Sonisphere Festival, the first and only touring European metal festival returns in 2010 in the following locations : Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Greece, Poland, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, U.K.
Most of Ankkarock’s acts have now been confirmed for the August 1-2, 2009 in Korso, Vantaa, Finland. The last big rock festival of the summer features metal bands Testament (USA), Amon Amarth (SWE) and Dragonforce (UK), hard rock group Hardcore Superstar (SWE) and hardcore punk band Fucked Up (CAN).
Ruisrock Festival will take place in Ruissalo, Turku, Finland, on the first weekend of July, the exact dates being July 3-5, 2009. This year’s festival will be headlined by masked metal band Slipknot (USA), indie rock group Mew (DEN) and heavy metal band Disturbed (USA).
The Neurotic Deathfest is the premier indoor death metal event of Europe. Grown from the Rotterdam deathfest (2004 and 2005) it transformed into the Neurotic Deathfest (2006 and 2007) when the organisation decided to change venue, and city. 2008 marks the year of the first Neurotic Deathfest in club 013 in Tilburg.