Wacken Open Air 2013
Wacken Open Air or (W:O:A) is literally the biggest annual open air metal festival in Germany and may be even in the world. It takes place in the small town of Wacken in Schleswig-Holstein, Northern Germany, always on the first August week-end. The audience is usually huge (in 2011 it was attended by 80.000 fans – more than at Rock am Ring!), exactly as the style range: black metal, death metal, power metal, thrash metal, gothic metal, nu metal, folk metal and even metalcore and hard rock.
W:O:A was born in 1990 as a small 2-day event for just a few local German bands (SKYLINE, 5TH AVENUE, MOTOSLUG, SACRET SEASON, AXE ‘N SEX and WIZZARD), but by 1998 it 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 bands perform on four separate stages over the course of the event… Read more »
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Latest Wacken Open Air News
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- Festival line-ups update 25.03. (4/1/2013) - Metal Crowd Festival 2013 (Rechitsa, Belarus) – 2013 info | Festival profile + LUA Metal Female Voices Fest 2013 (Wieze, ... Continue →
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- Reunited UGLY KID JOE will rock Wacken! (1/18/2013) - We hope you rememeber UGLY KID JOE, because it was impossible not to know the band back in 90’s – ... Continue →
- ALICE COOPER & MOTORHEAD will headline W:O:A 2013 (12/24/2012) - Today Wacken Open Air management revealed two aces for the upcoming W:O:A 2013: MOTORHEAD and ALICE COOPER! Even better – ... Continue →
- Wacken Open Air 2013: + FEAR FACTORY and NEAERA (12/23/2012) - Two acts more were officially confirmed for the mighty Wacken Open Air 2013 (Wacken, Germany) – FEAR FACTORY and NEAERA.
- Wacken Open Air 2013: + ALPHA TIGER, FINSTERFORST and STAHLMANN (12/22/2012) - ALPHA TIGER, FINSTERFORST and STAHLMANN just got confirmed for the next year’s Wacken Open Air 2013 (Wacken, Germany). More updates ... Continue →
- Wacken 2013 update: CREMATORY + 19 more new acts (12/18/2012) - Another W:O:A 2013 update has come – as always with a lot of new acts you see in Wacken, Germany ... Continue →
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