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Wacken 2017 News

Monday, 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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Wacken 2017 Trailer

Sunday, January 1st, 2017

For your new year WarmUp!

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Wacken news update (newsletter week 21)

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

News from our Wacken friends:
Hello metalheads,
today´s newsletter includes news about the W:O:A line-up, the Hamburg Metal Dayz, the Metal-Battle and also features a nice Lemmy – The Movie raffle. All further news can be found at

Hamburg Metal Dayz: Final band and supporting program
It is time to present you the complete program for this year’s Hamburg Metal Dayz! Let’s start with the bands: Beyond The Black are the final act to rock Markthalle Hamburg on Saturday, September 26! These metal upstarts add their acclaimed mixture of power, symphonic and gothic metal to the sounds of W.A.S.P. and Axxis. We also can confirm the whole supporting program as well as the final Running Order with times.

M.O.D. have cancelled their tour
In the beginning of this week Billy Milano announced the end of his musical career which als led to the cancellation of the upcoming M.O.D. tour including the W:O:A performance.

4 new Metal-Battle finalists confirmed!
ITCOM, Materia, Renaissense and Scratch The Floor have won the final rounds in their home countries and will now proceed to the Metal-Battle finals at Wacken in August!

LEMMY Black Edition Steelbook – Big Raffle!
Lemmy – The Movie will be released as limited Black Edition Steelbook on DVD and Blu-Ray on May 29th!
To celebrate the upcoming release we will raffle 5 DVD and Blu-Ray editions of this awesome piece of music history.

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Wacken news update (newsletter week 19)

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

News from our Wacken friends:
Dear Metalheads,
it is time for a big change regarding the W:O:A merchandise. The distribution was done by our partner in the last few years, but now we will take over again. The whole range of products will be available at one place and integrated in our well known network!
The W:O:A merchandise is exclusively available at right now! You can find all articles at the Full Metal Shop powered by!
This means that you are now able to buy the latest t-shirts, pants or accessories together with the tickets for the next awesome concerts! The shop offers over 100 articles and the whole range of fan memorabilia! Next to the official W:O:A merchandise, you can also find the stuff from our other events – starting with the merchandise from the Full Metal Cruise. And of course, everything comes with the known Metaltix service quality. The advantages for you are obvious: You can order both tickets and merchandise at once. One customer account and one order are enough to order for example a Full Metal Cruise shirt and tickets for the upcoming Hamburg Metal Dayz.
Whether you need a complete load-out for the upcoming festival summer or just a funny metal gadget for your home – the Full Metal Shop powered by will help you out! And if you aren’t into online shopping: Our local W:O:A Info Office & Fan Shop can be visited at several days of the week. Shop till you drop! Please find the opening hours HERE.
We’re looking forward to go this next step with you!

Festival Alphabet 2015 is online!
The reworked Festival ABC for W:O:A 2015 is online. Where do I get that? Where do I have to go, if i encounter a problem at the festival? How many stages are there? Here are the answers! If you take a cloe look, you will notice one or more innovations – based on your feedback, we optimized the area, the setup and the flow of the festival once more. We will explain the innovations before the festival starts.

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Wacken news update (newsletter week 11)

Thursday, March 12th, 2015

News from our Wacken friends:
More bands & supporting program
Last weeks package added a colorful supporting program with some worth hearing bands to our line-up. Amongst those bands were Santiano, Steve ´n´ Seagulls, Feuerschwanz and many more.

Waterkant X-Mas Bash & Ruhrpott Metal Meeting – now on pre-sale at!
A calm Advent season? No way! On the first weekend of December, Waterkant X-Mas Bash in Hamburg and Ruhrpott Metal Meeting in Oberhausen will open their doors for a different kind of celebration! Look forward to one, respectively two days of Metal madness! For both events, Accept and Hammerfall have been confirmed. Ruhrpott Metal Meeting even adds Sodom, Primordial, Alestorm, Dr. Living Dead!, Beyond The Black, Deserted Fear, Gloryful and Final Depravity. For both events, more acts are to be announced, so get your tickets now – exclusively at!

Waterkant X-Mas Bash
with Accept, Hammerfall and many more.
04.12. Hamburg, Sporthalle

Ruhrpott Metal Meeting
with Accept, Hammerfall, Sodom, Primordial and many more.
04. & 05.12. Oberhausen, Turbinenhalle

W:O:A App – new version available
Our popular official Wacken Open Air app shines in a new and bright light! A completely new version of the app with new features and focus areas is ready for take-off! The app gives you access to the latest news, the complete list of bands at the event and the running order.You can also add single bands and events to your personal favorite list to get a notification right before the band hits the stage! And if you have problems to find the right stage: A detailed map of the festival area is included, too.

List of features:
News – stay informed before, whilst and after the festival
Bands – complete list of all acts
Running Order – the running order of the festival – find out which bands play when and where!
My Festival Area – save your favorite acts and get a reminder to walk to the stages in time
Maps – detailed festival area maps
WackenTV – Videos from the holy ground
Social Media – Facebook and Twitter feeds from the festival
Photo Booth – upload your pictures to the Wacken cloud and become part of the community!

