GER, Rieden/Kreuth - Ragnarök Festival


Location: Germany, Rieden/Kreuth (Ostbayernhalle)
Date: 29 April 2010 - 01 May 2010
Website: ragnaroek-festival.com
Organizer: Nemeton Events

Tickets:

40
Buy at www.ragnaroek-festival.com
 
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Germany's Ragnarök Festival, probably the world's most important pagan metal festival, is entering the seventh round. And a lot has changed since the last year. For one the location has moved 130 km southeast, from Lichtenfels to the considerably bigger Ostbayernhalle (East Bavaria Hall) in Rieden/Kreuth, 70 km east of Nuremberg and just as far away from the Czech border. Furthermore the festival has turned from a two day thing into a three day event. And the introduction of a new twin stage means that one part of the stage can be prepared for a performance while there's still a band playing on the other half, reducing the intermissions to a minimum and - hopefully - abolishing the running order shifts of the previous editions.

Some things however have not changed. The lineup still excels through its high quality: fans of Viking and pagan metal will be pleased with the confirmation of Ensiferum, Equilibrium and Arkona while black metal aficionados are in for a treat with headliners Gorgoroth, Nocturno Culto project Sarke, Ragnarok and Belphegor. Medieval folk with Nachtgeschrei and Ingrimm, ethereal vocals with Haggard and Midnattsol and eclectic metal with Sólstafir and Wolves In The Throne Room also add to the diversity of the lineup. A full list of the performing bands can be found below.

And as every year Ragnarök also features some special shows: Latvian riflemen Skyforger will play two sets: their show on Saturday will be the release show of their new album "Kurbads" while their set one day earlier will be entirely acoustic.
Windir heirs Vreid however will bring back some spirit of their legendary legacy and will be joined on stage by Vegard Bakken, brother of the deceased Terje "Valfar" Bakken, to perform as vocalist on a couple of Windir songs.

Another thing that has not changed is the sleeping comfort offered by the festival. Those who want to stay close to nature can still pitch their tents on the free campground while the Gauls among you can avoid the sky falling on your heads by spending the nights in the sleeping hall adjacent to the festival venue for merely 10 (i.e. 3.33 per night). If you need some more luxuriousness you can also sleep in a bungalow, guesthouse or even the ****-hotel of the nearby Gut Matheshof.

Rieden/Kreuth, the new home of the festival, is located in Eastern Bavaria in vicinity to Nuremberg and Regensburg. You can easily get there by car, train and plane. The next train station is in Amberg which is connected with the festival venue by a bus shuttle. For time-tables visit the site of the Deutsche Bahn.
The nearest international airport is in Nuremberg; bigger international airports with significantly more connections are located in Munich and Frankfurt, from where you can take the train to Amberg. You can also try your luck in the "Mitfahrzentrale" (Carpooling forum) of the official forum to find people to travel with.
For car routes you might want to consult Google Maps.

Tickets can be obtained via the festival's webshop (where you can also buy sleeping hall tickets), Nuclear Blast, Napalm Records, Metaltix and Ticketmaster.

For everything else an expansive FAQ can be found on the festival's website.

Further readings, reviews and galleries:
Ragnarök 2006
Ragnarök 2007
Ragnarök 2008
 

Headliners


DAY 1 (29.04)

Ravenlore 17:00 - 17:45
Thormesis 18:00 - 18:45
Imperium Dekadenz 18:55 - 19:40
Carach Angren 19:50 - 20:35
Grailknights 20:45 - 21:30
Arkona 21:40 - 22:30
Belphegor 22:40 - 23:40
Hellsaw 23:50 - 00:35
Slartibartfass 00:45 - 01:30

DAY 2 (30.04)

Heathen Foray 13:40 - 14:20
Ingrimm 14:30 - 15:10
Nachtgeschrei 15:20 - 16:00
Ragnaröek 16:10 - 16:50
Skyforger 17:00 - 17:40
Van Canto 17:50 - 18:35
Sólstafir 18:45 - 19:30
The Vision Bleak 19:40 - 20:25
Haggard 20:35 - 21:20
Vreid 21:30 - 22:50
Ensiferum 23:00 - 00:00
Hollenthon 00:10 - 00:55
Obscurity 01:05 - 01:45

DAY 3 (01.05)

Midnattsol 12:00 - 12:40
Helfahrt 12:50 - 13:30
Akrea 13:40 - 14:20
Fjoergyn 14:30 - 15:10
Agathodaimon 15:20 - 16:00
Riger 16:10 - 16:50
Helrunar 17:00 - 17:40
Suidakra 17:50 - 18:35
Ragnarok 18:45 - 19:30
Wolves In The Throne Room 19:40 - 20:25
Skyforger 20:35 - 21:20
Equilibrium 21:30 - 22:15
Sarke 22:25 - 23:25
Gorgoroth 23:35 - 00:35
Kromlek 00:45 - 01:30
Ctulu 01:40 - 02:20

Who was there?

Promonex 100%
skyforger (Croatia) 100%
Shurayukihime 100%
nyx! 100%
Eddie (The Netherlands) 50%

Photo galleries



Comments

Comments: 5   Visited by: 119 users
07.10.2009 - 15:29
Promonex
Cathemeral
Whoo, Sólstafir!
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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.
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29.04.2010 - 02:13
Promonex
Cathemeral
Catamenia cancelled. And Vreid got an 80 minutes slot for their special show. Whooo!
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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.
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02.05.2010 - 19:28
Promonex
Cathemeral
Now that was fun! Looking forward to sort out the best of my 2500 photos tomorrow
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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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03.05.2010 - 18:36
GT
Coffee!!
Quite impressive lineup. Looking forward to the review and the photos
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Dreams are made so we don't get bored when we sleep
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20.05.2010 - 08:48
Promonex
Cathemeral
Written by GT on 03.05.2010 at 18:36

Quite impressive lineup. Looking forward to the review and the photos

Photos of day 1 are online. Days 2 and 3 should be up by tomorrow evening
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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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