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Distorted guitar riffs fill the air at this one-day heavy metal and hard rock festival behind the barbed wire walls of the old state prison in Horsens. A lineup of established international and Danish acts awaits.

Heavy Metal Event in Jutland

Once a year, the old state prison of Horsens is turned into a battlefield of heavy riffs and hard-hitting drumbeats when the Jailbreak metal festival opens the gates to the formerly locked-up building. The line-up offers well-known international headliners and an exciting and varied assortment of hard-hitting bands. The festival offers concerts on two different stages ­ – a large stage in the inner yard of the prison and a smaller indoor stage. Jailbreak is a two-day festival with concerts from midday to midnight. 


Lineup 2024

When Jailbreak opens its doors for the second time on August 16-17 2024, the festival offers an exciting lineup of bands: 

Pretty Maids



Mr. Big




Ugly Kid Joe

See the full line-up here


Enjoy the Festival Atmosphere at Jailbreak Camping

Get the full festival experience by bringing your own tent to the lawn of the outer prison yard of the old prison. Sleeping on the prison grounds is possible on the nights before and after the concerts. You can also sleep in your own camper or caravan in a separate section of the camping grounds.


Book your ticket

Book your ticket here and choose if you want to sleep on the prison grounds.

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