At the Wörthersee stadium in Klagenfurt: Rammstein concert: now there is a festival atmosphere

In the south of Austria you can expect two Rammstein concerts on Wednesday and Thursday. And the double concert in Klagenfurt does not skimp on superlatives: the 36-meter stage even towers over the Wörthersee stadium. Vocalist Till Lindemann and his men play on a 210-ton stage.

3:10 PM: The tension rises

More and more people are lining up to see “the best team in the world”. Helicopters circulate over the stadium. However, the heat is over for now: it has been raining recently.

14.50: Fans arrive from all over the Alps-Adriatic Sea

They come from afar (Bavarian Forest and South Tyrol) and close (Graz): Tobias and André from Graz and Lannach came without any problems. “Now we’re going to look at the location and we want to meet the people,” they both say. Of course, without it, a trade booth is a must. They also line up at 5:00 PM when the gates open for the great Rammstein spectacle.

Tobias and René are from Styria
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14:47: This is what the scene looks like

At 36 meters high, it protrudes above the roof of the stadium, and weighing 210 tons is not light – the Rammstein stage delivers what Rammstein promises: a great spectacle. And this is what it looks like:

This is the scene in Klagenfurt

This is the scene in Klagenfurt
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14.40: The festival mood grows

The fans made themselves at home in front of the stadium. And there is already a festival atmosphere. South Tyrol’s David Dillewanger, Alex Engl and Lukas Aukenthaler left early and secured a parking space in front of the stadium. Right next to two fans from the Bavarian Forest: Erik Paukner and Noah Schleicher unpack their speakers and play Rammstein songs. They will be joined by Paul Thelemann and Gina Kuprat from Germany. The mood is getting better – the weather is still holding up.

People meet: festival atmosphere in front of the stadium

People meet: festival atmosphere in front of the stadium
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2:00 PM: “Let’s stand in line”

Considered agreed to queue early – the door doesn’t open until 5pm but Lea Hoffmann, Hannah Hofmann (not related) and Victoria Dienstl want to go as far forward as possible: “Fix” let’s say and look forward to a great concert. Three friends came from Lower Austria to experience the Rammstein in Klagenfurt. No road is too far for the fans. . . and the queue in front of the stand (which is also still closed) is not a problem.

Lea Hoffmann, Victoria Dienstl and Hannah Hofmann are already lining up

Lea Hoffmann, Victoria Dienstl and Hannah Hofmann are already lining up
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1:35 PM: I’ve just arrived

Margit Weidenauer is 53 years old and works at a bank in Vienna: “Rammstein is my favorite band and I have been a fan of it since the album Mother, which is about 20 years.” The 53-year-old has just arrived at her accommodation in Krumpendorf and is looking forward to the concert: “I had the only ticket to Klagenfurt in May 2020 and the ticket remains valid because the concert has been postponed. When it turned out that if there was an additional concert, I immediately bought a ticket for it. I will be at the head of both concerts in the fire zone. “

Margit Weidenauer has been to many Rammstein concerts and visits both in Klagenfurt

Margit Weidenauer has been to many Rammstein concerts and visits both in Klagenfurt
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1.30pm: The first lines are formed

It’s lunchtime in Klagenfurt and temperatures are around 25 degrees Celsius. And things are moving slowly: more and more fans appear in front of the stadium and the first lines are forming. The first fans are already standing in front of the booth, which is still closed: Johanna and Marten from Tirol want to buy a T-shirt before they enter the fight. “Finally the tickets” rejoice the two Tyroleans who take part in their first Rammstein concert. They’ve always been fans, but tickets are hard to come by.

Johanna and Marten from Tirol are already lining up in front of the sales stand

Johanna and Marten from Tirol are already lining up in front of the sales stand
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12:55 PM: Rammstein about everything

The first fans from Austria also come to the stadium: Andrea and Nadine from Linz (mother and daughter) are prepared for Rammstein from head to toe (shoes to earrings).

Mother and daughter attend the concert

Mother and daughter attend the concert
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12.30: This is the opening act of Duo Jatekok

Two musicians Naïri Badal and Adélaïde Panaget formed “Duo Jatekok” in 2007 and perform in Klagenfurt as support for Rammstein. “Jatekok” comes from Hungarian and means “game”. Both ladies also show a lot of fun when they sit at the piano. The French piano duo sounds like this:

12.20pm: German fans go wild around the stadium

Martin, Wolfgang and Matthias from Lower Bavaria made themselves at home in front of the stadium: campers, white sausages and wheat beer are just some of the Rammstein lovers. They set up their camping table within walking distance of the stadium. Anton and Nico also come from Germany, from Passau, where not only Hacklberger beer is available, but also many fans of German heavyweight metal. Two friends combine a visit to Carinthia with a detour to a GTI meeting. You can see that they are both real fans: they were already at a concert in Prague.

