13-15 August 2009
THE FESTIVAL SUMMER BREEZE Open Air is about to go into its twelfth round. For the fourth time, the breeze enriched by medieval, gothic and even electronic winds will be blowing in beautiful Dinkelsbuehl, Germany. That’s exactly the air a dark metal fan needs to breathe. As usual, this year’s SUMMER BREEZE will take place over three days on two open air stages on the airfield of the Aeroclub Dinkelsbuehl between Sinbronn and Illenschwang. Much like we did it in previous years, we will arrange for a party tent in which additional bands will be performing from Wednesday, August 12th apart from many other things which will take place on that stage. For the first time, we will deliver about 90 bands for ? 70.- (incl. parking, camping, party tent and a free bus shuttle between Dinkelsbuehl and the festival site). Besides, we are working on even more highlights to take place!
Opeth, Amon Amarth, Epica, Katatonia, Amorphis, Moonspell, Kreator, The Haunted, Haggard, Vader, Deathstars, Evergreen Terrace, J.B.O., Backyard Babies, Volbeat, Battlelore, Walls of Jericho, Protest the Hero, Brainstorm, Entombed, Elvenking, Firewind, Krypteria, Life of Agony, Schandmaul, Unheilig, Sabaton, Suffocation, Equilibrium, Corvus Corax, The Red Chord, Cynic, Voivod, Hate Eternal, Anaal Nathrakh, Beneath the Massacre, Carnifex, Deadlock, Before the Dawn, Misery Index, Raunchy, Dagoba, The Faceless, Legion of the Damned, Born From Pain, Cataract, Excrementory Grindfuckers, Grave, The Sorrow, God Dethroned, Benighted, Grand Magus, Psycroptic, Narziss, Skyforger, Vomitory, Hate, The Other, Powerwolf, Waylander, Koldbrann, Vreid, Sylosis, Obscura, Black Messiah, UnSun, Katra, Sacred Steel, Urgehal, Secrets of the Moon, Ghost Brigade, Callejón, The Storm, Evocation, Jack Slater, The Cumshots, Nim Vind, Psychopunch, Hackneyed, Black Sun Aeon, One-Way Mirror, Razor of Occam, The New Black, Unlight, Sheephead, dreamshade, Bury Me Deep, Cyrcus, cypecore и Second Relation
AGE LIMIT The German Protection of Young Persons Act will apply. This means that no one under the age of 16 years will have access to the festival. People between 16 and 18 years of age are allowed to stay at the festival until midnight. This law is offset as long as you have an adult supervisor with you. We advise that you should have a written confirmation of your parents with you that shows his/her name in order to prove the respective supervisor is officially authorized. The supervisor needs to be able to ID himself! Otherwise and in case of a police control, you may have to leave the site! The supervisor has the right to supervise more people than just one person. This applies for both, the campsite and the festival area! The opportunity of a journey home for the supervised has to be provided. Drinking any form of alcohol under the age of 18 is strictly prohibited and against German law! A written example of a confirmation form can be downloaded HERE!
AGGREGATES If you plan on taking aggregates with you onto the site, please make sure they are in mint condition and that they are not losing oil or fuel. It is not permitted to bring more than 25ltr. of fuel per aggregate. We presume you handle this matter in an appropriate way and that it needs no further explanation or discussion. From 1 a.m., all aggregates need to be turned off for nighttime peace.
ARRIVAL/DEPARTURE The campsite can be entered on Wednesday from 10 a.m. and has to be cleared on Sunday by 2 p.m. The daily parking lot will be open from 9 a.m.. We will put up signs around the entire Dinkelsbuehl area to guide you to campsite, parking lots and the festival site! PLEASE NOTE: Due to traffic restrictions, it will be impossible for you to leave the campground by car once you have entered it. This applies from Wednesday until Thursday afternoon. The shuttle bus will lift you to the city center of Dinkelsbuehl free of charge.
BAN ON GLASS Unfortunately, some of the festival visitors force us to strictly prohibit any glass on the festival site and on the camping grounds. This entails porcelains and stoneware, too! We will strictly check each car entering the site. Our security will also check the camping grounds during the festival days. Please avoid bringing any kind of glass regardless of what it contains. Flacons and small medicine bottles are allowed up to a quantity of 50ml. Best thing to do is to pour all liquids into plastic containers. Please support us and stick to this rule - otherwise we will face massive problems in getting access to appropriate camping grounds for 2010!
