GER, Lichtenfels - Ragnarök Festival 5


Location: Germany, Lichtenfels (Stadthalle)
Date: 28-29 March 2008
Website: ragnaroek-festival.com
Organizer: Nemeton Events

Tickets:

30 € in advance
Buy at www.ragnaroek-festival.com


Ragnarök Festival, Germany's biggest pagan metal festival, is going to celebrate its fifth anniversary in 2008. Once again organizer Ivo Raab has arranged a lineup of bands which is certain to please any pagan metal fan's desires. Compared to the previous year's edition the variety of the bands has expanded a lot and so we don't only get black and pagan metal, but also death metal with Unleashed and Killing Spree, power metal with Norther and Alestorm, gothic metal with Agalloch and Winterdome, symphonic metal with Haggard and Elexorien and of course once again lots of top-notch black, folk and viking metal bands. Two more highlights in the lineup certainly are Arkona, who are going to play their first concert beyond the Iron Curtain, and Vreid who will deliver a "special show" - no specific details have been announced, but it is to be expected that they will play a set with a lot of Windir material; the organizer has also pointed out that there will be "something for the eye". The full lineup can be seen below, a preliminary running order can be found here.

The festival is once again going to take place in the town hall of Lichtenfels in Northern Bavaria, located between Coburg and Bamberg. You can easily get there by car, train and plane. Trains from the directions Nuremberg, Coburg, Saalfeld, Bamberg/Würzburg and Bayreuth/Hof pass through Lichtenfels at least once per hour. Furthermore the InterCityExpress (ICE, the German high-speed train) on the route Berlin - Nuremburg (- Munich) stops in Lichtenfels every two hours. For time-tables visit the site of the Deutsche Bahn.
The next international airport is located in Nuremburg, from where you can get to Lichtenfels via train. For airlines and destinations check out Wikipedia. If you're coming from across the Great Pond, you might want to get in touch with me (Promonex), maybe I can pick you up at Frankfurt International Airport. You can also try your luck at the official forum to find people to travel together with.
For car routes you might want to consult Map24 (destination: Schießanger, 96215 Lichtenfels, Germany).

As for accommodation, you can either camp directly at the hall (which might be a bit cold in March) or sleep at one of the two sports halls in Lichtenfels. One is directly next to the town hall, the other is 2 km away - the earlier you book your place the higher the chance you'll end up in the first mentioned. Two nights with breakfast cost 10 euros, and you can also take a shower there - tickets for these sleeping halls can be acquired in the festival's online store. If you need a bit more comfort, you can also get in touch with one of the local guesthouses. You can find a list of apartments, hotels and guesthouses at the festival's website.

Further readings:
Article on Ragnarök 2006
Article on Ragnarök 2007
 

Headliners


DAY 1 (28.03)

Svartsot 16:15
Norther 17:05
Sworn 18:05
Skyforger 19:05
Agalloch 20:05
Turisas 21:05
Primordial 22:15
Sear Bliss 23:25
Hellsaw 00:20
Killing Spree 01:20
Winterdome 02:10

DAY 2 (29.03)

Helritt 11:05
Elexorien 11:45
Trimonium 12:30
Trollfest 13:15
Minas Morgul 14:00
Thronar 14:50
Wolfchant 15:40
XIV Dark Centuries 16:30
Battlelore 17:25
Helrunar 18:20
Arkona 19:20
Menhir 20:30
Haggard 21:30
Unleashed 22:40
Vreid 00:10
Negură Bunget 01:15
Fimbulthier 02:20

Who was there?

Promonex 100%
Ivan (UK) 100%
nyx! 100%

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25.10.2007 - 20:16
baldur
what the fuck agalloch is coming to ragnaroek??? damn now i have to earn much much money to join all the festivals i have to go to
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25.10.2007 - 20:46
Promonex
Cathemeral
This is close to being the fucking best lineup they can possibly come up with! Agalloch, Unleashed, Arkona, three of my favorite bands, plus Skyforger and Negura Bunget, all at the same spot! The only thing missing now is Hollenthon and it would be so fucking perfect!!
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All life begins with Nu and ends with Nu... This is the truth! This is my belief! ...At least for now.
- The Mystery of Life, Vol. 841 Ch. 26
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30.11.2007 - 00:25
baldur
a hell of a line up!!!!!!!!
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30.11.2007 - 00:35
Promonex
Cathemeral
On Saturday starts the presale. Let's see, maybe Ivo will have announced the second headliner by that time.
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All life begins with Nu and ends with Nu... This is the truth! This is my belief! ...At least for now.
- The Mystery of Life, Vol. 841 Ch. 26
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03.12.2007 - 14:49
Phlebotomizer
Account deleted
this show will kick the living shit out of us
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11.01.2008 - 02:14
Susan
Smeghead
Oh. My. God. I hate all of you who are going to this

Yes, one of the best line-ups I've seen for this!
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"A life all mine
Is what I choose
At the end of my days"
--The Gathering "A Life All Mine" from Souvenirs
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06.02.2008 - 04:01
Bigfoots_dick
Account deleted
I booked my flights yesterday. I can not wait!
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08.02.2008 - 16:40
Ivan
Admin
Looks like I'm coming as well, even though none of the bands interest me much. Still, I'll be in the region at the time, so why not
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09.02.2008 - 22:09
Varegan
Hamranakara
my most favorite band are there I never cant be there
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Written by muthafucka on 08.07.2010 at 06:46

"METAL STORM" (LIGHTING STRIKES)
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10.02.2008 - 10:38
Asitis
Omg, thats an incredible lineup oO
Unleased, Agalloch, Arkona, Haggard, Turisas, Primordial, Norther and Negura Bunget :|
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The silent moment, right before the dusk fades away
I open my eyes, but the darkness stays
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10.02.2008 - 16:14
Promonex
Cathemeral
Written by Asitis on 10.02.2008 at 10:38

Omg, thats an incredible lineup oO
Unleased, Agalloch, Arkona, Haggard, Turisas, Primordial, Norther and Negura Bunget :|

... and Skyforger, XIV Dark Centuries, Wolfchant, Vreid, Helrunar, Svartsot and Alestorm
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All life begins with Nu and ends with Nu... This is the truth! This is my belief! ...At least for now.
- The Mystery of Life, Vol. 841 Ch. 26
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10.02.2008 - 16:59
Asitis
Written by Promonex on 10.02.2008 at 16:14

Written by Asitis on 10.02.2008 at 10:38

Omg, thats an incredible lineup oO
Unleased, Agalloch, Arkona, Haggard, Turisas, Primordial, Norther and Negura Bunget :|

... and Skyforger, XIV Dark Centuries, Wolfchant, Vreid, Helrunar, Svartsot and Alestorm

Well yeah, Skyforger, XIV and Alestorm are pretty cool, but the rest I don't really know >_<'
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The silent moment, right before the dusk fades away
I open my eyes, but the darkness stays
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10.02.2008 - 17:53
Warman
Erotic Stains
Amazing line-up!
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27.03.2008 - 22:12
Promonex
Cathemeral
Alestorm unfortunately had to cancel their appearance. Running order has been changed accordingly. It's still damn full for a two day festival, but at least we got 1 1/2 hours more time to get there now.

Good news for next year: Ragnarök 6 might become a 3 day festival and it looks like Melechesh are going to be the first band to be confirmed
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All life begins with Nu and ends with Nu... This is the truth! This is my belief! ...At least for now.
- The Mystery of Life, Vol. 841 Ch. 26
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