Prophecy Fest takes place in a natural cave from old stone age - Balver Höhle. According to Germanic Saga, the blacksmith Wieland had his workshop in the cave.

Balve, Germany, is situated between Dortmund, Cologne, Frankfurt and Hannover.

Prophecy Fest will take place on July 29th and July 30th, 2016.

Ticket sale: Here

Prophecy Fest 2016
Balver Höhle, Germany
29. + 30.07.2016

Fursy Teyssier - 2016 art director and exhibition on site
Alcest - Exclusive set performing “Écailles De Lune” in its entirety for the first time ever plus a “best of” set
Secrets of the Moon will play an exclusive acoustic concert (world premiere!)
Iron Mountain will play their first concert in central Europe
Germ will make their first appearance in Europe
Vemod will again play a special set attuned to Balver Höhle
Les Discrets will deliver their only festival show in 2016 premiering songs from the upcoming third album
Helrunar will play their first concert after three years and the only one in 2016
Sol Invictus will play featuring Don Anderson (Agalloch), Matt Howden and Jo Quail
Bohren und der Club of Gore will be the first non-Prophecy band at Prophecy Fest
Antimatter will play an exclusive 2000-2007 setlist
GlerAkur live premiere!
Völur: First concert in Europe!
Hekate: Unique ceremony entitled "Die Sonne im Geiste"!
Trollmusic - concert evening
Alvenrad - world premiere
The Good Hand / Mirna's Fling - special mix set
Wöljager - music theater

Running order:

Unlike other festivals, we will not start with the most „unknown“ artist and end with the „headliners“.
To us, they are all headliners and were chosen because we expect an amazing performance from them.
Therefore, all artists will have the playing time they need for their performance, and the running order will reflect what we consider the optimum in terms of dramaturgy and suspension.

Thursday (Hönnetalhalle, Balve-Beckum):
19.00 Trollmusic concert evening
Alvenrad / Mirna's Fling / The Good Hand

Friday (Balver Höhle, Balve):
15.20 Hekate
17.10 Germ
18.30 Les Discrets
20.15 Iron Mountain
21.45 Secrets of the Moon
23.30 Helrunar

Saturday (Hönnetalhalle, Balve-Beckum)
11.00 Wöljager (music theater, seated)

Saturday (Balver Höhle):
13.50 Völur
15.10 Bohren & Der Club Of Gore
16.50 Antimatter
18.30 GlerAkur
20.00 Alcest
21.50 Sol Invictus
23.20 Vemod

Ticket price is 86,90 Euro (incl. presale fee).
Ticket includes a hardcover program book with festival sampler CD.
Tickets are limited.

Handicapped people:
There is a special platform for handicapped people. Our helping hands will assist you.

Helping Hands:
An event such as Prophecy Fest entails a lot of work, so in order to make it all perfect, we offer you to participate in the organization.
This means help in different sectors, f.i. light security, backstage help, ticket hosting, support around the stage, etc.

Be aware of the following before you apply:
- You have to be of mature age (18 years).
- You will get a free festival ticket and you can use the camping area for free.
- You will get a free “Helfende Hände” (helping hands) crew shirt, a hardcover programme book including CD, the Prophecy club membership 2017 and backstage access.
- You can have drinks and food from the backstage buffet.
- You are taking responsibilities and are not supposed to "hang around".
- This also means that you might not be able to see the performances of your favorite artists.

To apply, please write an email to epost ((@)) prophecy (dot) de

Camping site Balver Höhle:
There is a camping area directly at Balver Höhle. This area is very basic with little infrastructure (only toilets + water). Price is 15 € per tent.

Guest houses/small hotels in and near Balve:

Vacation park Sorpesee:
Sorpesee (8 km from Balve) is a vacation park with many accommodation facilities such as a camping site, wood houses, troll hotels, etc.

How to get to Balve:
The city of Balve is situated in the Sauerland, 50km southeast of the Ruhr district.
Balver Höhle
Helle 2
58802 Balve, Germany

The closest airports are Dortmund, Köln/Bonn, Münster/Osnabrück, Frankfurt/Main, Frankfurt/Hahn, Paderborn/Lippstadt, Düsseldorf, Weeze/Niederrhein, Kassel.
From there, you can travel by rental car or by train. Train connections go directly to Balve. Deutsche Bahn

There is a parking site near Balver Höhle (and near the camping site). Parking fee is 3 € per car.


We are proud to announce that Fursy Teyssier (LES DISCRETS) will be art director of Prophecy Fest 2016. He will design all visuals for the fest and will make an exhibition of his art at Balver Höhle!

Alcest will favour us with a complete performance their classic “Écailles De Lune” album plus a "best-of" set! This special performance will be exclusive to Prophecy Fest 2016.

World premiere! Secrets of the Moon will play an exclusive acoustic concert at Prophecy Fest 2016!

Iron Mountain will play their first concert in Central Europe!

Germ: First concert in Europe! Only European concert in 2016!

Vemod favour us with another, special set for Balver Höhle!

Les Discrets will premier their upcoming 3rd album with an exclusive festival show on Prophecy Fest!

Helrunar will perform their exclusive 2016 concert at Prophecy Fest! It will be their first show since 2013.

Sol Invictus onetime line-up feat. Don Anderson (Agalloch), Matt Howden and Jo Quail!

Bohren Und Der Club Of Gore are the first non-Prophecy band at Prophecy Fest!

Antimatter will play an exclusive 2000-2007 setlist!

GlerAkur live premiere!

Völur: First concert in Europe!

Hekate: Unique ceremony entitled "Die Sonne im Geiste"!