BEER GARDEN There will be another beer garden this year. Those looking for a little break have the opportunity to enjoy a drink and some food in a comfortable atmosphere right there!
BUS SHUTTLE In 2009, we will have a bus shuttle running between Dinkelsbuehl and the festival area. Apart from Wednesday (from 10 a.m.) and Sunday (from 07 a.m. until 2 p.m.), the shuttle will run between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. between Dinkelsbuehl and the festival site. Make sure to be in good time at the bus top and allow enough time to get any connections!
CAMERAS Regular analog or digital compact cameras and mobile phones with integrated cameras are allowed. Reflex cameras with interchangeable lenses, video cameras and any recording equipment is strictly prohibited on the festival site without a SUMMER BREEZE press pass!
CAMPING AND PARKING There will be enough parking and camping space available. You may park your car right next to your tent. Camping without buying a festival ticket is not permitted. Parking and camping will be included in the festival ticket price. Therefore, please make use of the advised parking and camping areas! Reservations for camp space cannot be made. The daily parking area can be found just across the street of the campsite entrance. You may also park your car in that area while camping on the campsite separately. This is comfortable if you intend to leave the festival early and need to make sure you can move your car anytime. Please note: only vehicles with a weight not exceeding 3.5 tons will have access to the campground. Trailers must be kept with each car. Trailers and campers shall not bring gas cans exceeding 11kg. Please make sure your items are in mint condition, and use them in an appropriate way. Any offence may have fatal consequences. We believe this needs no further explanation. Heavy vehicles such as caravans and cars with trailers will be routed to specific areas. There will also be a certain area where you can wait for friends or hold space available for them to use. This is only possible in those areas. Please do follow the security staff instructions and make up your mind on what you want to do prior to arriving on the campsite. Camping outside the official camping area is prohibited. Doing so will be ticketed! The police will be patrolling!
CASH POINT/ATM The closest cash terminal is located in Illenschwang, just across the street from the campsite. Numerous cash machines can be found in the town of Dinkelsbuehl.
CREW AND SECURITY Please be nice to those boys and girls. Treat them in the way you would like for them to treat you. Keep in mind that it’s quite a stressful job. Our securities will be wearing numbers so they can be easily identified. In case you do not feel treated appropriately by security, please inform our staff at the ticket counters immediately by providing the respective security’s number. We will then take further steps to solve the problem! In general, please do follow the securities’ instructions in any case. The reason is simple: it ensures a smooth festival schedule that saves all of us a lot of time and avoids problems for everybody.
DINKELSBUEHL Since the festival site is located about 5km outside of Dinkelsbuehl city, we will arrange for a bus shuttle running from and to Dinkelsbuehl again. Dinkelsbuehl itself has numerous attractions and leisure facilities to offer. You can do some shopping in the picturesque medieval Old Town, check out some of the countless cafes, restaurants and bars or visit the indoor swimming pool as well as one of the last open-air swimming pools by a river - the Woernitz river shore! With your wrist band you will have price reduced access to the new museum named the “House Of History Dinkelsbuehl – Of War And Peace”. If you are historically interested you should not miss this.
DOGS Dogs and any other pets or animals are not permitted on the entire festival and campgrounds.
DOORS OPEN Doors to the festival site will open on Thursday at 11 a.m., Friday and Saturday at 10 a.m. The show starts at 1 p.m. on Thursday, 11 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. When entering the festival site, you will have to go through additional security checks. Make sure you only carry the permitted quantity of drinks in the corresponding boxes and cans as well as the permitted kinds of cameras. Otherwise we will have to take them away from you. In addition, the following items are prohibited on the festival site: pocket knives, video cameras, video mobile phones, walkman, cassette and MD recorders, any pyrotechnical gear, any sort of cans (hairspray, deodorant), flacons, flagstaffs, sticks, nail files and gas-powered horns.
FESTIVAL ACCESS WRIST BAND We will exchange your tickets for the festival wristbands right at the entrance to the campsite. You are obligated to show your wristband to any security or staff member asking for it. Therefore, it is prohibited to take it off your wrist from Wednesday until your departure on Sunday.
FESTIVAL BOOKLET The official SUMMER BREEZE festival booklet can be purchased at the entrance to the campsite and at both merchandise booths for a contribution towards expenses of ? 1.-. It will contain all information about the festival, the bands and the running order. It’s also a perfect item for the bands to sign at the signing sessions.
FIRE Open fire is strictly prohibited throughout the entire camping and festival site. Camping stoves and barbecue grills are allowed as long as they are not used for purposes other than intended.
