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Wacken Open Air Festival 2024: Coming up July 31st –August 3rd

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This year’s greatest metal festival, held in the charming village Wacken in northern Germany, will be themed “Witches & Warlocks”. The 2024 motto refers to the mystical magical number 33 (this year’s edition), reflecting in focused artistic and musical performances.

W:O:A 2024 features the mighty Scorpions from Hannover, Germany, who have played on the Wacken stages twice in the past. They are supported by additional German acts Accept, Blind Guardian and In Extremo as well as Tobias Sammet’s Avantasia project, who have been regular guests in the past decade. While California’s Korn are new to Wacken, Swedish Amon Amarth, Opeth and Pain have been re-invited. Legendary bass player Gene Simmons of Kiss will bring his solo band to the holy ground; Architects, metalcore from the UK, KK’s Priest and Sebastian Bach’s (formerly of Skid Row) 35 year anniversary show will complete the headliners.
The „Night of Dismemberment“ line-up, traditionally announced on Halloween, includes Treldom, Jungle Rot, Incanation, Messiah, Endstille, Uada and Skeletal Remains.

To celebrate the 20 year anniversary of the Metal Battle, nine previous contestants from all over the world have been invited to perform. The bands are Archaic, Blind Channel, Crisix, Drone, Jet Jaguar, Phantom Excaliver, Source of Rage, Varang Nord and Walkways.

Junkwolvz from Athens have won the 2024 Metal Battle for Greece; describing their music as Heavy Metal paired with Rock ‘n’ Roll, they are representing Hellas at this year’s international Metal Battle. Planet of Zeus are also hailing from Athenian soil and will stop in Wacken on their European summer tour.

Altogether, 142 bands from 34 different countries have been announced to play on the 8 different Wacken stages. All 85.000 Tickets have already been sold within a record-breaking 4.5 hours! You might still get lucky by signing up on the ticket waiting list. Be aware that a new vehicle access pass concept has been introduced for improved arrival with minimum waiting on the campgrounds.

See you in Wacken, rain or shine!
Check the Official Wacken Website for the lastest information.

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