Rated 5 out of 5 by Karen99 Definitivt en ny tradisjon!
Arrangørene har gjort en kjempejobb. Lokaler, band og stab får 10/10!
Litt trekk pga at småscenen er litt kneken, men jeg opplevde ikke selv dette som et stort problem.
Anbefales alle metalfans!
11. mars 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lemmy666 Great music fest in a great city.
I traveled with a few friends from the USA to attend BlastFest 2015 in Bergen Norway. There were 60 bands spread over three venues all within walking distance of our hotel. The lineup was an extreme metal fan's dream, with several bands that there is very little chance of seeing in the USA. Highlights for me were: Primordial, Sarke, Dark Funeral, Decapitated, At The Gates, Borknagar, and Satyricon.
BlastFest also arranged for plenty of other activities like: a tattoo convention, sightseeing bus trips of Bergen with a stop at Fantoft Church, a metal trivia contest at Apollon (with Ivar Bjørnson from Enslaved as the host), plenty of merch, band signings, and the chance to run into folks like Ted Skjellum (aka Nocturne Culto) who was wandering around after the Sarke set.
Of course, there was the city itself too, as there is no shortage of things to see and do in Bergen: Fish Market (even though winter is offseason and only indoors is open), check out Bryggen, Bergenhus Fortress, take the Fløyen up to the top and see Bergen from a distance, and just walk around town and take it all in. And the food is good there too: Inside Live & Rock Cafe for a different take on hamburgers or Naboen (we went to the pub in the basement as the upstairs was fancy and we were dressed in metalhead gear) for some traditional Scandinavian fare.
All and all a great trip, I would love to go back to Bergen and see BlastFest 2016. As for the cost of a trip to Norway that most people seem to fear, it's like staying in New York City or London, so if you research the costs first and come up with a budget/plan and stick to it, it's not impossible to pull off.
1. mars 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Krissy666 Excellent!
I travelled from the United States to attend Blastfest and it exceeded my expectations. Great bands, great venues, awesome crew.
26. februar 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by HEcK Great lineup and great venues!
Good atmoshpere, good sound, nice people. Already looking forward to next year's event!
23. februar 2015