In the Wörthersee Stadium in Klagenfurt: Rammstein concert: The first fans have arrived

In the south of Austria you can look forward to two Rammstein concerts on Wednesday and Thursday. And the double concert in Klagenfurt is not stingy with superlatives: the 36 meter high stage even towers over the Wörthersee Stadium. Singer Till Lindemann and his men play on a 210-ton stage.

12.55 p.m .: Rammstein about everything

The first fans from Austria are also arriving at the stadium: Andrea and Nadine from Linz (mother and daughter) are prepared for Rammstein from head to toe (shoes to earrings).

Mother and daughter attend the concert
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12.30 p.m.: This is how the opening act Duo Jatekok sounds

The two musicians Naïri Badal and Adélaïde Panaget formed the “Duo Jatekok” in 2007 and appear in Klagenfurt as the support act for Rammstein. “Jatekok” comes from Hungarian and means “game”. The two ladies also show a lot of playfulness when they sit at the piano. The French piano duo sounds like this:

12.20 p.m .: German fans cavort around the stadium

Martin, Wolfgang and Matthias from Lower Bavaria have made themselves comfortable in front of the stadium: camper vans, white sausages and wheat beer are simply part of the Rammstein aficionados. They have set up their camping table within walking distance of the stadium. Anton and Nico are also from Germany, from Passau, where there is not only Hacklberger beer, but also lots of fans of the German metal heavyweights. The two friends combine their visit to Carinthia with a detour to the GTI meeting. It is clear that the two are real fans: they have already been to the concert in Prague.

Prost: The three friends from Lower Bavaria have already made themselves comfortable

Prost: The three friends from Lower Bavaria have already made themselves comfortable
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Anton and Nico from Passau: Rammstein and GTI meetings are on their vacation list

Anton and Nico from Passau: Rammstein and GTI meetings are on their vacation list
© Julia Braunecker

12:00 p.m.: Merchandising is set up

No concert without merchandising: not even at Rammstein. The shops are still downstairs, but by 5 p.m. at the latest, when admission begins, you will be able to buy merchandising items. Rammstein to take away.

Rammstein is also available to take home - the merchandising stand

Rammstein is also available to take home – the merchandising stand
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11:51 a.m .: Real fans get up early

The first fans are already showing up around the stadium in Klagenfurt. And some of them come from far away: Melanie Klinger and Andreas Brand from Germany find Klagenfurt perfect for combining holidays and concerts. Hugo and Andreas Kranzlbinder drove from Rosenheim in Bavaria to Klagenfurt at 5:30 a.m. And what luck: although it is recommended to use public transport, the two found a parking space not far from the stadium. The arrival was unproblematic. There was enough time to visit the Pyramidenkogel and take a look at Lake Wörthersee. After the concert, it’s back to Rosenheim.

Melanie Klinger and Andreas Brand from Germany combine holidays and concerts

Melanie Klinger and Andreas Brand from Germany combine holidays and concerts
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Real fans get up early: the two Germans started at 5.30 a.m., now they are here

Real fans get up early: the two Germans started at 5.30 a.m., now they are here
© Julia Braunecker

10.45 a.m.:

The final stage construction work is in full swing. The employees buzz around the stage area like bees. The event agency Arcadia Live, which records both concerts, posted a short video on Instagram.

10 a.m.: Recharge your batteries at the lake

While the fans are looking for the best way to get there, the Rammstein rockers recharge their batteries on the Carinthian lakes before the concert in Klagenfurt, as they posted on Instagram. “Klagenfurt see you tonight” writes till_lindemann_official.

9.30 a.m.: Preparations for rush

The food and merchandising stands are also relaxed. “Because you can’t get into the stadium until 5 p.m., we don’t really expect a rush of fans before 3 p.m.,” explains a restaurateur.

8 a.m.: Crew at the corona test

Fans who camp in front of the Wörthersee Stadium from the early morning – there were Bon Jovi, Ed Sheeran and, of course, Robbie Williams. The Rammstein listeners are obviously more relaxed. The only people waiting outside the stadium as early as 8 a.m. on Wednesday were members of the local crew. They first had to complete a corona test in order to be allowed near the stage at all.

Till Lindemann rocks Klagenfurt, Rammstein, Carinthia, Wörthersee Stadium, concert

Around 8 a.m. at the Wörthersee Stadium, only the crew members were on site. Rammstein fans have not yet been seen
© Thomas Cik

12:00 am: Strange lights

The spectacle caused a stir on Wednesday night. In Klagenfurt and the surrounding area, many residents wondered where the light beam in the sky comes from, like “Klagenfurt elite” reported on Instagram. Of course, no aliens landed in Klagenfurt, as some (jokingly) suspected, but the light test for the Rammstein concert could even be seen as far as Ebenthal.

Till Lindemann rocks Klagenfurt, Rammstein, Carinthia, Wörthersee Stadium, concert

Have the aliens landed? The light test for Rammstein could even be seen as far as Ebenthal
© Klagenfurt Elite

Till Lindemann rocks Klagenfurt, Rammstein, Carinthia, Wörthersee Stadium, concert, light test

© Klagenfurt Elite

Austria’s largest stage

Up to 70,000 people are expected over two days – 2000 people helped get the concert off the ground. Modesty was yesterday, now Austria’s largest stage is prepared – and the concert will consume as much electricity as a small town with 10,000 inhabitants.

Admission to the double concert hosted by Arcadia, Live Blood and Rock The Nation starts at 5pm on both days. One can only hope that the weather will hold up: When the tour started in Leipzig last week, the band had to interrupt the concert due to a thunderstorm. The first rain showers are forecast for Klagenfurt around noon today, and it could be thunderstorms in the afternoon.

The duo Jatekok will heat up the atmosphere from 7 p.m. – before Rammstein take the stage with their new album.

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