2023 is one hell of an important year for SRF. The festival is celebrating its 30th anniversary and still growing strong! It also started way back in 1992. The organizers back then wanted to mix more than one genre and so  Sommarfestivalen i Olofström was born. Nazareth and Wishbone Ash amongst many others featured the bill of the then one day festival. The next year 1993 the festival moved to Karlshamn and the name was changed to Karlshamn Rock Festival and hosted bands like Fleetwood Mac, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bachman Turner Overdrive and the founders of heavy metal Black Sabbath. 

In 1998 the festival grew out of his foundations and moved again to Norje near Sölvesborg, still holy ground up to this year. The name was kept and a mix of bands like Simple Minds and Dee Snider colored the bill.

The year 1999 got yet another name change and was called Sweden Rock Festival as we all know today. The emphasis on hard rock became clear.

In 2001 management changed and since that time it gradually increased in size to become one of the most famous rock and metal festivals worlwide with visitors from over fifty different countries and hosting some of the most icon bands in the genre.

Bands like Iron Maiden, Kiss, Black Sabbath, Guns n’ Roses, Rush, Judas Priest, Aerosmith, Ozzy Osbourne, Whitesnake, Accept, Alice Cooper, Soundgarden, Mötley Crüe, Scorpions, Volbeat, ZZ Top, Sabaton, In Flames, Triumph, Def Leppard, Lita Ford and many many more have all played at the festival. 

So congratulations and horns up!!!