Sweden is best known for their pop sensation ABBA but F@&% that! We want MOAR METAL! The likes of:
AND MANY MORE!
Metaltown is a two day affair that takes place on the harbour pier of Gothenburg. The festival began in 2004 with 5000 Metal Heads cueing to see 14 Bands on stage. Since then, Metaltown has grown to host over 22 000 Metal Heads and showcases the crème de la crème of Metal Artists.
In 2011, Metaltown took place on the 17 – 18 June. Artists on the bill included Cradle of Filth, Parkway Drive, Korn, Escape the Fate, All that Remains and many more.
Unfortunately, the Festival does not permit camping and therefore your own accommodation has to be found.
Either way, Sweden is said to be one of the largest growing Metal capitals of the world! Catch all the festivities of 2011 on the official website: http://www.metaltown.se/
Sweden Rock Festival is a four day event with 120 astounding Metal/Hard Rock/ Alternative bands on the bill. The festival originally began in 1992 featuring local bands to represent genres of alternative music. It soon made History expanding over a four day period from 2007 and bringing prominent and well respected Artists – everyone from Thin Lizzy to Alice Cooper.
The venue has changed in the past but it seems to be designated to northern town of Solvesborg.
I regret to inform you that the Sweden Rock Festival 2011 has past. The bands on the bill included Black Label Society, Helloween, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Rob Zombie, Ozzy Osbourne and too many more to mention.
The good news is that the Sweden Rock Festival website has began posting for 2012. So keep your eyes peeled at: http://www.swedenrock.com/
AND AND Sweden Rock Festival is hosting TWO competitions; one of them being on their Facebook Page and the other being on their e-mail list. You could be in line to win awesome Sweden Rock Festival tickets for 2012! \m/
Here is the link: http://www.facebook.com/#!/swedenrockfestival