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30.07.- 05.08.2023

Velenje, Slovenia


To ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience, we kindly request that everyone checks in at the Box Office upon arrival. This is a mandatory step for all attendees, regardless of your status. Box Office is situated near Camp Velenje, and you can reach it via Partizanska and Rudniška Road.

At the Box Office, our friendly staff will warmly welcome you and provide essential instructions for your stay. Whether you have questions about the event schedule, facilities, or any other concerns, our team is more than happy to assist you.

Your check-in at the Box Office is essential to guarantee a hassle-free and unforgettable time at the MetalDays.

There will be an option to withdraw money from an ATM machine. In total there will be two ATM machines in the festival area. One ATM is placed near the Camp Velenje entrance, and the other one will be placed inside the venue, near the Festival Info point. We will do our best to work closely together with the bank providing the ATM machine in order to ensure that the ATM always has enough cash for our visitors’ needs.


Lake Velenje Beach is the perfect oasis for relaxation and fun during MetalDays 2023! Nestled alongside the stunning lake, this vibrant beach offers a wonderful escape from the heavy metal festivities.

Here, MetalDays visitors can unwind and soak up the sun while enjoying the serene beauty of the lake. The beach is equipped with numerous bars, ensuring that you'll always have a refreshing drink in hand. And when hunger strikes, you won't have to venture far, as a convenient food court is located just a stone's throw away.

But that's not all—prepare to be entertained by the talented newcomer bands gracing the beach Stage. From thrilling performances to electrifying music, these rising stars will add a special touch to your beachside experience. So take a break from the mosh pits and join us at Lake Velenje Beach. Relax, enjoy great company, savor delicious food and drinks, and immerse yourself in the captivating sounds of emerging talent. It's the perfect spot to recharge and create lasting memories.

The use of the beach is solely at your own risk. The beach can be enjoyed as usual; for swimming, sunbathing, chillin' is up to you how you will use it.
Watch out for each other and respect the instructions of the beach guards and festival security crew.
To keep our beach and the lake clean, no drinks from the camp are allowed at the beach. 

Working Hours, Early Arrival:
- Thursday, 27.07.2023 and Friday 28.07.2023 from 10:00 to 22:00.
- Saturday 29.07.2023 from 10:00 to 24:00
Working Hours, Official Festival Days:
Sunday 30.07.2023 from 00:00 until Monday 31.07.2023 until 22:00 (24/7)
Tuesday 01.08.2023 until Friday 04.08.2023 from 10:00 until 22:00

Camp opens on Thursday, 27.07.2023, at 10:00  (Early Arrival is subject to fee).
Camp closes on Saturday, 05.08.2023, at 12:00.
Camping (excluding early arrival) is available to festival guests free of charge, and is subject to possession of a valid festival ticket!
Camping is possible only in the Camping area. To understand where are the camping areas please look at the festival map: 
“Silent hours” at the festival camping area are from 04.00 to 09.00, when the campsite area has to be quiet and without any music. Please keep your voices down and be mindful of your friends and our Velenje neighbours, who are trying to get some rest. Obeying this very strict “silent hours” rule, as written above, is mandatory; we are obliged to remind you that anyone who attempts to disobey this very strict rule will be removed from the festival area with revoked access, without any further explanation.

Included in the ticket price, but possible only until the next morning after the validity - expiration period of the ticket, until 11:00.
*Camping is at one's own risk, the festival promoter accepts no responsibility in any case!

The application for Group Camping is open until 25.06.2023 at 17:00 CET.
Those who have registered for Group Camping, see the festival map for location. If you are not sure where the Group Camping Area is at the festival, ask the informants at the camp to direct you.

*Camping is at one's own risk, the festival promoter accepts no responsibility in any case!



Important information about the regime in this area:

All vehicles are welcome to park in the Camping & Parking Zone, providing a convenient space for your stay during the event. However, for the safety and organization of the festival, we kindly ask that vehicles remain parked and not be moved around for daily trips. Should you wish to explore the beautiful city of Velenje and its surroundings with your own car, we have a designated Parking Only Zone available for your convenience. This way, you can make the most of your festival experience while also having the freedom to venture out and explore the charming sights nearby.


As in previous editions of the festival, MetalDays 2023 is running partially with the Cashless system. Food and Drink are paid exclusively with the Cashless system. Official Festival Merch, Official Band Merch, Payments at the Box Office and Payments at the Metal Market Boots, and Local Market can also be made with cash or credit card.
More info and FAQ:
Cashless system troubleshooting info.

If you have any problems with the cashless system, please come to the Box Office, and it will be sorted out.

