by Monica Apostol
Metalhead Meeting, the real metal festival in Bucharest, which will begin in a few days, it’s going to take place between 11th and 14th of June in Cotroceni Open Air behind the building of Afi Palace Cotroceni, an open space of 22,000 Sqm.
The festival will have two stages: the Main Stage and the Talents Stage. During the breaks on the Main Stage there will be concerts on the Talents Stage. The audience has to take into consideration the possibility that the schedule might slightly change because all the international artists will arrive to Romania by plane. The organizers promise to have taken all the necessary precautions.
On the main stage of METALHEAD Meeting it will be live performances of Satyricon, Dark Funeral, Amorphis, Bloodbath, The Sirens, Primordial, Cruachan, Turisas, Heidevolk. Triptykon, Lacrimas Profundere, Windrose, Centinex, Demonical, Bucovina, Negura Bunget, Kiss Forever and many more, summing up to 45 bands on the two stages of the festival.
Thursday night comes with Cargo’s anniversary show, as the band is celebrating 30 years of activity. For this show you can find one day tickets starting from RON 40. The gates of METALHEAD Meeting open on Thursday the 11th of June at 3:00 PM, and the concert will begin at 3:30 PM in the same day. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday the gates open at 2:00 PM and the concerts will start at 2:30 PM.
The access in the area of the festival is granted by a valid ticket and you will receive a wristband, depending on the type of ticket you possess. One day ticket owners will not receive wristbands, only four-days pass owners will. All tickets that have “ABONAMENT” written on them grant access for all the four days of the festival, whether the date on the pass is 12-14 June or 13-14 June (this is because in time the organizers have added more days to the festival). The spectators can leave the area of the festival and come back anytime if you have your wristband on.
Children under 10 years have free pass
Children under 10 years old are granted free pass provided that they are accompanied by a parent that possesses a valid ticket. In order to eliminate any doubt, the organisers recommend that the parents bring a document (a copy) to testify the age of the child. There is only one entrance in the area of the festival and four emergency exits that will be properly marked. There will also be a first aid tent.
Also, during the festival the audience can practice Bungee Jumping, Laser Tag, visit the biggest rock fair in Romania – powered by Niche Records & METALHEAD – The Rock Market – get tattoos, join contests where they can win interesting prizes, with many more activities awaiting them.
The merchandise available at THE Rock Market can be bought in cash only, not with tokens. The people can ask for the tax receipt and they must keep it! The access is free in the area of THE Rock Market.
Also, during the breaks between the concerts on the main stage TIMISOREANA beer brand invites the spectators to the photo booth to immortalize their attendance at the festival and you get to keep the photo. Also, they organise contests with prizes like beer and T-shirts. The +18 Jack Daniel’s area will remain a secret until the festival, but the organizers promise many surprises.
Only people with 4 days passes to the festival can enter the camping area
The camping area has the capacity of approximately 300 tents. The access in this area will be allowed from Thursday 11th June, 3 PM. The organizers politely ask campers to clear the area by 12 AM on Monday 15th. With the event wristband on, campers can walk in and out of the camping and festival area at will. Camping is FREE of charge, provided that you confirm until the 8th of June here: www.metalhead.ro/mhm/camping/.
Campers are asked to leave space between tents for a good traffic. The camping area is equipped with showers. Considering that it will be very warm outside, the water should be pleasant. Also, the organizers politely ask campers to maintain peace and order during the night hours. BlackHawk Security will keep a watch on the camping area 24h/day. There will be no lockers or deposit areas for your valuables, but organizers rely on the education and common sense of the participants.The organizers will not be responsible for goods left unattended.