Groups


Performers


NIGHTWISH

Let’s be honest; it does not take any overstated words to present this exceptional band to the world out there, for they are the undisputed pioneers of symphonic metal and the icons of a whole genre. Their virtuosity is consummate perfection, their inspiration lived passion! NIGHTWISH truly understand how to captivate and enchant within seconds. Since the beginning of their career, which started on a mild summer night in July 1996, they have been regarded as the epitome of the most demanding, compositional music art and innovative sound ventures. When creative mind Tuomas Holopainen was sitting around the campfihttp://varnamegarock.com/en/nightwish/re with friends on a small island in the middle of the tranquil Lake Pyhäjärvi in Kitee and improvising a bit, he probably could not have guessed where this journey would take him.
More information about  Nightwish you can find here.

 


APOCALYPTICA

Since they formed in 1993, Finnish orchestral rock band Apocalyptica has released six studio albums featuring numerous cello-based instrumentals along with some vocal-based songs. Whatever styles they’ve explored – from atmospheric interludes to fast, battering rhythms – their music has been gripping, dynamic and full of melody. But with their seventh album, 7th Symphony the band has composed an album that not just symphonic, it’s practically a symphony.

More information about Apocalyptica you can find here.

 


GLENN HUGHES

The rock legend Glenn Hughes will be the headliner of the big rock festival VARNA MEGA ROCK.

Glenn Hughes is a bass player, vocalist and composer. His name is associated with the rock music symbols such as Deep Purple, Black Sabbath and others. He worked with Gerry Moore, Tony Ayomi and other legendary musicians.

The 66-year-old Brit will hit the Bulgarian B.T.R. on August, 18th. The rest of the participants in this big event will be announced shortly.


KAMELOT

Kamelot is an American power metal band from Tampa, Florida, formed by Thomas Youngblood and Richard Warner in 1991. On June 22, 2012, Youngblood announced on their website that their new vocalist is the Swedish singer Tommy Karevik, who was first featured on Kamelot’s album Silverthorn as the main vocalist, co-songwriter and lyricist. As of 2018, Kamelot had released eleven studio albums (excluding two reissues), two live albums, one live DVD, and seventeen music videos. Their upcoming studio album is The Shadow Theory, which will be released April 2018 via Napalm Records.

More information about KAMELOT you can find here.


B.T.R

BTR is a Bulgarian rock band. By the mid-90s, they played heavy metal, and later switched to hard rock. The real style is rock radio rock, with references to hard and heavy rock. In America there is AOR, this is its Bulgarian version.

More information about BTR you can find here.


BENDIDA

Bendida is a Symphonic Fantasy Metal band, founded in 2008. The band’s music is heavily influenced by Thracian folklore and Slavonic mythology. Traditional folk rhythms are intertwined with heavy metal reefs combined with lyrical female vocals and classical instruments. Bendida is the only band in the world which music includes the antique baroque instrument – viola da gamba.

More information about Bendida you can find here.


KIKIMORA

One of the most famous Bulgarian musicians abroad Nicholas Kotsev created the band “Kikimora” in 2011.

More information about Kikimora you can find here.


KONKURENT

Konkurent is a Bulgarian rock band founded in 1986 by Emil Anchev. This year, the band celebrated 30 years on stage and released a new album.

More information about KONKURENT you can find here.


KROSSFIRE

The band was formed in 2001 from George Driev – bass, George Kushev – guitar and Spas Markov – drums. Later joined Dimo Petkov – vocals and Petar Boshnakov – clavier.
Various clubs performances in Plovdiv follow. The band already has a lot of fans – mostly friends. They are everywhere, where five have appear and strongly support them. So, after a year of concerts and rehearsals comes time to change. Nicola left the band briefly for official duties and Spas is called for compulsory military duty in 2003. Behind the drums temporarily stood Svetoslav Nachev. At the end of 2003, Nichola and Spas return.
More information about Krossfire you can find here.