Stoned From The Underground
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Poster from the 2012 edition.
Background information
Genre(s) Stoner Metal, Stoner Rock, Doom Metal
Date(s) July
Location Erfurt, Germany (2001 - 2006, 2009 - Present)
Sondershausen, Germany (2007 - 2008)
Venue(s) Alperstedter See (2009 - Present)
Years active 2001 - Present
Promoter(s) Stoned From The Underground, Caligula666
Associated Events Roadburn Festival, Stoner Hands of Doom
Website SftU Official

Stoned From The Underground is a stoner rock/metal festival hosted in Erfurt, Germany. Bouncing around several dates before settling in July it is notably one of the longest standing festivals in the stoner scene.

Background[edit | edit source]

2001[edit | edit source]

The inaugural Stoned From The Underground took place on 9 June 2001 at Woodstock Recordstore in Erfurt, Germany. The inaugural edition ran just a single day and featured an all-dayer lineup of eight bands.

Saturday 9 June
Smoke Blow
Red Aim
Celestial Season
Candybar Planet
The Krauts

2002[edit | edit source]

The second edition of Stoned From The Underground would be hosted on 13 and 14 September 2002 at Nordstrand in Erfurt, Germany.[1]

13 September[edit | edit source]

Gas Giant Greenleaf
Good Witch of The South Ojo Rojo
Zerocharisma Acid Test
The Daredevils

14 September[edit | edit source]

The Awesome Machine Colour Haze
Calamus Marvin Go
Sunride Duster 69
Demon Cleaner Rotor
Payola Sheperd
Low Gravity Circus

2003[edit | edit source]

The third edition of Stoned From The Underground would be held on 12 and 13 July 2003 at Nordstrand in Erfurt, the first edition to be hosted in July which would be it's annual date of choice thereafter. The festival would also switch back to a single stage, all day format.[2]

12 July 13 July
The Rockaholics Downtown Darlings
The Lucky Punch Sugarbombs
The Atomic Bitchwax The Hidden Hand
Astrosoniq Zen
Weed in The Head Misdemeanor
Magnified Eye Rodeo Queen
Blag Cobra Souldivider
The Great Escape

2004[edit | edit source]

The fourth annual Stoned From The Underground would be held on 16 and 17 July at Nordstrand in Erfurt. Both nights would have their main bands perform from 9:45 - 11:00PM with extensive afterparties to follow.[3]

16 July 17 July
Spancer Lesbian Lipstick
Gorilla Monsoon Midnight Runners
Sasquatch Spoiler
Brumm Brumm Bose Sissies
Odin Grange Rite
Sgt. Sunshine Marshan
Highlight Hypnos 69
Sunburn Terraplane
Iguana Mandala

2005[edit | edit source]

The fifth annual Stoned From The Underground would be hosted on 15 and 16 July 2005 at Nordstrand in Erfurt. A DVD was released showcasing various bands from the festival.[4]

2006[edit | edit source]

The sixth edition of Stoned From The Underground would take place on 14 and 15 July 2006 at Nordstrand in Erfurt. Notably Walter Hoeijmakers (Roadburn Festival) would serve as the guest DJ for the festivities.[5]

14 July 15 July
Mojo Jazz Mob Sahg
The Shocker Volt
Midnight Runners Sheavy
Colour Haze Disengage
Truckfighters Monkey3
Rotor Josiah
Mother Misery Causa Sui
Buckweedz Hainloose
The Last Supper

2007[edit | edit source]

The 2007 edition of Stoned From The Underground would take place on 6 and 7 July 2007. Notably it'd be the first edition outside of Erfurt, taking place at Freizeitpark Possen in Sondershausen, Germany. Walter Hoeijmakers (Roadburn Festival) would return as the guest DJ for the festivities.[6]

6 July 7 July
Pristine Hellamor
Nebula Stone Wall Noise Orchestra
Brain Police The Heads
Glow Pawnshop
Wall Of Sleep Hypnos 69
My Sleeping Karma Dyse
3 Speed Automatic Blood of The Sun
Stone Wedge Phased
Widow People's Pub ORWO6
Desert Sun
Born To Hula

2008[edit | edit source]

The eighth annual Stoned From The Underground would be hosted on 11 and 12 July 2008 at Freizeitpark Possen in Sondershausen, Germany. It would be the last edition hosted in Sondershausen before returning to Erfurt the next year. Notably the festival was doing cross promotion with Stoner Hands of Doom, who hosted their only European edition in Germany that year. Details on the exact order and day shift of bands is unknown. Witchcraft were intended to be one of the headliners but dropped off for reasons unknown, with Orange Sunshine as their replacement.[7]

2009[edit | edit source]

The ninth annual Stoned From The Underground would be hosted on 10 and 11 July at Alperstedter See in Erfurt, Germany, returning to the city where the festival was originated. Walter Hoeijmakers (Roadburn Festival) would return as the guest DJ for the festivities.[8]

10 July 11 July
The Devil's Blood Monkey3
Valient Thorr Karma To Burn
Litmus Troy Torino
Gorilla Monsoon Long Distance Calling
Jud Doomraiser
Zed Siena Root
Hellroom Projectors Suma

2010[edit | edit source]

The tenth annual Stoned From The Underground would take place on 9 and 10 July 2010 at Alperstedter See in Erfurt, Germany. Brant Bjork would be announced as a surprise guest close to the festival taking place among their most stacked lineup to date.[9]

10 July 11 July
Peter Pan Speedrock Ufomammut
Garcia Plays Kyuss Brant Bjork
Yawning Man Weedeater
Winnebago Deal Black Cobra
Kongh Saviours
Samsara Blues Experiment Nightstalker
Luna Negra Firebird
Highway Child
The Machine

