Prophecy Fest have released the running order for all three days of the already sold out 2023 edition, which will take place from Thursday, September 7 to Saturday, September 9 in one of the world’s most fascinating cultural locations, the legendary natural Cave of Balve („Balver Höhle“). As previously announced, Prophecy Fest 2023 will have two stage in the cave for the first time.
Martin Koller comments: „Creating the running order of a festival resembles a giant puzzle with some odd pieces that refuse to fit into their designated spaces“, the label’s founder muses. „As we always regard all bands as headliners, the reasons for placing an act into a particular slot are rather due to artistic considerations and designed to create a coherent and dramatic narrative. Other factors to weigh in are the travel times of band and local restrictions. Well, we are proud to present this year’s programme and we sincerely hope that you like it as much as we do. Looking forward to see you all in Balve!
THURSDAY SEP 7 „Prophetic Overture“
16:00 OPENING with WELCOME DRINK
17:20 ERNIE FLEETENKIEKER reads „Metal Manifest“
18:20 ILLUDIUM (acoustic show)
20:20 1476 (acoustic show)
FRIDAY SEP 8 „Cave of Balve Day 1“
19:10 THE VISION BLEAK (Deathship)
22:05 MY DYING BRIDE
15:50 YEAR OF THE COBRA
17:15 YEAR OF THE COBRA
SATURDAY SEP 9 „Cave of Balve Day 2“
18:10 NOVEMBERS DOOM
19:30 DORNENREICH (Metal Show)
22:05 ARTHUR BOWN
19:05 DYMNA LOTVA
20:25 DYMNA LOTVA
21:40 TAR POND
22:55 TAR POND
The complete billing of Prophecy Fest 2023 (in alphabetical order):
1476, AGALLOCH, AMENRA, ARTHUR BROWN, CRONE, DARKHER, DARKSPACE, DISILLUSION, DORNENREICH, DYMNA LOTVA, E-L-R, ERNIE FLEETENKIEKER, GOSPELHEIM, GRÀB, ILLUDIUM, LASTER, MY DYING BRIDE, NOVEMBERS DOOM, SATURNUS, SLAGMAUR, TAR POND, THURNIN, VEMOD, THE VISION BLEAK, VRÎMUOT, and YEAR OF THE COBRA.
For detailed information on accommodation, travel, and parking please consult the Prophecy Festival page: