LIVE WIRE FROM USA - TO CELLE'23

Do you still remember? In 2019, for the very first time, we had a band from the USA to hit the stage at the International AC/DC Fan Meeting (THUNDHERSTRUCK from California).

This time , we once more looked across the big pond in the cause of our"band casting
2023". We  discovered LIVE WIRE from the USA: The combo with lead singer Francis Crouse, who visually could undoubtedly be a close
relative of Brian Johnson, promises an authentic AC/DC experience both in sound and show.

LIVE WIRE was founded in 2000 in the New York metropolitan area and is dedicated to an authentic reproduction of AC/DC's stage
performance. Since then, they have performed on five continents and numerous countries by now - in addition to the USA, they have
also performed in Canada, Egypt, Spain, Turkey, Finland, Venezuela, Peru, Honduras and many other regions. It's about time to finally
see them in Celle, Germany!

Regulars of previous AC/DC fan meetings will certainly remember experiencing lead singer Francis Crouse on stage in 2018 with his
powerful voice - and the 2019 fan meeting annual motif famously adorned his likeness from that performance.
Rhythm guitarist Bill Voccia, bass guitarist Joe Whalen and drummer Billy Rauff combine as a driving force from the background to
provide a wall of sound of pure rock 'n' roll power.

Last but not least, Mike Hughes on lead guitar completes the AC/DC sound experience - a rawessence, power and electricity of what an
AC/DC show is all about: high voltage rock'n'roll at its finest.

Info on the band:
https://www.acdctributeband.com/
https://www.facebook.com/acdctribute/

HOLE FULL OF LOVE IN CELLE '23

It's already been more than four years since HOLE FULL OF LOVE shook the foundations of the Music Hall at the International AC/DC Fan Meeting 2018 with a thunderstorm of sound from the Bon Scott era.

We thought "all good things come in threes" and thus invited them again to play at the premiere of our fan meeting at the new location in Celle.

"A Tribute to 70's AC/DC" describes exactly what the band is all about: with their ultra-straight stage show, consistently committed to the rock'n'roll beginnings of the early AC/DC years, the band around frontman Dario always creates bewilderment. Mostly to be found in the Rhine-Main area next to Frankfurt, HOLE FULL OF LOVE are also on tour nationwide - among others, they have already played as support for Foreigner and Rose Tattoo. For the International AC/DC Fan Meeting the stage is definitely ready for "HOLE FULL OF LOVE" once more!

HOLE FULL OF LOVE will be the first band to play on Fantreffen Saturday with a hammer song selection from the Bon Scott era! "Safety note": Please leave some stamina for the second Saturday band, because they also promise the full board of concentrated AC/DC power :-)

Info about the band:
https://www.facebook.com/holefull
http://holefull.de/

BEDLAM IN CELLE '23

We are undoubtedly living in crazy times that are affecting all areas of life.

So crazy that - since the beginning of the pandemic - the International AC/DC Fan Meeting has had to be canceled three times.

It's about time that we will finally change that and - apart from the topics that are currently driving our lives - are going to celebrate a loud AC/DC weekend with fans from all over the world. So we can proudly announce: The countdown to the restart of the International AC/DC Fan Meeting has begun. Time and place have changed - the rest remains as we have been used to for the last few years:

The next International AC/DC Fan Meeting will take place on September 29nd and 30th, 2023 in the CD-Kaserne in Celle.

With the CD-Kaserne team we have found a partner on our wavelength. After initial talks and an on-site visit by a delegation from the organization team from October 22nd to 23th, we were able to wrap everything up and look forward to the coming year full of optimism and zest for action.

Why was the appointment postponed?
As you have probably noticed, the originally planned date, which we had all been relying on, had to be postponed by a week due to a new situation with regard to overnight accommodation.

The reason:
Celle is around 40 kilometers away in the haze of Hanover and is therefore heavily frequented with overnight stays when major trade fairs are held there. The EMO, the world's largest trade fair for metalworking, will take place on the weekend originally planned, and it is already becoming apparent that there will hardly be any more rooms to book in Celle and the surrounding area.

Even if everything would have been perfect with the venue, bands, etc., it makes no sense to present the fans, some of whom travel long distances, with an event during which they have no chance of finding accommodation within reasonable reach and acceptable prices.
This annoys us in the organizational team itself, but it cannot be changed. We hope you understand.

