13 July


Åbytravet | Mölndal


During Gothenburg Rock Riot, a total bag ban will be enforced as mandated by the Police Authority. This means NO bags are allowed to be brought into the festival unless you have medical reasons!

Therefore, leave your bag at home because it will not be allowed into the festival.


nazareth gothenburg rock riot festival
nazareth logo gothenburg rock riot festival

Formed in 1968, Nazareth rose from playing the pubs, clubs and dance halls of their native Scotland to become one of the most successful rock bands in the world, notching up a string of hit records along the way.

Songs like ‘Broken Down Angel’, ‘Bad Bad Boy’, ‘Turn On Your Receiver’ and ‘My White Bicycle’ all made their mark on the world charts, alongside the mega hits ‘Dream On’, ‘This Flight Tonight’, ‘Hair Of The Dog’ and the one and only ‘Love Hurts’.

Hard working, sincere and unaffected by the vagaries of fashion, this band of the people not only gained a massive following of loyal fans but has influenced many great artists, with Nazareth songs being covered by some of the biggest names in rock.

Half a century later, and having sold in excess of 20 million albums around the globe, Nazareth recently released their 24th studio album, Tattooed On My Brain, earning them some of the best reviews of their entire career prompting Classic Rock magazine to say “Nazareth have come up with their best album in years. They’ve developed a sound that’s fresh, showing that modern Nazareth has a real purpose”

Lifelong fans, who refer to the band as ‘The Mighty Naz’ couldn’t agree more.

corroded gothenburg rock riot
corroded logo gothenburg rock riot festival

Corroded is a heavy metalband from Ånge, Sweden. The band is best known for their song Time And Again, which was the theme song for the Swedish 2009 Survivortelevision series on TV4. The band's second album Exit to Transfer, released in October 2010 by Ninetone Records, reached number 6 on the Swedish national record chart Sverige topplistan. In 2013 Corroded played a European tour, supporting the Australian band Airbourne. Corroded are musically inspired by Black Sabbath and Machine Head.

corroded gothenburg rock riot
corroded logo gothenburg rock riot festival

BONAFIDE was formed by singer and guitarist Pontus Snibb in Malmö in 2006. Their mission: to play hard rock as it should be played, true to its roots in electric blues and early R&B.

In October 2007, Bonafide released their debut album Bonafide, and were immediately picked up for concerts with Deep Purple, Europe, Status Quo, Y&T, LA Guns, and The Quireboys at numerous arenas and theaters. Their follow-up Something’s Dripping placed on the Swedish Album Chart, above names like Ace Frehley and Megadeth. Their song Fill Your Head With Rock was named one of the best songs of 2011 by Classic Rock Magazine, and they have repeatedly been praised for their unmistakable energy and sound that the band delivers on stage.

They have released their own beer (the lager “Fill Your Head”) in collaboration with Wessinge Bryggerihus, and last year they released their seventh studio album Are You Listening?

Once again, the band worked with the renowned producer Chips Kiesbye (Hellacopters, Sahara Hotnights, Sator), and just like the band’s most acclaimed album Something’s Dripping, it was recorded at Music-a-Matic in Gothenburg with Henryk Lipp at the helm. The band is constantly touring and the requests keep coming in, and yes, the audience is really listening! The band has now surpassed 8.5 million streams across their entire catalog so far.

velvet queen gothenburg rock riot festival
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Velveteen Queen, a new Swedish rock band who released their first critically acclaimed single "Take me Higher" on October 18th. Now single number two "Barrel of a gun" is released, which is available from November 29. Both songs will be featured on the band's upcoming debut album, due out in March 2024. Influenced by iconic bands such as Guns N' Roses, Aerosmith and Velvet Revolver, Velveteen Queen's classic rock anthem takes you back to the golden era of rock 'n' roll.

SUN gothenburg rock riot festival
SUN logo gothenburg rock riot festival

The melodic metal band MILE has a modern sound that blends heavy metal with hard rock, combining powerful riffs with catchy melodies. In 2015, they released their debut album 'Lost', which streamed over a million times in its first year. The follow-up, 'The World In Focus', was released in 2018 and included the popular single 'Crying in Your Sleep', which made its way onto several major playlists. The second album was followed by a release tour in Brazil and a Swedish festival summer.

The band is known for its dominant stage presence and has an energy that rarely leaves the audience unaffected. Over the years, MILE has performed at festivals alongside giants such as Twisted Sister, Alice Cooper, Sabaton, Hammerfall, and Europe. They have also opened for acts like Smash into Pieces, Chyra, and Dynazty.

MILE ended their 2023 by signing with Fifth Island Music/Gain and is now gearing up for an exciting year filled with new releases. Together with the record label, the band will release their fourth album during the year and is looking forward to hitting the stages again!

