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Feb 23rd, 2023 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

With a final wave of bands we complete the line-up of ROCKHARZ 2023. Once again a very illustrious mix of styles rounds off the anniversary programme, which this year features 57 bands. We hope that there will be something for all of you and are looking forward to preparing our 30th anniversary for you in […]

ROCKHARZ 2023: Eight new bands

Jan 19th, 2023 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

Dear ROCKHARZERS, have you already cured your New Year’s hangover? We have … and are already implementing our good intentions for 2023: New bands for the billing are at the top of the list. In the first days of the year we have fixed eight highlights for our anniversary party in July. We are happy […]

New wave of bands for ROCKHARZ 2023

Dec 15th, 2022 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

As we all know, mindfulness is in vogue. That’s why, just before the festive season, we’ll be hitting you eight times on the head with the goose leg. Metalcore, Hard Rock, Power Metal, Eeath Metal, Thrash Metal, Gothic Rock, symphonic metal and US rock; we are looking forward to the festival with a particularly colourful […]

Five new bands for ROCKHARZ 2023

Dec 8th, 2022 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

There’s a lot to celebrate for the 30th anniversary! Accordingly, a few party guarantors should not be missing from the line-up. With today’s releases, we are hitting exactly this note and hope for the best party mood! KORPIKLAANI VERSENGOLD FIDDLER’S GREEN MR. HURLEY & DIE PULVERAFFEN WIND ROSE  

New bands for ROCKHARZ 2023

Dec 5th, 2022 | By | Category: Allgemein @en



Dec 5th, 2022 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

Life can be so simple! If you’ve been thinking about shopping in the ROCKHARZ shop for a while now, the St. Nicholas promotion is your tool of choice; because it doesn’t get any cheaper than this. From midnight on Tuesday December 6th until midnight on Wednesday December 7th – in other words, for 48 hours […]


Nov 8th, 2022 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

Today we can announce five crowd favorites for the anniversary festival in 2023. With AMON AMARTH, IN FLAMES, BLIND GUARDIAN, FEUERSCHWANZ and MONO INC. we are not only fulfilling a multitude of audience wishes, but these bands also represent some important milestones in the history of our festival. We feel particularly connected to these bands […]

Next highlights for ROCKHARZ 2021

Jul 4th, 2020 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

Today we present you the next highlights for ROCKHARZ 2021, which bands are you most looking forward to? Remember: only today you can order free shipping for a minimum order value of 40 €. Bands in alphabetical order: ACCEPT, BETONTOD, EKTOMORF, DAWN OF DISEASE, INSOMNIUM, KNORKATOR, LORD OF THE LOST, OBSCURITY, OOMPH!, STORM SEEKER, TANKARD, […]

More bands for ROCKHARZ 2021

Jul 2nd, 2020 | By | Category: Allgemein @en


GOITZSCHE FRONT feat. Dieter „Maschine“ Birr

Mar 4th, 2020 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

When we talk about fantastic German rock, there are few bands that directly come to mind. These guys are definitely one of them and have already convinced us of their tremendous live skills in 2018. In 2020, they not only release a new album, but with Dieter “Maschine” Birr (ex-PUHDYS) they also have a real […]

GRAVE DIGGER: 40 years anniversary show

Mar 4th, 2020 | By | Category: Allgemein @en, Bands 2020 en

Let’s talk about Heavy Metal legends again. Because these gentlemen from Gladbeck are nothing else than that – but they are far from tired and celebrate their 40th birthday this year. Since their last guest appearance in the Harz Mountains, the gravediggers have released “The Living Dead” (2018), adding another milestone to their discography. Certainly, […]


Mar 4th, 2020 | By | Category: Allgemein @en, Bands 2020 en

The region around our beautiful festival area is paved with successful band stories. One of them is only one hour and eleven minutes away from us, more precisely in Braunschweig. In 2019, they have added another chapter of success with “Ritual”: Not only is it their thirteenth album, no, it is also the first number […]

ROCKHARZ 2020: Three new acts confirmed

Feb 17th, 2020 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

Dear ROCKHARZ community, the days are getting brighter again, the temperatures are slightly climbing, and this means that ROCKHARZ 2020 is getting closer every day. We’re not quite done with the billing yet, but of course we’re working hard to deliver the party of the year in July, just like you’re used to. And today, […]

