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METALFEST OPEN AIR 2024 – 31.5. – 2. 6. 2024, Amphitheater Lochotín, PILSENIt's here! METALFEST OPEN AIR 2024 starts this Friday, May 31st and the first fans will start coming to PILSEN on Thursday! Please read carefully all parking and camping options.The paid campsites, blue, green and red, near the festival site are already hopelessly SOLD OUT! These campsites are fenced, guarded, equipped with ToiToi toilets and shower trucks will be located in close proximity to the campsites. There is no parking at these campsites - only a short stop to unload tents and luggage will be...


The end of May this year is means 13th edition of METALFEST in PILSEN, so maybe is good to remind you that right after it, on Monday 3.6. the ticket prices for the next two our summer rock-metal festivals are rising again! For this year´s the 20th edition of MASTERS OF ROCK 2024 (11. -14. 07. 2024, VIZOVICE, R. Jelínek´s distillery) and the packed 4th edition of the ROCK CASTLE 2024 festival (15. -17. 08. 2024, castle park, MORAVSKÝ KRUMLOV). Take advantage of the last few days and order tickets more advantageously. On Monday 3.6. the prices of...

METALFEST OPEN AIR 2024 – 31.5. – 2.6. 2024, Amphitheater Lochotín, PILSEN

The 13th edition of METALFEST OPEN AIR festival is here! Already this Thursday, the first visitors will start arriving in PILSEN and on Friday, May 31st, it will all break out! We ask you to carefully read the organizational instructions and the rules of the festival, so that we can avoid often unnecessary misunderstandings and problems. The updated organizational rules and instructions for festival visitors can be found >>HERE<<

METALFEST OPEN AIR 2024 – 31st of May – 2nd of June 2024 - Amphitheater Lochotín, PILSEN

The 13th METALFEST OPEN AIR takes place in the beautiful Lochotín amphitheater in PILSEN, next week! It starts on Friday, May 31st, and metal will rule here until Sunday, June 2nd!

Just like every year, this year we are preparing a number of novelties for you in the festival shop. Today we have a sample of new festival t-shirt designs for you. Both men's and women's t-shirts and tank tops will be on sale. Remember that METALFEST runs on an already established cashless system, so don'...

METALFEST OPEN AIR 2024 – 31st of May – 2nd of June 2024, Amphitheater Lochotín, PILSEN

It is here! METALFEST starts in PILSEN in exactly one week! Already next week, there will be busy around the Lochotín amphitheater in Pilsen, so that everything is perfectly prepared for you!

The 13th edition of the festival will start on Friday, May 31st at 12:30 with the first band - APRIL ART. The festival site will open its gate at 11:30 a.m.! All important information can be found on the festival website There you will al...

METALFEST OPEN AIR 2024 – 31.5. – 2.6. 2024, Amphitheater Lochotín, PILSENThe 13th edition of METALFEST OPEN AIR international metal festival will start next week in the Lochotín amphitheater in PILSEN! Are you tuning the form? Are you packing? Are you looking forward? Do you have tickets and accommodation? Everything important, incl. tickets and parking (even for one day!) can be found >>HERE<<

In just one week, this stellar lineup is waiting for you: FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, DIMMU BORGIR, TARJA + MARK...

METALFEST OPEN AIR 2024 – 31.5 – 2. 6. 2024, Amphitheater Lochotín, PILSEN

The 13th edition of the metal festival METALFEST OPEN AIR, starts in PILSEN, the Lochotín Amphitheater, next Friday, May 31st, at 12:30 p.m., and the preparations for it are in full swing! Pilsen´s METALFEST is traditionally the first jump into the metal summer. It's 3 whole days full of the strongest metal music, full of fun and adrenaline, full of experiences and, for many, certainly also a great release of energy.

But you can also relax comfortably at METALFEST. When you don't feel like frying...

MASTERS OF ROCK 2024 – 11. – 14. 7. 2024, VIZOVICE, R. Jelínek liquor store premises – SECOND STAGE

The list of bands for this year's SECOND STAGE of the MASTERS OF ROCK 2024 festival is already very rich. And today we are adding more confirmed bands that will play there this year. The presentation of the bands of the SECOND STAGE of this year's jubilee "Masters" is slowly coming to the end, but that's not all... follow the festival website or FB profile!

ALŽBĚTA - the band with the charismatic singer Radek Řezníček has been bringing you music full of energy for the thir...

METALFEST OPEN AIR 2024 – 31.5 – 2. 6. 2024, Amphitheater Lochotín, PILSEN

Metalheads, the 13th edition of 3-day international metal festival METALFEST OPEN AIR is here next week! It starts next Friday, 31.5., so it's time to show you what, among other things, awaits you in the festival shop this year! The first preview belongs to new cup visuals and stylish cans with delicious coffee!The festival shop will be waiting for you in its usual place, next to the café in front of the entrance to the festival area, and will open for you on Friday 31.5. at 11:30!