SUN gothenburg rock riot festival
SUN logo gothenburg rock riot festival

SUN created a genre she calls « Brutal Pop » : a blend of mainstream Pop and Rock Metal. Catchy toplines, colorful visuals, feral screams and double pedal drums, her Brutal Pop could be the hidden child of St Vincent and Gojira. Her name is an hommage to her father. He died on the eve of her 6th birthday and a sunflower decorated his grave. One day she discovered the grave had disappeared, so she chose the name SUN to remember him and keep him alive. Her songs express the violence of great emotions: true love, joy, grief. SUN brings a message of hope, courage and love ; life is worth living even in the toughest moments. In September 2021 SUN is awarded the FAIR Prize, the most important French prize for modern Music. She is managed in the US by Vicky Hamilton (Guns N’ Roses), and endorsed by Fender. SUN collaborated on her second EP with Andrew Scheps, whose work with Adèle, Beyoncé, Metallica or RHCP earned him 3 Grammy Awards. She debuted on the big screen in 2021 in a leading role in the feature film « Tom Medina » by Tony Gatlif, selected at Cannes Film Festival 2021. In the movie she acts, sings her own songs and plays her sparkly Telecaster. She also wrote five tracks of the soundtrack. SUN has performed in festivals as The Great Escape (UK), Trans Musicales (France), MaMA (Paris), Tokyo Beyond (Japan), Focus Wales, Future Echoes (Sweden), Wave (Austria), MMVV (Spain), MIL (Portugal), Spike (Bulgaria). In 2022 she toured in Japan, Laos and Europe. 














Gothenburg Rock Riot at Åbytravet, Mölndal: A Thunderous Celebration of Rock and Roll

Get ready to experience the ultimate fusion of electrifying music, delectable food, and an unforgettable atmosphere at the Gothenburg Rock Riot, hosted at Åbytravet in Mölndal. This rock festival promises to be a sonic extravaganza, featuring a stellar lineup that will leave you craving for more.

Lineup that Rocks: The stage is set on fire with legendary performances from some of the biggest names in rock. Brace yourself for a journey through the realms of classic rock as Nazareth takes the stage, delivering their iconic hits and timeless energy. Joining the lineup is the formidable Corroded, ready to unleash their powerful blend of metal and hard rock, leaving the audience in awe. And for a touch of glam and groove, Velveteen Queen ensures that the crowd stays on their feet with their electrifying presence.

Culinary Delights: Gothenburg Rock Riot isn't just about the music; it's a celebration of all senses. Indulge your taste buds with a diverse array of mouth-watering food options that cater to every palate. From gourmet burgers to international street food, the festival ensures that your hunger is satiated while you rock out to your favorite tunes.

Thriving Crowd and Electric Atmosphere: Feel the pulse of the crowd as music enthusiasts from all walks of life gather to celebrate the spirit of rock and roll. The atmosphere is charged with excitement and camaraderie, creating an electric vibe that resonates throughout Åbytravet. Whether you're a die-hard fan or a casual listener, the infectious energy of the crowd will draw you into a collective celebration of music and unity.

Refreshing Drinks: Quench your thirst with a wide selection of refreshing beverages available at the festival. From craft beers to signature cocktails, the drinks menu is designed to complement the high-octane performances on stage. Sip on your favorite drink while immersing yourself in the rock and roll ambiance.

Unforgettable Memories: Gothenburg Rock Riot isn't just a festival; it's an experience that etches itself into your memory. Capture the moments of joy, friendship, and music that define this spectacular event. Whether you're headbanging to Nazareth, moshing to Corroded, or grooving to Velveteen Queen, the memories created at Åbytravet will linger long after the last note has been played.

So, mark your calendars, secure your tickets, and get ready to be part of the epic Gothenburg Rock Riot. A collision of music, food, and atmosphere that promises to be nothing short of legendary.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the festival known for?

The festival is known for its vibrant music performances, delicious food stalls, and lively atmosphere.

Are there any age restrictions?

The minimum age for entry to the festival is 13, ensuring that young enthusiasts can revel in the electrifying atmosphere and experience the magic of live rock performances.

However, we also recognize the importance of responsibly enjoying certain festival amenities. In the beer gardens, where adult beverages flow freely, we kindly request that attendees be over 18 years old. This policy is in place to provide a safe and enjoyable environment for those who wish to partake in the festivities with a refreshing drink in hand.

Can I bring my own food and drinks?

Outside food and drinks may not be allowed, but there will be numerous food stalls and beverage options available onsite.

Is the festival suitable for people with disabilities?

Yes, the festival strives to provide accessibility to all attendees, with wheelchair ramps, accessible restrooms, and dedicated parking areas.

At what time will the festival start?

The festival grounds will open at 15:00 and the first band will hit the stage at 17:00.

Visitor Guide

Where and When

The festival takes place at Åbytravet in Mölndal on July 13th, from 2:00 PM to 1:00 AM.


The regular bus line 753 runs from Heden, passing through Vasaplatsen, to Åbytravet (stop: Åby Arenastad). From there, it's a 410-meter walk. Bus 25, towards Fässbergsgymnasiet, is also an option. Bus 751 (Frölunda Torg-Mölndal-Mölnlycke) stops at the Stallbacken station. From there, it's an 8-minute walk to the main entrance. Åbytravet also offers a large parking lot with 2000 spaces for those who prefer to drive.


In direct connection to the festival, you'll find our hotel partner Åbyhotel. Åbyhotel is a 4-star hotel with a carnival theme. Åby Hotel offers an advantageous hotel package that includes accommodation and festival entry.

Visit their website www.abyhotel.se for more information.

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