ROCKHARZ 2020: Three ROCKHARZ premieres in July

Jan 30th, 2020 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

Well, we just can’t settle down. The ROCKHARZ billing for 2020 is growing and thriving and we have the next refill for you. So sit back, think about the coming July despite the cold, grey weather and be happy about another three band confirmations. All three bands are at ROCKHARZ for the first time! New […]

ROCKHARZ 2020 – The first hat-trick in the new year

Jan 23rd, 2020 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

ROCKHARZ 2020 – The first hat-trick in the new year Dear ROCKHARZ community, we hope you have had a good start into the new year and that the hibernation has been as good for you as it has been for us. We now start fully motivated to welcome you a little bit late with the […]

ROCKHARZ 2020: Three Bands for the Summer

Dec 12th, 2019 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

Enjoying Christmas time? While everyone is decorating their houses and trees, we are decorating our billing for ROCKHARZ 2020. Here comes the next three-pack: INSOMNIUM Just recently, the Finns released “Heart Like A Grave” and it happened again: We are completely immersed in the melancholic, heavy melodies they play on each of their Albums. With […]


Dec 4th, 2019 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

Soon it’s time again! As St Nicholas is ROCKHARZer as well known, he will take our shop under his wing again this year. From 0:00 am on Friday, 06.12.2019 to 24:00 am on Saturday, 07.12.2019 you get – a full 48 hours – a full 20% discount on everything except tickets and vouchers. And that’s […]

THE BEST OF THE BLESSED! POWERWOLF is going to be headliner at ROCKHARZ 2020 with an exclusive show!

Dec 3rd, 2019 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

Hardly any other metal band has had such a steep career in the recent years than this quintet. At their last guest performance in 2018 the release of their No.1 album “The Sacrament Of Sin” was imminent. What followed was an almost everywhere sold out triumphal procession through the biggest concert halls. At the end […]

ROCKHARZ: Another hattrick

Nov 28th, 2019 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

As we promised, the break was only a short one and now we have the next announces for the first weekend of July 2020. Since all good things are (almost always) three, we have a new hattrick of band confirmations for you: STEEL PANTHER “Balls Out”, “Sexy Santa”, “Gloryhole” or “I Got What You Want” […]

ROCKHARZ 2020: Three sweet Halloween treats

Oct 31st, 2019 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

Well, did you all slip into your costumes to go hunting for something sweet? You won’t find anything sour with us and don’t need any costume – because we have three treats for you. So happy Halloween! AT THE GATES Long, long they’d been gone, almost as long as they’ve been back. The Swedes are […]

ROCKHARZ 2020: More, more – new bands!

Oct 29th, 2019 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

Full speed ahead – the ROCKHARZ 2020 may seem far away, but with every minute, our big family event is coming closer. In order for the anticipation to blow the current cold out of your bones, bones, we continue deadly twice and fantastical once. Here are the next three bands for 2020: KATAKLYSM Brutal, technically […]

ROCKHARZ Open Air 2020: Even more bands!

Oct 15th, 2019 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

It goes on and on and on. Finally, we hope that can bring some warmth into your autumn with our band announcement and the anticipation of July 2020. Okay, kitsch aside – here comes the next round of new new bands! LORD OF THE LOST In Dark Rock containing a good pinch of Metal, they […]

ROCKHARZ Open Air 2020: The next hattrick lurks

Oct 10th, 2019 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

The sun of Brazil, the beautiful landscapes of Finland and a trip to our neighbourhood – all this is waiting for you now in the new three-pack announcement for ROCKHARZ Open Air 2020. Look forward to: SEPULTURA A name that jumps through Metal history and is always present. They are the undisputed groove masters and […]

ROCKHARZ Open Air 2020: Bands, Bands, Bands!

Oct 8th, 2019 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

We continue in October. Even if the weather is unstable, we’ve got new bands for summer 2020. New in the billing are: KNORKATOR They have done a lot of smashing shows with us. After all, “Germany’s most band in the world” always offers the “most show in the world”, so that every performance becomes a […]


Oct 8th, 2019 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

From now on you can shop in our online shop again. In addition to the early bird ticket, which is still available until further notice, there are now also – partly scarce – stocks of merchandise articles, lanyards and flags available. You can go directly to the shop at: Have fun browsing!

