Sweden Rock Festival one of the world’s six best festivals

Sweden Rock Festival is one of the nominees for the “best international music festival” award at the highly acclaimed American music busines magazine Pollstar’s Concert Industry Awards. This is the first time a Swedish festival has been nominated for the prize.


– It feels great, comments Sweden Rock Festial CEO Mats Natvig. We see this as an acknowledgement of our long term efforts to make Sweden Rock a comfortable festival with a high service level and friendly atmosphear for our audience and the artists. In the last few years, Sweden Rock Festival has enjoyed increasing international recognition and we now get visitors from some 50 countries. This nomination should serve to further strengthen the Sweden Rock brand. 


Pollstar magazine was founded in 1981 and is the world’s leading live music business magazine. Each year, it invites hundreds of randomly selected music business professionals to participate in nominating for the annual awards gala, Pollstar Concert Industry Awards in Los Angeles. The 2012 winners will be presented on February 7th.


The nominees in the “best international music festival” category for 2012 are:

Sweden Rock Festival

Bluesfest Byron Bay (Australia)

Primavera Sound (Spain)

T In The Park (UK)

Tomorrowland (Belgium)

V Festivals (UK)


No Swedish festival has ever been nominated before, and this is the first time since the Roskilde nomination of 2006 that a Scandinavian festival is among the chosen few.


The 22nd edition of the Sweden Rock Festival will take place in Sölvesbog, southern Sweden, on June 5-8 2013. Around 70 bands will perform on 5 stages, and among the confirmed artists so far are Kiss, Rush, Status Quo, Accept, Saxon, Amon Amarth, UFO and Krokus.


For more information, please see www.swedenrock.com



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