The organisers at Metal Shock Finland’s UTILIFEST project partners Devilstone Open Air, which took place recently in Lithuania, have released their thoughts on this years’ festival, including some quotes which can be read below:
SUCCESFUL DEVILSTONE OPEN AIR 2013
The unique festival of diverse metal music and delirious rock ‘n’ roll spirit, Devilstone Open Air, has ended. The 5th edition brought together worldwide celebrated musicians, prospective local bands, and surprising attractions.
The festival attracted 3700 visitors, which is 25% more compared to last year’s attendance. The total performance running time was 42 hours not to mention Rockthèque where party music was on all night long until 10 am.
Out of 30 international performers, the listeners mostly enjoyed the East Stage line-up: Brits ORANGE GOBLIN and EVILE, the masters of psychedelic vibe KADAVAR and SAMSARA BLUES EXPERIMENT, Ukrainian stoner/psychedelic band STONED JESUS, Romanians TAINE, and Polish post-rockers TIDES FROM NEBULA. The West Stage drew most of the festival people during Swedish extremists SHINING who caused a little stir in the media requesting blood for their performance, Norwegian rock/metal pride ENSLAVED, enchanting black ‘n’ rollers KOLDBRANN, Spanish thrashers ANGELUS APATRIDA, deathers AVULSED and Swedes VOMITORY.
In addition to the best selection of music, Devilstone Open Air 2013 offered complimentary attractions. There was MetalClinic’s Masterclasses – a creative workshop where celebs improvised and produced Q&A and/or jamming sessions. Most intriguing masterclasses were with AVULSED, SHINING and SAMSARA BLUES EXPERIMENT. There were also fervent football and volley ball battles.
Some quotes we received:
“I must say, Devilstone is definitely among the best festivals we have played. Excellent organization, all of you were really helpful and welcoming and the atmosphere on the festival was great! We had a blast!“ (Lloyd / Koldbrann)
“Just saw a youtube video from vomitory at devilstone. FUCKING KILLER! great sound and giant light show! I am impressed!“ (Boni / BCP AGENCY)
“It was an amazing experience in all possible ways; the site, the staff working there, the atmosphere… you have such a special and magical thing going on there.” (Angelus Apatrida)