Sweden Rock Festival has played a major part to establish EBS as a serious choice for rocker’s as well. For many years, we have been present at the festival supporting all EBS artists and recruiting new, and it is always a boost to see the response. Enjoy some of the pictures and see you all next year!
A good days work starts with a bed to sleep in and a warm shower. Thanks to Yngve & Asta!
Like Dressman and Rolling Stones….
This is funny, if you’re Swedish or Finnish.
Our great friend and Artist Manager at the festival, Jan Inge.
…that ended in thunder and rain.
Enter the stage in style – like Crashdiet!
The rig for Crashdiet’s bass player and EBS Artist Pete London. 2x EBS Classic 450 heads on 2x ClassicLine 810s stacked on each other.
As one of the first bands at the festival, Crashdiet had a hungry crowd to feed – and they did a great job!
…full stage view.
Classic pose on a hard rock festival.
Pete did bass and backing vocals, and did it great!
The crowd enjoyed the show and the weather!
Lot’s of kids came with their parents for some summer school of rock this year. Good to wear ear protection though!
The staff at the security ditch handed out plenty of water…in beer bottles!?
Stage on fire? No, just pyro…but looks cool! :)
Rigging for the Haunted. Two stacks of TD heads and NeoLine 810s.
Jonas settings and setup. Watch and learn!
This band knows how to get the crowd on their feets!
Action pic. Few bands can offer the tightness and groove that these guys deliver – no wonder some of them more or less invented a new style back in the days with At the Gates.
A decent shoot shows the two EBS rigs and Jonas in action.
Setting up for Dan Reed, who has made a come back with a new album and a new band.
Dan Reed and bass player, EBS Artist Bengan Jonasson. Great show that had a lot of Dans old hits presented in a new way, along with some of his new stuff.
Great sound and groove presented by Bengan. Their front of house was Brollan, from the company next door to EBS in Stockholm, by the way.
The girls in Spitchic got balls and kicked ass on stage – supported by EBS.
Spitchic backstage after the show.
Watch out for Frantic Amber – female growling is deeply underrated and the growling guys at this festival sounded like little choireboys in comparison! No one had been suprised if she had turned her head 360 degrees too. Impressive stuff!
Our friends in Saxon. Last time they played the festival we set them up with EBS since they had their own gear back home locked up in a studio then.
Ingolf – the General Manager of Sweden Rock Festival recieved an EBS Award for “Most Valuable Partner”, presented at our NAMM Dinner in January and now handed over to Ingolf. The co-operation with Sweden Rock Festival has meant a lot for EBS in getting rockers to discover EBS and has also been a base for recruiting new artists over the last 7-8 years.
The huge main stage – one of the largest mobile stages available in Europe!
A huge stage can look even bigger from the right angle.
Our friend Billy Sheehans pick-drill takes some skill to handle, and came to use with Mr. Big.
Drummer Seven and bassist Anna K
Jump!? No, that’s another band….
This cool cat on top of one of Rob Zombies rack cases waved his arm to the crowd!
Ready for Evergrey!
EBS Artist Johan Niemann played a rig with 2x TD660 and 2x ClassicLine 810, and an EBS MetalDrive.
Time to let the hair down and rock!
EBS Artist Ken Sandin with classic swedish melodic rockers Alien.
…look carefully, and you’ll notice the EBS car!
Evergrey bowed to the excited crowd at the end of their show.
…but someone seems to have stolen his tent?!
Swedish rock legend Mats Ronander with Bonafide bass player Micke Nilsson. The guitarist had an EBS DynaVerb in his pedal board, by the way.
Got an emergency call from Spock’s Beard, who lost some gear on the flight. Ended up with an EBS UniChorus for keys…
…an EBS Classic 450 for the bass player…
….an EBS WahOne for the guitarist. Everyone was happy with the gear, which once again proves EBS pedals are not just for the bass players!
Spock’s Beard gave the Swedish audience some nice progressive rock!
EBS Pedal Artist Marco Mendoza had an EBS UniChorus in his pedalboard for the Thin Lizzy gig.
Zakk & Co on the main stage.
Front of house tower for the main stage. Had made a decent stage on a smaller festival. :)
The Prince Of Darkness – A worthy headliner! He was in party mood and had some fun with a fire hoose, but the Sabbath songs at the end saved his image. :)