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For the second year now, due to well known circumstances, Brutal Assault cannot take place in its usual form, but we are not giving up!

Just like last year we are coming up with a smaller version of the festival. Brutal Assault is unique for its atmosphere, dramaturgy and location. Our main goal for JOSEFSTADT is to give you the same special experience as with the full edition, with no difference in the services provided.

JOSEFSTADT is a three-day festival taking place at the Fortress Josefov from 12-14 August 2021.

Why Josefstadt?
Josefstadt is the former name of Josefov - a historic fortress town from the 18th century, which was built by the Habsburgs on the orders of Emperor Joseph II.
The military fortress later served as a hospital for the wounded and as a camp, and was occupied for three centuries by different military garrisons, Czechoslovak, Wehrmacht and Soviet.
Josefov has an unmistakable character. A soul. That is why we have been renovating the fortress for several years now.
Josefov as a small town is an exceptional location for the festival. The pentagonal bastion fortifications, the shafts and one of the most extensive underground systems in Europe, the many alleys, squares and associated spaces make it a unique and vast complex designed to accommodate 42,000 people.
This is where the annual Brutal Assault takes place. And this year, Josefstadt!

Distance from major cities...
CZ - 130 km from Prague / 150 km from Brno / 215 km from Pilsen / 230 km from Ostrava
SK - 290 km from Bratislavy / 280 km from Žilina / 380 km from Banská Bystrica / 540 km z Košice
POL - 145 km from Wroclaw / 280 km from Poznan / 330 km from Krakow / 460 km from Warsaw
GER - 200 km from Dresden / 350 km from Berlin / 410 km z Norimberk / 460 km from Munich
AUT - 275 km from Vienna
HU - 450 km from Budapest
CRO - 600 km from Zagreb
BE - 950 km from Brussels
FRA - 1100 km from Paris

Opening hours
Festival Area
Thursday 12:00 - 02:00
Friday - Saturday 10:00 - 02:00
VIP Camp 1 and Camp Kuželna
Wednesday 15:00 - Sunday 11:00
Parking Čtvercák
Wednesday 15:00 - Sunday 11:00
Official Merch Stand
Thursday 12:00 - 01:00
Friday - Saturday 10:00 - 01:00
TOP-UP / SWAP - VIP Camp 1
Wednesday 15:00 - 2:00
Thursday - Saturday 12:00 - 2:00
Location
Jaroměř - Fortress Josefov (approx. 20 km from Hradce Králové)
Address: 5. května st., 551 01 Jaroměř - Josefov
GPS Location: 50°20'25.54"N 15°56'7.3"E

FB event
https://www.facebook.com/events/595112528548201

TICKETS
- e-TICKET: https://brutalassault.cz/en/tickets/detail/id/309
- DISABLED: https://brutalassault.cz/en/tickets/detail/id/311
- JUNIOR Pass: https://brutalassault.cz/en/tickets/detail/id/329
Free admission up to 12 years of age (including).


Transport to Jaroměř - Josefov
By car
If you’re planning to come by car or motorbike you can book your parking spot in the eshop for our secure parking in the heart of the Brutal Assault backstage area.
Parking for free in town is possible. Please respect local road signs and follow current regulations in order to avoid being towed and fined.

By Train + Bus
To plan your journey, we recommend using idos, or Czech Railways search engine.
The number of trains will be reinforced for Thursday and Friday.

Accommodation
https://brutalassault.cz/en/accommodation

We offer:
- double and triple rooms in the Hotel Černigov, including transport from the hotel to the festival grounds and back
- place for your tent in two VIP campsites for 1-6 persons:
VIP Camp 1 - with full facilities, divided into sectors and guarded by security guards around the clock, which includes a storage room, shower, breakfast service and other refreshments, ticket check-in and exchange for a wristband (SWAP) and TOP-UP credit top-up.
VIP Camp Kuželna - a smaller camp just 3 minutes from the main entrance. Due to technological constraints, facilities are limited to storage rooms. The ticket check-in and wristband exchange (SWAP) will be provided in close proximity to the main entrance. Shower facilities will be available in the large VIP Camp 1.
Free camping will only be allowed in the front area of VIP Camping 1, which will not be guarded. However, for your overall safety and untroubled experience from the festival, we strongly recommend booking your camping place in the VIP Camp 1.
Camping outside the official campsites is not allowed and may be sanctioned.
Line-up Bands will play on two stages. Playing times will not overlap.