Working Hours:

Sunday 30.07.2023 from 00:00 until Monday 31.07.2023 until 22:00 (24/7)

Tuesday 01.08.2023 until Friday 04.08.2023 from 10:00 until 22:00

Saturday 05.08.2023 from 08:00 until 12:00

For children up to 12 .years of age (12 .years olds included), the entrance is free. Please note, that children can only enter the festival grounds if accompanied by a parent or a legal guardian, who is in possession of a valid MetalDays Festival ticket. Children of all ages are very welcome at our festival, but please act as a responsible parent or legal guardian, and make sure that your children wear sound protection at all times, especially when being close to, or in front of any stages/areas where music is loud! Please also keep in mind that earplugs, the ones continuously used during the festival by adults, are not efficient and sufficient sound protection for those little fragile ears. The only sound protection that should be used is the real sound protectors (headphones). Wearing sound protection as written above is mandatory; so we have to remind you that anyone who attempts to disobey this very strict rule will be removed from the festival area with revoked access, without any further explanation.
Children's ear protection will be available for rent at the INFO POINT. 


Early Arrival is possible from Thursday, 27.07. 2023, from 10:00.
The Early Arrival fee is 10€/day. You can purchase it in advance at our online shop, or you can buy it at the Box Office. Please notice that during the early arrival the production works on the setting up of the festival will still be in progress.
Toilets and showers will be ready for use. Offer of food and drinks on via local vendors will be available. During Early Arrival, they operate on cash and credit cards only. 
Please understand, and we urge you not to come earlier than necessary because you will not be able to enter the camp before Thursday, 27.07. 2023, from 10:00.
We emphasize that you will have more than enough time to set up your tents and settle in before the concert.
IMPORTANT: Early arrival is possible only with a valid MetalDays 2022 Full festival ticket!
*Those who arrive early, and have already bought parking tickets for the full festival in our official shop, don't have to pay an additional parking fee for the duration of Early Arrival.

Please be advised that the use of fossil-fuelled generators is not allowed at the whole festival area. We encourage you to invest in solar generators. In this way, you help preserve nature.

Want to have your own electricity plugin at the festival? We've got you covered! In collaboration with Camp Velenje, we are excited to offer you the Electric Upgrade. By booking a spot in Camp Velenje, you can enjoy the convenience of having your own electricity supply during the festival. Beside electricity, you can enjoy all the advantages, such as indoor showers and toilets, proximity to the beach, restaurants and concert events. Attention: If you've already purchased a Parking Ticket for the festival, Camp Velenje will provide you with a discount equivalent to the amount you paid for your Parking Ticket. Discount will be deducted from your Camp Velenje booking. To claim your discount, simply send the confirmation of your Parking Ticket order to Camp Velenje when making your booking. Spaces in Camp Velenje are limited, so it's a first come, first serve basis. Don't miss out on this opportunity to enhance your MetalDays experience! Book your spot in Camp Velenje today and enjoy the convenience of your own electricity plugin at the festival.

The Festival Map is available here: Festival map.

Also this year, there will be official MetalDays merch shop with limited amount of MetalDays festival shirts and other MetalDays merchandise. Artist merchandise will be available at the official MetalDays merchandise stand.
The payment method: Coming Soon!
Opening times:
Sunday 30.07.2023 from 15.00 to 22.00
Monday 31.07 2023 to  Friday, 04.08..2023: from 15.00 to 02.00
Saturday, 05.08.2023 from 09.00 to 12.00

The First Aid Point is open 24 hours a day throughout the festival, starting Thursday 27.07.2023, from 10.00, till Saturday, 05.08.2023, to 12.00 (24/7). We would also like to inform you that our business partner MEDIGROS is offering preservation of medication (for visitors who need special medicine, and 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 get in touch via

It is allowed to bring own food and drinks to the camp area. Even if you don't bring your own food and drinks, you will be provided with a variety of good quality food and drinks in appropriate quantity and at reasonable pricing at a number of stands. For vegetarians and vegans, we provide a wide variety of vegetarian and vegan dishes, and there will also be some gluten-free food options available. Apart from that, we will have free drinking water, which will be provided all over the festival area.
At the camp area, you can use your own bottles to refill with free drinking water. However, you are not allowed to take any bottles or cups with you to the venue area. You have to buy water at the bars first, and then refill it at the water points at the venue area as often as you need. Please note that once you leave the venue, you will not be allowed to bring any bottles or cups inside the venue area if you want to return to the venue. 

