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Old School Death Metal

Your Death Metal Festival at Junkyard Dortmund

Event Date & Time

2nd & 3rd August 2024
@Doors open at 13:00

Event Location

Junkyard - Schlägelstraße 57
44145 Dortmund, Germany

Death Metal Festival at Junkyard - Dortmund

The Dortmund Deathfest is a festival founded by Mike Heinemann and Lukas Swiaczny. On two stages (an outdoor stage with a capacity of 1500 visitors and an indoor stage with a capacity of 500 visitors) we give death metal, thrash metal, grindcore and deathcore bands from all over the world the opportunity to bring their art to the german audience. The Dortmund Deathfest also supports smaller and local bands and offers them a stage.

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Headliner 2024

The Black Dahlia Murder

Melodic Death Metal from USA


Old School Death Grind from USA
Our Friday headliner will be „The Black Dahlia Murder“ from USA. The Black Dahlia Murder, an American death metal band formed in 2001 in Michigan, is renowned for blending melodic and traditional death metal elements. Named after the 1947 Black Dahlia murder case, they gained fame with their 2003 debut album „Unhallowed.“ Known for fast riffs, aggressive vocals, and intricate drumming, their music often explores themes of horror and the supernatural, cementing their status in the metal scene.

Our Saturday headliner will be „Terrorizer“ from USA. Terrorizer, a pioneering American death metal band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 1986, is revered for fusing death metal with grindcore elements. Known for their influential debut album „World Downfall“ (1989), they are acclaimed for their fast-paced, intensely aggressive musical style and socio-political lyrics. Despite a brief initial run and hiatus, Terrorizer’s impact on the extreme metal scene remains profound, inspiring numerous bands in the genre.


Full Line-Up 2024

THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER (from USA) | TERRORIZER (from USA) | VADER (from Poland with special „Black to the Blind“ set) | MISERY INDEX (from USA) | SUFFOCATION (from USA) | MEMORIAM (from UK) | MASSACRE (from USA) | INCANTATION (from USA) | BLOOD RED THRONE (from Norway) | SKELETAL REMAINS (from USA) | NECROT (from USA) | SINISTER (from The Netherlands) | RECTAL SMEGMA (from The Netherlands) | NECROTTED (from Germany) | BRUTAL SPHINCTER (from Belgium) | GUTRECTOMY (from Germany) | JAPANISCHE KAMPFHÖRSPIELE (from Germany) | HURAKAN (from France) | EMBRACE YOUR PUNISHMENT (from France) | CUMBEAST (from Finland) | SALPTURE (from Germany) | FRACTURED INSANITY (from Belgium) | VOICE OF RUIN (from Switzerland) | WRETCHED FATE (from Sweden) | RECKLESS MANSLAUGHTER (from Germany) | ORAPHALIS (from Germany)

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Grab your pass to the ultimate metal fest! Dortmund Deathfest tickets are available for €89, plus presale fees. Be part of an electrifying crowd, enjoy legendary bands, and immerse yourself in our unique ‚Mad Max‘ junkyard venue. Secure your ticket now for an unforgettable metal experience!


Get ready for an epic lineup at Dortmund Deathfest! Featuring The Black Dahlia Murder, Terrorizer, Vader, and Misery Index. Following the footsteps of past legends like Kataklysm and Deicide, this year’s headliners are set to deliver a thrilling show. Prepare for a raw, powerful, and unforgettable musical journey!


Celebrate your Deathfest spirit with exclusive merchandise! Our range includes limited-edition t-shirts, accessories, and more. Available on-site and online, these items are perfect for remembering the festival’s intense energy. Showcase your love for metal with our specially designed, high-quality merchandise!


Make your festival experience smooth with convenient parking and accommodation options. Ample parking is available on-site, ensuring easy access to the festival. Nearby hotels cater to all preferences, from budget-friendly to luxury, providing a comfortable stay. Enjoy hassle-free logistics and focus on the music!

