The legendary band MERCYFUL FATE is the third headliner for HILLS OF ROCK 2022. The festival will take place on July 21, 22 & 23 at Plovdiv’s Rowing Canal and MERCYFUL FATE will smash the stage on July 22.

MERCYFUL FATE was founded in 1981 in Denmark by King Diamond & Hank Shermann. The band plays classic heavy metal with some progressive and 70s hard rock elements, combined with their epic falsetto & satanic lyrics. Adding the corpse paint – King Diamond’s black and white makeup, would make MERCYFUL FATE one of the most influential cult bands not only to loyal fans but to artists like Slayer, Metallica & Death. In 2022, the band will play on several well-chosen concerts, and we are happy to share that Hills of Rock’s stage is among these.

So far, our three headliners are playing as it follows:

Day 1, 21 July: SLIPKNOT

Day 2, 22 July: MERCYFUL FATE

Day 3, 23 July: SABATON

We also have one new and two reconfirmed bands to join Hills of Rock 2022 – HEAVEN SHALL BURN, BEHEMOTH and TESTAMENT.

The complete HILLS OF ROCK 2022 lineup so far:

SLIPKNOT / SABATON / MERCYFUL FATE/ HEAVEN SHALL BURN/ BEHEMOTH/ TESTAMENT/ RISE OF THE NORTHSTAR / BURY TOMORROW / DAGOBA / MAJESTICA / MISTER MISERY / NERVOSA /RAVENFACE / THE MODERN AGE SLAVERY / KLOGR / NIGHTLAND / 5RAND / HANGARVAIN /TENSIDE / FALLCIE / POWER CRUE / DISTRICT 13 / 40 DAYS LATER / BASSKA / HELLION STONE /HOMEOVOX / BAILDSA / SIN SEEKAS / K.O.R.A. / OGI 23 / KONKURENT / MILENA & BAND / PIZZZA / THIS BURNING DAY / SCROLETICS / JIN MONIC / SILUET /  KERANA & KOSMONAVTITE / SEVEROZAPADNYATSITE / DEAD MAN’S HAT /  BOOMERANG  / ARTIFICIAL COMET.

HILLS OF ROCK 2022 is organized by Fest Team Bulgaria and is part of the Heritage Program of Plovdiv – European capital of culture 2019

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