FIRST AID There will be a large first aid center right by the entrance to the festival area. There will also be 2 additional first aid stations on the campsite that are open 24 hours. In addition, an emergency number can be called which is also available 24 hrs. We will announce this number here shortly.
FOOD/DRINKS Naturally, we are providing you with the opportunity to buy refreshments and food. Stands can be found throughout the site. You may bring your own drinks (for your own use only) to the campground. You may only take a tetra pack or a plastic bottle of up to 0.5 liters per person or a SUMMER BREEZE 0.4 ltr mug or a SUMMER BREEZE 1.0 ltr beer tankard with you onto the festival site.
PLEASE NOTE: Glass is strictly prohibited on the entire festival and camping grounds!
GARBAGE We’d like to take this opportunity to thank you, the fans. Last year’s condition of the camping area was left in a much better condition than in the previous years. This fact enables us to keep stable prices for 2009.
Bringing back a filled trash bag will be rewarded with a huge (DIN A0) poster with an aerial shot of the festival and campsite. The foto will be taken on Thursday and it is to be printed on Friday. Thus, we will be able to issue it from Saturday, 2 p.m. onwards. It will be available at the supermarket and at the two shower stations in exchange for a completely filled trash bag.
Unfortunately, more and more people show up bringing tons of furniture. Disposing of one piece of furniture is more expensive than the price of 2-3 people's tickets. Therefore, we will have security guards checking the camping grounds and taking pictures of your car and anything suspicious you might leave behind after your departure. In case of violation, you will be charged an additional fee for waste disposal and each case will be brought to court as this is illegal! Please also make sure you keep your camping space tidy during your entire stay in your own interest. Please make sure you do not forget any metal items such as tent pegs in the ground as this presents a serious problem for us.
INFOPOINT This year, we will have an official information point on the festival area. If any changes should occur during the festival, we will announce them there immediately. Also, should you have any problems, questions and so on, you can approach our staff there for them to forward us your matters.
KIDS Kids up to the age of 12 under the supervision of their parents have free access to the festival.
LOST AND FOUND In case you find a lost property, please bring it to the info point! If you have lost something please get in touch with our staff at the info point, too. Any item not being picked up by the end of the festival will be transferred to the official lost and found office in Dinkelsbuehl.
MERCHANDISE Festival merchandise and merchandise of the performing artists will be available at the huge merchandise booth which is going to be located centrally on the festival site. On Wednesday, the official SUMMER BREEZE merchandise will also be available right next to the party tent.
NIGHTTIME PEACE As we know there will be quite a few party animals showing up again at this year’s SUMMER BREEZE, we decided to set up a party tent for these animals to have the chance to continue partying till dawn. But yet again, this means it’s not allowed to use any stereos or run any engines or aggregates between 1 a.m. and 7 a.m. We expect you to respect this rule as this is a legal restraint from the local government that will be enforced by us. This is in the interest of people living in the surrounding areas but also for those staying on the campsite who simply want to sleep. This is fair enough!
NON-FOOD Once again, our trading-mile will offer you a large selection of CDs, textiles, jewelry and much more this year.
PARTY TENT In 2009, there will be a party tent once again. Starting on Wednesday, August 13th, we will be running a special program every day from 4 o’clock in the afternoon until 4 o’clock in the morning. Just like last year, the party tent can be found right by the entrance to the festival site.
PHARMACY The closest pharmacy (Aesculap-Apotheke) is located in Dinkelsbuehl near the main bus station (inside the REWE supermarket next to McDonalds, Luitpoldstr. 27). In addition, there are about ten more pharmacies in the greater Dinkelsbuehl area.
POLICE The local police will serve and protect you. They are really nice and willing to help wherever possible. However, they will be testing for drug and alcohol abuse as usual. For that reason but also for your own safety, please make sure your driver stays sober. We will not clear the daily parking lot so you can stay there overnight. The police controls on Sunday will definitely happen! So be clever!
POST/MAIL There are post boxes in Sinbronn and Illenschwang which provide daily service except on Sunday. The nearest post office is located in Dinkelsbuehl (Luitpoldstr. 13) right next to the local police station. 2 minutes walking distance from the bus station / McDonald’s.
POSTERS Due to popular demand, we will make the 2009 festival placard available for ? 1.- at the merchandising booth again this year.
