That was quick - the Wednesday tickets are already sold out!

Namnlost-4_0.pngThat means that the following ticket categories are no longer available: ordinary 4-day, 1-day for Wednesday, parking 1 and parking 2. When it comes to 3-day tickets and 4-day VIP tickets, there are only a few left. The stock is still good for 1-day tickets for Thursday, Friday and Saturday

Three Dead Fingers to play Sweden Rock Festival It is a well-established fact that many of the biggest names in hard rock and metal have been around for a while, so it is always refreshing to see young hopefuls wanting to keep the genre alive. The members of Three Dead Fingers from Västerås, Sweden are just 12-13 years old (!) but have already had time to perfect their sound for a couple of years and when we heard them we felt we simply had to give them shot! The young quartet move seamlessly between metal genres and tempos while alternating clean vocals with growls. Sepultura and Slipknot are among...
Published 17 November 2017 at 22:37
Another 26 bands confirmed! JUDAS PRIEST, HELLOWEEN, STONE SOUR, KREATOR, TARJA, VIXEN, PRETTY MAIDS, DOC HOLLIDAY, PRIMORDIAL, JOE LYNN TURNER, SUFFOCATION, NAZARETH, ROTTING CHRIST, POP EVIL, NOCTURNAL RITES, THE 69 EYES, CYHRA, BULLET, THE MICK CLARKE BAND, PIST.ON, F.K.Ü., CIRCUS MAXIMUS, THE QUILL, LUGNET, THE NEW ROSES OCH JUNKYARD DRIVE. Following the confirmations of Iron Maiden, Ozzy Osbourne and Heavy Load, we are happy to announce another 26 bands for this summer's festival. Judas Priest always rank high on the wish lists of our guests and have played several amazing shows at Sweden Rock since their 2004 reunions tour. Next summer, the heavy metal pioneers...
Published 15 November 2017 at 08:51
Iron Maiden confirmed for Sweden Rock Festival! ''They are too big to play at the Sweden Rock Festival''. Time after time, that is how we have replied when our guests have asked us to book Iron Maiden. And it should still be the case, but in cooperation with our colleagues at Live Nation we have now found a way to make the impossible possible. Today, we are proud and happy to announce the biggest booking in the history of the festival: Iron Maiden will be playing at Sweden Rock this summer! Following the massively successful global tour of 2016-17 in support of their 16th studio album ''The Book...
Published 13 November 2017 at 10:08
Ozzy Osbourne to play Sweden Rock Festival One of the greatest legends in metal, and the one who has succeeded the most as becoming a superstar twice: Ozzy Osbourne is now confirmed for Sweden Rock Festival 2018! As the frontman of Black Sabbath, Ozzy Osbourne co-remodeled rock music forever. As a solo artist he has released ten studio albums since 1980, packed with more classics. Black Sabbath recently put an end to the band's career, and the time has come for singer Ozzy Osbourne to do the same. Ozzy is now embarking on what is said to be his farewell tour, and he will do one single show...
Published 6 November 2017 at 08:54
2017 app closed The 2017 Sweden Rock app has now been closed and removed from Appstore and Google Play. Development of an app for 2018 is well under way, and we're planning to launch it just before Christmas. We'll for sure let you know when it has been finished, but in the meantime, we suggest that you erase the old app from your mobile and tablets.
Published 3 November 2017 at 15:35
Tickets for 2018 We are currently getting a lot of questions about tickets for Sweden Rock Festival 2018, and the release date has now been set to November 24th at 9 am! Before then, we will announce a number of great bands of various sizes, old and new, ranging from classic rock to extreme metal. So keep a lookout here on the website and in social medias, and make sure to tell your friends!
Published 27 October 2017 at 09:44
Heavy Load reunites and plays Sweden Rock Festival 2018 Sweden's first ever heavy metal band, Heavy Load, will reunite and play at the Sweden Rock Festival next summer! This will be Heavy Load's first concert in Sweden since the summer of 1985! Heavy Load was formed in the winter of 1974-1975 and their 1978 debut album is generally acknowledged as the starting point of the first wave of Swedish heavy metal. Since disbanding in the mid 80's, the legend of the band has kept growing and today they are known as one of the premier cult acts of the genre. After years of persuasion attempts made by us at Sweden...
Published 25 October 2017 at 18:20
We are back! After a well needed vacation, we are now back in the office, starting working with next years festival!
Published 5 July 2017 at 11:18
Updated picture gallery! We have now updated our gallery with pictures from this years festival. You can find them here!
Published 13 June 2017 at 14:57
Thank you! Thank you all for yet another fantastic festival. You are the best audience in the world! Hope to see you 6-9 June 2018!
