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History


First held in 1996, the BANG YOUR HEAD!!! has grown to become one of the most prominent metal festivals in central Germany, drawing an audience of thousands from all over the world.

It all started with a one-day indoor event in the Stefan-Hartmann-Halle in Tübingen. Three years later, the 1999 edition of the BANG YOUR HEAD!!! was the first one of many to folow to be held as a two-day open air festival. 18.000 people joined the shows of an overall of 17 bands including renowned acts like W.A.S.P., DIO, MOTÖRHEAD or rock veterans DEEP PURPLE.

Over the years, the crowd kept growing and growing - right until the BANG YOUR HEAD!!! was sold out for the first time in 2005, celebrating its 10th anniversary with a killer band lineup including many old friends and fans' faves. 20.000 visitors showed up each day and - despite a massive thunderstorm devestating both the camping and the festival ground - joined an awesome festival experience headlined by the mighty TWISTED SISTER.

Until today, legends like
WHITESNAKE, FOREIGNER, HEAVEN & HELL feat. Dio, Iommi, Butler & Appice (aka BLACK SABBATH, of course), ALICE COOPER, JUDAS PRIEST, JOURNEY or NAZARETH came to Balingen, as well as uprising top acts like IN FLAMES, EDGUY, HAMMERFALL and AMON AMARTH, flanked by rare shows by the likes of RIK EMMETT, LETHAL, WARRIOR or POWERMAD - just to name a few. Just take a look at all the years' band line ups so far:

1996

BLIND GUARDIAN
GLENMORE
TOKYO BLADE
SAVAGE
1997

GAMMA RAY
FLOTSAM & JETSAM
VIRGIN STEELE
SINNER
DEMON
SACRED STEEL
HAMMERFALL
1998

ICED EARTH
STRATOVARIUS
GRAVE DIGGER
KAMELOT
NASTY SAVAGE
TANK
BRAINSTORM
BLACK SYMPHONY
GLENMORE
WARDOG
WICKED ANGEL


1999

DEEP PURPLE
MOTÖRHEAD
DIO
HAMMERFALL
W.A.S.P.
GRAVE DIGGER
PRETTY MAIDS
DESTRUCTION
LIZZY BORDEN
RIOT
PINK CREAM 69
METALIUM
TEMPLE OF THE ABSURD
STEEL PROPHET
MARSHALL LAW
LABYRINTH
GET ANIMAL
2000

SCORPIONS
RUNNING WILD
DORO
DEMONS & WIZARDS
SAXON
JAG PANZER
RAGE
KROKUS
U.D.O.
VIRGIN STEELE
WATCHTOWER
PRIMAL FEAR
AXXIS
MANILLA ROAD
JACOB'S DREAM
EDGUY
EXCITER
DESTINY'S END
LEFAY
EVERGREY
RAWHEAD REXX
CHINCHILLA
2001

DEE SNIDER
JUDAS PRIEST
SAVATAGE
STRATOVARIUS
MEGADETH
URIAH HEEP
ROSE TATTOO
AXEL RUDI PELL
ARMORED SAINT
SIX FEET UNDER
KREATOR
COMPANY OF SNAKES
VICIOUS RUMORS
KAMELOT
HELSTAR
ANVIL
BRAINSTORM
SOLITUDE AETERNUS
SQEALER
EIDOLON
TIERRA SANTA
COURAGOUS



2002

SLAYER
SAXON
HALFORD
NIGHTWISH
DORO
FOZZY
GAMMA RAY
NEVERMORE
RAWHEAD REXX
IRON SAVIOR
CANDLEMASS
TITAN FORCE
BONFIRE
SHAKRA
JAG PANZER
VANDEN PLAS
RHAPSODY
TANKARD
RIVAL
MÄGO DE OZ
S.A. ADAMS
2003

TWISTED SISTER
DIO
THIN LIZZY
HAMMERFALL
U.D.O.
SODOM
OVERKILL
HYPOCRISY
Y & T
DOKKEN
TNT
ANNIHILATOR
MASTERPLAN
AMON AMARTH
BRAINSTORM
AXXIS
PINK CREAM 69
ROB ROCK
BITCH
ANGEL WITCH
DESTRUCTOR
HIRAX
2004

ICED EARTH
ALICE COOPER
QUEENSRYCHE
SEBASTIAN BACH
GOTTHARD
TESTAMENT
CHILDREN OF BODOM
U.F.O.
ANTHRAX
MAGNUM
PRIMAL FEAR
DEATH ANGEL
BLAZE
LILLIAN AXE
KINGDOM COME
OMEN
SHOK PARIS
ANGEL
RUFFIANS
BALLISTIC
CAGE
MAJESTY
     

2005

TWISTED SISTER
MOTÖRHEAD
DIO
SAXON
DORO
U.D.O.
SEBASTIAN BACH
GAMMA RAY
NEVERMORE
KROKUS
AXEL RUDI PELL
DESTRUCTION
VIRGIN STEELE
AMON AMARTH
TANKARD
CANDLEMASS
JAG PANZER
MORGANA LEFAY
EXCITER
NASTY SAVAGE
VICIOUS RUMORS
DEMON

+ Very Special Guests:
MIKE TRAMP'S
WHITE LION
HANOI ROCKS

2006

WHITESNAKE
IN FLAMES
FOREIGNER
STRATOVARIUS
HELLOWEEN
Y&T
PRETTY MAIDS
RIK EMMETT
JON OLIVA'S PAIN
DEATH ANGEL
UNLEASHED
ARMORED SAINT
FLOTSAM AND JETSAM
VENGEANCE
ANVIL
LEATHERWOLF
RAVEN
VICTORY
COUNT RAVEN
COMMUNIC
POWERWOLF
HELLFUELED
2007

