June 13th, 2017

News from our wacken friends:

Dear metalheads,
it’s that time again: W:O:A 2017 is sold out! All 75.000 3-DAY-ALL-IN-TICKETS are sold. THANX FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
After the enormous building operations (including the new beer pipeline) are more or less finished we have also reached the finishing line of the pre-sale. Despite all adverse circumstances and weather conditions of the last three years you have shown us once again that you are the best and most loyal fans in the world. Once again thanks for that!
Currently we are waiting for the last advance payments. Based on our experiences we always get a certain amount of returns due to not paid tickets. For those possible returns we have established a online waiting list giving all registered participants the chance to maybe still get a ticket.
You can find the waiting list here!
There will be no breaks in the days and weeks to come: All further info, area maps, opening hours, the festival alphabet and so on are more or less finished and are waiting for a release. The 28th edition of Wacken Open Air is coming and we are once again doing our best prepare the loudest & best party of the year for you – so stay tuned!

W:O:A team

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Wacken nearly SOLD OUT! Running Order Tool now online and more news…

June 9th, 2017

News from our wacken friends:

Dear Metalheads,
regarding the pre-sale we are drawing to a close. Considering the recent sales we expect to be sold out within the next week.
So if you still have not bought a ticket for W:O:A 2017 yet this might be your last chance!
Tickets are available at www.metaltix.com
Ticket-Hotline: +49 4827 – 999 666 66

W:O:A 2017 – 03.08. – 05.08.
with Volbeat, Accept & Orchester, Alice Cooper, Megadeth, Amon Amarth, Marilyn Manson, Avantasia, Kreator, Status Quo, Emperor, Morbid Angel, Heaven Shall Burn, Mayhem, Paradise Lost, Rage, Trivium, Napalm Death, Annihilator and more than 150 further bands!

Our well known Running Order Tool is back online! With this tool you can simply click on all your favorite W:O:A 2017 bands to create you own “Personal Running Order”.
Overlaps between two and more bands are marked in red!
As soon as you are finished you can create a downloadable PDF by simply clicking on the button.
You can find the Running Order Tool here!

We also have a new addition to the line-up. Kaiser Franz Josef (or KFJ) from Vienna in Austria will rock the Wasteland Stage with their kick ass rock n’ roll.
The band was recently support of nobody less then the mighty AC/DC themselves and will now give their debut at Wacken.

And here are some further recent changes of the Running Order: On Thursday the playtime of Mayhem will change to 60 minutes. On Friday the Beergarden stage will get longer changerover times due to the fact that Skyline will not play there. Lacuna Coil and Sonata Arctica will switch their slots

Until the festival begins there may be some further minor changes on some slots so check out the news frequently (subject to change)

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Just 12 days left… until WFF 2017

June 9th, 2017

To bring you into the right mood… ;)



Dong Running Order and Day Tickets

June 2nd, 2017

Our friends of the DONG Open Air have news:

Today we’re presenting you the running order of the 17th Dong Open Air. Additionally, we are serving you access to the festival day passes in our webshop. The final share of weekend passes is also still on sale, so get your ticket while supplies last!

Your Dong Team

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Wacken Running Order

May 26th, 2017

News from our wacken friends:


About 70 days are left until we meet again at Wacken Open Air! And today we can present you the first version of our Running Order! Who is going to play on which stage? The Running Order knows the answer! The Running Order isn’t cast in stone yet, small changes can happen at anytime.

You can find the first version here.
Both the prinatble version and our Running Order tool will be available in time before the festival starts. At the same time we can now present you another mixed wave of bands and acts!

Let’s start with the beer garden: The heavy blues band Shawn James & The Shapeshifters, the Livekaraoke Rockstarz and the rockabilly supergroup The Head Cat will play here. As you may know, Lemmy was part of the Head Cat group until he died, to act out his love for classical Rock ‘n’ Roll. The band will also play a show in the Bullhead City Circus. But back to the beer garden! The superb AC/DC tribute band Stinger and the Chinese folk metal band Tengger Cavalry. The band will travel from Beijing to Wacken!

The industrial band Tainia doesn’t need to travel so far, they are coming from northern Germany and will play at the Wasteland Stage. This stage will also feature Rampart from Bulgaria and the alternativ metal newcomers Null Positiv.

Our Wackinger Stage gets more acts too! The Austrian alpencore heroes Tuxedoo, the pagan folk band Waldkauz and the celtic folk rock band The Dolmen will rock here. Another addition here is Heimataerde, the band combines medieval instruments with dark electro elements. And it seems that Powerwolf have increase the size of their pack: Wolfheart will give you some melodic death metal at the Wackinger Stage, while Wolfchant are preparing a fine pagan metal show.

