If you are new to LOTRO or haven’t had the privilege to attend Weatherstock in previous years, mark this on your calendar! This is not an event to miss!
There are nine talented bands from around the LOTRO universe, including bands from Crickhollow, Landroval, and even the EU’s Laurelin.
Each will play a set and work up to a crescendo with the BATTLE OF THE BANDS! During the battle, all bands will play simultaneously and concert-goers will vote with their feet by standing with their favorite. The band with the most supporters wins the prize of nearly 100G!
Along the way, the Light in the Dark prize will be awarded to the band that gets the most Hope Tokens raised (conveniently supplied by event vendors–look for the hobbits in the tophats!) Oh, and don’t eat the brown lembas…
|Date:||Saturday, June 18th, 2011|
|Time:||Starts 4pm EDT and will continue until the parties die down|
|Where:||Weathertop, Lone-lands, Landroval Server|
The complete schedule of events is available on the lorebook it also includes some tips on reducing lag, rules for behavior at weatherstock and other events and features.
Weatherstock 2011 Schedule
|4:20||The Hobbiton Philharmonic|
|4:40||Symphonious (from Crickhollow)|
|5:00||The Green Hill Music Society|
|5:20||The Eriador Music Society|
|5:40||The Shades (Laurelin)|
|6:00||The Songburrow Strollers (Laurelin)|
|6:20||The Breakfast Club (Crickhollow)|
|6:40||The Blackheart Pirates|
|7:00||The Ingolemo Experience|
|7:20||Battle of the Bands|
|7:40||Awards and Closing Ceremonies|
Each of the nine performing bands will have a 3 song/12 minute time slot to perform. In addition, each band may return to the stage for an encore if the audience reaction is favorable enough.
Bring your hope tokens! If you are particularly enjoying the performing band, toss up a hope token to cast your vote for the “Light in the Darkness” contest (details below).
No worries if you forget to pick up hope tokens as Lonely Mountain Band will have vendors on hand offering these as well as pipeweed and ale on a (in-game currency) donation basis.
Battle of the Bands
We will be pitting 9 of the best bands in all Middle Earth against one another! There will be 3 prizes awarded:
Light in the Darkness
This prize will be presented to the band who inspires the most participants to raise “hope” tokens immediately after their performance. Hope tokens are available from our vendors in the gold outfits.
Lonely Mountain Cup
The Lonely Mountain Cup will be awarded to the band judged winner by the Lonely Mountain Band.
Free People’s Choice
This is the most coveted prize, as the free peoples of Eriador will elect a winner at the end of the concert. All bands will return for a final number, while the free peoples show their preferences by standing with the band they prefer.
The Freakout Zone will be a quiet place for players to calm down after the craziness of our concert. The location of the Freakout Zone is in the small encampment near the waterfall at the sourthern flank of Weathertop. Casual bands and soloists are encouraged to come and play soothing music to our frazzled guests.
Weatherstock 2011 Live Coverage
Fear your computer will not be able to handle the mass hysteria that is Weatherstock? Well you can retreat to the safety of a freakout zone and tune into CSTM as we broadcast Weatherstock live!
Details of where to tune in will follow but we plan to cover the entire event and there also be several broadcasts of live video for the event as well!