Sweden Rock Festival Confirms First 22 Bands


November 24, 2008

Sweden Rock Festival – Solvesborg 3-4-5-6 June 2009

22 of 75 bands confirmed – tickets on sale now at www.swedenrock.com!

Saturday evening, during the Sweden Rock Kick Off party in Stockholm, the first 22 bands confirmed for the 2009 edition of the Sweden Rock Festival were announced. At the same time, limited edition 4-day tickets were released. These tickets will only be available until January 31st and the price is the same as last year: 1990 SEK plus advance fee. 1-day, 3-day and regular 4-day tickets will be on sale from February 1st.

In other news for next years festival, is that the Rock Stage sound system will be upgraded to Festival Stage standards, the number of water closets on the festival ground will be increased by 50 percent, and an extended collaboration with Visit Blekinge will provide visitors better service for booking accommodation and ground travel.

Bands confirmed so far:

In Flames (S) – Will bring the biggest stage production in the bands history and perform a “special” setlist. Additional surprises are to be expected. This will be the bands only show in Sweden next summer.

Heaven & Hell (UK/US) – Black Sabbath with Ronnie James Dio on vocals. The first Black Sabbath studio album in 14 years will be released in March – under the name Heaven & Hell to avoid confusion with the still active Ozzy Osbourne fronted version of the band. This will be their only show in Sweden.

Dream Theater (US) – The prog metal masters have decided to start the European tour at Sweden Rock Festival. This will be their only show in Scandinavia in 2009.

Europe (S) – The most successful rock band in Swedish history. Headlined SRF 2004. Will release a new album in May.

Foreigner (US) – Have sold more than 50 million records but only played in Sweden once before, in 1991. This will be their only show in Sweden in 2009.

Hammerfall (S) – The new line-up featuring original bass player Fredrik Larsson and Poodles/Talisman/Great King Rat axeman Pontus Norgren will bring a super sized stage show, exclusive to Sweden Rock Festival!

Motorhead (UK/S) – The Sweden Rock Festival “house band” are once again bringing their full stage show including the “Bomber” plane ligting rig.

Lita Ford (USA) – She put her career on ice in 1997, but now she is back! This will be her only show in Scandinavia.

Uriah Heep (UK) – Recently released their first studio album in ten years.

Marillion (UK) – The only show in Scandinavia in 2009.

Amon Amarth (S)

Riot (USA) – The “Thundersteel” and “Privilige of Power” line-up reunited, exlusively for Sweden Rock Festival!

Blackfoot (USA) – The only show in Sweden this summer.

Soilwork (S)

Forbidden (US) – The only show in Sweden.

The Outlaws (USA) – The only show in Scandinavia.

The Tubes (USA) – The only show in Scandinavia.

Bullet (S)

Seventh Wonder (S)

Stormzone (Irl)

Torch (S)

Enforcer (S)

Another 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, www.swedenrock.com.

Courtesy of www.swedenrock.com