Henry Rollins returns with his spoken word show once more and the minstrels from Wirrwahr will perform as walking acts again.

No question: THE Wacken veterans will be back too! Skyline will again be the opening act for the Night To Remember.

The Bullhead City Circus gets some new names too! The britisch hard rock band Wild Lies will play here and also our community band Victims of Madness.

Last but not least: T.V. Smith will get support by the Die Toten Hosen drummer Vom Ritchie and becomes T.V. Smith & Vom Ritchie!

W:O:A 2017 – 03.08. – 05.08.
With Volbeat, Accept, Alice Cooper, Megadeth, Amon Amarth, Marilyn Manson, Avantasia, Kreator, Status Quo, Emperor, Morbid Angel, Heaven Shall Burn, Mayhem, Paradise Lost, Rage, Trivium, Napalm Death, Annihilator and over 100 additional bands!

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Wacken 2017 News

May 22nd, 2017

News from Wacken:
We are preparing some small and some big changes for the upcoming Wacken Open Air! The construction work from last autumn were only the first step of our investments and improvements. Today’s news is about the big stages and the sound in our infield. More news will follow soon!
The stage names:
Last year we asked you to submit suggestions to rename the Party Stage. More than 1000 suggestions reached us and they covered a huge range of ideas. Thank you for your ideas and your support! Some of the ideas were amazing! But still, none of them felt right for us. After many, many discussions, we came to the, at least for us, right idea: We need to understand our three big open air stages as one unit.

You can now rent your locker for the upcoming Wacken Open Air! The company BigBoxBerlin will again install some of their comfortable SafeBOX containers at Wacken. The SafeBOXes are both lockers and charging stations! The renewed containers are offering lockers in two sizes. You can find them at the Entrance Wacken Center / Party Stage and the entrance Plaza / Bullhead City.
Find out how it works and where to book these safe boxes here!

You made WackenTV go beyond the 20-million-views-mark – thank you very much! By now there are almost 800 clips on our YouTube channel, which can be a bit confusing. This is why we recommend to you the most historic, most beautiful and funniest clips in our mash up specials. On the occasion of the 20 million views it is today that we release the third of these specials on WackenTV.
You can find the third mashup here – Enjoy!

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With full force 2017 – 3 more bands

May 15th, 2017

Our friends from the WFF sent us 3 more bands to announce:




15 NEW NAMES for Graspop 2017

May 3rd, 2017

A new year, new names for the five stages at Graspop Metal Meeting 2017. Joining the bill for the 22nd edition are: A Day to Remember, Amenra, Architects, Brides of Lucifer, Crown The Empire, Every Time I Die, Gojira, King’s X, Like A Storm, Mastodon, MAX & IGGOR CAVALERA – RETURN TO THE ROOTS, Metal Church, Sabaton, Touché Amoré en W.A.S.P. Rammstein, Deep Purple and Evanescence have already been announced as the headliners.
In 2017, Graspop Metal Meeting premiers a new diabolical super group: Brides Of Lucifer, a remarkable collaboration between the Kolacny brothers (Scala), Koen Buyse (Zornik) and Ives Mergaerts. A metal band fronted by 20 women – an almighty clash between driving guitars and blood curdling vocals. Or, in other words: Scala goes metal!
Graspop Metal Meeting is also proud to add Brazilian metal legends Max and Iggor Cavalera to the line-up with their RETURN TO ROOTS tour. The brothers are celebrating the 20th anniversary of the legendary Sepultura album ‘Roots’, to be played in its entirety on Saturday June 17 in the Marquee!
On Sunday 18 June – closing the festival with violently explosive guitars, flashing shades, thundering drums, addictive melodies and a two-ton tank – is: Sabaton! Out-and-out audience favourites at the Graspop Metal Meeting. It’s their sixth appearance on stage in Dessel. If you’re a fan, get dressed for the occasion, because it’s your last chance to see Sweden’s warriors Sabaton before their long and well-earned sabbat(on)ical from concert stages in Europe.
The bill is filling nicely for Graspop Metal Meeting 2017. It’s about rock; it’s about roar. A weekend of blistering guitars, big bad drums and deep grunting. 82 great names have already been confirmed. More to come soon.

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News Update With full force 2017

April 22nd, 2017

News from the WFF team:
You will find all the important information of camping and festival shuttle here
To the Green-Camp registration: green-camp form



DONG 2017 Trailer

April 11th, 2017

Our friends of the DONG Open Air have an new trailer:

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