About festival

Metalfest in Pilsen is has become a highly respected metal tradition. The fans came to favour the festival not only for its great musical dramaturgy of many genres of metal but also for its unique natural environment in which it takes place. The beautiful amphitheatre in Lochotín, where you can see from any place beautifully on the podium, surrounded by a park and meadows, adjacent to the Pilsen ZOO, all just a short walk from the centre of the West Bohemian metropolis of Pilsen. Three days full of the best metal music and fun, that's Metalfest!


venue: Lochotin Amphitheater, Pod Vinicemi 9, Pilsen [49.759526, 13.361107]


  1. No money refund is possible once the ticket is paid, it is not possible to exchange the ticket on site. Only three-day passes are available.
  2. Organizers take no responsibility for any health / personal belongings damages caused during the festival.
  3. The only method of payment in the festival area will be the cashless system, through a festival bracelet with a chip. By using a cashless chip on your bracelet, you agree to the General Terms and Conditions listed at www.metalfest.cz Recharge your chips. Refund of unused credit is possible after the end of the festival. The condition of the refund is the registration of the chip. The exception is the sale of tickets at the box office, which will only be paid in cash.
  4. Children older than 3 need their own ticket. Children under 12 years of age are allowed into the area only when accompanied by an adult.
  5. It is strictly forbidden to bring drinks, plastic bottles, glass bottles, cans, own drinks (even in a returnable cups), as well as any weapons, knives, scissors, flag poles, umbrelas and other things classified by staff as dangerous! The organizer reserves the right to personal security check in a manner permissible by law - at any time! A person refusing to consent to such check will be refused entry or escorted out.
  6. Visitors must respect the instructions of the organizers and the security service! The organizer reserves the right to give instructions in order to maintain a safe and smooth running of the festival, to change the conditions, program and its content with immediate effect. The organizer may order the evacuation of the premises in case of suspicion of a threat to the health of the participants or the property of the organizer, without any compensation for damage or lost profits of the festival participant.
  7. It is strictly forbidden to bring tape recorders or video cameras to the area! Violation of this rule could be classified as a crime!
  8. Taking photos is allowed only on compact cameras without additional lenses.
  9. Organizer and artists reserve the right to film, video and TV recording of concert shows and festival atmosphere. Visitor recorded for the document may also be published without further notice with no financial compensation.
  10. Ticket forgery is illegal and punished according to the law!
  11. Ticket = wristband. With it, you can leave and re-enter the festival area at any anytime. Once you take it off or lose it, you will not be able to re-enter the festival site! All persons without a wristband on hand will be immediately taken out!
  12. No dogs or other animals are allowed in the festival area!
  13. The beer is tapped into reusable cups with eyelet for attachment. Cups are exchanged within the purchase of another beer or could be returned at two buyout marked points. Note - in addition to cups with brewery logo there is also limited edition of Metalfest promotional cups. Those are souvenirs and are not intended for a buy-out. Before you purchase your beer, please decide from which cup you want to enjoy it. Promotional cups will be also available in the festival shop. But for hygiene reasons you don't receive beer into this cups which you bought in the festival shop.
  14. Distribution and placement of any promotional and advertising materials in the festival premises and around without written permission of the organizer is prohibited!
  15. Strict ban on entering the stage or backstage.
  16. Camping is allowed only in on defined and marked area. You can find defined spaces for camping at www.metalfest.cz/en/o-festivalu?area The organizers are not responsible for the stored items in the camp or in the public campsites.
  17. Parking is possible in defined places only while respecting traffic signs and regulations. Carefully study the map with reserved parking places on the website www.metalfest.cz/en/o-festivalu?area. Cars standing on bans and in areas that are not designated for this purpose will be towed by the towing service and their owners will be fined. It is especially important to follow the rules set on streets „Pod Vinicemi“ and „Radčická“.
  18. Use the sanitary facilities and equipment only provided for this purpose.
  19. Throwing cups with liquid content between visitors or on the stage will be considered a serious violation of festival rules and a person caught in such an act will be expelled from the festival without the possibility of return, as in other offenses against the festival rules.
  20. Strict ban on campfires in the area and in campsites and campgrounds.
  21. It is allowed to bring drinks and food only into the camps and the campsites.
  22. Storage Lockers – SAFEBOX on sale - https://goout.net/cs/safebox-metalfest-2023/szrrpov/

