Sofia Rocks 2011 Unites Judas Priest, Whitesnake

Society » CULTURE | March 29, 2011, Tuesday // 16:36
Bulgaria: Sofia Rocks 2011 Unites Judas Priest, Whitesnake Rob Halford (L) and Scott Travis of Judas Priest hold their awards for `Best Metal Performance` at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, USA, 31 January 2010. EPA/BGNES

The shows of Judas Priest and Whitesnake previously announced to take place in Sofia July 8 will be brought together under the banners of Sofia Rocks 2011 fest.

The major event, set now to take place on the National Hippodrome in Bankya just outside of Sofia, will also feature British glam rockers Slade and heavy metal veterans Saxon.

Judas Priest, nicknamed the "Metal Gods" due to their contribution to the development of the genre, have announced that they are embarking on their last worldwide tour, aptly named "Epitaph."

Whitesnake are on their "Forevermore" world tour promoting their eponymous 2011 album.

Organizers from Balkan Entertainment Company have vowed to erect completely new festival facilities at the site of the hippodrome in Bankya.

They have also stated they will organize facilitated transportation by bus and train from downtown Sofia to the satellite town.

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