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Festival News: High Voltage 2011: New Bands Announced

Posted on Saturday, January 29 @ 18:00:00 UTC by nightowl

Following the exciting announcement that heavy metal legends Judas Priest will play their farewell festival performance as High Voltage headliners and metal heroes Dream Theater will be closing the weekend with their only 2011 UK festival performance, we are delighted to announced that joining them on the main stage is none other than heavy rock supergroup Black Country Communion. Featuring Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Black Sabbath) on vocals and bass, Jason Bonham (Led Zeppelin) on drums, Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater) on keyboards, and Joe Bonamassa (the blues-rock solo star) on guitar and vocals, the band released its debut album in 2010 to widespread critical acclaim and will not be performing at any other UK festival this year.

They will be joined on the main stage by Michael Schenker Group led by the guitar hero who made his name in the 1970s with two iconic bands – Britain’s UFO and Germany’s Scorpions.

We’re also thrilled to reveal that the legendary Jethro Tull - led by charismatic singer and flute player Ian Anderson and guitarist Martin Barre - are set to headline the Prog Stage; this is a UK exclusive, Tull’s only UK show of 2011.

Following a lengthy hiatus two cult prog bands have reformed to join us on the Prog Stage, Spock’s Beard will perform another UK festival exclusive and British heroes Caravan add to the occasion alongside Mostly Autumn,Pallas and The Enid.

[Source: Future Publishing Limited (Classic Rock Mag)]

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