Der Ring – Move to Veltins Arena in Gelsenkirchen

Apr 2nd, 2015

METALLICA, MUSE, & KISS come to ROCK IM REVIER FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER: 3 days of ultimate Rock at Schalke Veltins-Arena! Mega Rock Festival moves away from the Nürburgring.

METALLICA (Friday, May 29), MUSE (Saturday, May 30), KISS (Sunday, May 31) and many, many more  acts will come to the Veltins-Arena at Schalke from May 29  to  31  as  ROCK  IM  REVIER  comes  to  the  Ruhr  valley  (Revier).  The  former “Der  Ring  –  Grüne  Hölle  Rock”  Festival  moves  away  from the  Nürburgring  – and Rock fans everywhere are the winners!

The  reason for the  relocation of the festival is the breach of contract by Capricorn NÜRBURGRING GmbH, the site operator and owner. In addition, the Formula 1 race  that was scheduled for late July has been withdrawn by the promoter, did not help to encourage the trust for a positive development. DEAG decided to terminate the joint staging of the festival  event “Der Ring – Grüne Hölle Rock” at Nürburgring due to breach of contract by CNG (Capricorn  NÜRBURGRING  GmbH) and relocate the event to Gelsenkirchen in order to rescue the  festival. DEAG has secured the extremely attractive line-up with mega headliners such as METALLICA, MUSE, and KISS, as well as many other popular acts for the three-day event. Fans of ultimate Rock can continue to look forward to a terrific rock spectacular. ROCKAVARIA  and  ROCK IN VIENNA  are  not  affected  by  the  development  at  the Nürburgring.

The Veltins-Arena at Schalke has a long tradition in rock  history, with many legendary shows featuring world renown bands over the years,  and it enjoys an excellent reputation in the rock scene. The infrastructure is excellent and there is a camping site nearby from where the fans will be shuttled to the Arena. More information and schedules will be published next week before the start of the advance sale.

Professor Peter Schwenkow, CEO of DEAG, is pleased: „The new solution is an outstanding win-win situation: the fans who for months have been looking forward to “Der Ring – Grüne Hölle Rock”, now have with ROCK IM REVIER the opportunity to experience  this  ultimate  Rock  spectacular  in  the  heart  of  the  Ruhr  region.  And  all those  who  feel  like  attending  a  huge  Rock  event  right  on  their  doorstep,  should rapidly get their tickets. The Ruhr Region is rocking!”

Other  partners  are  likewise  excited  about  this  new  solution:  Moritz  Beckers- Schwarz,  Chairman  of  the  Board  of  Management,  FC  Schalke  04  Arena Management  GmbH:  “We  are  very  much  looking  forward  to  the  cooperation  with DEAG! The Ring, its fans and all artists will certainly fire up the audience in the Ruhr Valley!”  The  city  of  Gelsenkirchen  is  rejoicing:  The  municipal  department  head  in charge Dr. Christopher Schmitt: “If ROCK IM REVIER comes to Gelsenkirchen to the Veltins Arena, the city will participate proactively in the preparatory planning.” The fans are welcome!

Advance sales for ROCK IM REVIER at the Veltins-Arena start Thursday, April 9 at 9am. Tickets for ROCK IM REVIER cost EUR 69 incl. all fees per day. All tickets for “Der Ring – Grüne Hölle Rock” are valid for the interior area of ROCK IM REVIER and hence guarantee great positioning. Whoever has different plans, can exchange his tickets of “Der Ring – Grüne Hölle Rock” also for tickets for the ROCKAVARIA in Munich or return them wher he purchased them.  PLEASE  NOTE:  The tickets for ROCK IM REVIER at Schalke are available only to a limited number since the other capacities are reserved for the already acquired tickets for “Der Ring – Grüne Hölle Rock”.

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