ROCKHARZ 2020: Three new bands

Oct 1st, 2019 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

Dear ROCKHARZler, let’s make this one quick. As we have promised, the next wave of announcements is rolling and we don’t want to keep you on the rack any longer. So here are the next three bands for ROCKHARZ Open Air 2020! JINJER They are undoubtedly the vertical starters in Progressive Metalcore in the last […]

SHIPPING START! Some stains just won’t come out, but our early bird tickets will!

Sep 25th, 2019 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

From now on we will start sending out the tickets for the ROCKHARZ 2020. Please give us a few days to process all orders received so far. Shipment will be made by DHL in the order of receipt of your order. Have fun unpacking and looking forward!

New bands for ROCKHARZ Open Air 2020! Two Frankfurters and one Thuringian!

Sep 25th, 2019 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

What seems like an ambitious order at a sausage booth at first sight, is something completely different at the second! Three new bands for next year’s festival will be offered to you today, ushering in our 2020 release round. The only thing that is fried here are fat chords! Here we go! ASP On November […]

First official after movie for ROCKHARZ 2019 + 5 hours extension of the early-bird packages

Jul 15th, 2019 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

The first official after movie is online now. Sit back and enjoy some minutes of ROCKHARZ 2019. Have fun! As our film crew has shot a lot of impressive footage, there will be some more pictures together with new band announcements. To mark the occasion, we have decided to extend the availability of early-bird packages […]


Jul 8th, 2019 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

We are still working on the reduction of this year’s festival to bring the Airfield in Ballenstedt to it’s regular determination. But the focus is already on next years edition and the next ROCKHARZ madness. Today we start the pre-sale for 2020. As done in the past year, we won’t limit the quantity of early-bird […]


Jul 7th, 2019 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

We look back 5 days… like a dream, a metallic storm accompanied by sun and dust moved across the meadows of the Ballenstedter airfield area. 55 bands, 2 stages, about 20,000 fans and a mood that is second to none. That’s it, the ROCKHARZ 2019! We would like to thank you very much for a […]

BEMBEL-WITH-CARE will provide you with delicious cider at the ROCKHARZ Open Air 2019!

Jul 1st, 2019 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

BEMBEL-WITH-CARE comes from the Odenwald in Germany and will bring you the daily portion of fruits at the festival. As a perfect alternative to beer, you can add variety to your everyday life at the festival – the cider is available in different tastes: BEMBEL-WITH-CARE Cider Pure, Cola, Cherry, Gold. On top of that, all […]

Area maps

Jun 28th, 2019 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

Here are the festival and area maps for Rockharz 2019 as download and for printing AREA MAP 2019 FESTIVAL MAP 2019

Festival ABC and packing-list

Jun 28th, 2019 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

You can now find an updated version of our Festival ABC on We’ve created a packing-list for you, so that you won’t miss anything at the ROCKHARZ Open Air 2019.


Jun 27th, 2019 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

The Schedule for the signing sessions is online now. You’ll find them here and in the offical program at the festival.

NEW in 2019

Jun 27th, 2019 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

QUEUING As there have been lots of requests for a better organisation of the waiting area in front of the merchandise booth, we have arranged something new: lightweight barriers will be used to form an ordered queue. The main merchandise booth will also be open on the day of arrival (Tuesday). This will hopefully rectify […]

poll on when you plan to arrive.

Jun 27th, 2019 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

For a better organisation, please take part on the poll on when you plan to arrive. Please click here. (it’s online until 01.07.2019)

KROMBACHER is the new beer partner of ROCKHARZ!

Jun 13th, 2019 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

For some it is important, for the others VERY important and for the third more important than anything else: which beer will run out of the tap of the ROCKHARZ festival in 2019? Well, we would like to answer this question today: KROMBACHER will be beer partner of ROCKHARZ for the first time this year! […]


Jun 12th, 2019 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

It’s finally done and so here it is: The long-awaited running order for this year’s ROCKHARZ can be found HERE and is also available as PDF download. Please note that it is possible that the running order might change. So please have a look from time to time on our social media channels. Day tickets […]