Take a look at the new location on the website and Facebook page:
https://cd-kaserne.de/cd-kaserne-ggmbh/kurzinformation.html
https://www.facebook.com/CDKaserne

 

On our website in the hotel section you will find an some informations with suggestions for accommodation in and around Celle.
We will provide you with further news about the bands, the start of advance sales and everything else that is important over the next few months via the website, Facebook page and the eCircle - these (and no other) are the three channels where you can find official information directly from the organization team.

There's Gonna Be Some Rockin' in Celle 2023!
Your orgateam

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THE TRIP GOES ON - IN 2023

It's been quiet here for a while - so we on the part of the organization team would like to start you again with the current status of what the international AC/DC fan meeting looks like:

Let's get the sad part of the news over with first: There will definitely be no fan meeting organized by us in 2022, not even a "small replacement". We were looking for an interim solution at a different location for  the intended weekend - unfortunately this cannot be implemented.

But now to the good news: the journey will continue at a new location next year!

First of all, a thunderous thank you to the fan community and organizers - we couldn't have dreamed of so much support:

We received more than 40 (!) location suggestions - some suggested by the fans, some the operators contacted us themselves.

We didn't expect such great feedback from those who would like to support the idea of ​​the fan meeting - balm for the organizing team after some incomprehensible complaining and insults from some corners after we had to pull the ripcord for Geiselwind.

The organizing team checked all the suggestions and sounded out the important necessary framework conditions for location, price structure, infrastructure, transport connections, etc. We were in contact with contacts from several locations that are suitable for an event in the usual form.

From the group that was shortlisted, we have now found a fine location for 2023 where we would like to host the fan meeting. We will announce where and when it will be once further issues have been clarified and everyone involved has agreed.

So much can already be revealed: We are in contact with a highly motivated team that lets you feel the enthusiasm and spirit that also drives the organizing team to organize such an event "by fans for fans" on a voluntary basis and not with commercial aspects in the foreground. It will be in Germany, but no longer in Bavaria, and we are orienting ourselves on the date in such a way that we are moving from mid-October to the probably warmer season towards mid/end of September. We will announce more here when it is clarified.

Let there be rock - your orgateam

THANK YOU AC/DC-FAN-FAMILY!

Thank you - you guys are awesome!

After announcing what was probably the most difficult decision the organizing team had to make since organizing fan meetings, it was clear that this would trigger reactions.

In addition to numerous comments on our Facebook page, many loyal fans have posted unforgettable moments and photos from the 9 Geiselwind meetings over the past few years. We received encouragement, approval and a lot of honest positive feedback not only here, but also via e-mails, messengers and calls to members of the orgateam: signs of appreciation that felt damn good, especially in such a situation. We were surprised and delighted that we received so many suggestions for new locations from fans: Thank you very much!

This shows the community spirit of those who have been firmly rooted in the fan family for decades and accompany them on their journey through all the ups and downs. For us in the organization team, this is exactly an incentive to steer positively and full of energy into a future - even if it is still unclear - "by fans for fans". That is exactly what is extraordinarily precious, why we like to contribute our energy to the fan community. These reactions and messages did everyone in the team very well. We accept criticism and welcome suggestions. But moaning, nagging and insults are absolutely out of place.

THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO CONTINUES TO SUPPORT OUR IDEA! WE SALUTE YOU!

After announcing what was probably the most difficult decision the organizing team had to make since organizing fan meetings, it was clear that this would trigger reactions.

In addition to numerous comments on our Facebook page, many loyal fans have posted unforgettable moments and photos from the 9 Geiselwind meetings over the past few years. We received encouragement, approval and a lot of honest positive feedback not only there, but also via e-mails, messengers and calls to members of the orgateam: signs of appreciation that felt damn good, especially in such a situation. We were surprised and delighted that we received so many suggestions for new locations from fans: Thank you very much!

This shows the community spirit of those who have been firmly rooted in the fan family for decades and accompany them on their journey through all the ups and downs. For us in the organization team, this is exactly an incentive to steer positively and full of energy into a future - even if it is still unclear - "by fans for fans". That is exactly what is extraordinarily precious, why we like to contribute our energy to the fan community. These reactions and messages did everyone in the team very well. We accept criticism and welcome suggestions. But moaning, nagging and insults are absolutely out of place.

THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO CONTINUES TO SUPPORT OUR IDEA! WE SALUTE YOU!

International AC/DC fan meeting will not take place in Geiselwind in 2022

Hello Rockers & Rollers,
Dear AC/DC fan base,

Two years of rock 'n' roll deprivation are behind us. More than two years in which we have been longingly waiting for normality to finally return and for us to be able to enjoy the beloved sounds of Angus & Co in Geiselwind (and of course elsewhere) again at a reasonable volume with suitable drinks and with many like-minded people.

