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  23rd February 2010

VENOM, UFO AND THE QUIREBOYS TO PLAY HIGH VOLTAGE FESTIVAL

Adding to the already fantastic line up on the High Voltage Festival Main Stage, we are pleased to confirm that UFO and The Quireboys will be playing, as will Venom on The Metal Stage.

One of the all-time great hard rock bands, in the '70s UFO released a series of classic albums including 'Phenomenon', 'Force It', 'Lights Out', 'Obsession' and the definitive live double album 'Strangers In The Night'.

Now featuring guitar virtuoso Vinnie Moore alongside vocalist Phil Mogg, bassist Barry Sparks, drummer Andy Parker and guitarist/keyboard player Paul Raymond, UFO celebrated their 40th anniversary in 2009.

Venom are the legendary British metal band whose 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.

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.

Twenty years after their debut album 'A Bit Of What You Fancy' hit number two on the UK chart, the Quireboys' current album 'Halfpenny Dancer' proves they're still one of Britain's great rock 'n' roll bands.

Also playing the festival will be ZZ Top, ELP, Heaven And Hell, Foreigner, The Answer, Down, Asia, Clutch, Black Label Society and many, many more.

The festival takes place 24th, 25th July in London's Victoria Park.


WACKEN WINTER NIGHTS IS HEAVY METAL WONDERLAND

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Wacken Winter Nights 2018 takes place between February 23rd and 25th 2018 and the great news is that you can now experience a full-on, top class German Metal Festival easily and affordably.

It only takes an hour to fly to Hamburg from London and we've had longer journeys than that within the capital and they were certainly more expensive than the £33 air ticket that just appeared in our 'flights to Wacken Winter Nights' search.

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Wacken Winter Nights is organised by the same team who are responsible for the world's greatest Metal festival, Wacken-Open-Air and the 2018 bill includes Skyclad, Orphaned Land, Elvenking, Finntroll, Grave Digger, Aeverium, Comes Vagantes, Coppelius, Corvus Corax, Die Pressgëng, Elvellon, Heimataerde, Hell-O-Matic, Ignis Fatuu, Ingrimm, Irdorath, Johnny Deathshadow, Krayenzeit, Letzte Instanz, Mr Hurley und die Pulveraffen, Pampatut, Pat Razket, Schandmaul, Sündenrausch, The Aberlour's, The Moon And The Nightspirit, Torfrock, Visions Of Atlantis, Vroudenspil, Wind Rose and more.



Besides this rich billing of superb Metal bands, there is so much more to see in the festival area including the medieval market and also the walking acts and jugglers you will meet at the theme worlds, including Robert Blake, three-time World Cup winner of street magic.

Wacken Winter Nights is something not to be missed and you can check out the amazing ticket and accommodation prices right here.

We just priced up the whole four day trip with hotels, flights, shuttles and festival tickets for less than £300 and we don't think you will get a better value festival than that, anywhere.

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MetalTalk recently sat down with Wacken founder and owner Thomas Jensen and that interview will be online next week and it's a fascinating insight into how Wacken originated from nothing to become the world's premiere Heavy Metal event.

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Wacken 2018 takes place from 2nd to 4th August 20218 and as with Wacken Winter Nights, if you have never experienced all it has to offer, then you owe it to yourself to remedy that.

Already announced for Wacken 2018 are Judas Priest, Nightwish, Running Wild (exclusive), Arch Enemy, Dirkschneider, Doro (Special Anniversary Show), In Extremo, Sepultura, Amorphis, Amaranthe, Firewind, W.A.R., Belphegor, Mantar, Knorkator, Deserted Fear, Watain, Night Demon, Epica, Knorkator, Belphegor, Firewind, Deserted Fear and many more and we'll have more Wacken 2018 announcements during December.

As well as being the greatest Heavy Metal festival in the world, it is without a doubt the Mecca of Metal and the one thing that every single person who loves our music should have on their bucket list.

For 2018, MetalTalk have joined forces with Wacken-Open-Air to help you get to Wacken easily and inexpensively and you can peruse the ticket and travel options right here.

If you are interested in going to Wacken 2018 and have questions, please fill out the form below and we will contact you with answers to all your enquiries. You are under no obligation whatsoever by filling this form out. We won't add you to any mailing lists or send you loads of spam - all we will do is help you get to Wacken as easily and inexpensively as possible.

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