Metalmoments on Brutal Assault:
About the place:
Brutal Assault is located in the north of the Czech Republic, or more precisely in an old army fortress named Josefov near the town of Jaromer. This is about 130 km east of Prague.
There are three forms of camping possible; either if you find a place where you can put your tent up by your car (you are not allowed to bring your car to the normal campground), you can use the normal campground in short walking distance of the festival grounds, or finally you can get into the special campground located next to the normal one, but hosting an increased amount of lights and security.
The close surroundings are pretty empty, but there are a few minor bars and restaurants. Most of your shopping will probably take place within the festival grounds however, where there are more stands to choose from and the variety is larger.
We’ve only gone to Brutal Assault using car, and here we made good use of a GPS; however, if you are good with reading map instructions, this should probably also work fine. You should remember that for driving in the Czech Republic, you will require a highway coupon (7 days for approx. 8 Euros), which you can pick up at the borders, tank stations and post offices.
If you choose to travel by train or bus, there is a Czech site (also in English and German) which can help you plan your route, called www.idoz.cz
The closest train-station is 20 minutes walking distance from the festival, and the bus is about 30 minutes away, according to the Brutal Assault site.
Brutal Assault have arranged a taxi service called “BA Taxi”, which runs for a fixed price of approx. 20 Euros between the festival and Hradec Kralove, the nearest larger city. Phone numbers for the taxi can be found at Brutal Assault’s site.
Remember that the official taxis will be marked “Official Taxi Brutal Assault 2010”.
Some countries offer bus-trips directly to the festival; you can check the Brutal Assault site, or with your local metal know-it-all’s if there is one running close to you.
As Brutal Assault is located in Eastern Europe, prices are very fair for us westerners, no matter if it is food drinks or merchandise you are looking for.
Just think, a half a liter of ice-cold, excellent Czech beer for 1 Euro, this should be reason enough for travelling to this festival! (=price from 2009)
Ticket prices are a cheap deal as well, in our opinion.
3-day tickets cost approx. 45 Euros until the end of April, after which they will rise to approx. 49 Euros in presale.
If you should choose to pay at the door, the price is approx. 59 Euros, but the festival recommends against this as camp and festival size is limited.
(prices for the 2010 festival)
The Czech Republic still use their own currency, known as CZK, but at the festival Euros are also applicable.
Inside the festival grounds, you buy coupons which you use as currency in the food and bar tents; this way you won’t have to carry too much money around with you.
Brutal Assault on Brutal Assault (2010):
BRUTAL ASSAULT FESTIVAL 2010
“15th anniversary edition”
August 12-14, 2010 - Old Army Fortress Josefov, Czech republic
The Old Army Fortress in Josefov, Czech Republic, will open its hell gates and welcome the 15th anniversary edition of the Brutal Assault Festival
. The anniversary volume will take place on the 12, 13 and 14 of August 2010 and you should not miss it!
This year’s edition promises to be the best “Brutal Assault” ever. Marathon of extreme music can be started! The open air festival Brutal Assault 2010 will present during 3 days on 2 stages the best from various extreme music genres, in total more than 75 bands from around the world.
Anniversary volume needs special bands. This year headed by Canadian musical visionary DEVIN TOWNSEND
, Florida-based death metallers CANNIBAL CORPSE
, reunited cyber metallers FEAR FACTORY
, Finnish leaders of melodic metal CHILDREN OF BODOM
, death metal legend HYPOCRISY
headed by Peter Tägtgren, former Emperor frontman IHSAHN
with his project, French metal juggernauts GOJIRA
or legendary quartet SEPULTURA
, NAPALM DEATH
and AGNOSTIC FRONT
Actual line-up see bellow:
AFGRUND, AGNOSTIC FRONT, AHAB, ALKONOST, THE ARUSHA ACCORD, AURA NOIR, BAL-SAGOTH, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, BLEED FROM WITHIN, BONDED BY BLOOD, CANDLEMASS, CANNIBAL CORPSE, CATAMENIA, COCK AND BALL TORTURE, CONVERGE, CRO-MAGS, DEMONIC RESURRECTION, DESPISED ICON, DEVIN TOWNSEND, DEVOURMENT, DIABLO SWING ORCHESTRA, DYING FETUS, ENSIFERUM, FEAR FACTORY, GAZA, GOJIRA, GORGOROTH, GRAVEWORM, GWAR, HYPNOS, HYPOCRISY, CHILDREN OF BODOM, IHSAHN, ILL NINO, JESU, KALMAH, KYLESA, KYPCK, LOCK UP, LOST SOUL, MACABRE, MADDER MORTEM, MESHUGGAH, MNEMIC, MONSTROSITY, MOONSORROW, MY DYING BRIDE, NECROPHAGIST, NAPALM DEATH, OBITUARY, ORIGIN, PROGHMA-C, RAGNAROK, ROTTEN SOUND, SADIST, SARKE, SEPULTURA, SIGH, SUICIDAL ANGELS, SYBREED, TANKARD, TRAIL OF TEARS, VOIVOD, WATAIN plus 10 more bands.
The festival will take place inside the Old Army Fortress in Josefov
(approx. 130 km from Prague). Unique atmosphere and history of the Fortress is an integral part of festival’s image and provides to our festival-goers unusual experience.
The both stages are on the main square and the festival “accessories” are placed in the surrounding space. The festival-goers will discover more than 30 refreshment kiosks with various kinds of food for carnivores, vegetarians and vegans, 4 big “beer tents” offering 5 brands of draught beer (1,15 EUR per 0,5 litre!) and also several kiosks with wide offer of various kinds of alcoholic drinks.
Visit our “chill out” zone on the place called Greenfield
! This place is inside the Fotress, just a small walk from the main square with both stages. Greenfield is a place for your pleasure and relaxation when you want to escape from the sound terror. It is a place for recharging your batteries. Among others you can find there monster “Metal Market”
with more than 50 stalls and Horror Cinema Tent.
Visit also our natural stand
, a place for those who want to see the festival rush from above directly opposite both stages. We call it "natural stand" since it reminds a hillside where you can stay standing or sitting. This year first time with separate sound coverage!
The camping site
is approx. 300 m from the festival ground on a grass field. The camping site also includes “VIP Camp”
which offers camping in the fenced area, toilets, washbasin and depository for use of the VIP camp inhabitants exclusively, a free 3-day pass for the natural stand and one time pass to the showers situated in the camping site. VIP camp is guarded 24 hours a day from Wednesday August 11th till Sunday August 15th.
There are no parking capacities at the camping site. Parking
is possible in the near roads and streets of Josefov. Please respect the local traffic signs.
As the festival celebrates its 15th anniversary edition and the line-up is becoming stronger and stronger, it is highly recommended to buy your tickets in advance
. The capacity of the Fortress is approx. 15000 persons.
Tickets: Limited edition of tickets at reduced pre-sale price (49 EUR
) will be available only between May 01st, 2010 and July 31st, 2010. The price for 3-day ticket at the door is 59 EUR
Visit the official websites www.brutalassault.cz
for more information about tickets, bands, camping (incl. VIP Camp), accommodation and other important things.
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