Between the dates of the Iron Maiden Tour playing in front of 50.000 metal heads, Lord of The Lord find the time for some Killer Filler shows. Venues smaller than the stage only of the named tour but their own headliner shows. They play a few well-chosen smaller festivals as the Castle Rock at Mühlheim. Today they are hosted by legendary Colos Saal at Aschaffenburg/Lower Franconia. The capacity is 500 and the show is sold out.
There is only one festival embedded in such a wonderful, picturesque landscape as the Rock Harz Festival from 6th to 9th July, one day longer than usual as a bit of a compensation. With its up to 22,000 visitors it is a middle sized festival nearby the town of Ballenstedt. Let’s see how everything worked out this year because it is a constantly growing festival.
The early summer sun has burned the metalheads while they celebrated the first wave of festivals. You might now think of Metalfest Plzen or much bigger and more mainstream, Rock am Ring and im Park with 85,000 spectators as the first ones to come up. Cut the last two zeros. I’m talking about a much smaller, laid-back festival, the Rock & Metal Day'z at Oschersleben nearby Magdeburg.
In 2020, Bad Religion announced their 40th anniversary tour. Two years later the ‘Godfathers of Punk’ are ready to celebrate it, finally, and after several planned and cancelled rounds due to ‘you know what’ which also explains the tour theme “40 Years + 2”.
We are in the middle of spring 2022. Less and less tours are cancelled. More and more tours catch up the more than two years delay. One of them is Thundermother’s Heat Wave Tour 2022. It already started in March with some UK-dates. With an interruption in between it restarts again at Bensheim on Tuesday 17th of May. It will continue by September 2022.
There are a lot of festivals in summer. Some are rainy. Some are sunny. Some are hot and dry, some are cold and wet. However, there is only one festival embedded in such a wonderful, picturesque landscape as the Rockharz Festival.