Well, trust me to make a thread about this! Haha! As I know that quite a few forumers such as Metal Evilution Dave and Watto will be heading over to our Mecca this year, I thought I'd see if anyone else was heading over, what festivals they'll be attending, general Q&A and all that kinda stuff. As a spur of the moment kinda thing, I went and booked flights the other day to head over for a month, from the 26th of May to the 28th of June. Heading to 3 festivals at this stage. Here's the details on each of those so far: ROCK HARD FESTIVAL Gelsenkirchen, Germany May 29-31 Bands announced so far: ANGEL WITCH AUDREY HORNE BULLET CHILDREN OF BODOM DESTRÖYER 666 DRAGONFORCE EVOCATION FIREWIND FORBIDDEN GRAND MAGUS HAIL OF BULLETS HEATHEN JAG PANZER JON OLIVA'S PAIN OPETH SACRED REICH UFO SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL Sölvesborg, Sweden June 3-6 Bands announced so far: AMBERIAN DAWN (FIN) AMON AMARTH (S) AXIDENT AVENUE (N) BLACK TOOTH (TUR) BLACKFOOT (USA) BLAZE BAYLEY (UK) BULLET (S) CHAINS (S) DEMON (UK) DREAM THEATER (USA) ENFORCER (S) ERIC SARDINAS (USA) EUROPE (S) FLOGGING MOLLY (IRL/USA) FORBIDDEN (USA) FOREIGNER (USA) GRAND MAGUS (S) H.E.A.T (S) HAMMERFALL (S) HEAVEN AND HELL (UK) HELSTAR (USA) HYSTERICA (S) IMMORTAL (N) IMPELLITTERI (USA) IN FLAMES (S) JOHNNY WINTER BAND (USA) JON OLIVA'S PAIN (USA) KAMELOT (USA/N) LITA FORD (USA) LUJURIA (ESP) MARILLION (UK) MOTÖRHEAD (UK) PAIN (S) POWDERHOG (DK) RIOT (USA) SEVENTH WONDER (S) SOILWORK (S) STORMZONE (UK) THE CHAIR (S/USA) THE OUTLAWS (USA) THE TUBES (USA) THOR (CAN) TORCH (S) TRACENINE (CAN) TWISTED SISTER (USA) URIAH HEEP (UK) VOIVOD (CAN) VOLBEAT (DK) ZZ TOP (USA) HELLFEST Clisson, France June 19-21 Bands announced so far: ABORTED ADAGIO AMEBIX AUGUST BURN RED BETRAYED BLOCKHEADS BLOODCLOT BRING ME THE HORIZON COALESCE DAGOBA DEICIDE DESPISED ICON EYEHATEGOD GIRLSCHOOL GOJIRA JARBOE KATAKLYSM KEEP OF KALESSIN KICKBACK KINGDOM OF SORROW MOONSORROW NACHTMYSTIUM ORAKLE PENTAGRAM PESTILENCE SLAPSHOT SOILENT GREEN TAAKE TERROR THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER UFOMAMMUT VISION OF DISORDER VOLBEAT W.A.S.P. ALL SHALL PERISH AMON AMARTH ANTHRAX AURA NOIR BACKYARD BABIES CATHEDRAL DESTRUCTION DEVILDRIVER ELECTRIC WIZARD ENSLAVED ENTOMBED EPICA GAMA BOMB GOD FORBID GORGOROTH GRAND MAGUS HEAVEN AND HELL HEAVEN SHALL BURN HOLYHELL KYLESA MAD SIN MANOWAR MELECHESH MISERY INDEX MISFITS NAPALM DEATH ORANGE GOBLIN OUTLAW ORDER PARKWAY DRIVE SACRED REICH STRATOVARIUS SUICIDE SILENCE THE BUSINESS TORCHE WHITECHAPEL WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM Might also head to just the first day of Grapsop for what looks to be an amazing day including: Motley Crue Heaven & Hell Dream Theater Blind Guardian Jon Olivia's Pain Down W.A.S.P. Pestilience Laaz Rockit Samael Exodus The Gathering Taake Firewind & more TBA Also planning on spending some time in places I haven't been to such as Prague, Dublin, London and possibly Athens or somewhere in Spain, and it'll be a maximum of 2-3 days in each place. If anyone can suggest things to see and do and places to visit in the forementioned places, it'd be greatly appreciated. Would love for Dave and Watto to post up their itineries too!