Brutal Assault Festival is held every August in Jaromer, Czech Republic and has been running since 1996.  It features international Rock Bands through to Extreme Metal Bands.

Brutal Assault Festival Dates

Brutal Assault Festival will be held from Wednesday August 7th  – Saturday August 10th 2019.

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Brutal Assault Festival Location

The Brutal Assault Festival address is:  Okružní 313, Josefov, 551 02 Jaroměř, Czechia. It is actually held at an 18th Century army fortress known as Fortress Josefov. The site is 1km from Jaromer City where there are plenty of places to buy food and drink.

Brutal Assault Festival Location Map

Brutal Assault Attendance Capacity

The daily attendance at Brutal Assault has risen to 15,000 and this appears to be the current limit.

Brutal Assault Tickets

Standard 4 day festival ticket: These cover arena entry for all 4 days and cost €90. There is a presale which enables you to buy tickets slightly cheaper if purchased prior to a specific date.

There is also a service whereby wristbands are sent posted in advance rather than handed out at the entrance.

Day Tickets: These are only sold if the weekend tickets have not sold too well. In 2018 day tickets were not made available.

Brutal Assault Stages and Line Up

There are 5 stages at Brutal Assault. K.A.L Stage, Oriental Stage, metalgate Stage, Metalshop Stage and Jagermeister Stage. The two main stages are side by side and the bands on these stage alternate. One of the smaller stages is under cover.

Around 130 bands will play across the stages during the festival. The last bands usually finish around 03:00 each morning.

2019 line-up includes Parkway Drive, Soilwork, Rotting Christ , Emperor, Aborted, Anthrax, Ensiferum and Meshuggah.

Tip!  There will be band clashes across the stages. Use Clashfinder to help plan your itinerary. Note that the Clashfinder initially is just a guide and will only become accurate once official stage times have been announced. 

Camping and Accommodation at Brutal Assault Festival

Camping: There is a VIP campsite at the festival that is divided into sections. An alternative is to camp in the forest between Jaromer City and the festival which many people do. This forest has plenty of shelter via the trees.

Tip! If camping here, be wary of thieves and do not leave any valuables in your tent. Use the lockers at the festival site.  

Tip! If you plan to do some cooking, you will unlikely be allowed stoves with flames and gas cannisters. Use a Solid Fuel Stove instead.

Tip! A Camping Chair is recommended when camping so you have somewhere to sit in the mornings and evenings before/after the bands and is essential if the ground is wet.

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Travelling to Brutal Assault

Travelling by Car: If you want to travel by car, you will need to pre-book a car park pass which costs around €18. The car park is guarded.  There are restrictions on when you can arrive and park your car so be sure to check these.

Travelling by Train: This is very much one of the best options. The festival location is near Jaromer which is 140km from Prague and there are direct trains between these locations.

Tip!  Travelling by train from the festival back to Prague can prove a challenge as the trains get very crowded. Consider leaving outside the peak time when everyone else will be leaving.

You will still need to get from Jaromer to the festival site which is around 2km. You can walk or the other alternative is a taxi.

Travel Packages: A number of operators across Europe provide Travel Packages to Brutal Assault which include a festival ticket along with camping, hotel and transport options. See the Metal Festival Travel Packages page for more information.

Local Hotels, Guest Houses and B&B’s to Brutal Assault Festival

There are hotels at Jaromer however these tend to get booked quite quickly each year. There are also hotels further out where you will find more options.

You can find a selection of accomodation options near to Brutal Assualt, Jaromer City on the interactive map below if you zoom in.


Brutal Assault festival operate a cashless system whereby you charge up a token on your wristband using various cash charging machines in the arena.

Food & Drink at Brutal Assault

All food and drink can be purchased using the cashless system

Food: There are plenty of outlets to buy food at Brutal Assault Festival. These range from burgers, noodles, hot dogs, fries and many more options including vegan and vegetarian and Czech food. Much of the food is very high quality and prices are very reasonable.

Beer: There are plenty of bars in the arena to buy beer.  Prices are very cheap and similar to the prices in local outlets prior to entering the arena.

Food & Alcohol are not to be taken into main arena

What to Bring to Brutal Assault Festival

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Brutal Assault Festival Merchandise

Brutal Assault has merchandise stalls for official merchandise and also a Metal Market full of stalls belonging to various traders.

Weather Conditions

The weather can be very unpredictable. It can be very hot one year and freezing the next. There is not too much shelter at the festival so be prepared for whatever weather conditions are expected.

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