Follow the ... this year's 20th edition of MASTERS OF ROCK, and they're already sending the first taste of their new album!

MASTERS OF ROCK 2024 – 11. – 14. 7. 2024, VIZOVICE, Area of the R. Jelínek´s distillery

 SERIOUS BLACK are 10 years old! It's ten years of melodic power metal, with a license to create fantastic anthems! Since its formation in 2014, this band has thrilled fans all over the world not only with five studio albums to date, but also with great concerts and many festival appearances. This year they will come to celebrate with us again, for the jubilee 20th year...

Live in October in PRAGUE!

POWERWOLF, HAMMERFALL, Wind Rose - Wolfsnächte Tour 2024 – 26.10.2024 – PRAGUE, Fortuna sports hallPOWERWOLF have released the long-awaited first single from their upcoming album 'Wake Up The Wicked', out on July 26th. The single "1589" tells the story of Peter Stump, who lived near Cologne, Germany in the 16th century and is known today as "The Werewolf of Bedburg". After being vilified as a werewolf, the farmer confessed to several murders and was brutally executed on October 31st, 1589. This morbid story has since fascinated people a...

MALFEST OPEN AIR 2024 – 31.5. – 2.6. 2024, Amphitheater Lochotín, PILSEN

The 13th edition of METALFEST OPEN AIR international metal festival is here next week! It starts on Friday, May 31st at 12:30 with the first band of this year's program, the energetic APRIL ART! The festival grounds will open for you at 11:30 a.m. so you can grab the best spot to watch this year's particularly busy program!

However, METALFEST is not only about music. The festival also includes a number of accompanying events. The most popular are, for example, the SIGNING SESSIONS of performing arti...

APOCALYPTICA, The Raven Age – Plays Metallica Vol. 2 Tour 2024 – 11/10/2024 – PRAGUE, O2 universum

Masters of beautiful, 4-stringed instruments, the well-known Finnish cello band APOCALYPTICA is preparing its autumn, spectacular tour for its new, already 9th album, "Apocalyptica plays Metallica vol 2". The tour "Apocapyltica - Plays Metallica Vil 2 Tour 2024" will stop in PRAGUE, O2 universum already on October 11th, 2024!

Now the band announces their special tour guest! They are British metallers THE RAVEN AGE!

The Ravens are back! Along with the bl... PRAGUE! Ticket sales open!

THE GEMS – Phoenix Tour 2024 – 9/11/2024 – PRAGUE, Storm club

THE GEMS is a new all-female Swedish metal trio, consisting of three former THUNDERMOTHER members (vocalist Guernica Mancini, drummer Emlee Johansson and guitarist Mona Lindgren). The girls rose from the ashes and released their debut album, the characteristically titled "Phoenix", this January. This autumn, they will present it to Europe with the very captivating show!

THE GEMS will arrive in PRAGUE, at the Storm club, on November 9th, 2024! Ticket sales ha...

METALFEST OPEN AIR 2024 – 31.5. – 2.6.2024, Amphitheater Lochotín, PILSEN

The 13th edition of the 3-day Pilsen metal festival METALFEST OPEN AIR is already here next week (starts on Friday 31.5. at 12:30!) and the capacity of all campsites located in the immediate vicinity of the festival area (ie green, blue, and also recently newly added red campsite) is now COMPLETELY SOLD OUT!

For those of you who have not yet managed to secure your accommodation during the festival, we still offer a free public camping site "Na Jíkalce", which is directly adjacent to the "na Jíkalce...

...European tour for their new album! Ticket sales open!


The legendary ACCEPT are going full speed ahead! At the end of April, they released their new, already seventeenth, very successful album "Humanoid", which also became the album of the month of May in our country according to Spark magazine! ACCEPT are currently presenting this new album with great commitment on their South American tour, and in the summer they will visit the most prestigious summer festivals, including the jubilee, 20th ed...

... in October in PRAGUE!

WITHIN TEMPTATION, TARJA, Alex YARMAK, ANNISOKAY, BLIND8 – Bleed Out 2024 Tour – 24/10/2024, PRAGUE – Fortuna sports hallWITHIN TEMPTATION are gearing up for their fall 'Bleed Out 2024 Tour' and have recently announced a number of excellent and well-known special guests who will not only be performing their own concerts, but will also be part of a grandiose show by WITHIN TEMPTATION themselves! It's the amazing TARJA TURUNEN, the German metalcore star ANNISOKAY and the Ukrainian band BLIND8. Ukrainian producer and singer ALEX YARMAK, with whom th...