Published 13 June 2017 at 12:56
Questions about Tickets If you have lost your ticket, or if you have other questions about tickets, please contact our partner Tickster on phone number: +46-771-477070 or e-mail:
Published 5 June 2017 at 16:16
Live streaming from the festival! For the second year in a row, we are planning to live stream all gigs from the Rockklassiker tent - and a few from Sweden Stage as well. You will find the portal to the streaming site here:
Published 2 June 2017 at 20:49
Dare confirmed to play Sweden Rock Festival British melodic rock band Dare will be playing at this year's Sweden Rock Festival. Dare will be filling in for Kansas, who recently announced the cancellation of their entire European tour this summer. Dare, featuring former Thin Lizzy member Darren Wharton as vocalist and front man, played a hugely successful show at the 2015 edition of the festival and we are very happy to have them back to help us out at such short notice. Rival Sons will be taking over the Kansas main stage slot and Dare will be playing the Rival Sons slot on the second stage. An updated...
Published 24 May 2017 at 12:01
COnfirmes signing sessions so far! CONFIRMED SIGNING SESSIONS SO FAR: WEDNESDAY: Helix - 18:00-18:45 Black Ingvars - 20:30-21:15 THURSDAY: STACIE COLLINS - 13:00-13:45 Great King Rat - 14:00-14:45 Steel Panther -15:00-15:45 Alter Bridge - 16:00-16:45 Hardline - 17:30-18:15 Iced Earth - 18:30-19:15 FRIDAY: King's X - 16:30-17:15 The Dead Daisies - 17:30-18:15 Gotthard - 18:30-19:15 SATURDAY: Amorphis - 14:30-15:15 Rhapsody - 15:30-16:15 Treat - 19:15-20:00
Published 23 May 2017 at 13:19
Only a few of the one-day tickets left as well 22 days til we open the gates, and after a quick check in our ticketing system we want to let you know that there are now only a few one-day tickets for Thursday, Friday and Saturday left as well. In other words, we are on the final stretch, and if you don't want to miss this year's festival, it's time to act! We really look forward to welcoming you to the 26th Sweden Rock Festival! Tickets
Published 16 May 2017 at 10:03
This year's Rockklassiker Allstars participants confirmed! Having the Rockklassiker Allstar band plus a bunch of guests performing classic party rock anthems to a packed Rockklassiker tent has become a fine Sweden Rock Festival tradition. This year's band line-up and guest artists has just been confirmed and as usual, a host of very prominent musicians will be joining in. This year's band line-up features Ian Haugland (drums, Europe), Mic Michaeli (keyboards, Europe), Pontus Norgren (guitar, Hammerfall, Great King Rat), Bosse Lindmark (vocals, Dalton), Kebbe Lindmark (bass, ex-Coldspell, Dalton) and Rob Marcello (Danger Danger). There will also be guest appearances by Nicke Borg (vocals and guitar, Backyard Babies), Meja...
Published 15 May 2017 at 17:34
Kansas cancels We are saddened to have to announce that Kansas are cancelling their entire 22 concert European tour this summer, including their show at the Sweden Rock Festival. The stated reason is security concerns over traveling to Europe following a general security recommendation posted by the US state department on May 1st. The band's full official statement reads as follows: ''KANSAS regretfully announces the cancellation of its 2017 European Tour. The cancellation is based on safety and security warnings issued by the United States government and various U.S. law enforcement agencies concerning Americans traveling in Europe this summer. KANSAS is extremely saddened...
Published 12 May 2017 at 18:55
The festival from above A nice piece of news on this year's festival is the new platform, which will be placed between and East of Rock Stage and Festival Stage next to the food stands. On the platform you will be able to enjoy Sweden Rock from above. On the side of the platform you will be able to get a festival styling and take your picture in a photo booth.
Published 11 May 2017 at 15:45
VIP tickets also sold out This year's 4-day VIP tickets are now all sold out as well. That means that the following ticket categories are no longer available: ordinary 4-day, 4-day VIP, 1-day for Wednesday, parking 1 or parking 2.
Published 8 May 2017 at 18:19
Schedule for Phil Campbell and the Bastards Sons Due to the Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons' travelling arrangements, we've had to make a small adjustment in the schedule. But it's only a 15 minute shift for the band, so that their starting time will now be 12:15 (instead of 12:00) on the Thursday June 8th.
Published 26 April 2017 at 13:57
More ticket categories almost sold out The tickets have sold very quickly during the weekend, and we are now down to only a few left of both 3-day and Wednesday tickets, as well as of the 4-day VIP tickets. Regular 4-day tickets and both parking lots have been sold out for a while now.
Published 24 April 2017 at 08:55
Rockmarket at Sweden Rock YALLA, CAMPING CHAIRS or PARTY-ICE - Rockmarket enriches your festival experience Rockmarket is one of the news on this year's festival. In a big tent close to the ticket exchange, Rockmarket will offer tons of products that will make your festival experience a little better and easier. A wide range of food, drinks, pharmaceuticals, sun screen, are only a part of the assortment. You will also be able to buy camping equipment like tents, air matresses, blankets, camping chairs, etc. At Rockmarket you will be able to pay with cash or credit card. For the full assortment:
Published 20 April 2017 at 15:41
Running order has been posted! The complete running order for Sweden Rock Festival 2017 has now been posted on: We have done our best to try and avoid similar genre bands playing simultaneously, but due to artists' tour schedules, flight times and other factors there are - as usual - a couple of collisions that we haven't been able to avoid. Sorry about that. Please also observe that changes might occur. The running order has also been implemented in the new Sweden Rock app, but please note that it will take a few days before the updates are activated on Google Play and AppStore. So...
