Nova Rock finally kicks off after rain chaos


It wasn’t until 4:21 p.m., three hours later than planned, that Kenny Hoopla started.

Burgenland. “A black party” – the cult line of text by the Austropop heroes Seiler & Speer expected for Saturday as a symbol for the first hours at the Nova Rock Festival in Nickelsdorf: on Wednesday there was already a warning from festival boss Ewald Tatar (“Please come later! “) the total chaos on arrival with mega traffic jams (“I’ve been sitting in the car for 12 hours. I finally want a beer”, so not just an annoyed visitor) and stuck trailers. The heavy rain has turned the Pannonia Fields into a single slick. Access to the caravan sites became a test of patience.

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Nova Rock finally kicks off after rain chaos

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Nova Rock finally kicks off after rain chaos

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Nova Rock finally kicks off after rain chaos

On Thursday night it got even worse: the toilet facilities were closed (!), but loud EDM music rang out from the new Thunderdome until 4 a.m. Even at the expensive “Silent Camping” sleeping was impossible. “I’ve got a headache before the festival even started” or “Turn that shit off” raged the fans on Facebook. 225,000 (new visitor record) want to celebrate the country’s largest festival and corona freedom with over 80 top acts such as Muse, Placebo or the cool ESC winners Måneskin by Sunday. So far it’s more of a mud fight (ankle-deep mud) and total chaos – like it was at Woodstock.

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Nova Rock finally kicks off after rain chaos

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Nova Rock finally kicks off after rain chaos

Nova Rock finally kicks off after rain chaos

On Thursday, because of the “rain of the century” (O-Ton Tatar), admission even had to be pushed back two hours, which meant that some bands had to be cancelled. including the Blues Pills. The Öamtc was also in constant use – hundreds of cars were pulled out of the completely sodden meadows.

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Nova Rock finally kicks off after rain chaos

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Nova Rock

The festival started with Kenny Hoopla.

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Nova Rock finally kicks off after rain chaos

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Nova Rock finally kicks off after rain chaos

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Nova Rock finally kicks off after rain chaos

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Nova Rock finally kicks off after rain chaos

“8 out of 10 festivals would have canceled in such a situation, but I really wanted to go through with it. First and foremost for the many visitors” explains Tatar on oe24.TV the fight against time and the storm. It wasn’t until 4:21 p.m., three hours later than planned, that Kenny Hoopla started. But the Red Stage was still unplayable.



Source-www.oe24.at