MASTERS OF ROCK 2024 – 11. – 14. 7. 2024, VIZOVICE, R. Jelínek´s distillery – SECOND STAGE

The program of the SECOND STAGE of the MASTERS OF ROCK 2024 festival will be full of great bands again this year! Be sure to stop by! Today we're adding another quartet of confirmed bands!

APRIL WEEPS – Slovak atmospheric-metal staple. Their work is a varied mixture of doom, gothic, groove, death and black metal. They have three full-length albums to their credit, and as one of the very few Slovak bands, they managed to perform at the legendary Wacken Open Air festival. This year, ...

METALFEST OPEN AIR 2024 – 31st of May – 2nd of June 2024, Amphitheater Lochotín, PILSENThe SAFEBOX service, i.e. a locker, is becoming an integral part of summer festivals. Pilsen´s METALFEST, which starts in the Lochotín amphitheater already on May 31st, offers it for you too!SAFEBOX lockers are under the supervision of cameras and staff and also offer phone CHARGING and ALCO-TEST as separate services! Locker = a 50x30x30cm box to which you get a key and have NON-STOP access. A refundable key deposit of CZK 100 will be collected on the spot. Order your locker a...

...Masters of Rock Café!

ANNEKE VAN GIERSBERGEN – Heavy Strings – 18.05.2024, 20:00 – ZLÍN, Masters of Rock Café

The nice and likeable singer ANNEKE VAN GIERSBERGEN probably needs no further introduction. Rock-metal fans fell in love with her a long time ago, from her time in melancholic-metal band THE GATHERING. But ANNEKE loves music in all its forms and shapes and has managed to build a dazzling solo career!

The day after tomorrow, ANNEKE is coming to the Masters of Rock Café in Zlín with her new project "Heavy Strings"! This tour features a wide selection of he...

METALFEST OPEN AIR 2024 – 31. 5.  –  2. 6. 2024, Amphitheater Lochotín, PILSENPILSEN is primarily the capital of beer. But also a very beautiful city with a varied tourist offer, interesting events and a relaxed atmosphere. And in addition, this year for the thirteenth time, also a city where metal fans from all over the world will gather at the end of May to experience 3 unforgettable days full of the best metal! METALFEST OPEN AIR will start in the Lochotín amphitheater on Friday, May 31st, and metal will rumble there until Sunday, June 2nd!And especially for MET... March 2025 in PRAGUE! Ticket sales open!

DIRKSCHNEIDER – Balls To The Wall 40th Anniversary Tour – 1/3/2025 – PRAGUE, SaSaZu

German heavy metal singer UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER began his professional career in the mid-1970s with ACCEPT. Bassist Peter Baltes, the newest member of U.D.O. / DIRKSCHNEIDER bandy was also very involved in the creation of ACCEPT. During their time together in this legendary band, the famous record "Balls To The Wall" was also created. And it was this album had 40th Anniversary!

Udo's band DIRKSCHNEIDER, which plays only ACCEPT materi...

ENEMY INSIDE + special guest – European Tour 2025 – 14/03/2025 – PRAGUE, Storm club

The young metal band from Germany, ENEMY INSIDE, has not been on the world metal scene for long, but with their debut "Phoenix" (2018), they already made a great impression. Their willingness to experiment and create a special sound on the border between dark rock and modern metal paid off. With their second album "Seven", which thematically deals with the seven deadly sins, the band cemented its place at the top of the world's modern metal!

ENEMY INSIDE are going to tour Eu...

METALFEST OPEN AIR 2024 – 31.5. – 2. 6. 2024, Amphitheater Lochotín, PILSENThe 13th METALFEST OPEN AIR international metal festival is here in 2 weeks plus and English rock-metal sensation CRIMSON VEIL can't wait to see you all there! CRIMSON VEIL will appear on the stage of the Lochotín Amphitheater on Saturday, June 1st, before noon!

Brits CRIMSON VEIL create unique, ominous soundscapes. The band of four talented multi-instrumentalists who ingeniously combine elements of rock, metal and film music while lyrically covering esoteric themes accompanied by a dark visual aestheti... October in PRAGUE!

POWERWOLF, HAMMERFALL, Wind Rose - Wolfsnächte Tour 2024 – 26.10.2024 – PRAGUE, Fortuna sports hallThat's right, less than a year after the last bow of the "United Forces" tour, the HAMMERFALL quintet of guitarist Oscar Dronjak, vocalist Joacim Cans, bassist Fredrik Larsson, guitarist Pontus Norgen and drummer David Wallin is back with ten brand new pieces of classic heavy metal! Their new record "Avenge The Fallen" will be released on August 9th!

“This is our 13th album”, Joacim Cans says with pride. “How do you still stay r...

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