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Open-air metal fest ‘GoatHell’ to be held in Pula in July 

GoatHell Metal Fest in Pula in July

11 June 2019 – An open-air metal festival is set to take place in Pula on Croatia’s Istrian peninsula from 4 – 7 July 2019. 

GoatHell Metal Fest is a four-day open-air manifestation designed as a combination of concerts, entertainment, exhibitions, workshops, performances and daily events. 

The festival venue is right by the sea in the Pula suburb of Vallelunga, which is nestled between the woods and the sea on the northern side of the Pula Harbour and with great views of Pula’s famous Roman amphitheater, Pula Castle and the illuminated cranes of Uljanik Shipyard known as ‘Lighting Giants’.

Bands already confirmed to play at GoatHell Metal Fest this year include German thrash metal band Destruction. Formed in 1982, Destruction are often credited as one of the ‘Big Four’ of the German thrash metal scene, the others being Kreator, Sodom and Tankard.

Legendary death metal institution from the Netherlands, Pestilence, will also perform at the festival. The band are innovators that revolutionised death metal, altered what was considered ‘progressive’ and set new standards with every album they ever released, creating a body of work that cemented the group in metal’s history.

As well as Destruction and Pestilence, there will also be 28 other great metal bands from 12 European countries performing at the festival. 

“In Pula and Istria there are many legends about vampires, werewolves and ghosts (Strige and Striguns, as they are called by locals). One of the most renowned is Jure Grando, the first documented vampire in history. GoatHell Metal Fest will proudly name its stage after him, “Jure Grando Stage”,” organisers said, adding. 

“GoatHell Metal Fest is a festival that gives you a pleasant atmosphere under the summer sun, offering a vacation that you will never forget.”

Pula Arena (Photo credit: Diego Delso under CC)

The combination of cultural heritage and the natural beauty of Pula coast and countryside have made the city internationally well-known summer vacation destination. Pula is a great leisure destination with kilometers of the finest and cleanest beaches on the Adriatic coast.


“Pula has a rich history and lots of sights to visit, For example, City Forum,
August’s Temple, or Triumphal Arch of the Sergi, as we call it The Golden Gate. Check out the historical monuments of Pula and you can visit them during your stay at GoatHell Metal Fest.”

More details about GoatHell Metal Fest and how to get tickets on the links below. 

WEB:  www.goathell.eu 

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/GoatHellmetalfest/


– For bands and promotors:  [email protected] 
– For general informations:  [email protected]

04. – 07. July, 2019.

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