Ex-STRATOVARIUS Singer Reassures Spanish Fans That He Will Appear At PIORNO ROCK

Former STRATOVARIUS singer Timo Kotipelto has released a statement via his official web site reassuring his Spanish fans that he will, in fact, be appearing with the group at the Piorno Rock festival this weekend.

Since being officially ousted from the group in December, Kotipelto has reportedly been refusing to rehearse with the band for their upcoming festival appearances — the group's final shows together in their previous incarnation.

"About the festival tomorrow," he writes. "I have been getting some emails from my Spanish fans who are asking if I am gonna sing in Granada and been begging me to do it. I will be there and I am looking forward to seeing Spanish metal heads again! Gracias!"

Piorno Rock Festival 2004 is scheduled to take place on Saturday, February 28 in Pinos Puentes (Granada), Spain.

The complete list of artists set to appear at the event is as follows (in alphabetical order):

AMON AMARTH
ANCIENT
AXXIS
BATTLELORE
CALLENISH CIRCLE
CENTINELA
CONTRHA
DARK FUNERAL
DESTRUCTION
ENSLAVED
EPICA
EVERGREY
FINNTROLL
IRON SAVIOR
KAMELOT
LACUNA COIL
MSG
SAXON
SEPULTURA
STRATOVARIUS
TANKARD
VANDEN PLAS

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