Summer Breeze Open Air

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Summer Breeze Open Air
Genre Heavy metal, extreme metal, hardcore punk
Dates Summer
Location(s) Dinkelsbühl, Germany
Years active 1997–present

Summer Breeze Open Air is a German heavy metal music festival. It takes place annually in Dinkelsbühl, Bavaria. It was first held in 1997. The festival had been held in Abtsgmünd until 2006 when it was moved to its new location of Dinkelsbühl. The festival draws around 40,000 attendees annually.

Steel Panther live at Summer Breeze 2016
Evil Invaders live at Summer Breeze 2016

Lineup history[edit]


16–19 August 2017


17-20 August 2016[1]


12-15 August 2015[2]


14–16 August 2014


15–17 August 2013


16–18 August 2012


18–20 August 2011


19–21 August 2010


13–15 August 2009

Amon Amarth, Amorphis, Anaal Nathrakh, Backyard Babies, Battlelore, Before the Dawn, Beneath the Massacre, Benighted, Black Messiah, Born from Pain, Brainstorm, Callejon, Corvus Corax, Cataract, Cynic, Dagoba, Deadlock, Deathstars, Elvenking, Entombed, Epica, Equilibrium, Evocation, The Faceless, Firewind, Ghost Brigade, God Dethroned, Grand Magus, Grave, Haggard, Hate, Hate Eternal, The Haunted, J.B.O., Jack Slater, Katatonia, Katra, Koldbrann, Kreator, Legion of the Damned, Life of Agony, Misery Index, Moonspell, Narziss, The New Black, One Way Mirror, Opeth, The Other, Powerwolf, Protest the Hero, Psychopunch, Psycroptic, Raunchy, The Red Chord, Sabaton, Sacred Steel, Schandmaul, Skyforger, The Sorrow, The Storm, Suffocation, Suicide Silence, Sylosis, Unearth, Unheilig, Unlight, Unsun, Urgehal, Vader, Voivod, Volbeat, Vomitory, Vreid, Waylander.


14–16 August 2008

Cradle of Filth, Helloween, Subway to Sally, Six Feet Under, Paradise Lost, Arch Enemy, As I Lay Dying, Heaven Shall Burn, ASP, Kataklysm, H-Blockx, Soilwork, Exodus, Ensiferum, Anathema, Primordial, Primal Fear, Marduk, End of Green, Korpiklaani, Destruction, Pro-Pain, Eluveitie, Sonic Syndicate, The Wildhearts, Dismember, Behemoth, Neaera, Saltatio Mortis, Emil Bulls, The Vision Bleak, Graveworm, Keep of Kalessin, Cult of Luna, Megaherz, Mad Sin, Autumn, Endstille, Orphaned Land, Born from Pain, 3 Inches of Blood, Hollenthon, Aborted, Schelmish, All Ends, Týr, Hail of Bullets, Onslaught, Mustasch, The Rotted, Novembre, Dark Fortress, Cephalic Carnage, Jesus on Extasy, Shadow Reichenstein, Blood Red Throne, Rotten Sound, Diablo Swing Orchestra, Midnattsol, Misery Speaks, Fleshcrawl, Despised Icon, Lay Down Rotten, Hackneyed, Sworn, Debauchery, Textures, Månegarm, Negură Bunget, Dark Age, XIV Dark Centuries, Heidevolk, Enemy of the Sun, Ahab, The Old Dead Tree, Anima, Beloved Enemy, Nmemine, Hacride, Agrypnie, Drone, Misanthrope, Kissin' Dynamite


16 – 18 August 2007

Absolute – After ForeverAmon AmarthBlack MessiahBlitzkid[4][5]Bolt ThrowerCalibanCommunicCrematoryDagobaDark FortressDark FuneralDark TranquillityDeadlockDie Apokalyptischen ReiterDisillusionDornenreichDoroEisbrecherEnd of GreenEluveitie – Before the Dawn — Fall of Serenity – Fear My ThoughtsFinntrollHardcore SuperstarHelrunarHeveinIlldisposedImmolationImpiousIn Extremo – Justice – Karakadan – KoldbrannKrypteriaLacrimas ProfundereL'Âme Immortelle – Machinemade God – MaroonMoonsorrowNecrophobicNevermoreNightrageOomph!PainPoisonblackPowerwolf – President Evil – RageSecrets of the MoonSireniaSoulfly – Squealer A.D. – SuffocationSwallow the SunTankardTanzwutThe Black Dahlia MurderVolbeatWar from a Harlot's MouthXandria


Summer Breeze Open Air 2006 was held from Thursday, 17 August to Saturday, 19 August.[6]

Main Stage
Thursday Friday Saturday
Pain Stage
Thursday Friday Saturday


Summer Breeze Open Air 2005 was held from Thursday, 18 August to Saturday, 20 August.[7]

Main Stage
Thursday Friday Saturday
Pain Stage
Thursday Friday Saturday


Summer Breeze Open Air 2004 was held from Thursday, 19 August to Saturday, 21 August.[8]

Thursday Friday Saturday




  1. Gurd – Older But Wiser
  2. Brainstorm – Blind Suffering
  3. Die Apokalyptischen Reiter – Gone
  4. Amon Amarth – Bleed For Ancient Gods
  5. Soilwork – Flame Out
  6. End of Green – Highway 69
  7. Bloodflowerz – Diabolic Angel
  8. Emil Bulls – Symphony Of Destruction
  9. Sentenced – Blood & Tears
  10. Hypocrisy – The Final Chapter
  11. Vader – Xeper
  12. Ektomorf – Fire
  13. Pro-Pain – Fuck It
  14. Prime Sth. – From The Inside
  15. Paradise Lost – True Belief
  16. Nightwish – The End Of All Hope
  17. Stormwitch – Tears By The Firelight
  18. Samael – Jupiterian Vibe


  • Various Artists – Summer Breeze vs. Metal Blade (Promo CD, 2004)

(This CD was given out at the 2004 festival.) Tracks

  1. Six Feet Under – Blind & Gagged
  2. Brainstorm – Doorway To Survive
  3. Vomitory – Gore Apocalypse
  4. Disillusion – And The Mirror Cracked
  5. Fleshcrawl – Flesh Bloody Flesh
  6. Criminal – Aberration
  7. Fragments Of Unbecoming – The Seventh Sunray Enlights My Pathway
  8. Gorerotted – Masticated By The Spasticated
  9. Monstrosity – The Exordium
  10. Nasty Savage – Psycho, Psycho
  11. Torchbearer – Sown Are The Seeds Of Death
  12. Cannibal Corpse – Decency Defied
  13. Symphorce – Tears
  14. Shining Fury – Speed Of Life
  • Various Artists – Summer Breeze 2005 (Promo CD, 2005)

(This CD was given out at the 2005 festival.)


  1. End of Green – Dead End Hero
  2. Born From Pain – The New Hate
  3. Korpiklaani – Hunting Song
  4. Powerwolf – Kiss Of The Cobra King
  5. Wintersun – Beyond The Dark Sun
  6. Enthroned – Crimson Legions
  7. Ektomorf – Show Your Fist
  8. Midnattsol – Another Return
  9. Koroded – T.A.B.O.B.A.
  10. Disbelief – Rewind It All
  11. Symphorce – No Shelter
  12. Anorexia Nervosa – Worship Manifesto
  13. Such A Surge – Was jetzt?
  14. Draconian – Death, Come Near Me
  15. Impious – Wicked Saints
  16. Die Apokalyptischen Reiter – Eruption
  17. God Dethroned – Last Zip Of Spit
  18. Barcode – No Lust For Life
  19. Therion – Typhon


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