PAIN, Skindred, Imminence, Baroness and Ghøstkid join HILLS OF ROCK 2024

There are already more than 30 confirmed bands for the festival

One of the most long-awaited rock events in Bulgaria for 2024 HILLS OF ROCK continues to add new names to its program. Joining the already announced Bring Me The Horizon, КоЯn, Spiritbox and Loathe on the main stage are: PAIN, Skindred, Imminence, ,Ghøstkid, Baroness and Me And My Devil. And this summer in Plovdiv, current names among the best of the international and Bulgarian music scene await us. HILLS OF ROCK is held at the Rowing Base from July 25 to 27.

Undoubtedly PAIN are the unexpected surprise part of the program on July 27, Day 3 at HILLS OF ROCK 2024. Much more than an industrial and death metal icon, the Swedish performer and producer, frontman of the cult band Hypocrisy, one of the undisputed leaders of the Scandinavian metal scene, Peter Tägtgren or simply – Pesho, is a name known and loved by hundreds of Bulgarian fans of heavy sound. In May, PAIN will release “I Am” – a new album after an eight-year hiatus, which makes their inclusion in the festival even more exciting.

To the already announced KoЯn, Spiritbox and Loathe for the first festival day on the main stage of HILLS OF ROCK, July 25, Skindred also joins. The Welsh band have been around since 1998, but their latest album from 2023 is the one that reached the top of the rock charts. “Smile” was released last year, and with it Skindred went on a long tour, which, in addition to a big headline concert at Wembley Arena today, also includes the festival date in our country. Their mix of heavy metal, punk rock, reggae, raga and dubstep is idiosyncratic to them and we’ll hear it on stage at HILLS OF ROCK 2024.

The festival is opened from the main stage by the Bulgarian supergroup Me And My Devil. Psychedelic and classic guitar riffs that lovingly meet pop pianos and industrial sound. Their music is powerful, exciting and bold. The sexy lyrics and captivating videos add to their devilish charm and magnetism.

On the second festival day, July 26, on the Main Stage, in addition to the sensational Bring Me The Horizon, there will also be Imminence, Baroness and Ghøstkid.

Imminence come from Sweden, their roots are in melodic death metal and metalcore, but – in combination with… viola. The band consists of Eddie Berg, Harald Barrett & Alex Arnoldsson, Peter Hanström and Christian Höijer have already been on stage at the festival in 2017. Friendly feelings between the musicians and the audience who wanted to see them again helped Imminence to become part of the program in 2024 as well.

Baroness‘s refined atmospheric metal, in addition to getting the pulse of the audience racing, also earned them a Grammy nomination in 2017. The American band’s distinctive bold audio and visual experiments are largely thanks to their frontman John Baizley – vocalist , guitarist, artist and art director of Baroness.

With Ghøstkid we will dive deep into the darkness, but despite the surface aggression – their melodies retain the emotionality and sense of music. Ghøstkid , the new name of Sebastian “Sushi” Biesler (ex Eskimo Callboy), together with a group of friends and like-minded people Steve Joakim, Jan Marco Heinz, Chris Kisseler and Stanislaw Czywil take the stage on July 26th.

On July 25, 26 and 27, 2024, in addition to the world artists on the main stage, there will be two more partner stages at the Rowing Base in Plovdiv. Na Tamno and Stroezha this year have selected some of the most interesting and favorite artists from the Bulgarian music scene and curious international inclusions. Babyface Clan, TDK, Bile/Grigovor/Gena, ALI, No More Many More, Amoral, O.H., Nocktern, Gigashadow take the Stroezha stage. Three curious reunions will also take place there – Orange, Kokosha Glava and Panican Whyasker are coming together especially for the festival in Plovdiv. The fastest growing Slovenian band – Joker Out is the international entry of the Sofia club festival scene. The indie rock band sell out shows across Eastern Europe and are being tipped as the next big indie band globally. On the partner stage On Dark imported names come with Spanish temperament and international party language – La Ganga Cale and N.O.H.A. From the Bulgarian side, so far Kerana and the Cosmonauts, Tsar Plah, SEVI, Fyeld, Coolden, Sleeping Places, Toy Letters, The Fourtones have been confirmed.

Three-day and one-day tickets for the festival are available online at and in stores On Dark.

HILLS OF ROCK 2024 on Facebook is here. The bands that will play on the three stages planned for next year – Main Stage, Stroezh and Na Tumno, are currently 33 in total, but more interesting announcements and new confirmations from world names from the camp of Fest Team.

HILLS OF ROCK2024 is organized by “Fest Team” OOD, is part of the “Heritage 2023” program of the “Plovdiv 2019” Foundation and is implemented with the support of Plovdiv Municipality.

HILLS OF ROCK 2024 is organized by Fest Team, and is part of the “Heritage 2023” program of the “Plovdiv 2019” Foundation and is implemented with the support of the Municipality of Plovdiv.