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8th March 2011

high voltage festival

High Voltage Festival are delighted and excited to bring you news of yet more amazing bands who have been added to the High Voltage 2011 line up, as well as revealing the line up for the Metal Hammer stage!

With an already seriously epic line up, featuring heavy metal gods Judas Priest and metal heroes Dream Theater both taking to the Main Stage for UK exclusive headline sets, plus rock supergroup Black Country Communion, rock favourites Thunder and prog legends Jethro Tull, were among the acts added to the classic rock festival of 2011!

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Over on the Prog Stage on Saturday legendary prog band Jon Lees' Barclay James Harvest make their first performance since the death of co-founding member Stuart Woolly Wolstenholme in 2010.

Cult heroes Amplifier, described by Classic Rock as "unbridled progressive and space rock", have also been confirmed for the Prog Stage, alongside Finnish rock siblings the Von Hertzen Brothers who have been likened to the Foo Fighters playing Pink Floyd's greatest hits!

The main stage will also welcome Skin, and hot young blues rockers Rival Sons who are bring back the sounds and sentiments of early Zeppelin with the bombast of Aerosmith and some added blues.

Also confirmed to open up the main stage are Ronnie Wood-endorsed rock n rollers Saint Jude who have been hailed by Classic Rock magazine as "one of the most talked about and hotly tipped bands of the moment".

Now the news we know you've been waiting for: the Metal Hammer stage line up.

Post metal legends Neurosis will headline the Metal Hammer stage, following their 25 year celebration last year. They'll be joined by British thrashers Evile, Swedish power trio Grand Magus, groove-metallers Attica Rage, death thrash Brits Ravens Creed and new wave metallers Primitai.

Dorset's very own stoner doomsters Electric Wizard will also be take to the the Metal Hammer stage for a headline set. Anthemic rock 'n' rollers Black Spiders join them, alongside UK metalers Gentlemans Pistols and melodic riff masters Furyon.


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