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Rock am Ring bans backpacks (but bumbags are OK)

In response to the Manchester Arena terror attack, Rock am Ring and Rock im Park have followed W:O:A's lead in prohibiting rucksacks in the festival arena

By IQ on 26 May 2017

Festivalgoers, Rock am Ring 2016, MLK Rock im Park

Festivalgoers at Rock am Ring 2016

image © MLK

Following the “horrendous attack in Manchester” earlier this week, Marek Lieberberg Konzertagentur has announced that backpacks will be prohibited at this year’s Rock am Ring and Rock im Park.

Following in the footsteps of Wacken Open Air, the German sister festivals will be rucksack-free zones this summer, with keys, wallets, mobile phones and bum bags/fanny packs the only personal items allowed into the main festival arena.

That includes any drinks containers – including water bottles – although the festivals will provide free water on site.

In German, a full list of prohibited items is pictured below (no selfie sticks!):

Rock am Ring/Rock im Park prohibited items

Promoter Marek Lieberberg on Tuesday paid tribute to those who lost their lives in Manchester, calling the bombing of Manchester Arena “an attack on our freedom, culture and [way of] life”.


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