Summer Rock Festival
Friluftsbadet, Svedala, Sweden
Review and live pictures by: Anders Sandvall
With band’s like Corrored, Mustasch, Hardcore Superstar and Sator
And so was it time for the annual edition of the Summer Rock Festival, located in a small town about 30 minutes outside Malmo. The festival celebrated 25 years in 2012, and in 2013 the festival broke their visitors record with 20, 500 people over thee days. Each year the festival has grown and last year acts like Twisted Sister, A.C.T and the rock/punk act The Sounds played at the festival. This year the organizers have chosen to do things differently; instead of expanding further they’ve narrowed down the tickets in order to make the festival more intimate and cozy. The organizers have said that the expansion has taken its toll on the volunteers that work there every year and it all went too big last year which took away some of the joy of working.
So this year the organizers wanted to keep it more intimate to find the joy with the festival again. Three stages have been reduced to two, and the amount of tickets for sale is smaller. The heavier acts that were scheduled for the festival were Mustasch, Hardcore Superstar, Sator, and Corroded. The rest of the line-up are Swedish acts that appeal more to the families and pop-fans. The tickets went fast and were sold out quickly; the festival only admitted 6,400 people this year. Corroded was scheduled to perform on Thursday, which was the same day Hardcore Superstar was going to headline. On Friday, Mustasch was headlining and Sator performed quite early at Saturday. All of the bands had a playing time of 55 minutes except for the headliners who had 1,10hr on Thursday/Friday and 1,15hr on Saturday. The festival’s continued its co-operation with the organization Young Cancer who works to raise money to prevent cancer among young people and teenagers which is a great cause to support. Young Cancer had a tent in the area where they sell bracelets, t-shirts etc.
The festival is one of the most well-organized ones I’ve ever been too and its’ fun to see that kids, parents and teenagers all have a good time together and I have never seen any fights or arguments at the festival.