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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

  • W:E:T Stage
  • Metal Battle (11.00-11.20)
  • Metal Battle (11.50-12.10)
  • Metal Battle (12.30-13.00)
  • Metal Battle (13.00-13.50)
  • Metal Battle (14.20-14.40)
  • Une Misere (15.10-15.30)
  • Metal Battle (16.00-16.20)
  • Metal Battle (16.50-17.10)
  • Metal Battle (17.40-18.00)
  • Metal Battle (18.40-19.00)
  • Ugly Kid Joe (20.05-21.05)
  • The Boomtown Rats (22.25-23.25)
  • Mambo Kurt (00.30-01.30)
  • Headbangers Stage
  • Asyllex (11.25-11.45)
  • Metal Battle (12.15-12.35)
  • Megalodon (13.05-13.25)
  • Metal Battle (13.55-14.15)
  • Jet Jaguar (14.45-15.05)
  • Domination (15.35-15.55)
  • Metal Battle (16.25-16.45)
  • Soulless Faith (17.15-17.35)
  • Vorbid (18.05-18.35)
  • Flotsam and Jetsam (19.10-19.55)
  • Annihilator (21.15-22.15)
  • Crowbar (23.35-00.20)
  • Metal Disco (01.30-03.00)
  • Wackinger Stage
  • TBA (11.00-11.45)
  • Pampatut (12.30-13.15)
  • Ganaim (14.00-14.45)
  • Waldkauz (15.30-16.15)
  • The Dolem (17.00-17.45)
  • SAOR Patrol (18.30-19.15)
  • Tuxedoo (20.00-20.45)
  • TBA (21.30-22.15)
  • Versengold (23.00-00.00)
  • Beer Garden
  • Blechblosn (13.00-13.45)
  • Mambo Kurt (14.15-15.00)
  • The O'Reillys and the Paddyhats (15.30-16.15)
  • W:O:A Firefighters (16.45-17.30)
  • Tears for Beers (18.00-18.45)
  • W:O:A Soccer Cup Winner Award (19.00-19.10)
  • Charlie Harper (19.30-20.30)
  • Whiskey Dick (21.00-22.00)
  • Berlinallstarz Live Karoke (22.30-00.00)
  • Wasteland Stage
  • Null Positiv (14.45-15.30)
  • Sub Dub Micromachine (19.15-20.00)
  • Hell-O-Matic (20.45-21.30)
  • TBA (00.00-00.30)
  • TBA (01.00-01.30)
  • Metal Church
  • Aeverium (19.00-20.00)
  • Faster
  • Skyline (15.00-15.45)
  • Europe (17.00-18.00)
  • Accept (20.00-22.00)
  • Harder
  • Ross The Boss (16.00-16.45)
  • Status Quo (18.15-19.30)
  • Volbeat (22.30-00.00)
  • W:E:T Stage
  • Metal Battle (11.25-11.45)
  • Metal Battle (12.15-12.35)
  • Metal Battle (13.05-13.25)
  • Metal Battle (13.55-14.15)
  • Metal Battle (14.45-15.05)
  • UK Subs (16.05-16.50)
  • Imperium Dekadenz (17.55-18.40)
  • Witchery (19.45-20.30)
  • Batushka (21.35-22.20)
  • Mayhem (23.25-00.10)
  • Metal Disco (01.15-03.00)
  • Headbangers Stage
  • Metal Battle (11.00-11.20)
  • The Kroach (11.50-12.10)
  • Metal Battle (12.40-13.00)
  • Metal Battle (13.30-13.50)
  • Verge of Umbra (14.20-14.40)
  • The Wild Lies (15.10-15.55)
  • Dawn of Disease (17.00-17.45)
  • Aborted (18.50-19.35)
  • Brujeria (20.40-21.25)
  • Napalm Death (22.30-23.15)
  • Nile (00.20-01.05)
  • Wackinger Stage
  • Pampatut (11.00-11.45)
  • Skorbut (12.30-13.15)
  • Ganaim (14.00-14.45)
  • Fuchsteufelswild (15.30-16.15)
  • SAOR Patrol (17.00-17.45)
  • Wolfchant (18.30-19.15)
  • The Dolmen (20.00-20.45)
  • Versengold (21.30-22.15)
  • Corvus Corax (23.00-00.00)
  • Beer Garden
  • Blechblosn (13.00-13.45)
  • The O'Reillys and the Paddyhats (14.15-15.00)
  • Tears for Beers (15.30-16.00)
  • Thundermother (16.30-17.15)
  • W:O:A Firefighters (17.45-18.30)
  • Bai Bang (19.00-19.45)
  • Turbobier (20.15-21.00)
  • Shawn James & The Shapeshifters (21.30-22.30)
  • Berlinallstarz Live Karoke (23.00-00.00)
  • Wasteland Stage
  • Sub Dub Micromachine (15.00-15.30)
  • Rampart (16.30-17.00)
  • nulldB (19.15-20.00)
  • Kaiser Franz Josef (20.45-21.30)
  • TBA (00.00-00.30)
  • TBA (01.00-01.30)
  • Faster
  • Sanctuary (11.00-11.45)
  • Morbid Angel (13.15-14.15)
  • Memoriam (15.45-16.45)
  • Emperor (18.30-19.45)
  • Trivium (21.30-22.45)
  • Marilyn Manson (00.00-01.45)
  • Harder
  • Sonata Arctica (12.00-13.00)
