on some exclusive merchandise and a ton of other cool content to mix with bands and brands.

The event comprises four main elements: The Exhibition hall (where you can shop at 150 stalls, see cars owned by Queen and Led Zeppelin and visit our exclusive Motörhead Museum); the HeavyCon Stage where we’ll be hosting Q&As with the great and good of rock and metal today; The Signing Hall where you can get up close and personal for photos and autographs; plus a number of breakout rooms hosting HeavySessions of music master classes, discussions and talks.

Confirmed so far are appearances from Gene Simmons, GWAR, Abbath, The Answer, Steven Wilson and War Of The Worlds’ creator Jeff Wayne as guests in a series of exclusive HeavyCon Q&A sessions. One day tickets start at £25.