As soon as the Corona situation seems to be moving in the right direction, politics goes completely crazy and people kill themselves right on our doorstep - it is to cry for.
We from the organization team are stunned at all this madness and are racking our brains for the third time in a row as to how we should deal with this situation.

In the last three months we have had intensive discussions with each other, but above all with the operators of the truck stop in Geiselwind.
And then, contrary to expectations, another problem came up: In addition to the imponderables resulting from the pandemic and the war in Ukraine, the general conditions in Geiselwind have also changed significantly.

The costs to be borne by us have reached a magnitude that would impose shackles on a new edition of our fan meeting - it would be the tenth in Geiselwind - which we do not want to accept as it is. Because the consequences would be serious:
Poor, hardly enforceable fees for the bands or alternatively fewer bands, less supporting program, drastically higher entrance fees (order of magnitude "factor 2"or even "factor 3" ) and in the end still an extremely high cost risk for us.

Under these conditions, our motto "By fans for fans" becomes a farce because we can only plan and act according to commercial aspects. This has nothing to do with Rock'n'Roll and fun anymore - it just sucks!!!
For this reason, we have decided with a heavy heart not to hold a fan meeting in Geiselwind this year either.

BUT: We are looking for an alternative, because of course we are just as excited as you are to finally hold a huge AC/DC party again and to spend a weekend with the big fan family, as we all love it.
The search for an alternative location has begun, but is proving difficult. If you have a tip for a suitable venue, please contact us (Mail: Orga). We don't want to leave anything untried, but of course the bar is EXTREMELY high with Geiselwind.

We will inform you as soon as possible about the further procedure. However, it was important to us that you already know that hotel reservations in Geiselwind will not be needed this year.

See you soon - wherever that may end up!

Your orga team

GEISELWIND VOL.10 in 2022 ?

Since the last fan meeting in October 2019,

we have been waiting eagerly for Geiselwind Vol.10 to take place and for the MusicHall to once again become the melting pot of the global AC/DC fan community for one weekend. We have already had to cancel the International AC/DC Fan Meeting twice and are now full of hope that it will finally be possible again on Friday 14th and Saturday 15th October 2022. 

End of January - what do we know today? The date is set and you can make a note of it. Three bands are planned such as a collectors' market on Saturday afternoon as well as a supporting program over both days around AC/DC. 

Many other things are of course not yet clear today, almost nine months before the planned date - e.g. whether an indoor event with around 1,000 visitors in the shape we are used to can take place by then. No reasonable statement can be made today either about the permitted number of visitors or about conditions such as "pandemic rules" or what traveling to and from Germany for foreign visitors or bands may look like until then. 

In any case, we are planning ahead and hope to get more clarity in the course of the spring. We will always keep you up to date on further developments via the website www.acdc-fantreffen.com, the Facebook page and the eCircle. Let's all hope to see many AC/DC crazies from all over the world again soon! 

Stay healthy! 

Your organizational team 

Neuer AC onlineshop: AC/DC-Merchandise.com

Vor wenigen Tagen ging ein neuer Online-Shop an den Start: AC/DC-Merchandise.com hat offizielles AC/DC-Material im Programm und supportet AC/DC-Fantreffen wie Geiselwind und das Bonfest. Schaut mal vorbei:

https://acdc-merchandise.com/ oder https://www.facebook.com/Acdc-Merchandisecom-103362632098699

Wir grüßen OHRDORF

SYSTEMS STILL DOWN: FANTREFFEN 2021 CANCELLED

Concerning the International AC/DC Fan Meeting Vol.10 - originally planned last year, we have bad news again: Unfortunately Geiselwind 2021 has to be canceled and will be postponed by a year.

Up until the very end we were full of hope that Geiselwind could finally take place again - well, less than four months before it started, we had to pull the rip cord again with a heavy heart: The global pandemic situation is improving and luckily there are now vaccines. Nevertheless, there are still too many questions whether an event inside a venue with around 1,000 international visitors and musicians could take place in October in the shape we know and love. If it is still unclear whether we could be confronted with requirements such as masks, seats, alcohol bans, reduced number of guests, etc., there's too less sense: We all want to rock'n'roll, party wildly and finally after a long abstinence hug each other!

 We are confident that we will live in a world "after Corona" next year and that we will be able to make Geiselwind shake again! Save the date: Geiselwind Vol.10 will start on October 14th and 15th, 2022!

 Sad but also hopeful greetings from your organization team