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DONG: THREE QUARTERS OF ALL TICKETS SOLD!

Friday, May 24th, 2019



Our friends of the DONG Open Air have news:

Dear listeners,

Please note that three quarters for the tickets for the 2019 Dong Open Air have been sold. We double checked and recalculated and have come to the conclusion that this is a full 75%! If you do not yet own a ticket, we only have one quarter of all tickets left to change this.

Our mathematicians have also come to the conclusion:

The likeliness of the sold out status in 2019 before the festival takes place: “Highly likely. Even more likely than last year.”
Proposed purchase date for the last tickets: “Now, man!”

Get your tickets in our online shop, on metaltix.com, eventim.de and at many German ticket shops. Be there, because it’ll be even better with you!

Your Dong Team

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DONG 2019 News… ;-)

Monday, April 1st, 2019



Our friends of the DONG Open Air have news:

We have applied to the ‘Ministry for Family, Children, Youth, Culture and Sport’ for an attractive cultural sponsorship for the anniversary Dong Open Air 2020.
The officials do not distribute money indiscriminately, of course, but make their decision only after an examination. While we don’t want to offend anyone, but if you look at the past funding, you might think that a metal festival might seem a bit ‘out there’. So it would be advantageous for us if we could present ourselves as a bit more sophisticated.
For this reason, the festival will be accompanied by several photographers and a small film team, who will hopefully capture many beautiful moments, which we would like to add to our application. But we don’t want to rely on that alone.
That’s why we asked all bands to wear casual evening attire and would like to ask you ourselves.
Cut-offs with patches are of course completely OK for a festival. But for our ‘advertising photos’ it’s not necessarily the image we would like to convey. Of course the area in front of the stage is especially interesting for this kind of photos and will therefore be closed off to an ‘Inner Circle’. The principle is probably known, with a short evaluation of your appearance, our crowd managers regulate the access to the front rows.
To make the festival go a bit smoother, you can book the Inner Circle Tickets for 15€ from Wed. 12 o’clock at noon on. In this case the evaluation will be cancelled.
We hope, of course, that you will not only show a little understanding for this unique measure, but that you will also adjust your clothing a little. Of course nobody expects a suit and a tie, but probably everyone will have something nice in their wardrobe.

Thank you very much,
your Dong Team

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More DONG 2019 bands

Thursday, February 21st, 2019



Our friends of the DONG Open Air have news:

We are finalizing the billing for the Dong 2019 with a last grand quadruple announcement to back up Steel Panther, Alestorm, Kataklysm, et al.:
Deserted Fear, the hottest death metal shit from Thuringia, or quite possibly the whole republic, are joining our headliner ensemble to give the tent a good shake!
Solar Fragment from Dortmund play the best power metal just the way the world knows and appreciates it from Germany. No surprise that our neighbor Hansi Kürsch contributed to one of their songs!
Deathcode Society are the Channel Tunnel of symphonic black metal. The Franco-British band will compress the Dong hill with high speed blasts and smooth it all up with epic keyboards. A mandatory event for all the restless friends of Dimmu Borgir!
And finally back again to Thuringia: After Goethe and Schiller, Victim are doubtlessly the figureheads of Weimar’s Sturm and Stress. The thrashers take no prisoners and fans of James Hetfield’s early vocals might just start to swoon!
Apart from the two finalists of the German W:O:A Metal Battle, this completes our lineup for the Dong 2019! Find audio samples and information of the stars and insider tips we collected between L.A. and New Delhi in the band profiles we carefully put together for you.
Chances are that there won’t be tickets available at the festival weekend. So just get yours right now and get a head start on looking forward to three days of summer, sun, and sound carousal on our classy Mount Moshmore!

What a great line-up!
Your content Dong Team

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DONG 2018 – YOUTH TICKETS 2018 ALMOST SOLD OUT!

Monday, June 11th, 2018



Our friends of the DONG Open Air have news:

Dear youngsters,
The ticket sales are going well, and we would liket to take a moment to inform you that the discounted tickets for metalheads under 18 will be sold out within the next few days.
However, we can’t leave out a message to those of you over 18: Don’t forget to buy your ticket now, so you won’t be disappointed later. This year’s demand clearly exceeds last years when we ran out of weekend and Saturday ticket just before the festival.
Cheerio,
Your Dong Team

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DONG 2018 – RUNNING ORDER AND DAY PASSES

Monday, May 28th, 2018



Our friends of the DONG Open Air have news:

Dear metal lovers,
many of you have already asked for it: The Running Order of the Dong Open Air 2018 is online as of today. Thus, you can now check when you need to be fit because your favorite band is playing! And maybe you’ll also discover a promising candidate you didn’t know yet.
Next Wednesday, 30 May, the day tickets will also go on sale. The demand for weekend tickets has again been higher than in the previous year. As a result, the allotments of day tickets are somewhat smaller still. So don’t hesitate and visit our shop, because if you’re late, you’ll lose out!
The 3-day-tickets are, of course, still on sale.