Published 30 March 2017 at 10:23
2017 line-up and dates complete By welcoming RIVAL SONS, EDGUY, THUNDER, THE HAUNTED, TREAT, NIFELHEIM, HEAVY TIGER and ROCKKLASSIKER ALL-STARS, the 2017 line-up is now complete. The list of what bands play on which day has also been completed. You can check it out here: Confirmed dates
Published 28 March 2017 at 09:19
Sweden Rock Symphony Orchestra The next act confirmed for this summer's edition of the Sweden Rock Festival is not just another band but an absolutely massive project! The Sweden Rock Symphony Orchestra is a grand symphony orchestra with 48 musicians and a choir who, together with a band and six invited guest star vocalists, will be performing newly arranged, well known hard rock and metal classics like you have never heard them before! The orchestra usually goes by the slightly shorter name Sweden Symphony Orchestra and is one of the premier orchestras in Sweden. Founded by conductor Ulf Wadenbrandt, they have played all the major...
Published 23 March 2017 at 10:54
Winner of the Wild Card in our big band competition: Emma Varg! We're glad to announce that Emma Varg and her eminent band have been given this year's band-competition Wild Card! Emma Varg delivers songs with one of the strongest and best voices within Swedish rock music today. Live, they deliver a high energy show, based on a hard rock attitude. Congratulations and welcome to Sweden Rock this summer!
Published 14 March 2017 at 12:15
The new Sweden Rock app is here! The new Sweden Rock app is now available for Apple and Android! So download and start pinning the bands you don't want to miss this year! We will continue the development of the app during the spring, adding some new and useful functions - so keep an eye out for upgrades! (And if you had already found and downloaded the new app, make sure you make an update today, so that you have the latest/correct version.)
Published 2 March 2017 at 16:27
TODAY WE PROUDLY PRESENT: Exclusive gig with RATT , epic ICED EARTH from Florida, MUSTASCH from Gothenburg, unique reunion of the mythical GREAT KING RAT , Canadian cult band VOIVOD and one of Sweden's hardest bands from the 70:s; MOTVIND . After the announcement of the eight Nemis bands yesterday, 70 bands have now been confirmed. This means that we have ten more to reveal. Now it's time to secure your ticket!
Published 2 March 2017 at 09:10
The NEMIS bands are confirmed! Sweden Rock is happy to welcome the following New Music in Sweden-bands to the 2017 festival: SKELETON BIRTH, DEAD SLEEP, LEADING LIGHT, SVARTANATT, NOCEAN, VA ROCKS, VEONITY and KNOGJÄRN. New Music In Sweden (Nemis) is a cooperation project between Studiefrämjandet and (amongst others) Sweden Rock. The purpose being to together highlight unestablished Swedish bands and artists and have them play some of the best stages in the country. Eight Nemis bands have now been chosen to enter the Rockklassiker Stage on Sweden Rock on Thursday, June 8th, this giving them a great opportunity to show off their sound and skills to...
Published 1 March 2017 at 10:21
EIGHT MORE ACTS CONFIRMED! LITTLE STEVEN AND THE DISCIPLES OF SOUL, STEEL PANTHER, SAXON, APOCALYPTICA, CARCASS, COHEED AND CAMBRIA, HARDLINE och CORRODED are now confirmed for Sweden Rock Festival 2017! This means that 56 bands have been announced for this summer, and that we have 24 more to reveal.
Published 16 February 2017 at 10:57
4-day tickets almost sold out The way it looks right now, 4-day tickets for Sweden Rock Festival 2017 will be completely sold out within a few days. The Parking-1 tickets are also nearly sold out. (The parking closest to the festival area, across the street.) So if you want to experience all of the festival days, hurry up and secure your ticket here: TICKETS
Published 13 February 2017 at 09:19
We have a result! The final voting round is over and the top 3 bands will play Sweden Rock this summer. So we welcome THE UNGUIDED, SUPRALUNAR and STACIE COLLINS to the festival in June! Besides, we will also hand out a ''Wild Card'' to one of the 25 bands. More information about the Wild Card will be given later on during winter/spring. A big thanks to all bands that participated. As said before, the qulity was high this year! FINAL VOTING ROUND WITH VOTES: 1. The Unguided - Sweden 10324 2. Supralunar - Sweden 9937 3. Stacie Collins - USA 8904 4. Countless Goodbyes...
Published 8 February 2017 at 15:18
The final voting has started! Vote for your favorite band/artist in this years band competition. The voting will end February 8 at 3 PM! The three bands with the most votes in the final round will play at Sweden Rock Festival 2017!
