Germany / August 16 - 19, 2023
Airfield of the Aeroclub Dinkelsbühl
SUMMER BREEZE Open Air is a German metal music festival which takes place in Dinkelsbuehl, Bavaria annually. The first edition was in 1997. The festival had been held in Abtsgmuend until 2006, when it was moved to its new location of Dinkelsbuehl.
The festival draws around 40,000 attendees annually. At the 2017 edition of SUMMER BREEZE Open Air, a new main stage was introduced, and the 20th Anniversary was celebrated extensively. SUMMER BREEZE pays special attention to a balanced line-up of bands from different Heavy Metal genres. Each year, the festival attaches major importance to how the line-up is put together. From bands that are deeply rooted in the underground to genre representatives with the highest standing in the worldwide music scene, SUMMER BREEZE Open Air is trying to present a diversified billing each year.
Being aware of the significance of supporting younger bands, the festival has begun to lay emphasis on a growing (social) media coverage of the prospective heroes of tomorrow. With nearly 1000 different bands in the last two decades and bands from around 20 different countries each edition, there is a lot to experience at SUMMER BREEZE – that’s a recurring promise and an honoured pledge.
Genre & Program
Death Metal, Thrash Metal, Heavy Metal, Metalcore, Hard Rock, Hardcore, Gothic Metal, Folk Metal, Viking Metal
Korn, Slayer, Volbeat, Nightwish, Amon Amarth, Steel Panther, Parkway Drive, Jinjer, Blind Guardian
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