In order to obtain your MetalDays wristband, it is mandatory to pay the Garbage Deposit, unless you are not staying in the MetalDays camp. As its name says, it is a deposit, which means that you will get the money back once you return full garbage bags to the garbage point.
The Garbage Deposit is €10 and is payable at the Box Office upon arrival. If you are staying in a hotel or an apartment, please take proof of your accommodation with you to the Box Office. If you are staying in a hotel or an apartment and you do not have proof of accommodation with you, you will be charged for the garbage deposit. However, you don’t need to worry, because you will have a whole week to verify that you are not staying at the festival camp. Upon verification, you’ll get your money back and you won’t need to return full garbage bags.

…explained in 5 easy steps:
Step 1. You will pay Garbage Deposit at the Box Office upon Arrival.
Step 2. You will receive two garbage bags to collect your garbage.
Step 3. Return your full garbage bags to one of the garbage points during the festival.
Step 4. Upon returning garbage bags to the garbage points, your garbage will be inspected by our personnel to make sure that proper waste separation was done. If that is the case, will receive your 10€ back.

- Monday, 31.07.2023 till Thursday, 03.08.2023, from 10.00 to 18.00
- Friday, 04.08.2023, from 10:00 till Saturday, 05.08.2023, to 12.00 (24/7)

Please try to keep the festival area and its surroundings clean! Use the garbage bins that will be placed throughout the festival area, separate your trash and note the markings on the bins for separation.



More info here:


Opening times:
Thursday, 27.07.2023 until Saturday, 29.07.2023: from 10:00 to 22:00
Sunday, 30.07.2023 until Friday 04.08.2023 from 07:00 to 22:00
Saturday, 05.08.2023 from 07:00 to 11:00
Hot (indoor) showers are payable. Fee for unlimited visiting, the duration of the festival is 10€. You can buy hot showers at the Info Point. 
Please be advised, that the shower centers have limited capacity and they operate on a first-come, first-serve basis. If the capacity of the shower center is full, you will have to either stay in line and wait for your turn, or you can simply use the cold showers.
For the positions of the hot showers use the festival map:

Wheelchair users, or other physically handicapped people who rely on support, can bring 1 escorting person to the festival area for free. For the location of the camping area intended for disabled visitors, see the festival map. Group camping is not allowed in that area. The maximum number of companions of a disabled visitor who can stay with him in that area is 2.
If there are more of you in a group, we advise you to camp in other parts of the festival camp. Handicapped accessible restrooms will be available. MetalDays does not provide a platform for handicapped people in front of any 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 requested upon your arrival!.

Camp Velenje, which is a part of MetalDays, is proud to provide accessible sanitary facilities specifically designed for disabled individuals. We want to ensure that everyone can enjoy the festival to the fullest. You can use this facilities regardless of having your tent pitched in the Camp Velenje, or at the other festival areas. If you require electric power due to your health condition, such as keeping devices powered, we highly recommend booking a place at Camp Velenje. By reserving a spot at Camp Velenje, you can have peace of mind knowing that your health needs will be met during your stay at MetalDays. Don't hesitate to secure your place and make the most of your festival experience. BOOKING:


Info point is located near Box Office. 
Opening times:
Thursday, 27.07.2023 until Saturday, 29.07.2023: from 12:00 to 18:00
Sunday, 30.07.2023 until Friday 04.08.2023 from 12:00 to 22:00
Saturday, 05.08.2023 from 09:00 to 12:00 


Please read this:


This year, MetalDays has teamed up with Mobile Lockers, so you can add a little extra luxury to your festival and camping experience by booking one of their (charging) lockers to store your belongings. Pre-book your locker now to make sure you don’t have to carry your backpack, extra clothes, spare sunglasses, and whatever else is on your list of festival must-haves.

All lockers are equipped with a USB outlet (2*USB A & 1* USB C) to charge your phone (or power bank) at the festival, you’ll need to bring your own charging cables as they are not provided.

The lockers will be placed near the Camp Velenje entrance, next to the ATM machine, and are accessible until the festival closes. You can easily share your lockers with your friends/company because you’ll have unlimited openings with a shareable digital “key”.

The following sizes are available:

Small locker (inside dimensions: 15x30x40cm):t his locker will fit 1 to 2 jackets/sweaters.

Including a USB socket to charge your phone (bring your own cable!) 

Medium locker (inside dimensions: 25x30x40cm): this locker will fit 3 to 4 jackets/sweaters or 1 backpack.

Including a USB socket to charge your phone (bring your own cable!)  

Reserve your locker up to 24 hours in advance by clicking this link:

After payment you’ll receive a confirmation e-mail, QR-mails will be sent 2 days prior to the festival with instructions on how to redeem your reservation. 

