Reload Festival Germany confirms first headliner and 17 more bands for 2023

With POWERWOLF, the first headliner of the metal and hardcore open air festival has been confirmed for 2023. This year, the quintet has performed at Wacken Open Air and only about 12 months later, what is probably the most successful German metal band is ready with bared teeth for the next bloody foray at Reload Festival in Sulingen.

POWERWOLF do justice to the prominent position in the line-up with their spectacular live show and fill every supporter of melodic heavy metal with joy. For the first time at the Reload Festival, they will perform highlights from eight studio albums that have been released so far. These include long-running hits from the early works as well as more recent hits from the gold-winning albums Blessed & Possessed and The Sacrament Of Sin, as well as the most recent album Call Of The Wild.

TRIVIUM have secured a place at the forefront of 21st century heavy music for the past twenty years – in 2023 they secure a place among the top acts of Reload Festival. Frontman Matthew Heafy and his crew promise to be one of the most requested bands by festival-goers for a second time, delivering high-energy modern metal. Their latest album, In The Court Of The Dragon, has received rave reviews.

The scene high-flyers BEARTOOTH are also at the Reload Festival for the second time after their mega performance in 2018! This fearlessly determined and creative powerhouse from Ohio has perfected a sound that a generation of bands have been searching for. BEARTOOTH‘s music uses radio-grade bombast to blend raw emotion with noise-rock mayhem. They combine hard rock and hardcore in a way that is intelligent, melodic and simply captivating.

A total of 18 bands confirmed their appearance at the Reload Festival 2023 – Powerwolf, Trivium, Beartooth, Stick To Your Guns, Guano Apes, J.B.O., Knocked Loose, Sleep Token, Callejon, Terror, Imminence, Decapitated, Malevolence, Ektomorf, Gatecreeper, Frog Bog Dosenband, 100 Kilo Herz, Grailknights

We are very happy that we were able to win these great bands for the Reload 2023! We continue to be in very promising talks about additional acts and will be in touch with updates as soon as we can.

André Jürgens, Managing Director
Reload Festival Germany 2023 first poster