Published 1 February 2017 at 09:27
1-day tickets released! Good news! The 1-day tickets have now been released! So all of you who are only able to attend one of the festival days this year can secure your tickets now:
Published 31 January 2017 at 09:24
25 bands to the final round of the band competition More than 900 bands signed up for this year's competition, and out of them we choose 135 for the first voting round. The 25 bands that got most votes have now moved on to the final voting round, which will start February 1st at 9 AM. The three bands with the most votes in the final round will play at Sweden Rock Festival 2017! Besides, we will also hand out a ''Wild Card'' to one of the 25 bands. More information about the Wild Card will be given later on during winter/spring. The following bands are ready for the final: 3rd...
Published 27 January 2017 at 21:06
Few left of the 4-day tickets! It's Friday! And we're extra happy to be able to let you know that the tickets for Sweden Rock Festival 2017 are selling at great speed. There are now only a few 4-day tickets left, and based on previous year's sales, we appreciate that they will last only another week or so. So if you want to experience all four festival days this summer, it's time to buy your ticket now! The 4-day tickets are valid for June 7-8-9-10, and you'll find them here:
Published 27 January 2017 at 10:05
19 MORE ACTS CONFIRMED! ALTER BRIDGE, PRIMUS, MINISTRY, IAN HUNTER AND THE RANT BAND, KIX, KING'S X, AMORPHIS, FATES WARNING, SATOR, PHIL CAMPBELL & THE BASTARD SONS, ELECTRIC BOYS, MERCILESS, THE BRANDOS, BLACK INGVARS, ROB TOGNONI, GRAND MAGUS, THYRFING, LIONHEART and A TRIBUTE TO LED ZEPPELIN are now confirmed for Sweden Rock Festival 2017! Yesterday we announced that HELIX replaces Y&T. This means that all in all, 45 bands have been announced for the coming festival, and that we have 35 more to reveal.
Published 25 January 2017 at 13:11
HELIX REPLACES Y&T We regret to inform you that Y&T have cancelled their gig at Sweden Rock Festival. The Canadian band Helix will be their replacement on Wednesday June 7. ''Rock you'', off Helix's fourth outing ''Walking' the razor's edge'' (1984), gave the band a hit that made them favorites not least to Swedish metalheads. Their next album ''Long way to heaven'' (1985) consequently got to ##1 in Sweden. Since their heyday, Helix have had to endure many speedbumps but deliver musically to this day on albums like ''Vagabond bones'' (2009) and ''Bastard of the blues'' (2014). Not to mention on stage, an element...
Published 24 January 2017 at 09:46
Band Competition 2017 This year's Band Competition is now up and running! A total of 134 bands have been chosen for the first voting round. So head to our web site and check out the band list, listen and vote for your favorite bands! You can vote twice per day from the same IP-address, and for a maximum of five bands at a time. This first voting round will end on January 27th at 17:00 CET. The 25 bands with the most votes at that time will move on to the final voting round. In the end, four bands will get to play Sweden...
Published 17 January 2017 at 21:05
We are back! After some well-needed holiday vacation we are now back at the office, accelerating towards this summer's festival. We are currently getting a lot of questions about when more bands will be announced. And even if we don't have any exact date, we can promise you that it will happen during the month of January. So keep a look out!
Published 23 December 2016 at 07:40
New app in the making! It might be good for you to know that our current Sweden-Rock app will be shut down around the year-end. But don't worry, a new and improved one will be launched in mid February.
Published 21 December 2016 at 12:01
Shuttle-buses 2017 For the 2017 festival, the same bus company as last year (Swebus) will be responsible for the shuttle buses. In other words, most things will work in the same manner, but a good piece of news if you are staying all four days, is that it is now possible to buy a bus wristband instead of bus tickets. More information here!
Published 20 December 2016 at 09:41
Another 15 bands confirmed SCORPIONS, KANSAS, WARLOCK, WINTERSUN, WISHBONE ASH, GRAVE DIGGER, THE DEAD DAISIES, PRIMAL FEAR, LUCIFER'S FRIEND, MYRKUR, PICTURE, ARTCH, ART NATION, LOST SOCIETY and BOB WAYNE & THE OUTLAW CARNIES. With this, 26 out of a total of 80 acts have been confirmed for Sweden Rock Festival 2017. The remaining 54 bands will be announced as they get confirmed this winter and spring.
Published 15 December 2016 at 08:23
Limited tickets sold out! The limited tickets are now sold out. Faster than ever! The regular tickets have therefore now been released.
Published 24 November 2016 at 15:58
Tickets and more bands released The tickets are finally on sale, and today we can proudly present ten more acts confirmed for Sweden Rock Festival 2017: IN FLAMES, RUNNING WILD, CLUTCH, GOTTHARD, VENOM, RHAPSODY, BLACK STAR RIDERS, CANDLEMASS, METAL CHURCH and Y&T. Black Star Riders och Y&T play Wednesday June 7th, Aerosmith Thursday June 8th, Running Wild Friday June 9th, In Flames, Venom & Rhapsody Saturday June 10th. The other scheduling details will be posted on our web site continuously.