Daily allocation of the bands and day tickets

May 10th, 2019 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

We’d like to present to you the daily allocation of bands at the point “Running Order” in our menue. The bands are listed in alphabetical order. Please note that the daily allocation could be changed due to organisational or other reasons. Furthermore, day tickets are available now at our exclusive partner CTS Eventim. The number […]


Apr 8th, 2019 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

Last time they played ROCKHARZ Open Air was in 2015 and they brought us a huge Pagan Metal fest. Their trademarks? Great melodies, lyrcs in their Dutch native language and their singing in two voices. We are glad to have those Dutchman who released their last album „Vuur van verzet“ in 2018 back on our […]


Apr 8th, 2019 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

The time has come! Almost all festival hard-tickets are sold out. Only a few tickets are available at local ticket agencies: at the tower of the airport Ballenstedt (phone: +49 39483-215) at the tourist information Quedlinburg (phone: +493946 905-624) at the tourist information Torfhaus (phone: +49 (5320) 2290450) at theStadthalle Osterode (phone: +49 5522 91680-0) […]


Apr 2nd, 2019 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

Spring is knocking on the door and the days until ROCKHARZ 2019 are melting constantly. Time to finalise the billing with a journey through the genres to present you the last nine bands. From soft to hard, from scene veterans to newcomers. Here we go: KISSIN’ DYNAMITE Indestructible hairstyles, a band name based on an […]

Four times gloom at RHZ 2019

Jan 24th, 2019 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

Today we announce the darkness. Four bands out of the gloomy part of our beloved genre will darken the sky over our stages at ROCKHARZ Open Air 2019 – including: COMBICHRIST Once founded as a studio project only, the band around creative mastermind AndyLaPlegua (Icon Of Oil) has played dozens of shows around the world. […]

Four bands for RHZ 2019!

Jan 21st, 2019 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

Dear ROCKHARZ Community, First of all: a happy new ROCKHARZ-year! It’s getting pretty cold outside, so we’re coming at you with some hot new announcements for July 2019! We give you four new bands: LORDI Monster costumes, horror movies, and one of the finest blends of Hard Rock and Melodic Heavy Metal that ever haunted […]

Russkaja, Mr. Irish Bastard and The O’Reillys & The Paddyhats at RHZ 2019

Dec 20th, 2018 | By | Category: Allgemein @en, trans

Before we lleave for christmas and announce more bands not before the new year, we have a little something for you! Let’s go for a party trio at ROCKHARZ 2019! To be more specific: RUSSKAJA, MR. IRISH BASTARD and THE O’REILLYS & THE PADDYHATS will party with you at RHZ 2019!


Dec 14th, 2018 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

Creatures from darkened Nordic areas are getting ready to let you feel ice cold goose bumps going down your back in July. Mighty, dark, majestic! For the first time at ROCKHARZ: DIMMU BORGIR!

St. Nicholas day: Three more bands for 2019

Dec 6th, 2018 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

Ho ho ho! St. Nicholas is here, and he’s got something for you: not one, not two, but three big presents that hardly fit your boots. Their discographies could fill books, their names are legendary, and they will give us the honor to welcome them on ROCKHARZ Open Air in 2019 – partly for the […]

Traditional ROCKHARZ St. Nicholas action take place

Dec 3rd, 2018 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

That St. Nicholas is a ROCKHARZer has been clear for some years now! And for that reason, we will start the St. Nicholas action again, meaning: from 12 a.m. on Thursday, December 6th, 2018, until midnight on Friday, December 7th, 2018 you’ll get a 20% discount on everything in the ROCKHARZ shop besides tickets, coupons […]

Refill: Three more bands for RHZ 2019!

Nov 29th, 2018 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

Haha, you probably thought that we are going to be silent until the first candle is burning. You are wrong! Here are three more bands right before the weekend: KÄRBHOLZ In the beginning of 2017, this German Rock band has proved their upswing. After „Karma“ (2005), their new record „Überdosis Leben“ entered the German album […]

The billing for RHZ 2018 is growing – next three bands confirmed!

Nov 27th, 2018 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

We thought we give you three more bands before the advent season starts, so the excitement about 2019 sweetens the week until you light up the first candle – this time you can expect: – an UFO full of Melodic Death Metal – HYPOCRISY! – a winking visit in a medieval tavern with FEUERSCHWANZ – […]

Another trio for 2019!

