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Announced moments ago on his Facebook and Twitter pages, Download head man Andy Copping revealed afurther 22 bands for this year’s festival, check them out:

The Treatment, Corey Taylor (Acoustic) – Corey Taylor Will Not Clash With Metallica, We Are The Ocean, Sebastian Bach, The Quireboys, Saxon, Rise To Remain, Kopek, Sylosis, James Cleaver Quintet, The Defiled, Red, White & Blues, Dropkick Murphys, While She Sleeps, Upon A Burning Body, Cancer Bats, The Marmozets, Gun, Fozzy, Heaven’s Basement, Butcher Babies, Soil

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Getaway Rock Festival organisers have just announced the addition of Yngwie Malmsteen, Saxon, Lita Ford, Corroded and Red Fang to this year’s line up!!

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Five more bands added over the Xmas period to next year’s sold out Wacken Open Air festival, check them out….

Testament – Chuck Billy and Testament return to Wacken to unleash the Bay Area Thrash machine once again on the Holy Ground!
Leningrad Cowboys – Born from the Comedy Movie “Leningrad Cowboys Go America” in the end of the 80´s they became superstars in their homeland Finland. And also in the rest of the world they managed to build up a huge fan community. Not only for fans of titanic Elvis-curls a must see!  
– British Steele at it´s Best from Biff Byford & Saxon. After their last Wacken appearance in 2009 it´s time again to rock the holy ground! For all fans of hardrock & power metal a must see!
– One of the reunions of the year! After the band from Seattle split in 1991 Warrel Dane (Nevermore) and the rest of the band reunited after more than 20 years to record new songs and rock the stages all over the world! 
– A must see for all medieval freaks returns to Wacken! Within the last 10 years the band managed it to become one of the most famous bands of this genre!

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Continuing their summer festival 2011 appearances sees OZZY OSBOURNE and JUDAS PRIEST have been confirmed as headliners for Sauna Open Air 2011

Also appearing next year are SAXON and HELLOWEEN

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Sweden Rock FestivalBlues / Rock artist MASON RUFFNER added to SRF 2011 line up

If you like Blues rock, Texas native Mason Ruffner is one of the prime artists you should have loved for years, but have probably never heard. The lanky guitarist, mainly inspired by classic blues, Bob Dylan and Jimi Hendrix, debuted in 1985. “Mason Ruffner” baffled the world’s critics and the likes of Jimmy Page and Mark Knopfler praised their colleague. Sadly commercial success eluded Mason, who only released four studio albums in fourteen years.

In later years Mason, who now resides in Sweden, has reactivated his career, thus giving the SRF audience the chance to enjoy one of the greatest “superunknowns” in Blues rock

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Sweden Rock FestivalGothenburg’s THE HAUNTED have been added to the 2011 line up for Sweden Rock Festival

At present, The Haunted are recording their seventh studio album, and in 2011 the SRF audience will once more get to see them where they impress the most – onstage.

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Sweden Rock FestivalRage goes acoustic!

RAGE is unquestionably the most productive band in German metal history. Since 1986 they have so far produced no less than 19 studio albums, plus several EP:s and live releases. This is even more impressive given the consistently high quality of their discography. RAGE has even managed to create their own unique sound, featuring elements of both heavy metal, thrash metal and power metal.

What many people may not know is that the band’s music also works very well in an acoustic setting. This is exactly what main man Peavy Wagner, guitar-wiz Victor Smolski and drummer André Hilgers intend to demonstrate at SRF 2011

RAGE goes unplugged – is there a chance we’ll get to hear mega classic “Don’t Fear the Winter” in this stripped-down condition?

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Sweden Rock FestivalSTYX confirmed for SRF 2011!

Do you remember the song Cartman in “South Park” compulsively must finish if someone starts singing it? That’s right – “Come sail away”, the big hit off Styx’ breakthrough album “The Grand Illusion” (1977).

The Chicago band that debuted in 1972 reached tremendous success with their grandiose blend of progressive rock, showtune arrangements and FM-rock. They peaked commercially with the mega-seller album “Paradise Theatre” (1981) and the hits “The Best of Times” and “Too Much Time On My Hands”. The number of Styx hits is impressive: “Lady”, “Renegade”, “Blue Collar Man” and “Babe”, to name but a few. In the 80s internal ruptures caused the band’s implosion, but in later years they have reinvogorated themselves with two of the three main men of the golden age at the helm: guitarists/vocalists Tommy Shaw (also known from Damn Yankees) and James Young.

What more should be said about Styx of today? Oh yes – they are a fabulous live band.

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Sweden Rock FestivalOVERKILL added to Sweden Rock 2011!

New York may not have spawned as many classic Thrash Metal acts as the Bay Area, but Anthrax and Overkill both rank among the most legendary bands of the genre.
The latter act has produced such classic albums as “Feel the fire” (1985), “Taking over” (1987) and “Years of decay” (1989), characterized by the combination of punk-inspired aggression and melodies comparable to modern day Power Metal.

Overkill’s fifteenth and latest album “Ironbound” stays true to those roots, albeit being rawer still. Singer Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth and bassist DD Verni are as always at the helm, and as always we’re in for a first class performance from this brilliant live act on their return to Sweden Rock Festival.

Organisers have one more band to announce this evening…….stay tuned!

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Sweden Rock FestivalFour more bands announced for SRF 2011 – Finally it’s time for RHAPSODY OF FIRE to play Sweden Rock. With “The Cold Embrace of Fear” the band have arrived at their ninth full-length album, and in 2011 they make their highly anticipated return to the live scene.

Machistic rock, based on fat riffs, contagious choruses and a lethal groove is their simple but effective recipe for success, MUSTASCH will be back at the festival next summer.

The next artist has developed his very own style as a blues and rock guitarist, exemplified by his latest and 20th solo record “Common Ground” – WALTER TROUT will play Sweden Rock 2011.

Last, but not least the legendary GROUNDHOGS with guitarist Tony McPhee up front, will be joining the line up for 2011!

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Sweden Rock FestivalSAXON have ben confirmed for Sweden Rock festival once again.

Not only are they one of the biggest, most classic bands from the perennial New Wave of British Heavy Metal – they are also one of the bands the audience at SRF never get tired of seeing. Now they come to celebrate the fact that their classic album “Denim & Leather turns 30 years old and they will perform the whole album at next years Sweden Rock, of course spiced with a lot of other immortal SAXON classics and yes, they will bring the eagle!

Another 3 bands have also been confirmed today – American countrypunk in the shape of classic JASON AND THE SCORCHERS, melodic speed metal or call it US-power metal from AGENT STEEL and Swedish progg from legendary FLÄSKET BRINNER (The pork is burning)

Sweden Rock organizers will release another 4 bands tomorrow, so keep checking back for more information!

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