Prost: Three friends from Lower Bavaria have made themselves at home

Prost: Three friends from Lower Bavaria have made themselves at home
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Anton and Nico from Passau: The Rammstein and GTI meetings are on their summer vacation list

Anton and Nico from Passau: The Rammstein and GTI meetings are on their summer vacation list
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12:00: Start of sales

No show without gadgets: not even in Rammstein. The shops are still downstairs, but there will be promotional items available for purchase by 5:00 PM at the latest when admission starts. Rammstein to take away.

Rammstein is also available to take home - trade booth

Rammstein is also available to take home – trade booth
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11:51: Real fans get up early

The first fans are already appearing around the stadium in Klagenfurt. And some of them come from far away: Melanie Klinger and Andreas Brand from Germany consider Klagenfurt to be ideal for combining holidays and concerts. Hugo and Andreas Kranzlbinder traveled from Rosenheim in Bavaria to Klagenfurt at 5:30 am. And what a luck: while using public transport is recommended, they both found a parking space not far from the stadium. Check in was hassle free. There was enough time to visit the Pyramidenkogel and look at Lake Wörthersee. After the concert, we return to Rosenheim.

Melanie Klinger and Andreas Brand from Germany combine holidays and concerts

Melanie Klinger and Andreas Brand from Germany combine holidays and concerts
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Real fans get up early: both Germans started at 5.30am, now they're here

Real fans get up early: both Germans started at 5.30am, now they’re here
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10.45:

The last construction works are underway. Workers buzz around the stage like bees. The Arcadia Live event agency, which records both concerts, posted a short video on Instagram.

10:00: Charge the batteries at the lake

While fans are looking for the best way to get there, Rammstein rockers are recharging their batteries in Carinthian lakes ahead of their concert in Klagenfurt, they posted on Instagram. “Klagenfurt see you today” writes till_lindemann_official.

9.30 am: Preparation for the rush

Stands with food and merchandising are also relaxed. “As it is not possible to enter the stadium before 5:00 pm, we do not expect an influx of fans before 3:00 pm,” explains the restaurateur.

8am: Crew on Corona Test

Fans who camped outside Wörthersee since the morning – Bon Jovi, Ed Sheeran and of course Robbie Williams were there. Rammstein listeners are obviously more relaxed. The only people waiting outside the stadium on Wednesday at 8 am were members of the local team. First, they had to undergo a corona discharge test so that they could get any closer to the scene at all.

Till Lindemann rocks Klagenfurt, Rammstein, Carinthia, Stadion Wörthersee, concert

At around 8am, there were only crew members on site at the Wörthersee Stadium. Rammstein fans have yet to be seen
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12:00: Strange lights

The performance caused a stir on Wednesday evening. In and around Klagenfurt, many residents have wondered where the light beam in the sky is coming from, as reported by “Klagenfurt Elite” on Instagram. Of course, no alien has ever landed in Klagenfurt as some (jokingly) suspected, but the Rammstein concert light test could even be seen in Ebenthal.

Till Lindemann rocks Klagenfurt, Rammstein, Carinthia, Stadion Wörthersee, concert

Have the aliens landed? The light test for Rammstein could even be seen in Ebenthal
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Till Lindemann rocks Klagenfurt, Rammstein, Carinthia, Stadion Wörthersee, concert, light rehearsal

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The biggest scene in Austria

In two days, it is expected that up to 70,000 people – 2,000 people helped kick-start the concert. Modesty was yesterday, now the biggest stage in Austria is ready – and the concert will consume as much electricity as a small town with 10,000 inhabitants.

Admission to the double concert hosted by Arcadia, Live Blood and Rock The Nation begins on both days at 5:00 PM. One can only hope that the weather continues: at the start of the tour in Leipzig last week the band had to interrupt their concert due to a storm. There may also be a storm in Klagenfurt in the afternoon.

The Jatekok duo will warm up the atmosphere from 7 p.m. – before Rammstein takes the stage with his new album.

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