Nov 15th, 2018 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

Brrr, it’s getting uncomfortable outside. Time for some warm thoughts – and what could be better than another trio for ROCKHARZ 2019? Right, nothing! Newly confirmed are: – a great dancing class for gleeman with SALTATIO MORTIS – an exhausting training for your neck with Thrash Metal à la LEGION OF THE DAMNED – a […]

Early bird packages are sold out – festival tickets available now

Nov 15th, 2018 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

Our early bird packages are sold out. From now on, you can order the regular festival ticket for 109,80 Euro in our shop. It includes the festival entry as well as regular camping and parking.

AMON AMARTH – Headliner at ROCKHARZ 2019

Oct 25th, 2018 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

It’s done. After seven years, AMON AMARTH will be back on stage at ROCKHARZ! They will only play three festival shows in Germany and we are very proud that one of them is at ROCKHARZ. AMON AMARTH is the most wished-for band in our community… by far! Furthermore, they will most likely have a new […]

Three more bands for ROCKHARZ 2019

Sep 27th, 2018 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

After the great heat, the briskness of autumn follows since September. That means that the festival season has ended, but the excitement for next year can start right now. We have three new band announcements for ROCKHARZ 2019 to sweeten your autumn. KORPIKLAANI Finish Folk Metal heroes KORPIKLAANI have finished working on their new album […]


Jul 11th, 2018 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

Hell, we are still really excited about this great anniversary and can’t say „Thank you!“ often enough. But after the festival is before the festival, and of course we are already working on ROCKHARZ 2019. You have probably spotted the first confirmed bands. But to shorten the waiting time until we can finally celebrate together […]

ROCKHARZ 2019 – we’re coming!

Jul 9th, 2018 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

Right after the last riff in the late summer of Ballenstedt had faded away, the time had come to look into the direction of ROCKHARZ 2019… Today, the pre-sale of the next edition of our little mass rally hast started. Tickets are available in our shop now. Furthermore, we’d like to announce the first bands […]


Jun 12th, 2017 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

Wow! Only three weeks to go to our day of arrival and we have to announce that there aren’t any festival tickets including camping available anymore. It’s the first time that the festival is sold out so early… and we are still speechless. A current request with our pre-sale ticket agencies had the result, that […]


Jun 12th, 2017 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

It’s finally done and so here it is: The long-awaited running order for this year’s ROCKHARZ can be found HERE and is also available as PDF download. Please note that it is possible that the running order might change. So please have a look from time to time if your favourite band will be on […]


Jan 26th, 2017 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

We are sure that you will have packed your bottle of rum. Because MR. HURLEY & DIE PULVERAFFEN will bring a lot of party with them, when they set their sails to the Harz Mountains in July. The pirate gang will, next to their own songs, have some classic seaman music aboard, and you will […]


Jan 26th, 2017 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

#3 in the German album charts. First class German Punk Rock. Lyrics full of social critism. This could be the right headline for the Frankfurt-based frequent visitors of the billboard charts. Their last record „Die Nacht mein Freund“ has so much balls to show that you will not only drink to songs such as “Wilde […]


Jan 26th, 2017 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

How does Epic Death Metal work? KAMBRIUM found a receipt that brings Melodic Death Metal and symphonic Power Metal togehter and creats something very special. Their last and third record „The Elder’s Realm“ is a demonstration on how heaviness and epic harmonies can collide and become a mighty epos, and we just HAD to have […]


Jan 26th, 2017 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

Death and transience are written in huge letters over the whole concept of this band’s art. Stylistically, the band consisting of musicians from – among others – Eisregen and The Vision Bleak, knows no boundaries… but their art is always dark, and it is always rocking. Their latest album “Schlaflieder” (2016) puts once again more […]


Jan 26th, 2017 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

Two guys and what a mighty boom! Formed in 2012, the band’s name has been spread like fire throughout the metal scene t right after the release of their debut album „Death By Burning“. Harsh Sludge/Doom Metal meets the punk influences of the two musicians. Last year they celebrated their label debut at Nuclear Blast […]

advent announcements #2: GRAVE DIGGER, FEUERSCHWANZ & FIRKIN

Dec 6th, 2016 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

Are your legs oiled for a good dance? Are you in the mood for high spirits, jolly melodies and a big portion of Irish charme? Great! Because FIRKIN from Hungary will bring all this in July 2017. And of course they will make you swirl. The guys and girls will not only bring along their […]

Traditional St. Nicholas action takes place on December 6th and 7th, 2016!