RACISM Is a no-go! Hereby we once again would like to state we are strictly against any form of right-wing philosophy or racism. We also count on your help: if you come across something please inform us immediately! Either approach security or, even better, go to the ticket counter. We will take immediate action against the people involved.
RUNNING ORDER In early July, we will post a detailed running order on our homepage under BANDS 2009. You can download it in PDF format!
SHOWERS This year, we will have two shower stations right on the campground. One of them will be located in the same place as last year. The other one will be located close to the main street you will be using to come to the festival. For each shower, we must charge ? 2.50 to cover the costs at least partially. In addition, we will have proper water flushed toilets right by the shower station. For those wanting to use the water toilets: you can do so for a fee of ? 1.-. The shower station will be open non-stop from Wednesday 12.00h until Sunday 12.00h. Furthermore, there will be various free water stations where you can collect fresh water for cooking and washing. Please make sure you don’t waste any water!! This is the only way to provide enough water for all of you and refilling won’t be a problem.
SIGNING SESSIONS Almost all bands will be holding signing sessions at our partner’s booth of METAL.DE and on the METAL HAMMER bus. Please note the scheduled times and make sure you don’t miss this chance.
SITE MAP You can download the site map HERE.
STAGES Much like in previous years, SUMMER BREEZE will service you with two stages which are well known as MAIN STAGE and PAIN STAGE. All bands will alternate with no overlapping, so you just need to move a bit to see each band play, just the way you’re used to. This year, we will enlarge both open air stages and for the first time we will add a 40sqm screen to be placed right between the main and the pain stage. And just like we did in the past the third stage will be the party tent again. This is where the festival program will start as early as on Wednesday.
SUPERMARKET Anything you might need to survive this festival weekend can be found in our supermarket for reasonable prices.
TICKET COUNTER /
DAILY TICKETS A limited contingent of day tickets will be available at the counters each morning from 10 a.m.. Day ticket holders are not allowed to camp. There will be no separate tickets available for Wednesday when the party starts inside the party tent. It’s a bonus for our three-day guests.
TOILETS Always a bit of a problem but life is not a wishing well. Executing the first festivals on the new site in 2006, 2007 and 2008 was of course a lesson to learn. We will try to improve the situation further in 2009. We will provide a sufficient quantity of portable toilets and urinals. They will be emptied several times a day and using them is free. As there are no sewers on site, we have to rely on mobile toilets and water barrels. If shows a bit of consideration for these circumstances, this will work without problems. Please do not drop entire toilet paper rolls into the toilet. It is quite obvious why!
TRADE It is prohibited to trade any kind of goods.
TRAIN STATIONS The closest stations are Ellwangen, Ansbach, Crailsheim, Dombuehl and Noerdlingen. Arriving there, you can easily catch a bus to Dinkelsbuehl. For detailed train information, please check: http://www.die-bahn.de
For more travel information please go to “JOURNEY”
UTENSILS Rivets, drinking horns and the likes do belong to a festival, no doubt. We do not want to prohibit these things and we do trust your reliable use of them. Only self- made iron gear and spikes are not to be brought onto the site due to the increased risk of accidents!
VIP TICKET CONTAINER In 2009, the VIP ticket container will once again be based outside the site right by the soccer field in Sinbronn. Any guest lists, accreditations, deposited tickets/wrist bands can be picked up there! Handicapped people will also be getting their access wrist bands at that location. Just bring your ID and/or your certification of disability.
WEAPONS / VIOLENCE Up until now, SUMMER BREEZE has not experienced any violence – and we would like for it to stay this way. Anyone looking for trouble or damaging anyone’s property, inside the fencing or beyond, will be kicked out!!!
Have the guts to interfere or inform security if someone starts trouble or harasses women.
Weapons are prohibited on the entire festival site! There should be no need to explain why. That includes baseball racks, knuckle dusters, gas, axes, chainsaws, spades and any dangerous tools such as hammers, knives longer than 10cm, chain saws, spades and so on.
WEBBANNER You can download our banners to create a link HERE. Thanks for your support!
HANDICAPED PERSONS As in previous years there will be a special platform including a handicapped accessible toilet for the wheelchair-bound. We are also currently working on an improved handicapped camping area where we can also service people who need electricity for various reasons e.g. electric wheelchairs or respirators. In addition, entrance is free for people with a disability of 51% or more and who are reliant to outside help with an ID showing the according stamps and declarations. The free wristband is only available at the site. Simply show your ID as well as your certificate of disability at the VIP check in at the football court next to the gas station in Sinbronn.