24 Jahre Festivalgeschichte
Was 1990 als kleines Sparten Festival an der norddeutschen Westküste mit 800 Gästen entstand hat sich nach 24 Jahren zum weltweit grössten Hevy Metal Musikfestival gemausert. Jedes Jahr kommen mehr als 75.000 begeisterte Musikfans nach Wacken.
Von Fans für Fans das war das Motto, unter dem die Verantwortlichen Thomas Jensen und Holger Hübner vor nunmehr fast 24 Jahren das erste Rock-spektakel planten. An diesem Motto wird bis heute festgehalten. Es gibt kaum eine Rockgrösse aus dem Hard and Heavy Bereich die nicht schon einmal in Wacken dabei war. Ob SAXON, Motörhaed oder Scorpions, für alle war und ist das Wacken Open Air Festival ein fester Bestandteil im Terminkalender.
Die Organisation dieser Grossveranstaltung liegt zu 100% bei der ICS Festival Service GmbH. Nicht nur die Gestaltung des Bühnen- und Rahmenprogrammes sondern auch die komplette Logistik liegt in der Hand der ICS Festival Service GmbH.
Es hat sich mehr als einmal bewährt vom ersten Spatenstich bis zur letzten Säuberungsaktion alles in einer Hand zu lassen.
Und der Erfolg gibt diesem Prinzip recht:
- mehr als 75.000 begeisterte Besucher jedes Jahr
- 1.900 internationale Presse Akkreditierungen
- ca. 100 internationale Top Acts pro Jahr
Be prepared for the first and the biggest Metal Cruise in Europe: From 5th to 12th of May 2013, the FULL METAL CRUISE brings the real festival feeling to the sea.
The FULL METAL CRUISE starts in Hamburg and enters the harbors of Southampton (UK), Le Havre (F) and Amsterdam (NL). After 7 days full of sea & relaxing and Metal & party feeling, the ship then returns to Hamburg with a special show at the harbor anniversary fest.
Whilst there will be big fireworks and a special show on onboard, the cruise will return to the harbor and this will be one of the many things leading to a great overall experience for every metal-sailor!
The special features of this Metal Cruise:
- Drinks and food are included
- No difficult travelling to the starting point - Hamburg, the gateway to the world!
- Concerts take place onboard and onshore
- Interesting shore excursions for every metal-heart
More than 20 high-quality bands from the Metal and Rock scene will perform on 3 stages at the Mein Schiff 1. Certainly there will be everything which provides you with festival fun onboard: Meet & Greets, Metal Karaoke, movie nights, metal comedy, workshops for musicians and much more.
In the many lounges onboard, the metalheads can party and meet the artists – nowhere else it is possible to have such a direct connection to the musicians.
Furthermore, Metalheads can book shore excursions with more concerts at the harbors. The line up of the shows at the seaports and onboard of the cruise will be announced soon. You can find more information about this Heavy Metal Cruise at www.full-metal-cruise.com.
“Heavy and hard music and a cruise don’t conflict with each other”, says Wacken boss Thomas Jensen. “With the FULL METAL CRUISE we want to bring a real Metal festival to the sea!”
You can purchase your FULL METAL CRUISE ticket from 18th of July on at www.full-metal-cruise.com
On this seven days FULL METAL CRUISE, the food and drinks are included alongside with the floating festival program: drinks such as beer, wine and softdrinks are free of charge at all times, from 18 o´clock on also most of the spirituous beverages and cocktails will be for free. In addition, there is no need to pay for the food in most of the restaurants onboard.
Attention: The tickets for this very special festival are limited to an amount of 2000. The quick ones can show the whole world that they will attend the cruise: the first 500 metal sailors will receive an exclusive Full Metal Cruise Shirt!
Join the cruise, Metalheads!
The promoters of the Wacken Open Air and of the Reeperbahn Festival are proud to invite you to the first Hamburg Metal Dayz.
From September 20th to 22nd, about 20 bands from the heavier range of music will play at the Markthalle, among them Heaven Shall Burn, Doro, Saxon, Callejon and Kill Devil Hill. There will be panels and roundtable discussions, where music business insiders share their knowledge and discuss topics like „Career aspirations & working in the music business“, „The future of Metal“ and „How to push your own band“. The fans can meet the artists, and therewill be exhibitions, readings, comedy and workshops for musicians.
Another point of interest for business visitors from the Metal genre will be the Reeperbahn Festival Campus with conference program, networking events and showcases. Accreditation is needed (see below). On, Friday, 21nd a special conference panel titled „Fascination Metal: What‘s working better in the world of heavy music?“ will be held, dealing with the reasons for the economic strength of Metal and its commercial characteristics. At the „Metal meet & greet“ that‘s happening afterwards at the Reeperbahn Festival Lounge, visitors and artists from the Hamburg Metal Dayz will have the opportunity for an exchange with the delegates of the Reeperbahn festival.
This makes the first Hamburg Metal Dayz an entertaining and valuable forum for music fans, up-and-coming rockers and business veterans. An updated schedule of bands and activities can be found at www.hamburg-metal-dayz.de.
Detlef Schwarte, Reeperbahn Festival:
„We’re happy to be finally able to offer a place for the Metal business to present itself at the Reeperbahn Festival, and we‘re looking forward to the communication and cooperation with this economically strong, highly professional and especially innovative segment of the music business.“
Holger Hübner, Wacken Open Air:
„So far, Metal and Hard Rock did not have a real home at the Reeperbahn Festival. With the Hamburg Metal Dayz, this changes. We want to give great live shows to the fans, we want to bring labels, promoters and agents together in an entertaining way, and we want to introduce the world of heavy music to the rest of the industry.”
With this cooperation, two festivals are joining forces, that are both internationally renowned, but each with its own distictinve musical identity:
The Wacken Open Air is the most important event for the Metal scene worldwide. Established in 1990, every year more than 70.000 fans from all over the world are traveling to that small village next to the North sea to experience Metal and Hard Rock live and open air.
As an urban club event, the Reeperbahn Festival has been attracting fans to the bars, clubs and theatres of Hamburg-St. Pauli since 2006. In addition to 20.000 visitors every year 2.000 representatives of the music and live entertainment business from 30 different nations gather at the most important industry meeting in Germany.
Industry representatives can order their access authorization for the shows of Hamburg Metal Dayz at Markthalle plus a ticket for the Reeperbahn Festival Campus at our website www.hamburg-metal-dayz.de (music program of Reeperbahn Festival not included). You can also get your ticket for Reeperbahn Festival Campus, music program plus Hamburg Metal Dayz at www.reeperbahnfestival.com.
Hamburg Metal Dayz
presented by Wacken Open Air and Reeperbahn Festival
in cooperation with Hamburg Konzerte, Kingstar Music, Impericon, iM1, Wacken Foundation und ICS Festival Service
20.-22. September 2012
Thu, Fri from 5pm, Sat from 3pm.
Info: www.hamburg-metal-dayz.de & www.reeperbahnfestival.com
Tickets are available on www.metaltix.com
Ticket-Hotline: (+49) 4627 183838