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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.












 


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