Veteran British all-female hard rock band GIRLSCHOOL has been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place July 31 - August 2, 2008 in Wacken, Germany.
The festival billing is now shaping up as follows:
3 INCHES OF BLOOD
AS I LAY DYING
AT THE GATES
BEFORE THE DAWN
CHILDREN OF BODOM
DREAM OF AN OPIUM EATER
ENEMY OF THE SUN
JOB FOR A COWBOY
STURM UND DRANG
For more information, visit www.wacken.com.
GIRLSCHOOL guitarist Kelly Johnson passed away on July 15, 2007 after a six-year battle with cancer of the spine. Along with Johnson, the classic lineup of GIRLSCHOOL included Kim McAuliffe (guitar), Enid Williams (bass) and Denise Dufort (drums). The band was an integral and major force in the New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM) movement, beginning with the release of its debut album, "Demolition" (1980), and continuing with the follow-up efforts, "Hit 'n' Run" (1981) and "Screaming Blue Murder" (1982).
Fan-filmed video footage of GIRLSCHOOL performing in Stuttgart, Germany in February 2007 can be viewed below.