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High Voltage headliners revealed

Judas priest

Judas priest

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Judas Priest and Dream Theater will headline next year's High Voltage festival.

The rock duo will take top billing at the Classic Rock-backed event on 23 and 24 July respectively. We guess this means Dream Theater had better up their search for a new drummer! Who would be your pick to replace Mike Portnoy?

News of the headliners comes amid a raft of festival announcements, with Linkin Park and Rob Zombie confirmed for Download last night, while Sonisphere revealed Biffy Clyro as their second main draw.

For more information on the festival head to www.highvoltagefestival.com.

Rich is a teacher, one time Rhythm staff writer and experienced freelance journalist who has interviewed countless revered musicians, engineers, producers and stars for the our world-leading music making portfolio, including such titles as Rhythm, Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, and MusicRadar. His victims include such luminaries as Ice T, Mark Guilani and Jamie Oliver (the drumming one).