WinkBall rock out at London Rock Festival High Voltage Festival 2011

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UK video site speak to rock fans plus likes of Michael Schenker and Michael Monroe at High Voltage Festival 2011

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High Voltage Festival is amazing, it’s a prog festival, it classic rock, there’s nothing like it in the UK

London town rocked out last weekend at top rock event High Voltage Festival 2011. Set in the cultural heart of East London, Victoria Park, it was the festival’s second successful year as a festival and the sterling line-up was one to rival any other music festival. An array of established and upcoming popular rock acts that included Irish rockers Thin Lizzy, legendary Guns ‘N’ Roses axeman Slash, heavy metal rock band Judas Priest, rock super group Black Country Communion and folk and blues rock supremoes Jethro Tull; High Voltage Festival promised to be one of the top weekends on the festival calendar. And delivered it did, High Voltage Festival was enjoyed by rockers from all ages and blew away the thousands who had come to London’s Victoria Park to see High Voltage Festival in all its musical ebullience.

The weekend was of huge enjoyment to all fans and it was WinkBall.com, the UK’s no.1 video site who captured the fans passion in the immediacy of High Voltage Festival. Deploying a team of citizen video reporters to the festivals, WinkBall gave a real insight into the festival and told the real story of High Voltage through the fans perspective. Only through the emotional power of online video were WinkBall able to create a unique video snapshot of public opinion about the High Voltage Festival 2011.

Rock fans at High Voltage Festival were keen to lay on their own fantastic testimonials to the festival with a number of fans saying;

“High Voltage Festival is amazing, it’s a prog festival, it classic rock, there’s nothing like it in the UK.”

“Really friendly, loads of good stages, plenty of going on, good day”

Asking the many fans what they loved about the festival, which acts they were looking forward to seeing perform and what their dream festival line-up would consist of; WinkBall produced a unique, diverse and intuitive look into the festival via the people that make the festival, the fans.

And bringing the fans closer to the artists playing at High Voltage Festival, WinkBall also spoke to a number of top rock acts who performed and got their own video testimonials to the High Voltage Festival. Speaking to classic rock artists and groups such as Michael Monroe, Neurosis and German rock guitarist Michael Schenker (formerly of the Scorpions), they paid their tributes to the festival and created further insight into the festival and what makes it a must for rock fans. Michael Schenker who performed on Sunday afternoon commented on the fans that came to High Voltage saying “the audience were really great” and were “fantastic”.

WinkBall captured the passion of the High Voltage Festival perfectly and gave fans and artists an exciting and open video platform to share their love for the High Voltage Festival and express their views through. To see some of WinkBall’s exciting footage of the High Voltage Festival, go to the following links;

http://www.winkball.com/walls/oqEJKL6nvp3S/high-voltage-festival-sunday-1

http://www.winkball.com/walls/fYf7Q1LBttrM/high-voltage-festival-saturday-2

http://www.winkball.com/walls/CAWWCbqYBYXY/high-voltage-festival-sunday-3

Notes to Editors:

About WinkBall

WinkBall is the British video network that specialises in capturing the public’s passion at events - as they happen - and providing vox-pop and video services to clients worldwide.

Now the UK’s no. 1 video website, WinkBall’s interactive Video Walls, Blogs, Forums and Messaging technologies create the ultimate online presence by engaging with the people who truly matter. This provides a dynamic, mass media, social and participatory experience to connect with the public and targeted communities. Services include vox-pop creation, consumer interviewing, market research, event coverage, video reporter hire, and business and product videos.

Featured on the BBC, CNN, CNBC, Sky News and many more, WinkBall were also nominated finalists in the PR Week Awards 2010 and the CIPR Excellence Awards, 2010.

The technology was designed and built in London in 2005 as a quintessentially British collaboration between academic inventiveness (Goldsmiths, University of London) and commercial endeavour. Co-founded by Dr James Ohene-Djan and Duncan Barclay and launched 18 months ago, WinkBall.com has had nearly 35 million hits (about 1.25 million regular viewers per month) and has a growth rate of 25% per month.

Contact WinkBall:

Info(at)winkball(dot)com                020 8962 3030

Head of Press:

Jennifer(at)winkball(dot)com                020 8962 3033

Contact WinkBall’s PR, Max Clifford Associates:
Victoria Cameron
Victoria(at)maxclifford(dot)com            020 7408 2350

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