2023 was a good SBOA. It was not perfect in every way, but most people enjoyed good shows by good bands. Tickets for 2024 are already on sale for prices between €200 and €239,99 depending on the date you buy the tickets. The first bands have been confirmed to make a decision easier.
The line-up this year was limited to “real” metal, nothing else. I like some fun stuff in between too, but this Party.San line-up was like going back to my youth, a lot of Death Metal. It was a pleasure to see Obituary and Hypocrisy having a headliner spot with an awesome sound, and not just in the afternoon. The sound, by the way, was really great in general. And it was fantastic to see many Death and some Black Metal bands. Some of which I ‘ve never had the chance of seeing before, and now all of them just one after the other.
Summer Breeze Open Air, short SBOA or Breeze, is in sight. Last year showed two faces, sun and rain. Rain meant 32 hours of constant rain on very dry and hard ground. Thus a part of campground, the infield, T-Square and Battlefield were covered with a slippery mud. After the weather disaster of Wacken, this year all metalheads hope for better conditions on this Franconian Metal Festival.
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.