About us

“It should only be a small concert for the newcomers …”

The musician couple Renate (Melbourne, Australia) and Steve (New York, USA) Iorio moved to the Hessian community Sinntal-Altengronau in 2017 and were warmly welcomed by the inhabitants of the 1200 soul village. “You can play a little concert,” was the invitation from neighbors. A matter of course and great joy for the newcomers. But why not invite some bands and music lovers from the scene to organize a rocking evening together? So the idea was born! However, the little introductory concert turned into the first rock-metal open air, which was supported by the locals with great enthusiasm. SinnerRock started for the first time in 2018 with already 650 visitors. Steve and Renate like the challenge, so instead of one stage they decided on 2 stages with 12 international bands and solo artists who provide the best atmosphere and unique rock for a day. Headliner in the year of creation, of course “The Vagrants” with front woman and rock star Renate Iorio. An unbelievable success for organizers and the small community of Altengronau. Many volunteers support the project and it was clear that it should not have been the only SinnerRock. A music festival for rock and metal fans who can look forward to young and international newcomer bands. Well-known acts, exclusive artists and underground heroes find a platform on two stages. They perform their own songs in a personal style, with which they shake the rural area in the geographically nameless triangle between Rhön, Vogelsberg and Spessart. An open air by and for scene fans! “We are very proud of our idyllic village in the sense of being able to create such a level of awareness and to be an integral part of the summer open-air map”, say Renate and Steve Iorio. The visitors and fans of SinnerRock can be curious what the crew will think of for the next few years. Hard guitar sounds and unique voices are promised again.

We hope that you will all support us in this exciting event

Steve Iorio

Steve is the lead guitarist and songwriter for The Vagrants and plays over 1000 shows in 13 different countries.

Steve taught contract law, copyright law, and publishing law at university. He is also an accomplished guitarist who has traveled around the world for the past 30 years.

Steve has developed and organized many festivals and fundraisers in Australia and Europe.

Steve and Renate now live in Germany and concentrate on the potential and development of SinnerRock.

Renate Iorio

Renate is the lead singer of The Vagrants, who have toured 13 countries and played more than 1000 shows.

She has also been running her own import and wholesale business in Australia for 15 years and is also the logistics coordinator for her band’s international tours.

Renate is a skilled designer who creates websites, logos and product brands for clients all over the world.

Renate and Steve now live in Germany and are also concentrating on the potential and development of SinnerRock.