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Wacken festival alphabet and tickets news!

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

News from our Wacken friends:
Festival Alphabet 2014 is online
As always we had to change the Festival Alphabet a little for the new festival year. This year we have also reduced it to the most necessary amount of information to avoid a wall of text. Like last year it also includes a search-function to search for catch-words which will scroll you the searched segment instantly. In addition to this, the whole content of the ABC is hidden at the start to allow a faster scrolling. All categories can be opened/closed at the click of a mouse.

Ticket exchange will be closed on June 7th, 2014 – Name change is still possible!
As you might know there are 2 ways to acquire/sell a Wacken ticket after the Sold Out – the name change and the ticket exchange. The anonymized ticket exchange takes a lot of time for all parties involved. For example payments from the buyer aren´t done in time or other problems occur between the seller and buyer, so that the whole process often takes several weeks. To be able to complete all active processes in time, we will shut down the ticket exchange on June 7th, 2014. So if you want to enlist or sell a ticket through the ticket exchange please do so before June 7th.
Important: You can still rewrite your tickets to others, as the name change service will be available until about 10 days before the festival starts!
Please note, that if you are already enlisted on the waiting list, there´s still the possibility to receive a ticket through the ticket exchange – For example if another purchaser declines his request! So if you want to stay on the waiting list please click the activation link that is sent to you in regular periods!



News from Wacken…

Friday, May 16th, 2014

News from our Wacken friends:
New band announcements!
We had a lot of band announcements within the last days. With bands like Slayer, Death Angel, Hell, Van Canto or Hämatom (amongst many others) we have enlarge this years Anniversay billing once more. A complete overview of new bands can be found on our homepage.

Hamburg Metal Dayz – Dark Tranquillity will take part and the running order is online!
The last band for this year’s Hamburg Metal Dayz is no other than the Swedish melodic death metal band Dark Tranquillity! The Band was found as Septic Broiler in the late 80s and changed its name to Dark Tranquillity in 1990. Coming from thrash metal, the band developed the famous Gothenburg metal sound together with In Flames and At The Gates, which means they kick-started the melodic death metal itself. In 2013, the band released its 10th studio album, called Construct, which confirmed the status of the band once more. We’re looking forward to welcome the band at Hamburg’s Markthalle this year! The list of bands for 2014 is complete by now! You want to know the playtimes of the bands? Check out the running order, which is now online too!
Tickets for both days and day tickets for Friday and Saturday are available at!

Two new bands for the Full Metal Cruise II
Ahoy Metalheads,
There’s a new addition to the Full Metal Cruise II billing:
Since the 80’s Peter “Peavy” Wagner, Victor Smolski and André Hilgers of Rage are rocking the stages worldwide. Now they’re planning to rock the “Mein Schiff 1” as well. The same also applies for the legendary Axxis, who will ensure a heavy sea with their mixture of Melodic Heavy and Power Metal.
See you an board!



Wacken 2014 SOLD OUT!!!

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

Just 2 days after starting the ticket sale Wacken 2014 is SOLD OUT!!!



Wacken 2014 nearly SOLD OUT…

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

You have to hurry to get tickets for Wacken 2014. About 60000 tickets are already sold… just about 15000 left…

Get your ticket now at !!!



Wacken 2014 – First bands and X-mas tickets already SOLD OUT!!!

Monday, August 5th, 2013

News from our Wacken friends:
Dear metalheads,
the X-Mas-Package for Wacken Open Air 2014 is sold out! Herewith we want to thank you all for your fantastic support and loyalty during the past decades. For the 25th Anniversary in 2014 we will again present a high class line-up with many highlights and great side attractions. The planning is running on high speed and we´ve already been able to announce some highlights:

Amon Amarth
Apocalyptica & Orchestra
Arch Enemy
Avantasia (Only German Festival Show 2014)
Children of Bodom
Emperor – In The Nightside Eclipse 20th Anniversary – The Final Show
Iced Earth
King Diamond

The tickets are only available at!
3-Days-”ALL IN”-Ticket = 160,00 EUR
incl. sales tax plus 10,00 EUR advance booking fee

Until the 31st of August 2013 you have also an option to buy the optional and exclusive Anniversary shirt for just 14,99€ – you can buy one shirt per ticket and all fees are already included! This special offer is meant as a “thank you” for your amazing support! The shipping of the t-shirts will be handled by our partner EMP and will start earliest on 01st of September 2013. Each purchaser can only order 5 Tickets! ATTENTION: The tickets are personalized, every ticket will have a printed name on it. You can find all information HERE! We remain true to our principles – If it´s SOLD OUT then it is really SOLD OUT. That´s why no one day tickets are planned for 2014. Please make sure to get your tickets in time.
See you in Wacken – rain or Shine!
Your W:O:A Team