Lordi confirm: “We are coming to Serbia”

by Stella Floras 73 views

The winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2006, Finnish controversial hard rock and heavy metal band “Lordi”, have confirmed their participation at the Summer festival in Smederevo Castle in Serbia that will take place from 1st – 5th of July, 2008. This will be their first appearance on Serbian soil at the biggest review of heavy metal music in the Balkans.

This announcement will definitely bring joy to the local fans and admirers of the band whose victory on Eurovision Song Contest smashed the existing formula.

At the Castle Fest, this summer, they will be joined by more than 40 other performers and artists. Among them the legendary band Judas Priest and less known bands such are Sodom, Ensiferum, At the gates, Sybreed, Helloween and the heavy metal opera Avantasia.

The town of Smederevo, where the Festival will take place, is located 45 kilometers southeast of Serbia's capital Belgrade, which makes it easily accessible by bus and train. The Smederevo fortress is an extraordinary medieval building that overlooks the right bank of the Danube River which makes it perfect place for organising Southern Europe's largest exclusively metal music festival.

The tickets for Castle Fest Smederevo 2008 that will be held from 1st – 5th of July cost 75 Euros for all five days. For further information click here.

Below you can watch the official trailer of the latest Lordi horror movie Dark Floors which will premiere on Friday 8th February in the northern city of Oulu, near Lapland.


A very special thank you to Aleksandar Kesic for the submission of the article.

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Stella Floras

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