Let’s make the third weekend of July the fattest party of the year together!
Your Dong Team

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DONG 2018 – SKINDRED AND MORE COMPLETE THE LINEUP

Monday, April 23rd, 2018



Our friends of the DONG Open Air have news:

Completing the Dong line up of 2018 with five phenomenal acts:
Skindred area reggae meets metal combo and thus not only quite the exception, but also exceptionally awesome party guarantee. They are bringing their brand new album and have set out to make the Dong hill the Olympus of Rhythm!
Moonspell have created a true favorite of the critics with their new album. About time the Portuguese grace the Dong with their dark live qualities!
After six years of abstinence, our friends from Drone are finally coming back to see us! We are in for an energetic thrash show with a more mature Mutz as stage hog!
And Vogelfrey came back in! So we’ll have yet another folk metal force to make that tent flutter.
Last but not least, we have a little cherry on top of your Sundae: Visigoth, the heavy metal act of the hour, will come all the way from Salt Lake City to have you cheer!
The lineup for 2018 is complete!

Like it? Get your ticket now, either in our own webshop or on Metaltix.com!
Don’t be late, we are currently seeing a fantastic ticket sale going down.

Run to the hill,
Your Dong Team

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Completing the Dong line up of 2018 with five phenomenal acts

Sunday, April 22nd, 2018



Our friends of the DONG Open Air have news:

Completing the Dong line up of 2018 with five phenomenal acts:
Skindred area reggae meets metal combo and thus not only quite the exception, but also exceptionally awesome party guarantee. They are bringing their brand new album and have set out to make the Dong hill the Olympus of Rhythm!
Moonspell have created a true favorite of the critics with their new album. About time the Portuguese grace the Dong with their dark live qualities!
After six years of abstinence, our friends from Drone are finally coming back to see us! We are in for an energetic thrash show with a more mature Mutz as stage hog!
And Vogelfrey came back in! So we’ll have yet another folk metal force to make that tent flutter.
Last but not least, we have a little cherry on top of your Sundae: Visigoth, the heavy metal act of the hour, will come all the way from Salt Lake City to have you cheer!
The lineup for 2018 is complete!
Like it? Get your ticket now, either in our own webshop or on Metaltix.com!
Don’t be late, we are currently seeing a fantastic ticket sale going down.

Run to the hill,
Your Dong Team

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BLAZE BAYLEY, GRAILKNIGHTS, FABULOUS DESASTER @ DONG

Thursday, April 19th, 2018



Our friends of the DONG Open Air have news:

BLAZE BAYLEY, GRAILKNIGHTS, FABULOUS DESASTER

Today, we’ll hit you with another one!
Blaze Bayley is going to be at the Dong Open Air 2018! The congenial ex-Iron Maiden singer has a brand new album and a very successful tour to go along with it.
It’s time for heroes again: the Grailknights, too, carry a new record under their capes and won’t miss Mount Moshmore!
Last but not least, we have selected lovely thrash from by Fabulous Desaster for you – get fit for the pit!
Listen up: This year’s ticket sale is going even better than in 2017. So if you are out there, trying to get a ticket just in the nick of time before the festival – don’t say, we didn’t warn you ;)

Caring, thoughtful and excited,
Your Dong Team

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DONG 2018 – BLAZE BAYLEY, GRAILKNIGHTS, FABULOUS DESASTER

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018



Our friends of the DONG Open Air have news:

Today, we’ll hit you with another one!
Blaze Bayley is going to be at the Dong Open Air 2018! The congenial ex-Iron Maiden singer has a brand new album and a very successful tour to go along with it.
It’s time for heroes again: the Grailknights, too, carry a new record under their capes and won’t miss Mount Moshmore!
Last but not least, we have selected lovely thrash from by Fabulous Desaster for you – get fit for the pit!
Listen up: This year’s ticket sale is going even better than in 2017. So if you are out there, trying to get a ticket just in the nick of time before the festival – don’t say, we didn’t warn you ;)

Caring, thoughtful and excited,
Your Dong Team

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DESTRUCTION, HAMMOND PAGAN, AND PADERBORN POWER @DONG

Saturday, April 14th, 2018



Our friends of the DONG Open Air have news:

DESTRUCTION, HAMMOND PAGAN, AND PADERBORN POWER!
Care for a little more thrash? No one less than the Teutonic thrash icon Destruction will make you line up for their pit’s role call up on Mount Moshmore. The Mad Butcher will – alongside Exodus – will beat your blood in and back out, promised!
Alvenrad from the Netherlands will serve you a side of never heard blend of melodic folk metal, blast beats, and Hammond organ!
Last but not least, we are happy to announce the return of Torian! The Paderborn-based Dong veterans are experts in the field of catchy power metal choruses – we’re looking forward to many raised fists during “Diamonds and Tyrants”!
Never heard of these folks, but care to change that sorry state? No problem, drop by our band profiles and listen to the audio samples!
If you like what you hear, get your ticket now, because we have seen worse sales in our shop and on metaltix.com…

Up the horns,
Your Dong Team

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