16:30 - 17:05 Severals
17:25 - 18:00 Diphteria
18:15 - 18:55 Horrible Creatures
19:30 - 20:10 Cytotoxin
20:50 - 21:35 Gutalax
22:00 - 22:50 Root
23:20 - 00:30 Belphegor
16:30 - 17:05 Kandar
17:25 - 18:00 Samsara
18:15 - 18:55 In Twilight's Embrace
19:30 - 20:10 Dopelord
20:50 - 21:35 Hate
22:00 - 22:50 Hentai Corporation
23:20 - 00:30 Tankard

Nothing is as usual this year due to well-known circumstances. Neither Brutal Assault. It’s a unique edition. By far not about only music more than ever this time, for instance. We call it JOSEFOFF this year, that alone indicates our aim to have a larger picture than to be squeezed only in between fortress walls. Given a lighter musical lineup we were offered a chance to introduce you the location you have been travelling to every year in a new context. The 18th-century historical army fortress is for us, organizers, not only a scene, where to place a festival. We have been reconstructing it for many years after all.

Even you are well aware, that this location has a unique spirit. Soul. Let’s have a closer look at it this time! Take an esplanade roundtrip, which winds all over the entire fortress complex, slide down to its dark corridors or take a chance to visit festival backstage, otherwise dominated by interprets alone. Uncover an object’s history for example through a field hospital or go even further and absorb genius loci by visiting a blacksmith’s workshop or try your luck at archery.

With a special ticket at cost of 8 euros you can buy through e-shop or right on site, you will be enabled to visit various local museums, thematically ranging from military to tractors or prehistoric stones´ collection. Let’s get a deeper understanding of the essence of a place, that you have fallen into love with over the years, and explore details, that were maybe unknown to you until now. And at the same time play a game: collect stamps on your ticket for every location visited and prove your knowledge about the festival in a final quiz. Its winner will leave the stage with a ticket for next year!

Opening hours
Camping site
thursday 15:00 - sunday 11:00

Festival site
friday 12:00 – 5:00
saturday 10:00 – 5:00

De Mysteriis Dom Josefov - non musical program
friday 12:00 – 17:00
saturday 9:00 – 17:00

friday 12:00 – 4:00
saturday 10:00 – 4:00

friday 12:00 – 4:00
saturday 10:00 – 4:00

Cups refund
friday 20:00 – 4:00
saturday 18:00 – 5:00

Official merch and bands merch
friday 12:00 – 0:00
saturday 10:00 – 0:00

Customer Care
friday 12:00 – 0:00
saturday 10:00 – 0:00

The festival takes place in fortress Josefov in Jaromer, Czech Republic (130km east of Prague)
Direct address: 5. kvetna street, 551 02 Jaromer-Josefov
GPS location: 50°20'25.54"N; 15°56'7.3"E


Josefoff is SOLD OUT, thank You!

On sale are only:
- De Mysteriis Dom Josefov https://brutalassault.cz/en/tickets/detail/id/304
- tickets to campsite - https://brutalassault.cz/en/accommodation
- parking in the heart of BA backstage - https://brutalassault.cz/en/tickets/detail/id/305
- tickets for disabled (on entrance only for approx 27 €)
- there are no junior passes, children up to 12 years of age (inclusive of the 12th year) are eligible for a free entry to the festival while accompanied by an accountable adult above 18 years of age

Transportation to Jaromer-Josefov
You can arrive by car, our official parking slots in the heart of BA backstage are to be found in our eshop - https://brutalassault.cz/en/tickets/detail/id/305.
You can park in town for free, just respect local traffic signs and use common sense (ie don't park on the sidewalk or in someone's driveway etc.). No parking is allowed on the camp site due to the capacity reasons.

Train + Bus
From there you can also get to the festival by public transport, plan your trip to Jaromer with this planner, or Connection finder (České dráhy - national railway).

Festival is sold out, there are still slots in our VIP CAMP. It’s situated 3 minutes walk from the entrance to the Festival site https://brutalassault.cz/en/accommodation!
VIP camp will be guarded 24 hours a day from Thursday 15:00 AM till Sunday 11 AM situated.
Free campsite is included in the festival pass and is thus free of charge for every festival goer. You just have to set your own tent. Even if we try to do our best and increase number of the camping ground security, you cannot be 100% sure that you will not get an "unwelcomed visit". Camping outside the official campsite (eg in the city) will be fined!



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De Mysteriis Dom Josefov

1. Bastion I. and the underground
Where else to start than in… underground. That in Josefov is considered one of the largest underground defense systems in Europe. During the guided tours you will learn more about the story of the whole fortress city, admire original statues from the work of Matyáš Bernard Braun, residential casemates, or enjoy an impressive sight from the top of the main fortification wall.

2. Archery
It’s one of the oldest musical instruments in the world and most important mankind inventions as well. A bow. We are more familiar with it as hunting or sport weapon and right the latter one we would like to bring closer to you. Take this paleolithic gadget into your hands and use the opportunity to try yourself to shoot at 3 targets. And also find out, whether there is still circulating your ancient ancestor’s blood in your veins.

