Sweden Rock festival is an annual live music event, that predominately showcases rock and metal based acts.
Running since 1992, the festival is known for its clear rock and metal vision, arranging a diverse programme catering all the sub genres from southern rock to death metal.
2012 line-up, news, rumours and our predictions
Acts confirmed so for Sweden Rock Festival include Motley Crue, Soundgarden, Motorhead, Mastodon, Dimmu Borgir, plus many more.
More details for the 2012 line-up can be found here.
2011 Line-up and past line-up highlights:
Ozzy Osbourne, Styx, Saxon, The Damned, Morbid Angel, Thin Lizzy, Rhapsody Of Fire, Joan Jett And The Blackhearts, Jason & The Scorchers, Walter Trout, for details on 2011 line-up click here.
For past line-ups, click here.
Be prepared to rock and mosh your heart out with other heavy-metal and rock lovers. Everyone there will be up for having a good time and partying and rocking out hard to their favourite bands and songs.
History and facts
Sweden Rock Festival begun in 2012 and this year the festival will be celebrating its 20th birthday.
The first festival was held in Olofström and the next five festivals were held in Karlshamn. Since 1998, the festival has been held in its current location Norje, outside Sölvesborg.
Sweden Rock Festival used to only last for two days but today the festival runs for four days.
Music stages and other entertainment
There are five stages at Sweden Rock Festival:
- Festival Stage
- Rock Stage
- Zeppelin Stage
- Sweden Stage
- Rockklassiker Stage
On site information
The noise volumes can get loud the closer you are to a stage, so it's advised to take ear plugs in case you stand near a speaker or close to a stage.
The festival is held in the middle of the Swedish summer. So summer clothing is recommended as well as plenty of sun-cream.
However as Sweden is one Europe's most northerly countries, their summers aren't usually as warm as the rest of Europe. So as well as bring summer clothing, it is advised to take warm and waterproof clothing too.
Always check the weather before going to get a better idea of what weather to expect at Sweden Rock Festival.
Sweden Rock Festival 2012 runs from 6th June to 9th June.
The camp site will open from 12pm 5th June and close on the 10th June at 12pm.
Festival arena gate opening times will follow shortly on WikiFestivals.
There is no smoking inside the venues, however smoking is allowed in any outdoor area.
There are cash points located around the festival. It is very likely that these cash points will charge so it's advised that you bring enough cash into the festival and it would save you queuing and missing out any of the acts.
Merchandise & Programmes:
There are a number of stalls located around the festival site selling Sweden Rock Festival and act's merchandise and programmes.
Bringing Your Own Alcohol:
Revellers are allowed to bring their own alcohol into the camping area. However no glass bottles are allowed and no alcohol can be taken into the main festival arena.
General bins and Recycling bins:
There are plenty of general and recycling bins located around the festival site.
Toilets are situated in various locations around the festival site.
Food and drink
There a numerous food stalls and bars around the festival site offering a range of cuisines and a variety of alcoholic and soft drinks.
Drugs at the festival
Drugs are strictly prohibited from the festival. Anyone found with or using illegal drugs will be removed from the event and will be prosecuted.
However drugs us does go on at festivals so if you do wish to use any drugs, make sure you know what you're taking, not to over do it and that you're in total control of your actions/behaviour.
There will be a medic tent outside the festival area. The Red Cross will have people available 24 hours at the festival area.
Camping and other accommodation
There are a number of camp sites located at Sweden Rock Festival. Each camp site has its own booking price depending on its location and facilities:
- Festival Camping
- Rosenlund Camping
- Norje Boke Camping
- Runessons Caravan Camp
- Örjan's Camping
- Ingeman's Camping
- E22 Camping
The camping sites have different zones which are divided by fire breaks. Tents are not permitted in the fire breaks and will be removed.
If fesitval goers didn't want to camp, there are alternative accommodation facilities available:
Location and travel
Sweden Rock Festival is held at Norje, Solvesborg, Sweden.
Festival goers can drive to Sweden Rock Festival from neighbouring countries such as Denmark and Norway. Solvesborg is easily accessible from major cities such as Copenhagen and Gothenburg.
Plan your route via AA Route Planner.
There are buses that run from Solvesborg train station and airport to and from the festival.
There are railway links to Sweden from around Europe.
People can plan their journey with Rail Europe.
Chartered flights run regularly to Sweden. EasyJet, Ryanair and SAS are some of the airlines that fly to Sweden.
From Stockholm there are transfers to Solvesborg airport.
Festival contact and ticket information
- Early Bird Four Day Ticket: 2390,00 Kr (approx. £225) - SOLD OUT
- Three Day Ticket (Thursday - Saturday): 2290,00 Kr (approx. £215) - SELLING FAST
- Children 13 years and under (Must be accompanied by an adult): Free
- Single Day Ticket: Prices will be available soon.
- Camping prices vary from each camping area.