JUDAS PRIEST Lead the first confirmations for Rock Fest Barcelona 2020
After a very successful sixth edition attended by almost 80.000 rock and heavy metal fans that confirmed it as one of the main events of the European circuit, Rock Fest Barcelona is now offering the first batch of confirmed bands for its seventh edition. A long distance run that will have its next stage on July 2nd-4th 2020 at the usual venue of Parc de Can Zam in Santa Coloma de Gramenet, just next to Barcelona.
Adding to the already confirmed german heavy metal pioneers Accept in its only Spanish show for 2020, a total of eleven new bands are now announced for the festival, a great selection that touches a lot of the genres and sub-genres and rock and heavy metal. Eleven bands that are just a taste of whats to come in a year full of great confirmations for rock fans.
The occasion is good enough to surrender to the power of the mighty Judas Priest, who will celebrate 50 years of heavy metal in one of their only two Spanish shows in 2020. One of the key bands of the genre who made ‘British steel’ an institution in the world. With close to 50 million records sold worldwide and recently nominated to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class of 2020, Judas Priest are among the greatest.
In the middle of a long farewell tour that also serves as a 50 year anniversary party, British seminal hard rockers UFO are also confirmed for the festival in what will be the last chance to ever listen again to songs such as “Doctor Doctor”, “Rock Bottom” and “Lights Out”. With the classy Phil Mogg at the front and a legacy that goes through several generations, UFO will play at Rock Fest Barcelona the last show in Spain of their long and fruitful history.
Thrash metal fans will welcome Angelus Apatrida once more as they blast their always effective songs on the gigantic double stage. Rage and technique on equal parts will be the main elements of their performance.
There will be some notable first-time bands at the festival, such as the British doom metal titans My Dying Bride, the English rockers Reef and two of the best classic heavy metal bands from nowadays, the Swedish combo Bullet and the American beasts Unleash the Archers.
There will also be some treasures for fans of 80’s hard and heavy. One of the main inspirations for the biggest bands of the genre, Diamond Head, will play the festival for the first time. It will also be the case of British female heavy metal pioneers Rock Goddess, who came back to activity six years ago.
This new batch of confirmations is rounded by the innovative The New Death Cult, who play a mixture of Queens of the Stone Age and Pink Floyd with a very attractive image, and the great emerging band from the french metal scene Disconnected, whose powerful riffs are inspired by some of the best bands in contemporary metal.
ROCK FEST BARCELONA
July 2-4, 2020
Parc de Can Zam, Santa Coloma de Gramenet
MY DYING BRIDE
UNLEASH THE ARCHERS
THE NEW DEATH CULT
Tickets on sale through RocknRock website (www.rocknrock.com) and Ticketmaster (http://bit.ly/EntradasRockFestBarcelona)