High Voltage Festival Announces More Acts

Posted: March 21, 2011 in News + Reviews

We’re delighted and excited to bring you news of yet more amazing bands who’ve been added to the High Voltage 2011 line up, as well as revealing the line up for the Metal Hammer Stage!

With an already seriously epic line up, featuring heavy metal gods Judas Priest and metal heroes Dream Theater both taking to the Main Stage for UK exclusive headline sets, plus rock super group Black Country Communion, rock favourites Thunder and prog legendsJethro Tull, we’re thrilled to be able to reveal more acts for the classic rock festival of 2011!

Over on the Prog Stage on Saturday we’re delighted to announce that legendary prog bandJohn Lees’ Barclay James Harvest make their first performance since the death of co-founding member Stuart ‘Woolly’ Wolstenholme in 2010. Cult heroes Amplifier – described by Classic Rock as “unbridled progressive and space rock” – have also been confirmed for the Prog Stage, alongside Finnish rock siblings the Von Hertzen Brothers who have been likened to the “Foo Fighters playing Pink Floyd’s greatest hits”.

The Main Stage will also welcome Skin, and hot young blues rockers Rival Sons who are bring back the sounds and sentiments of early Zeppelin with the bombast of Aerosmith and some added blues.

Now the news we know you’ve been waiting for: The Metal Hammer Stage Line Up. We’re honoured to reveal that post metal legends Neurosis will headline the Metal Hammer stage, following their 25 year celebration last year. They’ll be joined by British thrashers Evile, Swedish power trio Grand Magus, groove-metallers Attica Rage, death thrash Brits Ravens Creed and new wave metallers Primitai.

Dorset’s very own stoner doomsters Electric Wizard will also be take to the the Metal Hammer stage for a headline set. Anthemic rock’n’rollers Black Spiders join them, alongside UK metallers Gentlemans Pistols and melodic riff masters Furyon.

http://www.highvoltagefestival.com

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