Published 23 November 2016 at 10:40
Live Nation acquires majority stake in Sweden Rock We are pleased to announce that Live Nation Sweden has acquired a majority stake in Sweden Rock Festival - one of Sweden's most successful and longest running festivals. The acquisition is a part of Live Nation's long-term investment strategy of building a stronger festival platform and Sweden Rock gets a strong international owner, which enables the festival to advance its position in the market even further. For a while now, Live Nation Sweden and Sweden Rock Festival have been discussing possible forms of collaboration. Today the companies can reveal that Live Nation has acquired a majority of the Sweden Rock Festival...
Published 22 November 2016 at 08:54
AEROSMITH CONFIRMED FOR SWEDEN ROCK! The count down for next year's festival has started, and today we are proud to reveal that Sweden Rock Festival will be the only - and last - Swedish venue on AEROSMITH's notorious Farewell Tour. Hope to see you there to help bid this great band farewell! Read more . Tickets and more bands will be released on November 24th!
Published 14 November 2016 at 11:44
Do you want to play at Sweden Rock 2017? Now it's time to start up our big band competition where, in the end, 4 bands will get a chance to play Sweden Rock Festival 2017. Click here for more information and to sign up!
Published 26 October 2016 at 13:51
When do we release the tickets? It seems there is huge interest for Sweden Rock Festival 2017, and right now we're receiving tons of questions about when the first bands will be announced and when ticket sales will start. The timing depends on when we get written confirmations returned from some of the acts, and also on when we are allowed to make the announcements. At this point, we're looking at the end of November / beginning of December for both the first announcements and the release of tickets. As soon as we have an exact date, we'll let you know. So: Hang in there! We're working...
Published 14 October 2016 at 09:44
Thanks to everyone who helped us out In order to get an even better and more detailed understanding of our festival visitors' taste in music, we recently conducted a short survey. The survey is now closed and the results are being analyzed. Thank you everyone who participated!! Hopefully the answers will provide us with useful insights - and therefore give us an opportunity to create even better festivals in the future.
Published 16 September 2016 at 10:23
Our office is open again! Our office is now up and running after the summer holiday, and the planning for Sweden Rock Festival 2017 is well under way! Next years dates: June 7-10. But first, let's take a few minutes and reminisce about 2016. Click here for a video from this summers festival!
Published 24 August 2016 at 11:01
We close the office for the summer! On July 7th we will close our office for some well-needed summer vacation. If you need to get ahold of us during the summer, send an e-mail to (Thanks for understanding that it may take a few days for us to respond, as we check the mail sporadically, in between BBQs and ocean dips.) We'll be back in the office again on August 22nd. Thanks again for a great year! Wishing you all a wonderful summer!
Published 4 July 2016 at 14:04
Pictures from this years festival! Now we have added tons of pictures from this years festival. Kudos to our fantastic photographers: Josefin Larsson, Christian Andersson, Carl Anders Olsson, Maria Johansson and Stefan Johansson! Click here!
Published 15 June 2016 at 12:39
Lost goods If you have lost anything at the festival, you need to call the Swedish police at +46 77 114 14 00. Ask for the Karlshamn office, as it is there all lost goods from the festival end up.
Published 12 June 2016 at 12:10
Sold out again! This year's festival has just entered its second day and we are happy to announce that all tickets for Sweden Rock Festival 2016 are now sold out! We would like to thank our fantastic guests and all our staff colleagues working hard on the festival grounds. You are the best! Without you there would be no festival! Now we will continue working to make the remaining festival days the best ever and tonight we welcome Queen + Adam Lambert onto the main stage!
Published 9 June 2016 at 12:07
Leif Sundin added as FOURTH singer with Schenker Fourth vocalist joins Michael Schenker Fest! As previously announced, Michael Schenker will be joined by his three former MSG vocalists Graham Bonnet, Gary Barden and Robin McAuley for one exclusive show at Sweden Rock Festival when the guitarist celebrates his entire career under the name Michael Schenker Fest. We are happy to announce that a fourth singer has now confirmed his participation in the concert: Leif Sundin, who sang in MSG in the mid-90's and again in the mid-00's. Hailing from Stockholm, Sundin has also made a name for himself as the lead singer with Brian Robertson, Great King Rat and...
Published 28 May 2016 at 17:33
Signing Sessions Sweden Rock 2016 This years schedule for the signings essions are now up here . It will be updated step by step as we get more confirmations.
Published 25 May 2016 at 07:10
No new app this year! Sometimes thing simply don't turn out the way you expect them to. As you may know, we had a planned to launch a new festival app in the middle of May. But as it now happens, all parts of the app have not come together, and therefore we have decided to postpone the launch. This means that the current app will stay active during this year's festival. In other words; if you have been waiting to create your concert schedules you can go ahead and do that now, in the current app. Once the festival is over, we will of course...
