FESTIVAL DATES 2018
Early arrival : 18.7.-21.7.2018
Regular festival dates : 22.-28.7.2018
Lemmy stage & Bosko Bursac stage program : 23.-27.7.2018
New Forces stage program : 21.-27.7.2018
There is a possibility to withdraw money from an ATM machine, that will be placed on the festival area, near the festival Info point.
Together with the bank, that will be providing the ATM machine, we will do our best to work closely together in order to ensure, the ATM will always have enough cash to supply it to our visitors.
MAIN BOX OFFICE
The main box office (Main festival entrance), located near shop Hofer, is open from:
Wednesday, 18.7.2018 and Thursday, 19.7.2018 from 08.00 to 22.00
Friday, 20.7.2018 from 08.00 till Monday, 23.7.2018 to 23.59 (24/7)
Tuesday, 24.7.2018 till Friday, 27.7.2018, from 10.00 to 22.00
SIDE BOX OFFICE
The side box office (Side festival entrance), located near cemetery, is open from:
Friday, 20.7.2018 till Monday, 23.7.2018, from 08.00 to 22.00
Tuesday, 24.7.2018 till Friday, 27.7.2018, from 10.00 to 22.00
• Camp opens on Wednesday, 18.7.2018 at 08:00
• Camp closes on Saturday, 28.7.2018 at 15:00
Camping is available to festival guests free of charge from Sunday, 22.7.2018 but is a subject to possession of a valid festival-ticket!
Camping & parking areas are divided in 2 different sections:
1. parking & camping areas
2. camping only
At the festival camping we are having “silent hours” from 03.00 to 08.00, when the campsite area has to be quiet and without any music. Please keep your voices down and mind your friends and neighbours, who are trying to get some rest. Obeying this very strict rule of “silent hours” as written above is mandatory; so we have to remind you that anyone who will try to disobey this very strict rule, will be removed from a festival area with revoked access, without any further explanation.
CAMPING WITH 3-day & 1-day TICKETS
Included in the ticket price, but possible only until the next morning after the validity of the ticket until 11:00. Camping area has to be cleared until 11:00!
We are offering you the advanced group camping booking for minimum 20 persons per group. Please fill in the application form here. Contact: email@example.com.
Please note, we will keep your group campground reserved only until Saturday, 21.7.2018, till 18:00. After that time it will be open to all guests.
Deadline for applications for Group camping is 1.6.2018!
Camping is at one's own risk, festival promoter accepts no responsibility in any case!
For children under the age of 12, the entrance is free. Please note, that children can only enter the festival grounds if accompanied by a parent or legal guardian - with a valid MetalDays Festival ticket. Children of all age are very welcome at our festival, but be a responsible parent or legal guardian and make sure your children wear sound protection at all times when being near or in front of any stages or in areas where music is loud! Please also keep in mind, that earplugs that are used on the festival area a lot by adults are not an efficient and sufficient sound protection for those little fragile ears. The only sound protection that should be used are the real sound protectors (headphones). Wearing sound protection as written above is mandatory; so we have to remind you that anyone who will try to disobey this very strict rule, will be removed from a festival area with revoked access, without any further explanation.
CUP DEPOSIT, GARBAGE DEPOSIT & MetalDays PAYCARD/PAYMENTS
Every cup (glass or bottle) is a subject to deposit upon which your MetalDays PayCard will be charged 1€. Every time you order the "first" drink, your MetalDays PayCard will be charged with 1€ deposit.
For every next drink, in case you have your used cup with you, your MetalDays PayCard will not be charged another deposit. Bar personell will simply give you a new one with every next drink.
To get your cup deposit back, you need to bring your MetalDays PayCard and empty cup to the cup deposit point, where your cup deposit will be loaded to your MetalDays PayCard. Amount of empty cups/containers has to match with amount of deposits that your MetalDays PayCard has been charged with and you can only get the matching amount of cups and cup deposits loaded to your MetalDays PayCard.
In order to be granted with MetalDays wristband it is mandatory to pay the Garbage Deposit, unless you are not staying in MetalDays camp. As it’s name says, it is a deposit, which means that you get the money back once you return full garbage bags to the garbage point. If you stay in a hotel or apartment, please take a proof of your accommodation with you to the wristband office. If you stay in a hotel or apartment and you do not have proof of accommodation with you, you will need to pay garbage deposit. …But don’t worry, you have a whole week time to verify that you are not staying at the festival camp. With the verification, you’ll get your money back and you won’t need to return full garbage bags.
