Lake on Fire Festival
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Background information
Genre(s) Stoner Rock, Doom, Psych, Sludge, Fuzz
Date(s) August
Location 4391 Waldhausen, Austria
Venue(s) Lake Stage at Nepomukteich
Years active 2012 - Present
Website Lake on Fire Official

Lake on Fire (LOF) is a summer open air Stoner Rock festival. Typically taking place in August, the event is annually held in the small village of Waldhausen im Strudengau, in Austria.

Lake on Fire is distinctive for it's floating stage on the Nepomukteich, with the audience on the waterfront and many concert viewers in the water itself. Initially starting as a single-day party with largely local acts, it's expanded into a two day event hosting bands from around the world. Notably the majority proceeds of Lake on Fire are donated to charities, specifically children's aid.

Events[edit | edit source]

2012[edit | edit source]

LOF Location

The first edition of Lake on Fire Festival, at the time a single-day event, was held on 8 September 2012. The charity of choice was for a support centre for handicapped children.[1]

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Main Stage
Sahara Surfers
The Grand Astoria
Far Away Town
Parasol Caravan

2013[edit | edit source]

The second edition of Lake on Fire Festival was held on August 9 & 10, 2013. The charity of choice was for SOS Children´s Village. Sungrazer were intended to be one of the headlining acts but canceled due to disbanding roughly two months before the festival. Monkey3 were announced as their replacement.[2]

9 August 10 August
Cojones Monkey3
Samsara Blues Experiment Been Obscene
1000Mods The :Egocentric
Deville MOTO
Methadone Skies Torso
Molior Superum
Dirt Deflector

2014[edit | edit source]

The third edition of Lake on Fire Festival was held on August 8 & 9, 2014. The charity of choice was for MOBISOM and support centers for handicapped children.[3]

8 August 9 August
Red Fang Colour Haze
The Atomic Bitchwax My Sleeping Karma
Stoned Jesus The Vintage Caravan
Grandloom Seven That Spells
Sativa Root Doomina
The Heavy Minds
Go Bananas

2015[edit | edit source]

The fourth edition of Lake on Fire Festival was held on August 7 & 8, 2015. Imagoscope Film and Visionenhändler Fotografie played a role in providing pictures of the festival and the impressions film (Now a yearly showcase for viewers and observers.). [4][5]

7 August 8 August
Papir Belzebong
Elder Kadavar
Mother's Cake Monkey3
Greenleaf Baby Woodrose
Mos Generator Parasol Caravan
Les Lekin Tuber
Black Rainbows
Open Jam Session

2016[edit | edit source]

The fifth edition of Lake on Fire Festival will be held on 5 and 6 August 2016.[6][7] The first bands of the lineup were announced in December of 2015.[8]

5 August 6 August
Radio Moscow Sunnata
Gomer Pyle Uncle Acid and the deadbeats
The Flying Eyes Causa Sui
Filthy Lucre Coogan's Bluff
Savanah White Miles
Kaleidobolt Naxatras
Minus Green

2017[edit | edit source]

The sixth edition of Lake on Fire was held between 4 and 5 August 2017.[9] By 7 May 2017 it would be announced that the event had completely sold out.[10] Day 1 would notably feature an afterparty featuring Ufonauten along with Hazy Dawgs. Also of note is that Ufomammut was intended to headline the second day but ultimately dropped off due to illness.

4 August 5 August
Tides From Nebula Brant Bjork
Elder Rotor
Sasquatch Acid King
The Cyborgs Siena Root
Triptonus Parasol Caravan
King Buffalo Weedpecker
Swanmay Mothers of The Land
High Brian

2018[edit | edit source]

The seventh edition of Lake on Fire was held between 3 and 4 August 2018, with initial donations to the local Waldhausen Red Cross among other places.[11]

3 August 4 August
Monolord Earthless
Graveyard Orange Goblin
Nebula Rotor
Dyse Ruby The Hatchet
The Machine Yawning Man
Willow Child Torso
Krpl Succopuss

2019[edit | edit source]

The eighth edition of Lake on Fire would be held on 2 and 3 August 2019, with some of the proceeds going to various charities. Tickets would go on sale in late April and would be sold out before the month would even end.[12] Monster Magnet were intended to headline but ultimately were forced to cancel due to frontman Dave Wyndorf requiring emergency surgery and thus would be replaced by Colour Haze. The Obsessed were also intended to perform but ultimately canceled due to scheduling conflicts which led to the majority of their 2019 European tour being canceled. My Sleeping Karma were intended to play Lake on Fire but also canceled due to one of the members suffering from undisclosed health issues.[13]

2 August 3 August
DJ Skipthru DJ Road Tripper
Colour Haze Windhand
The Vintage Caravan Om
Naxatras Tides From Nebula
The Picturebooks Hallas
Ouzo Bazooka Dopelord
Ozymandias Minus Green
Vu Garde Iah

2020[edit | edit source]

The 2020 edition of Lake on Fire Festival was originally intended for 31 July - 2 August 2020. However with The CO-VID19 Pandemic the country of Austria decided that events and festivals would be prohibited through late August. Thus the 2020 edition would be moved to 2021. Lake on Fire would also donate 1.500€ to the neunerhaus in Vienna, an organisation that helps homeless people with food and medical care.[14]

2021[edit | edit source]

While an official date has not been announced yet the 2021 edition of Lake on Fire would be presumably set for July/August 2021 and also in observance of the festival's tenth anniversary.

External Links[edit | edit source]


References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lake on Fire via Wayback MachineLake on Fire Partners via Wayback Machine, accessed February 10, 2016.
  2. Lake on Fire Facebook EventLake on Fire Festival 2013, accessed February 10, 2016.
  3. Lake on Fire Facebook EventLake on Fire Festival 2014, accessed February 10, 2016.
  4. Lake on Fire Facebook EventLake on Fire Festival 2015, accessed February 10, 2016.
  5. 2015 Schedule2015 Schedule, accessed February 10, 2016.
  6. Stormbringer Magazine
  7. Stormbringer Magazine
  8. Facebook Event for the 2016 edition.Lake on Fire Festival 2016, accessed February 10, 2016.
  9. Lake on Fire Facebook Event
  10. Lake on Fire Facebook
  11. Lake on Fire Facebook
  12. Lake on Fire Facebook
  13. Lake on Fire Facebook
  14. Lake on Fire Facebook
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