Published 11 May 2016 at 11:29
Only few left of Thursday and Friday tickets as well It seems the great pre-summer weather here in Sweden really has made many of you long for Sweden Rock Festival, because the figures are now showing that there are only a few left of the 1-day tickets for Thursday June 9th and Friday June 10th as well. So if you aren't planning on missing out on the best days of summer, hurry in and get your ticket:
Published 9 May 2016 at 09:31
25 years of rock! In about a month, the 25th edition of Sweden Rock takes place. A quarter of a century of rock; years during which the festival has been established, grown, evolved and improved. Nowadays, we welcome world-famous rock bands and guests from over 50 countries around the world. The critical voices have long silenced; Sweden Rock stands firm, and hard rock is here to stay! We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who over the years has contributed to making the festival what it is; staff, partners and suppliers. Most of all, we want to thank all you visitors, who...
Published 4 May 2016 at 13:02
Demon replaces Robin George Robin George has informed us that he, due to personal reasons, has to cancel his gig at Sweden Rock this summer. Sad of course, but hopefully we can cheer you up by letting you know that the British band Demon will fill this spot. Demon is one of the major cult bands of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, with several highly appreciated SRF appearances to their name. Albums like ''Night of the demon'' (1981), ''The unexpected guest'' (1982) and ''The plague'' (1983) are bona fide cult classics. Each in its own way - no two Demon albums are alike....
Published 27 April 2016 at 08:59
Few tickets left Want to kick off this summer with hard rock, friends, good food and the nicest of rock fans from all over the world? Then we would like to let you know that there are only a few of the 3-day tickets left, as well as the tickets for Saturday. So don't wait too long!
Published 21 April 2016 at 09:58
From the US, to Höganäs, to Sweden Rock... They have travelled from North and South Carolina, through Alabama and Tennessee, to the Meat Capital of Texas - to be inspired and learn from some of the best BBQ kitchens in the world. They have imported the best smokers and given them a new home here in South of Sweden. In their home town Höganäs they are celebrated as ''Best Restaurant of the Year'', ''Entrepreneur of the Year'' and ''Food Ambassador of the Year''. Their restaurant has also been praised by the White Guide... AND NOW THEY ARE COMING TO SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL! As you can tell, we are happy...
Published 13 April 2016 at 09:31
Rock Stage is now Lemmy Stage Motörhead remain one of the most important and iconic bands in rock history. They played Sweden Rock Festival no less than eight times and have sometimes been referred to as the ''house band'' of the festival. Many of us in the festival management team got to know front man Lemmy Kilmister, his band mates and their crew personally over the years and it was with great sadness we learned of Lemmy's passing in December. To honour his memory, we are changing the name of the stage where Motörhead always played when they were in Sölvesborg. With the blessings of surviving Motörhead...
Published 8 April 2016 at 10:36
New app coming soon! Right now we are building a new Sweden-Rock app. The new app will be ready for downloading in the middle of May. It will have the same functionality as the current one, and (in a while) also some new ones! The change of app means that your personal schedule needs to be created in the new app. In other words: if you haven't made your own schedule yet, it's a good idea to await the release of the new app. Thanks for your patience!
Published 6 April 2016 at 11:14
Schedule finished! The band schedule for Sweden Rock Festival 2016 is now complete and posted here on our website The schedule is a result of the artists' tour schedules, travelling plans and wishes, but we have also done our best to avoid collisions between bands of similar genres. Please note that we will not post the band schedule on the app yet. This is due to that we are developing a brand new app, and therefore you would only have needed to re-do your personal schedule in the new app later anyways. Thanks for your patience with this, and have a Happy Easter!
Published 24 March 2016 at 12:14
Final acts confirmed! We are happy to finally be able to announce the last 13 bands for this year's Sweden Rock Festival, making the full 82-band line-up complete: MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST (with Gary Barden, Robin McAuley och Graham Bonnet), SYMPHONY X, STEVE VAI, GAMMA RAY, HAWKWIND, VANILLA FUDGE, MAYHEM, THE WINERY DOGS, ENTOMBED AD, THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT, SLOUGH FEG, MONSTER TRUCK and ROCKKLASSIKER ALL-STARS. We hope to be able to announce the full running order (here) on our website shortly.
Published 18 March 2016 at 08:54
Final announcement Right now, we are getting loads of questions about when the final acts for this years festival will be announced. We understand the wait can be frustrating, but we appreciate your commitment and before the weekend we would like to give you a quick status update. We are still waiting for a few confirmations, but we are doing all we can to get them in place and ready for announcement shortly. The next announcement will be our last for this summer, and it will complete our line-up with 13 mid-size and smaller acts. As things are looking right now, the announcement...
Published 4 March 2016 at 08:21
All 4-day tickets are now sold out. All 4-day and 1-day ticket for Wednesday June 8 are now sold out There are 3-day tickets available, as well as 1-day Thursday-, Friday- and Saturday tickets.
Published 19 February 2016 at 10:38
Announcing the 2016 NEMIS bands Sweden Rock is happy to welcome the following Nemis bands to the 2016 festival: FRIDAY NIGHT SPECIALS, KING ALBATROSS, ELEINE, SKALLBANK, PAINTED SKY, SERPENT, FEARLESS and THE PRESOLAR SANDS. Nemis stands for New Music In Sweden, and is a cooperation between Studiefrämjandet and (amongst others) Sweden Rock. The purpose being to together highlight unestablished Swedish bands and artists and have them play some of the best stages in the country. Eight Nemis bands have now been chosen to enter the Rockklassiker Stage on Sweden Rock on Thursday, June 9th, this giving them a great opportunity to show off their sound and...
