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The Basics

3-5. August 2017
Wacken, Germany

Wacken Open Air is a heavy metal and hard rock festival in Wacken, Germany. The Glastonbury of metal festivals, this is perhaps both the largest and most historic festival of the genre in Europe. 

Starting as a smalltime, local festival in 1990, Wacken Open Air has grown into a behemoth, with 75,000 metalheads attending every year to see 150 bands over eight stages. 

All roads lead to Wacken for any metal act trying to establish themselves, which is embodied in the W:O:A Metal Battle in which bands from over 30 countries compete to participate in the big finale at the festival. 

Annually transforming the small municipality of Wacken into a metal paradise, W:O:A is a classic outdoor festival complete with massive stages, riotous fans and a huge campground spread over 240 hectares.

Lineup

  • Aborted
  • Accept
  • Ahab
  • Alice Cooper
  • Amon Amarth
  • Annihilator
  • Apocalyptica
  • Architects
  • ASP
  • Asrock
  • Aura Noir
  • Avantasia
  • Bai Bang
  • Batushka
  • Beyond The Black
  • Blaas of Glory
  • Blechlosn
  • British Lion
  • Brujeria
  • Candlemass
  • Charlie Harper
  • Clawfinger
  • Corvus Corax
  • Crowbar
  • Cypercore
  • Dawn of Disease
  • Dog Eat Dog
  • Emil Bulls
  • Emperor
  • Ereb Altor
  • Europe
  • Evil Scarecrow
  • Fates Warning
  • Fit For An Autopsy
  • Flotsam and Jetsam
  • Fuchsteufelswild
  • Ganaim
  • Grand Magus
  • Grave Digger
  • Hämatom
  • Harpyie
  • Heaven Shall Burn
  • Heldmaschine
  • Hell-O-Matic
  • High Fighter
  • Imperium Dekadenz
  • Insomnium
  • J.B.O.
  • Johnny Deathshadow
  • Kadavar
  • Kärbholz
  • Katatonia
  • Kissin Dynamite
  • Kreator
  • Kryptos
  • Lacuna Coil
  • Lords of Black
  • Mambo Kurt
  • Marilyn Manson
  • Max & Iggor Cavalera return to Roots
  • Mayhem
  • Megadeth
  • Memoriam
  • Morbid Angel
  • Mortiis
  • Mr. Irish Bastard
  • Napalm Death
  • Nile
  • nulldB
  • Omnium Gatherum
  • Orange Goblin
  • Pampatut
  • Paradise Lost
  • Phil Rind - Spoken Word
  • Possessed
  • Powerwolf
  • Primal Fear
  • Prong
  • Psychotic Waltz
  • Rage
  • Russkaja
  • Sacred Reich
  • Saltatio Mortis
  • Sanctuary
  • SAOR Patrol
  • Serenity
  • Skalmöld
  • Skorbut
  • Skull Fist
  • Snoozebutton
  • Soilwork
  • Sonata Arctica
  • Stahlmann
  • Status Quo
  • Steak Number Eight
  • Sub Dub Micromachine
  • Subway to Sally
  • Tankard
  • Tears for Beers
  • The Amity Affliction
  • The Boomtown Rats
  • The Dillinger Escape Plan
  • The Hirsch Effeckt
  • The Oreillys and the Paddyhats
  • Thundermother
  • Trivium
  • Turbobier
  • Turbonegro
  • TV Smith
  • Twilight Force
  • Ugly Kid Joe
  • UK Subs
  • Uli Jon Roth
  • Versengold
  • Volbeat
  • W:O:A Firefighters
  • Walls of Jericho
  • Warpath
  • Warrant
  • Whiskey Dick
  • Witchery
  • Wolfbrigade

The Venue

Wacken Open Air 2017

Hauptstraße 47
24869 Wacken
Germany

During the festival, the small town of Wacken submits itself to the heavy metal overlords, with stages, stalls, campground etc. spread out throughout a massive section of flat land. 


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