How many bands play at Wacken?

150 bands
Lineup and Program 4 days of program, over 150 bands, 8 stages and we’re just getting started: There is a ton of stuff to do and see at Wacken Open Air! In addition to the regular concerts, there are always many special shows, theme evenings and a rich supporting program.

Where is wacken held?

Wacken Open Air
Wacken to hold a ‘mini’ heavy metal festival/Location

How big is Wacken Open Air?

240 hectares
The area of Wacken Open Air. Sometimes it can be hard to find your way around at Wacken Open Air – the festival spreads over more than 240 hectares!

How fast does wacken sell out?

For the 23rd edition of Wacken Open Air, the sale of an “X-Mas Package” started on Monday, 8 August 2011, shortly after the end of that year’s festival, and was sold out within 45 minutes.

How many stages are at Wacken?

There are 8 stages at Wacken. They have 3 main stages in the In-Field arena and they usually have 2 bands on the main stages at any one time.

How much does Wacken open air cost?

The price for the festival ticket was 220 Euros, but there was no fee for early arrival campers, who often set up their elaborately designed accommodations before the festival begins – partly to get the best spots near the festival grounds. In addition, all toilets and showers were free in 2017.

Where does Wacken Open Air Music Festival take place?

Wacken Open Air (/ˈvɑːkən/, stylised W:O:A) is an open-air heavy metal music festival. It takes place annually in summer in the village of Wacken in Schleswig-Holstein, northern Germany, 80 kilometres (50 mi) northwest of Hamburg. W:O:A is usually held at the beginning of August and lasts four days.

When did live at Wacken Open Air album Come Out?

To enumerate all the legendary concerts and moments at the W:O:A would take a lot of time – luckily we recorded most of them! Our own release series starts in 2002, the first release of a band even goes back to the year 1998. Hypocrisy recorded their show, to publish it as a live album in 1999.

What kind of bands play at Wacken Open Air?

Since 2009, there has been a “Medieval Stage”, where mainly Medieval and Folk Metal bands play. The fact that many well-known bands, including the Scorpions, Saxon, Twisted Sister, Dimmu Borgir, Slayer, and Helloween, have recorded live DVDs at Wacken, shows how esteemed the Open Air has since become.

What do you need to know about Wacken Open Air?

Wacken is a small village and the entire festival infrastructure must be built up from scratch beginning two weeks before each festival—stages, fresh water, camping grounds, toilets, showers, power, food and beverage supplies, etc.