Rock Hard Festival

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Rock Hard Festival
Rock Hard festival (logo).png
Genre Heavy metal
Dates weekend of Pentecost
Location(s) Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Years active Since 2003
Website
www.rockhardfestival.de

Rock Hard Festival is a heavy metal festival sponsored by the Rock Hard magazine. It is held annually in Gelsenkirchen, Germany since 2003. Its seventh edition will take place on 10–12 June 2011.

The festival was initially planned for the 20th anniversary of the magazine in 2003 as a one-time event. But the fans voted it as the best metal open-air in Germany and so they continued. The festival is still held at the amphitheater next to a canal and a park. The amphitheater has a maximum capacity of 7,000 people.

Lineups[edit]

2011[edit]

Pre-announced

Enslaved

Anacrusis
In Solitude
Epica

2010[edit]

Friday 21 May Saturday 22 May Sunday 23 May

The Devil's Blood

Bloodbath
Sabaton
Katatonia
Necros Christos
Ketzer

Kreator

Accept
Exhorder
Raven
Artillery
Bulldozer
Evile
Orden Ogan

Rage & Lingua Mortis Orchestra

Sonata Arctica
Nevermore
Virgin Steele
Orphaned Land
Crashdiet
Keep of Kalessin
Sacred Steel

2009[edit]

Friday 29 May Saturday 30 May Sunday 31 May

Opeth

Jag Panzer
Prong
Deströyer 666
Angel Witch
Witchburner

Children of Bodom

Jon Oliva's Pain
Forbidden
DragonForce
Hail of Bullets
Audrey Horne
Grand Magus
Evocation

Saxon

Sacred Reich
UFO
Heathen
D-A-D
Bullet
Firewind
Tracedawn

2008[edit]

Friday 9 May Saturday 10 May Sunday 11 May

Testament

Die Apokalyptischen Reiter
Y&T
Lake of Tears
Stormwarrior
The Claymore

Immortal

Exodus
Amorphis
Exciter
Enslaved
Helstar
Moonsorrow
The Sorrow

Iced Earth

Paradise Lost
Volbeat
Napalm Death
Jorn
Asphyx
Sieges Even
Enemy of the Sun

2007[edit]

Friday 25 May Saturday 26 May Sunday 27 May

HammerFall

Grave Digger
Heaven Shall Burn
Cataract
Crucified Barbara
Bullet

Amon Amarth

Death Angel
Armored Saint
Vader
Ross the Boss
Korpiklaani
Turisas
Maroon
Metal Inquisitor

Thin Lizzy

Axel Rudi Pell
Paul Di'Anno
Spock's Beard
Tankard
Dark Funeral
Naglfar
Hardcore Superstar
Sabaton

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