Transatlantic, UFO, Venom and more for High Voltage
High Voltage is the must-see rock event of 2010 – a two-day festival featuring the very best in classic rock, progressive rock and metal. Custom built by rock fans, for rock fans and held at Victoria Park, London on the 24th and 25th July.
Topping the bill are the legendary Emerson, Lake & Palmer and ZZ Top.
The latest additions add to an already stellar lineup that will run across two days and three stages – Main Stage, Prog Stage and Metal Stage.
Transatlantic (Prog Stage) – A rare performance from the prog rock supergroup made up of Roine Stolt (The Flower Kings), Pete Trewavas (Marillion), Neal Morse (ex-Spock’s Beard) and Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater). The band released their latest album “The Whirlwind” in late 2009 to widespread critical acclaim.
Venom (Metal Stage) - Venom are the legendary British metal band whose seminal 1982 album Black Metal spawned an entire genre. Acknowledged as a major influence by Metallica, Slayer and countless extreme metal bands, Venom are still led by iconic frontman Cronos, who was a guest star on Dave Grohl’s Probot album.
UFO (Main Stage) - One of the all-time great hard rock bands. In the ‘70s they released a series of classic albums including Phenomenon, Force It, Lights Out, Obsession and the definitive live double album Strangers In The Night. Now featuring guitar virtuoso Vinnie Moore alongside vocalist Phil Mogg, bassist Pete Way, drummer Andy Parker and guitarist/keyboard player Paul Raymond, UFO celebrated their 40th anniversary in 2009.
The Quireboys (Main Stage) - The Quireboys are, in their own words, “purveyors of the finest English good time rock ‘n’ roll since 1984” – a band in the tradition of The Rolling Stones and the Faces. And 20 years after their debut album A Bit Of What You Fancy hit number two on the UK chart, the Quireboys’ current album Halfpenny Dancer proves they’re still one of Britain’s great rock ‘n’ roll bands.
The Union (Main Stage) – The Union is a new band formed by Luke Morley, formerly the guitarist for legendary UK rock band Thunder and ex Winterville vocalist/guitarist Peter Shoulder. The band are currently somewhere deep in the English countryside devoting themselves to the songwriting process and expect to emerge later in the year to perform their debut shows. The album promises to be an inspired mix of blues infused rock featuring the stunning and unique vocals of Peter Shoulder.
Dweezil Zappa Plays Zappa (Prog Stage) – Dweezil Zappa and band play a greatest hits set of the music from his father, the maverick rock legend Frank Zappa. The band returns to the UK for the first time since a sellout tour in 2008.
Confirmed lineup to date is as follows…
Main stage – Emerson, Lake & Palmer, ZZ Top, Foreigner, Heaven & Hell, Bachman Turner, Joe Bonamassa, Gary Moore, UFO, The Answer, The Quireboys, The Union…
Prog Stage – Transatlantic, Asia, Zappa Plays Zappa, Marillion, Argent, Steve Hackett, Focus, Pendragon, Uriah Heep, Magnum, Martin Turner’s Wishbone Ash, The Reasoning, Touchstone…
Metal Stage – Black Label Society, Down, Venom, Clutch…