53 more bands for Wacken 2019

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019

For today’s Sunday we have prepared a packed Easter nest – 53 new bands are joining the lineup.
The new bands cover a wide range of genres and besides old friends like Saxon, Axxis, Unleashed or the latest project of Alestorm mastermind Christopher Bowes, we also signed many exciting newcomers.
Acres, Alabama Black Snakes, Axxis, Bai Bang, Bloodywood, Brass Against, Brenner, Cancer, Cesair, Christopher Bowes and His Plate of Beans, Coppelius, Damnation Defaced, Dampfmaschine, Der Fluch des Drachen, Diamond Head, Diary of Dreams, Die From Sorrow, Dream Spirit, Drunken Swallows, Duivelspack, Extrabreit, Fiddler’s Green, Jared James Nichols, Kvelertak, Molllust, Mono Inc, Monstagon, Mr. Hurley & Die Pulveraffen, Nailed To Obscurity, Operus, Paddy and the Rats, Ragnaröek, Reckless Love, Reliquiae, Saor, Saxon, Sibiir, Sikth, Skald, Skyline, Skynd, Soul Demise, Stoneman, Tanzwut, The Linewalkers, The Moon & The Nightspirit, The O’Reilleys and The Paddyhats, The Rumjacks, The Sinderellas, Tuxedoo, Unleashed, Victims of Madness, Violons Barbares

Soon we will also release the first version of the Running Order for W:O:A 2019!



Graspop: P.O.D.: out – Our Hollow, Our Home: in

Thursday, May 10th, 2018

Unfortunately, P.O.D. is forced to cancel their show at #GMM18. This resulted in a few line-up changes on Saturday. Metalcore fans rejoice because melodic metalcore outfit Our Hollow, Our Home will be kicking things off at the Jupiler Stage, while Stray From The Path will open Main Stage 2 on Saturday. Backyard Babies will open Main Stage 1 and Vixen will go one spot up!

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April band update for WFF 2018

Thursday, April 26th, 2018

Two news bands:
NECROPHOBIC and Vallenfyre



Completing the Dong line up of 2018 with five phenomenal acts

Sunday, April 22nd, 2018

Our friends of the DONG Open Air have news:

Completing the Dong line up of 2018 with five phenomenal acts:
Skindred area reggae meets metal combo and thus not only quite the exception, but also exceptionally awesome party guarantee. They are bringing their brand new album and have set out to make the Dong hill the Olympus of Rhythm!
Moonspell have created a true favorite of the critics with their new album. About time the Portuguese grace the Dong with their dark live qualities!
After six years of abstinence, our friends from Drone are finally coming back to see us! We are in for an energetic thrash show with a more mature Mutz as stage hog!
And Vogelfrey came back in! So we’ll have yet another folk metal force to make that tent flutter.
Last but not least, we have a little cherry on top of your Sundae: Visigoth, the heavy metal act of the hour, will come all the way from Salt Lake City to have you cheer!
The lineup for 2018 is complete!
Like it? Get your ticket now, either in our own webshop or on Metaltix.com!
Don’t be late, we are currently seeing a fantastic ticket sale going down.

Run to the hill,
Your Dong Team

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Graspop – The timetable is here!

Saturday, April 14th, 2018

With less than 70 days to go, the countdown to the best metal party in Benelux and its environs has truly begun. In precisely 68 days, at 2pm, the first notes will blast out from the speakers on the Jupiler Stage.

You can now start planning which bands you’ll be watching where. The performance schedule is available on the website.

The bill for the Graspop Metal Meeting, a one-off four-day event in 2018 that takes place between Thursday 21 June and Sunday 24 June, is now complete! With fantastic headliners: Guns N’ Roses, Iron Maiden, Volbeat and Ozzy Osbourne. And there’s nothing wrong with the sub-headliners either: Avenged Sevenfold, Judas Priest, A Perfect Circle, Marilyn Manson, Ghost, and Parkway Drive. In addition to all the raging guitars, as usual you can party the night away in the Metal Dome and Classic Rock Café. DJs Goe Vur In Den Otto, DJ Rock The Fox and DJ Carl will be there to bring out your best metal moves, as will the cover and tribute bands booked by GMM: AC/DC UK, AmÆzing Snäke, Hats Off To Led Zeppelin, Living Theory, Purpendicular, Subliminal Verses, Present Danger, System Pilot and Eternal Run For Cover.

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More bands for WFF 2018

Wednesday, March 28th, 2018

A bunch of news bands:
Eskimo callboy, Benediction, Moscow death brigade, Drunken swallows, Septicflesh, Deo.



January/february band update for WFF 2018

Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

New bands are:
In this moment, PARKWAY DRIVE, SOULFLY, Life of agony, Tankard, Tendencia, Johnny Deathshadow, Rise of the northstar, Wolves in the throne room, Ektomorf and Nothing more




Tuesday, 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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Summer Breeze Newsletter No. 14

Saturday, July 2nd, 2016

Come To The SUMMER BREEZE Open Air!

7 weeks until Summer Breeze 2015 – here´s the latest newsletter:

1.: CARCASS confirmed
2.: Additional programme and stage
3.: QUEENSRŸCHE Meet And Greet
4.: Shower and WC flatrate
6.: Traveling to SUMMER BREEZE by public transport
7.: Bus shuttle between the festival site and Dinkelsbühl
8.: Hardcore Help Foundation
9.: New travel partner: BlaBlaCar
10.: Rent a cooler
11.: Beware of counterfeit tickets
12.: Saving camping space

Summer Breeze Newsletter No. 14



With full force – METAL HAMMER STAGE – band voting: The winners have been drawn!

Saturday, June 4th, 2016

Once again news from our friends of the WFF:
METAL HAMMER STAGE – band voting: The winners have been drawn!
You have chosen – and the winners have been drawn! Thanks to the great participation in the METAL HAMMER band voting we can present you the six bands that are privileged to smash the METAL HAMMER STAGE at the WITH FULL FORCE 2016. Out of more than hundreds of applications you chose the following bands: *** Trailer Park Sex *** *** The Matter Of China *** *** Groovenom *** *** Cadaveres *** *** Cry My Name *** *** Watch Them Fade *** Congratulations to the winners and thank you to all of the bands who participated in the voting! You rock! We will publish the running order of the Metal Hammer Stage very soon. We see us at the With Full Force!