Tickets for wristbands exchange

01.06.2023 12:00 22:00
02.06.2023 09:00 23:00
03.06.2023 09:00 23:00
04.06.2023 09:00 22:00

Festival area

02.06.2023 10:30 24:00
03.06.2023 09:30 24:00
04.06.2023 09:30 24:00

Cashless - top-up point

01.06.2023 12:00 23:00
02.06.2023 09:00 24:00
03.06.2023 09:00 24:00
04.06.2023 09:00 23:00

Public campsites and parking

01.06.2023 12:00 24:00
02.06.2023 00:00 24:00
03.06.2023 00:00 24:00
04.06.2023 00:00 24:00
05.06.2023 00:00 10:00

Camp Ostende Bolevák

Arrival at any time – departure at any time. Shuttle bus timetable

Ticket office

02.06.2023 09:00 22:00
03.06.2023 09:00 22:00
04.06.2023 09:00 22:00

Merchandise shop

02.06.2023 10:30 23:00
03.06.2023 09:30 23:00
04.06.2023 09:30 23:00

Luggage storage

01.06.2023 12:00 24:00
02.06.2023 00:00 24:00
03.06.2023 00:00 24:00
04.06.2023 00:00 24:00
05.06.2023 00:00 10:00


01.06.2023 18:00 24:00
02.06.2023 00:00 24:00
03.06.2023 00:00 24:00
04.06.2023 00:00 24:00
05.06.2023 00:00 10:00

Beer cups buy-out

02.06.2023 10:30 24:00
03.06.2023 09:30 24:00
04.06.2023 09:30 24:00

Masters of Rock Café

02.06.2023 10:00 02:00
03.06.2023 08:00 02:00
04.06.2023 08:00 24:00


Enjoy Metalfest Open Air a lot more because all you need is a wristband with a chip and prepaid credit! Want to buy a t-shirt, grab a bite to eat or just a shower? Just use the chip that comes with the wristband at any point of sale. How to do it?

Choose from two options

I want to be ready - no queuing and waiting

  • Top up your credit online in advance via NFCtron Pass and get a free wristband with a chip.
  • You'll get your chip bracelet at the event after presenting the QR code confirming topping up your credit, which can be found on the NFCtron Pass.
  • You can see your current balance at the event in the NFCton Pass app where you can find all your receipts.
Pro tip:

Pick up your chip wristband at the venue up to two days before the event starts to avoid queues.

Credit top-up

Choose payment method

Available payment methods

Plenty of time - I'll sort everything out there

  • You will get a wristband with a chip upon entering the festival. You will top up your credit (cash or card) for a 30 CZK fee on the first top-up.
  • You will get an information leaflet with a link and QR code. Save it carefully to check your balance and get any remaining credit back.
Pro tip:

Scan the QR code from the leaflet and track your balance in your online receipt.

Confirmation by the retailer

Payment with chip bracelet

The retailer shows payment confirmation and new credit balance

Ran out of credit?

You can top up your credit at any time during the festival at the top-up points by cash or a card.

Got some credit left?

Transfer the credit back to your CZK or EUR account. The money will be refunded to your bank account within 14 days of the end of the event.

Missing something?

Reach out to support NFCtron with any questions.


- 2 sections are reserved for caravans near the site (marked "P CARAVAN" on the map)
- caravans can enter Pod Vinicemi street from 01.06.2023 from 12:00
- parking for caravans is paid for and the capacity is already completely sold out


- the newly opened parking lot & campsite Na Jíkalce will there for you
- arrival will be possible via a one-way route from Křimická Street (Touškovská and Na Okraji Streets), then exit via Nade Mží Street from 01.06.2023 from 12:00
- parking at Jíkalka is subject to a fee, camping is free in the public camping mode
- the Na Jíkalce parking lot is also reserved for those who have already purchased parking through our website


