AVANTASIA, SEBASTIAN BACH, VIVIAN Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

February 13, 2008

AVANTASIA, SEBASTIAN BACH and VIVIAN have been confirmed for this year's edition of Sweden Rock Festival, set to take place June 4-7 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. AVANTASIA mainman Tobias Sammet (also of EDGUY) will be backed during the group's performance by a phenomenal band, including members of KAMELOT, HEAVEN'S GATE and — of course — EDGUY. In addition, the following vocalists will perform their "roles" on stage: Bob Catley (MAGNUM),Jorn Lande (ex-MASTERPLAN),André Matos (ex-ANGRA) and Amanda Somerville (ex-AINA).

The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order):

ASTRAL DOORS (S)
AT THE GATES (S)
AVATAR (S)
AXEWITCH (S)
BLUE ÖYSTER CULT (US)
BONAFIDE (S)
CARCASS (UK)
COHEED & CAMBRIA (US)
DARE (UK)
DEF LEPPARD (UK)
DERRINGER BAND (US)
ELÄKELÄISET (FIN)
ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA (UK)
FASTWAY (UK)
FIVE FIFTEEN (FIN)
GLYDER (IRL)
GOTTHARD (CH)
H.E.A.T. (S)
HAVANA BLACK (FIN)
HENSLEY/LAWTON & LIVE FIRE (UK)
JOE SATRIANI (US)
JUDAS PRIEST (UK)
LIZZY BORDEN (US)
MINISTRY (US)
MUCC (JAP)
MUSTASCH (S)
NEGATIVE (FIN)
PICTURE (NL)
POISON (US)
PRIMAL FEAR (D)
PRIMORDIAL (IRL)
ROYAL HUNT (DK)
SABATON (S)
SAXON (UK)
SEBASTIAN BACH (US)
SHAKIN' STREET (FR)
SONIC SYNDICATE (S)
TESLA (US)
TESTAMENT (US)
THE BLUES BAND (UK)
TOBIAS SAMMET'S AVANTASIA (D)
TRIUMPH (CAN)
ULI JON ROTH (D)
VIVIAN (CH)
VOLBEAT (DK)
WHITESNAKE (UK/US)

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