Another seven acts for the Sweden Rock Festival confirmed!
We are happy to announce another seven acts for this summer's Sweden Rock Festival.
Ace Frehley is best known as the original solo guitarist in Kiss. These days, his focus is on his solo career and his latest album "Space Invader" (2014) marked his first Swedish album chart entry as a solo artist. On June 6th he will be back at the Sweden Rock Festival!
The Brits in The Darkness made a big splash with their amazingly energetic performance at the 2012 edition of the Sweden Rock Festival, so we are very happy to have them back. The timing is perfect too, with a new album coming out on May 20th.
Expect some bonecrushingly hard, yet progressive grooves when Gojira roll into Sölvesborg for the first time. These Frenchies rank among the leaders of extreme metal at the moment and should absolutely not be missed if you are into groups like Meshuggah and Tool, or, for that matter, Metallica and Death.
The classic heavy metal band Riot was formed as early as in 1975. Unfortunately, the group's founder, Mark Reale, died in 2012, but the band has opted to continue under the name Riot V under guidance of bassist Don Van Stavern (who wrote most of the classics "Thundersteel" and "Privilege of power") and guitarist Mike Flyntz. We saw the new line-up perform last summer and can assure you that it is absolutely amazing!
The power metal genre has been in a bit of a rut in the last few years, but Gloryhammer is one new band that keeps the fire burning. If you are into dragons, swords, double bass drumming, falsetto vocals and epic choruses, this is definitely the band for you.
Swedish band Portrait count among the spearheads of the new wave of traditional metal. They are strongly influenced by Mercyful Fate and the cover of the super obscure Judas Priest song "Mother Sun" has been praised by Judas Priest themselves.
If you are following the TV series "Sons of anarchy", you will already have heard the rare mix of country, hard rock and blues made by "one man band" Scott H Biram. If not, it is about time you discover his music!
Earlier this week we also announced Spike's Free House. The Quierboys frontman Spike will bring Simon Kirke and Andy Fraser from free and a few more guest artists to celebrate Scottish rock legend Frankie Miller. You can also expect some classic Free-songs!
The Sweden Rock Festival is held in Sölvesborg on 3-6 June. A total of around 90 acts will be playing on 5 stages. The three- and four day tickets are available.
Band competiton 2015: Final result!
Out of almost 2000 bands and two voting rounds the result in our band competition 2015 are:
3. FRANTIC AMBER
We give our wild card to: KEY MAN HAWK
All four bands will play Sweden Rock Festival 2015.
More information and presentations of the four bands will be up next week!
We would like to thank all bands that participated!
The last booking for our opening day, June 3rd, confirmed!
Swedish progressive death metal band Morbus Chron is the last booking confirmed for our opening day on Wednesday, June 3rd.
This means that the following bands will play this day: D-A-D, Evergrey, The Quireboys, Hell, Jon English, Lillasyster, Electric Mary, Hazy/Dizzy, Morbus Chron and The Order Of Israfel. One of the four band competition winners will be added to the Wednesday line-up.
The 4-day ticket is just 200 SEK more than the 3-day ticket, so you get a lot of great bands and another great festival day at Sweden Rock for a small extra cost. But you need to hurry - the number of Wednesday visitors is limited to 13 000 and more than half the 4-day tickets have already been sold, so if you want the full Sweden Rock Festival experience it is time to get your ticket!
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Winners of the signed guitars
FREAK KITCHEN (Instead of the Masterplan guitar that was marked wrong on the box. Sorry about this)
Another 19 acts confirmed for the Sweden Rock Festival!
We at the Sweden Rock Festival are happy to announce another 19 acts that have been confirmed for next year's Sweden Rock Festival, which will take place in Sölvesborg in southern Sweden June 3rd to 6th.
Def Leppard are returning to Sweden Rock after seven years, and this time their setlist will be completely focused on their best known tracks. And considering that these Brits are one of the best-selling hard rock bands of all time, there are plenty of hits to choose from.
Five Finger Death Punch made a big impression on the main stage audience at Sweden Rock 2013 and have been one of the most requested acts since then. Now they will be back for what will be their only Swedish show next summer.
Meshuggah are making their long overdue Sweden Rock debut, Opeth will play their only Swedish concert next summer at Sweden Rock, Airbourne and Manfred Mann's Earth Band are making much anticipated comebacks and Exodus will arrive with legendary vocalist Steve Souza back by the microphone. Evergrey will be playing twice - an electric show on the Wednesday and an aoustic set two days later.
Jon English got plenty of attention and acknowledgement when his last Sweden Rock appearance was broadcast on national Swedish radio. This summer he returns for a more intimate performance at a smaller stage. Kaipa was one of the leading Swedish progressive acts in the 70's - for Sweden Rock, their classic line-up is reforming to play the group's early material under the name Kaipa Da Capo. The Swiss band Samael will be performing their classic black/industrial metal hybrid "Ceremony of Opposites" in its entirety.
Also added to the festival line-up are Lillasyster, Mad Max, Tony Carey, Avatar, Electric Mary, Battle Beast, Hazy/Dizzy and The Order Of Israfel.
In October, it was announced that, among several others, Mötley Crüe, Judas Priest, Toto, Backyard Babies,HammerFall, D-A-D and Dark Tranquillity will be performing at next year's Sweden Rock Festival.
For the full list of confirmed acts and biographies on all of them, please visit www.swedenrock.com. Another 50 acts will be announced during this winter.
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4-day tickets to Sweden Rock 2015 sold out!
Wow! It seems noone wants to miss Sweden Rock this summer! The demand for tickets has has never been this massive and the 4-day tickets sold out faster than ever before!
We still have a few 4-day VIP tickets left and of course the regular 3-day tickets.
On Monday at 0900 CET we will release the 1-day tickets.
Click here for confirmed dates for some of the announced bands and also information about how many acts we still have to announce!
Another 5 acts confirmed for the Sweden Rock Festival 2015!
Another five acts have been confirmed for next year's Sweden Rock Festival:
Finnish metal band Children Of Bodom have not played in Sölvesborg since 2004, so it is about time for a return appearance by ace guitarist Alexi Laiho and his cohorts. The concert will be their only in Sweden next year.
The legendary funk rock band Mother's Finest played a fantastic show at the 2010 edition of the festival, but a big part of our audience missed it due to heavy rain. Now they will get another chance.
ELP, or Emerson, Lake & Palmer, is one of the biggest names in progressive rock history. Carl Palmer keeps the groups music alive with his Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy. We saw one of their shows recently and were so overwhelmed that we simply had to book them.
Hard, doomy and gloomy goth metal will be on the menu when My Dying Bride, who have had a big part in shaping the genre since the early 90's, come to Sölvesborg for the first time.
Beastmilk was formed in 2010 and gained cult status already as a demo act. Now they are one of the most talked about new rock bands in the world, and their sound has been compared to acts ranging from Roky Erickson to Misfits, Killing Joke, Joy Division and The Devil's Blood. If you have not discovered them yet, now is the time!
Previously, 49 other acts have been announced, among them are Mötley Crüe, Def Leppard, Judas Priest, Slash, Toto and Backyard Babies. A full list and additional information about all the acts can be found on our web site. Another 35 acts are still to be announced.
Limited edition tickets sold out!
The 5000 limited edition 3- and 4-day tickets, which included either a T-shirt or a Sweden Rock Magazine subscription, are now completely sold out. Regular 3- and 4-day tickets are now available. 1-day tickets will be released in the spring.