Following the exciting announcement that heavy metal legends JUDAS PRIEST will play their farewell festival performance as High Voltage headliners and metal heroes DREAM THEATER will be closing the weekend with their only 2011 U.K. festival performance, organizers have announced that joining them on the main stage is none other than heavy rock supergroup BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION, featuring Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE, BLACK SABBATH) on vocals and bass, Jason Bonham (LED ZEPPELIN) on drums, Derek Sherinian (DREAM THEATER) on keyboards, and Joe Bonamassa (the blues-rock solo star) on guitar and vocals. The band released its debut album in 2010 and will not be performing at any other U.K. festival this year. They will be joined on the main stage by MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, led by the guitar hero who made his name in the 1970s with two iconic bands — Britain's UFO and Germany's SCORPIONS.

The legendary JETHRO TULL — led by charismatic singer and flute player Ian Anderson and guitarist Martin Barre — is set to headline the Prog Stage; this is a U.K. exclusive, TULL's only UK show of 2011.

Following a lengthy hiatus two cult prog bands have reformed to join the Prog Stage, SPOCK'S BEARD will perform another U.K. festival exclusive and British heroes CARAVAN add to the occasion alongside MOSTLY AUTUMN, PALLAS and THE ENID.

For more information, visit HighVoltageFestival.com.


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