- Posted June 27, 2014 by
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The Rock fest in Kavarna and the Metal Mayor - Tzonko Conev
Where do you think that the roads of Helloween, Whitesnake, Scorpions, Deep Purple, Motörhead and Billy Idol are crossed?
Where Manowar has set a record for Guinness?
Where in the world is the only monument of Ronnie James Dio?
Where in the world you can see the faces of Dio, David Coverdale, Ian Gillan, Alice Cooper, Klaus Meine, Joey DeMaio, Glenn Hughes and more and more rock legend painted on the walls of the buildings from the era of socialism?
Kavarna, on the Black Sea - Bulgarian town with less than 12,000 inhabitants and a mayor, crazy hard rock and metal fan - Tzonko Conev. He was awarded and was given a prize - Man of the Year in Bulgaria for 2005, but he is more proud with his nickname Metal - Meyor, as all rock stars and ordinary people in Kavarna used to call him. Since 2006, the first Kavarna Rock Fest took place, on the stage of the festival more than 40 world famous rock idols were performed, and the town has earned the glory of rock capital not only of Bulgaria but the rock capital of the Balkans.
If you go to any high school in Kavarna, you will not hear the ringing bells after each lesson, instead of bells, the music of AC / DC, Dio and other rock legends announces the end of the lessons.
Manowar came for the first time to Bulgaria in Kavarna and here they sang the national Bulgarian anthem "Mila Rodino" and in 2008, they have done a concert that continued for five hours and entered the Guinness World Records as the longest heavy metal concert. Kavarna has a Alley of rock and rock exhibition "The Museum of Metal Mayor" where Tzonko Conev has arranged the presents from all star guests - their guitars with autographes, a model of the monument of Ronnie James Dio, a gold album of Deep Purple "Burn" (one of the 50 copies in the world), albums and unique items from artists and groups, car autographed by legendary names such as Alice Cooper, Scorpions, Glenn Hughes, Ronnie James Dio, Simon Wright (AC / DC), Manowar and many other stars who played in Kavarna. On 28 and 29 July, the Stadium in Kavarna will gather thousands of rock fans for the festival. The headliners of this Rock festival in Kavarna will be Europe and Helloween, and in addition, on the stage will play Sabaton, Gotthard, Jorn, Krokus, Pretty Maids, Gus G.