Tickets & Entry

The online presale will end on 01 August 2024. As we are limited to 1500 tickets per day, it may happen that we will be sold out. Please keep an eye on our social media channels and our website for announcements.

You can get your Tickets in advance:


  • Weekend Ticket available in Presale for 99 Euro plus Presale Fee
  • Friday Ticket available in Presale for 55 Euro plus Presale Fee
  • Saturday Ticket available in Presale for 60 Euro plus Presale Fee

Tickets at the box office:

  • 2 day ticket: 120 Euro
  • Friday Ticket: 65 Euro
  • Saturday ticket: 75 Euro

After you have redeemed your ticket, you will receive an admission wristband and can enter or leave the Junkyard with it at any time. Please note that the bags will be checked every time you enter the festival location.

Rules & Safety

Your safety and enjoyment are our top priorities at Dortmund Deathfest. To ensure everyone has an unforgettable yet secure experience, we’ve established a set of rules and safety guidelines. These are designed to create a respectful, enjoyable, and safe environment for all attendees, artists, and staff. We kindly ask all festival-goers to adhere to these guidelines, as they are crucial for maintaining the festival’s integrity and the well-being of our community.

  • Animals(!), weapons, pyrotechnic items and glassware are strictly prohibited to bring inside the venue.
  • As every year, we will carry out controls at the entrance of the festival. Serious violations of the rules can lead to a ban from the festival.
  • No own food and drinks brought to the festival area from outside (exceptions are water, cereal bars and similar)
  • Political acting and the display of political excesses. T-shirts with national socialist and NSBM motives are forbidden at our festival! The ban applies to the entire festival area. The Dortmund Deathfest is politicless and we ask to consider this for all sides of the political display.
  • Barbecues and any kind of fire are prohibite

Food & Beverages

Fuel your festival experience at Dortmund Deathfest with our diverse food and beverage options! We have one food truck on the festival grounds offering a variety of delicious meals to keep your energy high. Another food truck is conveniently situated in front of the venue for quick and tasty bites.

For drinks, make your way to the bar at Junkyard Dortmund, our uniquely themed venue. The bar boasts a wide selection of beverages to suit all preferences. Enjoy a range of beers, soft drinks, and hard alcohol options. Whether you’re in the mood for a refreshing beer while enjoying the bands or a non-alcoholic drink to stay energized, we have it all.

Indulge in great food and drinks amidst the electrifying atmosphere of the festival!

Kids & Restricted People

Children and juveniles (up to 16) without legal guardian are not admitted to concert or dance events by german law (JuSchG. §9).

Juveniles (16 and older) without legal guardian have access to events mentioned above until midnight. If you got an accompanying person with you, than you are allowed to stay at the festival area as long as follows: up to 16 until midnight / 16 and older until your legal guardian vetoes.

Service of alcohol to children and juveniles is subject to german law (JuSchG. § 9). Children and juveniles under 14 accompanied by a legal guardian are admitted free of charge. I.e. you have to pay if you are 14 and older.

Disabled People who need an accompanying person just need to buy one ticket. The accompanying person is free of charge.


We understand that convenient parking is essential for an enjoyable festival experience. At Dortmund Deathfest, we offer two main parking options to accommodate our attendees.

  1. Venue Parking: Behind Junkyard Dortmund, our festival venue, there is a designated parking area. This spot is ideal for those who want quick access to the festival grounds. It’s a great option if you’re looking to park your vehicle close to where all the action is.
  2. Street Parking: For those who might find the venue parking full or prefer a different option, there is ample street parking available in front of the shops near the venue. This option offers the flexibility to explore nearby areas before entering the festival.

We encourage festival-goers to arrive early to secure a spot, as parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please be mindful of local traffic regulations and respect the neighborhood when choosing street parking.

Enjoy the convenience of our parking facilities and focus on the fun and music at Dortmund Deathfest!


