Sweden Rock Festival
Sweden Rock Festival takes place in Solvesborg, South Sweden
Sweden Rock Festival 2013 dates – 5th to 8th June
Status Quo, Krokus, Demon, Amaranthe, Axxis, Witchcraft, Huntress
The History of Sweden Rock Festival
2011 sees Sweden Rock Festival celebrating its 20th anniversary!
Sweden Rock Festival is an annual rock / metal festival held in Sweden since June 6, 1992. While having a clear rock/metal focus, the festival is noted for its diversity across these genres, having featured southern rock bands such as Molly Hatchet to death metal legends like Obituary.
The first version of the festival was held in Olofström, with nine bands performing. The next five years, the festival was held in Karlshamn, but this was changed in 1998. Since then the festival has been held in Norje, outside Sölvesborg.
When the festival first began in 1992, it featured nine relatively unknown bands and it only lasted one day. The next year the festival was expanded to two days and more bands were added to the line-up. From 1993 to 2002 the festival would last two days, over those years it would also begin to feature bigger name acts.
In 2000 the festival was expanded to three days but it returned to two days the following year. From 2003 to 2006 the festival lasted three days and had by then featured some of the biggest acts in metal and rock.
Sweden Rock 2012 – Line Up
Edguy, Fear Factory, Sabaton – 20 minuters nationaldagsfirande, H.E.A.T, In Solitude, The Crown, Soundgarden, Sebastian Bach, Sepultura, Steel Panther, Mastodon, Night Ranger, Dimmu Borgir, Graveyard, Saint Vitus, Danko Jones, Exodus, Imperial State Electric, Little Angels, 10cc, Rival Sons, Exciter, Twisted Sister, Motörhead, The Darkness, Blue Öyster Cult, Axel Rudi Pell, Michael Schenker, Adrenaline Mob, Ugly Kid Joe, Katatonia, Pentagram, Tygers of Pan Tang, Axe, Flower Kings, Black Spiders, Mötley Crue, Lynyrd Skynyrd, King Diamond, Bad Company, Symphony X, Fish, Slaughter, Slade, Sacred Reich, Nationalteatern, Orange Goblin, Electric Boys, Cannibal Corpse, Bonafide, Year of The Goat, Entombed, Killing Floor, Dynazty, Änglagård, Crucified Barbara, Bourbon Boys, Dark Funeral, Mikael Rickfors, Pompei Nights
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