‘Big Four’ Of German Thrash Metal, KREATOR, SODOM, DESTRUCTION And TANKARD Announce Festival For 2024

German Big Four Festival 2024

Thrash metal icons, KREATOR, have revealed details of the much-anticipated “Klash Of The Ruhrpott” festival, scheduled for July 20, 2024, at the Amphitheater Gelsenkirchen, in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. The gig promises the epic assembly of Germany’s renowned “Teutonic Big Four,” which includes KREATOR, SODOM, DESTRUCTION, and TANKARD.

This one-day thrash metal bonanza is set to be a grand tribute to the German metal scene, with a global audience expected to flock to this unique event, offering a rare chance to witness the power of German thrash metal in one unforgettable assembly.

KREATOR frontman Mille Petrozza commented: “I’m so happy we have an opportunity to present this package in the best way possible! It’s going to be a really special day, full of love and respect…and the most extensive KREATOR set ever…prepare for some DEEP CUTS!”

SODOM bassist and vocalist Thomas “Angelripper” Such says: “I am very happy to finally be able to share the stage with my old companions and friends again. A meeting with these four fantastic bands cannot be surpassed in terms of cult status. It will be a very special event for us and our fans. Until then, please stay healthy and confident. See ya soon… Cheers, Tom.”

Schmier from DESTRUCTION said: “Oh YES — we all have been waiting for this to happen, I am excited that it finally worked out! Hopefully this is the beginning of some more to come! We are super thrilled to be a part of this. Thanks for the invitation, Mille!”

TANKARD singer Andreas “Gerre” Geremia added: “Good things take time! Finally the four big will clash and thrash together. We feel very proud to be a part of this historical event!”

Tickets go on sale on Wednesday, August 2 at 10 a.m. CEST.

German Big Four Festival 2024