As reported, ‘Prophecy Fest’ is set to host its next gathering from September 9th through the 11th in Balver Höhle, Germany. Empyrium, Dornenreich, Dool, Dordeduh, and Secrets of the Moon were the first five bands announced for the fest.
Celebrating their 25th anniversary, Prophecy Productions have just confirmed a batch of new acts set to perform at the upcoming get-together, they include: Deine Lakaien, Negură Bunget, St. Michael Front, Klimt 1918 and Eïs.
Label founder Martin Koller commented: “We are absolutely thrilled to welcome five exciting new bands to this year’s festival billing. Despite all the difficulties that planning during a global pandemic causes, we are confident to have successfully invited more outstanding acts from across the wide spectrum of dark emotional music that Prophecy Productions and its sister labels stand for.”
Koller adds, “Next to cult act DEINE LAKAIEN, particularly the historic concert that Hupogrammos and Sol Faur have agreed to give by playing their early NEGURĂ BUNGET material with the backing of DORDEDUH members promises to be another once in a lifetime experience at Prophecy Fest.”
Pre-sale tickets are available for purchase at this location. Check out the new flyer below.
Here’s more from a press release:
3-day-pass incl. “Prophecy Productions 25” programme book – 99 Euro
A digital pass for a streaming version of the festival will also be made available in due time for those who prefer to stay at home or who have no other choice. We are still working on technical details.
3-day-passes can be booked via the link below:
Members of the Grand Supporter tiers of the currently re-launched PROPHECY CLUB will be able to attend the festival in all versions free of admission charge. Please check here for availability and conditions: [LINK]
Is Prophecy Fest safe?
The primary concern of Prophecy Fest is always to provide maximum safety and security to all visitors, artists, and crew alike. This is routinely ensured by coordinated measures in consultation with the responsible authorities both on a local and state level. In addition to regular safety plans regarding emergency services, fire brigades and evacuation plans, the added challenge of the global pandemic is demanding additional hygiene and health concepts. Visitors will be informed of all mandatory rules of conduct that may or may not include wearing of protective masks, quick testing, social distancing, and other measures in regular updates in advance of the event.
What happens, if Prophecy Fest gets cancelled by the authorities?
In the event of a worst case scenario of a complete cancellation of Prophecy Fest by local or federal authorities, ticket holder will be offered a variety of options. Tickets can either be refunded or switched to an online pass with the price difference reimbursed. Alternatively tickets can also be transferred to the next edition. If emergency measures prevent an online version as well, digital tickets will also be refunded.
What can I do?
There is no guarantee of a completely risk free environment during a pandemic. We therefore like to ask all participants to follow hygiene and safety instructions to the letter and stay alert. Please make sure to stay healthy by checking the relevant regulations in advance and to act accordingly at the festival. Do not attend, if you notice symptoms related to the pandemic. Look out for yourselves as well as others. Be considerate and show respect to your fellow attendees, artists, crew, and official authorities. Please do not hesitate to consult with the local emergency services or inform security, if you notice health issues or other problems.
LOCATION & TRAVEL
Prophecy Fest was founded in 2015 and already already sold out at the first edition. This singular event for dark and innovative music takes place in the Balver Kulturhöhle (“Balve culture cave”) in the Hönnetal (“Valley of Hönne”) near the town of Balve in the Sauerland region of the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia.
The naturally formed karst cave has been used by humans already during the palaeolithic age. Is is an important archaeological site that yielded remains from many periods up and until medieval times. According to legend and the old Icelandic Thidreksaga, the mythical blacksmith Wayland learned his magical trade from dwarven masters ins this cave.
The gravity of its history and the special acoustics of the Balver Cave provide a unique atmosphere that fits perfectly with the musical programme of the Prophecy Fest.
For detailed information on accommodation, travel, and parking please consult the Prophecy Festival page: https://fest.prophecy.de