HEAVEN AND HELL

feat. Dio, Iommi, Butler & Appice

EDGUY

Very Special Guest:
HAMMERFALL

AMON AMARTH
AMORPHIS
ARCHER
BRAINSTORM
DARK TRANQUILLITY
EVERGREY
FINNTROLL
GIRLSCHOOL
LETHAL
MERCENARY
MYSTIC PROPHECY
NAZARETH
POWERMAD
PRAYING MANTIS
THUNDER
VICIOUS RUMORS
VIOLENT STORM
W.A.S.P.
WOLF
     

2008

QUEENSRYCHE
SAXON
ICED EARTH
GREAT WHITE
WHITE LION
RAGE
GRAVE DIGGER
TANKARD
AGENT STEEL
ENSIFERUM
OBITUARY
FORBIDDEN
YNGWIE MALMSTEEN
LIZZY BORDEN
HARDCORE SUPERSTAR
KORPIKLAANI
ONSLAUGHT
SECRECY
TYR
BREAKER
AGE OF EVIL
CONTRACRASH

2009

 BLIND GUARDIAN
JOURNEY
U.D.O.
W.A.S.P.
LITA FORD
Y&T
TESLA
SODOM
EXODUS
PRIMORDIAL
SACRED REICH
HARDCORE SUPERSTAR
VOIVOD
ROSS THE BOSS
POWERWOLF
LÄÄZ ROCKIT
WARRIOR
DRIVER
CLOVEN HOOF
KISSIN' DYNAMITE
ALESTORM
HATSTIK

2010

Open Air:

TWISTED SISTER
HAMMERFALL
KROKUS
QUEENSRYCHE
DORO
NEVRMORE
JON OLIVA'S PAIN
QUIREBOYS
FATES WARNING
ANVIL
LOUDNESS
SABATON
TREAT
HADES
FORBIDDEN
SACRED STEEL
GRAND MAGUS
BULLET
SAVAGE GRACE
ENFORCER
THE NEW BLACK
TOXIN

Indoor:

DARK TRANQUILLITY
DESTRUCTION
THE HAUNTED
ARTILLERY
DARKANE
DEW_SCENTED

Warmup:

SAXON
DEMON
BLITZKRIEG
ROXXCALIBUR

2011

Main Stage:

SLAYER
ACCEPT
IMMORTAL
HELLOWEEN
OVERKILL
SONATA ARCTICA
QUIET RIOT
JEFF SCOTT SOTO
DEATH ANGEL
PSYCHOTIC WALTZ
HARDCORE SUPERSTAR
CRIMSON GLORY
LEGION OF THE DAMNED
D-A-D
STORMWARRIOR
TYGERS OF PAN TANG
ASTRAL DOORS
CRYSTAL VIPER
PORTRAIT
METAL INQUISITOR
IVANHOE
HUMAN ZOO

Indoor:

CRIPPER
DESASTER
ASPHYX
AMORPHIS
PRETTY MAIDS
LORDI


Warmup:

AXEL RUDI PELL
BRAINSTORM
KISSIN' DYNAMITE
ETERNAL REIGN

2012

Main Stage:

VENOM
EDGUY
THIN LIZZY
GOTTHARD
SABATON
ARCH ENEMY
KAMELOT
PRIMORDIAL
PRIMAL FEAR
POWERWOLF
AXXIS
ARMORED SAINT
TANKARD
FIREWIND
DIAMOND HEAD
BREAKER
CRASH DIET
WARBRINGER
VANDERBUYST
LANFEAR
SISTER
FORENSICK

Indoor:

ORDEN OGAN
WIZARD
SUICIDAL ANGELS
MOONSORROW
THE DEVIL'S BLOOD
EXODUS


Warmup:

JON OLIVA'S PAIN
BONFIRE
FREEDOM CALL
MAJESTY

2013

Main Stage:

ACCEPT
SAXON
ICED EARTH
LORDI
AT THE GATES
THUNDER
STRATOVARIUS
RAGE
PRETTY MAIDS
SANCTUARY
ENTOMBED
MASTERPLAN
MORGANA LEFAY
ANGEL WITCH
H.E.A.T
HELL
DREAM EVIL
ALPHA TIGER
CRAZY LIXX
ARTILLERY
REBELLIOUS SPIRIT
WANTED INC.

Indoor:

EXUMER
FLESHCRAWL
ONSLAUGHT
LAKE OF TEARS
RAVEN
DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER
CREMATORY


Warmup:

SNAKE RIDE RODEO
MAIDEN UNITED
TOKYO BLADE
VICIOUS RUMORS
CANDLEMASS

 

This should give you an idea what to expect from this year's BANG YOUR HEAD!!! as well: Simply the best in Hardrock and Heavy Metal! Take a look at the bands we could get for our upcoming festival season and decide yourself if your metal heart can afford to miss 'em...



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ROCK OF AGES festival
If you appreciate the less metalized BYH!!! acts and enjoyed your stay at Balingen, you may join us at our other festival as well: On July 25 and 26, the next edition of of ROCK OF AGES will take place at Seebronn near Rottenburg/Germany. Find more information at the ROCK OF AGES-website.









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