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High Voltage announce Dream Theater and Judas Priest as 2011 headliners….and Judas Priest decide to call it a day on touring??!?

December 7th, 2010

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High Voltage Festival has decided to get in on the early-festival-announcement game that everyone else is playing right now – they’ve announced today that the more-metal-than-anyone Judas Priest, and prog-metal kings Dream Theater, will be the two headline acts at High Voltage 2011 on July 23 and 24 respectively.

This news is both awesome and awful – because while we are stoked that we’ll get to see Judas Priest killing it in Victoria Park next summer, the band confirmed today that their High Voltage performance will be part of the band’s final ever world tour, which they have fittingly decided to call the ‘Epitaph Tour’.

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BEST BITS: High Voltage Festival @ Victoria Park, London, 24 July 2010

July 29th, 2010

We spent a couple of days in a park in London at the inaugural High Voltage Festival and aside from getting sunstroke, we saw some awesome stuff. Bands, mainly. We picked our top moments.

Best Air Guitar
High Voltage actually has an air guitar booth. While those of us from Thrash Hits don’t indulge ourselves (we don’t want to show anyone up, obviously. Particularly ourselves) the undoubted winner of the weekend in this particular category did his work on the Metal Hammer stage. Orange Goblin are on their usual storming form, ripping through their set of balls-out heavy metal with vim and vigour. Frontman Ben Ward is the star of the show, captivating your attention. And playing air guitar better than anyone else all weekend.

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Heaven and Hell @ High Voltage Festival – Victoria Park, London, 24 July 2010

July 29th, 2010

It’s the first day of High Voltage Festival 2010, and it must be said that for a first time festival, everything seems to be running rather smoothly. The punters are in – tattooed leather-lovers in front of the Hammer Stage, wizard-like hippies smoking their pipes by the Prog Stage, and the Dad Rockers at the Classic Rock Main Stage, trying to work out if the geezer in front of them once played in Quo. Victoria Park is brimming with excitement, and it only takes a quick glance at the line-up to realise why.

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