Sweden Rock Complete Line-up

Their occult but highly accessible hard rock and strong image have quickly made Ghost one of the biggest bands in Sweden at the moment. At the time of their last Sweden Rock Festival visit, their career was in its infancy. Now they return to perform at a substantially bigger stage – and at night, naturally!

Funk rockers Extreme were among the biggest bands in the world in the early 90’s. The group disbanded in 1996 after having sold more than 10 million albums, but since a few years, ace guitarist Nuno Bettencourt, singer Gary Cherone (ex-Van Halen) and bassist Pat Badger are back together and now they are coming to the Sweden Rock Festival for the first time ever!
Speaking of extreme: if you are into the more brutal side of metal, you may be pleased to learn of the addition of the Polish death-/black metallers Behemoth, the American metalcore veterans Hatebreed and All That Remains and Swedish black metal legends Marduk to the line-up.

Former Marillion frontman Fish is returning to Sweden Rock to perform the “Misplaced Childhood” album in its entirety. Others making return visits are party rock’n’roll master Michael Monroe, melodic metal act Alestorm, the 4Sound promoted guitar competition Playalong Guitar Battle and the star-spangled Rockklassiker All-Stars. In contrast, the following acts are making their first ever appearances at the Sweden Rock Festival this summer: the classic, Swedish hard rock act Jerusalem, the goth vocalist trio The Sirens and cult heavy metal band Steve Grimmett’s Grim Reaper.

With that, all 90 acts for this year’s festival have been announced! More thorough presentations of all artists can be found at www.swedenrock.com.

We expect to also be able to announce the running order shortly.

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Molly Hatchet & Blackberry Smoke confirmed for Sweden Rock 2015

This year we will have two bands playing southern rock at the festival. Legendary Molly Hatchet with songs like “Flirtin’ With Disaster” and “Fall Of The Peacemaker” in their luggage and the hottest band on the southern sky at the moment, Blackberry Smoke from Atlanta, Georgia!


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4-day tickets for Sweden Rock sold ou

4-day tickets to Sweden Rock 2015 sold out!Wow! It seems noone wants to miss Sweden Rock this summer! The demand for tickets has has never been this massive and the 4-day tickets sold out faster than ever before!

We still have a few 4-day VIP tickets left and of course the regular 3-day tickets.

On Monday at 0900 CET we will release the 1-day tickets.

You buy your tickets to Sweden Rock Festival here: www.swedenrock.com



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Another seven acts for the Sweden Rock Festival confirmed!

We are happy to announce another seven acts for this summer's Sweden Rock Festival.

Ace Frehley is best known as the original solo guitarist in Kiss. These days, his focus is on his solo career and his latest album “Space Invader” (2014) marked his first Swedish album chart entry as a solo artist. On June 6th he will be back at the Sweden Rock Festival!

The Brits in The Darkness made a big splash with their amazingly energetic performance at the 2012 edition of the Sweden Rock Festival, so we are very happy to have them back. The timing is perfect too, with a new album coming out on May 20th.

Expect some bonecrushingly hard, yet progressive grooves when Gojira roll into Sölvesborg for the first time. These Frenchies rank among the leaders of extreme metal at the moment and should absolutely not be missed if you are into groups like Meshuggah and Tool, or, for that matter, Metallica and Death.

The classic heavy metal band Riot was formed as early as in 1975. Unfortunately, the group's founder, Mark Reale, died in 2012, but the band has opted to continue under the name Riot V under guidance of bassist Don Van Stavern (who wrote most of the classics “Thundersteel” and “Privilege of power”) and guitarist Mike Flyntz. We saw the new line-up perform last summer and can assure you that it is absolutely amazing.

The power metal genre has been in a bit of a rut in the last few years, but Gloryhammer is one new band that keeps the fire burning. If you are into dragons, swords, double bass drumming, falsetto vocals and epic choruses, this is definitely the band for you.

Swedish band Portrait count among the spearheads of the new wave of traditional metal. They are strongly influenced by Mercyful Fate and the cover of the super obscure Judas Priest song “Mother Sun” has been praised by Judas Priest themselves.

If you are following the TV series “Sons of anarchy”, you will already have heard the rare mix of country, hard rock and blues made by “one man band” Scott H Biram. If not, it is about time you discover his music!

Earlier this week we also announced Spike's Free House. The Quierboys frontman Spike will bring Simon Kirke and Andy Fraser from free and a few more guest artists to celebrate Scottish rock legend Frankie Miller. You can also expect some classic Free-songs!

The Sweden Rock Festival is held in Sölvesborg on 3-6 June. A total of around 90 acts will be playing on 5 stages. The three- and four day tickets are available. Information on bands, tickets and more can be found www.swedenrock.com.



