The name of the mach1 Festival might be irritating. But it is not the friends of Speed Metal who gather in Montabaur. In fact, friends of alternative Rock music are lured to the Westerwald by this festival. It offers all the advantages of a young up and coming open-air: a familiar atmosphere, fair prices and hungry bands. In the past two years, bands such as Less Than Jake, 4Lyn, Sick Of It All and The Bones were headliners.
If the combination of Westerwald and Alternative seems familiar in some way, then you are on the right track. The organizers of the mach1 Festival are the same as those behind the spAck! Festival. Both events are seperated only by the 1772 feet high Köppel Mountain, so that the festival grounds are only an estimated 11 miles apart. Crucial is the chronical separation though. The mach1 in June is the quasi perfect appetizer for the sister festival spAck! in September.