2011[edit | edit source]

The eleventh annual Stoned From The Underground would be hosted between 7 and 9 July 2011, the first edition to be hosted for three days. In regards to the venue the festival itself would return to Alperstedter See in Erfurt.[10][11]

7 July 8 July 9 July
Karma To Burn Vibravoid My Sleeping Karma
Valient Thorr Eyehategod Monster Magnet
Drive By Shooting Cowboys & Aliens Church of Misery
Grant National Jex Thoth Sungrazer
Coogans Bluff Lonely Kamel
The Egocentrics Glowsun
Marant Planet of Zeus

2012[edit | edit source]

The twelfth annual Stoned From The Underground would take place between 12 and 14 July 2012 at Alperstedter See in Erfurt.[12]

12 July 13 July 14 July
The Cyborgs Beehoover Pyuss
The Flying Eyes Saint Vitus Neume
Dampfmaschine Tito & Tarantula Orange Goblin
Cojones Red Fang Crowbar
Bushfire Brain Police Baby Woodrose
Rotor Weedeater
Kadavar Fatso Jetson
Stonehead Sons of Otis
King Kronos Sigiriya

2013[edit | edit source]

The thirteenth annual Stoned From The Underground would take place between 11 and 13 July 2013, at Alperstedter See in Erfurt.[13]

11 July 12 July 13 July
Operators Sardonis Hercules Propaganda
Earthless Mustasch Lowrider
Pelican Acid King Pothead
The Atomic Bitchwax Truckfighters Five Horse Johnson
Mirror Queen Troubled Horse Lord Vicar
Isoptera Horisont Been Obscene
The Gates of Slumber Black Bombaim
Trecker Deville

2014[edit | edit source]

The fourteenth annual Stoned From The Underground would take place between 10 and 12 July 2014, at Alperstedter See in Erfurt.[14]

10 July 11 July 12 July
Pentagram Colour Haze Graveyard
Valient Thorr Kylesa Ufomammut
The Vintage Caravan Mars Red Sky Dyse
Gonga Belzebong The Cosmic Dead
Cheap Thrills 2120's Brave Black Sea
Mother Engine Miss Lava
Treedeon Mandala
Slow Green Thing Grandfather
Black Mood

2015[edit | edit source]

The fifteenth annual Stoned From The Underground would take place between 9 and 11 July 2015, at Alperstedter See in Erfurt.[15]

9 July 10 July 11 July
Radio Moscow John Garcia Electric Wizard
Greenleaf Elder Pallbearer
Dead Lord Dozer Rotor
Stoned Jesus Mammoth Mammoth Danava
High Fighter The Midnight Ghost Train Monomyth
Fizzt Mos Generator Honeymoon Disease
Nick Oliveri Tricky Lobsters
White Miles Powder For Pigeons
The Moth

2016[edit | edit source]

The sixteenth annual Stoned From The Underground would take place between 14 and 16 July 2016, at Alperstedter See in Erfurt.[16]

14 July 15 July 16 July
Peter Pan Speedrock Brant Bjork Mother Tongue
Dopethrone Spiritual Beggars Gomer Pyle
1000mods Iron Walrus style="text-align:center;"
Stoned Jesus Kamchatka
Church of Mental Enlightenment Toundra
Breit Hypnos
The Order of Israfel

2017[edit | edit source]

The seventeenth annual Stoned From The Underground would take place between 13 and 15 July 2017, at Alperstedter See in Erfurt.[17]

13 July 14 July 15 July
All Them Witches Elder Kadavar
CJ Ramone Zeke Karma To Burn
Sasquatch Monolord Acid King
Samavayo Dool Earth Ship
Steak Mothership Child
Shotgun Valium King Buffalo Egypt
Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard DxBxSx
Giobia Beehoover
Hallucination Generation

2018[edit | edit source]

The eighteenth annual Stoned From The Underground would take place between 12 and 14 July 2018, at Alperstedter See in Erfurt. A pre-fest would be hosted on 27 April (Featuring Lonely Kamel and Black Mood.) and 28 April (Featuring Black Rainbows, Fastbeat and Superchargers.).[18][19]

12 July 13 July 14 July
Orchid Eyehategod Nebula
The Picturebooks Long Distance Calling Bongzilla
Thundermother Ufomammut Dirty Fences
Wucan The Devil and The Almighty Blues Sons of Otis
The Dwarves Downfall of Gaia The Machine
Into The Void Elephant Tree Dopethrone
Have Blue Hot Lunch
Red Stone Chapel Tschaika 21/16

2019[edit | edit source]

The nineteenth annual Stoned From The Underground would take place between 11 and 13 July 2019, at Alperstedter See in Erfurt. Notably Smoke Blow would headline the final day, the same band that headlined the first edition in 2001.[20]

11 July 12 July 13 July
Amenra 24/7 Diva Heaven Smoke Blow
Weedeater Colour Haze Mantar
Black Cobra Samsara Blues Experiment Yawning Man
Wyatt E. Nashville Pussy Thulsa Doom
Vug The Great Machine Somali Yacht Club
Osaka Rising Zig Zags Kaleidobolt
Bushfire Weedpecker
Treedeon Amanda Mida
Caffeine Beam Orchestra
Mount Gammaray Burns

2020[edit | edit source]

The twentieth annual Stoned From The Underground was intended for 9 - 11 July 2020 at Alperstedter See in Erfurt. Several bands would be announced through the winter including High on Fire, Thee Oh Sees, Graveyard, Mothership, The Atomic Bitchwax, Jucifer, Valient Thorr and many more. However on 19 April it would be announced that the festival would be canceled due to The CO-VID19 Pandemic and the restrictions the country put on major gatherings and events.[21]

2021[edit | edit source]

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