Hammerfest

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Hammerfest is a two festival organised by the same team behind Hard Rock Hell. Taking place in March, the event is held at the Haven Holiday Park.

The festival's' name originates itself from the Northern Shores of Norway whilst building up the festival with a Viking and Norse God Thor, feel to it.

Rumours

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Lineup

2013 confirmations include Candlemass, Enslaved, Napalm Death and many more. The full line-up can be viewed here

12th century Japanese Samuria culture will be the back drop of the event, with the event titles Hammerfest V - In Fear Of The Dragon

Vibe

Seen as the first major metal festival of the year, British and International fans travel to Hammerfest with many joining the pre party before the main event begins.

The festival has been described as a ‘loud and drinky’ affair, with many reviews indicating it is not a weekend for the weak.

Stages and other entertainment

There are three stages at Hammerfest, with the stages changing name and sponsors year on year.

Tickets

Because Hammerfest is a ticketless event, you will receive a booking confirmation and reference codes either over the phone which you need to write down, or through email which you will need to print out. It is also advisable to bring ID when checking in.

Ticket prices include two nights' accommodation and entrance to all 6 arenas as well as free car parking. Only VIP tickets include accommodation for the additional Thursday night, alternatively Thursday night add ons can be purchased for an additional £30.

Tickets fall into 4 Categories

  • CLASSIC ROCK PACKAGE
  • HARD ROCK
  • VIP
  • ROYALTY

The cheapest package is a Classic Rock 2 bedroom costing £165pp, whereas the most expensive is a Royalty 3 Bedroom package for 6 people costing around £660 each.

VIP

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Children

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Disability Access

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Weather

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Location

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Local Information

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Travel

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Accommodation

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What to wear

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Camping

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Site Information

Room Keys Each apartment will be assigned two room keys, keys not handed back at check in will be charged at £5 each to your bill.

Checking out If you have upgraded to a VIP ticket, you’re checkout time will be 3pm, however the rest of the guests will need to leave the site at Midday.

Food and drink

You are allowed to bring as much food as you like, however there is a personal alcohol limit of 36 cans of cider or beer per person, or three litres of wine or spirits.

Perform at the festival

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Volunteer or work

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Drugs and security

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Stream online

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Trivia

Launched in 2009, Hammerfest I featured 50 bands, with Opeth, Saxon, Sepultura, and Cathedral amongst the headliners.

Since it's launch the festival has sold out every year, with the VIP accommodation option selling fast.

2010’s Hammerfest II saw the introduction of the pre-party with an additional 8 bands performing across the second and third stages.

The festival has not been without it’s difficulties, as the 2009 event saw headliners Bullet For My Valentine pull out, along with 2011’s Hammerfest III facing concern over venue owners Pontin’s enter administration.

However the holiday company has since been purchased by Britannia Hotels, enabling the festival to continue without fear.

Past lineups

2012 - The confirmed programme included Anthrax, Skindred, Paradise Lost, Chimaira, Hell, Lawnmower Deth, Heaven’s Basement, Sci Fi Mafia, Fury UK, Mortad, Evil Scarecrow, Anterior, Holosade, Virus, Hammer Of The Gods, Gentleman Of Distorted Sound, Trucker Diablo, Kyrbgrinder, Spirytus, Savage Outlaw, Inferno, The Painted Smiles.

Details of past line-ups can be found here