About Festival

Winter Masters of Rock

27.11.2021 11:00 (

Event Details


After a one-year coerced pause, we return to the cooler variant of the MASTERS OF ROCK festival, the 16th edition of WINTER MASTERS OF ROCK! In ZLÍN, the Datart hall, it´s going to be again a great day packed with great music, an unique atmosphere, and a great fun which you can enjoy again with friends and interesting bands! Make a note of the new date in your already tight concert diaries, it´s Saturday 27th November 2021, ZLÍN, Datart Hall - WINTER MASTERS OF ROCK 2021!

Confirmed bands so far:
SONATA ARCTICA. It’s been a while since Finnish melodic metal titans SONATA ARCTICA toured Europe the last time in 2019. The band was very productive in the meantime and booked a studio to record their very first acoustic album. To promote this release, the band will embark on a journey through 17 European countries, incl. Czech Republic and ZLIN, Datart Hall! SONATA ARCTICA will present their new album at WINTER MASTERS OF ROCK 2021! Tour support band is Swedish hopefuls ELEINE, who will also be presenting an acoustic set.

Canadian melodic power metal quartet UNLEASH THE ARCHERS. They will sharpen their arrows and hit you with the mindblowing technical craftmanship with the perfect mix of highly complex, catchy bangers and moody, synth-infused power ballads. Pairing traditional heavy sounds in the vein of Iron Maiden and Judas Priest with fast-paced power metal, on a top with talented frontwoman Brittney Slayes and her raw four octave mezzo-soprano, which is shining in powerful anthems as well as in the fragile ballads. This young quartet from Vancouver will come ZLIN to present their new, strong album „Abyss“ (2020).

The second confirmed band of the festival is STRIKER (Can). STRIKER is a leader in the New Wave of Traditional Heavy Metal movement. With nearly 1000 performances since forming in 2008 supporting bands such as Metallica, Steel Panther, and Death Angel plus main stage slots on festivals such as 70,000 Tons of Metal in Miami, STRIKER is one of Heavy Metal's fastest-growing independent bands. STRIKER recently won a „Juno Award“ for their self recorded and produced 2018 album "Play to Win", and now they are currently working on a new, exciting music.

The third confirmed band is the young, international power-metal five NORTHTALE, which was formed in 2017 by guitarist Bill Hudson, who was initially writing songs for a solo album. Former vocalist Christian Eriksson, drummer Patrick Johansson, keyboardist Jimmy Pitts and bassist Mikael Planefeldt joined during the demo stages, when a decision was made to turn the project into a full time band. The groups’s debut album, “Welcome To Paradise” (2019) got very high international acclaim and great reviews worldwide. After performing at the SABATON OPEN AIR Festival (Falun, Sweden), the band amicably parted ways with vocalist Christian Eriksson, and set itself on a worldwide search which lasted almost an entire year. In the Summer of 2020 the band choice its new vocalist, Guilherme Hirose, after a worldwide search which included 40 candidates from 11 different countries.  NORTHTALE is currently in the studio with producer Dennis Ward (HELLOWEEN, UNISONIC, ANGRA) recording its second album, with a tentative release for the summer of 2020 and at the WINTER MASTERS OF ROCK we will hear it live!

We have really something to look forward to! Other confirmed bands and information about the WINTER MASTER OF ROCK will follow, but you can decide to visit to the festival now and confirm your decision by buying tickets! So do it now!

  • No money refund is possible once the ticket is paid.
  • Ticket forgery is illegal and punished according to the law!
  • Children older than 3 need their own ticket. Kid under 12 is allowed into area only when accompanied by an adult.
  • Ticket = wristband. With it you can leave and re-enter the venue at any anytime. Once you take it off or lose it, you will not be able to re-enter the venue! All persons without wristband on hand will be immediately taken out!
  • Ticket for wristband exchange will take place at entrance to venue.
  • Organizers take no responsibility for any health / personal belongings damages caused during show.
  • It is strictly forbidden to bring drinks, plastic bottles, glass bottles, cans, seats, chairs, various footpads including polystyrene or wooden "cubes", as well as any weapons, knives, scissors, flag poles, umbrelas and other things classified by staff as dangerous! The organizer reserves the right to personal security check in a manner permissible by law at any time! Person refusing to consent to such check will be refused entry or escorted out.
  • It is strictly forbidden to bring tape recorders or video cameras to the area! Violation of this rule could be classified as a crime!
  • Taking photos is allowed only on compact cameras without additional lenses. Only accredited photographers and journalists are allowed to bring professional cameras onto the premises!
  • Organizer and artists reserve the right to film, video and TV recording of concert shows and festival atmosphere. Visitor recorded for the document may also be published without further notice with no financial compensation.
  • The beer is tapped into reusable cups with eyelet for attachment. A refundable deposit is 50 CZK. Cups are exchanged within purchase of another beer or could be returned. Promotional cups can be also available in the festival shop. But for hygiene reasons you don't receive beer into this cups which you bought in festival shop.
  • The only currency valid within the festival area is CZK (Czech Crown). No dogs or other animals are allowed in festival area!
  • All visitors must respect these rules and instructions as well as those given out by organizers and security services!
  • Ban of bringing beverages to the VIP balcony (if is availible). Except for beverages in sealable PET bottles. Please, lock your bags and coats up (if is availible).