Thousands of rock fans gather in Santa Coloma de Gramenet for Rock Fest

Bands like KK's Priest, W.A.S.P., Deep Purple, Pantera, Parkway Drive and Primal Fear will perform over weekend

Rock Fest stages in final preparation
Rock Fest stages in final preparation / Jordi Pujolar
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July 4, 2024 04:33 PM

July 4, 2024 05:14 PM

Thousands of rock fans will flock to Santa Coloma de Gramenet, outside Barcelona, on Friday for the eighth edition of the Rock Fest.

The festival will feature 44 bands over three days, offering a wide range of rock and heavy metal styles.

"It will be a Rock Fest with many classics and we have new additions and a variety of heavy metal styles for all tastes," said Inés Quintana, the festival's spokesperson.

One of the most anticipated bands is KK's Priest, formed by former members of Judas Priest.

Its leader, K.K. Downing, said he was looking forward to the show and promised a set of hits from his entire career.

"We are absolutely pumped and excited to be here in Barcelona. Just look at these amazing stages. We will be there tomorrow night playing a great mix," he said.


Other headliners include W.A.S.P., Deep Purple, Pantera, Parkway Drive, Primal Fear, Cavalera, Angelus Apatrida and Ross the Boss.

Organizers are expecting 20,000 music fans to attend each day of the three-day festival.