As many of our regular visitors are already aware, MetalDays festival is running on cashless payment system - MetalDays PayCard. Please click here for MetalDays PayCard Terms & Conditions!
HOW GARBAGE DEPOSIT WORKS
…explained in 5 easy steps:
Step 1. Upon arrival you will receive your MetalDays PayCard and garbage bags.
Step 2. You have to load your MetalDays PayCard with max.amount 100€ directly at Box office.
Step 3. Our personnel is going to deduct 10€ from your MetalDays PayCard for garbage deposit.
Step 4. Return your full garbage bags to the one of the garbage points during the festival time.
Step 5. Upon returning of garbage bags to the garbage points your MetalDays PayCard will be loaded with 10€ (garbage deposit).
GARBAGE POINT WORKING HOURS
• Monday, 23.7.2018 till Thursday, 26.7.2018, from 10.00 to 18.00
• Friday, 27.7.2018, from 10:00 till Saturday, 28.7.2018, to 15.00 (24/7)
Early arrival to the festival area is available from:
Wednesday, 18.7.2018 and Thursday, 19.7.2018, from 08.00 to 22.00
Friday, 20.7.2018 from 08.00 till Saturday, 21.7.2018, to 23.59 (24/7)
Early arrival is a subject to Early arrival fee as follows :
• from Wednesday, 18.7.2018: 30€
• from Friday, 20.7.2018: 20€
• from Saturday, 21.7.2018, from 23:59 is free for festival guests, with possession of a valid festival ticket!
Please note, that we do not guarantee full production in the time of Early arrival. There will be probably toilets and showers available, maybe even some food points but :
• there will be still production works going on around the festival area
• there will be less security personnel on site,
• there will be no First aid team available on festival area, neither will there be any lifeguards on the beach or near the river area.
Please also note, that those of you, who will arrive to the festival early and buy yourself an Early arrival ticket, can not reserve camping grounds for your friends, who are planning to arrive after Early arrival time! We will remove all tapes or any signs of reserved camping space whatsoever.
We don't provide electricity. So, if you really need that, you will have to bring your own generator with you. ATTENTION: do this only, if the model you use is not loud as hell. Also, be nice to your neighbours and follow these rules:
1. DON’T let it run all day and especially not at night.
2. MIND THE EXHAUST FUMES of your generator, take precautions when setting it up!
3. NEVER let the generator blow exhaust fumes into tents or cars!
4. NEVER leave the generator running unattended! The wind direction may change suddenly! There have been deaths reported referring to people breathing generator exhaust fumes while sleeping on a festival!!!
Please note, that it is forbidden to use a generator from 3.00 to 8.00, when there is Silent time at the Festival camping area!
Festival map in high resolution will be available before the festival.
FESTIVAL AND ARTIST MERCHANDISE
There will be a limited amount of MetalDays festival shirts and other MetalDays merchandise and artist merchandise available at the official MetalDays merchandise stand. Important note: payment method is cash and MetalDays PayCard only!
The First Aid Point is open 24 hours a day throughout the festival, from Sunday, 22.7.2018, from 08.00 till Saturday, 28.7.2018, to 15.00 (24/7). We would also like to inform you, that our business partner Paramedic d.o.o. is offering preservation of medication (for the ones, that need special medicine and they need to keep the medicine in a cool and dry place). They will also be able to assist you with prescriptions for medicines. For details or questions, please follow their website : http://www.paramedic.si/
FOOD & DRINKS
You will be provided with variety of food and drinks of good quality at a big number of stands, adequate in quantity and pricing. Furthermore we provide you with wide variety of vegetarian and vegan dishes, there will be also some gluten free food available. Beside that we will have free drinking water which will be provided all over the area. At the camp area, you can use your own bottles for refilling the drinking water. But at the venue area, you are not allowed to take any bottles with you, so you need to buy water at the bars and after that refill it at the water points as often as you want. Please also note, that once you leave the venue and want to enter the venue again, you will not be allowed to bring the bottles in the venue area, so you need to buy the bottle again!
