Open Flair is a heavy rock festival in Germany that has over 30 years experience in mixing international artists with homegrown talent.
Held in the small town of Eschwege, the festival has showcased the likes of Sum 41, Rise Against, Enter Shikari, Biffy Clyro and even Iggy Pop in its intimate, country town setting.
But alongside those is a diverse lineup of German artists, demonstrating the dedication Open Flair has to nurturing the country's rock music scene, giving a vital platform to local bands it believes can make it on the global stage.
Almost exactly in the centre of the country, Eschwege is a beautiful German town with a population of 20,000. It is situated within the district seat of Werra-Meißner-Kreis.
The nearest major city to the festival is Hanover. From there, trains to Göttingen take around half an hour (running hourly), a subsequent train on to Eschwege takes a similar amount of time. Accounting for transfer time, the journey should take between 1.5 and 2 hours.
No, but the festival is located less than 5 minutes from the centre of Eschwege, where there are many banks and ATMs available.