Published 19 February 2016 at 08:46
4-day tickets almost sold out! The tickets for Sweden Rock Festival 2016 are selling out quickly! The way it looks right now, 4-day tickets will be sold out before the weekend arrives. The ''Parking-1 tickets'' are also nearly sold out. (The parking closest to the festival area, across the street.) So if you don't want to miss the best days of the summer, hurry up and secure your ticket:
Published 17 February 2016 at 10:51
Band competition settled This year's band competition is now settled! Norwegian sleaze rockers NITRAIN came in as number one, Swedish melodic hard rockers SAFFIRE secured second place, and American punk rock n rollers WARNER DRIVE ended up on spot number three! Besides these three winners, Sweden Rock's promotors have chosen to give this year's ''wild card'' to American BANDITOS, who deliver a fantastic mix of bluegrass, country, punk, southern rock, boogie rock n roll etc. Congratulations to all winning bands! We look forward to seeing you at Sweden Rock! 1. NITERAIN - NORWAY 2. SAFFIRE - SWEDEN 3. WARNER DRIVE - USA Wild Card....
Published 4 February 2016 at 11:10
25 bands confirmed for the final voting in our band competition! The following 25 bands have proceeded to the final voting round in our band competition. The voting will start February 4 at 9 AM and end February 10 at 9 AM. Good luck! The final bands: Banditos, Blacksmith Legacy, Eden's Curse, Eleine, Emma Varg, Fearless, Fejd, Forever Still, Friday Night Specials, Frontback, Gaelbah, Jolly Joker, Mr. Riot, My Dear Addiction, NiteRain, Permian Incident, Reverse Grip, Saffire, Sold My Soul, Stone Brigade, Strangers, The Gloria Story, The Pete Flesh Deathtrip, Warner Drive, With Heavy Hearts.
Published 3 February 2016 at 10:14
Only a few 4-day tickets left! The 4-day tickets for Sweden Rock Festival 2016 are now down to a few left. Based on sales of previous years, this means that they will probably only last a few more weeks. So if you want to experience this summer's best festival, it's time to get your ticket now. The 4-day tickets are good for June 8-9-10-11.
Published 29 January 2016 at 08:15
1-day tickets released! This years 1-day tickets are now released. Confirmed dates for the different bands, so far, can be found in the menu under ''Confirmed dates''.
Published 26 January 2016 at 12:50
Anthrax, Dirkschneider, Lita Ford and more confirmed! We can think of no better way to start off the week than announcing another 10 acts confirmed for Sweden Rock Festival 2016! So welcome ANTHRAX, DIRKSCHNEIDER, LITA FORD, GLENN HUGHES, RAISED FIST, EPICA, THE KENTUCKY HEADHUNTERS, IMPERIAL STATE ELECTRIC, 220 VOLT and THE ERIC BELL TRIO. With Slayer and Megadeth previously announced, the addition of Anthrax to the line-up means that three quarters of ''the big 4'' of thrash metal are confirmed to visit Sölvesborg this summer! Anthrax, who have not played Sweden Rock since 2005, are returning with their classic vocalist Joey Belladonna behind the microphone and have a...
Published 25 January 2016 at 08:45
Sweden Rock Band Competition 2016 170 bands have now been selected for the first voting round in our annual band competition. After the first voting round, the top 25 bands will move on to a final voting round, where the top three bands to play Sweden Rock Festival 2016 will be decided! Besides these three bands, Sweden Rock will choose one ''wild card'', so in total there will be four winning bands. Here are the voting rules: 2 votes per day per IP-address. A maximum of 5 bands at a time. Listen and vote here:
Published 21 January 2016 at 08:35
The schedule for Wednesday June 8 is complete! All bands for Wednesday June 8th (the first festival day) have been confirmed for a while: BLIND GUARDIAN, AMARANTHE, GRAHAM BONNET BAND, MIKE TRAMP, BONAFIDE, DIAMOND HEAD, ECLIPSE, SKITARG, TRIBULATION and KING WITCH. Will be a great start for this year's festival! The Wednesday schedule has now been set as well: If you don't want to miss out on these eminent bands, we suggest you secure your 4-day ticket today! It only costs 200 SEK more than a 3 days, and in addition you get an extra day to hang out with the rest of the ''Sweden-Rock family''! Tickets:
Published 11 January 2016 at 11:51
R.I.P. Lemmy It was with great sadness that we last night received word that Lemmy Kilmister has passed away. It is hard to take in that this singer basist - who basically defined the very concept of rock'n'roll for so many years - is now gone. Motörhead has played Sweden Rock Festival more times than any other band - not less than eight times, the latest being 2012. Today is a sad day, but on suggestion from the other Motörhead band members we choose to honor Lemmy by playing his music and raising a toast in his honor. We are grateful for his...
