This year, the audience of ARTmania Festival, which will take place between 5th and 11th of August, will meet two of the most appreciated Symphonic Metal bands, which have never performed before in Sibiu: Haggard, the ensemble that changed the general perception over metal through a classical, renaissance and medieval approach, will be added on the festival`s poster together with Xandria, the German band that successfully combines Modern Rock with more spiritual musical themes, informs in a press release. Friday 9th of August we will listen to Haggard and Amaranthe in the Large Square and meet Orphaned Land and Xandria on Saturday 10th. Haggard is the eclectic musical ensemble led by Asis Nasseri, an exceptional artist of Afghan and German descent, who is the writing all the songs, sings, plays guitars and percussions. Founded in Munich in 1989, Haggard was to become one of the first Classical-Orchestral-Symphonic-Metal acts in the world. Onn the other hand, a national premiere act in the Large Square of Sibiu, Xandria will perform in a new formula, with Steven Wussow, the new bass player and Manuela Kraller as a vocal, who was once part of Haggard`s travelling parade, as a soprano. Xandria will go on the stage of ARTmania Festival 2013, promoting „Neverworld’s End“, its newest studio album, the first to feature Manuela Kraller on vocals. Tickets for ARTmania Festival Sibiu 2013 are now available and can be purchased worldwide on shop.artmania.ro and for the Romanian public in Eventim network and myticket.ro, for 80 lei/full pass, and for 70 lei/day pass until the end of February, reaching 150 lei/full pass and 100 lei/day pass in the festival week.