Magic Circle Festival 2008

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Mercredi 9 juillet 2008 Samedi 12 juillet 2008

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Magic Circle Music
Proudly Presents
The Magic Circle Festival 2008
“The Kings Of Metal 20th Anniversary Event”
Bad Arolsen, Germany

* 4 days of unlimited metal madness
* 20,000 free beers

* 20,000 free copies of the new MANOWAR single
* 4 Custom Built Choppers owned by MANOWAR band members given away
* 6 classic MANOWAR albums performed live in their entirety
* 80 EUR for the greatest heavy metal gathering of the year

What more could anyone ask for?
Maybe the real question is, what more could there be?

Tickets are on sale now!

After the incredible success of the first-ever Magic Circle Festival in 2007, with an attendance of over 25,000 fans, Magic Circle Music and MANOWAR are pleased to announce a bigger, better and of course louder Magic Circle Festival in 2008.

Never content to be simply “good enough”, MANOWAR and Magic Circle Music fully intend to make this year’s festival twice as good as the original. While the original festival lasted two days, the 2008 edition, will last a full four days, starting on Wednesday and continuing through Saturday night. The event will take place amidst vast campgrounds so that fans can be there from start to finish.

Beginning on Wednesday July 9th at 12:00 noon, a true heavy metal fan - the reigning “Mr. Metal” Udo Sapper - will break the chains to the campground in a welcoming ceremony that will open the festival campgrounds to all the fans of true metal. This is when the party will begin. While fans begin to enter the campground and unpack, music will be heard from a stage set up in the campground, as bands from all around the world will compete in a “Battle Of The Metal Bands Contest”. The winning band will play on the main festival stage and be awarded with a recording contract from Magic Circle Music. Fans can submit their band videos for judging through with more details forthcoming.

From that point on, 20,000 free beers will be given away to fans in attendance.

Closing the day’s festivities that evening will be a torch lit ceremony where the Viking ship that appeared onstage during the Demons, Dragons and Warriors tour and was used during last year’s festival will be completely burned and sent to Valhalla.

On Thursday, Mr. Metal will lead the legions of the metal army to open the main festival grounds to the public as he runs through the festival ground - torch in hand - on his way to the stage tower that will light the eternal flame of metal, which will burn atop the stage for the length of the festival. Then, all fans can meet, hang out and get autographs from MANOWAR, HolyHell and other bands that will play the festival.

Later that evening, everyone will be able to attend the sound check that will give fans a chance to preview the next two days of metal devastation. And at 12:00 midnight, there will be an open air screening of the long-awaited new MANOWAR DVD, ‘Hell On Earth Part 5’.

Where the original festival saw two custom-built chopper motorcycles given away, in 2008, four totally unique, custom-built choppers - personally owned and used by MANOWAR - will be given away to lucky fans; These are the exact same bikes that have adorned the pages of every major rock and biker magazine the world over.

The year 2008 will mark the 20th anniversary of the classic MANOWAR album “Kings Of Metal”. In the words of Joey DeMaio “It’s a party and you’re all invited to celebrate”. In order to commemorate this momentous occasion, Magic Circle Music will once again construct one of the largest stages in Germany. On this massive stage, MANOWAR will perform their first six albums in their entirety.

On Friday night, the Metal Kings will perform “Battle Hymns”, “Into Glory Ride” and “Hail To England”. On Saturday “Sign Of The Hammer”, “Fighting The World” and finally “Kings Of Metal” will all be played from start to finish. This set will also feature a bombastic first-time rendition of “The Crown And The Ring (Lament Of The Kings)”, which will feature the original choir and orchestral performance that has never been seen before.

All of this will only cost 80 EUR.
Imagine a 4-day festival for less than the price of a regular concert ticket. But that is not all. This admission fee will also include parking and camping.

Magic Circle Music encourages fans to write in and submit any ideas they have for the Magic Circle Festival 2008.

Don’t miss out on the biggest heavy metal experience of 2008. Be sure to attend the Magic Circle Music Festival.

True Metal Shall Reign Forever! Death To False Metal! Hail and Kill!

Tickets are now available for purchase via Credit Card or PayPal and two additional methods of payment are coming soon. For more information, please visit and

Click HERE to buy your Magic Circle Festival 2008 ticket now!

