MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP (MSG), MOB RULES and BENEDICTUM have been confirmed for this year's Magic Circle Festival, which will take place July 9-12 in Bad Arolsen, Germany. This year's event will feature four days of metal, 20,000 free beers, 20,000 free copies of the new MANOWAR single and four custom-built choppers owned by MANOWAR members to be given away.The festival billing is shaping up as follows: Thursday, July 10, 2008: BENEDICTUM
MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP
ALICE COOPER Friday, July 11, 2008: KOBUS
MANOWAR Saturday, July 12, 2008: "Battle of the Bands" Winner
MANOWAR is scheduled to perform on the Friday evening of the festival, where they will play "Battle Hymns", "Into Glory Ride" and "Hail To England". On the Saturday evening, the band will play "Sign Of The Hammer", "Fighting The World" and "Kings Of Metal". This set will also feature, for the first time, a rendition of "The Crown And The Ring (Lament Of The Kings)", which will feature the original choir and orchestral performance that has never been seen before. Magic Circle Festival 2007 took place July 6-7, 2007 Bad Arolsen, Germany and was reportedly attended by 25,000 fans. In addition to different sets by MANOWAR on each day, this year's event featured performances by GAMMA RAY, MAJESTY, HOLYHELL, MOB RULES, STORMWARRIOR, MESSIAH'S KISS, DAVID SHANKLE GROUP, LION'S SHARE, HEAVENLY, IMPERIA and SAIDIAN.