For those attending Dortmund Deathfest, arranging your accommodation is essential to ensure a comfortable stay during the festival. While we do not provide direct accommodation services, there are plenty of options available in and around Dortmund to suit various preferences and budgets.

You can choose from a range of hotels, hostels, Airbnbs, and apartments to find the perfect place to rest and recharge after a day full of metal and excitement. To assist you in finding suitable accommodation, here are some websites where you can start your search:

  • Hotels and Hostels: Websites like,, and Hostelworld offer a variety of hotels and hostels with options to suit different budgets and preferences.
  • Airbnb: For a more homely or unique stay, check out Airbnb for local apartments, houses, and rooms for rent.
  • Local Apartment Rentals: Websites like HomeAway or VRBO can also provide great options for those looking for apartments or entire homes.

We recommend booking your accommodation well in advance, as the festival dates tend to attract a significant number of visitors to the area. Ensure your stay in Dortmund is as memorable as the festival itself by securing your accommodation early!

Pictures & Videos

At Dortmund Deathfest, we capture the excitement and energy of our festival through videos and photography. With three professional photographers on-site, we document the unforgettable moments and live performances throughout the event. These images and footage help us share and celebrate the incredible atmosphere of the festival with the wider metal community.

Please be aware that by entering the festival area, you consent to potentially being included in photos or videos. We understand and respect your privacy, so if you prefer not to be photographed or filmed, we’re here to accommodate your wishes. In this case, please feel free to approach and inform any of our photographers directly. They are easily identifiable and will be respectful of your request.

We strive to create a comfortable environment for all our attendees while capturing the essence of Dortmund Deathfest. Your cooperation and understanding help us achieve this balance, ensuring that everyone can enjoy the festival to the fullest.

Clean Festival

At Dortmund Deathfest, we are committed to maintaining a clean and enjoyable environment for everyone. We kindly ask all our festival-goers to help us in this effort by being mindful of their trash.

You’ll find numerous trash bins scattered throughout the festival grounds, including near the stages, food and beverage areas, and other key spots. These bins are there for your convenience and to help keep our unique venue, Junkyard Dortmund, as pristine as when we started.

We encourage everyone to play their part in keeping the area clean. Please dispose of your trash responsibly in the provided bins. This not only helps maintain the cleanliness of the venue but also ensures a more pleasant and safe experience for all attendees. Please don’t use confetti and other small parts because they will get into the sewerage system.

Together, we can keep Dortmund Deathfest a clean, safe, and enjoyable place for all the metal fans gathered here. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated, and it goes a long way in making the festival a success!

How to find us

Dortmund Deathfest is accessible by various modes of transport. Here’s how you can reach us:

  • By Train: If you’re arriving at Dortmund Hauptbahnhof, the main train station, take the local train (S-Bahn) lines S1, S2, or S5 to Dortmund-Möllerbrücke. From there, Junkyard Dortmund is just a short walk away.
  • By Car: Driving to the festival? Set your GPS to Junkyard Dortmund. We have parking behind the venue and street parking near the shops. Arrive early to secure your spot. Address: Junkyard Dortmund, Schlägelstraße 57, 44145 Dortmund, Germany
  • By Bus: Several bus lines serve the area around Junkyard Dortmund. You can take bus lines 456, 457, or 465 and alight at the stop ‚Dortmund Junkyard‘, which is conveniently close to the festival site.
  • By Plane: The nearest airport is Dortmund Airport. If you’re flying in from further away, consider Düsseldorf Airport or Cologne Bonn Airport. From these airports, take a train or bus to Dortmund Hauptbahnhof and then follow the train or bus directions to Junkyard Dortmund.

Remember, public transportation can get busy during festival times, so plan to leave some extra time for your travel. We look forward to seeing you at Dortmund Deathfest!