Live Playing Time
Thursday 15:00 - 1:00
Friday - Saturday 11:00 - 1:00

Bands:

AD NAUSEAM

IT

dissonant death/black

www.facebook.com/adnauseamofficial

AZARATH

PL

death

www.facebook.com/AzarathBand

BEAST WITHIN THE SOUND

CZ

thrash

www.facebook.com/beastwithinthesound

BELZEBONG

PL

stoner/doom

www.facebook.com/belzebong420

BOHEMYST

CZ

black/death

www.facebook.com/Bohemyst

BURNING WITCHES

CH

heavy/power

www.facebook.com/burningwitches666

CATASTROFY

SK

thrash

www.facebook.com/catastrofy

ČAD

SK

crust/rock’n’roll

www.facebook.com/cadripcore

CONJURER

UK

sludge/post-metal/hardcore

www.facebook.com/conjureruk

DEBUSTROL

CZ

thrash

www.facebook.com/debustrol

DECAPITATED

PL

death metal

www.facebook.com/decapitated

DESTRUCTION

DE

thrash

www.facebook.com/destruction

DISTANT

NL

down–tempo / deathcore

www.facebook.com/DistantOfficial

DOOMAS

SK

doom/death

www.facebook.com/DoomasOfficial

DORDEDUH

RO

post-black / ambient / folk

www.facebook.com/Dordeduh

GRIDE

CZ

power-violence / mathcore / grind

www.facebook.com/Gride-182120031803322

GRUZJA

PL

black / experimental

www.facebook.com/gruzjabandofficial

HARAKIRI FOR THE SKY

AT

post-black

www.facebook.com/HarakiriForTheSky

IGORRR

FR

post-black

www.facebook.com/IgorrrBarrroque

IMPLORE

AT

death / crust / grind

www.facebook.com/imploreband

MEAN MESSIAH

CZ

industrial thrash

www.facebook.com/meanmessiah

MENTAL CRUELTY

DE

blackened deathcore

www.facebook.com/MentalCruelty

MINDWORK

CZ

progressive death

www.facebook.com/mindwork

REACTORY

DE

thrash

www.facebook.com/REACTORY

SICK SINUS SYNDROME

CZ

grindcore

www.facebook.com/6ick6inus6yndrome

S.D.I.

DE

speed / thrash

www.facebook.com/SDI-200075570022085

SNĚŤ

CZ

death

www.facebook.com/snet6666

SPASM

CZ

goregrind

www.facebook.com/Spasmgrind

TEETHGRINDER

NL

grindcore / death/ blackened crust

www.facebook.com/Teethgrinder

TRUCHLO STRZYGI

PL

black / punk / thrash

truchlostrzygi.bandcamp.com

WITHIN DESTRUCTION

SI

deathcore / slam death

www.facebook.com/WithinDestructionTrueSlam

and more ...

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Covid The festival will take place on 12-14 August 2021. We will follow the current measures in place at that time, which can be found on the website of the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic https://koronavirus.mzcr.cz/en

We will publish the up-to-date measures in the first week of August.

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Cashless

Like Brutal Assault, JOSEFSTADT is a cashless event.

Your festival wristband serves as both an entrance ticket and a digital wallet that you can use to make purchases on the festival grounds. After checking in, you will receive a wristband with a chip, which you can charge (with cash or credit card) at TOP-UP. You then pay by simply attaching the chip to the point of sale device. You can request a refund of the balance after the event.

You can download a QR code (barcode) reader to your smartphone to check your spending or current balance. The QR code will be displayed after each purchase, re-charge, or when you check your balance.

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