GARBAGE & GARBAGE BINS
Please try to keep the festival area and the surroundings clean! Use the garbage bins that will be placed throughout the festival area and take note of the marked recycle bins also.
• Friday, 20.7.2018: from 07.00 to 22.00
• Saturday, 21.7.2018: from 07.00 to 22.00
• from Sunday, 22.7.2018 till Friday, 27.7.2018: from 08.00 to 02.00
• Saturday, 28.7.2018: from 07.00 to 15.00
Please be advised, that the shower center has limited capacity and it operates in the principle: first comes, first serves. In practice this means that hot water is available at all times, but if the capacity of the shower center is full, you will have to either stay in line for your turn or use the cold showers.
IMPAIRED PEOPLE - WHEELCHAIR USERS
Wheelchair users or other physically handicapped people who rely on support, can bring 1 escorting person to the festival area for free. They are allowed to use the VIP camping grounds, which enable an easier passage to the festival area. Handicapped accessible restrooms will be available. Please notice, that due to lack of space, MetalDays does not provide platform for handicapped people in front of stage, but we do allow watching the shows from the photo-pit. Please ask our security personnel on site, they will be happy to assist you. Please note that an official medical certificate will be demanded upon your arrival!
INFO POINT, LOST & FOUND
Festival Info point, located near the Ian Fraser "Lemmy" Kilmister stage offers basic info about the festival, such as information about running order and possible changers, signing session hours and all other festival related news. You can also deposit things that you have found or leave a note if you have lost something. At the festival Info point there is also one representative of our Security crew, that will be happy to answer all your questions, complaints or ideas about security at the festival area. Even if you just feel you need to say thank you or some good words about them - feel free to stop buy. They will be happy to help or listen.
• Friday, 20.7.2018 till Friday, 27.7.2018: from 10.00 to 22.00
• Saturday, 28.7.2018: from 10.00 to 15.00
From Sunday, 22.7.2018 till Monday, 23.7.2018, from 8.00 to 16.00, we will organise luggage transfer from Main festival entrance (near shop Hofer) to:
• Drop off point 1: middle of sector C, where group camping begins
• Drop off point 2: Slovenian village.
This service is free of charge.
If you want to use this service, you will drop off your luggage at Main festival entrance, where you will receive a sticker with the same number as number attached to your luggage (just like on the airport). With the sticker, you will be able to identify yourself to our personnel at drop off point 1 & 2 and at the same time identify your luggage.
We do need to emphasise however that festival promoter, ArtFest d.o.o., does not take any responsibility for lost, displaced or damaged luggage!
MEET THE PROMOTOR
Do you have any ideas, complaints or just thoughts, that you would like to share with MetalDays festival's promoter, Boban Milunovic. You will get a chance every day, from Monday, 23.7.2018 till Friday, 27.7.2018, at Signing session point from 12.00 (noon) to 12.30 to meet him. You are welcome to stop buy and share your constructive ideas with us or even just to say hello. We will do our best to keep them in mind for next year's festival edition.
As every year, there will be different sale points with all kinds of “metal related” souvenirs and items available at the Metal Market, located on the road between Ian Fraser "Lemmy" Kilmister stage and Boško Bursać stage.
Upon arrival with car, please follow signs for "MetalDays Parking”, that are placed already on the main road towards the festival area. Parking and camping at the festival area is permitted only on designated places, so please follow the instructions of the parking security personnel. The parking fee is:
• Complete festival: 30,00 €
• 3-day visitors: 20,00 €
• 1-day visitors: 10,00 €
All prices are for 1 vehicle, regardless of the number of passengers. Parking fee can be purchased/payed at the festival entrance only. Please note that the parking sticker should be placed onto the INNER LEFT SIDE of your vehicle's windshield, where it is easily visible!
Dogs and other animals are NOT permitted to the festival area (including camping area)! Anyone who will try to disobey this very strict rule, will be removed from a festival area with revoked access, without any further explanation.
Please behave responsibly towards your animal companion and leave them at home (or in any other dog hotel or care, that will provide them the care they need).
