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Rock nad Volgoi

Deep Purple in Moscow, 2008. Photo © Vladimir Astapkovich, cc-by-sa.

Russian promoters have announced that Deep Purple will headline this year the biggest rock festival in Russia Rock nad Volgoi, which will be held on June 12 in an open field in the outskirts of Samara. The inaugural festival in 2009 featured Ken Hensley, Apocalyptica and a variety of local bands. It attracted 167,000 visitors and was so successful that the organisers decided to turn it into an annual event.

Thanks to deep-purple.ru for the info.

12 Comments to “Rock nad Volgoi”:

  1. 1
    fra says:

    …and on June 13th they might be at Donington (Download Festival)…

  2. 2
    elprupdeep says:

    looks like we are going back in time.
    not calif. jam but russian jam.
    love to see my band playing in front of big crowd. this is what they only deserve. recognition (consecration we say in french) after all these years and all the work accomplished is the less we can have.
    good on you guys.
    long live r&roll and long live DP.

  3. 3
    Roberto says:


  4. 4
    purplepriest1965 says:

    You must be joking.

    I thought GENESIS, the band ofcourse although in dubious form after the originals left the band……., had stopped existing a long time ago!!!

    Does Phil Collins need more money to buy off all his former wives?

  5. 5
    John says:

    I hope DP play Donnington Download Festival. They never played the Monsters of Rock tours there, so I think it’s time they made an appearance at Donnington.

  6. 6
    richard may says:

    Hats off to all of you in Europe, you know how to make good bands feel welcome regardless of how long they have been around and seem to appreciate music for what it is, a feeling that never goes away, regardless of chart position or top 40 hits. My only wish is that there were more in the U.S. that felt the way you do. Seems that we in the states could learn a thing or two by observing the rest of the world.Enjoy all the Purple shows wherever they are.

  7. 7
    Sami says:

    You’re in for a treat, russians: with Hensley & my fellow

    countrymen Apocalyptica on the bill it’ll be a killer!

  8. 8
    Sami says:

    Ups, Hensley & Apocalyptica were on last year, sorry…

    need more coffee, obviously 🙂

  9. 9
    micke says:

    @2 deep purple in front of a big crowd…? Check out dP at “fete de l’humanite” and “vieilles charrues” both in France in front of crowds over 100000 people, vielles charrues maybe over 150000. Go to youtube and enjoy!
    French “cal jam” or what?

  10. 10
    Woodruff P. Hoppinstopp says:

    power to the Purple They already rocked the kremlin upon request. dole sve donya

  11. 11
    fra says:

    they are more unlikely for download now, as they’d have to travel from or to central russia within less than 24 hours of their performance at donington.
    anyway, tonite there’s gonna be another download fest announcement, so we’ll see.
    what about sonisphere uk tho. knebworth 25 years later… they are still free on 31/07 and 01/08…

  12. 12
    Roberto says:


    this is true, really not joking….

    vielles charrues maybe over 60.000 not 150.000…

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