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Sweden Rock Update

Tickets for Sweden Rock 2014

The tickets to this years festival is selling faster than ever and to be sure, get your ticket now.

4-DAY LIMITED – Sold out

4-DAY VIP – Sold out

3-DAY LIMITED – Sold out

4-DAY REGULAR – Sold out

3-DAY REGULAR – Still available

1-DAY TICKETS – Still available

Bands: Black Sabbath, Alice Cooper, Volbeat, Alter Bridge, Megadeth, Joe Bonamassa, Rob Zombie, Billy Idol, W.A.S.P, Ted Nugent, Emperor, Within Temptation, Queensrÿche, Magnum, Uriah Heep, Kamelot, Arch Enemy etc. In total: 84 bands

Tickets and all info: www.swedenrock.com

Wi-Fi and IP-telephones at Sweden Rock Festival 2014

Many of our guests have requested Wi-Fi access during the festival. We are now happy to announce that Wi-Fi will be available this summer, courtesy of Karlshamn-based company Network Solutions. Said company will set up a number of Wi-Fi hotspots on the festival area for a maximum of 2500 simultaneous users. The max limit will be in place to ensure that everyone who has paid for the service is able to use it. Providing a network with access for all festival guests at the same time is not possible for the time being due to technical limitations.

The price for using this Wi-Fi will be 20 SEK/hour, 60 SEK/day, 150 SEK for three days and 180 SEK for all four days. Access codes will be available for purchase at the Network Solutions Wi-Fi centre, located next to the VIP bar entrance. At the Wi-Fi centre, there will also be around a dozen stationary computers available for use at 50 SEK/30 min.

We in the festival management team are happy to have found a company able to provide these services, and we also hope that this will help reduce 3G traffic and make it at least a little bit easier to call and send text messages during the festival.

IP phone services available at Sweden Rock 2014

When large crowds gather it usually gets difficult to use mobile phones as the phone nets get overloaded and Sweden Rock Festival is no exception. The major phone service providers say that they cannot do more about this than they already have, so we have invited Malmö based company Teletek to provide IP phone services at cost price. In their tele lounge located by the VIP bar entrance, there will be 10-12 stationary IP telephones and the cost will be 5 SEK per 5 minutes call. This will be a flat rate for worldwide calls, so the price will be the same if you call a friend on the South Pole or the taxi service in Karlshamn.

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Sweden Rock Update




One of the prime cult-bands of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal will finally debut at SRF! Angel Witch, led by singer/guitarist Kevin Heybourne, released their eponymous debut in 1980. The album was a historical landmark in ominous, diabolical and mystical heavy metal. Shortly thereafter, line-up problems led to the break-up of Angel Witch. However, Kevin Heybourne has revived his “baby” on a(n ir)regular basis, to tour and record the occasional new album. In our time, the computer game “Brütal Legend”, featuring Angel Witch’s signature song “Angel Witch”, has contributed to a whole new generation discovering the band. Now these new fans can cheer along with the old ones as songs like “Angel Witch”, “Angel of Death” and “Sorcerers” echo over the domains of SRF.

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4-day tickets sold out! – Get your 3-day ticket now!


Wednesday june 8
Hardcore Superstar – Five Horse Johnson – Rhino Bucket – Crashdïet – Seventribe

Thursday june 9
Judas Priest – The Cult – Saxon – Joan Jett – Queensrÿche – Morbid Angel – Buckcherry – Clutch – FM – Moonspell – The Damned – Dan Reed – Groundhogs

Friday june 10
Whitesnake – Rob Zombie – Helloween – Mr Big – Down – Iced Earth – Overkill – Jason & The Scorchers – The Brew

Saturday june 11
Ozzy Osbourne – Black Label Society – Thin Lizzy – Styx – Kansas – Molly Hatchet – Hawkwind – Spock’s Beard – Lee Aaron – Walter Trout – Electric Wizard – Rage (Acoustic)

Confirmed bands so far out of a total of around 70:

Ozzy Osbourne
Judas Priest –
last show ever in Sweden
Whitesnake –
with very special guests
Rob Zombie
The Cult
Black Label Society
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
Thin Lizzy
Morbid Angel

Mr Big
Rhapsody of Fire
Iced Earth
Hardcore Superstar
Duff McKagan’s Loaded
Molly Hatchet

Spock’s Beard
The Haunted
The Damned
Lee Aaron
Angel Witch
Jason & the Scorchers
Five Horse Johnson
Doc Holliday
Black Veil Brides
Electric Wizard
Agent Steel
Dan Reed Band
Walter Trout
Mason Ruffner
The Brew
Fläsket Brinner
Rage (Akustiskt)

The tickets to Sweden Rock Festival 2011 are now released and you buy them directly online at our homepage.

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