Rock & Metal Day’z – ARE YOU READY?

Temperatures are rising. The open air festival season 2023 will start soon. One of the earliest festivals are the Rock & Metal Day’z. They are located next to Motorsportarena Oschersleben which is also one of the bigger sponsors. Due to the DTM races there, the Rock & Metal Day’z had to be scheduled to an earlier date. Thus the festival moved from Whitsun to the weekend of Ascension Day, 18th to 20th May 2023.

Moved date

Fortunately, most of the booked bands remained contracted and only one of the bands had to cancel its participation due to other commitments. Nevertheless, we will see an excellent selection of 17 bands. On the bill 2023 are Act of Creation, Fire Rose, Traitor, Out The Mouse, Divine:Zero, Grumpynators, Extinct, April Art  Mysterica, Motorjesus, Our Silent Voice, Eisenkarl, Bonded, Manimal, Knife, Wolfs Moon and Ballsout.


If you read our festival report of 2022, you will understand, it is no “normal”, commercial metal festival but a very special one. The Rock & Metal Day’z are organized by the charity M.A.DE. for Kids e. V.  Its mission is to help children and young people in need and their families. One focus certainly is cancer aid. All proceeds and donations go to this charitable cause.

2022 impressions

Therefore, the Rock & Metal Day’z need spectators and sponsors of course. Here are some impressions of 2022 when we saw bands like Thundermother, The New Roses, Crisix, Mara and many more to whet your appetite:


2023 Outlook

To finally convince you to come over for this very nice festival in a familiar atmosphere, here are festival poster, running order and map how to reach it. The prices for food and beverages are fair if not already a bit too low for a really good, homemade quality. You get a three-day ticket including camping, parking and very short ways for less than the cost for a mainstream metal act or bigger festivals with 10.000s of spectators.

Check Metalheads forever #553, Rock & Metal Day’z special to find out more about festival, bands and the charity behind.

No Excuses

Thus there is no excuse to stay away. Come there, enjoy the Rock & Metal Day’z instead of wasting your weekend sitting on your couch, watching TV or playing video games. You won’t regret it, I promise! And if you need the right vegan metal meal, you will find it here!






RMD’z website


M.A.DE. for Kids e. V.

Metalheads forever #553: Rock &Metal Day’z

Please buy physical music or download it from the bands official sources and don’t stream it for free because it steals your artists’ income.

Photos taken by Cat Maverick and Friend.X aka Mr. Deep

Proof reading  by DermimBoad


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