My first full festival coverage with Flyctory.com – I was really nervous while sitting on the train to Stuttgart and then heading on by car to Pfullendorf. The Seepark Biker Days were back after a Covid-19 hiatus – and had quite a cool lineup already at opening night. Here are my impressions from Friday on stage at the motorbike and music festival.
Seepark Biker Days 2023 – Day 1 Concerts – The Lineup
The opening act of the festival was Losing Gravity. The band from Frankfurt took the slot just a few days before the festival due to illness issues at the originally scheduled band, Boppin’ B. Losing Gravity is almost a neighboring act of that band, as they are from Frankfurt. The band describes themselves as American Rcck’n’Roll meets Frankfurt Rock City. Sounds like a perfect fit for this event.
Bonfire definitely deserve to be named legends of the German hard rock scene. The band from Ingolstadt is already active since 1972 and play under the current band name since 1986. The list of albums released so far is as long as the list of former and current band members. Founding member Hans Ziller, though, is active since the very beginning.
Last, but not least, the lineup of the first day in Pfullendorf featured April Art. The band released their first singles in 2022. Two years later, they were already touring as a support act through Europe. In early 2023, the also supported John Diva & the Rockets of Love, who are scheduled to rock Pfullendorf on the second day of the Seepark Biker Days. I featured April Arts album P.O.K.E.R.F.A.C.E. in here
Seepark Biker Days 2023 – Day 1 Concerts – The Shows
I just caught the last 30 minutes of the set of Losing Gravity. There are two stages at the Seepark – and the openers had the tough task to play on the outside one. This would have been fantastic with sun and some good beer – but unfortunately, it was very rainy at the beginning (which might also have reduced the number of visitors). The band did great, though – and thus absolutely deserved that there was less rain and finally even more fans around the stage. If the people finally get stuck at the stage, dance and clap to your music, you haven’t done too wrong, definitely.
The sun started to set – and Bonfire set the indoor tent stage on fire. Not only due the power the elder guys brought on stage, they even had some pyrotechnics on stage. The set was a nice trip through the band history. While most of the songs rocked hard, there were also rather emotional moments like You make me feel, which concluded the set before the encore. Hiring this band was definitely a wise decision by the Seepark Biker Days organizers. They seemed to be a perfect fit to the audience – and also had some fans who came just for the show. One of my highlights to me was the 2015 American Nights. Great performance!
Last, but not least, there was April Art. As Bonfire’s set took a bit longer than expected, they were some fifteen minutes delayed. They opened with the title track of their 2022 P.O.K.E.R.F.A.C.E. album. Especially lead singer Lisa-Marie Watz gave so much energy to the people that they were just having a great time with the band from Hesse. Even though the sound of April Art might feel “too modern” for a biker festival, the people had a great time with the band in the red pants. They partied far longer than midnight (when I was already writing on this concert report).
Seepark Biker Days 2023 – Day 1 Concerts – The Gallery
Here are 495 major size pictures of the shows. They are located in the concert gallery:
Seepark Biker Days 2023 – My Coverage
Apart from reviewing the RiKu Hotel Pfullendorf, I expect the following Flyctory.com coverage this weekend:
- Seepark Biker Days Pfullendorf 2023 – A Preview
- Seepark Biker Days Pfullendorf 2023 – Day 1 Concerts (30th June)
- Seepark Biker Days Pfullendorf 2023 – Day 2 Concerts (1st July)
- Seepark Biker Days Pfullendorf 2023 – Day 3 Concerts (2nd July)
- Seepark Biker Days Pfullendorf 2023 – Atmosphere & Impressions
The pictures of all three Seepark Biker Days 2023 days are summed up in a dedicated gallery group.
Postings about Concerts
All postings about concerts I visited:
Flyctory.com – List of all Media Reviews
Here is the list of all my Media Reviews (majorly music), sorted by artist name: