Johnny Winter Added To Sweden Rock Festival 2009


December 8, 2008

If there is a living legend today, it would have to be Johnny Winter. The man from Texas who turns 65 on February 23rd is known as music history’s most famous albino, but also and most importantly as one of the most influential blues guitarists in the latter half of the 20th century. Ever since his debut in 1969 he has represented vintage blues – not least his own personal hero Muddy Waters – and sometimes ventured into harder rocking domains, like on his biggest commercial success “Johnny Winter And Live” (1970) with none other than Rick Derringer on second guitar. Winter’s latest album “I’m a Bluesman” (2004) was nominated for a Grammy and proved that “the greatest white blues guitarist of all times” was still a force to be reckoned with. Marked by a tough life, Winter nowadays executes his live performances sitting down – something which does not weaken the intensity of his playing in the least. Do not miss one of blues history’s greatest on his SRF-debut and only Swedish performance this year!

Sweden Rock Festival
Solvesborg 3-4-5-6 juni 2009
23 of 75 bands confirmed – tickets on sale at!

Bands confirmed so far:

Heaven & Hell (UK/US)
In Flames (S)
Dream Theater (US)
Europe (S)
Foreigner (US)
Hammerfall (S)
Motorhead (UK/S)
Johnny Winter Band (US)
Lita Ford (USA)
Uriah Heep (UK)
Marillion (UK)
Amon Amarth (S)
Riot (USA)
Blackfoot (USA)
Soilwork (S)
Forbidden (US)
The Outlaws (USA)
The Tubes (USA)
Bullet (S)
Seventh Wonder (S)
Stormzone (Irl)
Torch (S)
Enforcer (S)

More than 50 bands will be added to the line-up!

More information about all bands confirmed so far, about our tickets and the festival in general can be found on our website,

Special 4-day ticket now available. Buy before January 31 2009. After that the price will go up!

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