Photographing is allowed for your personal use only. Surely, you do understand that due to contractual obligations, use of professional photo equipment such as flashes, video cameras and alike by our visitors, is NOT allowed on the festival area. Possession and use of such equipment without valid photo accreditation is a subject to a fine or revoked access to the festival area.
At the festival area it is prohibited to bring: cans, bottles, hard drugs, objects that can be used as projectiles, knives, and of course any kind of weapons and other objects that can be used as such. Leave those things at home; you won't be able - in any case - to get into the festival area with them! Of course, you are allowed to bring your cutlery to the Campsite, but not to the Stage Site!
REPORT ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES
We believe that our visitors are our friends and we also try to treat you all like that. But sometimes it could happen, that some of our visitors are not behaving as such - and we would like to know that. Therefore we have created a simple form on our webpage, that will be active during the festival time only, where you can report any kind of illegal activities you spot on the festival area. You will be able to find it during the festival on our website.
We would like to make sure all our visitors are safe at all times and feeling welcome as well, so with reporting any kind of illegal activities you spot on the festival area, you are helping us a lot in terms of keeping you and your mates safe. We would like to thank you for your cooperation in advance.
RISK OF PARTICIPATION
Every visitor participates in the festival at his own risk. Besides, every visitor is obliged to take action for the warranty of his own safety. The visitor is also responsible for his property, which he brings along. The promoter, ArtFest d.o.o., is not liable for any lost or damaged property whatsoever! The promoter, ArtFest d.o.o., is also not liable for violations of the Slovenian law, thievery, injuries or damages by third parties that happen in course of the festival.
You can find the schedule of the bands' performances here.
SAFE DEPOSIT, GSM CHARGING
Please be advised, that Safe deposit has limited capacity and it operates in the principle: first comes, first serves. In practice this means that if capacities are full, you can not use the Safe deposit and deposit your things safely.
The same principle works for GSM Charging point; there is limited amount of charging points/powerbanks, that we can offer for charging. If capacities are full / power-banks are not available, you can not charge your phone at the time or leave your phone for charging at the station. We will try to provide enough Safe deposit capacities and GSM charging points for all.
• Friday, 20.7.2018 till Friday, 27.7.2018: from 10.00 to 22.00
• Saturday, 28.7.2018: from 10.00 to 15.00
Please keep the toilet and shower facilities clean so also other people can use them conveniently after you did! On the camping area toilets and showers will also be available, of course.
The instructions of the security personnel are NOT to be followed voluntarily but obligatory! Please, avoid senseless annoying actions so everybody will feel comfortable! At the festival Info point there is also one representative of our Security crew, that will be happy to answer all your questions, complaints or ideas about security at the festival area. Even if you just feel you need to say thank you or some good words about them - feel free to stop buy. They will be happy to help or listen.
SINGLE GIRLS CAMPING
Are you a single girl, travelling alone and want to meet and hang out with other girls at the festival? On the festival camping area, right next to the Ian Fraser "Lemmy" Kilmister stage (beginning of the camp), on the right hand side, next to the first warm showers, there will be an area in the camp, that is near all the important facilities, offers secure access and additional light, so we believe the spot is perfect for those, who maybe feel a little bit insecure in sleeping alone. Don't be shy, join the Single girls camping area, enjoy and have fun!
Official festival shop for MetalDays is Hofer.
Festival promoter cooperates with 3rd party shuttle service provider, that offers shuttle services from nearby airports and other destinations to the festival area. You can find more details at the travel section of our page.
Swimming and other sports are at everyone's own risk! Festival promoter ensures, that there is a professional lifeguard available at the main festival beach area.
You can buy your tickets for MetalDays festival in our online shop.
VIP, PRESS & ARTIST ENTRANCE
The VIP, press & artist entrance, located at Dijaška ulica, is open:
• from Sunday, 22.7.2018 till Friday, 27.7.2018, from 08.00 to 22.00
FREE DRINKING WATER
Running clean water for drinking is provided all over the festival area free of charge. At the camp area, you can use your own bottles for refilling the drinking water. But at the venue area, you are not allowed to take any bottles with you, so you need to buy water at the bars and after that refill it at the water points as often as you want. Please also note, that once you leave the venue and want to enter the venue again, you will not be allowed to bring the bottles in the venue area, so you need to buy the bottle again!