High Voltage Festival: Six Bands Added
Transatlantic, UFO, Venom, The Quireboys, The Union and Dweezil Zappa Plays Zappa will all play at this summer’s Classic Rock High Voltage festival.
The latest bands add to an already stellar line-up that will run across two days and three stages – Main Stage, Prog Stage and Metal Hammer Stage.
The High Voltage Festival is set to take place in London’s Victoria Park on July 24 and 25, with headline appearances from Emerson Lake And Palmer and ZZ Top.
Tickets are available from www.highvoltagefestival.com or 24hr cc ticketline 0871 230 5582.
Here’s the scam on our six new High Voltage additions:
Transatlantic (Prog Stage) – A rare performance from the prog-rock supergroup made up of Roine Stolt (The Flower Kings), Pete Trewavas (Marillion), Neal Morse (ex-Spock’s Beard) and Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater). The band released their latest album The Whirlwind in late 2009 to widespread critical acclaim.
Venom (Metal Stage) – Venom’s seminal 1982 album Black Metal spawned an entire genre. Acknowledged as a major influence by Metallica, Slayer and countless extreme metal bands, Venom are still led by iconic frontman Cronos, who was a guest star on Dave Grohl’s Probot album.
UFO (Main Stage) – One of Britain’s all-time great hard rock bands. Say no more.
The Quireboys (Main Stage) – One of the surprise stars of last year’s Hard Rock Hell, The Quireboys are, in their own words, “purveyors of the finest English good-time rock’n’roll since 1984” – a band in the tradition of The Rolling Stones and The Faces. But then you probably knew that already.
The Union (Main Stage) – The Union are a new band formed by Luke Morley, formerly the guitarist for Thunder, and ex-Winterville vocalist/guitarist Peter Shoulder.
Dweezil Zappa Plays Zappa (Prog Stage) – Dweezil Zappa and band play a greatest-hits set of the music from his father, the maverick rock legend Frank Zappa. The band return to the UK for the first time since a sell-out tour in 2008.
…All of which means that the confirmed High Voltage line-up to date is as follows:
Main stage – Emerson, Lake & Palmer, ZZ Top, Foreigner, Heaven & Hell, Bachman Turner, Joe Bonamassa, Gary Moore, UFO, The Answer, The Quireboys, The Union…
Prog Stage – Transatlantic, Asia, Zappa Plays Zappa, Marillion, Argent, Steve Hackett, Focus, Pendragon, Uriah Heep, Magnum, Martin Turner’s Wishbone Ash, The Reasoning, Touchstone…
Metal Stage – Black Label Society, Down, Venom, Clutch…
More bands will be added soon, so stay tuned to the Classic Rock website.
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