  • Grave Digger (14.30-15.30)
  • Saltatio Mortis (17.00-18.15)
  • Apocalyptica (20.00-21.15)
  • Megadeth (23.00-00.15)
  • ASP (02.00-03.00)
  • Louder
  • Kadavar (11.00-11.45)
  • Clawfingers (13.15-14.15)
  • The Amity Affliction (15.45-16.45)
  • Paradise Lost (18.30-19.45)
  • Architects (21.30-22.45)
  • Turbonegro (00.30-01.45)
  • W:E:T Stage
  • Warrant (11.00-11.30)
  • Warpath (12.20-13.00)
  • Skull Fist (14.05-14.50)
  • Dog Eat Dog (15.55-16.40)
  • Psychotic Waltz (17.45-18.30)
  • Steak Number Eight (19.35-20.20)
  • The Dillinger Escape Plan (21.25-22.25)
  • Sacred Reich (23.30-00.15)
  • Wolfbrigade (01.20-02.05)
  • Headbangers Stage
  • High Fighter (11.40-12.10)
  • Evil Scarecrow (13.10-13.55)
  • Kissin Dynamite (15.00-15.45)
  • Grand Magus (16.50-17.35)
  • Prong (18.40-19.25)
  • Lacuna Coil (20.30-21.15)
  • Fates Warning (22.35-23.20)
  • Candlemass (00.25-01.10)
  • Kryptos (02.25-03.00)
  • Wackinger Stage
  • Ganaim (12.00-12.45)
  • The Dolmen (13.30-14.15)
  • Pampatut (15.00-15.45)
  • SAOR Patrol (16.30-17.15)
  • Harpyie (18.00-18.45)
  • Versengold (19.30-20.15)
  • Ereb Altor (21.00-22.00)
  • Skalmöld (23.00-00.00)
  • Beer Garden
  • Stinger (13.00-13.45)
  • Tears for Beers (14.15-15.00)
  • Snoozebutton (15.30-16.15)
  • Asrock (16.45-17.30)
  • Blechblosn (18.00-18.45)
  • The Headcat (19.15-20.00)
  • The O'Reillys and the Paddyhats (20.30-21.45)
  • Skyline (21.45-22.30)
  • Berlinallstarz Live Karoke (23.00-00.00)
  • Wasteland Stage
  • TBA (16.00-16.30)
  • Sub Dub Micromachine (20.15-20.45)
  • Stahlmann (22.15-23.00)
  • Cypecore (00.30-01.15)
  • TBA (01.45-02.15)
  • Faster
  • Possessed (12.00-13.00)
  • Max & Iggor Cavalera return to Roots (14.30-15.45)
  • Powerwolf (17.30-18.45)
  • Amon Amarth (20.30-21.45)
  • Kreator (00.15-01.30)
  • Harder
  • Beyond The Black (13.15-14.15)
  • Heaven Shall Burn (16.00-17.15)
  • Alice Cooper (19.00-20.15)
  • Avantasia (22.00-00.00)
  • Promoters Farewell & Thanks (01.35-01.40)
  • Subway to Sally (01.45-02.55)
  • Outro (02.55-03.00)
  • Louder
  • Rage (12.00-13.00)
  • Russkaja (14.30-15.45)
  • Hämatom (17.30-18.45)
  • Walls of Jericho (20.30-21.45)
  • J.B.O. (00.15-01.30)
  • W:E:T Stage
  • The Hirsch Effekt (11.55-12.25)
  • Ahab (13.05-13.50)
  • Aura Noir (14.45-15.30)
  • Kärbholz (16.25-17.10)
  • Insomnium (18.05-18.50)
  • The Headcat (19.50-20.35)
  • British Lion (21.40-22.25)
  • Tankard (23.30-00.15)
  • Fit For An Autopsy (01.20-02.05)
  • Headbangers Stage
  • Victims of Madness (11.30-11.50)
  • Twilight Force (12.30-13.00)
  • Emil Bulls (13.55-14.40)
  • TBA (15.35-16.20)
  • Orange Goblin (17.15-18.00)
  • Uli Jon Roth (18.55-19.40)
  • Soilwork (20.45-21.30)
  • Katatonia (22.35-23.20)
  • Primal Fear (00.25-01.10)
  • Lords of Black (02.15-03.00)
  • Wackinger Stage
  • Pampatut (12.00-12.45)
  • Harpyie (13.30-14.15)
  • Heimataerde (15.00-15.45)
  • Mr. Irish Bastard (16.30-17.15)
  • Tengger Cavalry (18.00-18.45)
  • Wolfheart (19.30-20.15)
  • Serenity (21.00-22.00)
  • Omnium Gatherum (23.00-00.00)
  • Beer Garden
  • Blaas of Glory (13.00-13.45)
  • Mambo Kurt (14.15-15.00)
  • Tears for Beers (15.30-16.15)
  • W:O:A Firefighters (16.45-17.30)
  • Blechblosn (18.00-18.45)
  • The O'Reillys and the Paddyhats (19.15-20.00)
  • TV Smith & Vom Ritchie (20.30-21.30)
  • Skyline (22.00-22.45)
  • Berlinallstarz Live Karoke (23.15-00.00)
  • Wasteland Stage
  • Sub Dub Micromachine (16.00-16.30)
  • Taina (20.15-20.45)
  • Johnny Deatshadow (22.15-23.00)
  • Heldmaschine (00.30-01.15)
  • TBA (01.45-02.15)

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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