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12th March 2013

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As we have now hit 53 bands, we have decided to put a hold on booking the last few until the end of April. We have been inundated with requests, but where possible we like to see them live.

So we have a number of acts on our radar and will be attending various gigs and festivals over the coming few weeks. Don't worry where you are as we are prepared to clock up the miles. Our aim now is to really raise the profile of Les-Fest and promote the event and the artists that we have currently secured. Please help us get this out to as many people as possible.

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The festival site will have a bar located within the music venue. This will be open from 12 noon on Friday until 1am, 11am on Saturday until 1am and 12 noon Sunday until 1am. There is a also a VIP bar area, next to the VIP accommodation. In addition to the bar there is a Tapas Restaurant, which will also open at 8am and offer up a buffet style hot breakfast, teas and coffee. Under the music venue there is a restaurant that will also sell breakfasts and lunches and hot and cold food, from 8am.

Scotland is a beautiful country but the weather can be unreliable, hence the music venue being indoors. However if the weather is fine, there will be a 3rd outdoor bar next to the camping area with seating, or just lie back on the grass and enjoy the sunshine. There will also be an outdoor BBQ selling hot food next to the camping area.

Les_Fest is a ticket only event. Tickets can only be sold to people over the age of 16. People less than 14 years must be accompanied by an adult (Over 18) Children under 14 are free and most welcome. If you have a valid ticket you will be allowed to enter the venue. Camping tickets will also include a wristband, if you do not have a wristband you will be refused entry onto the campsite. If you wish to purchase drinks from the bar you may be asked to provide a valid id. No glass or bottles allowed onto the campsite and no drinks allowed to be carried into or from the venue. Please note, if found they will be confiscated.

Tickets are £35 and £45 including camping.



Wacken Winter Nights 2018 takes place between February 23rd and 25th 2018 and the great news is that you can now experience a full-on, top class German Metal Festival easily and affordably.

It only takes an hour to fly to Hamburg from London and we've had longer journeys than that within the capital and they were certainly more expensive than the £33 air ticket that just appeared in our 'flights to Wacken Winter Nights' search.


Wacken Winter Nights is organised by the same team who are responsible for the world's greatest Metal festival, Wacken-Open-Air and the 2018 bill includes Skyclad, Orphaned Land, Elvenking, Finntroll, Grave Digger, Aeverium, Comes Vagantes, Coppelius, Corvus Corax, Die Pressgëng, Elvellon, Heimataerde, Hell-O-Matic, Ignis Fatuu, Ingrimm, Irdorath, Johnny Deathshadow, Krayenzeit, Letzte Instanz, Mr Hurley und die Pulveraffen, Pampatut, Pat Razket, Schandmaul, Sündenrausch, The Aberlour's, The Moon And The Nightspirit, Torfrock, Visions Of Atlantis, Vroudenspil, Wind Rose and more.

Besides this rich billing of superb Metal bands, there is so much more to see in the festival area including the medieval market and also the walking acts and jugglers you will meet at the theme worlds, including Robert Blake, three-time World Cup winner of street magic.

Wacken Winter Nights is something not to be missed and you can check out the amazing ticket and accommodation prices right here.

We just priced up the whole four day trip with hotels, flights, shuttles and festival tickets for less than £300 and we don't think you will get a better value festival than that, anywhere.


MetalTalk recently sat down with Wacken founder and owner Thomas Jensen and that interview will be online next week and it's a fascinating insight into how Wacken originated from nothing to become the world's premiere Heavy Metal event.


Wacken 2018 takes place from 2nd to 4th August 20218 and as with Wacken Winter Nights, if you have never experienced all it has to offer, then you owe it to yourself to remedy that.

Already announced for Wacken 2018 are Judas Priest, Nightwish, Running Wild (exclusive), Arch Enemy, Dirkschneider, Doro (Special Anniversary Show), In Extremo, Sepultura, Amorphis, Amaranthe, Firewind, W.A.R., Belphegor, Mantar, Knorkator, Deserted Fear, Watain, Night Demon, Epica, Knorkator, Belphegor, Firewind, Deserted Fear and many more and we'll have more Wacken 2018 announcements during December.

As well as being the greatest Heavy Metal festival in the world, it is without a doubt the Mecca of Metal and the one thing that every single person who loves our music should have on their bucket list.

For 2018, MetalTalk have joined forces with Wacken-Open-Air to help you get to Wacken easily and inexpensively and you can peruse the ticket and travel options right here.

If you are interested in going to Wacken 2018 and have questions, please fill out the form below and we will contact you with answers to all your enquiries. You are under no obligation whatsoever by filling this form out. We won't add you to any mailing lists or send you loads of spam - all we will do is help you get to Wacken as easily and inexpensively as possible.



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