What can I expect visiting the AC/DC fan meeting?
To sum it up: Two days, three bands and a schedule based on AC/DC for both days. Visitors from all over the world come to the international AC/DC fan meeting - men, women, families, old people, young people, big people, small people - just everyone. They all share one similarity: the love to AC/DC and their music.
Since when takes the AC/DC fan meetings place?
The very first international AC/DC fan meeting took place in Nauheim (close to Frankfurt am Main) in 1988 and was hosted by the former AC/DC-Fanzine Daily Dirt. Many AC/DC fan meetings took place all over Germany since then. Since 2010 the fan meeting takes place in the MusicHall in Geiselwind. In the section "history" on this website you can get some impressions from the last years.
From 2023 on the fan meeting will take place in Celle at the venue "CD Kaserne".
Who organises the AC/DC fan meeting?
The Orgateam is mixed together by various AC/DC fans from all over Germany, with the ambition to create an event, where the global AC/DC family can meet and celebrate together. By this team the fan meeting is organised voluntarily within months of preperation without the aim to generate money. Our contractors are the Cultural Centre "CD Kaserne" in Celle, which provides location, hospitality, security and infrastructure.
Who is the boss of the AC/DC fan meeting?
The Orgateam organises and decides as an unity. Some specific tasks are done by individuals or small teams, but there is not one single person, who is the boss of everything. The only topics, which are separated, are the ones the organisation team is in charge of and the ones the Culture Centre "CD Kaserne" is responsible for.
Is only music from AC/DC played?
Which band is headliner?
How will the program for the next AC/DC fan meeting gonna be?
When and where can I get tickets?
Usually, the advance ticket sale starts between March and May. To be up to date, have a look in the section "news" on this website, now and then. As soon as the advance ticket sale starts, you can get tickets directly at the culture centre "CD Kaserne" or here in the section "tickets". Any further information can be found there.
Can I bring children to the AC/DC fan meeting or do they need to pay entrance as well?
Which bands perform on he next AC/DC fan meeting?
How can I get to Celle by public transport or by car?
Where can I park my car?
Can I bring my caravan or camper?
Where can I eat something?
In the open air area of the Event Hall is at afternoon a vehicle, selling grilled food. Also you can get coffee and cake aswell, usually. Around the Event Hall are various restaurants and in the centre of Celle, which is not far - only a few walking minutes - you can find even more restaurants.
Additionaly just around the corner is a Lidl shopping market.
When can I get in the hall?
Where can I stay overnight?
In the section "hotels" you can get information about the hotels in the surrounding area and a map, in which are different overight accomodations are marked. Furthermore, you can camp on the huge parking area of the culture centre "CD Kaserne"with a caravan or a camper. But there are no power stations at all.
So it'll be much better to camp on the Caravan Place in Celle, just a 10 minutes walk from the venue.
Where I can by food at the discounter?
What do I need to bring with me?
When does the AC/DC collectors fair starts?
I want to offer something at the collectors fair - where can I get information?
We are a band and we want to play at the AC/DC fan meeting - what do we need to do?
In recent years, the organizing team has collected an extensive list of band contacts and information, which is worked through every year when it comes to band selection. Bands that would like to perform at the international AC/DC fan meeting can contact the organization team via Facebook or email: Current videos of performances are very helpful, e.g. YouTube links, the possible playlists or information as to whether you are more Bon- or Brian-oriented, which show elements you have, of course internet presence, if available, etc. Bands that were noted on the contact list remain listed - Of course, there is no guarantee that you will be booked at some point: The requests are not selected in order, but according to the quality of the show in combination with the overall program.
How the bands are chosen?
Three bands on two days and only AC/DC: The organisation team pays attention to the playlists of the bands: as few song repetitions as possible, a program from the Bon Scott era, a program from the Brian Johnson era and besides the standard songs, also special songs, just like some which where never or rarely played by the original. This means the bands should be fine with rehearsing new songs, or waive songs, they have on their playlist usually, to provide variety.
As it is an international fan meeting, we try to get bands or at least some musicians from foreign countries. Showelements, ountfits and instruments can be close to the original, but do not need to. The important thing is audience and band enjoing each other. No perfection is demanded from the band, but still, one should be skilled in one's trade. Bands which proved their entertainment are likely being booked another time, as we try to get at least one band every fan meeting, which already thrilled the audience.
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