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Update for 2015

Life has been very quiet in HATLAND over the winter, as is normal for the brown hat species.

There are already plans afoot for many festivals in 2015 though! Look for us at

  • Protzen
  • Ragnarok
  • PartySan

we’ll also be at Heavy Days in Doomtown and Roadburn, athough possibly these arenas are not suitable for the chaos created by the Brown Hat.

Metal Days 2013

Dodgy drive over aside, and forgetting the CRAP VIP camping, Brutal Assault immediately became one of my favourite festivals! Huge line up, classy venue in a Castle, cave bars, cheap awesome beer, friendly randoms. What is not to like? I can even forgive the downpour. The one HUGE downside? It is held on the same weekend as my OTHER new favourite festival, Party.San. Thrice damned!

Party.San 2014

Party.San was a blast, everything from the happy campers who drove out from England, the mighty Berlin Metal Camp, the Schweine Haxe breakfast and even some bands! Nocturnal, Benediction, Malevolent Creation, Skeletonwitch, Grand Magus and Katatonia, just to name a few.

So much fun I took almost no photos. :-/ There are a few more coming up from contributors, so take a look back in a week or so.


In Flammen 2013

In Flammen, another local and awesome fest! This year featuring not only a festival virgin, but a metal virgin too! Yeah!  Cryptopsy killed it (and featured on these very pages), Ahab were as good as expected and Ektomorf gave us the laughs!

We’ll be back to this one for sure!

Protzen 2013

Protzen is an awesome little fest close to Berlin. It kicks off the summer season, 21st and 22nd June in 2013. Highlights, other than the brown hat of course, were the MIGHTY Master, Ghost Brigade and Malignant Tumor.

Photos severely reduced this time, we have about 40, some blurred, lots of repetitions, but in the interest of quality, we bring you ONLY THE BEST! See you at PoA next year!

Heavy Days in Doomtown 2013

My first festival in Copenhagen, the crushingly heavy Heavy Days in Doomtown was a huge success for the Brown Hat! Featuring members of Alunah, Horse Latitudes, Pagan Altar, Oresund Space Collective, Samothrace and the most memorable HDDT “S’ Invasion!

Solfest 2010

Contesting hard for the title of my favourite festival ever, Solfest in Cumbria.

Random Couchsurfers

No Metal Fest here, just assorted randoms passing through my life who got the honor of donning the BROWN HAT.