3. Historic blacksmithery
Here you will feel a breath of black craft, which dates back to Austro-Hungarian monarchy at this site. Part of the workshop’s equipment comes from that era, which saw local blacksmithery as an artillery service during fortress’ golden times. And a devilish forge here is home to local craftsman Jan Šramar, always ready to perform a practical show of his skills.

4. Model of the fortress
You know what? Try to guess, how long has taken the author to build this model of the fortress! It covers an area of 34,2 m2, it’s made on a scale of 1:300, main used material is polystyrene coated with a cast and it depicts Josefov at its peak around the year 1850. Model´s constructor Vladimír Jirouš polished it into perfection for exactly 4 years, 4 months and 25 days! Wow...

5. Tractor museum
Even these agricultural dinosaurs used to stay within walls of the fortress, inside Bastion IX. As for now the Mr. Pultar´s collection of over twenty rare pieces from a depth of the last century is having home elsewhere. Which illustrates the only thing: despite its museum age they are still mobile and operational! Their owner will be very pleased to guide you through the exposition.

6. Museum of army history
All notable war conflicts of world´s history well-arranged at one site. From Austria-Hungary over Operation Anthropoid to recent war in former Yugoslavia. At Josefov´s museum of army history you will find more than 30.000 showpieces. His organizer Miroslav Frost built it in honour of his father, who was a war victim himself...

7. Municipal museum
Inside a building of former provisions office for Josefov´s fortress you can come across not only charted historic development of the city, but for example also 6 meters long exhibit of wooden bark from 11th century or current exposition of gems, originating as far as to primeval ages. Walk one floor down and you will be stunned, how large and brilliantly filled gallery you can meet in the middle of Josefov...

8. Legionnaire museum
Just to walk past this stylised-facade house will get you involved. You will find yourself in the 1st world war, with a modern way treated exhibition awaits you in the interior. It depicts legionnaires´ contribution to the establishment of an independent Czechoslovak state. Stories of fifteen of those heroes are finalized for example with their uniforms, but above all superbly interpreted by a sensational comics.

9. Socrealistic mosaics
A ghost place, suggestive mute witness of the death. A former army hospital, that hosted dying soldiers from battles over three centuries, is preserved in time. Since the beggining of the 1990s, when it was left by Russians, it remains intact. And without filmmakers it would be also abandoned. You can still see writings in Cyrillic on walls there, same you can´t miss two huge mosaics at the main entrance. Would you take a selfie with that horrible social realism „art“ and share it on your instagram? #brutalretro

10. Brutal Assault backstage
This is the place, where we make ready that massive load for you year after year. Take a walk through the Brutal Assault backstage and try to put yourself in a place of Slayer, Motörhead, Emperor and other monsters of the metal scene, who were having a changing room over there, here they were enjoying a beer and this way they used to reach the stage. At the same time we will open for you an upper floor of deserted barracks, where soldiers used to stay once, but throughout a festival it´s a squat site for instance for those, who are tapping a beer for you.

11. Bastion IV.
A harbour for contemporary Josefov´s artists. Petr Novák from Jaroměř has here sculptures of women and horses, opposite of there, inside a former gunpowder store, you can admire pottery, paintings, but also design furniture made out of water pipes. Father and son Paďours boast with their workshop full of animal woodcarvings and one floor above them sink into the waters of photography art. At this moment you are heading to toy museum – Merkur and other legends will definitely give you a throwback to your childhood!

12. Bastion X., IX. a XIV. *
There are still parts of the fortress, you have yet to explore. You will for instance discover an impressive exhibition of the former army hospital, situated in the building above this year´s festival main gate. From there the guide will take you to the octagon, whose cool spaces are occupied by historic cannons this year instead of signing sessions fans, and you will end up in fortress on a green meadow enjoying beautifully photographically interpreted transformation of an army fortress to a festival site.

13. Insania underground *
These underground corridors are hiding a surprise every time. Last year a madman was scaring you with a chain saw there, this time around walk through a darkness will get more intimate. We placed to fortress niches some unique graphics from fresh epic book Kacířův kancionál by Insania, crossover band from Brno. Its multimedial face will add a new dimension to this mysterious space. It requires only the right mobile app…

14. Speedcarving *
Come to watch incredible skills of woodcarving team led by local master Jan Paďour jr. Each of its members can within only an hour transform rough timber into a statue of a mythical person or a horse e.g., using a chain saw. The show starts on both festival days at 2 PM and will be followed by auction sale, so you can get those newly made pieces of Josefov craft maybe as a centerpiece of your garden.

15. Esplanade
There goes approximately 4 kilometers long roundtrip esplanade, winding around the entire fortress. It offers outstanding views of fortification walls as well as festival site. Hire a bike from us at the start of the whole esplanade, go for a ride using a comfortable park path and experience Josefov from the bicycle saddle. Or take a relaxed walk holding a cooled drink in your hand. Ideal workout ahead of night shows!

16. Quiz *
The finale of the whole path De Mysteriis Dom Josefov. There will be a quiz held for a 20 busiest stamp collectors at the end (Saturday, 3 PM) at Bastion X. It will test your knowledge of the past and present of your favourite festival. For the best out of you we have Brutal Assault prizes and the one, who will pass a bundle of 30 questions with the best score, will get a free ticket to the next year´s BA edition!

* Entry allowed only with the valid festival wristband

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