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Anyone here been to Masters of Rock in Czechia? (looking for advice)


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Hey folks, I'm planning on going to Masters of Rock in Czechia this July. Has anyone here been? And if so, do you all have any tips? I've been digging through the web for info/advice for fest-goers, but aside from basic logistical info on the fest's website, I haven't found much.

For example, if I were to stay at a hotel/hostel, how hard is it to navigate the train system to and from the fest each night? And which hotels would you all recommend? And do I have to go somewhere specific to pick up my ticket when I arrive?

Also, are there any festival pre-parties/after parties around the fest or any other social events to meet other fest-goers?

Any other tips and advice are welcome. I'm definitely forgetting to ask about other things.

I have been to Wacken before, so I do have some experience with the European fest scene, but I wasn't sure how different MoR is.

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I went last year. Stayed in Zlin, the train is pretty easy, the only real issue being there's a big gap in service in the evening. There's a train 22.00 or so and then the next one is at 02.00.

You can download the IDOS app which gives timetables for all the public transport in Czech, it's really helpful

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On 1/24/2024 at 1:34 PM, Royan said:

I went last year. Stayed in Zlin, the train is pretty easy, the only real issue being there's a big gap in service in the evening. There's a train 22.00 or so and then the next one is at 02.00.

You can download the IDOS app which gives timetables for all the public transport in Czech, it's really helpful

 

hi ,  we are living in area Zlin and we are visit festival MOR every year , you can stay in Zlin  - the best option to get to the hotel at night.  Or you can try other tows - like Luhačovice , Malenovice - with taxi .  Or you can stay in a camp.   

Your ticket will be exchange for wristband at wristbandpoint. 

Outside of stage area and the whole Area there are a lot of ,, pubs (beerstands)´´ where are people sitting and having fun

We are going  to Wacken this year -  for the first time. I would like also to ask about tips (for example about access , and camp ) 

if you are interested, we are happy to advise

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8 hours ago, Zuzka said:

We are going  to Wacken this year -  for the first time. I would like also to ask about tips (for example about access , and camp )

Thanks for the tips.

I was at Wacken back in 2017, so it may have changed a bit since then, but I'm sure most of what I experienced still applies. I actually didn't camp since I went alone, so I ended up staying at a hostel in Hamburg and commuted to and from the festival each day (take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Itzehoe, and then take a bus from that station to the festival grounds at Wacken). If you do camp, though, I'd most likely recommend you try to waterproof EVERYTHING. Bring tarps for your tent, keep all your items in water-tight containers, etc. Rain at Wacken is no joke.

Along similar lines, rubber rain boots are a MUST. When it rains, the entire grounds turns into a 20cm-deep mud soup. If you only have tennis shoes, they will all but certainly be ruined.

Getting a wrist band at Wacken is very similar to what you described about MoR. When you first arrive, you'll see a black tower/spire along the road with the Wacken logo on it. Go into that building, and show them your ID, proof of purchase, etc. They'll give you your ticket, and when you get to the main festival area, you'll receive your wrist band.

You're also going to want to make sure you budget your time going back and forth between performances, merch shopping, food, toilets, etc. Wacken is huge, so getting anywhere is going to take you a while.

If I think of anything else, I'll post here again. Ultimately, the biggest thing is to just make sure you have fun while you're there. Wacken is awesome - you'll have a great time!

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