This is a great time of year to be a hard rock/metal fan because all of the big summer festivals are starting to release their lineups.
Sweden Rock will be announcing more bands this week, and that is one festival we hope to attend this year for the first time.
Rocklahoma just announced Nelson (give them a chance!) and Great White to go along with the already-announced Keel and Kix. We hope to hit that show for a second time this July.
And Donington/Download will announce their third headliner in a few days.
Of course, there are many more great festivals taking place this year (especially in Europe) but these are the three we're focusing on, hoepfully we will be able to attend at least two of these three. If not, there's also Rock Gone Wild, Texas Rock Fest, and a couple of other options in Europe.