Breaking Borders next to the Border

Nova Rock Festival 2019 – Announcement

Pannonia Fields II, Nickelsdorf, Austria, 20190813-16


The Burgenland in the east is for many Austrians like Vorarlberg in the west: they just happen to be there for a very special reason. One of the best reasons to visit this outskirt is the biggest festival around: the Nova Rock.

To attract that many people, the organizers always string a package with an outstanding mixture of huge acts. Where else can you find Extreme Metal veterans next to trendy Hip Hop artists and 90s teenage dream bands next to the young and upcoming Rock generation.

Like that, the first day already delivers rarities in every direction: Godsmack play next to Pussy Riot, Ska-P conquer Ferris MC and Slipknot are back as well as Sum 41. The same applies to the Friday, that features amazing Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats, Bandcontest Winner Parasol Caravan, and Tyrolean wonders Mother’s Cake in the afternoon. In the evening, the Red Stage celebrates Metal with one of the biggest Black Metal bands of our time Behemoth and the very last gig in Austria ever of Slayer. The Blue Stage parties with Dropkick Murphys and gets melancholic with The Smashing Pumpkins and The Cure, while on the Red Bull Music Stage Puddle Of Mudd can heal any nostalgia.

The party continues on Saturday with Seek & Destroy, Millencolin from Örebro and Papa Roach. The Metal section is represented by Children Of Bodom, In Extremo and In Flames. On the RBM stage All Faces Down play before Welshly Arms. And on the main one, Bonez MC & RAF Camora not only bring Rudolfscrime to the Burgenland. As grand finale Die Toten Hosen are the first German Punk icon before Die Ärzte will play the final slot on Sunday.

This day is perfect for Metalheads too with Testament, Ministry, Rob Zombie and Within Temptation. And for the more Punk and Blues fraction, Me First & The Gimme Gimmes, Wolfmother and Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators don’t let any boredom arise. Not enough? There is also the Singer-Songwriter stage and the Jägermeister Rockgarage with the Deadbeatz and Roadwolf!