Wacken Open Air Metal Festival takes place in Wacken, Germany
Wacken Open Air Festival 2013 dates – 1st to 3rd August
WACKEN OPEN AIR FESTIVAL 2013 – LINE UP
Rammstein – headliner
Amorphis, Anthrax, Arch Enemy, Deep Purple, Doro, Nightwish, Rage, Sabaton, Subway To Sally, Asp, Bob Wayne, Candlemass, Die Kassierer, Eskimo Callboy, Haggard, Hate Squad, Ihsahn, Leprous, Rammstein, Scott Ian, Soilwork, Sonata Arctica
The History of Wacken Open Air Metal Festival
Wacken Open Air (W:O:A) is one of the leading summer open air heavy metal music festivals. It takes place annually in the small town of Wacken in Schleswig-Holstein, northern Germany. With 70,000 festival visitors, and including personnel a total of over 72,000 attendees in 2007, it attracts all kinds of metal music fans, such as fans of black metal, death metal, power metal, thrash metal, gothic metal and folk metal, from around the world.
The festival was first held in 1990 as a small event for local German bands. By 1998 the event had become the major festival on the European metal calendar and has included over 70 bands from all over Europe, North America and Australia. W:O:A is usually held at the beginning of August and lasts three days, during which the festival-goers camp on several large camping grounds surrounding the actual festival area. The 70 or more bands perform across four separate stages over the course of the event.
The 2009 edition set a sales record; it sold out on December 30th 2008. All 70,000 tickets were sold over 200 days before the opening of the festival.
Wacken Open Air Line Up – 2012
Opeth, Amon Amarth, Axel Rudi Pell, Coroner, Cradle of Filth, Dark Funeral, Dimmu Borgir, Endstille, Forbidden, GammaRay, Hammerfall, Henry Rollins, In Extremo, Machine Head, Ministry, Moonspell, Napalm Death, Paradise Lost, Saturnian, Scorpions, Sick Of It All, Six Feet Under, Suicide Silence, U.D.O., Watain, Winterfylleth, Volbeat, Ghost Brigade, Black Dahlia Murder, Warrior Soul, Electric Wizard, Dirty Rotten Imbeciles, Red Fang, Nasum, Kylesa, Warbringer, Dodheimsgard, Vogelfrey, D.A.D and more
Wacken Open Air Line up – 2011
Motorhead, Ozzy Osbourne, Judas Priest, Accuser, Airbourne, Apocalyptica, As I Lay Dying, Avanyasia, Blaas of Glory, Blind Guardian, Blowsight, Children of Bodom, Cradle of Filth, Excrementory Grindfuckers, Hayseed Dixie, Hail of Bullets, Heaven Shall Burn, Hellsaw, Iced Earth, In Solitude, Khold, Knorkator, Kreator, Mayhem, Morbid Angel, Morgoth, Primal Fear, Rhapsody of Fire, Russkaja, Saltatio Mortis, Sepultura, Sirenia, Skalmold, Ski King, Sodom, Stier, Subway to Sally, Suicidal Tendencies, Tauthr, The Haunted, The Prophecy 23, The Smackballz, Tokyo Blade, Trivium, Tsjuder and more