High Voltage Festival

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High Voltage Festival
Genre Rock, hard rock, blues rock, progressive rock, heavy metal, thrash metal
Dates End of July
Location(s) London, UK
Years active 2010–2011
Website
www.highvoltagefestival.com

High Voltage was a music festival, held twice in Victoria Park, London. The event hosted artists from various strands of rock music, including classic rock, progressive rock, and heavy metal. The first festival was held on the 24 and 25 July 2010.[1] The second took place on the 23 and 24 July 2011.[2] The festival was not held in 2012 to avoid clashing with the London Olympics, and it did not return in 2013.

History[edit]

Pye Hastings at the High Voltage Festival 2011

2011[edit]

The set times for 2011 were announced on 18 July 2011.[4]

Classic Rock Stage[edit]

Saturday Sunday

Prog Stage[edit]

Saturday Sunday

Metal Hammer Stage[edit]

Saturday Sunday

Other[edit]

There was also an Evel Knievel exhibition; a beer festival with bands playing; and the Ace Café area - featuring performances from The Crazy World of Arthur Brown (which was recorded and subsequently released on limited edition vinyl as The Crazy World of Arthur Brown Live At High Voltage), Aaron Keylock, and Allegra Shock.[4]

Electric Wizard couldn't make the festival in time, due to flight disruptions caused by events in Norway, so Rival Sons played a headline set in their place.

2010[edit]

Classic Rock Stage[edit]

Saturday Sunday

Prog Stage[edit]

Saturday Sunday

Metal Hammer Stage[edit]

Saturday Sunday

Attendance over two days: around 30,000

References[edit]

  1. ^ "High Voltage Festival: Further Details Revealed". Classic Rock. Retrieved 9 March 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Judas Priest, Dream Theater For High Voltage 2011". Classic Rock. Retrieved 9 March 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "Glenn Hughes To Front Dio Tribute At High Voltage". Planet Rock. Retrieved 9 March 2011. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g "Gig Of The Week: High Voltage". Classic Rock. Retrieved 20 July 2011. 
  5. ^ "Slash To Play High Voltage". Planet Rock. Retrieved 12 April 2011. 
  6. ^ "Thin Lizzy Join High Voltage". Planet Rock. Retrieved 28 March 2011. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f "Thunder Reunite For High Voltage". Planet Rock. 15 February 2011. Retrieved 9 March 2011. 
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o "High Voltage Adds Fifteen More Acts". Planet Rock. Retrieved 9 March 2011. 
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h "High Voltage Adds BCC, Jethro Tull". Planet Rock. Retrieved 9 March 2011. 
  10. ^ "ZZ Top And ELP Headline High Voltage Festival". Classic Rock. Retrieved 9 March 2011. 
  11. ^ "Heaven And Hell To Play High Voltage Festival". Classic Rock. Retrieved 9 March 2011. 
  12. ^ a b c d e f "Foreigner, Asia, Focus And More Added To High Voltage Bill". Classic Rock. Retrieved 9 March 2011. 
  13. ^ a b c d e "Gary Moore for High Voltage". Planet Rock. Retrieved 9 March 2011. 
  14. ^ a b c d e f "UFO, Union, Quireboys To Play High Voltage". Planet Rock. Retrieved 9 March 2011. 
  15. ^ "ELP Headline Classic Rock's High Voltage Festival". Classic Rock. Retrieved 9 March 2011. 
  16. ^ "Down N Outz Added To High Voltage". Planet Rock. Retrieved 9 March 2011. 
  17. ^ "Ian Hunter Joins High Voltage Bill". Planet Rock. Retrieved 9 March 2011. 
  18. ^ a b c "High Voltage Festival Update". Classic Rock. Retrieved 9 March 2011. 
  19. ^ "Bigelf Join High Voltage Party". Planet Rock. Retrieved 9 March 2011. 
  20. ^ a b "Marillion, Argent To Play High Voltage Festival". Classic Rock. Retrieved 9 March 2011. 
  21. ^ "Steve Hackett Added To High Voltage Bill". Classic Rock. Retrieved 9 March 2011. 
  22. ^ a b "Black Label Society, Clutch To Play High Voltage Fest". Classic Rock. Retrieved 9 March 2011. 
  23. ^ a b c "Saxon Added To High Voltage". Planet Rock. Retrieved 9 March 2011. 
  24. ^ a b c d e "High Voltage Festival: More Great Names Confirmed". Classic Rock. Retrieved 9 March 2011. 
  25. ^ "High Voltage Festival: Day Splits Announced". Classic Rock. Retrieved 9 March 2011. 
  26. ^ "Opeth Added To High Voltage Bill". Planet Rock. Retrieved 9 March 2011. 

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