GER, Dinkelsbühl - Summer Breeze Open Air


Location: Germany, Dinkelsbühl (Airfield Aeroclub Dinkelsbühl)
Date: 13-16 August 2008
Website: summer-breeze.de

Tickets:

Weekend tickets: SOLD OUT!
One day tickets: 30 €
Buy at the box-office


Once a year thousands of metalheads come from all over the world to visit one particular festival in Northern Germany. For those who tend to become claustrophobic amidst 80,000 sweaty metalheads, but like to enjoy a top-quality lineup nonetheless (and don't happen to live close to Clisson) Summer Breeze in Dinkelsbühl, South Germany is a more than worthy alternative.

For the first time since its creation in 1997 this year's Summer Breeze will have three stages blowing out a total of 90 bands. The blast starts already the night before the actual festival with a newcomer contest to determine the opening act of the festival and an extreme metal selection which itself is already worth the travel: Lay Down Rotten, The Rotted, Born From Pain, Fleshcrawl and as headliners the Dutch supergroup Hail Of Bullets invite to an opening ceremony which will screw your heads off!

The lineup of the following three days is as varied as that of the great competitor in the north, tending a bit more to gothic and less to metalcore. Summer Breeze occasionally also offers some gems which have declined offers by bigger festivals, but gladly perform in front of the 20,000 visitors of Dinkelsbühl. What has been the case for Bolt Thrower in the previous year, is the case for the British goth/black metal legend Cradle Of Filth in 2008. Together with Six Feet Under, Arch Enemy, Kataklysm, Behemoth and many more they hold up the extreme metal flag. The other, more melodic half of the metal spectrum is represented by Helloween, Subway To Sally, Paradise Lost, Anathema, Primal Fear and Metal Storm's favourite pet Diablo Swing Orchestra among many others. And with End Of Green's dark rock, H-Blockx's crossover, Mad Sin's psychobilly or Jesus On Extasy's industrial rock there are also many occasions to take a break from all the metal and enjoy some alternative soundscapes.

So how do you get there? Dinkelsbühl is located in South Germany halfway between Stuttgart and Nuremberg. It is in close proximity to the autobahns A7 and A6, so getting there by car is rather easy.
Getting there by public transport isn't as easy as the next train station is 22 km away (Crailsheim), so from there you'll have to make your way via busses. Check out the page of the Deutsche Bahn and enter Dinkelsbühl as destination to find a schedule that suits you best.
If you come from further away you might want to consider flying. The nearest airports are Nuremberg Airport (95 km), Munich Airport (180 km) and Frankfurt Airport (220 km). Check the Wikipedia links to find out whether an airport in your area is connected with either of these three airports. If you happen to arrive at Frankfurt Airport, get in touch with me (Promonex), I might be able to pick you up.

Three day tickets (incl. the opening night, parking, camping and free use of the bus shuttle between Dinkelsbühl and the festival area) are officially sold out, but there might be some left at selected ticket agencies. There will also still be a handful of one day tickets obtainable at the box-office which opens each day at 10 am.
 

Headliners


DAY 1 (13.08)

Party Tent

Bloodwork 16:00 - 16:25
A Dead Lament 16:35 - 17:00
Black Thoughts Bleeding 17:10 - 17:35
Dargolf Metzgore 17:45 - 18:10
My Elegy 18:20 - 18:45
Fuck Your Shadow From Behind 18:55 - 19:20
Anima 20:00 - 20:40
Lay Down Rotten 20:55 - 21:40
The Rotted 22:00 - 22:45
Hail Of Bullets 23:05 - 23:55
Born From Pain 00:15 - 01:00
Fleshcrawl 01:20 - 02:00

DAY 2 (14.08)

Main Stage

TBA 13:00 - 13:20
Emil Bulls 14:00 - 14:35
Saltatio Mortis 15:20 - 16:05
Soilwork 17:00 - 17:50
Arch Enemy 18:45 - 19:45
Paradise Lost 20:45 - 21:45
Helloween 22:45 - 00:05

Pain Stage

All Ends 13:25 - 13:55
Aborted 14:40 - 15:15
Graveworm 16:10 - 16:55
The Wildhearts 17:55 - 18:40
Behemoth 19:50 - 20:40
Primordial 21:50 - 22:40
Marduk 00:10 - 01:00

Party Tent

Apophis 16:00 - 16:30
Drone 17:00 - 17:30
Negură Bunget 18:00 - 18:30
Kissin' Dynamite 19:00 - 19:30
Ahab 20:00 - 20:30
Diablo Swing Orchestra 21:00 - 21:30
Onslaught 22:00 - 22:30
Cephalic Carnage 23:00 - 23:45
Týr 00:15 - 01:00
Cult Of Luna 01:15 - 02:00
Despised Icon 02:15 - 03:00

DAY 3 (15.08)

Main Stage

Heidevolk 11:30 - 12:00
3 Inches Of Blood 12:40 - 13:10
Mad Sin 13:55 - 14:35
Korpiklaani 15:20 - 16:05
Exodus 17:00 - 17:50
As I Lay Dying 18:45 - 19:45
Six Feet Under 20:45 - 21:45
Subway To Sally 22:45 - 00:05

Pain Stage

Dark Age 11:00 - 11:25
Midnattsol 12:05 - 12:35
Schelmish 13:15 - 13:50
Megaherz 14:40 - 15:15
Pro-Pain 16:10 - 16:55
Eluveitie 17:55 - 18:40
End Of Green 19:50 - 20:40
Kataklysm 21:50 - 22:40
ASP 00:10 - 01:00