In addition, you can also rent a locker on-site (depending on availability) on one of their payment terminals. All major cards are accepted, no cash. Booking is possible per festival day, or for the entire period of the festival/camping.

Lost & Found is located at the info point, which is located near Box Office. 

Opening times: Thursday, 27.07.2023 until Saturday, 29.07.2023: from 12:00 to 18:00
Sunday, 30.07.2023 until Friday 04.08.2023 from 12:00 to 22:00
Saturday, 05.08.2023 from 09:00 to 12:00 

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 the Camp Velenje and the venue.



Parking ticket, for full festival is valid from Sunday, 30.07. 2023, from 00:00, until Saturday, 05.08.2023 until 12:00.
MetalDays Festival Parking tickets (full festival parking tickets) are available here:
All prices are for 1 vehicle.
Payment for parking is mandatory.
Please note that the parking sticker should be placed onto the INNER LEFT SIDE of your vehicle's windshield, where it is easily visible! You will receive a parking sticker together with your wristband at the festival box office upon arrival.
Parking and camping at the festival area are permitted only in designated places, so please follow the instructions of the parking security personnel.
More info here:
We will do our best to ensure enough space for all, regardless of your day of arrival. 


Campers, caravans, and cars with tents on the roof should report to the Box Office first.
Campers can only be parked in the designated area. To know where this zone is located, we advise you to look at the festival map.
MetalDays Festival Parking tickets (full festival parking tickets) are available here:

All prices are for 1 vehicle.
Payment for parking is mandatory.
Please note that the parking sticker should be placed onto the INNER LEFT SIDE of your vehicle's windshield, where it is easily visible! You will receive a parking sticker together with your wristband at the festival box office upon arrival.
To park in the camper designated area you DON't need to buy The Electric Plug Upgrade. It's only an option. 

More info here:
We will do our best to ensure enough space for all, regardless of your day of arrival. 


Visitors arriving by motorbike can park their motorbikes next to their tents.
Please take up as little space as possible.
MetalDays Festival Parking tickets (full festival parking tickets) are available here:

All prices are for 1 motorbike.

More info here:

Food and drinks can be paid with MetalDays Cashless only. 
Festival tickets, early arrival, parking, showers can be bought online, or at the festival, and can be paid with cash and/or cc. 
Metalmarket offer, can be paid with cash and/or cc only. 
Festival merch can be paid with also with cash and cc. Artist merch payment is with cash and cc only. 

Dogs and other animals are NOT permitted at the festival area (including the camping area)! Anyone who attempts to disobey this rigorous rule will be removed from the festival area with revoked access, without any further explanation.
Please behave responsibly regarding your animal companion and leave them at home (or in any other dog hotel or care, where they will be provided with the care they need).

Photographing is allowed for your personal use only. Surely, you do understand that due to contractual obligations, the use of professional photo equipment such as flashes, video cameras, and alike by our visitors, is NOT allowed in the festival area. Possession and use of such equipment without valid photo accreditation is subject to a fine or revoked access to the festival area.


For more info, please visit this link:

Those whose application was granted must personalise their accreditation and bring it to the festival entrance. Your e-ticket is personalised and your identity will be checked upon entry. You can pick up your accreditation at the Box Office (main festival entrance), from Sunday, 30.07. 10:00 onwards! Please be advised that you cannot enter the festival area before that time. 

Objects that are prohibited to bring in the festival area: glass, 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 and glass bottles to the Campsite, but not to the Stage Site!

We believe that our visitors are our friends and we also try to treat you all the same. But sometimes it could happen that some of our visitors are not behaving in a friendly manner - and we would like to know if something like that happens. Therefore, we encourage all our visitors to report anything unusual to our security staff or at the festival Info point.
We would like to make sure that all our visitors are safe at all times and feel welcome as well, and by reporting any kind of illegal activities you spot in 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.

Welcome to our Reusable Cup System – a sustainable and environmentally-friendly way to enjoy your time here!

Here's how it works:

  1. Your first cup is only €2.00, and it's a non-refundable, one-time payment. Now, your cup belongs to you. To not be charged again for a new cup, make sure you don't lose your cup. This helps us promote sustainability and reduce waste.

  2. Whenever you finish your drink, don't worry about the used cup. You can easily exchange it for a fresh, clean cup, absolutely free, with every new drink order.

  3. We've made it super convenient for you! You can exchange your used cups for a chip at any of our bars. This way, you won't have to carry empty cups around.

  4. Just bring your chip to the bar personnel when you're ready for your next drink, and they'll happily give you a new cup, free of charge!

