Bunget - Enslaved - Kampfar - Graveworm - Helrunar - Battlelore
- Catamenia - Alcest - Bran Barr - Odroerir - Ignis Fatuu - Bifröst
- Obscurity - Twilights Of The Gods - Orphaned Land - Thyrfing
- Månegarm - Valkyrja - Agrypnie - Eïs - Adorned Brood
- Arafel - Dalriada - Path Of Golconda - Ctulu - Blackshore
has come once again seeing the organizers of RAGNARÖK
FESTIVAL calling its disciples for the 8th gathering. After
last year’s side trip to Rieden, Germany’s first and
biggest Pagan festival returns to the fold of Lichtenfels’
guildhall. And so the NH crew once again takes the ride downwards
to Lichtenfels again to cater you with all the impressions, experiences
and photos ;)
Livestories :: Friday
:: Saturday ::
Pics :: Friday
& Signing Sessions ::
Also the city
Lichtenfels and RAGNARÖK FESTIVAL have to face tightened
safety regulations after the tragic Love Parade disaster. Many
bans, requirements and rules. Though I think, fans and guests
could enjoy a lighthearted festival weekend. And in fact, some
things have bettered.
I found for
example that the garbage problem was better solved. Seems like
that bags got more often and faster removed. On the camping ground
people had to pay a waste collection fee but as it was heard,
regulations were not that optimal. This time I did not see any
fights around. But with hindsight we had to learn that metal heads
got beaten by locals outside the festival area.
is one thing that still seems to be not controllable: fucking
Nazis, skin heads and other right-winged pack. And I have no idea
how to keep them away generally.
Security was once again very nice, at times maybe a bit too nice
FESTIVAL welcomed a little bit less fans than in 2009, which
was ok I think. And the sound engineer seemed to have a very bad
weekend. Bad sound was a regular nuisance during the weekend.
What also went on nerves was a certain booze stand outside with
its blatant offers and cruel taste in music.
The stage system the festival had last year in
Rieden the organizers kept up, means, we had two stages with alternating
bands and just a 10 minutes break in between. That was quite exhausting.
Kind of power-partying. Well, you know, I still plead for less
bands and more time to party. But maybe I’m just getting
bad I found the short term cancellation by SAHG. This band
was one of my highlights to see here playing live. Shining, HammerHorde
and Vrankenvorde had cancelled their appearances too but got replaced.
Last but not
least we once again have to say THANK
YOU to the organizers who always take care of us, also
behind the stage, to the crew, securities and all the other people
involved for such a great festival and the good times we had.
You are just great!
why we will come back next year again :) RAGNARÖK FESTIVAL
2012 will take place on April 12-14 in Lichtenfels.