Thin Lizzy joins line-up, inaugural High Voltage Beer Festival announced.
Following the launch of the UK’s new prestige rock festival, in 2010, High Voltage returns in 2011 with exclusive performances from headliners Judas Priest and Dream Theater, UK festival exclusives from Black Country Communion, Jethro Tull, Queensryche, Thunder, Neal Morse and Spock’s Beard and performances from Michael Schenker group, John Lee’s Barclay, James Harvest, Skin, Rival Sons, Amplifier, Von Hertzen Brothers, Caravan, The Enid, Pallas, Saint Jude, Anathema, Curved Air, Mostly Autumn, Neurosis, Electric Wizard, Evile, Grand Magus, Raven’s Creed, Primitai, Attica Rage, Black Spiders, Gentlemens Pistols and Furyon.
The further acts announced are:
THIN LIZZY (Main Stage)
Thin Lizzy is a legendary name in rock ‘n’ roll. In a year that has marked the 25th anniversary of the death of the band’s iconic frontman Phil Lynott, and has also seen the passing of former guitarist Gary Moore, Thin Lizzy’s return to the live stage with a brand-new line-up has received widespread acclaim from press and public alike.
The new-look Thin Lizzy features three stars of the Lynott-led era in guitarist Scott Gorham, drummer Brian Downey and keyboard player Darren Wharton, plus Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell, former Whitesnake bassist Marco Mendoza and lead vocalist and guitarist Ricky Warwick (ex-The Almighty).
As Scott Gorham proudly states: “Phil wrote so many classic songs, and people still love hearing them. And playing them with this band is an incredible experience.”
2011 will also see the inaugural High Voltage Beer Festival.
The Beer Festival with have its own area with traditional bench table seating in a marquee that will have one side open with seating inside and outside.
Also it will feature a stage for Acoustic / Folk / Blue Grass / Country / Blues music that will be made up of bands selected from www.getmeonstage.com 14 bands will be selected from unsigned acts that submit to play.
These submissions will go live on the day of the announcement. All acts that submit will be listened to www.getmeonstage.com Beer will come from Sambrook’s, Hog’s Back, Brodie’s, Redemption, Wychwood, Dark Star, Ascot Ales, Windsor & Eaton, Twickenham Ales, Gadd’s, Ha’penny, Crouch Vale and Fuller’s.
High Voltage is the festival all true rock fans have been waiting for custom built by rock fans for rock fans.
The High Voltage team has been to every rock festival imaginable taking what they have learned to build a festival unlike any other.
First of all there’s the music: Amazing headliners AND three unique stages specially curated to cater for different sides of the rock audience, and a brilliant supporting cast playing special must-see sets.
Then there’s the festival itself. The facilities will be second to none: great food, proper beer, clean toilets and deluxe hospitality packages.
This is somewhere you take the whole family.
High Voltage offers a new and unique festival experience for rock fans of all ages.
Only High Voltage gives ticket buyers the freedom to design their own bespoke festival package which can include accommodation, transport and VIP entertainment.
Tickets priced 99 (for weekend tickets) and 56.50 (for day tickets) subject to booking fee. VIP tickets will be available at 105.00 for the day, 199.00 for the weekend subject to booking fee. There will also be various VIP and hotel packages available, at varying price levels to suit.
The dates: July 23 and 24, 2011.
The place: Victoria Park, London, UK.
High Voltage are also pleased to announce the new deposit scheme. This applies to any weekend ticket (i.e VIP weekend or standard weekend) and allows customers to spread the cost of the ticket over 2 payments. General Admission and VIP weekend tickets can be purchased with an initial 50 deposit plus booking fee, with the final payment due on June 1st.
More info can be found at:
Tickets are available from www.highvoltagefestival.com
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