Heavy Load reunites and plays Sweden Rock Festival 2018


Sweden's first ever heavy metal band, Heavy Load, will reunite and play at the Sweden Rock Festival next summer! This will be Heavy Load's first concert in Sweden since the summer of 1985!

Heavy Load was formed in the winter of 1974-1975 and their 1978 debut album is generally acknowledged as the starting point of the first wave of Swedish heavy metal. Since disbanding in the mid 80's, the legend of the band has kept growing and today they are known as one of the premier cult acts of the genre.

After years of persuasion attempts made by us at Sweden Rock as well as by many others, Heavy Load are now finally reforming, just in time for the 40th anniversary of their debut album. Their entire album catalogue will be re-released in reversed chronological order, with remastered sound and bonus content, starting with "Stronger Than Evil" (1983) on January 26th. Heavy Load will also be playing a very select few festivals around the world in 2018, among them the Sweden Rock Festival!


Heavy Load will be playing Sweden Rock's second biggest stage, Rock Stage, on Friday evening, June 8th. Original members Ragne and Styrbjörn Wahlquist and Torbjörn Ragnesjö will be accompanied by a new guitarist whose name is yet to be announced - but original guitarist Eddy Malm will also be on stage and the band promises to deliver a bombastic stage production!

1-DAY TICKETS The date is now set. On Thursday January 25th, the 1-day tickets for Sweden Rock Festival 2018 go on sale
Published 16 January 2018 at 13:07
Info about 1-day tickets Right now we're receiving many questions about when the 1-day tickets will go on sale. However, the date for this has not been set yet. As usual, we're planning to release the 1-day tickets when the line-up and schedule are close to finished - so that you can learn which bands play which days before buying your ticket. As soon as we have a date for the ticket release, we will let you know here on the web site and on our facebook, so keep a lookout!
Published 12 January 2018 at 13:19
Another batch of bands confirmed! MESHUGGAH, URIAH HEEP, BUCKCHERRY, BARONESS, COVEN, DESTRUCTION, FOCUS and TORCH are now confirmed for Sweden Rock Festival 2018. Hailing from Umeå, Sweden, Meshuggah, have been pushing the boundaries of what is technically possible within the realms of extreme metal since the early 90's. There intense light show is best enjoyed in darkness, the band will be closing the Friday night festivities, starting right after the Ozzy Osbourne concert. Also confirmed for next year's festival are one of the true giants of 70's hard rock, Uriah Heep, along with Californian rockers Buckcherry, SRF debutants Baroness, 60's occult rock pioneers Coven featuring singer...
Published 19 December 2017 at 18:22


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