Dec 6th, 2016 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

Soon the time has come again: St. Nicholas will take over our shop and make sure that a special low-priced shopping of ROCKHARZ stuff is possible. On December 6th and 7th, 2016, EVERY order with a value of goods of 20€ or more will be completely free from shipping costs. Additionally you get 20% off […]


Nov 29th, 2016 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

Heavy melodies, an unbelievable atmosphere carried by pure emotion – this autumn, INSOMNIUM showed with „Winter’s Gate“ how to create a masterpiece with only one song. We are happy to welcome one of the best Melodic Death bands in the Harz Mountains. You can’t talk about the German metal scence without mentioning VARG. The band […]


Oct 19th, 2016 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

Already in 2012, the pioneers of teutonic Speed Metal were one of our headliners. Their show was just fantastic, so the band becomes one of the most wished acts in the past years. Now, five years later, we can fullfil your desire: BLIND GUARDIAN will play one of their rare open air shows on ROCKHARZ […]

Distribution starts this week

Oct 19th, 2016 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

We know that your patience is strained, but now it starts: The first packages and tickets will leave our house in this week and via countryside, via water and via air lots of busy messengers of god will transport them to your noble hands. As soon as the mailing is on the way to you, […]


Sep 29th, 2016 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

And it goes on! To take away from you any concerns that we might be a little sleepy after the summerly temparatures in the autumn: no, we aren’t. We are still busy working on the next highlights for the ROCKHARZ 2017 and can now announce three more bands! Legends feel really welcome in the Harz […]


Sep 16th, 2016 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

“All good things come in threes.” – As the man in the streets says and as we have in mind: correct! And therefor, we have three new band confirmations for ROCKHARZ 2017! Lets beginn with OST FRONT: The Berlin based Industrial/Gothic Metallers have given the motto for their future directly with “Ultra”: less Rammstein and […]


Aug 16th, 2016 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

Guys, the time has come to start again! Since our pre-sale has started pleasently, we thought it’s time to let you know the next three bands for ROCKHARZ 2017: ICED EARTH, LORD OF THE LOST and DESERTED FEAR are the next names for the billing. We hope that you’ll find in this announcement a few […]


Jul 8th, 2016 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

AND THEN SHE CAME, our early bird special on Friday, recently released their debut album, which earlier this week entered the German Album Charts at #69. To celebrate this achievement Ji-In and her henchmen will undoubtedly dish out an adrenalectric set on Friday. The foursome will kick things off at 11:20 a.m., followed by a […]

Daily allocation of the bands

Apr 26th, 2016 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

We’d like to present you the daily allocation of bands a bit earlier than usual. Find it here. Day tickets (besides wednesday) are available from now on for 54,90 Euro per day at our shop. Camping is – as always – not possible with those tickets. The complete schedule will be available about 4-6 weeks […]


Apr 14th, 2016 | By | Category: Allgemein @en, Bandlist en @en, Bands 2016 en @en

…We have one more band for you! The young band from the beautiful Finland swirl the Thrash Metal Scene with their youthful energy since 2010. 2012 the band reached the final of the Global Metal Battle Of Bands and raised the attention from Nuclear Blast – who then released their debut album „Fast Loud Death“ […]

AFM labelnight: the last four bands besides J.B.O.! The label celebrates its 20th birthday at ROCKHARZ!

Apr 4th, 2016 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

We promised you, and we keep our promises! The AFM labelnight for this year’s ROCKHARZ is complete. Alongside J.B.O. and the special release show for their new album “11”, the following bands will enter the stage on July 6th. KISSIN’ DYNAMITE rocks again! The last time the Southern Germans rocked the ROCKHARZ was in 2014. […]


Mar 15th, 2016 | By | Category: Allgemein @en, trans

10 years after their first and only guest performance at ROCKHARZ so far – back then in Dorste – Hamburg’ metal flagship around Kai Hansen is setting its sails to “ENTER AUF!” to the Harz Mountains. Since 2015, singer and guitarist Kai Hansen is supported by Frank Beck on the vocals. Look forward to melodic […]


