Event information

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
 
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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.

Who was there?

100% Promonex
100% Yggdrasil
100% huntlus (Estonia)


DAY 1 (13.08)

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


DAY 2 (14.08)

Main Stage
13:00 - 13:20 TBA
14:00 - 14:35 Emil Bulls
15:20 - 16:05 Saltatio Mortis
17:00 - 17:50 Soilwork
18:45 - 19:45 Arch Enemy
20:45 - 21:45 Paradise Lost
22:45 - 00:05 Helloween
Pain Stage
13:25 - 13:55 All Ends
14:40 - 15:15 Aborted
16:10 - 16:55 Graveworm
17:55 - 18:40 The Wildhearts
19:50 - 20:40 Behemoth
21:50 - 22:40 Primordial
00:10 - 01:00 Marduk
Party Tent
16:00 - 16:30 Apophis
17:00 - 17:30 Drone
18:00 - 18:30 Negură Bunget
19:00 - 19:30 Kissin' Dynamite
20:00 - 20:30 Ahab
21:00 - 21:30 Diablo Swing Orchestra
22:00 - 22:30 Onslaught
23:00 - 23:45 Cephalic Carnage
00:15 - 01:00 Týr
01:15 - 02:00 Cult Of Luna
02:15 - 03:00 Despised Icon


DAY 3 (15.08)

Main Stage
11:30 - 12:00 Heidevolk
12:40 - 13:10 3 Inches Of Blood
13:55 - 14:35 Mad Sin
15:20 - 16:05 Korpiklaani
17:00 - 17:50 Exodus
18:45 - 19:45 As I Lay Dying
20:45 - 21:45 Six Feet Under
22:45 - 00:05 Subway To Sally
Pain Stage
11:00 - 11:25 Dark Age
12:05 - 12:35 Midnattsol
13:15 - 13:50 Schelmish
14:40 - 15:15 Megaherz
16:10 - 16:55 Pro-Pain
17:55 - 18:40 Eluveitie
19:50 - 20:40 End Of Green
21:50 - 22:40 Kataklysm
00:10 - 01:00 ASP
Party Tent
16:00 - 16:30 Enemy Of The Sun
17:00 - 17:30 XIV Dark Centuries
18:00 - 18:30 Beloved Enemy
19:00 - 19:30 Sworn
20:00 - 20:30 Rotten Sound
21:00 - 21:30 Månegarm
22:00 - 22:30 Shadow Reichenstein
23:00 - 23:45 Textures
00:15 - 01:00 Hollenthon
01:15 - 02:00 The Vision Bleak
02:15 - 03:00 Jesus On Extasy


DAY 4 (16.08)

Main Stage
11:30 - 12:00 Japanische Kampfhörspiele
12:40 - 13:10 Autumn
13:55 - 14:35 Endstille
15:20 - 16:05 Dismember
17:00 - 17:50 Ensiferum
18:45 - 19:45 H-Blockx
20:45 - 21:45 Heaven Shall Burn
22:45 - 00:05 Cradle Of Filth
Pain Stage
11:00 - 11:25 Debauchery
12:05 - 12:35 The Old Dead Tree
13:15 - 13:50 Hackneyed
14:40 - 15:15 Keep Of Kalessin
16:10 - 16:55 Neaera
17:55 - 18:40 Primal Fear
19:50 - 20:40 Sonic Syndicate
21:50 - 22:40 Destruction
00:10 - 01:00 Anathema
Party Tent
16:00 - 16:30 Agrypnie
17:00 - 17:30 NME.Mine
18:00 - 18:30 Hacride
19:00 - 19:30 Misery Speaks
20:00 - 20:30 Misanthrope
21:00 - 21:30 Novembre
22:00 - 22:30 Mustasch
23:00 - 23:45 Jack Frost
00:15 - 01:00 Dark Fortress


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Summer Breeze Festival 2008 - Dinkelsbühl, Germany, 13-16 August 2008 by Promonex (117 images)




 
Updated: 30.07.2008




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Promonex - 03.07.2008 at 23:03  
Only 3000 tickets left. Hurry up, if you ain't got one yet
Warman - 14.07.2008 at 21:57  
The second day is awesome!
Promonex - 15.07.2008 at 01:26  
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!!
Promonex - 04.08.2008 at 22:09  
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!
Marcel Hubregtse - 12.08.2008 at 17:48  
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.
Promonex - 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.
Marcel Hubregtse - 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?
Promonex - 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
Marcel Hubregtse - 12.08.2008 at 18:24  
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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