Published 29 December 2015 at 09:45
13 new acts confirmed! An additional 13 acts have now been confirmed for Sweden Rock Festival 2016: SABATON, MEGADETH, FOREIGNER, SIXX:AM, DEATH DTA, GRAVEYARD, UNCLE ACID & THE DEADBEATS, L.A. GUNS, THE KRISTET UTSEENDE, GRAHAM BONNET BAND, NEON ROSE, SKITARG and DIAMOND HEAD.
Published 27 November 2015 at 10:53
Improvements for this summers festival! At Sweden Rock, we continuously aim to improve our service, with the goal that your next festival experience will be even better than the last one. Hence, based on last year's feedback, in 2016 we will increase the number of lavatories by 20 %. We will also offer better and extended bank services, and increase the bar capacity. In addition, we will soon present some exciting news in the area of restaurants. Stay tuned for more info about other improvements, and welcome to Sweden Rock Festival 2016. It will be awesome, as usual!
Published 24 November 2015 at 13:45
For precaution reasons – buy your tickets from us! We have noted that secondary ticket shops, such as, etc., already are selling 1-day tickets for Sweden Rock Festival 2016. In connection to this, we would like to make you aware of that we have not released any 1-day tickets yet - this will not happen until most of the band schedules are set sometime during winter or early spring. In addition, the number of 1-day tickets released will be limited. That basically means that secondary ticket shops may sell more tickets than they then actually can purchase from us for delivery... As organizers for Sweden Rock Festival, we...
Published 10 November 2015 at 15:31
QUEEN + Adam Lambert confirmed! We are proud to announce that one of the biggest and most legendary bands in rock history, Queen, fronted by sensational new vocalist Adam Lambert, will be performing at the Sweden Rock Festival next year! It has been more than 10 years since Queen last visited Sweden, playing a sold out show at the Stockholm Globe Arena. Still, they have remained in the public eye and perhaps even built on their popularity since then. Their musical ''We Will Rock You'' enjoyed tremendous success in Stockholm in 2010, Queen's music is continuously played on radio and television...
Published 9 November 2015 at 09:54
Limited tickets sold out! The limited tickets (that included t-shirts) are already sold out. Faster than ever before. Instead, we are releasing the ordinary 3- and 4-day tickets. You buy tickets at:
Published 4 November 2015 at 21:39
Good morning! Right now we only have a couple of hundred of the limited tickets left, so if you would like one of the unique t-shirts or a subscription for Sweden Rock Magazine, now is the time to act! Confirmed acts for Sweden Rock Festival 2016 so far: THE HELLACOPTERS (world-exclusive reunion show), TWISTED SISTER (their final tour, only show in Sweden), KING DIAMOND (performing a special ''Abigail'' set), AVANTASIA (only show in Sweden), SATYRICON (performing a special ''Nemesis Divina'' set), BLIND GUARDIAN, LORDI, LOUDNESS, AMARANTHE, MY DYING BRIDE, FINNTROLL, LEGION OF THE DAMNED, DAN REED NETWORK, ROBIN GEORGE &...
Published 4 November 2015 at 11:37
About tomorrows artist-and ticket release! Tomorrow (Tuesday) at 9 am we will announce the first confirmed bands/artists for next year's Sweden Rock Festival. The announcement will be in the form of a film trailer, where the first 22 bands out of the total of 82 will be presented. You will be able to find the trailer on our facebook page, our website or our Youtube channel. It will be a great mix of music styles; everything from Southern rock to brutal metal. It will also include both bands that are not particularly well established and better known bands. Descriptions of all the bands will be available...
Published 2 November 2015 at 13:20
Welcome to our new website! The new version of this website has the same content and functionality as the former one - and then some! The big difference, really, is that this new site is responsive. Something that felt both obvious and neccessary, as more and more of you visit us on your mobile phones. Of course, we have kept the forum and all its content. But we have also added a search function (upper right hand corner), our facebook- and instagram feeds, and some other bits and pieces. Hope you like the new site!
Published 22 October 2015 at 09:44
Rock musical American Idiot -based on Green Days music In cooperation with Blixten & Co, Sweden Rock will this spring set up the rock musical American Idiot in Stockholm. American Idiot is an explosive story about anger, love and friendship, in a world forever changed by 9/11. Viktor Norén from Sugarplum Fairy and Viktor & the Blood will play the leading part. Get your tickets here:
Published 16 October 2015 at 09:43
Dregen visits with local youth Sweden Rock creates ripple effects in the local community. Amongst other things, many local youths love rock. Which we of course think is great; regrowth is important Smiley wink. In cooperation with a local youth recreation center, we will now offer the young rock fans an opportunity to meet one of their idols in real life. October 30th Dregen from the band Backyard Babies will visit Sölvesborg. He will speak about his upbringing, answer questions and play a few songs live. In addition to Dregen's visit, the youths will be invited to make a field visit to the Sweden Rock office....
Published 8 October 2015 at 09:35


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