Magic Circle Festival 2008 Program and Timetable

Magic Circle Festival 2008 is approaching quickly and this year’s festival will be even more epic and grand than last year’s. Here’s what you can look forward to:


Monday - July 7, 2008
12:00 - Campground opens for all fans who wish to arrive early and get the party started sooner

Wednesday - July 9, 2008
12:00 - Official Opening Ceremony @ Main Festival Gates
13:00 to 17:00 - Autograph Signing Sessions with MANOWAR and other artists / Hell On Earth V Preview Exhibition @ MCF Events Hall
17:30 - MANOWAR Soundcheck. Open to all fans who want to experience MANOWAR getting ready for two nights of true metal! @ Main Stage
20:00 - Battle Of The Bands Semi-Final 1 (videos posted on @ MCF Events Hall
00:00 (Thu) - Ceremonial Burning of the Viking Ship by MANOWAR @ MCF Events Field

Thursday - July 10, 2008
13:00 - Main Festival Gates open
13:30 - Lighting of the Pyre Of Metal @ Main Stage
14:00 to 17:00 - Autograph Signing Sessions with MANOWAR and other artists / Hell On Earth V Preview Exhibition @ MCF Events Hall
17:30 to 23:15 - Live concerts @ Main Stage (see Timetable for details)
00:00 to 03:00 (Fri) - Battle Of The Bands Semi-Final 2 (CDs sent by mail) @ MCF Events Hall
03:00 to ??:?? (Fri) - Party Till Dawn with lots of metal, beer and fun! @ MCF Events Hall

Friday - July 11, 2008
11:00 - Main Festival Gates open
11:45 to 00:00 - Live concerts @ Main Stage (see Timetable for details)
Between 21:00 and 00:00 - Two of the custom MANOWAR choppers given away during the MANOWAR concert
00:00 to 03:00 (Sat) - Battle Of The Bands Final @ MCF Events Hall

Saturday - July 12, 2008
09:30 - Main Festival Gates open
10:15 to 00:00 - Live concerts @ Main Stage (see Timetable for details)
Between 21:00 and 00:00 - Two of the custom MANOWAR choppers given away during the MANOWAR concert


Thursday, July 10, 2008
17:30 - 18:15 BENEDICTUM
18:45 - 19:45 MSG
20:15 - 21:15 TED NUGENT
22:00 - 23:15 ALICE COOPER

Friday, July 11, 2008
11:45 - 12:30 KOBUS
12:50 - 13:35 STORMWARRIOR
16:20 - 17:20 DORO
17:40 - 18:40 W.A.S.P
19:00 - 20:15 GOTTHARD
21:00 - 00:00 MANOWAR

Saturday, July 12, 2008
11:00 - 11:30 SIXTH SENSE
11:45 - 12:30 MOB RULES
12:45 - 13:30 TITANIUM BLACK
13:50 - 14:35 BELOVED ENEMY
14:55 - 15:40 HOLYHELL
16:00 - 16:45 MAJESTY
17:15 - 18:30 DEF LEPPARD
19:00 - 20:15 WHITESNAKE
21:00 - 00:00 MANOWAR
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  • Marinyakochka


    21 jan. 2010 Répondre
  • MigueleMetal

    hier waren viel mehr geile bands : wasp, alice cooper, majesty, stormwarrior, doro... das alles fürn appel und n ei...

    7 sept. 2008 Répondre
  • MigueleMetal

    bescheisst euch nicht wegen def und whitesnake, gut, wer wegen den bands da war hat pech gehabt. ich war eigentich nur wegen manowar da, ich hab vor paar jahren als manowar in deutschland waren auch ~ 80 Euro bezahlt und da hab ich nur Manowar gesehen (+vorbands : Rhapsody & holyhell)...

    7 sept. 2008 Répondre
  • Abhorash

    If there will be another MCF... 15.000 cards sold, debts and ppl not being payed... lets see :-)

    28 jui. 2008 Répondre
  • Eat_God_Hammer

    And, of course, Hail and Kill!! ;)

    15 jui. 2008 Répondre
  • Eat_God_Hammer

    How was it? I didnt go there... Fuck. ;(

    15 jui. 2008 Répondre
  • Uriens

    Oh fuck, Alice Cooper, Ted Nugent and of course, MANOWAR. What a fucking great time I had. Mob Rules shoulda had Majest- Sorry, Metal Force's (wtf) Slot, because frankly Mob Rules killed, and MF was shit. My first time seeing ManOwaR and good God, I wasn't disappointed.

    15 jui. 2008 Répondre
  • Freckleflower

    I agree with Ian (i198g) ^___^

    15 jui. 2008 Répondre
  • i198g

    Manowar were brilliant. Couldn't care less about the Def Leppard and Whitesnake anymore, it was my first time seeing Manowar and hopefully not my last.

    14 jui. 2008 Répondre
  • Kasamui

    "Tell us what you want, and we''ll get it for the next Magic Circle Festival!" Hey, let's all ask for Def Leppard and Whitesnake! :D ( Festival was nice, Manowar's performance great. )

    14 jui. 2008 Répondre
  • cHrisisAreA

    top! wir waren montag mittag da und haben voll durchgefeiert mit den leuten. Es war friedlich und ein fast schon brüderliches miteinander. Mann hat sich miteinander betrunken und gesungen ohne das irgendwo probleme gab ob es die schwedischen oder russischen zeltnachbarn warn fand ich super. Zur Vorstellung einfach nur göttlich was manowar geliefert hat wie immer halt und der Donnerstag mit Ted Nugget und Alice Cooper konnte sich auch sehen lassen. Gerne wieder.