Party Tent

Enemy Of The Sun 16:00 - 16:30
XIV Dark Centuries 17:00 - 17:30
Beloved Enemy 18:00 - 18:30
Sworn 19:00 - 19:30
Rotten Sound 20:00 - 20:30
Månegarm 21:00 - 21:30
Shadow Reichenstein 22:00 - 22:30
Textures 23:00 - 23:45
Hollenthon 00:15 - 01:00
The Vision Bleak 01:15 - 02:00
Jesus On Extasy 02:15 - 03:00

DAY 4 (16.08)

Main Stage

Japanische Kampfhörspiele 11:30 - 12:00
Autumn 12:40 - 13:10
Endstille 13:55 - 14:35
Dismember 15:20 - 16:05
Ensiferum 17:00 - 17:50
H-Blockx 18:45 - 19:45
Heaven Shall Burn 20:45 - 21:45
Cradle Of Filth 22:45 - 00:05

Pain Stage

Debauchery 11:00 - 11:25
The Old Dead Tree 12:05 - 12:35
Hackneyed 13:15 - 13:50
Keep Of Kalessin 14:40 - 15:15
Neaera 16:10 - 16:55
Primal Fear 17:55 - 18:40
Sonic Syndicate 19:50 - 20:40
Destruction 21:50 - 22:40
Anathema 00:10 - 01:00

Party Tent

Agrypnie 16:00 - 16:30
NME.Mine 17:00 - 17:30
Hacride 18:00 - 18:30
Misery Speaks 19:00 - 19:30
Misanthrope 20:00 - 20:30
Novembre 21:00 - 21:30
Mustasch 22:00 - 22:30
Jack Frost 23:00 - 23:45
Dark Fortress 00:15 - 01:00

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Comments

Comments: 9   Visited by: 126 users
03.07.2008 - 23:03
Promonex
Cathemeral
Only 3000 tickets left. Hurry up, if you ain't got one yet
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- The Mystery of Life, Vol. 841 Ch. 26
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14.07.2008 - 21:57
Warman
Erotic Stains
The second day is awesome!
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15.07.2008 - 01:26
Promonex
Cathemeral
I just wish I'd still be alive by then. I have no idea how to survive the warm-up party
HAIL OF FUKKEN BULLETS!!
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All life begins with Nu and ends with Nu... This is the truth! This is my belief! ...At least for now.
- The Mystery of Life, Vol. 841 Ch. 26
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04.08.2008 - 22:09
Promonex
Cathemeral
Apophis has been added to the lineup. Holy shit, when am I supposed to party?! Wacken was quite bearable, but this lineup is just sick!
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All life begins with Nu and ends with Nu... This is the truth! This is my belief! ...At least for now.
- The Mystery of Life, Vol. 841 Ch. 26
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12.08.2008 - 17:48
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Nice line-up. Such a line-up Wacken can only dream of. Summer Breeze's line-up is superior is superior in every though a bit too many folk metal bands for my liking, but that has to do with my antipathy towards all things folk metal.
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Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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12.08.2008 - 18:02
Promonex
Cathemeral
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 12.08.2008 at 17:48

Nice line-up. Such a line-up Wacken can only dream of.

Literally. Wacken tried getting Cradle of Filth for years without avail. Now they perform at Summer Breeze. Same for Bolt Thrower who had played at last year's Breeze.
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All life begins with Nu and ends with Nu... This is the truth! This is my belief! ...At least for now.
- The Mystery of Life, Vol. 841 Ch. 26
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12.08.2008 - 18:06
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Promonex on 12.08.2008 at 18:02

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 12.08.2008 at 17:48

Nice line-up. Such a line-up Wacken can only dream of.

Literally. Wacken tried getting Cradle of Filth for years without avail. Now they perform at Summer Breeze. Same for Bolt Thrower who had played at last year's Breeze.


Yeah I know about Bolt Thrower. Btw I don't see Cradle of Filth listed here, or did they play Summer Breeze some years ago?
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Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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12.08.2008 - 18:16
Promonex
Cathemeral
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 12.08.2008 at 18:06

Written by Promonex on 12.08.2008 at 18:02

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 12.08.2008 at 17:48

Nice line-up. Such a line-up Wacken can only dream of.

Literally. Wacken tried getting Cradle of Filth for years without avail. Now they perform at Summer Breeze. Same for Bolt Thrower who had played at last year's Breeze.


Yeah I know about Bolt Thrower. Btw I don't see Cradle of Filth listed here, or did they play Summer Breeze some years ago?

I don't know about you, but I see Cradle of Filth headlining the main stage on 16th
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All life begins with Nu and ends with Nu... This is the truth! This is my belief! ...At least for now.
- The Mystery of Life, Vol. 841 Ch. 26
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12.08.2008 - 18:24
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Promonex on 12.08.2008 at 18:16

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 12.08.2008 at 18:06

Written by Promonex on 12.08.2008 at 18:02

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 12.08.2008 at 17:48

Nice line-up. Such a line-up Wacken can only dream of.

Literally. Wacken tried getting Cradle of Filth for years without avail. Now they perform at Summer Breeze. Same for Bolt Thrower who had played at last year's Breeze.


Yeah I know about Bolt Thrower. Btw I don't see Cradle of Filth listed here, or did they play Summer Breeze some years ago?

I don't know about you, but I see Cradle of Filth headlining the main stage on 16th


Damn, this old man REALLY seems to need new glasses
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Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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