Feb 23rd, 2016 | By | Category: Allgemein @en, trans

Every time they play a special show, SAXON bring their stage eagle with them. This icon of NWoBHM, that first was used by SAXON on their world tour in 1983, is a symbol for a time when Heavy Metal conquered the world and when for the first time hundreds of thousands of fans flooded Metal […]


Feb 23rd, 2016 | By | Category: Allgemein @en, trans

Next Thursday, February 25th, the ARD (German television broadcast) will present the show for the voting of the German participants of EUROVISION SONG CONTEST. As you have probably already noticed, AAVANTASIA will be part of the competition for a ticket to Stockholm to represent their country musically in May. A few years ago, with LORDI […]

Toilets for rent and parking slots with electricity are sold out!

Feb 23rd, 2016 | By | Category: Allgemein @en, trans

The time has come: After a short time in our shop, the toilents for rent and the parking slots with electricity are completely sold out. Thank you!

CHILDREN OF BODOM – only festival show in Germany in 2016

Feb 11th, 2016 | By | Category: Allgemein @en, Bandlist en @en, Bands 2016 en @en, trans

Finland’s Melodic Death barrel no. 1 are planning their next attack on your neck muscles. Not only that they would like to erase the bad taste after their cancellation some years ago for the second time, no, they also have chosen the ROCKHARZ for their only festival show in Germany in 2016! So, there are […]

Rental toilets and caravan parking spots available in the shop!

Feb 11th, 2016 | By | Category: Allgemein @en, trans

From now on the craved rental toilets for the camping ground as well as the caravan parking spots are available for sale in our shop. According to experience, the limited contingent will besold out relatively quick, so we recommend, if your are interested in this options, to decide as soon as possible.

Mein-Zelt-steht-schon service at ROCKHARZ for the first time!

Feb 11th, 2016 | By | Category: Allgemein @en, trans

Who doesn’t own a tent or isn’t in the mood to carry it along and build it up, is at mein-zelt-steht-schon at the right place. You can not only rent a tent and all the attachements, but also get it built up. Thus you can arrive at ROCKHARZ, move in and start the party!

Four bands confirmed at one go!

Jan 20th, 2016 | By | Category: Allgemein @en, trans

Now it comes thick and fast After the J.B.O. announcement on last Monday we present you four bands today! The way is led by: ENSIFERUM The sword swinging men from Finland hit the German album charts on #15 again in 2015 with “One Man Army”. In 2016 they set the sails, to clink the glasses […]

ROCKSTAGE will allready open on Wednesday

Jan 18th, 2016 | By | Category: Allgemein @en, trans

To give J.B.O. enough space for their release show, the AFM-Label-Night will take place on the ROCKSTAGE this year. That means that you will be smashed from one of the main stages! It’s not possible otherwise because J.B.O. will… oops, sorry, thats still a secret! 😉 Be curious! That also means that on Wednesday a […]

J.B.O. will headline the AFM Label Night with a fat record release show

Jan 18th, 2016 | By | Category: Allgemein @en, Bandlist en @en, Bands 2016 en @en, trans

ROCKHARZ visitors of the past 13 years might have noticed that J.B.O. is one of the most booked bands (J.B.O. visited us for the first time in 2003). A fortiori we are pleased that the band will come for the fifth time to have a great party with AFM Records! Not only that they will […]

Five bands confirmed at one go!

Dec 21st, 2015 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

Before we enjoy the calm and contemplative days, we give you a blast and present five new bands at once for the ROCKHARZ 2016! Number one: POWERWOLF! According to legend, the band was founded by brothers “Matthew Greywolf” and “Charles Greywolf” in 2003. Anyway, at the latest after their sensational number one album “Preachers of […]


Dec 6th, 2015 | By | Category: Allgemein @en, Bandlist en @en, Bands 2016 en @en

We have promised you – St. Nicholaus has something big in his sack for you, something really big! In 2013, this great company of first-class musicians charmed us with their very special show for the first time, and in 2016 Tobias Sammet’s Metal Opera AVANTASIA will return with their new album „Ghostlights“ (release: 29.01.2016). So […]

Don’t miss: St. Nicholaus special and headliner announcement this weekend

Dec 4th, 2015 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

Only one more night to sleep, than St. Nicholaus will start his foray through our online shop – don’t miss him! On December 5th and 6th your order is completely free and you get a special disount of 15% on everything except of tickets, too! This special is valid for all orders, taken from December […]


Dec 4th, 2015 | By | Category: Allgemein @en, Bandlist en @en, Bands 2016 en @en

Passion to the power of beer on the ROCKHARZ 2016! At latest, they have eternalized their love for „a cold one“ on „R.I.B.“ again – coming July, they will bring their love songs in a Thrash Metal costume to us live. Be prepared, because from Frankfurt they travel – TANKARD!


