- Fields of Rock
Fields Of Rock is a Dutch rock music festival. It was first conceived in 2002. Metallica's agent called, announcing that the band was planning to tour the
Netherlands, and Metallica wanted to do a festival. At that point in time there really wasn't a suitable festival. And so Fields Of Rock was created. The location selected was the Goffertpark in Nijmegen.
The first festival in 2003 was an enormous success with Marilyn Manson,
Slayer, Metallica and 41,000 visitors. In 2004 there was no Fields of Rock because there where not that many hard rock groups on tour. The entrance fee is high because Fields Of Rock is an expensive production, with a total of four stages, of which has two main stages, twenty bands, including well known international, national, and local metal.
After a two year break Fields of Rock returned and took place from June 16th to June 17th, 2007.The number of stages was reduced to 3, however the amount of the bands presented increased up to 36 among which were:
Aiden, Black Label Society, Bloodsimple, Delain, DevilDriver, DragonForce, Dream Theater, Heaven and Hell, Ill Niño, Iron Maiden, Korn, Life of Agony, Machine Head, Megadeth, Motörhead, Ozzy Osbourne, Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies, Type O Negativeand Velvet Revolver. However some organisational changes were made on the first day of the festival due to the late arrival of Papa Roach they were re-scheduled to the Temple of Rock stage. It was also announced that due to problems with the bus Machine Head will not be performing. The gap between the Mean Stage bands was filled in by Dublin Death Patrol. Even though Machine Head performance was canceled the band appeared on Day 2 observing the performance of KoRnfrom the back stage. The event was opened and led by the Spyderz vocalist and former Biohazard member Evan Seinfeldand his wife and former pornostar Tera Patrick.
The 2008 edition of Fields of Rock was cancelled, because the organization was not able to get big bands as headliners.
Fields of Rock Bands By Year
Main stage A:
Stone Sour, Autum, Disturbed, Monster Magnet, Marilyn Manson, Metallica
Main stage B:
After Forever, Opeth, Nile
Main stage A:
Alter Bridge, Motörhead, Velvet Revolver, Black Sabbath
Main stage B:
Papa Roach, Slayer, Audioslave, Rammstein
Metal Church, Team Sleep, Mastodon, The Dillinger Escape Plan, After Forever, Chimaira, Machine Head, Flogging Molly
Skip the Rush, The*Ga*Ga*s, Autumn, Gorefest, Dreadlock Pussy, Helmet, Soulfly
Mean stage (Day 1):
Lauren Harris, After Forever, Dublin Death Patrol, Heaven and Hell, Slayer, Iron Maiden(Headline).
Mean stage (Day 2):
Black Label Society, Megadeth, Motörhead, Korn, Velvet Revolver, Ozzy Osbourne(Headline).
Rage Stage (Day 1):
The Spyderz, Bloodsimple, Fastway, Mastodon, Pain Of Salvation
Rage Stage (Day 2):
Volbeat, Walls of Jericho, DevilDriver, Life of Agony, Suicidal Tendencies, Hatebreed
Temple of Rock (Day 1):
Panic Cell, In this Moment, Papa Roach, Aiden, Kamelot, DragonForce,
Temple of Rock (Day 2):
Delain, Amon Amarth, Ill Niño, Hinder, Type O Negative, Dream Theater,
* [http://www.fieldsofrock.nl/ Fields of Rock home page]
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