  5. Our MetalDays branded cups are not only reusable but also make fantastic souvenirs or presents.

If you decide not to take them home, you can generously donate them to the Pikin Festival – a traditional Velenje festival for children. You can donate your cups or chips, by simply leaving them at the festival Info Point.By donating your cups, you'll be supporting Festival Velenje and helping make the Pikin Festival even more enjoyable for the little ones.

For more information and details about this heartwarming initiative, visit:

Thank you for being a part of our eco-conscious efforts and making a positive impact on our environment! 

Every visitor participates in the festival at his/her own risk. Also, every visitor is obliged to take action for the warranty of his/her own safety. The visitors are also responsible for their own property that they bring along to the festival. The promoter, One Happy Turtle d.o.o. is not liable for any lost or damaged property whatsoever! One Happy Turtle d.o.o. is also not liable for violations of Slovenian law, thievery, injuries, or damages by third parties that happen during the course of the festival. Please read festival Terms & Conditions carefully.

The running order is available here:


Please keep the toilet and shower facilities clean so that other people can use them conveniently after you! In the camping area, of course, toilets and showers will also be available in the camping area.
Indoor sanitary facilities can be used only against payment. There is a flat fee of 10€ for the duration of the festival, and it can be purchased at the Info Point. 


The instructions of the security personnel are NOT to be followed voluntarily but obligatory! Please, avoid senseless annoying actions so that everybody can feel comfortable! There is also one representative of our Security crew at the festival info point, who 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 pay them a compliment, feel free to stop by. They will be happy to help or listen to what you have to say.

If you are a female traveling alone and want to meet and hang out with other female visitors that travel alone, this camp area may be suitable for you. The area is a part of the Camp Velenje, and it is well secured. We believe that the spot is perfect for those who may not feel comfortable wandering alone to some remote part of the camp area. Please, be aware that we not offer any "special" or additional program to the camp participants.


The official festival shop for MetalDays is Hofer, and it is situated between the festival and near the box office.

More info here:


The Festival promoter cooperates with 3rd party shuttle service provider, which offers shuttle services from nearby airports and other destinations to the festival area. You can find more details in the travel section of our page.



Due to possible flight cancellations, and delays changes in stage time and running order are very possible, and will very likely happen.
MetalDays and all the bands performing at the 2023 edition are working hard to ensure that such changes or band cancellations do not occur.

More info here:

Even though there's a
 professional lifeguard available at the main festival beach area, swimming and other sports activities are undertaken at your own risk! 

You can buy your tickets for the MetalDays festival here:
Promoter does not take responsibility for tickets bought outside of the official online shop. 


Tickets can be transferred, but they must be personalized. Contact to change the name on the ticket. We may take a while to respond due to increased communication, but don't worry, each request will be processed before the festival begins. If you've purchased tickets from a friend, or TicketSwap resale platform, and need to change the name on them, no worries! You still have time to do so until this Sunday, 23.7. at midnight (23:59:59 CET). If you're still looking for tickets, or will need tickets after this deadline, don’t fret! Our official festival shop is the place to go. There, you can personalize all your (after cutoff time) purchased tickets hassle-free. Official shop:
After deadline, you are still able to buy ticket from your friend. Your friend has to list it at official re-sale platform, and you can purchase it there. Name change will happen automatically with your order. 
Re-sale platform:
Name-change deadline for the tickets bought at official MetalDays online shop is 23:59:59.

TICKETS PERSONALIZATION All tickets for MetalDays 2023 festival are personalized, and we'll be checking IDs upon entry. To ensure a smooth entry, make sure the ticket name matches yours. We wouldn't want anything to hold you back from having an amazing time at the festival!

Our ticket re-sale platform provides a trusted environment for sellers to connect with potential buyers. Whether you have a change in plans, an unavoidable conflict, or any other reason that keeps you from attending MetalDays, this platform ensures that your ticket finds a deserving owner. By using our secure platform, you can safely transfer your ticket to someone who will truly appreciate the festival.

We offer indoor toilettes within the festival grounds for a nominal fee of 10€ for the entire duration of the festival. This fee also covers access to our Hot Showers, so you can enjoy the benefits of both amenities with a single payment. To purchase this pass, simply visit our Info Point.

The locations of our indoor toilettes are as follows:

  • Sanitary Center 1 and 2 in Camp Velenje

  • Sanitary Center 3 behind the Box Office

  • Restaurant Camp Velenje

  • Wunder Bar at the beach, next to the Beach Stage

For those seeking a more economical option, we also provide free-of-charge plastic toilettes and urinals throughout the festival grounds.

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