Hills of Rock 2018 festival adds 14 new names to its lineup

Hills of Rock is getting bigger! 14 new names have been announced to the second edition of the Plovdiv festival. Hills of Rock 2018 is taking place on 20, 21 and 22 July at the Rowing Channel in Plovdiv. Madame Mayhem, FISH, Battle Beast, Reaven and Kultur Shock are only some of the musicians joining the 2018 lineup.

Some of the best bands from the Balkans are joining them as well - Planet of Zeus, Koza Mostra, Cold Snap, ABOP, Raggalution, MIRY, Млък!, Milena and Wickeda.

Stay tuned for more information about the 2018 edition's lineup.

The festival is taking place for the second consecutive year and is part of the Plovdiv - European Capital of Culture 2019's program. 

Madame Mayhem (USA)

American singer Madame Mayhem impresses with her eccentric style and conquers the music scene with a bang and crash. She participated in Doro and Mushroomhead's national tours and worked with great names from the world rock scene such as  Billy Sheehan (Mr. Big, Winery Dogs), Ray Luzier (KoRn, KXM), Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (ex: Guns N’ Roses), Russ Parrish (“Satchel” from Steel Panther), Grammy winner Mark Hudson, Earl Slick (David Bowie, John Lennon), Rudy Sarzo (Ozzy Osbourne, Quiet Riot, Whitesnake, Dio), John Moyer (Disturbed).

FISH (Scotland)

The Scottish progressive rock singer FISH became known as part of the British rock band MARILLION. In 1988 he began his solo career, during which he released eight studio albums and four compilations. FISH has a huge fanbase, often called Fishheads.

Battle Beast (Finland)

The Finnish band Battle Beast was formed in 2008. The musicians have four studio albums that have headed the charts in their country. They have been touring with some of the biggest names in rock music and have many fans around the world! 

Kultur Shock (USA)

Kultur Shock is an American punk rock band featuring alternative Balkan elements in its style. The band has over 20 years of history.

Reaven (France)

The French band Reaven has an exclusive style combining elements of electronic, pop and rock music. The musicians have played in many festivals and in clubs in France and all over Europe.

Planet of Zeus (Greece)

The rock-metal band Planet of Zeus was formed in 2000 in Greece. The band has released two albums and is extremely popular among Greek fans of rock music. Planet of Zeus has played on the same stage with Hermano & Brant Bjork, Monster Magnet, Karma to Burn, Eyehategod, Church of Misery.

Koza Mostra (Greece)

The Greek band Koza Mostra is well-known to the audiences all over Europe. In 2013, the musicians presented Greece to the Eurovision Song Contest. The band's style is influenced by ska, rock and punk music, with a combination of ethnic elements. Koza Mostra's first album became multi-platinum in Greece.

Cold Snap (Croatia)

Croatian metal band Cold Snap has over 330 concerts. They have released three albums and have a large number of fans across Europe.

ABOP (Croatia)

The ABOP Audiovisual Group is inspired by house and techno music. ABOP is made up of two drummers who transform their unique style in an impressive way.

Raggalution (Slovenia)

The Slovenian Raggalution Group was founded in 2011. Its seven members are strongly influenced by reggae music. Raggalution have released two albums that transformed the traditional reggae and gave it a new sound.

HILLS OF ROCK 2018 tickets are priced as follows:

  • A two-day ticket for HILLS OF ROCK - 20 and 21 July - 90 leva;
  • IRON MAIDEN - HILLS OF ROCK 2018 - July 22 - 80 leva;
  • HILLS OF ROCK + IRON MAIDEN - combined ticket for the three days - 20,21 and 22 July - 140 leva.

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