Dec 4th, 2015 | By | Category: Allgemein @en, Bandlist en @en, Bands 2016 en @en

Their history started in 1989 with „Kingdom Of The Night“, went over shows as support of BLACK SABBATH to the point of their next chart success „Kingdom Of The Night“ (2014). They have been active for more than 25 years, uncountable live shows and successfull albums, but still they keep their flame of passion alive […]


Dec 4th, 2015 | By | Category: Allgemein @en, Bandlist en @en, Bands 2016 en @en

The sympathatic band around front squaller Bo Summer is a gladly seen guest on German stages. At the moment, they are busy in the studio, but in July the Danish Melodic Death Metal fraction will make their way to the Harz Mountains. Be prepared for a live might including unique and entertaining announcements – and […]


Dec 4th, 2015 | By | Category: Allgemein @en, Bandlist en @en, Bands 2016 en @en

From the cot to the stage – allready in their teen ages, HACKNEYED made themselves a name. Not with heartbreaking Pop croons but with snarling Death Metal. In 2016 they grace us for the third time, now adults but  still with a lot of appetite – this was prooven again by their fourth album „Inhabitants […]

Four more bands already on Friday!

Dec 2nd, 2015 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

On Friday, December 4th we will present you four more top acts for the ROCKHARZ 2016. Be excited!

ON THE WEEKEND December 5th and 6th: traditional St Nicholas special and headliner announcement!

Dec 2nd, 2015 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

St Nicholas is well-meaning to you again this year! Not only that he takes all the postage for all orders on December 5th and 6th, no, he has also bargained a special discount of 15% for everything except tickets. This special is valid for all orders, taken from December 5th at midnight to the night […]


Nov 20th, 2015 | By | Category: Allgemein @en, Bandlist en @en, Bands 2016 en @en

Anyone wondering about the fact that this band is announced on the GLORIOUS FRIDAY hasn’t seen them live yet; because this band is the incarnate personification of the glorious entertainment! That’s why Stumpen, Alf Ator, Buzzdee and combatants are consistently very welcome visitors for us and at latest when Stumpen barks his commands for the […]


Nov 20th, 2015 | By | Category: Allgemein @en, Bandlist en @en, Bands 2016 en @en

The next northern lights; this time from Noway! Especially with their current full-length “In Times”, which has been praised everywhere, the Viking Metallers, who have been active since 1991, have given an impressive comback. Anyone who likes progressive … Metal that even reminds partially of Art-Rock, will be in the first line at the ENSLAVED […]


Nov 20th, 2015 | By | Category: Allgemein @en, Bandlist en @en, Bands 2016 en @en

Ha-ha! Here they are! For all of you who have been disappointed about the last sentence at the TWILIGHT FORCE post, you shall be very pleased now! GLORYHAMMERgrace us for the second time with their presence at our festival! We not even have said the untruth, because in THIS year GLORYHAMMER haven’t been visiting us… […]


Nov 20th, 2015 | By | Category: Allgemein @en

And the next Swedes! Slowly we could charter a special train… here we have a very special delicacy for Gothic Metal fans. DRACONICAN move through atmospheric waters and build a beautiful diversion to our previous announcements today. This band is a highlight both optically and musically, and we are happy to have them in the […]


Nov 20th, 2015 | By | Category: Allgemein @en, Bandlist en @en, Bands 2016 en @en

You can expect lightning swift, hymnic Power Metal from Swedish regions as well with TWILIGHT FORCE. The newcomer, founded in 2011 and released their first full-length album in 2014 have already toured with SONATA ARCTICA this year and proven their live qualities. Often the band is compared to GLORYHAMMER, which we couldn’t bind this year.