SaxonNWOBHM pioneers Saxon have been confirmed as Saturday headliners at the 2009 Hellfire Festival in Birmingham.

And the veteran metallers will be joined by resurgent reality movie stars Anvil with the Canadian crew confirmed as main support to Biff and the boys.

Saxon delivered a typically robust set as the Sonisphere festival made its Knebworth debut at the weekend. But adding them to the bill at the NEC on November 7 is a real coup for Hellfire bosses as they combine the 10th anniversary of Music Live with a slew of hard rocking bands across three days.  

Hellfire’s Rob Ferguson admitted: “Saxon are one of the most popular bands to grace any festival line up and we are pleased to be able to put them in their rightful place at the top of the bill at the forthcoming Hellfire Festival.”

Anvil continue to live the dream and are set to deliver Metal On Metal with their main stage set. Also confirmed for Hellfire are goth rock legends Fields Of The Nephilim and Brit metal merchants Sacred Mother Tongue.

More bands will be added soon and tickets are available now – with individual Hellfire and Music Live entry or combined entry prices on offer.