After rescheduling the 2020 edition due to an unprecedented health crisis worldwide, Barcelona Rock Fest has kept working through the last few months in order to reconfirm most of their talent for next year’s edition.
Also, a good amount of new artists will reinforce a bill that is yet to be closed and that will spark big surprises. Among them, the announcement of a new and highly awaited headliner on Wednesday July 22nd at 19:00h CET.
KISS, THE GREAT FAREWELL!
As expected, the great farewell tour by KISS will again be one of the main attractions of next year’s edition. The american supergroup, founded by Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley and creator of one of hard rock’s best catalogs and the most spectacular live show of all time, will be back at Rock Fest as part of a world tour in which they will be saying goodbye one last time with their iconic four masked alter egos.
With a live show that can’t just be matched at Rock Fest and anthems such as “I Was Made For Lovin’ You”, “Detroit Rock City” and “Rock and Roll All Nite” among many others, this will be the last time we will be able one of rock’s most influential bands in a Spanish festival.
KISS will play on Saturday July 3rd 2021 at Rock Fest in Santa Coloma de Gramenet and they will do so on the same night as the legendary JUDAS PRIEST in the midst of their own 50th anniversary tour,
The very next day, Sunday July 4th 2021, KISS will make Madrid’s Wizink Center explode with their last ever show in Spain in a night that will be considered historical.
RESCHEDULED BANDS AND NEW CONFIRMATIONS
Birmingham born JUDAS PRIEST, one of the creators of heavy metal as such and now celebrating their 50th anniversary, will be another of the festival’s main attractions. Albums such as “Sad Wings of Destiny”, “Screaming for Vengeance” and “British Steel” paved the way for the genre and the band will dig deep in their discography as such a special occasion demands.
One of the most consistent British hard rock bands, UFO, will also be rescheduled for 2021’s edition with what will be their last tour and, actually, their last show in Spain.
The only festival show in Spain for ACCEPT in 2021 will also be held at Rock Fest. The german band, now rejuvenated since singer Mark Tornillo took the mic in 2009, will make the audience jump with some of metal’s most well known anthems such as “Metal Heart” and “Balls to the Wall”.
Joining them will be new bands, among them BLIND GUARDIAN, the historical power metal pioneers and owners of one of metal’s most dedicated fanbases, specially in Spain. The Hansi Kursch led band will bring their epic and speed to Can Zam in a long awaited show.
Also joining the bill will be DROPKICK MURPHYS, six years after their last visit to Spain. The high energy Celtic punk-rock band has one of the best live shows of present times, full of anthems as necessary as “I’m Shipping Up to Boston”.
But if we’re talking historical anthems, FOREIGNER are, without a doubt, almost mandatory to understand the evolution of contemporary rock. Writers of hits so well known as “Cold as Ice” and “I Want To Know What Love Is”, the Americans will be back in Barcelona just fifteen years since their previous show.
Another new confirmation for 2021 is an energy powerplant in intself. We’re talking DORO here. The german singer, who led the popular 80’s outfit Warlock, has been nurturing a solo career distinguished by its consistence and constance and for the undeniable enthusiasm of her live shows. With a new record planned for 2021, the tigress of rock will not deceive anyone.
Also coming are the outlaws in NASHVILLE PUSSY, one of the great rock bands appearing on the scene at the tail end of the 90’s and with a career that is just impeccably compromised with real rock and roll. Finally, closing the chapter of new bands, we will have classic heavy metal outfit RIOT, coming back to the festival five years later, D.A.D. with a big dose of Hard Rock and Austrians KONTRUST, with a proposal that dances all over several generes without hesitation.
A FESTIVAL FULL OF VARIED STYLES
As well as the headliners and the newly confirmed bands, the festival will keep most of the bands that made up their programme. Hard rock fans will still be able to enjoy live shows by GOTTHARD, BULLET, ROCK GODDESS, PHIL CAMPBELL with a special MOTORHEAD setlist, and STORMZONE. In its most pirate incarnation, ALESTORM will also be back at Can Zam with the best of their new record and all of their classics.
Americans SYMPHONY X, with a 25th anniversary tour, and Tunisian outfit MYRATH will offer their own best takes at progressive metal. Classic heavy metal, one of the most valued genres by the audience at the festival, will be represented in all of its variations, be it the extreme power metal of DRAGONFORCE or the more classic approach by ORANGE GOBLIN, DIAMOND HEAD or the Japanese cult band ANTHEM, coming to Spain for the first time ever.
Extreme sounds will still be represented by NILE, supergroup BLOODBATH, MY DYING BRIDE’s doom metal, the neverending thrash metal of ANGELUS APATRIDA and EVIL INVADERS, the melodic death metal of INSOMNIUM or the mysterious and unclassifiable project that joins cartoons and extreme metal under the name BELZEBUBS.
Also in the bill will be some more varied bands such as REEF, industrial metal oriented MIND DRILLER, the powerful DISCONNECTED, the accesible THE NEW ROSES and the fun and catchy music of CELTICA.
And that’s not all: the bill is not closed. We’re still awaiting new rescheduled bands and new confirmations.
NEW HEADLINER TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON
We’re finishing up the details for a new and spectacular announcement on Wednesday July 22nd at 19:00h CET. We will announce of the most requested bands by you which will exclusively play Rock Fest 2021.
BARCELONA ROCK FEST
1 – 2 – 3 de Julio de 2021
Parc de Can Zam, Santa Coloma de Gramenet ( Barcelona )
KISS – JUDAS PRIEST – FOREIGNER – DROPKICK MURPHYS – BLIND GUARDIAN
ACCEPT – UFO – DORO – SYMPHONY X – ALESTORM – RIOT – GOTTHARD
PHIL CAMPBELL – DRAGONFORCE – NILE – ANGELUS APATRIDA
INSOMNIUM – BELZEBUBS – BLOODBATH – MY DYING BRIDE – DIAMOND HEAD
KONTRUST- REEF – ANTHEM – MYRATH – BULLET – D.A.D
ROCK GODDESS – CELTICA – EVIL INVADERS – DISCONNECTED – THE NEW ROSES STORMZONE – MIND DRILLER – ORANGE GOBLIN – NASHVILLE PUSSY
During this week a link will be activated at Rockn’Rock official website and Ticketmaster to start the return process for those who decide to ask for a refund.
It is possible that refunds will take longer than usual due to the exceptional situation that COVID 19 has put us all in and that makes the process not as easy as we would like to. Again we appreciate your patience and understanding.
TICKETS ON SALE
Tickets are on sale through RocknRock’s website (www.rocknrock.com) and through the Ticketmaster network (by clicking on this link: https://www.ticketmaster.es/artist/rock-fest-barcelona-2021-entradas/972133)
There’s also a limited full colour edition ticket for collectors and a limited amount of VIP packages available through RocknRock’s website.
TICKETS FOR 2020 ARE VALID FOR 2021
Tickets purchased for Rock Fest 2020 are valid for the 2021 edition of the festival without having do anything Just hold on them and they will give you access to next year’s edition.