Running Order

Line-Up 2024


THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER (from USA) | TERRORIZER (from USA) | VADER (from Poland with special „Black to the Blind“ set) | MISERY INDEX (from USA) | SUFFOCATION (from USA) | MEMORIAM (from UK) | MASSACRE (from USA) | INCANTATION (from USA) | BLOOD RED THRONE (from Norway) | SKELETAL REMAINS (from USA) | NECROT (from USA) | SINISTER (from The Netherlands) | RECTAL SMEGMA (from The Netherlands) | NECROTTED (from Germany) | BRUTAL SPHINCTER (from Belgium) | GUTRECTOMY (from Germany) | JAPANISCHE KAMPFHÖRSPIELE (from Germany) | HURAKAN (from France) | EMBRACE YOUR PUNISHMENT (from France) | CUMBEAST (from Finland) | SALPTURE (from Germany) | FRACTURED INSANITY (from Belgium) | VOICE OF RUIN (from Switzerland) | WRETCHED FATE (from Sweden) | RECKLESS MANSLAUGHTER (from Germany) | ORAPHALIS (from Germany)

Friday Outdoor Stage:
19:30 – 20:20 – MISERY INDEX
18:15 – 19:00 – INCANTATION
17:00 – 17:45 – MASSACRE
15:45 – 16:30 – BLOOD RED THRONE
14:30 – 15:15 – SKELETAL REMAINS

Friday Indoor Stage:
22:00 – 22:45 – RECTAL SMEGMA
20:20 – 21:00 – SINISTER
19:00 – 19:30 – NECROTTED
15:15 – 15:45 – WRETCHED FATE

Doors open at: 13:00

Saturday Outdoor Stage:
21:00 – 22:00 – TERRORIZER
19:30 – 20:20 – VADER
18:15 – 19:00 – SUFFOCATION
17:00 – 17:45 – MEMORIAM
15:45 – 16:30 – NECROT
14:30 – 15:15 – SCALPTURE

Saturday Indoor Stage:
22:00 – 22:45 – BRUTAL SPHINCTER
20:20 – 21:00 – GUTRECTOMY
19:00 – 19:30 – HURAKAN
17:45 – 18:15 – CUMBEAST
16:30 – 17:00 – FRACTURED INSANITY
15:15 – 15:45 – VOICE OF RUIN
14:00 – 14:30 – ORPHALIS

Doors open at: 13:00

Weekend Tickets and Day Tickets available now

Our normal Weekend and Day Tickets are now available. Get your ticket soon because we are limited to only 1500 Tickets in total.

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Get ready for Dortmund Deathfest with our ticket lineup! All Ticket Options now available. Whether it’s just one day of metal mayhem or the entire weekend, we’ve got you covered!



Friday Day Tickets

Kick off the weekend in metal style with our Friday-only tickets – your gateway to an explosive start at Dortmund Deathfest, featuring an incredible lineup you won’t want to miss!



Double the metal, double the fun! Grab our 2-Day tickets and enjoy the full Dortmund Deathfest experience, ensuring you don’t miss a single riff, beat, or epic performance!


Saturday Day Tickets

Experience the climax of Dortmund Deathfest with our Saturday tickets – a day packed with legendary performances and unforgettable moments, perfect for any metal enthusiast!


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About Dortmund Deathfest

Founded in 2023 by Mike Heinemann (Decibel Touring) and Lukas Swiaczny (DF-Booking), Dortmund Deathfest is a dynamic celebration of metal music. Set in a ‚Mad Max‘ style venue, the Junkyard, in Dortmund, the bands perform on an Outdoor and an Indoor Stage. Dortmund Deathfest is offering a lineup of legendary bands and emerging talents. Experience the power of The Black Dahlia Murder, Terrorizer, Vader, and Misery Index in a unique setting. More than a concert, it’s a gathering of death metal enthusiasts from around the globe, featuring local collaborations, merchandise, and a vibrant atmosphere.
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