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Sabaton from Sweden headlining the first day of 2016's Elbriot

Elbriot (Elbe riot) is an annual open air music festival in Hamburg, Germany, which features heavy metal and hardcore punk bands.[1] It is organized by Hamburg Konzerte agency.


The festival takes place on the compound of the Hamburg Wholesale Market. The first edition of the festival was sold out completely in a very short time with 14,000 tickets.[2] It faced some organizational problems partly due to the high number of visitors, such as unnecessary barriers or lack of supply of drinks. In the subsequent years, a revised approach was introduced, such as a changed entrance situation and fewer barriers.[3] The metal core band As I Lay Dying had to cancel their appearance in 2013, because their frontman Tim Lambesis was arrested shortly before. Caliban filled in during 2013, and Wovenwar, founded by three former members of As I Lay Dying, played in 2014.[3] The second festival was overshadowed by cool temperatures, gusts of wind and some rain showers. Of Mice & Men had to cancel their appearance due to illness; Caliban played instead again.[4] The third festival took place under extremely warm conditions, but there were no major injuries reported.



  1. ^ "Elbriot Event". gowherewhen.com. Retrieved 5 June 2023.
  2. ^ Metal Hammer: Elbriot Festival 2013 mit Slayer ist komplett ausverkauft, metal-hammer.de, in German
  3. ^ a b Metal ohne Feuerpause auf dem Großmarkt, Die Welt, 14 August 2014, in German
  4. ^ Press Release Hamburg Konzerte 16 August 2014

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