- sleeping in a car will be possible in the Na Jíkalce parking lot, but it is not possible to build shelters, pergolas, etc. next to the car.
- arrival will be possible via a one-way route from Křimická Street (Touškovská and Na Okraji Streets), then exit via Nade Mží Street from 01.06.2023 from 12:00
- parking at Jíkalka is subject to a fee


- if you arrive by train, bus or on foot, use one of the two campsites near the festival site (Blue Camp & Green Camp)
- Blue and Green campsites will be open from 01.06.2023 from 12:00
- both campsites will be fenced and guarded, and showers and toilets will be available nearby
- these campsites are paid, you can buy a place for your tent


- if you will be traveling to the festival by car, limited parking spaces will be available in Pod Vinicemi street (longitudinal parking), in the Lochotínská parking lot (at Jysk) or in Na Chmelnici street


- in case of full capacity for parking around the festival area, it is possible to use the Rychtářka parking garage (Truhlářská 5), part of the parking lot at OD Globus (Chotíkov 385) or the OC Plaza parking garage (Pobřežní 17)


- for the smooth running of the entire festival, please respect the traffic signs and the instructions of the organizer
- buy a place for your tent or car in advance
- paid parking in front of the ZOO is only for ZOO visitors
- park cars only in designated areas
- do not pitch your tents outside the reserved campsites

Thank you for following the rules. Your respect and consideration will help us maintain and develop METALFEST in the unique environment of the Amphitheater Lochotín.


There are many within the festival area with a large selection of main meals and booths with classic or fast food. There is a plethora of restaurants, pizzerias, pubs and bars nearby.

Autocamp Ostende Bolevak

The auto camp is situated in a quiet area right on the shore of the Great Pond in Bolevec, near the amphitheatre.

02.-04.06.2023 a bus for 100 passengers will run every hour (11:00-21:00), and the journey to the festival grounds (and back) by bus will only take about 15 minutes! Every day in the evening (22:30-00:30) 2 buses will arrive every 15 minutes and take you back to Bolevák.

The bus stop will be in the parking lot at the reception of the autocamp and at the parking lot in front of the main entrance to the ZOO.

Shuttle bus timetable

Autocamp offers:

  • space for caravans and motorhomes incl. electrical connections
  • grass areas for camping
  • parking in the enclosed camp area
  • morning breakfast bistro
  • possibility to arrange a hot breakfast in the local restaurant
  • all-day operation of the restaurant offering hot and cold dishes
  • multipurpose playground for volleyball, football and other ball games
  • sitting on several fireplaces
  • in the case of summer weather and swimming in Bolevák with access to the water from the sandy beach
More information, price list and a rich photo gallery can be found at http://bolevak.eu/

Hotel Panorama ****

  • comfortable accommodation in one of the most beautiful locations in Pilsen, near Košutecký lake
  • luxurious, spacious rooms and apartments
  • 20 minutes on foot from the Lochotín Amphitheater
  • 3 km from the centre of Pilsen, 200 m from public transport stop
  • ates include buffet breakfast, Wi-Fi, parking, local taxes and VAT.
For more information and booking form please visit panorama-pm.cz or book your room at 00420 725 109 600.

The city of Pilsen

PILSEN is a city that is so beautiful and interesting that it has become one of the most visited in our country. This year, for the twelfth time, in less than a month, at the beginning of June, metal fans from all over the world will gather here to experience 3 days full of metal, which will sound in the local, beautiful amphitheater Lochotín. And especially for METALFEST visitors, this year we again managed to negotiate discounts on the entrance fee to the most interesting places for tourists in PILSEN:

  • - 25 % | BREWERY MUSEUM (without guide)


  • The discount is from the full entrance fee, discounts cannot be combined. You are entitled to a discount by presenting a valid METALFEST ticket or wristband.
  • The discount only applies to tickets purchased on the spot! Not purchased on-line.
  • Possibility of reservation at reservations@asahibeer.cz, if you do not pick up the reserved tickets 30 minutes before the start of the tour, your reservation will be forfeited.
  • Discounts are valid from 01.06.2023 to 05.06.2023.
  • More information about services and programs at www.prazdrojvisit.cz

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