    13 jui. 2008 Répondre
  • Midnight-Mover

    It was my greatest Festival ever. I didn't care about Whitesnake and Def Leppard anyway. If you go to the MCF then you should be a Manowar fan and if you are a Manowar fan you don't care about the other bands. They are just a bonus. It was a great festival with great people from all around the world. Hope to see you all next year. Keep the Faith!

    13 jui. 2008 Répondre
  • surfucker

    Бля, парни, МАНОВАР реально компенсировал отсутствие Whitesnake и Def Leppard - отыграли 3 часа в пятницу и 3 с половиной в субботу! Хоть я и приехал в первую очередь из-за Ковердейла, я ни о чём не жалею - это было супер! И даже хор пригнали для подпева, который реально себя показал на Crown and the ring и устроили целое шоу для pleasure_slave. Надо ли говорить, что альбом "Kings of Metal" был отыгран в последний день в последнюю очередь полностью, только в другом порядке. Не забыли даже сказку рассказать, которую половина народа вторила наизусть! Вообще-то, надо заметить, что английская речь в толпе звучала не реже немецкой и по моим ощущениям, подтвержденным одним из немцев, только треть зрителей были из Германии, остальные - гости. Хочу заметить почти полное отсутствие полиции(по крайней мере на виду), сравнительно небольшое количество охраны, достаточное количество пива и туалетов, взаимовежливое отношение зрителей к друг другу и полное отсутствие потасовок - никому не в падлу изв

    13 jui. 2008 Répondre
  • surfucker

    - никому не в падлу извиниться за то, что наступил на ногу или случайно толкнул... Быдла нет. Помимо 20000 бесплатного пива разыграли 4 Harley Davidson. А известный басист сказал, что в следующем году поля для палаток фанов откроют в понедельник(и подчеркнул, что бесплатно), а концерты начнутся во вторник, бесплатного пива будет 25000, а все остальное по вашим просьбам, пишите на мыло, хоть стриптизёрш, хоть клоунов:"I don't give a fuck, mail us!" Фестиваль закончился в 1:30 ночи с субботу на воскресенье и это было здорово!

    13 jui. 2008 Répondre
  • Abhorash

    Whitesnake und Def Leppard konnten nciht bezahlt werden und sind deshalb nicht gekommen. Firmen werden so wies aussieht nicht bezahlt werden (zB Lichttechnik), weil das Geld für die paar verkauften Tickets schon irgendwo in den USA ist... Hätte ich dafür bezahlen müssen wäre ich wirklich angepisst über dieses Festival gewesen, so wars noch okay (war als Helfer da). Other Bands play - Manowar's gay

    13 jui. 2008 Répondre
  • surfucker

    Whitesnake и Def Leppard отменились, суки. Manowar в первый день пообещал и отыграл свои первые 3 альбома. W.A.S.P. - суки, завели всех супер, но отыграли только 40 минут - сплошное кидалово, не проплатили им, что ли? Doro отыграла отлично, понравилась много больше чем Alice Cooper со своими хитами 60х и виселицей вместо гильотины. В толпе 2 русских флага, но при перекличке всех стран по замеченным флагам Joey DeMaio громче всех кричали англичане, фины, датчане, норвежцы; наши орали немногочисленно. На концерте были не только американцы, канадцы, но и даже бразильцы и австралийцы. Призываю всех в следующем году подойти к поездке более ответственно :) Тем более, что билеты до Франкфурт-Хан и обратно стоили всего 5600р. при покупке заранее(норма провоза багажа - 20кг и 10 - ручная кладь), тачка на прокат от 150евро, а жить можно в палатках на полях рядом с фестивалем - это легально разрешено и находится ближе однодневной стоянки. А продукты, древесный уголь и всякое такое - дешевле наших

    12 jui. 2008 Répondre
  • DonMesserli

    Sauerei [Endlich macht die Shoutbox ihrem Namen mal alle ehre]

    12 jui. 2008 Répondre
  • burroughs3000

    Scheint laut den Webseiten von Def Leppard und Whitesnake wirklich so zu sein. Nur auf der MCF Website steht's noch nicht. Sowas .... :-O

    11 jui. 2008 Répondre
  • burroughs3000

    Was ?!?! Schon klar, ne...

    11 jui. 2008 Répondre
  • DonMesserli

    I live there of course i will come

    8 jui. 2008 Répondre
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